Saturday, November 5, 2011

Look Up

and out

at the freckled sky.

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Yes,


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in the scientific theory

that

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But the most poetic thing 

I know 

about being human

 is that 

no matter where we are


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we are all looking up
 

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at the 

same expanse of finite wonder


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in hopes that though



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that infinite


MERCY

stretches out its canopy



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over each and 

every one 

of us.

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Though 

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I feel immortal

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knowing that 


our task
on this earth


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is to perform the greatest 

 feat of all:
to create from one single 

atom of faith


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an explosion of love 

for each other


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both near and far

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from the STARDUST of our 

beginnings.

All we have to do is

look up.



156 comments:

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

This is a profound and beautifully poetic post. Your mastery of prose never fails to enchant me.
Thank you so much for sharing...
~ Wendi ~

millefeuilles said...

Dearest Anita,

Another showstopper!

One must always aim high and sometimes, whey you have had the kind of week I've had - ailments, sick toddlers, wiping up, cleaning, cleaning, and cleaning again, it is SO important to remember THANKFULLY there are giddy heights to be reached and stars to seek.

Thank you for that feast for the eyes and the soul.

Stephanie

Ruben Rivera said...

Dearest Anita,
Like so many of your posts, this one has that quality that always makes me see the world in Edenic tones, inspired, with endless possibilities, embracing all of me, like the calm and peace of being wrapped in my first blanket and being held for the first time in my mother's arms.
Thank you for taking me there.
Love
Ruben

Divine Theatre said...

Lately, however, I feel as if I am made of Dwarf Star material. Beautiful post.

Thank you!

Andie

The enchanted home said...

YOU just swept me away up into the sky.....soooo beautiful Anita! This could be my favorite yet, and of course Josh Groban is the crowning touch!!
I quickly went to edit my post today "posts to ponder" to include this one, because it was THAT good that it had to be included, in the roundup.
Well done!! What a beautiful way to start the day!!

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

Anita~
Another BEAUTIFUL post from the heart...you are just incredible.
I am amazed how we were thinking similar thoughts on our blogs this morning (!!!!!!) but to actually have a few of the same photos is too much (great minds think alike! ha ha)
Thank you for the beautiful, encouraging words of HOPE you constantly give to me...
When your comments are the FIRST I see on my blogs, I am OVERWHELMED with a happiness that cannot be described...and this particular "story" was so special to me, as you know...
My dedication was heartfelt, my friend....as you have inspired me along this incredible journey like no other.
Thank you for being such an inspiration, such a blessed friend.
Much love, Lisa xoxoxo

YONKS said...

One of your BEST my friend!
Di
x

The Shade Shop, Inc. said...

Such beautiful and mysterious creatures we are and capable of so much love....if we choose. Thank you for reminding us to "look up" today!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

All I can think of dear Anita in reading this post is that We Are All Loved...absolutely beautiful, you have a magical way with words...Cheers to you for a great weekend...Here's looking up at you from Down Under...Dzintra xo

The Dutchess said...

This is not a post ..its a poem...

Shall we skype today..in my part of the world when the stars come out...in your part of the world when YOu are shining like one..like you always do..

helen tilston said...

Dear, dear, dearest Anita. I am starstruck by such beauty, wisdom and hope.

Just when I think you have produced your Academy Award winning post, you surprise and take it a step higher.

Take a bow, my friend

Helen Tilstonxxx

Salina said...

Wow Anita...another beautiful post as usual.:)

koralee said...

Morning joy and reflection is what I found over here today! Thank you so much...such truth and beauty! You my dear amaze me with your endless abundance of words and how you put them together for us all...truly a gift.
Hope you are feeling better and your day will be relaxing and joyful... Hugs and love....xoxoxoxo

ivana said...

There is one Croatian poet that wrote: man, be careful not go low under the stars
let gentle starlight pass you all...

I like the poem very, very much. It is something that keeps my faith warm and that inspires every single step.

This has the same effect on me. Thank you for sharing :))

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Anita:
To find someone or something in life who lifts us up, who makes us more than we can dare to hope for, who promotes our strengths and minimises our weaknesses is indeed to find the truest expression of love.

In this infinite galaxy, this ever expanding universe where we humans are but specks of dust, you are so right to post the view that, even so, humans are capable of the most wonderful and powerful acts of kindness and love. A truly inspiring post.

High Heeled Life said...

Mon Ami Anita... I think this is so spot on!!! Truly a wonderful and beautiful way of expressing into words, our humble beginnings!! and that we have so much to give one another !! That ,that is our purpose to love, care, and support each other! wishing you a fabulous day xo HHL

A Vintage Chic said...

Beautiful...stunningly beautiful, dear Anita...and oh, so true.

Loved every word--thank-you for starting my Saturday off so wonderfully...

Julie

"Create Beauty" said...

Oh Anita, Your poetic vision and words here are magnificent, and the images and the song are the perfect adornment for the message of Truth, that we are surrounded by Mercy and that we are Loved and are here to love...

Last night I dreamed we were next door neighbors! In heaven our mansions could be side-by-side : )
Eeeeeeeck!!!!

Love you, Oh Beautiful One,

~Violet

wickedfaerie said...

