The outpouring of comments on my heart made out of corks was amazing - it seems as though all of us has caught the cork love bug. We all seem to agree that corks in a jar or vase or hurricane is easy and simple, but we dream of other uses for our precious wine corks.
If you look closer at our vase or corks, you'll notice something different...the writing.
A few years ago John and I started writing on our corks. Whenever we opened up a bottle on an occasion we wanted to remember, we'd write the date and occasion on the cork and them plop it in a special vase. Over time we've collected quite the variety of corks and memories and it's so much fun to peruse them from time to time and remember special times with family and friends or special days in our life.
Some occasions are typical such as our first wedding anniversary and a birthday dinner (complete with lobster made by John). Others are times we wanted to look back on and smile like an evening of games with our neighbors, a dinner with our parents, or the night John finally made the big decision of where he wanted to go to graduate school. Then, there are the times that I love reading about the most - the night I was so grumpy it was funny, the first time we made stir fry without fighting, our first night in our first apartment, a much needed lazy evening after John's first wave of grad school exams.
These are the corks I love the most...the ones that conjure up vivid memories of special times and everyday moments. As we continue to add a cork here and a cork there to our special vase, I find myself looking forward ten years when we still have something to remind me of that evening John made creme brulee, the night we slept in front of the fire, and the day we decorated our first Christmas tree.
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