2012-01-04

A Charm for Anna

It has been too long since I last saw my god-daughter, and I marvel at the change in her.  Now fifteen,  she has grown tall and slender and more beautiful than I'd ever imagined.  She is poised in a new haircut and matching attitude -  cynical and sarcastic, challenging all to try and harm her. Because she is so brave.

But she is also fragile with crystalline skin so thin her kind and incandescent heart shines right through.  So easily broken.  I want to place her under glass like a fine work of art, untouchable.

But her life and all its splendor lie before her; undulating hills of green lit with golden sun stretch to the horizon.  A satin ribbon unfurls before her, waiting to lead her through abounding joys and uncounted wonders.

The clock strikes midnight and I go to her and kiss her soft cheek.

Happy New Year Anna.  A whole world awaits you.

13 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautifully written tribute!

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  2. Thank you Pam. I just hope I haven't embarrassed her.

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  3. Anna St GermainJanuary 04, 2012

    You didnt embarrass me at all!I love the way it is written.

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  4. WOW Anna is a lucky godchild!

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  5. That IS sweet! She is lucky indeed.

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  6. To be loved by you, seems to be a marvelous thing.

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  7. what a beautiful tribute! love it.

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  8. Wow.

    That was gorgeous. Truly - you've managed to evoke such a glorious image of Anna.

    You're brilliant.

    PA Thanks for the kind words at my blog.

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  9. So sweet. Your love for her shines through!

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  10. Aww, that was really cute. She sounds like a doll.

    Loving the new look of your blog by the way ... get you miss sophisticated ;-) he he

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