a coffee & some charming things friday
“Good things come in threes” and “Third time’s the charm” – relatively innocuous sayings, until one’s husband has received his third cancer diagnosis and is awaiting an appointment with his oncologist to find out what, exactly, the plan is chemotherapy-wise.
Third time? Not charming. But neither was the first or the second, sooooo … perhaps therein lies the rub.
(Prayers for the man who has endured my quirks and shortcomings WHILE DELIGHTING IN MY DELIGHTFULNESS for 20+ years are appreciated.)
There is no good segue here, is there?
There are some charming things, however, that have been found and enjoyed this past week in my household:
My husband’s … interesting sense of humour: I was getting a grocery list together earlier this week, and he noted that we needed more apples. After making mention of how he has been aiming to eat one a day (because, you know, it ‘keeps the doctor away’), he waited a beat before adding, “Fat lot of good that did.” Ba-da-bump, tsssss. Here for as long as possible, folks.
The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers: Spiritual Insights From the World’s Most Beloved Neighbor by Amy Hollingsworth: I needed something lighter (literally and figuratively) than The Inklings biography I recently started, so I eagerly picked up this book when the Kindle version came across my radar. And I think it’s what this soul needs right now – an example of a faith strong in its simplicity. Not that the faith of Mr. Rogers was weak or flim-flammy. But it was taken and lived out, consistently, without pretense or mask. It’s beautiful, really.
A letter from a movie director to a band: I’ve long enjoyed the song Yellow by Coldplay – it’s tender and beautiful, and the accompanying video adds to its charm. And as a white woman, I pretty much left it at that. Then a letter penned by the director of the movie Crazy Rich Asians – John Chu – was made public wherein he had asked the band for permission to use the song, and why it was meaningful to him and many other people he knew. Any explanation I proffer will not get it right – read the letter for yourself.
And for a bit of whimsy, here is the original video for Coldplay’s song Yellow (happy Friday):