Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Treasure Pleasure













I am still reeling.

Since its arrival, a day doesn't go by that I don't open my box that's filled to brimming with treasure. I touch the pieces, and I imagine it's how King Midas must have felt, only my touch gives me joy, although, once in a while it doesn't seem real--this proof that someone who has never met me has given me so much of the very things I like: maps, paper, words strung together like jewels, colors upon colors, and Egypt! Glorious Ancient Egypt was once my home. I have this love affair with the old places that I recall. How Misty knew/knows so much about me, leaves me guessing. Such a blessing! LOL! I see raised eye brows. It's okay. You are so entitled, as am I. I believe what I believe. Believe means to be, and to live. Nice, huh? As nice as The Pen Thief, who steals my heart with her goodness and gentle spirit. 

"Thank you" is the best I can do now. But it comes from the most basic parts of me. So, Thank you, my dear, thoughtful, considerate, little friend. You are a blessing. Not because you give me material treasures, but because of who you are. Your treasures give me great pleasure. But, how could you give me your beautiful scarf?!? I love it! You make me cry. 

I wish I were a poet! I would compose rhymes and dedicate them to you, out of gratitude. A musician. I would write an opera, written in the key of "thank-you!" There I go again. Thank you is never enough, but it's the ultimate response to such generosity. So, I will hush now, so that I won't blubber.

Love and hugs.

Sincerely sincere,

This Limner

P.S. Can you believe I started learning Italian once? Going to Italy and Egypt were dreams. Once. 















6 comments:

  1. well you must take a trip to Italy and Egypt . Yes dear sweet misty is such a dear girl . speaking from expierience Italy is a beautiful country in more ways than one . My brother went to Egypt while in the navy and rode a camel . Yes my dear Limner we shall one day take a trip to the great Italy it is on my bucket list . It might be when we are 90 but we will get there LOL !!!!

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  2. I was so touched by your posts on the cigar box that I read them to my mother. She wanted me to tell you that all the nice things you have said about me are the best compliments to hear as a mother. It makes her realize that she has done right by me (and presumably all her other kids).

    Thank you for your kind words here. I am so very glad that you enjoyed the box! I knew it was worth the time to save it. You are truly a wonderful person!

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  3. Thank you, Marina. So is your name.

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  4. phonelady61! Shall we learn a few words of both languages first? Like "hey, food, hotel, eat, drink, cougars," and such? :) Maybe they will have sand horses by the time we get there 'cause camels like to spit. Or am I confusing them with llamas? Camels have lashes to cry for though, huh? 90 is as good as 80 or 100 and 2 as for as I'm concerned. :D Let us just get there, huh?

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  5. Pen Thief. I am so sorry for replying late, but I had Mac problems. When I get a new one I have to read the manual. Yep, I am one of those people, but only after I fiddle around with things first. :)

    You have no idea how your gift touches me. I know my friends and family are tired of hearing about the lovely letters, cards, and the beautiful cigar box. I am beginning to feel like a show-off, a braggart, and I act like no one else has ever sent me pretty-pretty things before, but this one strikes a chord. I love to write stories about memories, good and bad, but I have gaps. Sometimes something special, or painful triggers a memory that needs major attention , and when that happens . . .

    See? Your mom reminds me of mine. I thought Texas mothers had a monopoly on things like that. :) Nephew says things like "thank you ma'am" to a waitress and I smile, thinking, "Your mama raised you right." So, tell your mama, "Yes, you raised a great being. You raised someone who is an asset to society. Thank you." Saying so is my great pleasure.

    And I would give my reputation in exchange for your idea that I am full of wonder. It makes me shake my head. And wish it were so. So many wonderful souls have touched my life through their pens, and here. You are all helping me work harder to become the person I want to be: A better being--he best being that I am capable of being. You do it through their blogs and comments here. If only I could express myself better! :)

    Be well, and thank you, my friend/friends.

    Sincerely sincere,

    This Limner

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