John and I went out for a coast path walk recently and had an interesting coincidence occur as we were walking back after stopping for lunch in a pub by the sea. I paused a few times like I always do to snap a photo or two and had to hurry to catch up. I was huffing and puffing as I ran up the hill behind him and said, “Hold on a minute, I need to catch my breath!”
I stepped past while turning to face him and taking his hand in mine, I put it over my heart and said,” Feel how fast my heart is beating,” and just as I said it, I looked to the right of where we where standing and saw the little heart you can see on the tree below.
I couldn’t decide whether it was natural or carved by a lover from long ago, but standing in the quiet woods completely alone with the man I love, I thought it was a sweet affirmation of what you can discover if you’re willing to stop and listen to your heart.
Give all to love; obey thy heart.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
What a lovely story. I see two hearts there, the bigger one and then a little one touching that to the left in the picture. What a powerful message of love.
LOVE it and hope to share that same sentiment with the new man in my life soon;). God brought me back to Georgia for a purpose and it has been revealed to me. I just need to let it play out in it’s own time. BTW, he’s had a crush on you since high school and was so excited to see you last summer at one of the dinner gatherings;). Do you know who it is?? 😉
@ Angie ~ I am so very pleased that there is something sweet unfolding in your life! Lord knows, you deserve it! I’m not sure who you can be referring to though. I thought I had a clue until you said the bit about a high school crush on me and now I’m lost. 🙂 Please share the details when you feel ready. xo
Lovely post, and true words. Not always so easy to follow your heart in a culture that tells you otherwise. But if you do, ahhhhh. Almost 30 years for me.
there’s little heart-shaped shadows too. love your story.
Dearest sweet Elizabeth, this is really beautiful and a heartfelt story! I giggle a little when you said “paused a few times like I always do to snap a photo or two and had to hurry to catch up” because it happens to me all the time too. I always have to catch up with my mister, family or friends because i paused and take photos. hehe Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to yoU!
I love finding unexpected hearts in nature. Always a wonderful reminder! Such a lovely story and beautiful photos:)
I read a comment you left for Angela and decided to come over to say hello. Lovely blog you have. I will return.