Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Two posts in one day which I never, ever do because it would be like letting your food touch your other food on your plate. But yesterday was such an amazing day. Damn mail just blew my doors off.

My friend Melody sent me, hands down, the most beautiful book I have ever been given. It is about plants and how they got their names. It has utterly exquisite drawings and pictures, of course, lovely, lovely beautiful paper and binding and in short, dropped my jaw and brought me to my knees in the middle of the day. I keep a certain composure at the office, try to, but I had to close my door for several minutes after I opened this gift. I*am*unusually*blessed. I have friends that I just don't deserve and my friend Melody knows the parts of me that are...difficult and tricky to access. Truly, this gift, this book is the miracle they talk about this time of year. I am in tears as I watch the sun come up over Riverfront Park; I have no words for how it feels to have such a gift come from so far away and to have it touch you and hold you in such a private, secret place. Life. Just when you give up on it, it rings your doorbell and Melody is standing on your front porch.

My friend Rod sent me what is surely an artifact of the American theatre. I received an fully autographed copy of the Playbill of Doubt, the Pulitzer prize winning play, now in theatres across the country. Rod just happened to have his own autograph on this Playbill as he is a member of the cast. ( Just how freaking sweet is that?) But near the masthead is the signature of the great, great Cherry Jones, the doyenne of the American theatre. sigh. Lord have mercy, what is happening to me? How is it that I am the target of such beneficence?

I am humbled and honored. No matter what you put out there and what you throw in, you always get more back. Always.


JBelle
Bellemaison
The 'Kan EWA

13 comments:

toadman said...

Marmie (Melody) strikes again. She totally rocks.

PDX Pup said...

Wow! That's awesome! Sounds very cool.

curtcon said...

Her 'pressies' are the stuff of legend.

'bits n bobs' she calls em:-)

jb3ll3 said...

That's what the custom declaration said: pressie. pressie! I love this woman. I LOVE THIS WOMAN.

MarmiteToasty said...

Jebus...... Dam you woman, you have me crying now...... gawds sake...... Im the one that feels so very humble amongst you all.......

ps...... didnt ya read the 'DO NOT OPEN TIL CRIMBO' message in 'our place'? aye aye...... obviously not lol

x

MarmiteToasty said...

*waving at Curt*...... :)

x

the psycho therapist said...

Yes, Melody is the bees knees, simple as dat!

She has been a wee light in my darkness on more than one occasion. I adore her, too.

I guess we can share her. (rolling eyes)

As for the rest, you are blessed.

I don't necessarily agree with your last two sentences, however, as it has not been my personal experience or that of many others. Then again, true giving asks for nothing in return beyond the receipt of the gift so it doesn't really matter anyway in the long run.





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Pixie said...

I am humbled and honored. No matter what you put out there and what you throw in, you always get more back. Always.

Absolutely positively the TRUTH in my life, both ways. Happy to report it's all super-positive as of late. Did you pray for me or something?
*wink*

Happy holidays all. Merry Christmas J'Belle.

Love.

treespotter said...

uh uh... i love getting presents. Will i get any for christmas?

treespotter said...

two posts in a day then nothing...

humpf...


well, have a jolly christmas holiday anyway!

Shelley said...

Yes, what Tree said -- I hope you have (or had, depending on when you read this) a wonderful Christmas, JBelle! Enjoy your Christmas in Europe, surrounded by the love and laughter of family and the joy of sharing the high spiritual traditions of your faith.

Merry Christmas!

Shelleigh said...

Merry Christmas, J'Belle.

* muah! *

Mommy Dearest said...

Merry Christmas!