Thursday, June 30, 2005

What I Love

Bright blue days of October, gentle rain on the roof..
The beginning of school, fresh faces and new backpacks.
Libraries with their hushed tones and bookstores with the anticipation of a new story...
My husband, who keeps it all together and stays by my side..
A lit fireplace at night; its crackling sounds and gentle glow
A ticking, pendulum clock...
A beautiful snow at Christmastime.
My precious children...the closest thing to my heart.
Autumn and its lovely display of color....Halloween orneriness and the beauty of Thanksgiving.
Puppies with their velvety soft ears and sweet smell...
Sunshine, walks in the country, coffee with a dear friend, long handwritten letters...
Music, music, music.....my talented brother's incredible gift on the piano...soft, Celtic melodies, Italian love songs, country story-telling, hymns of inspiration...
Candles with their soothing fragrances and the loveliness of their illumination...
Touching stories that make me fall in love all over again with the human race...
Feeling close to God.
Quaint Bed and Breakfast Inns off the beaten path and hidden away like a precious secret, shared with someone I love.
Family....the best in the world.
Dreams of travel; of places on my wish-list: Italy, Greece, Paris, Ireland....and closer to home...Seattle, the east coast and the ocean...any ocean. A return to Arizona and Galveston...
Friends who have impacted my life and made me richer....people who have not stayed long, but who touched me so profoundly that I was never the same again...
Flowers from my garden, growing wild on the prairies, in lovely arrangements in window displays, from the arms of someone I adore...
Castles and the Renaissance...
Sweets of any and every kind - especially chocolate!
Down-to-earth, grounded people, genuine, caring, real...
Day trips to new places
Breath-taking views from my own back yard
Hugs
A full, orange harvest moon...
Blue jeans, laughing until I cry, picnics
Pretty dresses and subtle perfume...
Sitting in the porch swing during a thunderstorm...
Hardware stores.
Flying and feeling at peace and detached from the rest of the world...
Daisies.
Sentimental, romantic gestures.
Simplicity...
Realizing that though the bank account is wanting, I am one of the wealthiest people I know...

2 comments:

Lance said...

Lori, I am amazed by your writing, however perhaps I shouldn't be, you have expressed what is so simple in our lives, but what makes our lives so full of flavour and peace. Surprises and delights. When I read 'what I love' I feel love from the heart, through every cell in my body. Even the ones that hang on to discomfort. And that is special, very special. I encourage you to see the details in confusion and make them something greater.

Mellissa said...

Lori,

How much I enjoyed reading your Blog today - especially the continuation of the chain of "What I Love" - isn't it so amazing how God is in the tiny details and that taking a moment to reflect on what makes us happy and whole actually brings us closer to Him!!!

Also, thank you for your comment on my Blog - and how insightful about "kindred spirits" finding each other. They are almost as good as "bosom friends"!

I can't wait to read more!

Mellissa