Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bigger Picture Moments: The Years


The years are stacked up neatly beneath us, thin but soft.  A layer of cushion.  I can see exactly how many have been added to the pile -- nine years -- and flip them over in my hands, counting them with memories. 

Then, here we are.  Perched safely on top.  Dangling our legs over the edge, looking up into the sky, where more years are stacked somewhere just beyond the sunrise.  The weight of them presses on us like a promise, thick in the atmosphere. 

We've had nine of our years so far.  And the rest of them are waiting patiently to be unfolded, laid down, smoothed out.  Waiting to be wrinkled and washed and smoothed again.  Waiting to be filled with love.

We hold hands, lacing our fingers together as we watch the sun coming up today, giving us another year.

It is a beautiful sunrise.


Happy Anniversary, Justin!  I love you!



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15 comments:

  1. Beautiful photo, even more beautiful thoughts. Congrats on another year, you guys!

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  2. Happy Anniversary. What a wonderful way to describe it.

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  3. Happy Anniversary! I love the notion of laying down layers underneath us...because then even the rougher years (layers) serve to build the whole and are smoothed over by the next layer to come...really poignant image!

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    1. That's it exactly, Adrienne! You were able to say it better than I could, with my nebulous idea :) Thank you!

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  4. Oh, the beauty of your words ... you capture the essence of marriage vows. May you have many, many, many more years of soft landing beneath you.

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  5. Ah, this is absolutely lovely. A breath of fresh air to read such beautiful words of love - THIS is what marriage is about, unfolding the years one by one with joyful expectation and hands held tight.

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    1. Unfolding the years joyfully, expectantly -- yes. We are blessed indeed! Your words are so sweet, Stephanie! Thank you :)

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  6. Aww, beautiful. Happy anniversary!

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  7. Happy anniversary! Love the way you described it, beautiful! Hope you have many more years to enjoy together <3

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  8. Happy Anniversary! (You used such beautiful imagery here!)

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  9. May many more years come! :-)

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  10. Aww happy anniversary!! What a beautiful metaphor, and here's to many more wrinkly, beautiful years to come!

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