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?

24 comments:

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

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  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

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

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  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

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  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!

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

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  7. Absolutely precious! Love it.

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  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.

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

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  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.

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

    He is something though. He is~

    Thanks for sharing that.
    xoxo m

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

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  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.

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  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!

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  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.

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

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  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!

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

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  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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