Saturday, June 24, 2006

L is for the way you Look at me... O is for the Only one I see....


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Had a little difficulty narrowing down my choices today: Love is so overwhelming, where to start? So, I went through some of my quotes, scrounged up some pictures, and this is what we've got to say about LOVE:

Did you ever stick your arms out and spin and spin and spin? Well, that's what love is like.
Practical Magic

That's my youngest sister: SisterK spinning around. There's something about that picture, how free she is, that just tugs at my heart.

"Sometimes it's better to put love into hugs than to put it into words." - Unknown

A grainy picture of SisterS & SisterM hugging, somewhere around 1988. SisterM is a lot less affectionate now, and this picture reminds me of a time when she could show us how much she loved us. I wish it were this easy now.

So how does it happen, great love? Nobody knows... but what I can tell you is that it happens in the blink of an eye. One moment you're enjoying your life, and the next you're wondering how you ever lived without them. Hitch

My grandparents at their 50th Wedding Anniversary (in 1989). I can't imagine loving someone for that long, through all the trials that 50 years would bring, but they always made it look easy. My grandfather died 8 years ago this week - my grandmother once told me that living without him was like living without a part of herself: She still wonders what he would do, still talks to him in her own way. I can only wish for a love that deep, that true.

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
David Viscott

Here's Youngest Nephew, about 7 months old, in the Fall of 2000. There's lots of times I'm not really sure what I'm doing with my life. But one thing I never doubt: Being an aunt is the most special thing I have ever done. I am helping to raise some beautiful people.

"I love this spot, it's like heaven right here on earth, maybe that's what heaven is, maybe we go through life collecting people and places we love and they become in our heaven " Here on Earth.

My Dad and Oldest Nephew, Easter 1999.

"To be alive was to live in such a way that you were both of these people: the comforted and the comforting, the loved and the loving, so that finally all you were, all that you had lived your life to become, the sum total of each sunrise and sunset you'd ever managed to witness was to love. To live was to receive love, and to give it away." Brett Lott

This is my Nana and Only Brother, Christmas Eve 1999. It's just a perfect moment: somehow the connection between them was captured by the camera.

"You don't ever have to do anything sensational to love or to be loved."
Fred Rogers
Here's SisterJ (circa 1984) ending this whole thing with a big kiss for all of you!

Hope your week is happy... thanks for stopping by!!!


ribbiticus said...

love your choices but i loved the one of your grandparents most of all! mine's up! ;)

Wystful1 said...

Oh my, what a great way to show us the love in your family!!! (And the opening line from the song......)


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PatentPrincess said...

I love all your pictures and how they illustrate the many different aspects of love. Thanks for sharing them :)

And thank you for visiting me today!

Anonymous said...

Very fun post! :) I played too. :)

TNChick said...

Well how sweet is all that. You just went all our for love. I think teh grandparent photo is one of my faves of these. The one of your sister shows freedom to me, more than love... but it's a cool snapshot.

Tricia said...

Great post! I agree with Ribbiticus- your grandparents picture is great.

Mandy said...

Love the photographs here. My favourite is your nana and brother, they look so relaxed and at peace with each other.


Carmen said...

I liked the wayt you did this, with the quotes and the pics that match. Nicely done! Good form!

Melli said...

GOODNESS you have a LOT of love going on in your family! I LOVE the pic of your grandparents -- I agree 50 years is such a LONG time! My husbands parents made 50 years -- but they weren't really happy. Your Grandparents look VERY happy! That is SO wonderful!

You had commented on my post yesterday wondering if I knew how lucky I am. My post for today responds to that! ;)

Janet said...

WOW! That was some powerful love! Thanks for sharing that with us :-)