Fabulous, gorgeous post. I can tell by the images you choose of women in beautiful, frothy dresses that you are a true romantic!

Have a lovely weekend,
Sue

Marion said...

The images are beatiful and your refletion, too! Marion

WrightStuff said...

OOh, I always love my visits here so much - you conjure up magic. Are you perhaps a fairy?

Ozma of Odds said...

...each and every visit here, is as if i have stepped through the door into the fairies realm...enchanting...inspiring...magical.
i LOVE being here ~ may i stay forever?!
GORGEOUS images:)
xo, Rosemary

Wax Beach Artist said...

A beautiful, moving and powerful post!

Palomasea said...

Anita!!!!!

Here we go.....

Chills, tears, wonderment, knowing, beauty, love, magic..these I experienced reading your brilliant POETIC masterpiece.

"that infinite Mercy stretches out its canopy"..are you kidding me??

Pure magic, my dear. Your craft transcends time, language, countries, and takes us into the infinite knowing, that infinite "YES" of which Rumi so eloquently speaks.

Thank you for this beauty, inspiration, and ode to the power of LOVE..Bravo, chere amie..

Big hugs to you,
- Irina

karen - Simply Inspired said...

thank you for the gift of stardusted Grace...
-xok.

desde my ventana said...

Gracias Anita por este post maravilloso y tan poético.
Espero que pases un feliz fin de semana de otoño tan lejos...

Un abrazo muy fuerte

Cecilia

C'est moi Claudette said...

I was looking up at the moon and the pretty sky on our drive home from the cemetery yesterday. I captured the pink sky like it was on fire. Looking up to the sky and to know heaven is not so far away, made me realize how pretty it actually is here on earth.
I hope we dance, I hope they dance, I know they are still alive and looking down on all of us.
You couldn't have written anything better for this girl today dear Anita. I'm at a loss for words, but you always make it better.
Love You
Love Me
P.S. Colt has gone to the post office and is just pulling up. I wonder if my cards have arrived??? Let me wait and see. He's pulling up now....
Nope not them ; (
I know it will take another week or so. I'm being patient.
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Mariette said...

Dearest Anita,

That is a great poem about 'stardust'... You also managed to find the perfect images for it.
Love to you,

Mariette

It's me said...

You are my star my dearest friend !!...when i look at the sky tonight i will thinking of you...i always thinking of you...you know that ......love love love from the stars ....to you....xxx...

Jade said...

Ooooooohhhh Anita, your post is absolutely breathtaking........i smile with tears in my eyes..........your such a great star for me!!!!!! 100000 kisses and merci beaucoup for all those dreams and stars and the sunlight, that you bring in our hearts!!!!!! Thank you for all and have a wonderful weekend,

big hugs, Jade

Kathysue said...

Anita, I am always swept away to such a happy ethereal place when I come to your blog. I love this post!!! God truly has created all of us to be special in his eyes!!! What a blessed assurance, Happy Weekend,
Kathysue

My Spotty Pony said...

Dearest Anita! You have waved your magic wand and sprinkled fairy dust on us all... you truly are the brightest of all stars. What a beautiful, BEAUTIFUL post!
This evening we celebrate Bonfire Night, (the very night that the Gunpowder Plot was foiled in 1605). As I look to the sky at the fireworks, I shall take in the stars and the moon too.... and think of you in your lovely home in Minneapolis.
Much love and hugs,
Abby and Spotty xx
ps. Spotty is well and sends one of his velvety nose kisses especially for you! x

Martina said...

Dearest Anita - such a wonderful and purely magical post! We are all stardust - and life IS a miracle and we are part of it! Love how you put these pictures and words together here, especially since it gets dark earlier now and we get to see more of the starts, if we don't forget to look up sometimes. Take time to deeply regenerate and revel in the feeling of love and wonder this weekend - this is what i'll try to do too. Just had a work in the moonlight along the river, so pretty! Hugs for an enchanted evenung! xx

~CC Catherine said...

Dearest Anita, Another scoop of words connecting me to another place and time... I Love them all! I love the stars and the places they take me when I watch them... Praying your day is a lovely one, just like this post my dear friend! xoxo ~CC

said...

definitely a good time to look up -
november is a month of meteor showers!
the heavens are filled with sparkles and magic. rather like your beautiful blog.
your new header is adorable! i love the delicious shades of aqua and teal.
now that Amy is on the mend i have started to plan for christmas and these colours will definitely feature, along with silvery-white and perhaps a touch of fushia or red here and there.
i sooooo want to thank you for being such an inspiration and also for your kindness and support. you really are very dear to me.
wishing you a bouquet of shooting stars and aurora waves, may the november skies speak sweetly to you and make your dearest dreams come true xxx

Annie H. said...

Boy Tina wasn't kidding, this IS amazing and thank you for the little getaway, you have a beautiful touch with words and sure played the perfect music to add the perfect touch to this very pretty post.
Glad to have found you.
Am your new follower.

Kathie (Krafty Kat) said...

Thank you so much for stirring my soul.

Mapi said...

Oh I just saw the moon and a shining star thinking of you Anita !
Love from Mapi.
Sweet dreams.

Bela said...

