There She Comes!

“I am standing on a sea shore
a ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze
and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength, and I stand and watch her until at length – she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other.
Then someone at my side says, “There! She’s gone”.
Gone where? Gone from my sight – that is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and just as able to bear her load of living freight to the place of destination. Her diminished size is in me, not in her; and just at the moment when someone at my side says, “There, She’s gone”, there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout, “There she comes!”
And that is dying.”
― Henry van Dyke

About {kate}

The short story…

I am Kate... a lifelong artist and maker, a mum and grandmum, curator of vintage curiosities, storyteller, student, believer, geek, designer, faithful rebel, photographer, espresso lover, and more... still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up...

Artful Sparrow is my personal blog... feel free to grab a cuppa and visit for a while.

You can also find me out and about on the interwebs as KateByDesign. ;)