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Thursday, November 29, 2012

"Can You Read My Heart?"


 
Let me introduce a new member of my family.  After going through a list of possible names, I made the decision not to traditionally name this particular doll but to use a spirit driven phrase - "Can you read my heart?"


This phrase came to me last month while helping a dear friend as her husband lay dying.  The words I spoke to her just didn't seem to be enough.  I wanted her to know how deeply I felt her loss.  As I thought about my frustration, this question came to me -"Can you read my heart?" 


I scribbled these words onto a piece of paper and laid it on my desk.  As I completed this little one I decided that with the writing on her arms and legs and her rusty, old heart sitting quite boldly on her breast, she deserved a very special name.  And so it is... "Can you read my heart?"

"Wherever you go, go with all your heart." - Confucius


5 comments:

  1. Penny, this doll and the story of how her name came to be gave me goosebumps. If I had created this, it would be a keeper, for sure. She is stunning in her simplicity and in her deep meaning. I love her stitch embellished hat. You have outdone yourself here!

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  2. There's an interesting thought... My best wishes to you and especially your friend. I'm sure, by the way, that she appreciates your help even if you feel at a loss for words to say.

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  3. Your friend read your heart very well. I am sure you were wearing it on your sleeve, just as I am sure that she was comforted so much by your love and caring.

    I think you should tell your friend this story and gift the doll to her. I am sure she would cherish it as I'm sure she cherishes you.
    Much Love
    Carol

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  4. a doll that spoke without words, deep with heartfelt love. wonderful.

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