|A new staple to my writing life — a pirate quilt.
Yesterday was International Talk Like a Pirate Day. I love (and I mean lovelovelove) Talk Like a Pirate Day. It’s not quite Christmas or Easter, but still it is a goodie. Some of you may know that I have a little obsession with pirates. There are a couple pirate posters in my office and I have quite a collection of pirate books. I even blogged about pirate inspired minilessons here.
This year International Talk Like a Pirate Day was the best one yet. Sure we celebrated in our traditional way with pirate books, fish and chips, and a pirate movie (this year it was Hook). However, my mom (you may know her from the March Slice of Life Challenge as Mimi from Mimi’s Musings) gave me my very own PIRATE QUILT.
Arrrr! You read that right, mateys. I have my own pirate quilt. It is incredible– filled with bright colors, pirates, and an occasional parrot. The back is a giant treasure map. I’m wrapped up in it now. When Andy saw it he smiled and said, “Really, your mom made that for you?”
Karianne said, “You’ll write a lot of words under that quilt.”
She’s got that right.
I can’t believe I have my own pirate quilt. I mean, it’s so superfluous. It reminds me of my mom’s love. Superfluous means totally over the top…exceeding what is sufficient or necessary…extravagant. That’s how I am loved. Always have been. Always will be. It makes me want to love like this — in a totally superfluous way.
Thanks Mom. For the pirate quilt, but for loving me unconditionally so I can love others.