Last night was better- no bad dreams. Thank you for all the kind thoughts...I don't deserve any of you! :)
I read "Now We Are Six" before going to bed-
I find so much beauty- so much that is pure and sweet in those old stories and poems.
Such drama in finding a beetle and losing him in the house! Or of finding Dragons with a best friend...or the finer points of fishing from a 6 year old perspective.
My 2nd childhood will be far more perfect than my first- for I will be well read on the matter!
With war, and loss, childbirth, and mortgages well behind me...When I turn 70- Christopher Robin and I will still be friends :)
The Morning Walk
(Christopher Robin and his friend- 6 yrs. old)
When Anne and I go out on a walk,
We hold each others hand and talk
Of all the things we mean to do
When Anne and I are 42 (LOL!!!)
And when we've thought about a thing,
Like bowling, hoops, or bicycling,
Or falling down on Anne's balloon...
We do it in the afternoon.
(What fun are you putting off today for when you are 42??? or older? )
Quotes I enjoy- often! :)
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love;
The taint of the earth, the odor of the skies is in it~
I know a passion still more deeply charming-
Than fever'd youth e're felt: and that is love,
By long experienced mellow'd into friendship.
Love is not in our choice,
but in our fate.
Love is a god,
Strong, free, unabounded, and as some define-
Fears nothing, pitieth none.
On Kissing...Smooch to you K9! :)
Kiss the tear from her lip, you'll find the rose,
The sweeter for the dew.
I came to feel how far above
All fancy, pride, and fickle maidenhood (maydenhood?)
All earthly pleasure, All imagined good
Was the warm tremble of a devout kiss. (LOVE THAT ONE! :)
My lips pressed themselves involuntarily to hers--
A long, long kiss, burning intense
--concentrating emotion, heart, soul, all
the rays of life's light, into a single focus.
Whew- somebody get me a fan! :)