It’s like watching a flower bloom from a bud or a seed pushing through the soil moving onward and upward slowly but surely toward the sky to eventually arise in its fresh green glory into the light right before our eyes.
They are taking that old house into their hands and hearts removing dust and accumulations of two full and splendid lives molding from the clay of the past moving through the soil of a present full of challenge and struggle into a new, alive unpredictable future together.
This new growth fashioned from precious artifacts and art of these two mature siblings is not a shell which is a house but a new flowering which is a home.
What a delight to observe from afar this new creation taking shape knowing that their roots and ours are emmeshed and inseparable.
Watching these two bright, precocious ones so precious, priceless and cherished by us is as delicious and delightful as sharing a meal prepared in the ovens, homes and hearts of our mothers.
In this dynamic present we are grateful for parents who taught us what it means to make and keep a home to love and be loved by the children of generations.
All these children are present in the creators and observers of this new home taking shape being painting into a landscape that will one day sparkle with joy.
Note: Dedicated to Ginny and Richard as they journey together, sister and brother, creating a new home in an old house.