Photo courtesy of Rochell Wisoff-Fields
I looked at this picture and it was like a light bulb going off. Just kidding – I looked at it and drew a blank. It’s a lovely fixture on a lovely ceiling and then it hit me. It’s all about the details.
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Seeing the Light
“Imagine the work that went into crafting that chandelier. And those rosettes with the ornate moldings – that’s the original plaster.” Sharon looked up in awe at the ceiling.
“Mm-hmm. Lovely” Kevin said. He wasn’t really interested in old architecture, but he always tagged along on her tours.
“It took real artistry to make this style. They’re extremely challenging – I’ve tried recreating them in some of my remodels.” Sharon realized Kevin had gone silent. “Kev? You still there?”
Turning around, she saw him on one knee, ring sparkling in the light. Dust motes danced as she spun around again, nodding through her tears.
My son recently proposed to his lovely girlfriend in Finland and while it wasn’t done exactly as above, he did wait until she was distracted to get down on one knee. The photo below captures the exact moment she realized what was happening. Cheers to them!
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