June 11, 2009
loves, thank yous and fridays...
i love these teensy tiny itty bitty mums. they were cast aside in a bargin bin for two dollars so i rescued them and put them in two of my tiny little bottles. now they sit, purply pink with big yellow eyes, and bask in the window sill light - laughing even now as i snap photograph after photograph.
i love the cup, a la homer laughlin. i got it before i knew who homer laughlin is (or was). a gift from a family friend who thought a tea cup was a tea cup and it looks like a country bumpkin when gathered with its fine bone china cupboard mates. but it's strong and warm. scratched and stained with someone's love of tea and i've made the circle back to it, realizing the bone china is sometimes cold and distant.
i love the blackberries. fresh picked by warm hands yesterday morning - waiting to be eaten in the morning sun this morning. the sweet and tart on my tongue bursting open. memories of railroad tracks, sticky fingers and mostly empty plastic pink pails - somehow we never had enough for cobbler ... just like today.
i saw the newletter tonight. i counted, 21 shots used. i saw my name in print and ran my finger back and forth across the letters - muted and small. it feels really real and i feel both large and small at the same time. i find myself turning the pages in wonder. i know that this is old hat to a lot of people but it's fragile and new to me. i feel like a girl in mommy's high heels - playing at being a grownup. so, thank you thank you thank you thank you for all of your kind comments. i will try to get it scanned and show you a copy of what they used...or at least my favorite page. and my sweet brother, tonight when i was showing him, he said, 'i could tell those were yours - that's your style.' eep.
okay before i go on and on in a fashion that i dislike, i'll change the subject. tomorrow i will spend the day with my darling em-me (well, her initials are m.e. but that looks weird). i can't wait for the cuddles. and then miss ga will be home in the evening so we can watch the latest installation of olivia together. i will miss you all - have a beautiful, beautiful day. xo