Life’s muted tones

(the fading blooms of a hydrangea / Julie Cook / 2014)

“Surely your gladness need not be the less for the thought that you will one day see a brighter dawn than this – when lovelier sights will meet your eyes than any waving trees or rippling waters – when angel-hands shall undraw your curtains, and sweeter tones than ever loving Mother breathed shall wake you to a new and glorious day – and when all the sadness, and the sin, that darkened life on this little earth, shall be forgotten like the dreams of a night that is past!”
Lewis Carroll
from An Easter Greeting to Every Child Who Loves “Alice”

3 comments on “Life’s muted tones

  1. Lynda says:

    As I read this I was thinking of your dad and of my sister. While my sister is not suffering from dementia, she has some physical limitations and is no longer well enough to live alone. Just yesterday she moved from the hospital to a retirement home and I pray that although the blooms of her life are fading, she may enjoy many happy years in this beautiful place that we have chosen for her. Have a blessed weekend.

    • Oh Lynda–I do hope your sister will feel she is moving forward by at least moving from the hospital to retirement home. And the fact that it sounds lovely–a place that is positive which can help her and not discourage her. . .
      a time of change as the colors of life transition from bright and brilliant to muted and soft.
      Many prayers indeed—
      a big hug—Julie

  2. Oh wow, were we on the same page with thoughts of dawn today! I adore this quote. Thanks for sharing it! Hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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