Coming down out of the freezing sky with its depths of light, like an angel, or a Buddha with wings, it was beautiful, and accurate, striking the snow and whatever was there with a force that left the imprint of the tips of its wings — five feet apart — and the grabbing thrust of its feet, and the indentation of what had been running through the white valleys of the snow — and then it rose, gracefully, and flew back to the frozen marshes to lurk there, like a little lighthouse, in the blue shadows — so I thought: maybe death isn’t darkness, after all, but so much light wrapping itself around us — as soft as feathers — that we are instantly weary of looking, and looking, and shut our eyes, not without amazement, and let ourselves be carried, as through the translucence of mica, to the river that is without the least dapple or shadow, that is nothing but light — scalding, aortal light — in which we are washed and washed out of our bones. Author

Friday, 18 July 2014

For a friend

Todays card is another from the fabulous Halcyon Days from Crafters Companion. This card is using one of the sentiments that appear on the cd. Just a pretty card to let a friend know how much you appreciate them. The bunting is also one of the embellishments on the cd.

Sometimes I think that we don't let our friends know just how much they mean to us. When Henry passed it really brought  home to me just how much they mean to me. Without their support and kindnesses I doubt very much that I could have got through it all. And even now they are my bricks..not minding when I can't help crying, nagging me to eat and helping me to find something good in every day.They really are one of the true blessings in my life.

As everyone knows my other true blessings are my animals. As I took Reg for his wheel today..they made me laugh at every step.Rave and Tank kept throwing themselves in front of the chair. When I got to a flat space I took Reg for a gallop. I can get the chair to go quite fast and Reg loves it. He gallops alongside me and looks as if he is laughing all the way. It is with great abandon that he and Jeffrey fling themselves onto the grass by turnaround tree. As Reg and I were speeding along..all we could hear was Jeffrey running complaining to keep up. He was really loud in his complaint. It always makes me laugh that when we get home both Reg and Jeff run immediately to the treat jar. If I happen to go to the loo before seeing to them..I am followed into the bathroom by two moaning Jeffrey is not happy unless a gravy bone is forthcoming. Last night as I was having a bath, I was visited by one animal after another. They all looked at me as if I was mad. Reg likes nothing better than a lick of the bubbles..I can't imagine that it tastes very nice but each to their

Well the coffee is calling and yes I'm still appreciating every mouthful. I've lots of cards to make this weekend and tonight I have the excitement of athletics to watch. Wherever you are I hope that the weather has been kind to you..I'm still sat in front of my fan so there will be no glittering until tomorrow take care and happy crafting.

1 comment :

  1. Lovely card, you are right about friends. I wouldn't have been able to carry on after my Mum passed away without the support of my very good friends.

    Glad you have a good supply of coffee! Weather been lovely today after a wet start-forecast terrible for tomorrow though. Might be time to start making my christmas cards.