Monday, February 15, 2010

Permission to Fly


This beautiful book full of love and birds and wings and remembrances was a gift to me from a group of my special friends - my deepest gratitude to you all, I'm still overwhelmed. Each page is a reminder to me to take flight and celebrate each day. The instigator of the project was my dear friend Elsa Safir who also created the beautiful cover. I'll be sharing more of the beautiful art pages, but today I'd also like to share this poem by Richard LeGallienne included by Ilse on her page:

I meant to do my work today ...
But a brown bird sang in the apple tree.
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
And all the leaves were calling me.
And the wind went sighing over the land,
Tossing the grasses to and fro,
And a rainbow held out its shining hand ...
So what could I do but laugh and go?

What a joyful reminder of the amazing world we live in and the beauty around us, including the beauty of true friendship.

3 comments:

LoLa said...

I looooove this poem!

Joanne Huffman said...

What a wonderful (and well deserved) thing to give to you.

Kathy said...

This is such a beautiful book..from just looking at the cover..I can only imagine the beauty the contents hold. Especially for you since it was such a personal gift