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I lost my sketching pencils some time ago, and have searched desperately for them ever since. I couldn't even remember the last place I used them. I tore Tyson's apartment apart, as well as mine (although I spend more time at his than mine, so it would be logical that they were over there), and thought that they were lost forever. It may seem like a silly thing, but some of these I have had since high school (9 years ago... wow.), and to lose them completely would break my heart.  While I was at Mom and Dad's the other night, I was saying goodbye to Dad when I turned around and saw my bag of pencils on one of the chairs in the dining room. I almost burst into tears when I saw it! I ran and kissed Dad on the cheek, wondering where he found them (in the car, left there on accident I'm sure as we drove back from Vegas from Joe and Libby's wedding). I was so happy to have my graphite friends back I nearly cried.

Lately I have been aching to draw, and having my pencils gone only made it worse. I would read Ann's blog and see pictures of her sweet children, and want to draw their precious faces. I've listened to this song by Peter Bradley Adams over and over, pulling comfort from his voice and the words, and also seeing exactly how I would paint it in my mind (maybe after the wedding?...).


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When the rain set in we had nowhere left to go
so we just stayed in bed while the thunder rolled
there's a comfort in the rain, one that lovers only know
so we lay hand in hand while the water rose ...

Every season will turn til the world is upside down
rivers overflow then go underground
but in the eye of the storm, in the safety of this house
we lay hand in hand while the world turns wrong.

So keep us and keep us, keep us from the storm.

There's a lesson in the rain that change will always come
let us ride this wave and then greet the sun
and though the ground may shake and we’ll think
we’ve had enough
we must raise our flags for the ones we love.

So keep us and keep us, keep us from the storm.
Keep us and keep us and keep us from the storm.

3 Responses so far.

  1. Ann says:

    I am so glad you found them! Things like that are comforting and a part of us.

    Love you.

  2. I'm so glad you found them!

    BTW... We lost all of our music and pictures... All of them... Something happened and some other geeky things I don't understand transpired... So moral of the story, I hope you have a lot of music ready for me, and if you have any pictures of my love and I would greatly appreciate it... It's so sad to lose 3 years of my life in one fail swoop....

  3. Chantile says:

    Jessie, I'm so sad you lost all that! I will see what I have! I of course have an amazing amount of music, so I will throw some on a DVD for you... and I know I have pictures from your wedding & engagement, so I'll see what else I can find. Sorry!!

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