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"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)


Saturday, 20 February 2010

ordinary things that make life seem normal

[every night after dinner, dutch husband makes me a cup of tea. a ritual that has happened for over 20yrs.]

you know how sometimes, just one thing stands out from an ordinary day? a fleeting moment when time stands still.. and you are in a frozen vacuum? it happened like this:
last night, I got into bed, pulling up the quilt up to my chin, [to snuggle like when I was a child, the quilt protecting me from whatever monster I was afraid of at that moment]... the breeze of that action made the butterfly string over my bed, to flutter.. reminding me of Daisy. those butterflies were telling me that everything is going to be ok.. I lay for ages, mesmerized, just watching them move until they came slowly to stop, then turned over and cuddled into Dutch husband. the warmth of his body wrapping me into a safe and protected cocoon.

8 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Small things can carry Big Messages. That's why we must pay attention, I've found.

Janet said...

I love the caption under the photo....those are the really important things in life. You do such a good job of reminding me to pay attention to all those little things. Thank you.

I believe that Daisy is always watching over you. You are safe.

Sara said...

i treasure times like these... sigh

Beatnheart said...

Hello...I am sending white light from Long Beach,California to your beautiful self.. Breathe in long deep breaths of healing, Exhale Love..all day long,over and over..let it work a miracle on you

mxtodis123 said...

Oh, how wonderful. I could feel the comforter pulled up to my chin. Isn't it amazing, the iittle things that mean so much to us?
Mary

laoi gaul~williams said...

daisy is there with you robyn
xoxoxo

Linda said...

A sign for sure Robyn♥ Like you I always feel so safe underneath my covers. Sleep well xoxo

~Sheila~ said...

Portuguese husband makes me tea every night after dinner too. And like Dutch hysband has done it for many years.
I love your Brambly Hedge mug BTW, is it Winter?
Listen to the butterflies...xox
All will be well..
hugs
xox