I bought this postcard when I was a teenager. I found it in the attic where I'd kept it safe in a keepsake box. The delicate colors and whimsical nature of this drawing have always delighted my heart.
As Fall commences, I find myself yearning for Spring and Summer. There is a long and dark winter ahead without my Beloved.
Years ago, Alan and I went for a walk through a forested park in the center of town. Behind a big fir tree he "found" a basket. He gave it to me and said we were going to look for treasure. (grin) What I didn't know, until years later, was that my sister and Alan's roommate had placed it there and were hiding behind a tree!
We found all sorts of treasures, even a real lightning bug--the first and only one I've ever seen in the Pacific Northwest. It was getting dark beneath the trees, when he stopped to kiss me.
Then he broke a long cylinder, which glowed green. "Close your eyes," he said with a grin. I did...when I opened them, a castle glowed out of the dark, complete with windows and parapets.
A closer look at the castle revealed a small golden box with my name on the lid. Inside I found an opal necklace. It was a beautiful, sweet moment I will never forget.
Such a thoughtful, loving man. The castle was in reality a craggy old stump--but in my heart and memory it was a faery castle, brought to life by a man who clearly loved me. I still have that little golden box with my name engraved on the top.
Have a great weekend, dear Friends. May God bless you with wonderful moments with the ones you love. Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!
* LINKING UP: You can put your link in any time between now and next Thursday. Postcard Friendship Friday is open for the entire week!
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* THEMES: You don't have to stick to the theme I choose each Friday. Just put up the postcards you love and tell us why you like them.