The trick is growing
“The trick is growing up without growing old.”— Casey Stengel
Let’s just say it had not been an easy day for me. I know I say that a lot, but if you have followed this blog for very long, you probably know why. Then– when I least expected it– I got an instant sip from the Fountain of Youth.
There was a mysteriously lightweight package at my doorstep, addressed to me. Hmmm, what could it be? I enjoyed the suspense as I saved it for later. That evening, after Jeff and Matt were in bed, I tore open the lid and have never been more surprised and delighted by what I found inside. Yep, it was a whole BOX full of glittery mylar pinwheels! Be still my heart!!!
There was this little note inside, by way of explanation:
Ever since childhood, I always loved pinwheels, but somehow managed to own pitifully few of them. In fact, the eight pinwheels I got in that box were probably four times what I’ve had in my whole life. I think I must have laughed aloud even though nobody was awake to hear me. Then the next day, I took about a zillion photos of them from every angle before putting them on display in a bouquet that brought smiles even from Jeff (whose skull had been cut open to remove a brain tumor less than four days earlier). Our kitchen now has bling!
The generosity, creativity and originality of people who read this blog never cease to amaze me. Every time I think about how much fun it was to get this fabulous treat, I am more impressed. What a totally unexpected joy. Between the rainbows shooting all around the room from Pauline’s handcrafted light catcher, and the glitterfest of these pinwheels, I have mood-lifting color to greet me every single day!
Today, I wish for you a wonderful, jack-in-the-box moment that reveals you have grown up without growing old.