Saturday, June 5, 2010

my favorite poem of all time

hi there. :) hope you're doing well and life is treating you kindly!!

I have known this poem for a long, long time. And I have loved it since the first time I read it as a naive yet romantic young third grader... all those years ago.
And it is still my favorite poem. Please -- enjoy.

This is dedicated to all of my friends who have helped me along the way~
~most specifically, my brother, who has just graduated and will be entering a new and different phase of life.
Never lose sight of what is most important, baby brother.


I love you, Not only for what you are, But for what I am When I am with you.

I love you, Not only for what You have made of yourself, But for what You are making of me. I love you For the part of me That you bring out; I love you For putting your hand Into my heaped-up heart And passing over All the foolish, weak things That you can’t help Dimly seeing there, And for drawing out Into the light All the beautiful belongings That no one else had looked Quite far enough to find.

I love you because you Are helping me to make Of the lumber of my life Not a tavern But a temple; Out of the works Of my every day Not a reproach But a song.

I love you Because you have done More than any creed Could have done To make me good And more than any fate Could have done To make me happy. You have done it Without a touch, Without a word, Without a sign. You have done it By being yourself. Perhaps that is what Being a friend means, After all.

~Roy Croft


and now for some outfit pics from the day of my brother's graduation, last Saturday. My makeup was running that day, believe me.

dress: vintage, belt: vintage, shoes: BC Footwear via FF, heart necklace: Target, bracelet: Fossil necklace worn as bracelet.