22 July 2007

In Lieu of a Social Life or Reading Harry Potter for 31 Hours Straight

Big A's favorite part: A shelf with her seashell collection and a picture of one of the sand castles that we've built.



The spot to daydream while looking out the window section:

The sign hanging above her stereo says, "Courage".


My favorite part of the room:

The poem by ee cummings that I painted on the wall reads:
i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart)
i am never without it (anywhere i go you go, my dear and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)
i fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet)
i want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows:
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than the soul can hope of mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that is keeping the stars apart:
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

And carry it, I do my love.
Long live the queen.











24 comments:

JustMe said...

Looks great! IF I ever get around to painting my house, hubby says my allotted time will be small. I swore I could have it done in two days. He's gonna hold me to it. Will be expecting to see you there. BYOB!

slouching mom said...

You did a fantastic job. What a labor of love.

canape said...

That. Is my most favorite cummings poem ever. I love it.

flutter said...

even though that backhanded little harry potter slap stung me, yes, yes it did, I love you and I love that room and I love that poem.

bubandpie said...

Wow. That is spectacular.

Christine said...

beautiful!

i wrote that poem on a a valentine for my husband this year. one of my favorites.

i am not reading hp either.

deb said...

Looks like a lovely bedroom. You did a great job, especially love the poem on the wall.

Becc said...

It looks incredible Jenn!!!!!!!

mamalang said...

Gorgeous...awesome job!

bjover said...

Looks awesome Jenn!

jen said...

long live all of the queens. that poem on the wall, Jenn...ooomph to my heart.

Jungle Mama said...

Beautiful! And you really went all out, didn't you?!? You are an awesome mom!!

Crow said...

Sacrificing Harry Potter for your girls??? What a FANTASTIC mom! It does look great!

T with Honey said...

Awwww! That's so purty.

Aimee said...

Beautiful room, Jenn - every girl should have a place like that, where they are surrounded with the love and their little, pretty treasures.

So how do you feel about doing a master bedroom in PA? :)

Oh, The Joys said...

I love ee cummings.

JMA said...

See? Now I have run out of excuses. I really need to do the toddler's room. Yesterday.

Great job! Painting moms rock. Even more than Harry Potter.

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

Gorgeous room!!!! Beautiful poem!

And seriously, you're not reading HP?!?

Blog Antagonist said...

Very cute and very inspiring! I stripped the Dalmation/Fire Engine wallpaper from my oldest son's walls four months ago, and have yet to get in there and paint. I hate painting. I really, really do. But you're making me feel very very slothful and pathetic. :?)

KC said...

What a lucky, lucky queen. It's totally awesome. You rock.

Jonas said...

Ahhhhhh. Would that we all could have grown up with poems above our beds!

Jennifer said...

What a lovely room for your daughter to grow up and create fond memories! You're an awesome, talented mommy (i.e., Queen of the Queens!)

Ally said...

Wow. Just wow. I love that room.

Lawyer Mama said...

OMG! I have that poem framed and in my sons' room. I love that poem.

What a wonderful room.