Love After Love
The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door,
in your own mirror and each will smile at the other's welcome, and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart to itself, to the stranger who has loved you all your life, whom you ignored for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf, the photographs, the desperate notes, peel your own image from the mirror.
Feast on your life.
By Derek Walcott
A photo of Olivia years ago, taken when we were moving into this house. She was two and a half.


Cre8Tiva said...

beautiful photo...blessings, rebecca

Corey Moortgat said...

Wonderful photo!! I love it!

A bird in the hand said...

Olivia is adorable, and the photo is stunning!

I am Amy Wagner... said...

I adore this photo of your daughter!! So innocent and precious!!

Jamie said...

This photo is striking. I love the text. It's such an affirmation and beautifully put. Love, Jamie

R2artstudio said...

This has got to be one of sweetest photos I've ever seen. She was definitely a cutie pie.

Shona Cole said...

this is a beautiful picture. I love how you put a poem with it. I have been doing something similar too, that is putting words with my visuals. I have enjoyed looking over your blog this morning, seeing what an other art soul is doing (thanks for stopping by mine).

eb said...

this is one of my favorite poems -
accompanied by a beautiful photograph

xox - eb.