Sonnet 43 – by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
From Sonnets from the Portuguese
Why did I choose 3560 as the photo frame?
These numbers have a very special meaning for us, as this coming year, 2012, will see us not only commemorate 35 years of marriage, but we will also be turning that very Magical Age, 60! (We have already started to receive the Senior’s discount at a local restaurant, much to my husband’s disgust..lol)
As for the sonnet: it was read at our 25th Anniversary and will be read again at our 35th.
Credits and Kits:
Background paper: Tangie’s FieldNotes: Fall Paper 12
Number groupings: Tangie’s AJC11 Parcel 39: Count
Photo of LadyNorth and Mr Bear being mushy: taken by our good friend Felicity
|· Date: 9/26/2011|