Like Pearls Slipping Off a String

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I believe the nicest and sweetest days
are not those on which anything very splendid
or wonderful or exciting happens
but just those that bring simple little pleasures,
following one another softly,
like pearls slipping off a string.
~L.M. Montgomery from Anne of Avonlea

 

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Pearl by pearl, the simple pleasures slip away so softly in these precious few days of family fullness and warmth.

It is almost too much to bear knowing these pearls can never be strung together again in quite the same way, but I rush to gather them up together in the deep pocket of my memory for safe-keeping.

And then I remember they will always be there, ready to be touched and treasured when I need them, each one more splendid and wonderful and exciting than I would ever have imagined at the time.

 

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3 thoughts on “Like Pearls Slipping Off a String

  1. Your thoughtful words cause me to think of all the simple, day-to-day events and sights in our too-busy lives that we so casually take for granted. The real sorrow is that they never recur in quite the same way again – if ever.
    Thank you, Emily, for this timely reminder as ‘tempus fugit.’

    (Great to see the ‘boys,’ Sam and Homer, enjoying themselves. They look as if every bone and muscle in their furry bodies is totally relaxed.)

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