Saturday, December 18, 2010

Well, I'm feeling human again and a good thing too. It's only a week until Christmas and I have things to do! LOL

Got my last parcel in the mail yesterday. Thank goodness it's only going to Victoria, so it will arrive in time. Got the last of my local gifts wrapped as well, so that's taken care of. I've got to get some decorating done though. A couple of craft trees and a few cards is not going to cut it

Was at my Breast Cancer Support lunch today and we had a new member. She was only diagnosed in November so she still has her surgery and treatment ahead of her. As we were breaking up she said she felt much better after hearing our stories and knowing she wasn't alone and someone else really understood what she was going through. That made all of us feel better too because that is a huge part of what we're there for. We had a gift exchange and I got a small box of Ferrero Rocher and a small candle and holder. I'm delighted - I love candles and chocolate!!

The Anniversary by John Donne

All kings, and all their favorites,
All glory of honors, beauties, wits.
The sun itself, which makes times, as they pass,
Is elder by a year, now, than it was
When thou and I first one another saw:
All other things, to their destruction draw,
Only our love hath no decay;
This, no tomorrow hath, nor yesterday;
Running, it never runs from us away,
But truly keeps his first, last, everlasting day.

Two graves must hide thine and my corse,
If one might, death were no divorce;
Alas, as well as other princes, we
(Who prince enough in one another be)
Must leave at last in death, these eyes, and ears,
Oft fed with true oaths, and with sweet salt tears;
But souls where nothing dwells but love
(All other thoughts being inmates) then shall prove
This, or a love increased there above,
When bodies to their graves, souls from their graves remove.

And then we shall be thoroughly blest,
But we no more, than all the rest;
Here upon earth, we are kings, and none but we
Can be such kings, nor of such subjects be;
Who is so safe as we? where none can do
Treason to us, except one of us two.
True and false fears let us refrain,
Let us love nobly, and live, and add again
Years and years unto years, till we attain
To write threescore: this is the second of our reign.

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