Lovely Photo Wednesday Does Indeed Get Lovelier Each Week...

29 September 2010

Lovely Photo - Wordless or Not-So-Wordless Wednesday at Aspire

... and it also does get quicker! Have you noticed how the older you get, the faster time seems to go by? Really, it's amazing. As a 5 year old, a year is the equivalent of eternity. Now, a year doesn't seem that long. Crazy, huh?

And that leads us up to this photo...

Time. This bench embraces--for me--the essence of time. Once, the varnish on this bench was new and golden, and it was proudly displayed in our house. Sticky fingers touched it, small children sat on it to open presents at Christmas time--it was a well-loved article of furniture. But then, Momma decided that it would be nice as a garden bench outside. And so, it was brought out of the warm comforts of the house and left out in the wind and the rain, the sun and the sleet.

Now, this bench is worn and splintered. The paint is cracking, and the wood is warped. And yet, there is beauty in the bench--the beauty of dreams and hopes, of laughter and smiles, of tears and sadness, all wrapped up in this small wooden bench. When I glance at it, I am suddenly overcome by past emotions, all linked to this piece of furniture.

This bench is the essence of beautiful memories of days past.

5 epistles:

  1. Beautiful photo, and a beautiful story behind it.
    Lovely! =)
    God Bless and have a great day!

    Sister in Christ,
    Emily Grace

  2. I published your comment on my blog... why? Because it was amazingly put and so true. I don't mind if your harsh, some people need a wake up call. I would also appreciate (if you have the stomach for it) if you would be so kind as to come read the newest comments and input. Honetstly... I'm so mad right now I could throw up and then spit nails. Honestly... I need to calm down, and pray in :)
    I love you girl, you're amazing.

  3. It is a very lovely bench, indeed! ☺

    I came over from Kat’s blog, (you commented on my post yesterday) to meet you. When I saw your profile photo, I did think it was you, and I also thought, “She looks like Marianne Dashwood.” (Ha! Ha!) It is such a lovely photo, and there really would be nothing wrong with being that old-fashioned. ☺

    Elizabeth Rose is such a beautiful name. Your blog is also very beautiful! I was going to ask you if you created this yourself, but then I scrolled down and discovered it is a blog creation of Brianna’s - she has really blossomed in blogging; I am truly in awe of her.


  4. Hey Elizabeth,
    I am opening a blog design studio Oct. 8th.
    Go here for details:
    I'd love it if you could mention something about it sometime.
    Many thanks,


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