"There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it." - Chinese Proverb
|Mother and Child - John Frederick Leighton |
c. 1860, Oil on canvas
No big post today from this Smiling Heart. This is the Graceful One's last day in town, and as it's beginning to look as if she won't have the chance to get home again until next Christmas, I know you'll understand that I prefer, just this once, her company to yours.
Winter made a return over night, and seemed to whisper in my ear, "See what I can do? You'll miss me when I'm gone."
I heard that she wreaked havoc in Kentucky, but here in Weldon Spring she left a gentle white bunting on the trees' branches and a soft dusting on the grass, highlighting the sweeping architecture of the landscape with the skill of an artist.
It's very pretty, and I think that the Graceful One and I will enjoy the day outside, inside, and out and about today, while gazing at the display.
Have a wonderful day, and hug someone you love (even if it's virtually...those count, too).
Here is an utterly charming new version of one of my favorite songs, "La Vie en Rose". The literal translation is "Life in Pink," which is how I live when the Graceful One is around.
Here is Pomplamoose (Nataly Dawn and Jack Conte) with a refreshingly youthful and authentic interpretation of Edith Piaf's classic song. Enjoy!