Thursday, August 28, 2014

Happy Anniversary, Sweetheart!

33 yeas ago today I married my best friend. Thank you for our wonderful life, John. I love you and I miss you so much.
Our song

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sonnet XVII by Pablo Neruda

I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,

in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that never blooms
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way

than this: where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.

I love that last part.

Happy Days

These were taken in the Poconos at that honeymoon place at various times. We went there often. It was close to home and just plain fun.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

A window in time

I am still going through old pictures and I came across an envelope of slides. Hard to believe the old way we used to take pictures. What can you do with a slide now if you don't have a slide projector?
I tried scanning one of them into the computer but that didn't work at all.
Then a friend told me about Walgreen's photo services so I dropped them all off yesterday - there were 20 total - and they are going to put them on a DVD for me.
It's going to be fun to see what's on there. I tried holding some up to the light to see what was there. I know there is a very nice head shot of John and I saw a picture of one of our cats who is now passed. Looked like a couple of christening shots of one of my nieces too so that helps me tell when these were taken. I think it was 1984.
I'm looking forward to getting the pictures back.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Honeymoon 1988

John and I went to one of those honeymoon places in the Poconos after our Church wedding in 1988. You know the ones with the heart-shaped beds and in-room pools. It was lots of fun.

Monday, August 11, 2014

John's Garden

I had John's Memorial Garden worked on last week. Some of the plants had died and needed to be replaced and it desperately needed wedding. I had tried to do my best but the cacti were out to get me. So I called on the guys who do my grounds maintenance and they did a wonderful job.
I took some pictures afterwards. There was a lovely yellow butterfly floating around and it made me think that perhaps John was showing me how much he liked what I had done.
But I was in for an even better surprise.
When I uploaded the pictures to my computer there was a secret in the first one. A haziness. I zoomed in on it and it appeared to be an ethereal orb. I like to think that John was visiting the Garden himself and we were admiring it together.