a joy forever

As Keats told us, “a thing of beauty is a joy forever”. At this rate, it looks like I’m going to be happy for a long, long time.

Beauty is. . .
a stunning orchid for my room. I have decided that all bedrooms should contain fresh orchids. They are impossibly beautiful, laws of gravity-defying flowers. Who wouldn’t want to wake up to that?

Beauty is. . . phone calls that include the phrase “we’re barbecuing at the lake tonight, you coming?”


. . .and the phrase “I’m making rolkuchen.”
. . . and finding a way to hug your wet, fresh out of the lake niece and still stay dry.
Beauty is. . . .road-tripping up to Gardom Lake to see Amanda. And learning a new un-winnable card game. And then winning said game on the third try. (Funny, no one else was as excited about this as I was.)

Beauty is. . .loving someone enough to do their camp laundry and having great people to share the experience with.
Beauty is . . . a cold lake on a hot day and time to go swimming. This lake had an inflatable iceburg for climbing and even a pirate ship (sadly just out of the range of this photo.)

Beauty is. . . making it to the top of the iceburg and finding that even way up here, there’s love too.(I don’t know why I have so few pics of Amanda from our Gardom Lake Odyssey. We’ll have to fix that when Amanda gets home in a few weeks.) All in all, it’s been a pretty stellar summer so far. Dave & Janie & Corrina land in Abby tomorrow so amazingly enough, the summer is about to get even better. A thing of beauty, these joys mine, forever.

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