Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Light. Love.

Owen and I have recently rediscovered a book that he loved when he was tiny.

We read it again today and when we came upon this page

I pointed out the Japanese lanterns and told him how much I loved them.

When we moved into this house, I found and bought a string of Japanese lantern lights and the lights have long since died but I have kept the beautiful paper globes on shelves in my library.

Somehow today, despite my thinking that I knew what he was doing every second, he found those globes which he and I have never once discussed and did this with them:

That first one in the library, the second in the Glen Den. 

I might die from the sweetness. He never said a word. 

Where did this child come from?


  1. I love this so much I shared it with my husband. What a beautiful old soul.

  2. I just love Owen to pieces, he is a marvel. Little kids see so much more than we think they do. I'm glad he put some magic in your day. xo

  3. I love how you notice and record these things -- it's so beautiful.

  4. I love that Owen child and I love Gibson for completely different reasons. Lily and Jason must be amazing parents and look what being surrounded by love does for one's imagination. Sweet Jo

  5. I don't know if I deserve such a sweet boy. Let alone 2! You have certainly done your part to make them that way. I love how much you love them, and how much they love you. Thank you for being such a good mamma and mermer!

  6. Let there be light and love. What a sweet, sweet boy.

  7. Absolutely precious! Love it.

  8. If you had said you loved feathers, Owen would have found some beautiful feathers and adorned a space for you. A child's expression of love! Nothing is more presious.

  9. What a sweetheart! Love, my dear Ms. Moon, love.

  10. Birdie- He IS an old soul, isn't he? And I swear, Gibson is too. He's just so comfortable in his skin, in this life.

    Mel- He really did. True magic.

    Ellen Abbott- His parents...well, they're the best of the best. I swear they are.

    Elizabeth- That is the joy of being the grandmother. I have the time and space to really notice and then record.

    Sweet Jo- They are raising those boys with so much love and the boys get love from their aunties and their uncles and their other grandmother and from me and Mr. Moon. I mean- really? And yes, look at what has happened!

    Lily- Those boys aren't sweet because they are made of sugar. They're sweet because you and Jason love them up so sweetly. And of course you deserve them!

    Denise- Sometimes even I, his grandmother, am shocked.

    A- I know!

    Pamela- Aw. That's good. I think.

    Angella- He really does. And I can't even tell you how that feels.

    Lora- And then he didn't even tell me. He just did it!

    Nancy- It's the truth. He wants me to be happy.

    Sylvia- Thank-you. So much.

  11. You know where it comes from... :-)

    He is something though. He is~

    Thanks for sharing that.
    xoxo m

  12. Sweetness upon sweetness. I teared up a bit too.

  13. It is a gesture of love and art which is also a gesture of love if it's authentically art. Oh yeah you done raised an artist alrighty. Love.

  14. This made my heart soar...what a cool little person he is! He knew just what to do to delight his Mer.

    I love the Carl books. I have "Carl's Afternoon in the Park" and I'm going to look at it right now!

  15. Good Dog Carl!!!! Big ole Carl and wee child.

    Paper globes!!! So y'all can see the light shining through. Owen is playing with the elements. Thank you for having a shelf full of globes for him.

  16. PS Harley loved that story too.
    Thanks for letting us borrow it.

  17. Jo- He can be a pretty bossy angelboy. Trust me.

    Ms. Fleur- He came from LOVE! Seriously though, he did.
    Good Dog Carl rocks.

    Ms. Vesuvius- Lily showed him the pictures on the blog. She said he was very proud.

    Madame Rebecca- He does love to decorate. I suppose that is art, if done lovingly, which he does. One day he hung a toy stuffed chameleon from his curly tail on my bedside light. I have left it there. It adds a rather jaunty wildlifey air to the room, I do believe.

    Lulumarie- Those books are a joy.

    Beth Coyote- I sure never expected that they would end up being used by a grandchild to decorate with- what a lovely surprise!

    Ms. Fleur- You are welcome!

  18. Owen is a really special fellow. And he has that specialness in his genes.

  19. Oh gosh, that made me cry.
    You know you can reattch them to another set of string lights. I have a favorite set that I use over and over.


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