Monday, April 28, 2008

Showing It All

Perhaps all of this "Tell All," MeMe, thingy has gotten to me. But when I received a message from Silvia (my Spirit-Daughter in Italy), I had "a moment."

In response to a photo sent to her by my Best Bud in the whole world, Dav (from Iceland), in which he showed an image of me with his visiting Dad and Sister [with Dav and his Wife in the center], Silvia said, “… in the pics there where you! first time seeing you in the whole figure...and not posing for the pic so i could grasp your real smiling...and How tall you are!” And it occurred to me that You, Dear Faithful Friend, have been presented the same perspective of me that I had shared with Silvia.

So, in the spirit of "full disclosure" ... Here is what you would find greeting you outside of our favorite Thai restaurant if we could share this moment.



I've shown you mine ... [smile]

16 comments:

CrazyCath said...

Silvia is right - you are tall! About 5'11"? 6'? And you look so relaxed and comfortable...

Jules~ said...

my my...you are a tall fellow. What jumps out at me? Your natural smile that lights up your entire face. I see the compassion and love flowing as you hold your dear ones arm in arm, shoulder to shoulder.
Thank you for sharing.

John-Michael said...

Well CathDaughter, the original 6'2" has been lessened to 6'1" by the good old disc deals in the back (yes, I am "scrunched a bit to accommodate the group embrace in the photo.) And being "relaxed and comfortable" is my usual state. I do like it that way. Tension is such a waste of energy, don't you agree? I like silly and playful far more. You'll see when we enjoy that patio and garden that you are destroying yourself on. [grin]

Love You, Ya know!

John-Michael said...

Jules~, Dav and his folks are, without question, the sweetest and most enjoyable people on top side of God's green earth! Letting all of the "good stuff" flow is as natural and right around them as water running down-stream.

(Kinda how easy and natural loving You is ... Ya know?!)

Classic Charm said...

John-Michael,
Awe, it's so nice to meet you...all of you! Love the photo of you!
Hugs,
Rose

John-Michael said...

And a big ol' "Howdy" to you, yourself, sweet Rose. I appreciate Dav sending this photo for me to be able to share.

(Now let me see here ... that photo of you ... I know it's here somewhere .. [chuckle])

My (HUG) wrapped love right back to You ...

Vi said...

Now that's a HAPPY photo!

Thanks for sharing!

John-Michael said...

Happy time it was, indeed, My Precious Vi.

Lovely to hear your voice. Stirs my "I love Her!" reflex.

Don Mills Diva said...

You have such a lovely smile John-Michael - you look so at peace with yourself...

Crystal said...

What a wonderful picture! Everyone seems so at peace and happy! Thank you for sharing a little of yourself with us;o)

John-Michael said...

My Dearest DonMillsDarling, "Peace" and comfortable acceptance were the reigning spirit then, as always when Dav and his family are involved. He (Dav) is the dearest of men to be known ... and my closest Friend.

And, Dear One, Your presence anoints with just such an ointment of loving peace. I love You.

John-Michael said...

As mentioned in another post, I opt for the indwelling of happiness and peace for the theme song of all of my living, Precious Crystal. The effort's reward is too enjoyable to choose any other song.

Always loving ...

San said...

And a radiant smile it is! You are highly huggable, friend. And you look like you're in your element there, among loved ones, either anticipating or having just savored Thai food.

YOWSA.

John-Michael said...

I must confess to the inclination to hugging, San, My Darling Friend. And you can be sure that each and all had a solid kiss from me as well. I simply do not allow the moment to fly away minus all that is felt being expressed.

But, alas, I had eaten just as they phoned to tell me that they were to be there. So, it was a pot of lovely Thai Green tea for me on that occasion.

Thank you for your warm welcoming of me and my friends into the bosom of your kind interest, Dear One.

Lovingly ...

Corey~living and loving said...

It really is a lovely photo. You have a warm wonderful smile. So wonderful to see you. :)
have a great day! I am having severe computer issues....so I have been a bit missing lately.

John-Michael said...

Hello! ... Hello! ... What's that you say? We seem to be having a bit of computer issue here ... Yes, in fact You have, indeed been missed quite a bit lately!! ... What? ... Helloo o o o o [goofy grin]

I love you Corey and regret that you should EVER have ANY kind of problem!

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