Merci beaucoup!
It is just what I need today, dear Anita!
love, Bela

A Magical Whimsy said...

I don't know why, Anita, but I thought of the 'Moody Blues' 'On the Threshold of a Dream' when I read this post. Their music was so deep...'breathe deep the gathering gloom...and we decide which is right' etc. Their music was and still is very magical.
I loved your poetic post.
'We are stardust...we are golden...and we've got to find our way back to the garden.' Of course that one starts out 'I came upon a child of God.' Was that one Joni Mitchel? Or Buffalo Springfield? Maybe Joni sang it at one point too.
This was a very nostalgic post and brought back deep memories for whatever reason. Maybe it was the stars...stardust.
May you have a lovely, magical, stardust week...as lovely as the stardust glitter on your cards!
hugs,
Teresa in California

Cindy said...

Beautiful, inspiring, magical, and uplifting post.

Cindy

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Thank you so much dear Anita...healing is starting to happen YAY...a big HUG to you...Dzintra xo

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

That was so beautiful Anita! I just love how it made me feel and think....you are good at that!~Hugs, Patti

~Chris said...

Anita, you know how to put words, music and pictures together to express what is so profoundly hidden in our hearts.
I look up often... it is a must every day for me to spend time looking up to the heavens... preferably right outdoors. I'm looking forward now, to see Orion back in the sky...although I must endure winter for this...
...as I love seeing the Bid Dipper again once late spring is here.
Anita, I also hope your sore throat found some rest this weekend.
wishing you rest and a lovely day tomorrow* Happy Sunday to you,
Maria

Maria said...

Oh dear... That was my comment above. I am not used to Chris using FireFox. He used to stay signed in to Google from ieExplorer. This made it so that we could each stay signed in to our accounts. Exlorer became so slow and encumbered, that he switched to what I use... Sorry for the confusion Anita!

Ivy Clad said...

Anita, another touching and beautiful post! You have such a way with words!

This week I plan to come back to this post each morning to include it in my morning meditation. It is so uplifting! Thank you again so much for another thought-provoking post. I feel that you are becoming a dear old irreplaceable friend to me through these posts!

Lots of love,
Keri

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

We were looking up last night, here in NZ we celebrate Guy Fawkes on the 5th November.
People let off fireworks all around and it is truly a magnificent sight to behold.
Thank you for sharing this magical post, ~ you are really gifted with wonderful words and prose.
Hope that you are having the very best of weekends, dear friend.

Sending hugs
Carolyn

Elizabeth said...

Hello my dear friend, you are the fairy godmother of blogland. I am enchanted and swept away each and every time I visit. Between the music which speaks to my soul, the images which are a feast for my eyes and the words which speak to my heart I am completely full of hope and love every time I read your posts. I love to visit here, and I am so, so happy to have found you. You are such a special soul.

Enjoy your weekend!

Xoxo Elizabeth

Createology said...

Thank you for reminding me how amazing I am in this universe of amazing things. Your words are beyond beautiful.

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

.....(in a whispered voice) WOW!!!
...with a DEEP breath and a SIGH...WOW!!!

;-D AND A GREAT BIG SMILE .. I recieved my CASTLE, my BEAUTIFUL SPARKLEY CASTLE today!!!
Blessings Love and Hugs XXX OOO Linnie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You are the sweetest one, Anita. Truly you are.

XO,

Sheila

Palomasea said...

Just had to come back, dear friend, for a bit more of your inspiration and magic..:)

xoxo,
- Irina

desde my ventana said...

Happy sunday Anita, here we can enjoy a very suuny autumn day.
Big hugs to you from..

Cecilia

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Bonjour mon amie!

Yes we have to look up with our eyes and our soul and spirit... it keeps our heads above water you know.

Hope your class is wonderful this year. Have the changes in the school settled in with everyone by now? I hope all is flowing well for you ma belle.

Love & hugs, Sherry

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Thank you dearest Anita for popping over and for your very kind words...I am so lucky to have met these girls, and only recently too...It's hard meeting people coming to a new town and especially as I am a Carer and a bit more isolated for being that...We all have so much in common...all so exciting...Have a marvellous week, Dzintra xo

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Hi beautiful Anita!!!!
I adore the magical photos in the post!!!
I love stars!!!! Your posts are always so uplifting and special!!!! I'm always excited to see them!!!
My mom, husband, & I went to see the Marilyn Monroe statue downtown Chicago and then to the Ralph Lauren Grill for lunch. It was such a beautiful autumn day downtown!!!! :-)
Hope you're enjoying your weekend!!!!
Hugs!!!!!
Shannon
http://fashiondiarylooks4.blogspot.com

Debby said...

Such beautiful images and words as always, Anita! Sometimes when I feel overwhelmed all I have to do is step out onto the front lawn and look at the night sky and it just seems to put everything into perspective... the world doesn't revolve around me, my problems are small in the scheme of the universe and there has to be a big guy upstairs to have created so much beauty! xo

Sonja said...

Hi sweet Anita:

I find that we are quite often on the same page, though our expression is in different words. Your beauty of expression still catches me up every time. I get it! :)

Ivy and Elephants said...

