But I got something unexpected out of the deal too. The piece I originally bought had a difficult to read bit of writing displayed on it. Being a curious sort of person (in more ways than one) I took a moment to puzzle out the writing and it was a quote, one I don't remember reading before:
Love is a fruit in season at all times and within the reach of every hand. Mother Teresa
So I may be scrounging the antique mall or craft store for just the right item to display this lovely perspective in my own home. Because for so many things, we must wait for the right season. When we lived in Florida we were on the water year-around, but the type of activity still varied by season from bundled-up cruising to beach picnics. We visited our newest grandson for a month and learned this in a more personal way: even living nearer the equator the temperature changes through a narrower range, still seasons vary throughout the year from dry and windy to dry and not windy to rainy and back to windy and dry.
But for love we need never wait, for God loves us the same season to season and year to year. At any times and in all places we are free to surrender to God's love, open our hearts to a deeper relationship with God, travel a journey of maturing faith, finding and living the purpose-filled life God created us to live. God is always within reach.