You’ve heard of the term ‘heartstrings’, right? The dictionary says ‘one’s heartstrings‘ is a term used in reference to one’s deepest feelings of love or compassion. I’m a very visual person — so I believe my eyes are connected to my heartstrings. I see something, and my heart comes to life. Remembering all the wonderful….about that moment, that person…..oh yes – my heartstrings are l.i.v.e. w.i.r.e.s.!
These pine cone ornaments are My Mother. My beautiful, generous, fun-loving, kind-hearted Mother. I used to admire them on her tree every year — and one year, she just handed me the small box and told me to take them home. She didn’t realize it then, but that day — she gave me — herself. I sit here in chilly New Jersey, on this day 5 days before Christmas, and I am full of my Mother (even as she sits on her lanai in warm, sunny Florida.)
I love you Mom. I remember the color of your eyes, your easy laugh, your saucy jokes. Mostly, I remember how warm your arms feel wrapped around me. I miss you. I love you. I’m spending time with you – as you dangle from the branches of my twinkling Christmas Tree. #100happydays (38/100)
Ciao for now….your little girl, Diane