Wednesday, March 6, 2013

On Earth


Is it a kiss



night's shadows


or the echos of 



that define heaven's 




 often sweeps the strings of

a lonely dance


 only to later reveal  

layer by layer


the grand finale of

 your unseen self


as you reunite face to face


with who you were meant to be 


the echo of stardust.



Karen Bates said...

Simply beautiful...thank you.

Catherine Robinson said...

You're back...I've missed your BEAUTIFUL posts Anita...
I LOVE your new blog...FABULOUS!

Sarah said...

Welcome back, Anita. I hope you had a wonderful time. This is a wonderful way to return. Love this message!
Thank you as always for sharing your incredible creative spirit. ~ Sarah

Jade said...

Oh Anita, you´r back with this magical and breathtaking post..........this is heaven on earth!!! Thank you soooooo much, my dear friend and enjoy your heaven!!! With love and

Hugs, Jade & Sheila ;)

Susan said...

So glad that you're sharing with us, once again......thank you!

fashion-meets-art said...

hello dear. no time no see :) hope you're well. wonderful blogpost- so magical. thanks so much for your inspiration !
lovely greets
maren anita


Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I have missed you,Anita...with all of your beauty and glorious inspiration. One day we will see Him Face to face!

"Create Beauty" said...

Oh how H E A V E N L Y!!!!!

Your words, the images, the song,
and Gingers dress : )

You've put me in the mood for a romantic black and white movie my dear. As well as a renewed AWE
for the glories of heaven and
the One we will lay our crowns before as we behold His beauty.

love you my dear friend.

~ Violet

Karen Harvey Cox said...

I love when the music, the images and the words make me feel inspired. Every post that you write is like that for me.

It is a rain and snow mix right now, but we are supposed to get snow all the way thru Friday. We are in the snow belt, so we might get about 6 inches.

sigh, I am ready for Spring.


Privet and Holly said...

Love how you peel
away more and more
of your own layers
in the quest to find
your authentic and
creative self. Lovely
words, my friend!

xo Suzanne

FleaingFrance Brocante Society said...

So happy to see you back! Today's post really touched me. I think it is the stage I am going through as I discover my new life in France.
Thank you for the beautiful delivery.

SizzleandZoom said...

Welcome back! Wonderful song for your beautiful and thoughtful post.

Molly The Wally said...

Welcome back Anita. You have been missed. We were just wondering about half an hour ago if you'd post this week and look here you are. As always thoughtful and beautiful. We hope all is well and your brake was a good one. We always love the Gothic. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

PURA VIDA said...

heaven is usually there all along

Leslie said...

So glad you are back Anita and with such a lovely post! I feel as if I've just had a piece of heaven ;) and I love the dancing couple up top! Enjoy your day!


Burlap Luxe said...

Amazing grâce over hère,
Anita I will be back to right more, I am so joyed that you have recharge yourself, and are back with us.

Sabrina said...


Fete et Fleur said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! I hope you have a lovely day filled with romance and remembrance. I can still see the lovely bride and handsome groom on their special day.


Minerva Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

You put things together in such a fabulous way! Thank you for sharing. Sigh. Minerva xxx

Down by the sea said...

That was so beautiful, it was lovely to see another post.
Sarah x

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

So beautiful dearest.
Happy Anniversary to you and Ruben.
May you dance together for another 50 years...
Thank you so much for stopping by the other day.

Red Rose Alley said...

Dearest Anita,
One day I will be reunited with my mother, father, and brother, and won't that be glorious? I'm so glad that you are back, I missed your beautiful posts very much, as they have so much meaning behind them. Ones that give us all a lift in life and bring back the sparkle that we may be missing for a time. I love the picture of the girl making her way to the top of the CASTLE. I hope you are making progress in your job search, and I'm glad you got to take a little break and rest from blogland. I think it's time for me soon. When we take time for ourselves, we come back refreshed and ready to go and create such wonderful posts as this one.

Happy Anniversary, sweet one - 31 years, how special is that? I thank you for showing many young people the sacredness of marriage by staying with your own husband for so long. It's not easy at times, I know, but the outcome is so worth it. Do something very special to celebrate today. You deserve it more than you know.

~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

The Dutchess said...

AAAAAAAAAh>>>there you are..and that's what I will also say when I meet you in that special place...

big hug my dear friends...31 years..WOW!!!

The French Hutch said...

You were missed Anita! What an absolutely Heavenly post for your return......Your blog looks fabulous, love the header!

