Saturday, February 21, 2009

thinking about the circles of life


breathe in life's beauty
mixed media collage
on solid aspen
9 x 12 x 1.5
(c) 2009 julie king

this evening has me thinking about the circles of life. i spent the day in my hometown where we gave my daughter megan a baby shower. she has a c-section scheduled for monday, march 2nd to have her little boy. after several disappointing pregnancies megan and joe will get their second child and jenna will get her long-awaited baby brother. such a wonderful group of women and children attended the shower -- mothers, their daughters and their daughters' daughters!! and i just couldn't help but be touched by the wonderful circle of life. megan and her best friend meghan used to play non-stop as children and now what a delight it is to see their daughters, jenna and korah be so cute and giggly together. megan was a blonde with blue eyes and meghan was a dark-haired, dark eyed opposite. and now it is the same with jenna being the fair one and korah the opposite. but as life circles around and we get to see our grandchildren play together one thing remains constant -- our love for family and the close friendship that warms our hearts. the circle of life surrounds us and binds us together.

as i arrived at meghan's house today, the noon church bells were ringing. tears sprang to my eyes and an overwhelming feeling of homesickness spread over me. funny how that simple sound can evoke both melancholy and joy! but at moments like that i hold fast to my hope and conviction that some day soon bill and i will be able to retire to that little town that lures me. and when i'm back there, the circle of life will be so sweetly, wonderfully complete!

7 comments:

Strider said...

Thoughtful post my friend.

Artist Unplugged said...

What a wonderful post and how sweet a story of your daughter, her friend and her daughter! The most wonderful is the celebration and expectation and fruition of the new baby boy!!!!!! Lovely collage, life is a big, though bumpy, circle! Thanks for sharing your day.

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the circle of life, a sweet story.

cindy : quaint said...

good luck to your daughter megan and congratulations to all of you. lovely post. music is amazing in it's ability to transport you to a different place and time in an instant.

Lavinia said...

A poignant, touching post. At certain moments, yes, the circle of life hits you, and at others, the homesickness sweeps over you with such a longing. You have expressed these sentiments so eloquently. I hope that move you look forward to happens sooner than you think...

Auburn Kat said...

What a lovely post.

NANCY LEFKO said...

this is one of my favorites....