Anita,
Such a powerful message you have this week, and as always wrapped in beauty. This is a message that binds us all together as so many strive to pull us apart. I love knowing that I am part of something so much bigger than myself, but yet, even my tiny particle is needed to form the whole.
Thanks for starting me off on the right track this week. I will try not to stray.
Hugs an Love,
Patti

Burlap Luxe said...

In the Darkening of Day I bring you the stars in a stary night...
You my dear are the brightest of them all.
~ Author Dore

Thank you Anita for brightening the skys and our world making it more then it is not less then it is.

Xoxo
Dore

Ideezine said...

It is true in all we do...is remember to use our words to lift the hearts of others. Always taking care because our ears believe what out lips speak to our heart.

Happy weekend!

Beach House Living said...

Thank you again for the inspiration!

wendy said...

ooooooo..........I love this.
Stardust.
Our task to create an explosion of love (so awesome)....I think blogging kind of does that.
I have met...many people from Near and Far , made up of different stardust so to speak
yet bursting with love for each other.
All of us looking up to the "possibilities" .
I think, many times as I look into the night sky, that someone somewhere is looking at the same moon as me...the same stars. What visions of life and love and even lonliness sometimes does it evoke.

I look up at the night sky and can't help but be overwhelmed by the vastness of it all, the eternities awaiting...and of my boy, there...........seeing things from the "other" perspective and knowledge now.

A Magical Whimsy said...

Hello dearest Anita,
Yes, the Garden and the Tree of Life. I have read an ancient myth about the Tree of Life. How one of the half-gods (human and mythological god) tried to save the Tree of Life from the Great Flood. So, the half-god went to the depths of the ocean and brought back the tree to land where a great dragon grabbed the tree from him and ate it up. I know there are some truths in myths. So, now we know where the Tree of Life ended up, mythologically speaking. Quite an allegory as that is kind of what Satan did (taking ageless life from mankind in the Garden) and he is referred to as 'the great dragon' that 'old serpent'. Just some interesting information concerning the ancient Earth when angels and men used to inhabit it. (Genesis 6:1-4) We aren't told a lot but the simple facts are there.
I could go on and on talking about these things as they are so fascinating...but I will resist. If you want more do a search on Bulfinch's Mythology or History, very ancient stuff with lots of mythology entwined.
Have a glorious week in HIM!
hugs,
Teresa

A Magical Whimsy said...

Oh! And I loved it that you said 'Look up' (when you posted on my blog) and reminded me we have an extra hour to look at the stars because of day-light-savings time.
Kisses to you!
Muaah!
Teresa

michelle said...

Oh dearest Anita this is one of my favorites! Looking up to the sky makes me feel like I am connected to everyone and makes me feel not so alone. I have faith that as I look up, He looks down. :)
This is one of my most favorite songs and I adore Josh Groban. Thank you for such a beautiful feeling this evening.
Much Love.
xoxo

Patricia Cabrera said...
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said...

dear friend

i was just going to bed and saw your message. i am so sorry you are feeling poorly

sending much sympathy, warm mugs of p.g., a hottie bottie(archaic things we brits warm our beds up with) and oodles of love and hugs from me piece lily and the kitties xxx

forest fae

said...

gosh, i meant me and peace lily. time i went to bed ;o)

A Magical Whimsy said...

I do hope your cough goes away...and the tea and to bed sounded good.
Honey and lemon and tea and lots of vitamin C. Linus Pauling almost swore by Vitamin C to cure just about anything, like 5,000 mg to 10,000 mg a day! It gets toxins out of your body plus drinking lots of water. You probably all ready know all of that. I am quitting my daily allotment of Dr Pepper...I love it isn't that good for my health.
I do not have Skype! I wish I had that option on my funky computer...I think it is about ready to die on me.
It is incredible the little tid bits of info in the scriptures, tantalizing info about the past eons before we were even here on Earth.
Take care my friend~
hugs
Teresa

A Magical Whimsy said...

BTW dearest,
I simply love yards and yards of tulle on dresses...so elegant and feminine!
I have got to really start making dolls again. I have some ideas floating around in my head. I will let you know when I begin making more!
love to you,
Teresa

Eden Clare ArtfulFairyTales said...

oh my gosh...
this post...is pure magic
my dear friend...
just pure magic and beauty.
thank you for this...
and thank you for visiting...
and inspiring my spirit!
xoxo

Rosie said...

You are a weaver of words sweet friend....WOW... so very beautiful!

Dearest??? How are you? I heard through a little birdie that you are under the weather. Here, just let me fluff your pillow and put a heating pad at your toes...There! Now crawl under the covers and I will tuck you in...get better dearest...hugs...R

Tracy Suzanne said...

I hope you had a beautiful weekend Anita! Thanks for coming by and entering my giveaway.

Every time I visit your blog, I'm reminded just how much we have in common when I hear your music. I've loved this song for what seems like forever. Though I'd never heard the Josh Groban version, I've always loved the Don McLean version.

Have a blessed and wonderful week...Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

pinkpearlearrings said...

This is so lovely and poetic. I am truly speechless.

A Magical Whimsy said...

