Thursday, January 29, 2009

A Picture Meme

Nebraska Girl tagged me with a picture meme. OK, it was about a month ago and I resisted posting all this time because that directory is filled with images of my Sunshine. She has never given me permission to show her face on the Internet and I wouldn't ever violate her trust. I found a little placeholder for her on a graffiti website. It was just too cool. I wish that my graffiti was this artsy.

When I took the picture that became the fourth image of Sunshine in this directory, I had one of those "Aha!" moments. Her long beautiful fingers framed her face and her eyes were so full of love and joy. I couldn't turn away from her then. It sounds funny but that is when I realized she had a heart shaped face and it was the most wonderful time I think that we've shared. I can't tell you how I long to see that smile again.

When you love someone, and they are recovering from a serious illness, it's easy to lose sight of just how fragile they are. It takes so long to heal. Meanwhile life goes on and there are new challenges to meet. That is the way of things. No matter how a person wishes that they could carry the burden for another, sometimes that's not meant to be. Maybe it's not even possible like wiping the sadness out of the world, but what we can do is wipe the tears out of another's eyes. Sometimes that's all one can do. I had one of these discoveries tonight.

Discovery. Sometimes it comes like a lightning flash. You realize something about your future that's been eluding you. It's as if you have been looking for a missing clue and rather than finding it, suddenly it seems as if it's always been there. That was the way I discovered that I love Sunshine. That was the way I discovered her heart shaped face. I love Sunshine so much and I always will.

I'm certain I've bored you all to death with how I feel about Sunshine. The next time I have trouble sleeping, I'll be more interesting, I promise. In the meantime if you would like to play along with the picture meme ...

1) Choose the 4th folder where you store your pictures on the computer
2)Select the 4th picture in the folder
3)Explain the picture
4)Tag 4 people to do the same

It's too late tonight to purposely think through who to tag, so if you'd like to play this meme, please do so at your own peril.


Leni Qinan said...

Skeeter, it wasn't boring at all. Quite the contrary. She's very lucky to have you.
Life sometimes tests us, and I suppose it's when we realise many things we never noticed before.

I hope she recovers soon.

Best wishes.

nebraska girl said...

I think you win for the most interesting explanation of your picture. I hope that someday I can find someone who loves me as much as you love Sunshine.

Maria said...

Here is wishing her a speedy recovery. Life never gets dicey at a convenient time, does it?

Maria said...

Oh...and who are you rooting for in the superbowl?

We are mixed around here. Liv like Arizona and Bing is a Steeler fan. I'm going to check out their "outfits" first. Bing finds this hilarious...that unless it is the Huskers or the Huskies in college football, I root for the ones with the best looking uniforms...

Leah said...

Thanks for sharing that, dude!

Of course it isn't boring, love never is.

zirelda said...

You know, every time you post about Sunshine it occurs to me that she is the luckiest woman ever to have someone as sweet and caring as you.

And that is a great picture by the way.

kylie said...

hi skeeter,
i havent been so engaged with the world of late and have only just noticed your interview post.

i'm so glad you picked up your guitar again and that you have a memory you can cherish

fabulous post

Harshita said...

It is always a pleasure to read you talk about Sunshine :)

I sit in front of my laptop like a curious kid reading line by line... :)

Take Care

Lavinia said...

You haven't bored us. You couldn't. You express yourself so well. My continuted best wishes for convalescence and recovery!