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The First Ever Sundays With Sharon!

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I’ve been thinking of my gardens and how I’ve missed having a cut flower garden over the past year. We’ve been working on our backyard, slowly making progress. But my deadlines and the scope of the work have meant there were no cut flowers for my house that usually display all over the place. I am reminded of one of the poems my favorite poems of Rod McKuen People With Flowers. Sadly, my album is gone, and so is my book of poems I used to read practically every night in college, from Santa Clara to Portland, and back again. Portland especially has a special place in my heart because of the love gained, and lost there.

I loved the angst I used to hear in his voice, the sensual poet and singer/songwriter. All he wrote about was love and love themes. To a young girl who had yet to fall in love (real love) his dreamy songs and poems really helped me dream of a life I had yet to live. Even experiencing his sadness was exciting for me. Like I was listening to parts of my life that would be. I guess I was a budding romance writer at 19. That’s when I started listening to him. I think the first poem I heard was “Listen To The Warm.” I didn’t know men could feel like that. I didn’t know I would ever make a man feel like writing me poems, or songs. I never knew what it was like to love so deeply that I couldn’t do anything but feel it. Ah! To be young again!!

Listen to the second stanza. Did I think about him when I wrote the scene with Kate and Tyler in Portland? My college was on the hill. I used to sit at my window, and watch the Columbia River drain by me, glisten, and think about, what else? Love!

http://youtu.be/233rTu8wdhg  Stanyan Street is one set I’ve listened to maybe 200 times. I even explored the street, trying to find the house on Stanyan Street where this man loved this woman. Thinking of a lost love.SharonWinery-crop

Welcome to my world. The beginning of my romantic journey. This man made me fall in love with love.

I have a storyline where an aging poet falls in love with a young writer. One of my bucket list items is to meet this man, and tell him what he did for a young girl of 19.

 

Welcome to my first Sunday With Sharon! I love you. Have I said that today yet?

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Karen Henderson - August 10, 2014

Sharon I can already tell I'm going to love your Sunday posts. They remind me of following your cruise. Thank you for both sharing your would and brightening my day 🙂
I've never had much luck growing flowers at my house but love in the spring and summer when my hubby will bring me fresh wild flowers or the few flowers we do have growing around my home

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Maria McNamara - August 10, 2014

Loving this post!! This will be something I can look forward to every Sunday! Thank you!!

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Deborah Close - August 10, 2014

I love Rod McKuen too. My mother bought me his album and his book when I went to visit her when I was just 13 yrs old. She knew how much I loved poetry and when she played her copy I listened to it non-stop while I was visiting her. Thank you for reminding me of a very happy time.

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Sharon Hamilton - August 10, 2014

Thank you, Karen! It's a new venture for me, and I want to make it very personal. Thank you for showing up today!!

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Sharon Hamilton - August 10, 2014

Ahhhh, Maria!! So glad. I'm looking forward to it too!! Thanks for helping me launch it. Remember, you saw the first one!!

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Sharon Hamilton - August 10, 2014

Deborah, yes. I was so impressed that a man could feel and express himself so fully. Gave me hope that some day I'd find a prince charming!!

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Terri Carle - August 10, 2014

Love it! 🙂 so sweet, so sincere and nostalgic. Love you!

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Sharon Hamilton - August 10, 2014

Ahhhh, thank you, Terri. Feel free to share it, if you choose. Love having all my favorite people here. Lots of stories.

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Arlene Miller - August 10, 2014

Sharon – I love it!

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Marlene Cullen - August 10, 2014

Dear Sharon, Your Sunday post is delightful. Inspiring, sweet and genuine. . . just like you! Thanks for the uplifting, upbeat Treat this Sunday afternoon.

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Sharon Hamilton - August 10, 2014

Hopeless romantic, right? LOL. Thanks for showing up, Arlene.

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Sharon Hamilton - August 10, 2014

Thanks so much, Marlene. I've been thinking about your writing prompts and wondering if we should collaborate a bit and do something along those lines…you've gotten me thinking. Thanks for being here today and glad I could give back a little of what you gave me.

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Marlene Cullen - August 10, 2014

Happy to collaborate with you anytime!

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julie - August 11, 2014

Although not a big garden lover i like to see others. Wishing you all the best Sharon i can see its going to be exciting and romantic

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Enikö - August 11, 2014

I miss my garden, it was my zen. Even if half the time I didn't know what I was doing, never had a garden before, my heart would swell when the flowers were blooming or I was picking the vegetables.
Loved the post, your write so beautifully. Luv ya.

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Shannon Burdsall - August 11, 2014

Thanks for sharing Sharon! Love and romance is a beautiful thing!

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