Friday, March 6, 2009

I'll Have Joy, Excitement, and Mystery . . . to go, please.

She walks into the kitchen,
As she does numerous times per day,
And notices the dirty glass on the counter.
Eager to preserve the tidiness she strives for endlessly each day,
She reaches for soiled glass to quickly swoop into the dishwasher.

But . . .
She recoils as soon as she sees the contents of the glass:


Deep in her throat forms the strident call to her youngest,
For surely this collection of snails has her fingerprints all over it.
Of late, Rachel has been wandering the woods in search of Spring . . .
Always searching . . . always finding
the delights of her adventurous heart.

She found something alright.

"I simply cannot endure this!" She says to herself sharply.

But then she catches sight of a sweet sentiment,
Placed in the windowsill as a steady reminder
In just such a case as this:

God Makes All Things Beautiful in His Time

Placing glass of shells near the delightful promise,
She chooses to join Rachel's game of wonder
And believe there is beauty to come,
While encouraging her to secure these treasures in a safer place . . .
(With Dad's help).

She promptly leaves the kitchen
Returning at a later (and snail-free) time.

[Thanks Dad.]

* * * * *

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder
without any such gift from the fairies,
he needs the companionship of at least one adult
who can share it,
rediscovering with him the
and mystery
of the world we live in.

~~ Rachel Carson ~~


Laura ~Peach~ said...

i like snails ... looks like she is good at seeking and finding!

skywind said...

What is in that cup? The little angel is true beauty. :)

Health is the Greatest Happiness & The World at The Present

FancyHorse said...

What love and joy and humor are expressed in this post! I love your little angel 'reminder'.

Tealady said...


You reminded me of that famous prayer:

"God, give me patience -- NOW!" LOL

All the best, Lana

Becky said...

LOL, I can just hear you squirming ;-)

Mim said...

Wow this was a cute post.
Snails would make me jump too.
Yes sometimes blogging takes a back seat to life doesn't it.
Have a happy Saturday

American Homemaker said...

LOL I have a couple of bug hunters in my house. I threaten them with their lives if the critters come inside :)

dawn klinge said...

:) You did the right thing! Even if it was hard to see those little critters in your kitchen.

Grandma Tillie's Bakery said...

Awww, cute little snails. Amazing how much they can consume in plant life!

I can't decide if the warm stone therapy would feel good or be painful. I know the stones are probably not hot to the skin, but my nerves are so bad in my back the thought of it just makes me shudder. I wonder, do they lay them in a certain pattern, or just randomly where you have pain?


Sit-N-Chat said...

Your daughter sounds like my kind of girl. She reminds me of my Bree.
As for my blog, thanks for commenting and encouraging. I know all will be taken care of and what truly needs to be accomplished, will. And I know He will tend to my mom. She is so ready for this surgery.
Thank you for the prayers.


Karey Swan said...

So glad you didn't throw out the snails! As Teddy Roosevelt once said after his mother threw out some of his treasures, "Loss to science!"

I once walked in the kitchen and found a chipmunk skin drying in my dish drainer!!!! Dawson is my more 'free to explore' one, as his older siblings would say. They were more conscientious.

Love you blog!