I know, I know...I keep coming back to make more comments!
I was perusing blogs this evening and found 'Les Carnets de Miss Clara' i.e.
http://lescarnetsdemissclara.blogspot.com/ Oh! how I fell in love with her enchanted dolls and little theatres! I didn't know if you have been to her blog...such sweet 'eye candy' for the soul!
Just had to post it here especially for you!
Cheers!
Teresa

Kristin said...

Love is so important!!! I love your images, Anita! I can dream myself away on every one of them. I love the boat picture. It's like a fairytale! And thanks for your sweet birthday wish! I had the best birthday ever. I'm so glad I could celebrate it in London. My husband is so sweet! Hope you have a wonderful new week and good luck with your etsy store!

Big hug, Kristin

Martina said...

Dearest Anita, you still are not well? Can you at least stay at home? I feel tired too - i think i had too much work for the whole of Oktober. But on Wednesday, quieter times should be in sight. Creative people need a break from time to time, otherwise they collapse. Please take care and take it as easy as you can. November is ment to be a month of rest and let's not forget about that! Have a lovely day, chère amie!

francis said...

Oh no ....again so many have already read your new post ...
Where was I ...
Oh my dear .....again absolutely amazing beautiful .
You are a true blogging-artist .
You're post brought tears in my eyes ..... Thank you my dear friend . Big Hug

francis said...

Just want to let you know
I used the beautiful image of the sailing-by-night-ship on my side-bar . Is that okay ?

GrandmaK said...

What a beautiful reflection on our humanity. Wishing you well! Cathy

Ann said...

This is so inspiring...

both the images and your poetic take

on our humanity and of a higher power that guides us all.

Oh regarding your question,
I taught Computer Science for about 4 years, and then I took a break and taught for another year. Now I'm primarily my son's tutor and personal assistant and I also have a little business on the side.

Christel Hutson said...

What a wonderful way to start my Monday morning, with a feast for my soul! You enlighten my life in many ways dear friend. It is always a calming joy, a soft happiness, a sweet nectar for the soul, when I have the pleasure of visiting you. When I gaze out on the sky tonight, I will think of you. Much love my friend, Christel

koralee said...

Oh my friend...I love having such a faithful friend in you...I can always count on you to have a sweet message waiting for me or a lovely comment in my box!
Love to you....may your week be filled with joy...ours is a sortie.. Remembrance Day on Friday. xoxoxo

Rayanne said...

I haven't had a lot of time to blog but I get such a treat when I visit you.
This song has been presented to me now twice in less than a month. My dad loves this song and the you tube video that goes with it, he's a painter, and so he loves all his artwork. The song is a masterpiece I think...and wow Anita, STARDUST! I never put that verse with "star" dust before, how wonderful. I would love to fit into your pocket for a day, you are LOVELY!!
love you much,
Rayanne

said...

hello dearest

i hope you are feeling better today xxx
something magical has happened! a fairy castle floated in on a cloud with two cheeky hares on board :) i am so happy!!! Twinkle and i are really ecstatic with the wonderful gift of your artwork! and the glitter!! we do so love our glitter :) now i must search for a beautiful frame, it needs something very special. meanwhile, it will hover on my mantle. i think a fairy or two have already taken residence and who knows what magic will transpire!

sending warmest healing hugs xxx
keep yourself well snuggled. my grandmother always said that if we keep our heads, hands and feet warm, the rest of us will stay warm. don't forget that wooly beret!

Fete et Fleur said...

Hello my beautiful,

Thinking of you and Ruben . . . It has been freezing here. I'm getting too old for the cold I think. My island blood can't handle it. ;~)...

I was going to order a print of your castle, and I will do it after the new year. Congratulations on your shoppe. It's in full swing now!!

Love you both,
Nancy

Alyssa said...

So inspiring!

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

Anita that brought goose bumps up on my arm! I love the stars, I love that we are stardust brought to form and.... I love Vincent and his starry, starry night.

HUGS Lorraine

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

HI DEAREST ANITA I ALSO LOVE THE STARS AND THE WORD STARDUST,IF I CAN LOOK UP AND OPEN MY HANDS I WOULD BE ABLE TO CATCH SOME STAR DUST WITH MY HANDS !!! THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL POST..WHEN I LIVE IN ARIZONA LONG AGO I WOULD SEAT OUT SIDE AND SEE THE STARS SO CLOSE ANITA IS SO BEAUTIFUL TO SEE THE STARS WHEN YOU ARE AT THE ARIZONA DESERT AT NIGHT,YOU THINK THE HOLE WORLD IS AT AT REACH OF YOUR HANDS,YOU CAN GET SOME STAR DUST. THANK YOU ANITA THIS POST HAS MADE IT DEEP INTO MY SOUL,YOU ARE WONDERFUL.XO..SANDRA

Privet and Holly said...

Goose bumps, my friend.
One of my favorite moments
of the day is taking Gracie
out when the stars are still
in the sky and just taking
them all in and breathing.....
Put's it all in perspective,
doesn't it? LOVE Starry
Nights by Josh G!

Happy Monday,

xx Suzanne

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Bonsoir ma plus chere amie, comment va tu? C'est lundi, le premier jour de la nouvelle semaine. Are your semaines un peu less hectic, ma friend? I hope so, I know creating must bring you tons of rest and positive power energy.
I am looking up to the moon this moment and thinking of you. Much love xx

Red Rose Alley said...

