20 June 2008

sunday scribblings #116 -- happy ending

..... real happy endings




there have been so sooo many happy endings noodled into our lives over the years --- they whip through my mind like strobes blinking and bopping, hyper and fleeting - i can barely get one processed before another is right there waiting to illumine itself, and my fingers can’t keep up and capture them all at such a frenetic pace --- in and of themselves they aren’t huge, but taken together they become an immeasurable amount of love and happiness --- because of the chaotic and boisterous way in which they cram themselves in between my ears i’m just grabbing at them the best way i can --- they are all being flirts and vying for my attention as they flit around so capriciously - it’s like they all want to be an only child, ya know??? --- in no particular order, here are the ones who made it successfully through my fingers and into the post - and for every one here, there are many many more, no less important or special, just some that want to be more private and/or didn't make the cut in time!!!

a “ kiss for the cook” after a great meal -


watching the sun begin to set on the beach at the end of a day spent frillicking and jellicking like a pair of seal pups in the water -


savoring the personal inscription in my new books long after all the gifts have been torn open on christmas morning -


waking up together after a snuggled up night and playing silly little games with our feet before the real day horns in -


visiting my sister-in-law and our most special family after church on Christmas Eve -


long drives in the country at summer’s end to oooohhh and aaaahh over the pageant of fall foliage and stumbling across a beaver lodge -


dancing oh-so-close in our flannel pj’s in the kitchen at years end when the ball was dropping in times square and having tears of regret and melancholy gently kissed from my face -


giggling and kissing like a pair of teen agers in the basement of the hospital after a “good” check-up at the cancer clinic, then up to the gift shop to buy another “special” ornament for the christmas tree –


sitting back and enjoying the beauty of our yard after all the spring clean-up and weeding and planting is over –


after waiting for a litter of kittens to be born, watching them grow and learn, tumble-falling all over each other in their quest to become great fierce felines -


my hero’s delight in welcoming treasured and special children and friends every year after he got the wonderful pumpkins carved just so, and then the gargantuan Christmas tree decorated to his satisfaction –


unexpectedly stumbling across great pictures long forgotten and reliving the happiness of the moment they were taken -


snuggling safe and warm into our nest at day’s end with all our love and respect intact, each knowing the other loves unconditionally -

so many of these fantastic specters crash this memory party on such a whim that it’s beyond me to keep up with and record them all --- my biggest and best happy ending was the day MY HERO an I got together for good and for all in may, 1976, and eventually married on 04 july, 1981 (see "HOW I MET MY HERO") and thus “ended” our on again-off again relationship and really began to get on with our lives --- i hafta say that was the fairy tale story of my life, my one big love, and everything else is the fruit of cultivating that wonderful magical love – the rest of the happy endings were an outgrowth of that cinderella and her prince as they lived out their enchanted love ---

picture - kim anderson's sweethearts - "first kiss"




19 comments:

arboleda said...

beautiful moments...they may "seem" endings sometimes but I was thinking that radical endings are rare..,more than endings are pinacles achieved...:)

Paul said...

So many wonderful happy moments to reflect upon.

latree said...

little happy endings that hopefully will never ends...

Latree

SmallWorld at Home said...

Very sweet! Beautiful moments to remember.
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Steve said...

Believe it or not...... I love all the soppy stuff........kinda makes ya feel alive aye?

Tammie Lee said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful moments. Not only is it a glimpse into how you enjoy and appreciate you life, but you remind us that life is full of happy endings.
Lovely!

Granny Smith said...

Each little happy ending begets another! You are a fantastic writer who can express the joy that I so often feel.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Aww, Danni, those are so awesome. You really know how to look at the good things around you.

Becca said...

This does sound like a fairy tale ending. I'm glad you've found your Prince Charming :)

Tammy said...

I loved how you talked about these moments as if they were alive. The actual list brought tears to my eye's. You are one lucky gal and very blessed.

Devil Mood said...

It's wonderful how so many of those happy endings are simple moments that we can have often, if not everyday. It gives us hope, doesn't it? And we always want more :)

Lucy said...

YOU are a person who really appreciates life and all the wonderful moments in each day! this was so uplifting and proof that happy endings happen every day. Did you take my quiz? You will score 100!! :))

Giggles said...

I agree those memories are scrumptious, warranting recognition as little daily happy endings! Now that's what I call being grateful!
Well done, I enjoyed it immensely!

Hugs Giggles

Gill said...

What a wonderful bunch of happy memories! Very inspirational :-)

Mary J. said...

what a positive post!

CHEFDRUCK said...

what an adorable picture and what wonderful moments. You have to go back and write about each one. I loved the inscriptions inside the books on Christmas morning - my father always writes the best inscriptions.

colleen said...

You seem to have a knack for all that is happy!

alister said...

Man, life's killin’ me right now! Just getting back to the blog scene. Been working, been on the road… Anyway, when I read the comment you left on the Sunday Scribblings site I was thinking Oh good danni and I can commiserate! But when I got to your site I found sunshine, champagne bubbles, hearts and flowers. LOL! Well, that’s awesome stuff and I feel good knowing that you have it! :-)

Maisie said...

It's so good and important to think about all the good things in a relationship. A positive attitude about things makes for happy endings.