How do I love you?


Don in 1988



Sonnet 43: How do I love thee, let me count the ways
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints—I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life!—and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.



Psalm 139:12
To God, the night shines as bright as the day.

search light

hard light
far light
soft light

cool light
laser light
warm light

eye light
skin light
soul light

Children Without TV #19 Candlelight

Candlelight for Don and Jeanne

Candlelight for Don and Jeanne

Golden Glow spotlights
love between Nana and Don:
cake’s ingredients!

( Grand-children helped Emily add the pineapple, carrots, nuts, work the blender, clean the bowls, place the candles, and of course, blew them out before Nana had even sucked in the breath to extinguish them.)
( Papa made them wait for the singing until the supper dishes had been put away and the kitchen cleaned. Apparently, patience holds the mix together, like egg yolk in the batter.)

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