The French Hutch

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful, beautiful, emotional post- xo Diana

It's me said...

Wowwwwww....i was lost....and i am so glad you found me dearest love love

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

Oh Anita...this post is truly heavenly! You amaze me with your ability to create such artful posts.

Thank you for making yet another of my days!


Burlap Luxe said...

Anita, mon ami soulful, un jardin blanc est un rêve, si seulement roses ont fleuri en gris.

Votre véritable ami d'un blog aimer.
Baisers et des caresses.


The enchanted home said...

Wow I feel like I just left a beautiful period movie that has moved me in a big way. Fabulous as always Anita and nice to see you back in the saddle!!

Createology said...

Heavenly. Truly Beautiful Dear.

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

HERMOSO!!!CONGRATULATIONS <3 Warmest wishes on your Wedding Anniversary my dearest Anita! I hope you have a WONDERFUL and romantic day filled with joy and care! Happy Anniversary and Many Blessings :)


Anne said...

Oh, what lovely men you've included... those eyelashes on Johnny! So glad you are back, I did miss your delightful words and images!

Sandra van Doorn said...

Oh Anita! Tu es de retour pour nous chouchouter avec tes mots et tes belles images! quel bonheur!
xo sandra

Nantucket Daffodil said...

Anita, this touches my heart! Honestly, I feel artistically that I know where I want to be! Yet, as we know, our heart may soar, but the day job calls......I JUST KNOW you and I will find the time to do what makes us happy!

Bilancia Designs said...

Happy Anniversary.
Cheers to another 31!
Love you... xo

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

So lovely to see you back again dear friend and with a truly gorgeous post.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful writing and pictures.
Happy Anniversary to you and Ruben and best wishes for many, many happy and wonderful years ahead.


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've missed your beautiful posts, too. These images are magical. I'll go back and look at them again and again! Sweet hugs!

Purple Flowers said...

I am so glad I found you again. You make my spirit soar, and I so need that right now.
Beautiful post!

Paula said...

Glad you're back... you were missed! I love, love, love your creative posts. They are spectacular! :)

Ruben Rivera said...

You always manage to bring something that uplifts. And we really need to see that side of things in a world that would crush it out of us and keep us from being who we were meant to be.
P.S., love those little rabbits multiplying. A nice little surprise.

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Good afternoon Anita...Heaven indeed...such a beautiful post as always and to watch Fred and Ginger as I sip my afternoon coffee just adds to the magic...It's perfect!
Hope you're having a great week,
Susan x

lostpastremembered said...

I remember the first time I saw those paintings and newspapers come to life in the Harry Potter movies I was so crazy about the technique. You use it so brilliantly. I love the way the images move... just a flash of time. Heaven on earth always comes in small bites, doesn't it?
Good to have you back.

Jade said...

Thank you soooo much, my dear friend.........your lovely words make even the sun shine brighter!!! And it´s always such a joy to visit you in your wonderland!! Have a great day (here in Bavaria it is sooooo hot today),,

hugs Jade, Sheila and the cats ;)

Nella said...

This post, pure Heaven! Set my heart fluttering! So lovely!
Thank you, dear Anita.....N.xo

Martina said...

Wow, Anita, such a stunning post! Love the image with Adrian Brody a- and all the other ones, uniting beautifully into a magical story. Well done dear one - LOVE your poetry in motion!
Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog. My son Robin designed the "Impressions"handwriting for me and i quite like it - so glad you do too!
Blogging is an adventure, right? Many hugs to you, have a lovely day!

Anonymous said...

From the music to the quote, the photographs and your delicious writing, I am in heaven now...and the truth is that I actually am in heaven at this very moment.
Welcome back, friend.

Renae at simple sequins said...

Morning sweet Anita!

Oh the BLUE of heaven is the perfect color. "my blue heaven" see, perfect.

Lovely post my dear, lovely. Can't wait to see that Salmon dress, can't wait.

Thank you so for your friendship. Have a great day. I'm getting my hair done today ~ ~ ~ that is my heaven on earth ~ ~ ~

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Thank you so much dearest Anita for your very kind and loving words..Heaven on Earth sounds simply blissful...a stunning post! Much Love to you on this Friday, Dzintra xo

BRASWELL said...

Love this...happy anniversary to you & your hubby from S. CA

Kerry said...

Glad to see you are back :) I hope you had a wonderful vacation!

YONKS said...

Hello dearest.
Great to see you visit today. I have been absent, as you know. Devoid of inspiration during these cold, grey days. Yesterday seemed like a re-awakening after a long hibernation.

