One of my all time favourite love stories done superbly in both paperback and TV mini-series, was the love triangle between Father Ralph de Bricassart, Meggie Cleary and God.
I dedicate this weeks table scape to that tragic love.....
Father Ralph de Bricassart telling the legend of the thorn bird to Meggie
"There's a story... a legend, about a bird that sings just once in its life. From the moment it leaves its nest, it searches for a thorn tree... and never rests until it's found one. And then it sings... more sweetly than any other creature on the face of the earth. And singing, it impales itself on the longest, sharpest thorn. But, as it dies, it rises above its own agony, to outsing the lark and the nightingale. The thorn bird pays its life for just one song, but the whole world stills to listen, and God in his heaven smiles."
"Oh, go away! I can't bare to look at you anymore! And there's one thing you've forgotten about your precious roses, Ralph, they've got nasty thorns!"
"That dear and gentle God who has taken from me everyone that I've loved most in the world. One by one. Frank, and Hal... and Stuie... and my father. And you, of course. Always you. If God is merciful... left me no one else to grieve"
"The Thorn Birds" TV mini-series, has to be one of the best of the 80's!
On My Table
10" dinner plates used as chargers - "Medallion Wreath" Walmart
soup, bread & butter and 9" dinner plates - thrift store find
gold wheat glasses - I've had for a while
table runner - Dollar Store
centre piece bird - thrift store find
Be sure to join myself,
Father Ralph de Bricassart and Meggie Cleary
over at Susan's at Between Naps On The Porch
for Tablescape Thursday!
On Sunday, we will also be together at Chari's over
at Happy To Design
Don't miss next's BBC " North and South" Tablescaping