Life _ just as we have always pictured it
A home with a room for all, not too grand _
Family and friends about, who value simple realities
Loyalty _ sincerity _ old-fashioned devotion _
Treasures upon which depression has had no effect
Those who love us for ourselves _
Not for the accidents of possession and accumulation.
A cottage, or a large estate _
Spanish, French or out-of-date
Rose vines? _ Yes _ and fragrant, too _
More important _ You and YOU!
There to share it all with me _
Five or ten or fifty-three
Voices, laughter, movement, life _
And an end to useless strife
Time to catch the sun's last beams _
As I cross the Bridge to Dreams.
(my home is my castle ...
photo was taken on a very wintry and snowy day.)