Friday, February 15, 2008

life is beautiful

This morning, I discovered that two of the most amazing human beings and wonderful friends have re-emerged on the Blogspot scene:

Not to mention my very own wonderful fiance,
The charming Mr Andrew
who has faithfully kept me company in blogland for over two years now (since before we were together...it was love at first comment).

I experienced such a flood of affection for both Linda and Jacob when I read their recent posts - a beautiful revelation about Valentine's Day from Linda's and a stunning memoir of his grandmother's funeral on Jacob's. Poking around the archives I could remember all the joys, pains and dramas of when I first welcomed into this family. The joys, pains and dramas now look so small in comparison to the joys, pains and dramas we face today...which will look minuscule in comparison to the joys, pains and dramas that we will face in the future...

I'm so ridiculously blessed to have met such incredible people. I can only hope that though time, geography and circumstance continue to alter our paths that they will still run parallel. At least in blogland.

And I think over again
My small adventures
When with a shore wind I drifted out
In my kayak
And thought I was in danger.

My fears,
Those small ones
That I thought so big,
For all the vital things
I had to get and to reach.

And yet, there is only
One great thing,
The only thing:
To live and to see in huts and on journeys
The great day that dawns,
And the little light that fills the world.
- a Native song, posted on the TTC

but you can't jump the track
we're like cars on a cable

and life's like an hourglass
glued to the table

no one can find the rewind button now
sing it if you understand
and breathe, just breathe
woah breathe, just breathe
oh breathe, just breathe
oh breathe, just breathe
- Anna Nalik, Breathe (2 am)

3 comments:

Linda Hope said...

Here's to Joys that will always outweigh the pains and dramas of yesterday, today and always!

You are one of those Joys that make the pains and dramas seem defeatable, small and minuscule as your friendship alone is proof of the all surpassing love of our Heavenly Father...

Oh how He loves us...oh how He causes all things to become beautiful.

Jake-M said...

Yes, words...beautiful words and sorrowful words. Some of us find that they are two sides of the same coin, evoking the best and worst, and somehow making it all worth while.

Must hang out. Call us will ya?

Anonymous said...

Linda and Jake your good writers!!

Joy.