Dear Anita,
I finally got through to you. Couldn't seem to connect with blogger. Your post today is lovely, and the pictures are amazing. I was just telling a blogger friend a short while ago that I have always thought that we are all linked in some way or another...that we all have a special bond in the circle that we are in. I am so glad that you are in my circle because I'm happy to share the moments of my life with such a wonderful soul.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Oh my, another poem with such heart and soul. I love thinking about how the stars and our heavenly Father watch over us all--no matter how far apart we are scattered. May your week be blessed!

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

I had to come back just to listen to the beautiful music and to soak in all the beauty...
Such a beautiful post with so much emotion...
I always think I have found my "favorite Anita Post" until the following weekend arrives and I am in another trance-like state saying, "Oh, no! This one is my favorite!" :)
You are just remarkably talented in so many ways...
One of your wonderful followers, Rayanne, said it the best: "I would love to fit into your pocket for a day!" How absolutely sweet is that compliment?? I don't think it gets much better than that.
Huge hugs to you, my wonderful friend.
FEEL BETTER! xoxo
Lisa

ANNE said...

oh, so wonderful! i love the idea that we are stardust. And the photo of the junk against the starry sky is unbelievably lovely!

said...

dear Anita

get well soon sweet friend xxx

as you are home tomorrow i will come visit you in your castle :)

Susan said...

Beautiful...so beautifully said, dear Anita. And Starry Nighthas been a favorite of mine since I first heard it as a student in high school! I think it was Don McLean that sang the version I chose to sing as my solo. Love that song. Really thought provoking and sad...but so lovely too.
Wishing you a wonderful new week!
Blessings!

koralee said...

I am so sorry to hear that you are not feeling well my friend...make sure you have a restful day tomorrow my dear..do you have parent/teacher conferences this week? Ours are next week. xoxoxoxo

Jacqueline said...

Absolutely beautiful! Those starry images just make my heart sing and make me feel awe at being a small part of this great plan!

I just posted by Blog in book form. Thought I would let you know. I am so glad to have it in hand!

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

I love the concept that we are all stardust! What a thought! And leave it to you to make our minds expand and grow with love! You have such a way. Thank you for your heart and the way you touch so many!
xoxo~ Kirsten

Maria said...

Hi Anita!
No talking tomorrow :o)
I just finished with my throat "ordeal." Yesterday was the first time I woke up without coughing.
I wish you a very restful day. Oh do stay in your jammies all day and drink lots of tea with honey... Homemade chicken soup on the menu ~
Blessings for a quick and gentle return to health!
xoxo* Maria

Amish Stories said...

Greetings Anita and i like the image of those folks at the table, reminds me of our up coming holiday thanksgiving. Richard

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Bonjour Anita,
I don't know where my comment went Anita, maybe it is floating around in the stars..
I believe this would be one of my favorite posts.. Breathtaking my dear friend.. You are always such a source of inspiration. Thank you for being such a special part of my life.
I hope you are feeling better soon.. Take care of yourself.
Bisous!
Penny

Miriam Stella said...

beautifull post! ;-)
Nice blog!
I invite you to see my blog, and if you like it, you could follow me! i 'll do the same!
kisses
Miriamstella

is fashion my Passion? the MiriamStella's Blog
MY FACEBOOK FAN PAGE CLICK HERE

Barbara said...

What a lovely post, Anita. Life comes at us from so many directions, doesn't it? We don't always take the time to look up.
Thank you for reminding us.
(Hope you're feeling better!)

DolceDreams said...

Yet another amazing, stunning, and inspirational post....merci Anita!
Your package will be on it's way in a few days!!!
xo
Nathalie

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Another beautiful post!!!!!!! :) :)

Jacqueline said...

Anita, so sorry to hear that you are sick! I hope you get better soon. I hope visiting blogs is restful to you too! I like to sit in bed and visit people.

As far as your book goes. I think that if it is just for you and you aren't going to sell it and you have the credits for the picture, I think they don't care. The blog world is a whole different world isn't it? It sounds wonderful and I would sure miss all of your lovely images (even if you don't take them yourself - they are exquisite!)

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

So sorry to hear that you are home in bed and not well.
Do hope that you are feeling better dear friend. Are you having lots of lemon and honey drinks?
Sending lots of healing hugs, and get well wishes

Carolyn

lostpastremembered said...

When I did the post this week about Steve Jobs... the thing that stuck was about connectedness. Thinking of anything as not connected to everything else is missing the point, isn't it. We are all connected as are our efforts to create. We build on the stars and our mutual shared consciousness. That is the right way of things. It's not about thinking small but about thinking how it all is connected. We belong to something so much bigger than we are. If we are smart we can feed off that belonging... so destructive to feel separate. You are such a link to that larger purpose... I feel it every week. we are connected!!

Eden Clare ArtfulFairyTales said...

gosh, this is such a beautiful post Anita...i read it again and love it even more...i agree too...have blogging friends who believe in magic make all the world of difference...in our world of inspiration and creation...happy Wednesday...xoxo

hi-d said...

Hello Dear Friend...

