Tuesday, September 20

warmth comes in many ways.

i stood in the rain making plans with the carpenter for a run in shed for the horse. jeremiah and i walked on long grass till the hems of pants soaked up all the rain to the knees. al though i love the rain,  lately it seems to get into my bones. so i escaped to a cafe, where i knew a wood fire would be burning and it was. i sat there typing, then i admit i could not help ease drop on two couples,  maybe in their seventies. they laughed as they ate peanut butter and jelly on bagels ( i know) and talked about books, film, country roads and rural dark skies. something inside of me smiled, how dear is friendship, how special it is,  how it grows and watches you grow. it made me think of k. who i miss terribly, since he has not been home for over three weeks. i thought if he was here, he would notice the same thing, he would grab my hand under the table and kiss my forehead. i walked to the counter of the cafe and asked the girl behind the counter  for four macarons, asked if she would deliver them to there table anonymously and simple say if asked this is for the belly laughs of friendship. i ran to the restroom so i would not be there when she did so. maybe because i remember when this was done for k and i, tears rolled down my face and my hands began to shake but i knew i was happy for the warmth i now felt, and as for the rain well it did not bother me anymore.

when i got home in noticed bullet at the window, he was talking so loud through the glass, i took my camera out and he reached for me.


*gosh this might sounds like i am boasting but please know it is more wanting to share a special moment one when you realize how growing old with friends, the people you love makes you young and how paying it forward when you unexpectedly are made to feel better  makes you react in a good way.
oh, boy perhaps my explanations is more confusing but i just wanted to share celebrate good things.





26 comments:

Sara said...

this made me smile... and i am not normally a cat person(totally allergic) but that picture has almost recruited me:) you are a darling nadia!

Josephine said...

I don't see how the story could be considered boasting. I'm so happy you shared it with us, too. I learn so much from you about how to be a good, kind-hearted person.

onesilentwinter said...

dear sara & josephine,

do you know you both are my earliest readers, my heart warmers, you make me a better person and your friendship whether our voices are dormant or we speak loudly is always with me.

Jane Flanagan said...

This post made me cry, warm, wet tears on my cheeks.

the wild magnolia said...

no worry. this was a share of love, and as you said, paying in forward because you care. life is short and I believe these gifts fill us and we share the overflow.

thank you for being who you are. ❤

S. Etole said...

what a sweet and tender moment for all of you ... love that little kitty reaching for you at the window.

tj said...

...Oh my, no explanation or apology needed.

...And how sweet of you to do such a thing! Those couples probably think nothing of their laughter and their shared joy until your kind gesture. Most likey they had no idea that their joyful presence was contagious. :o)

...I just love your photos! They are proof that my life's dream does indeed exist. Thank you for sharing.

...Blessings :o)

Carey Brown Strombotne said...

even more lovely pictures... both from your camera and of the warmth of friendship. such wonders!

Pamela Bates of Mercantile Muse said...

no explanation needed. it was a lovely thought.

Gemma said...

What a sweet moment. You are boasting.

bogeyandruby said...

Oh my goodness, Nadia, the photo of Bullet made my day and your post was the icing on the cake. Thank-you for sharing your wonderful observations, perspective, insight. :)

Victoria said...

Your blog is so lovely! Every time I see your photographs it's like my heart exhales, reminds me of home.

gilead in bloom

Juliana said...

I wish I had the courage to do the same and acknowledge such a happy friendship moment with macarons.

Thilda said...

Hello you lovely cat behind the window!! :D

alma said...

You are SO sweet! You did what makes life magical.

janet said...

thank you for sharing such a lovely moment.

Kerry O'Gorman said...

It's a lovely gesture that you made and now they will always remember that rainy cafe day ...not just another day...I love the kitty with the 'high 5 - come inside'!

Agnèslamexicaine said...

oh le chat! j adore!

bienfaitpourtoi said...

How much i wish i was in the cafe too...
How muxh i love you cat knocking on the window...
Kisses from france,

PK Studios said...

sweet and beautiful : )

HAGEBUTTE MonisMoniKate said...

wonderful! :-D

Belinda @ Wild Acre said...

Lets all take the time to notice and celebrate moments that warm our hearts, I'm so glad you shared yours. Sometimes you just have to step into the moment and follow your heart, it makes life so much richer, no? Have a lovely weekend. x

Ariane Reichardt said...

Dear Nadia,
you are a big hearted, attentive, intutive, loving person.
With your velvety voice you tell us from a good world.
Thank you... even for sharing.

Ariane.

Silène said...

Je tiens votre blog pour l'un des plus beaux que je connaisse. Vraiment. Je rêve de pouvoir, un jour, faire des photos de la qualité des vôtres ....Merci de partager avec nous tant de belles choses qui nous inspirent.

Ann Marie said...

this blog of yours is always such a warm place to come. thank you for creating such a wonderful space for all of us. you are lovely in every way.

loves to you.

Lucia said...

Connecting with people is such a rare and preciuos thing. You did it.