PRIM HEARTS. . .SHAKER HEARTS. . .STUFFED HEARTS. . .WOODEN HEARTS. . .I pulled out all of them today and scattered them around the FARMHOUSE. . .
It was the LITTLE METAL HEARTS that started it all. . .Found them for 50c each at an Antique Mall and could kick myself for not getting more. . .You know how it is. . .At the time I had no idea where I'd use them. . .In fact, I intended to put them on gift packages. . .Maybe for CHRISTMAS. . .I wasn't thinking about using them for myself. . .but. . .Sorry FRIENDS. . .Now I'm keeping them. . .and hoping to buy more next time I go JUNKIN'. . .
You know. . .I've never thought myself to be a HEART COLLECTOR. . .except maybe where people are concerned. . .John says I gathered HIS HEART. . .(All together now. . ."AHHHHH"). . .I definitely had my DADDY'S HEART. . .I was a Daddy's girl and proud of it. . .and maybe my COUSINS. . .and FAMILY. . .a few FRIENDS. . .a few NEIGHBORS along the way. . .PRECIOUS HEARTS. . .
It occurred to me as I went about the FARMHOUSE. . .placing HEARTS here and there. . .that I must be drawn to the PRIM and SHAKER HEARTS because they remind me of all those loved ones whose HEARTS I've gathered throughout the years. . .Maybe a little SCRATCHED AND RUSTY from being bounced around too much. . .Maybe not PERFECTLY SHAPED due to the wear and tear of LIFE . . .Maybe FADED and GRAY. . .Maybe a little OVER-STUFFED. . .Some a little SKINNY. . .Yet all molded with ENDEARING CHARACTER that only time and everyday life can bring. . .A PATINA that cannot be replicated.
So as I GATHERED my HEARTS. . .I GATHERED my MEMORIES. . .and I placed them in every room. . .a reminder that when all is said and done. . .it's our LOVED ONES that matter the most in LIFE. . .It's those HEARTS we gather along the way that make LIFE worth living.
TO LOVE and BE LOVED is truly the greatest gift in LIFE. . .
Do you have a little GATHERING to do?
Sending you. . .
This Post is dedicated to A LOVING FRIEND and 'ADOPTED MOM'
who had a HEART OF GOLD. . .
WE WILL MISS YOU, HONEY
4 Sept 1919-21 Sept 2015