Monday, April 13, 2009

Anything less than love

Good morning, how have you all been?! A little fattened up by your Easter banquet? My Easter four letter holi*- day presented a different kind of celebration- ribs and kite flying, bubbles off the deck floating on the wind, out over a lake.
Beautiful day with beautiful friends.
I did not attend the four walled kind of church, spending most of my time out under the big sky cathedral. The hymn that was fixed in my mind most of the day was "Unclouded Day"- good old time music.

The February nursery garden supplied fresh radishes and delectable greens, the bright yet sprightly still chives- ended up in a vinaigrette made for sharing.
I gathered a bouquet of yellow tulips and budding branches from the apple tree, mixed in some walking stick willow stems and delivered it all there to the house on the lake in an old blue Ball jar.(The flowers, not the salad...oh my.) The old green Ford carried me and the flowers to the place of laughter and guitars, hammocks made for two- a virtual love palace. One of those places that you are made to feel welcome by the hugs and smiles of the inhabitants, as if you'd been there before... A few there had never shared a meal with the fellow across the table from them, and yet...eating with your fingers, barbecue dripping off your face didn't seem odd or out of order, just made the grins more abundant.

Anything less than love would not have been welcome at that table, so without thinking, I acted accordingly.

"...Oh the land of cloudless days
Oh the land of an unclouded sky
Oh they tell me of a home where no storm clouds rise
Oh they tell me of an unclouded day..."

written by Rev.J K Alwood
It felt like an uncluttered, light and breezy dry day- and yet, there were storm clouds all around, heavy with rain, though not an ounce of precipitation from me or the sky, hallelujah!
Take care-
(*holidays stink. This one was different though, and once again I find myself being ever so thankful...not once identifying with those devilish eggs ;)


Anonymous said...

I'm glad you had a great Easter, and I'm jealous you had ribs!!

Love, Rhi

Lyn said...

I love the clarity of your thinking, and the blossoming poetry..grateful for your visit! Like your background color!!
I remain Minny Blue, and also..

Jane said...

Sounds like you had a good Easter!


Anonymous said...

your tulips are beautiful - your bouquet and ribs sound delightful. And Holidays stink for alot of people.
Love Kim

troutbirder said...

Hmmm. I like that term. I will remember it. "Big Sky Cathedral"

Jayne said...

What a beautiful way to spend Easter... soaking in the creator's beauty. Perfect.

bam said...

your easter sounds heavenly. i love the picture of the yellows and the pussy willows, the blue ball jar and the green ford pickup. and the ribs by finger. and you........licking it all right off the plate. and i don't mean just the rib juice....xoxoxo