Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hearts and Flowers

In honor of Valentine's Day, the theme for week 7 of the MCP Project 52 was Open Your Heart.

I am not a fan of Valentine's Day. The whole hearts and flowers thing reminds me of high school and the annual Valentine's Day Carnation ritual - where everyone reported to home room to watch as the popular girls received bunches of The Carnations. It was, I suppose, a good fundraiser, and made some people very happy. Most of us, however, would have preferred to spend that hour parsing sentences.

With those painful memories clouding my attitude, I certainly couldn't go with the obvious subject choices. Someone had already posted an open book with pages folded into a heart and I'm not a medical professional so a shot of open heart surgery was out. What to do?

I thought about it all week and finally made a decision right before the deadline on Friday evening. I chose to shoot this ceramic jewelry box that was given to me by my best friend, Cathy, on her wedding day... a day filled with wonderful memories.

And memories like that are better than all the flowers and chocolate in the world.


Paula & Skip said...

Wonderfully chosen. Filled with such memories. You are such a warmhearted woman - truly love your choice!
How is the diet going?

Le'Ann Ruggles said...

Ah Paula, you are so kind. The diet is a challenge, but with no Valentine's chocolates to tempt me, it's manageable. I resumed my yoga workouts this week. It feels good to be exercising again... aside from a few sore muscles. ;)

Ada said...

A heart full of memories. That is the best Valentine's gift of all!

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