Your discoveries are inspirational. What a strange road we travel along. Each stop along the way teaching us. All we have to do is look, listen and learn. That's the hard bit, and just when you think you have it, the journey ends. Maybe that's the whole point. What a great adventure :-)
Much love

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Thank you dear Anita....I am well...You always put a smile on my face,....Blessings to you, Dzintra xo

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

"It's never to late to be what you might have been." George Eliot
Heaven it is. ;)
Hugs to you dearest friend.

wendy said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. Heaven is in all of us, and should shine out from all of us, and BEFORE we actually get to heaven, we need to embrace all the heaven we have right here on you said

hi-d said...

Oh it is nice to find that slice of heaven on earth. :)

So happy to see you posting again, my friend! I hope things are going well for you.


koralee said...

I just adore your images you find! HOW ARE YOU my friend? has been a very busy week and I just have not had time to visit you. So sorry!
It is easy to find a little bit of Heaven on earth...though I think once we get to Heaven we will be very surprised with what we find...I don't think our human mind can even comprehend what we will see.
Have a happy Friday....enjoy a cup on tea on me! xoxo

Marie - Ange said...

Jet'envoie un gros bisou d'amitié et te souhaite une très belle journée.

sagra said...

Wonderful! With a piece of heaven I'm starting my day now ;)
Thanks Anita!
Hugs, Sabrina

Martina said...

Dearest Anita, thanl you so much for your sweet and ebcouraging words about my art! I know you're into elegant whites and greys and it makes me happy you still enjoy my COLORs!
If you like my header, i can ask Robin if he'd make one for you too. He's a student at art school, but he does design for websites sometimes - shall i?
Although you know that i do love your beautiful blog as it is. Just enjoyed seeing this gorgeous post again.
So - you're going to full time teaching again?
See you over the weekend - Love!

Nadezda said...

Bonjour Anita, vous êtes de retour :)

Très beau billet !

Cordialement !

Renae at simple sequins said...

morning Anita! I kind of don't like my hair. It is too dark and a bit 'muddy'. Urgh. I wanted it darker but not this dark. dang. Otherwise my day yesterday was fun. We had dinner at our friends in Midvale and we had a nice drive back and forth. No crime scenes this time.

You seem refreshed and ready for a nice weekend. Please enjoy it and have a nice time. I am anxious to see your Salmon dress that fits perfectly!!! Yay!!!

Woolytales Miniatures said...

Hi Nita, I don't have much to say today. Thank you for your visit and this lovely post. Yours always...

Barbara said...

Lovely, Anita. We all have our own ideas of heaven...certainly kissing Johnny Depp might be one :) and watching Ginger and Fred is divine. A fabulous book is another. And last night I saw Preservation Hall Jazz band in a live concert...yes, that was sheer delight.
One can find heaven on earth if one looks closely enough, listens and loves.

Sonja said...

Here you are again with your beautiful and charming way to deliver a message, several messages. Heaven on earth... YES... it is ours to experience, because the One who has promised heaven forever, first created this very earth and US, to enjoy it all!!

As always, you make me smile and want to dance or clap!! :)


Miss Sandra said...

Dear Anita,

Beautifully stated and illustrated. As always, I leave your page with a smile and a sense of magical wonder.

Blissful tidings to you! xo

Fabiola said...

wow!!!! it´s fantastic films :)

great blog!

we can follow each other!

I am following you now, please follow back

Purple Flowers said...

I love this post. The music is making me sway and smile.
Thank you for stopping by my blog to say "hi".
I aked an Artist-friend to design two headers for my blog. Her name is Patricia, and her blog is
Look at her blog, and you will know why I like her so much. She is as bright as the sun, with a smile to match!
Take Care.

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Hello dearest Anita!!!!
How is it you always have the most inspiring posts!!! I love this!!!!! The Thoreau quote has always been a favorite!!!! How are you? I've been thinking of you!!!!
The snow has been slowly melting away; I think we're heading towards spring.
I was at a few fun fashion events at Saks this week; I covered the Manolo event in my blog.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!!!!!!
Sending luv & hugs,

Sherry "Edie" & Marie Antionette said...

Enchanteur ma belle! You know how to wisk us away to a place of dreams and paradise! How are you doing my friend? We are busy busy busy on Golden Pond these days. Happiness, sadness, hopefulness, many many emotions going on. It's so wonderful to come visit you and escape.

