Art Imitating Life

21 02 2011

His to her. Tidy lines, organized and spare, with just a hint of whimsy, the deep wells of gratitude, passion, and promise reserved for the one who looks inside.

Just like him.

Hers to him. Spontaneous, impulsive, a meander of heart-sprung words worn on her sleeve, while shy wonder still lurks beneath the surface, even after all these years.

Just like her.

Art imitating life. Or erupting from it, indelibly in pen and ink and a million little choices to bear, believe, hope and endure. In words written, tested, lived. The sweet, the tart, the warm and welcoming, like coming home after a long journey. The taste and see, and yes, it is good. Sometimes hard. Sometimes painful. But always good.

 

Giving thanks in community for

#35. Almost 32 years of climbing the hill together.
#36. That his words (and even a glimpse of his handwriting) can still make my heart flutter.
#37. Warm rhubarb pie with vanilla ice cream, because that’s his favorite.
#38. Love words written, whispered, and prayed. Yesterday, today, and forever.

I’m a week late for Valentine’s Day, but it’s never too late to give thanks for sweet gifts received, right? Visit Ann Voskamp’s blog to read more expressions of gratitude or to share your own.

 


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6 responses

21 02 2011
elizabeth highsmith

taste and see that the Lord is good…… thankful for your sweet sampling of the beauty of grace and of God love in human union.

22 02 2011
jeannedamoff

Thanks, Elizabeth. And nice to meet you!

22 02 2011
Jennifer@GDWJ

Oh that pie, Jeanne! Impressive!

And this: The sweet, the tart, the warm and welcoming …

Love you, girl.

22 02 2011
jeannedamoff

Well, if you come over, I’ll bake one for you.

Thanks, Jennifer. Love you, too.

1 03 2011
Kathleen

This was simply delightful. 🙂

2 03 2011
jeannedamoff

Thank you!

Your comments are a gift. Please know I read each one with gratitude.

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