XVI: How Clear, How Lovely Bright

How clear, how lovely bright,
How beautiful to sight
   Those beams of morning play;
How heaven laughs out with glee
Where, like a bird set free,
Up from the eastern sea
Soars the delightful day.

To-day I shall be strong,
No more shall yield to wrong,
   Shall squander life no more;
Days lost, I know not how,
I shall retrieve them now;
Now I shall keep the vow
I never kept before.

Ensanguining the skies
How heavily it dies
   Into the west away;
Past touch and sight and sound
Not further to be found,
How hopeless under ground
Falls the remorseful day.

A. E. Housman

I knew it was coming.  Day after day I paused with anticipation before turning the key and opening the post box.  Then, finally, it was there.  
The envelope was sturdy and the address written in a unique hand.  I did not open it right away, but waited until I had settled down from the long work day.  Then, with a cup of tea and a calm mind, I opened the envelope.
It is rare to receive nice mail, rare to receive a beautiful handmade thing.  My favorite kind of gift is the one received on a random Thursday for no reason other than to make a connection and give delight.  The paper is thick and velvety, the construction clever, the images deep and quiet.  What a pleasure, what a privilege.  Thank you, Ordinary Images.

I knew it was coming.  Day after day I paused with anticipation before turning the key and opening the post box.  Then, finally, it was there.  

The envelope was sturdy and the address written in a unique hand.  I did not open it right away, but waited until I had settled down from the long work day.  Then, with a cup of tea and a calm mind, I opened the envelope.

It is rare to receive nice mail, rare to receive a beautiful handmade thing.  My favorite kind of gift is the one received on a random Thursday for no reason other than to make a connection and give delight.  The paper is thick and velvety, the construction clever, the images deep and quiet.  What a pleasure, what a privilege.  Thank you, Ordinary Images.