How are you? Thanks for stopping by and saying hi to me and Maximus! Oh, how I love the stars! The night sky and the ocean remind me so much of God's great love for us. Never ending and always there. I hope you are having a good week!

Blessings!
Heidi

M.A.the2nd said...

Dearest Anita.....this is exquisite! We do all look up at the same endless sky from its greys to deep blues to inky black ..... we all look up at it and wonder in awe at the magnificence of it all. What is most magnificent is the ability to stretch out and find each other and you do that every day with us!
with my best wishes always
hugs Frances
xxxx

koralee said...

Morning dear one...hope you are back to normal and can speak to your little ones today. Whatever you had is going around our school as well...many teachers are losing their voices..not a good thing when you teach! tee hee.

Drink lots of lemon/honey tea and wrap a pretty scarf around that sweet little neck of yours to keep cozy. xooxoxoo love to you

georgia~gigi said...

Good morning Anita Bonita :)
Ooo, I love "Look up and get lost."
Although, it's tough not to look down today... we got a little snow!
Miss Myah was thrilled!
Awesome post!!!!
I want the dress in the first pic, so gorgeous!

Hope you have a Happy Day!
lots of love
gi gi

Cindy said...

Beautiful post, really made me stop and think about my crazy, busy life. I will stop and slow down and just look up! Thank you for the inspiration!

Mapi said...

Hello dear friend you may enter if you can tell me who you would like to give it to, yourself and why or someone else and why ?
The most lovely answer wins !
Fun don't you think so ?
Have a nice day
Love sweet kusjes.
Mapi

Decor de Provence said...

You're a true talent... WOW!! Please write a book or something! Thanks for lifting my soul.

Lol,
Desiree

KarenHarveyCox said...

Hi Anita,
Lovely music, images and words. The meaning in your post is such a reminder that all we have to do is look up, and our comfort is found.

Karen

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Hi Anita!

Boy! By the looks of things, they are sure looking up here! Your posts are as beautiful as ever, as beautiful as the inner workings of your soul, my dear! Thanks so much for taking the time to remind us that we are all mere specks of dust....full of wonder and might! always looking up!

ciao bella

stop by for some sweet treats!

Creative Carmelina

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

Such a beautiful and inspiring post Anita...I love it and think I shall dream about this tonight!..
Susan x

hi-d said...

Hey Anita!!!

You are so sweet...and that is so funny that you mention drawing Maximus. I was just thinking about that recently. :)

He is a tender soul. I love that little guy.

Hope you had a good day at school! Thanksgiving break is just around the corner, huh? Yahoo!

Heidi

hi-d said...

p.s. I have had your page up for a while now and am on my computer...listening to that song over and over again...so beautiful. Thank you!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Anita
One of my favourite things.. looking up at the starry night!! only enhanced by a moon of course!! Well you have captured the spirit well... As a child I would spend endless hours looking up at the stars and wondering what was beyond...

Have a lovely week my friend .. ciao xxx Julie

Marcia said...

Absolutely beautiful. Sigh...I'm speechless yet again visiting your page, Anita.
Much love!

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Dearest Anita...
Hope you are having a great week!!!
My husband & I went downtown Chicago this past Saturday. We ate lunch at the RL Grill & shopped along Michigan Ave. It was fun!!! :-)
It's freezing here and SO windy!!!!
How is school?
TTYS!!!! Hugs!!!
Shannon :-)

Rosie said...

Oh dearest you are still under the weather??? Poor, Sweet friend :(
I am so sorry that I have not had time for a cuppa...Life is just too CrAzY right now.
I have been swamped with a "to do" list list that just won't end!
Had to have a root canal today...ouch! Had put it off for too long due to those silly headaches. So today was the day...am off to make a bit of cream of wheat, and head to bed.
Will visit soon...Thanks for those "to die for" cookies...they DO melt in my month!!!
Hugs...R

fashion meets art said...

wonderful pictures dear! you have such a nice taste of details and amazing pictures! so great!
excellent job, dear!
how are you? hope you are not too busy at the moment in teaching.
have you seen my GIVEAWAY at my blog?
it's a sweet MACARON and
CHANEL giveaway.
please have a look. hope you'll like it and take a part in it. that would make me happy.
i wish you a wonderful day!
lovely greets and kisses
maren anita

www.fashion-meets-art.com

Charli and me said...

I absolutely loved this post! It was so powerful. You always make me smile with your heart touching posts. Thank you. I hope you are having a great week.
Take care friend, Carol

Incipient Wings said...

beautiful...
just what i needed to read right now too, thank you dear one...

fashion meets art said...

thanks so much for your lovely words, super sweet anita!
it makes me happy to read comments from you!
no problem with your fb account, you can try it later.
perhaps it works.

lovely greets and i wish you a wonderful evening.

maren anita

www.fashion-meets-art.com

Denise said...

Every time I scrolled down one more frame with it's prose,here all alone in my cubby hole,I said out loud AAAWWW.You my Dear are going to be famous,and can say I know you.

Gwendolyn said...

Dear Anita,
Another gorgeous post. Your writing is such a blessing to people. Do you share it else where? I love your newest header, such a great way to start on your blog.
Blessings and hugs~
Gwendolyn

C'est moi Claudette said...

