Sunday, June 19, 2011

365 Days Take Two! -- Day Thirty-Six

I'm Back!

Copyright 2011.  The sun peaking through the clouds on our first day at the beach :)
Nags Head, NC - June 2011.

*Mom says each of us has a veil between ourselves and the rest of the world, like a bride wears on her wedding day, except this kind of veil is invisible.  We walk around happily with these invisible veils hanging down over our faces.  The world is kind of blurry, and we like it that way.
But sometimes our veils are pushed away for a few moments, like there's a wind blowing it from our faces.  And when the veil lifts, we can see the world as it really is, just for those few seconds before it settles down again.  We see all the beauty, and cruelty, and sadness and love.  But mostly we are happy not to.  Some people learn to life the veil themselves.  Then they don't have to depend on the wind anymore.*

-- Rebecca Stear --
(From When You Reach Me)

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