Monday, February 4, 2008

It's All About LOVE Countdown - Day 4

This card is not your typical Valentine, but I love the sentiment. There are quite a few people I could give it to - my mother, any of my siblings, my husband, either of my sons, several of my friends. I've learned from and leaned on quite a few people over the course of my lifetime, and I've loved having each and every one of these people in my life.

I went through a poetry writing phase during my early 30s. I believe most of it is relatively mournful and centered around my then fear of growing old. I'll have to dig it out and read through it one day. Since that time, I haven't had any poems in me. I wish I did. Perhaps the future holds another phase.

For tonight, I'll leave you with a favorite poem, "i carry your heart with me," by ee cummings. While his writing style (no capital letters and little punctuation) makes me a bit crazy, I admire his words.

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) i am never without it (anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling) i fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true) and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

All this talk of love has me appreciating my family again. Putting up with their dirty laundry and bickering sessions is a small price to pay for all they give me.

Materials & Tools: Garden Green and Colonial White cardstocks, Floral Tapestry paper packet, My One & Only stamp set, Olive ink pad, Olive organdy ribbon, Cricut w/Mini Monograms cartridge, Piercing Tool, Stampin' Up Piercing Mat.

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