Saturday, December 1, 2007

Gold

What is it about gold? It's the reflections of the sun - both bright summer days and muted winter evenings - the mesmerizing twinkle of stars, the warm tones of autumn, my daughter's hair, the love embedded in my rings, that element of luxury. It's also my husband's mineral of choice, with a past in the mines and at least part of our future in their stocks.

It started over twelve years ago, with my engagement to the mining engineer and the band of gold that holds my solitary diamond. We went up north, to his job at one of the gold mines and found more gold in the night sky's stars and northern lights: a warmth at -40 Celsius. And how can I not mention the dog with a red-gold coat and the cat with golden eyes - both of whom are still living with us? We then found gold coming south, in the rich fall weather and more opportunities for us both. And, though it took until our 10th anniversary vacation to the golden beaches and sunsets in Cuba, we now have a little girl with gold in her hair.

There is luxury in gold, and I could always wish for more of the metal itself [preferably in the form of jewellery, though I'm not picky], but when I remember how much golden warmth there already is around me, especially in the Christmas season of bigger and better gifts, I get over it. Really, how cozy is that 42" TV? [okay, so, maybe your watching the yule log channel and, yes, that would be a little warm and cozy...ish]

So, I now have my new motto: forget rose coloured glasses, these gold tinted ones suit me much better.

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This post was written by Jenn for the December Blog Exchange. Jenn usually writes at Quarter Rest and goes on about the golden haired daughter, the husband, the dog, the cat and whatever else strikes her fancy. But, today, Robin's post about Silver and/or Gold will be appearing over there, so make sure to click over and have a read!

9 comments:

Jenn said...

Hey Robin, thanks for being such a great host!

I'm looking forward to getting into reading more of your posts :)

Alex Elliot said...

So true!

Heather said...

You know, I have to agree. Gold is a pretty nice color.

Rose said...

What a great post!
Isn't it amazing how little girl hair can look like spun gold?

Grandmere said...

Love your post, as usual!

Heather.PNR said...

Lovely :)

kate said...

The more silver I find in my hair, the fewer friends fill my "golden" years. While many family members and friends have traveled to a new destination, and I yearn to be with them, I am grateful for the silver sparkles that have drifted into my life. Some are my age and some are a lot younger. The brightest sparkles are my students who keep me up to date on what is going on in the world--from their point of view. However else would I have learned that "phat" is great, and that "bad" is good? I'm totally out of the loop these days, and don't know the current slang, but I can still reach the students, and they still touch my heart.

Toni said...

I have a little "gold" for you at my place, Robin. Stop by and have a peek....

Mama P said...

That was a nice post. I found you through Babycenter.com, where I write a blog. You can visit me at my personal blog or over there. I write under Andrea Frazer. My post today is about tics. I'm trying to see the gold in my son's twitches, but I'm not there yet. Hopefully one day I'll look back and smile. But not yet....