my grandparents lived in a two story home
the bedrooms are upstairs and the living areas are downstairs
to use the bathroom you had to go outside the bedroom doors on the top floor
down these steps and into the main door on the first floor
the steps are marble
I remember the sound the bedroom doors made as they opened
the feeling of my bare feet on the cold, slippery steps
the plaster wall that was chipped a little then and now a lot
and sitting on the landing
as a young child
as a teen
as a newlywed
as a mother
this past summer may very well have been the last time I will sit on those steps
even though I've visited my grandparents maybe 7x in my lifetime
those steps are one of my favorite places in the world

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