Day 1225: You Reading This, Be Ready

You reading this, be ready.

Yesterday, on Mother’s Day 2016, my son Aaron and I were ready to read this  on a tree in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA:


You reading this, be ready for all the other photos I took yesterday, as the sun was finally ready to appear  after my rainy vacation week.










I, writing this, be ready to tell you, reading this, that

  • yesterday was my best Mother’s Day ever and
  • I’m ready to go back to work.

You reading this, be ready for this music by Curtis Mayfield:

Thanks to all who helped me ready this post for reading and to you — of course! — for being ready to read it.

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39 thoughts on “Day 1225: You Reading This, Be Ready

  1. the pictures speak for themselves… i am sure it was your best day… thanks for sharing

  2. I want to remember those words on a tree and I love seeing a kitty on a keyboard Ann- happy Monday!

  3. I actually wasn’t quite ready to read this line: Will you ever bring a greater gift to the world than the breathing respect that you carry.

    I was so not ready it took my breath away!

    Happy day after MOther’s day! Happy day back to work.

    PS. I think you get up in the morning ready to have your best day no matter how ready the day is or not!

    • Happy day after Mother’s Day to you, Louise. My day is happier whenever you readily comment here.

  4. Good morning, Ann! Your blog posts always give me a great start to my day when I take the time to read them. Love the idea of being welcomed to post poems on trees! Btw, I’m so happy to hear that you had your best Mother’s Day ever! That’s saying a lot!

  5. I had the pleasure of meeting William Stafford a short time before he passed away. I wasn’t prepared for how charming and quietly funny he was.
    As a Boy Scout I was told to always be prepared, but, in spite of Tom Lehrer’s wisdom on that subject, I’m still frequently unprepared for life’s surprises. And I like it that way.

  6. Glad to hear what a wonderful Mother’s Day you had. I love the way you notice and capture the smallest of things – a natural born writer.

    • I wasn’t ready for such a naturally wonderful and memorable comment, Bradley, but I am so glad I got it from you.

  7. Ann,
    An amen to your great Mother’s Day!

  8. Carol Ferenc

    So glad you had a great Mother’s Day, Ann.

  9. William Stafford still rocks!

  10. More bloody great photos

  11. Super poem. I was ready for it.

  12. I think your cat is ready for the vacation than you.

  13. hello ann koplow its dennis the vizsla dog hay hmm is wun of the sines that yore cat is trying to kill yoo that sed cat sits on yore laptop keybord so that yoo kannot skype or email ennywun for help??? just wundering!!! but i hope not!!! ha ha ok bye

    • Hello Dennis! I’m always ready for a great comment like this from you. As you can see, I’m typing on this laptop keyboard so it looks like I’m safe from that cat, for now. ok bye!

  14. I’m always ready for you and your charm! And make EVERY day Mothers Day! I do!

  15. Goodness me! Your cat types well

  16. Andrea

    Loved this post.

  17. I’m so glad it was your best Mother’s Day ever?

  18. Reblogged this on KCJones.

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