I’ve been meaning to pick up a few frames ever since we got back from Paris to hang some of the goodies we brought back with us. One was a small note, on a ripped corner of notebook paper that JAMAL wrote and stuffed in his carry-on, taped to the top of the ring box. He showed it to me on the trip (after the proposal, of course) and I couldn’t get over how adorable it was. He must have been so terrified about carrying the ring with us through security, convinced some rogue TSA agent would hold it up and flash it at me and blow his whole surprise. It certainly explains why he was so nervous the entire flight. I figured the note was just as important to our story as me saying “yes,” so I stuck it in a tiny $1 frame yesterday, and now I grin whenever I look at it.
The other frame now holds a beautiful 5″x7″ print of Rodin’s studio, with the marble statue “The Kiss,” unfinished. We bought it in the Rodin Museum gift shop right after we got engaged, and it’s a little reminder of the amazing, life-changing morning we spent there. The light in the picture is so beautiful, and “The Kiss” is one of my favorite Rodin sculptures. I can’t believe he carved that out of a 6′ tall block of marble. It’s incredible seeing it in person, but JAMAL and I had to walk around the museum twice because we were so swoony the first time from the shock of being newly engaged that we missed everything the first go-around.
I still have to finish a little shadowbox of some other trinkets we bought in Paris, and then of course I have to find wall space for all of it.