Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patrick's Day

Three years ago I was sitting next to a good friend eating corned beef and cabbage and decided to send a text to the man who was becoming my friend; I didn't know with what joy he received it, how he showed it to his friends, and how he pulled up my website and said to his parents, "This is the girl I'm going to marry someday."

Three years later, we are making breakfast together, bumping happily into each other and waltzing while the coffee brewed. Our precious daughter kicks and coos nearby. We have three years of life lived intensely behind us and a whole lifetime ahead.

What a gift is true love, how rare, and how priceless. Dear M., I treasure you with every particle of my being and anticipate learning to love you more deeply every day for the rest of my life.

Happy Saint Paddy's Day!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sing, My Angel!

I am sad to say I've never had the privilege of seeing "The Phantom of the Opera" live. But I know the music well. This clip actually sends chills down my spine.

And I had to include this for its overwhelming Gothic imagery! From the snakes on the gravestones to the wedding dress/mirror scene to the billowing red-lined cape of the Phantom, this absolutely smacks of the most ravening doom!