Thursday, February 11, 2010

Air Mail: My Valentine to You

Tonight I am typing words that will fly to wherever you are, words that will land with a rush of warm air and a wish that you are well, that you have in hand a good book or a film so loved every line is written in your mind.  And I wish for you a generous chair, a favorite cup of whatever tastes best, and the time to savor long moments of bliss.

Thinking of you and wanted you to know it.  If we lived closer, I'd bake you a heart-shaped cake.  Your favorite flavor.  Extra icing.

Here instead are my wishes.  Hopefully they will taste just as sweet.  xo


  1. ...and they do! Yummy!!!! What a brilliant photo my friend. And your wishes for us are so sweet. Right back at you. xoxo
    If you were closer, we'd be doing a lot of time consuming things! Eating cakes, taking photos, drinking chai, snapping photos.......xoxo

  2. Oh thank you darling Gigi. I wished we lived closer, the same country even would be handy....oh well.

    My wishes and thoughts are sent right back over to you.

  3. You are so sweet!
    I wish you the same Valentine goodness!
    Edward does as well!

  4. oh, that is beautiful

    would that we could share cake and coffee.

    have a beautiful night

  5. This is so beautiful written Gigi...if only we were in the same town - we'd have great conversations about life, love, travel,books & share a uplifting movie along with some good food and coffee and tea and some of that delicious popcorn along with a yummy chocolate treat...Have a fabulous Valentine weekend,my thoughtful friend. xxoo :)

  6. Gigi, you have such a big heart. Thank you for this valentine - I'm basking in its warm glow. OX

  7. gigi
    thats so cute. thanks so much. you are a sweet pea

  8. The sweetest of Valentines! And may you receive as much love back, Gigi!
    Definitely some on it's way to you know from me. :-)
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    C x

  9. you are so sweet:)
    Speaking of good books..... can you recommend any good fiction? I just finished my book and don't know what to read next. i bet you know of some goodies:).
    happy v-day!!


  10. Dear Gigi,

    Were your ears burning today? I was telling some new friends I met at a memoir writing class, that they must drop by and read your blog.

    You touch my heart, and I am grateful!


  11. Well, thank you, Gigi! That is so sweet.
    And I love love love that photograph. mmmmmh.
    Wishing you the same. Tonight is new moon....wishes come true on new moon.
    xoxo country girl

  12. What a gorgeous photo! I simply LOVE butterflies and together with that old typewriter it is just perfect!

    I am wishing you the very best for this Valentines weekend. Hope it will be filled with lots of love.

    Hugs from a MiaNostalgia - on a cold but wonderful sunny Friday here in Norway.

  13. So sweet of you Gigi!
    heart warming once again~

  14. And if you lived just that bit closer, I'd say come to my house, bring your divine cake and we'll drink endless cups of something gorgeous!Who knows, maybe some day this will happen! Leigh

  15. Just to say I'm willing to accept the cake by post. Just this once, as it has extra icing.

    Thanks for those lovely wishes! You've wished me more than I'd wish myself, which is a timely reminder that I need to upgrade my wishes for me.

  16. So very heartwarming! Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

  17. gigi . they flew right to my home! . thank you for such a creative photo!

  18. This is the sweetest, Gigi...I LOVE those butterflies...*sigh*... Just magical photo... Wishing you & Todd a very sweet Valentine Weekend :o) ((LOVE & HUGS))

  19. Wonderful post, great photo! Happy Valentines to you and yours!

  20. Oh wow! That is JUST what I needed for today. You are such a treasure. And on my favourite typewriter too... All the very same wishes and more to you dearest Gigi...

  21. You are such a sweetheart. Your words always feel like warm hug.


  22. Your words touch my heart!
    Big hugs and Happy Valentines to you and your sweetie!

  23. I love the picture of the typewriter and the butterfly paper! Thank you for sharing your good wishes with the world. They are almost as satisfying as the cake! Maybe more, because they are really here. The cake will take a little more baking!

  24. Oh Gigi,
    If only, if only.....Thanks for your special wishes and I'm sending them right aack. ... and, if I lived near you, I would bake you one.
    Enjoy the weekend. XXXX

  25. aw shucks, jeej. you're the swellest. and i'd bake you a big ole' red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. and give you a big glass of milk.

    still stuck on a painting in the studio at 9pm on a friday night, not feeling terribly light-hearted, and you just magically lightened my load.

    big hugs and love you dear friend. xoxo

  26. Dear Gigi,
    I just wanted to thank you for commenting on my post for Renee's birthday. Often, people don't comment on these sort of posts so many thanks for your support.
    Have a lovely weekend. XXXX

  27. Thank you, for thinking of us.
    I actually baked a heartshaped cake today, but since i`m not your next door neighbour, (I wish I where), you can only taste it by taking a look...

    I wish you a really happy Valentines day!


  28. Did you know that I usually read your posts several times before I ever comment. It's because they are so perfect and I want my words to be perfect in return. Now, here it is Valentine's Day and I had to stop by and wish you a great one. A wish from me:

    On this day, may you know, really know how much you are loved. May you recognize love in all it's forms. May you be grateful for the love of children and pets, old friendships and new. May your heart swell with all the beauty this life brings. Happy Valentine's Day, my friend.

  29. Gigi, I was having a happy fit when you wrote about ee cummings and his sonnets. I had one all picked out for this week and decided to go with a sappier poem. I love how much alike we are. Only, you are more wonderful in all the ways that I wish to grow. Happy heart day to you and your love, my friend.

    (Take a picture of that card, won't you?)

  30. Your words and the image are beautiful.... And the heart-bunting is pure romance. I bump into you at Relyn's but have been so crazy busy at school that I haven't been by for a visit in quite some time. I love all of the photos on your recent posts... your renovations, the paperwhites, are all so lovely. I've got to stop by more often to enjoy the beauty of your site.

  31. lovely....
    i wish i was there with you..

    i loved what dawn said about wishes coming true on a new moon....let's make a wish

    sending warm valentine love to you, my friend

  32. Oh, I wished I lived closer. I LOVE cake! My wishes for you are that you are loved deeply, widely, and unconditionally.

  33. What a gorgeous blog! I found you on Come Sit by My Fire - I will be a follower! Look forward to reading more. Happy Valentines Day!

  34. There is that most beautiful picture once again. And these wishes you send. What a generous soul you are. You are pure love.


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