Sunday, November 19, 2006

Hero ~ Sunday Scribblings

~*~ To My Husband ~*~

There once was a girl who carried a bag made of carpet and she walked everywhere she went. It was a very heavy bag and its contents were known only by her. She traveled to places that were very far away, she climbed high mountains and ran the low valley's, hauling the bag with her all the while. She met many people, who all eventually became curious of the bag and what it contained. During one of her travels, she met a great King and upon the introductions he inquired of the bag,
"What doest thou carry in the baggage of your claim?"
Not knowing how to describe its contents, she took a deep breath and with downcast eyes replied.
"Everything that I need to be happy" and with that she left the presence of the King and all his company, to find the nearest path and be on her way.

Many days later, the girl came across a boy who also traveled with a bag. He wore a straw hat with a brown leather band and his bag had many different sized pockets that held many different sized things. He invited her to rest on the side of the road with him and she did.
"What do you carry in that bag of yours?" she asked.
"Everything I need to be happy" he cheerfully replied.

Now the girl was extremely curious because she knew that inside her bag there was no happiness at all. She had lied to the King in the hopes that happy things would not interest him, as the King already had so much happiness himself. Inside of her bag she carried all of her broken dreams and the fractured pieces of life. She felt shame and the boy knew she was unhappy and scared. They traveled together for days, which turned into weeks, which turned into months. The boy fell in love with the girl and one day he bravely asked,
"What is it that you carry in that bag of yours?"
"Nothing important" she said quietly, as she clutched the bag in her lap.
"Can I see what you have?" he sincerely asked as he softly touched her cheek.
She placed the bag on the ground and slowly opened the zipper and with tears in her eyes she said,
"Go ahead and look, but once you do, you will never love me again."
He reached in and took out the first dream, all shiny and new, another reach revealed a piece of life that was made whole and everything was in order. She gasped in surprise and said to the boy,
"What's happened to me, I don't understand?"
"While you slept each night of our travels, I worked extra hard, so that you could have, all of your dreams, a life that could heal and whatever is left doesn't matter to me, for I will love you all the days of my life."
And with everything shared and everything said, the hero picked up one bag in each hand and together, they traveled till the end of their lives.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yes, that man is one true hero...what a lucky girl you are :)

This is a luminous fable, which made me smile and cry (happy tears). A priceless scribble...

8:15 PM  
Blogger Inconsequential said...

hey, that's a cool story. Most impressed.

9:14 PM  
Blogger Bohemian Girl said...

ohhh...this is so lovely, Dar.

it made me teary.

love you v. much, sis.

ps. i'll always love your anne of green gables bag.

10:33 PM  
Blogger Dotee said...

A beautiful story Darlene.

Your husband sounds like an amazing man, married to an amazing woman.

Dotee xoxo

10:40 PM  
Blogger Shaz said...

That was so Beautiful so soft and romantic I can picture these two very lucky people entwined in each others Love.

11:11 PM  
Blogger dd said...

I love the story...and the pics...and the whole visual that comes with it...Wow, great...


11:30 PM  
Blogger Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Exquisite story, Darlene ... thank you for blessing us with your lovely writing, much peace, JP

11:39 PM  
Blogger pid said...

*wipes tear from cheek* that's beautiful, it gives us a glimpse into your wonderful love. Thankyou for sharing it.

2:04 AM  
Blogger rising to the challenge said...

You made me cry.

3:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aww - I'm a sucker for dreams and fairytales. Twinned souls - you bet!

love beebs (tired but oh so nearly there!) x x x x x

5:10 AM  
Blogger Deb R said...

That's so beautiful! (I hope you showed it to your husband.)

6:36 AM  
Blogger b/sistersshoes said...

I did show it to him. I placed my comp. in his lap and said "read!'

He started getting teary and wiping his eyes and then he said, "Thank you honey" and quickly left the room because he needed to have a boo hoo cry too.

sooo sweet!

xxx d

10:17 AM  
Anonymous Mom said...

Dar when I first started to read this story I thought "how cute". Then as I got further I started to get this big knot in my throat and by the end I had tears in my eyes.
This man Jay will love you to the ends of the earth. Truly your HERO.
Love you both.

10:53 AM  
Blogger Susannah said...

oh, i'm wiping a little tear... that was so lovely D, big hugs to you and your beloved :-) xox

12:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved reading this Dar.
I was transported to another place and another time!
You and Jay are so wonderful.

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, this is so beautiful dars...

bless you woman


2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this was adorable. i'm so happy that you two found each other.

3:21 PM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

...*sniff, sniff, sniff*... beautiful story...

6:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So beautiful...

7:01 PM  
Blogger twitches said...

Aw, how sweet. Thanks for sharing this!

7:19 PM  
Blogger zorana said...

I will never forget this story. I'm so glad that it's not fiction... so wonderful!

8:45 PM  
Blogger Georgia said...

Oooohhh.... I love this!!! I may just have to come back several times to re-read it I love it soooo much. Beautiful.


9:28 PM  
Anonymous ceanandjen said...

Magical interpretation of a great and deep love. You are both very blessed to have one another. This is inspiring and beyond beautiful.


10:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The kind of hero each of us needs but few of us get. You and I are lucky.

10:26 PM  
Blogger Trish Ryan said...

Awww...yay hubby! I love to see evidence of such deep respect and appreciation between couples. When we let him God really does some very fine work :)

Bless you guys!

7:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm in tears! what a beautiful story, and what a beautiful life.
your man sounds like an old soul.

8:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm in tears! what a beautiful story, and what a beautiful life.
your man sounds like an old soul.

8:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is so heartwarmingly beautiful. i love the symbolism of the baggage, and i especially love the happily ever after...xo

9:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

your writing is such a gift.

and i'm reminded of an erykah badu song where she sings- "bag lady, what's inside your bag?"

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beautiful. when i saw the first picture i couldn't help but think of mary poppins and her carpet bag - something i often wish for.

so glad you also shared this with your husband...

12:33 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

Such a wonderful story ... I'm not surprised by the carpet bag though - unique, handcrafted, and while beautiful looking, strong enough to handle the bumps of any journey!

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love this so!

8:40 PM  
Blogger blackdaisies said...

wow ... this brought tears to my eyes ... wow ...

3:35 PM  
Anonymous Janet said...

That is the most romantic and beautiful story I've ever read!!! I'm here visiting from DebR's blog today :-)

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You did it again, I'm crying! Did you write this? This is TRULY my hunny too! I'd like to share this with him...
luv, Michelle

9:04 PM  

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