When did you last polish your treasure?
We are lucky to have a kitchen window that faces to the west, which means that we get the cozy afternoon sun on a sunny winter afternoon like this. Add to this golden haze of light a polished crystal that dangles on a string and you suddenly transform a warm and lazy room to something that is alive and vibrant with hundreds of dancing little rain bow spots projecting on the walls, and through the doors beyond.
We lovingly refer to this time of day as fairy time, and no-one can resist giving the crystal a little twirl to marvel at the intricate dance of light and color that results from it. It is truly a wondrous site to hold, and always manages to lift my spirit and warm the cockles of my heart.
But the daily dust of living is a constant threat to this display, and we have to remind ourselves to polish it every now and then...