Welcome to my newly built back yard deck.
Come sit a spell.
I have been waiting for you to visit
Waiting to serve you a cup of tea or a glass of sparkling raspberry lemonade.
Today it is raining, cold.
The deck chairs are stark white.
Waiting for YOU to add color and excitement to the setting.
Those chairs would be dressed in red gingham cushions, giving you a softened comfort to sit a while.
I would love to spread that white laced table with rose designed china luncheon plate filled with delicious, colorful cupcakes or homemade Red Lobster Sharp Cheddar Cheese biscuits fresh out of the oven.
One of my vintage china faerie tiered serving totems would add the color adorning the center of the table. Her playful personality would add whimsy to the surroundings.
We would listen to the sound of the birds that linger around in that red shrub you can see in the background off the deck and across the grass in my flower/shrub garden.
The fresh spring air would play with our sense of smell, especially if it was blowing from the direction across the street where all the apple blossoms share their fragrance and their beauty.
Words of friendship shared.
Words of encouragement spoken.
Sound of laughter rising.
Feeling of joy, peace and tranquility felt.
The music within each of us harmonizing with the spirit of gratitude.
Belonging. Community. Kindness.
Giving and receiving.
Friendship building from a time of being strangers.
The secrets of being lost in the shadow of the word “alone” being brought into the light that friendship welcomes.
Trust built in just such a time as this.
My today act of kindness and hospitality will linger tomorrow.
For that I give thanks.
Writer & Photographer.
June 15, 2016.