Your sweet cards have arrived. I SO SO LOVE THEM ALL. Thank you for the little "extra". I like Audrey just the way she is.
See that wasn't too bad right?
I can't wait to share them with my "special" sistas. I'm sending one to CC. i know she will be over the moon to have one of your pretty cards.
I'm glad your shoppe is OPEN.
Love you
Love me
xoxoxoxoxo

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest
I just love this post Anita... Your writing touches my heart.
Thank you so much for visiting and wandering down memory lane with Bebe.
Bisous! Penny

a touch of Grace said...

Hmmm, How looking make me rejoice. Thank you for sending out such a beautiful post. Your Blog is breathtaking and inspiring.I will return as I am a follower. With your permission may I use one of your photos...(The lady is carting a tray of two cups atop fall time leaves.)
It grace's my side bar, as an entrance to my food blog...If this does not suit please let me know.
Grace

VictoriaArt said...

What a sweet post! You have a beautiful mind!

francis said...

Please please know sweet Anita ....sending post is always making me happy and I just love it on any time ...Please do not feel guitty Oh my gosh no no no
You already send me the most precious surprises and I cherish them .......
Hope your weekend will be a healthy one ! Lots of love and hugs ...

Maria said...

Bonjour Anita!
I hope you have the day off today ma chere! Also hoping that you are getting better ~ God bless you ~ maintenant et toujours ~ Maria
Ps. Bon weekend!

koralee said...

Hi dear one....got the sweet little tags yesterday...pure joy. I adore them. They are put aside for special presents. I love to pass on the JOY!
Happy day to you...do you have it off my friend? We are heading downtown Vancouver today...shopping and off to a special Christams craft sale..should be a good day...enjoy yours. xoxoxoxoxoox

VictoriaArt said...

Thank you for looking, today I have part two out, you might like it as well!
I tell you, it was amazing to discover! I agree: I had shivers of excitement....
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season, filled with peace and joy!
Your friend
Victoria

Jacqueline said...

I have read some of your comments from blog friends. My, you are blessed and it is true Anita that opening our hearts to the world brings back such beauty in friendship.

This friend of yours is very tired. I know you can relate. I am on a journey that feels a bit like falling down a rabbit hole and I'm still tumbling down. I can't seem to regain my strength but I still know which way is up!

My post today is rare, I'm a bit blue and down in the dumps. Can't seem to keep up with it all. I've lost my happy hat but I'm sure I'll find it again soon.

Love you and thanks for visiting me, I hang on to all the words, all the heart and all the love you pour into both your blog and mine.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

My Sweeeeet Anita... I have missed you so!

I love this post, but then again.... I ALWAYS love your posts. Such lovely photos to go with your precious words........and perfect thought... LOOK UP. :-)

I want to live in that beautiful apartment.. The one with the open window.

My girl and I are going to see Breakfast at Tiffany's on Sunday. I'm so looking forward to it. I didn't wear a black dress and pearls, but I did do black slacks and pearls... close enough? This 'ol gal's black dress days are over... BIG broken leg scar. I'll be thinking of you while I'm watching Audrey.

xoxoxoxo

Spencer

Jeri Landers said...

Thank you dear Anita, for yet another uplifting and stunning post. You have a marvelous way of painting beauteous masterpieces with words. Bless you!

Martina said...

Happy friday dearest Anita! Are you feeling better yet? I can feel the full moon i think and i enjoy a quiet evening just by myself to fill up my energy. Will drop by over th weekend and see you again - have a lovely evening! xx

Elizabeth said...

Hello my dear and wonderful friend,

Happy Sunday! I hope that you have been sitting quietly this weekend recovering from your illness. And perhaps that you had sometime to work on etsy! I am sure you are bustling with orders for the holidays.

Did your sweet husband return from his hard work?

Thank you, thank you, thank you for my wonderful and sweet birthday greetings and images, you are too sweet. I wish that we could have shared a cocoa, and a piece of cake!

Enjoy the rest if your weekend!!! Have a fabulous week!

Xoxo Elizabeth

Pierre BOYER said...

Beaucoup de poésie dans ces images...
Belle journée,

Pierre

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

How did I miss this beautiful post?????? Oh! I was in -----!!!!!!!! I won't say the word now, so as not to draw attention away from this loveliness in profound word, and illuminating image. Dear, dear Anita, PLEASE publish your blog as a book on Blurb, so that we might BUY it!!!!!!!! I will continue to say that until you do! It's called "loving nagging!""""
Saturday Morning Joy to you!
dawne

~CC Catherine said...

My dear friend - are some of these lovely posts in your Book of Poetry that you have for sale on Etsy? These are just lovely posts, and I adore reading each one. Love you friend~

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

this poetic and wonderfully illustrated post has just warmed my heart and i thank you! your newest follower -- i flew in from the blue bird notes!

koralee said...

Morning sweet friend...lets hope today is a better day at school for you! You just never know what you are going to get do you? Oh the highs and lows of teaching! Most days are good but there are a few in the mix I would like to forget about. Hugs and love...xoxoxoxo

lugarandcompany said...

Dear Anita, the way you mingle words and prose is like a kiss and blow to rose petals to the wind. Once again, your post is such a touch of beauty, thank you.

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