Just a few pictures from a lovely evening stroll with my husband, capturing the simple beauty of our surroundings, bending like children to examine every plant that suddenly seems unique. Look how at the wonderfully red shade of the bricks of the house in the picture before last.
I hope your day was meaningful in its little details; I hope it included spending time with your loved ones; deep, sincere prayer straight from your heart; enjoying sunshine or rain, wherever you are; plenty of good food, laughter, friendship and conversation. Simply cherishing life, precious life, in all its countless joys and blessings, challenges and trials, tears and sorrows and comforts. Cherishing a day that will come only once - there never was a day like it, and never will be a day quite like it again.
Trails of more and more phrases are passing now and then in my head, but I currently feel too tired to capture even a single one. So I will say goodbye for now, friends, and hope to "see" you and "talk" to you again soon.
P.S.: the highlight of today for me was visiting Grandma, and sharing a big bowl of sweet cherries with her, together with lots of laughter and happy memories. I'm so thankful for having Grandma here with us, vibrant and full of life at 92. Grandma is such a perfect example for remaining optimistic and cheerful, even in the most dire circumstances (walking for three days and three nights in the middle of winter, in a Siberian wood full of wolves, with no weapon but a small axe at Grandpa's belt, holding her little son and keeping a bottle of milk for him warm under her clothes...). I know it meant so much to her, to see me married - the first of the grandchildren, and incidentally the youngest.