I suppose the older one gets, the more we tend to look more often into the past rather than looking forward into the future.
I did a bit of that a few days ago.
For many years now my husband and I have saved our wine corks, carefully documenting on the cork the date we drank the wine, the location, and the names of the people we enjoyed it with. Throughout the years those corks have found their way into a series of olive jars and bottles, and most recently, a demijohn, as the memories accumulated, a bottle at a time.
I did a bit of rearranging this past week and those jars ended up here, in stronger light than their previous location, which led me to the dumping of those corks and a spring cleaning for their glass receptacles.
I have to admit I disappeared down a rabbit hole through that process as I stopped to read and remember the many wonderful dinners we shared over those bottles of wine, and people we shared them with.
Our past military life took us far away from the family members whose names appear here and the many wonderful friends we shared these bottles with are scattered throughout the world, but a spring day and a bit of redecorating and cleaning brought each meal and each person right back into my heart.
And that, my friends, is a reason to smile!