As a surprise on Valentine’s Day, son, Rick, came home for the weekend. He works for a company called Reynold’s Polymer Technology and brought us the most unique gift. It is a Chinese symbol called Double Happiness that dates back to the Tang Dynasty (618 to 907 AD) and has long been essential to any Chinese wedding ceremony. This particular piece is one of only two in the entire world and Rick made them both. Ours is the first one he ever made.
The picture to the right is Rick in our kitchen working on the symbol to remove any grease pencil marks or fingerprints from his work, which is an one inch thick acrylic piece of art. It weighs nine pounds and, if you notice the top piece, you’ll see that it is joined where it normally would not be. He made it that way to provide a perfectly balanced place from which to hang it..
I have to tell you that it is, by far, the most unique Valentine’s Day gift either of us has ever received and it will forever be a treasure to our hearts and in our home. It is used a lot in the practice Feng Shui and we have spent many hours trying to determine the exact location in which to hang it. Traditionally, it would be placed in the Love & Marriage section of one’s home or room, but after much thought, my husband and I decided to hang it in the perfect spot in our house (in both our opinions) which just happens to be the area known as Children & Creativity. We thought that would absolutely be the most appropriate spot. It truly is a gift of love for which we are very grateful.
Below is our piece of art as it looks when placed on the carpet and you can clearly see the outline of the symbol there. Beautifully done!
Rick went home this morning, but we had an incredible Valentine’s Day with him and a wonderful weekend visiting, feasting and catching up on that which is current in all of our lives. He is helping me select a smart phone, tablet and lap top and lugged along all of his to demonstrate and give me his opinion. Looks like he truly did provide his parents with Double Happiness this year…in more ways than one. I hope all of you had as much love and happiness as we had at our house. Thanks for stopping by. I do hope you’ll leave a comment to let me know that you were here.