Friday, February 25, 2011

Any Day is a Good Day to Celebrate Love

Altered Altoid's Tin
Tony has cleaned out his office, and he has a small bag of stuff I've made for him over the years that he'll be taking to Iraq.  Included in the bag was this tin that I made for him years ago.  The Cupid was from some battered sheet music.  I'm not sure when I made this, but it must have been seven or eight years ago.

Tin with interior altered pages of "Sonnet 43"

 On the inside on altered pages is "Sonnet 43: How Do I Love Thee?" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.  

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

1 comment:

Judy Whelley said...

Stay strong my friend, all will be well. Love endures.