Friday, November 11, 2016

- Number the days

Back on Day 143 ...
I planned to do a companion patch when I got to Day 314, thinking I would title it "You I Love."

But then it came to pass that Day 314 fell on November 9
and a whole new set of possible 314s came to mind:

     Why I hurt
          Can I heal?
               Him I fear

In the end, I decided on "How I hope" ...


So this, then, is what I do ...


A numbering of days ...


October 14


October 15


and October 16


Because ultimately what I chose to remember was not whatever miserable news was current on each of those days, but the simple joys they gave me:

G's gentle voice whispering "Hi bird"

J's exultant smile as he learned to ride his new bicycle

The golden light of the setting sun caught in the branches of a tree


6 comments:

Dana said...

I applaud your pivot to the joys of the days and admire these patches very much. The bird in the lace background could inspire a work of its own.

Judy Martin said...

I love visiting here. You radiate positivity. xo

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you Dana ... but even as I pivot, I have my eye on how to resist the tide of hate that has been loosed.

Liz Ackert said...

I love that you stop by ... your work inspires me, as does your presence

Mo Crow said...

love the eye of the bird lace

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Mo ... truth to tell, I almost stopped there