Even the false spring…

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When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest.
The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.

~Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

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a moveable feast

A Eclectic Spring Collection…

black dress spring

“A woman knows she’s wearing the right dress when her  man wants to take it off.” ~Robert Paul

tulips

Tulips…are better than one…

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A welcome home…

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“Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.”  ~ Jonathan Safron Foer

elle decor room of the week

A room in which we can drink wine, talk of our lives and our losses…and what remains despite it all…

Black Dress # XXIV

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Burberry Spring/Summer 2014

 

Pondering life as it is, marriage, and aging ever so slowly…

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We are love
and conversation
and truth.

We find those little ways to speak to each other
to say even with subtle gestures
what the other already knows.

A spark, even after twenty years, that, too,
makes life anew, sensual,
sexual in strange ways

the light in the morning
on pale skin…
a laugh and low talking.

Then coffee.

I many times find it hard to believe
the wedding day wasn’t yesterday.
Yet I feel the sting of so many washed up years…

many good but washed with bleach
pale…
soft and gentle and there
full of wishes and dreams that are yet to come.

Is it too late to feel renewed, rejuvenated?

Feeling this makes a mid-aged life fresh and livable.
Full of desire and bright light and fresh green trees
like the ones trying to spark in spring
in the yard
beyond the mulch and parked cars

where the lawn keepers parked their lawn mowers.

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4/22/13

This Wit has been down for a bit, literally, in more ways than one…but my esteem  is coming back, and hopefully some “witicisms” along with it. Business with life sometimes

squashes inspiration, or, when one is more inclined, it actually does the opposite, and, so

I am trying.

 

Welcoming Spring…

Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn. ~ Lewis Grizzard

Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” ~ Robin Williams

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. ~ Charles Dickens

Awake, thou wintry earth –
fling off they sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
~ Thomas Blackburn

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. ~ Anne Bradstreet

All images via Deviant Art.