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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Somewhere...

Somewhere is a pretty little cottage
with a door the color of sunshine

Inside lives love
The little cottage ~
home to warmth and joy…
to forgiveness and grace
The yellow door ~
closed tight to regret…
to fear…
to everything that ‘should have been

Somewhere is a pretty little cottage
with a door the color of sunshine
Inside lives hope
The little cottage ~
home to laughter and hugs…
to compassion and possibility
The yellow door ~
closed tight to doubt…
to criticism…
to ‘not good enough

Somewhere is a pretty little cottage
with a door the color of sunshine
Inside live open minds
The little cottage ~
home to passion and purpose…
to generosity and gratitude
The yellow door ~
closed tight to judgment…
to hate…
to ‘it can’t be done

Somewhere is a pretty little cottage
with a door the color of sunshine

And someday…
I’ll find it

25 comments:

Michelle said...

This is gorgeous writing and I felt every single word!!!

Heather said...

Beautiful! I hope you find that cottage with the yellow door. It sounds like a magical place. Can I come visit?

Debbie said...

Loved this!! I hope mine has a pink door!!:)

blognut said...

Beautiful!

I'm sneaking over to paint your door tonight, because I believe all of these things are wherever YOU live.

I do.

I wish you saw it, my dear friend.

I do.

xo

Tabitha in Bliss said...

This is so beautiful Diane!!
I agree with blognut!

dianne said...

Such beautiful writing Diane it touched my heart and such a lovely place to live... you know I wish that was my door as my favourite colour is yellow and my favourite number is 22.

I hope you find your pretty little cottage but I feel you have all of those blessings and ideals right now. ♡

lisa said...

Very beautifully written. Our house really has a yellow door.

hebba said...

Oh, Diane, your writing makes my heart smile.

Annie K said...

When you find it...call me!

sherri said...

I'm with blognut. You can't see the forest for the trees!

YOU have built this house, and opened the bright yellow door and closed it when necessary.

You've allowed me to visit and I'm forever grateful.

boneman said...

well, I have a guess, though mine isn't as bright as yours.
I'm thinking that when I find one of those doors,
and I knock quietly
(I always knock quietly)
You'll be the one openning it and standing there.

Kind'a reminds me of a hobbit place.
And whoever answers will have a smile upon their face.
All of the glorious Sunlight
making all your flowers so very bright!
And a hand drawn water pump out back (for just in case)

Lee said...

At least you are looking. Most people don't find what they want because they sorta kinda hope that it will look for them.

San Diego Momma said...

Gorgeous words and I, too am with Blognut...that door is already found. Now open it! :)

Sometimes Sophia said...

Diane, I am looking for that somewhere, too. The entrance is so blindingly bright, you would think it would be easy to find, but it isn't.

Your optimism is what makes you so beautiful... your willingness to search and not to give up... and your kindness. Keep looking and call me when you get there. OK?

HLiza said...

Did somebody asks for pink? Mine would be pink too! I love every single word you wrote..you're just so good at expressing things beautifully! I think it's closer to you than what you think now. Just keep your eyes open okay!

Blu said...

Springtime is waking up the poetry.

Beautiful.

mo.stoneskin said...

Well call me an old speckled hen but didn't you find it when you took the photo? ;)

Protege said...

You are not just talented at writing, but you write lovely poems as well...
I know you will find it dear friend. And I completely love that picture.;))
xoxo
Z

Cathy Winsby said...

Oh yes, go ahead and paint that door! Don't look for it....create it!

I love yellow...it warms the soul and makes everything seem so much better.

Most of the homes I have lived in I have painted some of the rooms with yellow. This house is no exception. Right now I am surrounded with yellow walls....and I plan of expanding the yellow to other rooms as well!!

Lisa said...

you will, you will xx

Pauline said...

Keep looking!

I live there but the door is blue - you're welcome to stop by any time. Maybe we can repaint the door ;)

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Diane, the cottage?

It's you.

Beautiful, my lovely friend, beautiful! xxx

Jenners said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

blueviolet said...

I want to live in that pretty little cottage too!

Stu Pidasso said...

I think the obvious answer is to look at your own door. If it is not already sunshine collred, then you should paint it, because You seem to already live there.

much hugs and big smile and wave!!