I wanted to BE more Present Tense with this APR...
I wanted to share my favourite wee cup given me in 2010 by my dear friend on Valentine's Day.
Or the one I received as a Mother's gift at my son's wedding, with its nifty little toppie and saucer.
Even the big old well-stained green mug that came with me from Arizona when I moved in 2009; one of the very few things that spans my Life arc.
But the only thing that came to mind and stood there firmly was the old, long ago mug my friend gave me back when our boys, turning 35 this year, were but a year old.
The simple white one.
With the little red-yellow-blue rainbow.
And the words:
RED YELLOW BLUE
I LOVE YOU
It made it through until my son was 11, moved cross the country with me, back East again, then back to San Diego.
And one day, in a hurry on a morning, it got placed on the roof of the car and, well, I'm sure you've had a similar experience.
Or seen one.
It broke my heart though.
When I moved here, to the Wee Cottage, I realised I wanted to paint some of my favourite words and things on the walls. I didn't have "stuff" for my walls then, I'd moved very lightly, and decided a little paint and imagination and there you go!!!
So one night I started painting round this one window.
I painted little red yellow blue rainbows.
I painted some of my favourite words.
And I painted some more little red yellow blue rainbows.
It greets me every morning.
It invites little rainbows to dance on the walls of the Wee Cottage in the afternoons with the 3 little crystals that hang there.
It reminds me every day that I have loved and been loved, lost and been lost, and lived full out no matter what.
I don't know if this is a true "ode" but it is what it is.
Red Yellow Blue
I Love You