Much love to you mon amie!Still trying to learn a bit of french here and there. Just got a another learning book, it should be called Learning French for Dummies! I think this book might have what I need LOL

Bisous, Sherry

Coquetíssima said...

Dear Anita, I missed you! I love read your post. You are always very sweet! And you inspire me a lot!
I hope you like my shop online! :)

Kisses, dear! And have a nice day!

Coquetíssima said...

Dear Anita, my online store is still under construction, but when you have it ready'll let you know!

Kisses, my friend!!!!!!!!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you dearest for coming over to view her blue frock..
You are such a dear.

Ivy Clad said...

Oh Anita, yes! I love it! Especially the last definition: to have been lost and finally found. This is beautiful and so moving.

Thank you, dear friend, for your compliments on the new table. I am looking forward to styling the entire area around it. And YOUR new projects sound amazing. I can just imagine how lovely they must look. We don't have long to wait now until we'll be enjoying it all in the sunshine. I spotted a patch of remaining snow yesterday that is gone today. We are warming up quickly!

Happy weekend to you!

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Full of thoughts to ponder and photos to delight in--I love the inspiration that challenges us to stretch...

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Ah back to this beautiful post again Anita! Thank you for popping in to see my new 'do'...and yes I do have a little body in my hair to help it along! I'm off today to a bbq to talk about being in a new show they want to put on...a Melodrama with heroines...villains and all! eeeeekkkk I wonder what I could do in this LOL! Who ever would've thought LOl! Hope you are having a fabulous weekend...Cheers to you, Love Dzintra xo

koralee said...

I can't believe it has taken me this long to come visit you! So sorry my friend. It is one lovely sunny day here on the west-coast of British Columbia...sooooo I have been busy outside on this beautiful day.
I have also been busy with school and now my trip prep...9 more days...did I tell you i will have tea with our friend Francis! I am soooooo not only will I meet the sweet Saskia ...I will see a few other blog friends. We will make sure we raise our teacups in your honor!
Hope you are enjoying your husband parents are down visiting must to you. xoxo

Jeri Landers said...

Hello hello you absolutely FUN person!(of course, you are ALSO the serious, thoughtful and soulful poet as well) I am going nutty over your moving pictures and trying to get James to figure how to make my illustrations "come to life". Yours are so stunning and hypnotic, I love it. Fondly from the Hollow... Jeri and Hamish PS> You did not find Fionna, you spied 3 little duckies though!

Jeri Landers said...

Good grief, I nearly forgot to say, "Wonderful< wonderful Anniversary to you both! What a lovely couple you are.

Jeri Landers said...

YES AND YES! You win a tortoise pie!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Good morning Anita, waving at you from a rainy and grey Rotterdam. It's that kind of day when candles burn, a pie in the oven and children play with lego and dolls. Well, it is at this moment, things can change any minute when having little ones ;)
I've missed our conversations, esp en francais. Time has been flying and my days have been filled to the max but now that we're settled in the new home, rest flows.
Have a relaxing dimanche, make sure you take time to put your feet up Mon Amie, des baisers et des pensees xxx

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Good morning Anita, waving at you from a rainy and grey Rotterdam. It's that kind of day when candles burn, a pie in the oven and children play with lego and dolls. Well, it is at this moment, things can change any minute when having little ones ;)
I've missed our conversations, esp en francais. Time has been flying and my days have been filled to the max but now that we're settled in the new home, rest flows.
Have a relaxing dimanche, make sure you take time to put your feet up Mon Amie, des baisers et des pensees xxx

vicki archer said...

You are back... so lovely... you were missed...
Happy Sunday Anita... xv

Anonymous said...

i missed this completely...
have you been found
my the echo
of stardust..awesome

Gem said...

You are back, making me shiver with delight again!
LOVE this post and thrilled you are back in Blogland, think we all noticed a big empty hole without you.
Til the next time my dear, take care
x x x x x x x

Lisa Farmer Designs said...

This is one of my favorites Anita. The pictures you chose are perfection with your words. I love layer by layer, unseen self, and face to face (and the bunnies too). Simply beautiful. I am so glad I noticed this today, didn't realize I had missed one. I hadn't expected you back yet so had not been watching. Thanks for the magic!!

Palomasea said...

Going back to read it again..
Just exquisite, dear sister...
Love you.

marielle said...

Très joli choix en noir et blanc. Une danse avec Adrian ou un baiser léger sur la joue de J. Deep... mystère. Heureuse de ton retour.

Reyes said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous post! So magical!!!