"To persons of refined nature, whatever the friend creates takes added value as part of themselves - part of their lives, as it were, having gone into it.People of the highest rank, abroad, will often accept,with gratitude, a bit of embroidery done by a friend, a poem inscribed to them by the author, a painting executed by some artist - who would not care for the most expensive bauble that was offered them. Mere costliness does not constitute the soul of a present;it is the kind feeling that it manifest which gives it its value. People who possess noble natures do not make gifts where they feel neither affection nor respect, but their gifts are bestowed out of the fullness of kind hearts."John Young 1881
My dear friend Havala brought me this apron for my birthday and it is simply "perfection." It looks friendly don't you think? I love it and am happy that Zac captured me wearing it, lounging on a cool autumn day...listening to trees swish in the wind...leaves swirling around the yard. Pretty soon I'll be out in the leaves raking instead of sitting lazily on the porch. Isn't the fall wonderful? Emily made me an apple pie and every time I bite into a piece of it's cinnamony goodnes (I've had three slices so far and the number is going up tonight) I think about cold noses and crocheted caps covering chilly heads. I think about slices of warm pumpkin pie accompanied by steaming cups of coffee. Smiles. Doesn't fall just make you smile?
I love peaceful times...homey times. Sometimes I wish Zac were a farmer and I could just glance out my window and see him plowing a field...then at lunch I could take him a jug of cider and let the kid's pet his mule or something. Anyways, I know it's a day dream but I think I've been way to affected by the Little House on the Prairie people. If they only knew how they've affected my brain and my expectations. Ha!