Saturday, November 16, 2013

Life is not like a box of chocolates.


It is a keyboard

of punctuation marks  

that strike at your will.


hug a word, clause, or sentence as an



into a passage that is 

grammatically complete 

without them


but nonetheless desire to place

special emphasis 

on the details



Commas are a

“soft stop”  that join 

two independent clauses


 and cause you to pause 


freeze their melody.


But ellipses 


as the French say,

Points de suspension...

indicate an unfinished thought


a trailing off into silence...


and surprise.


Life can be as motionless 

as an unopened book


as the brittle pages of November  

sweep open in the wind 

  the right punctuation can

lift your life

out of the ordinary

Because really...


we are all, all



Seawashed said...

Precious Anita you are always the magic of the moment. You make the world sparkle continually. Sparkle with hope unending. You are right... We are all waiting...for something.

Seawashed said...

Love you dear friend xxo

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

How wonderful to see a beautiful new post from you - always a delight to come and see what you have to share, dear friend.
Thank you for adding some sparkle to all our lives. Also appreciate the kind visit to me, always lovely to hear from you.
Hope you are having a happy weekend

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Anita,
I believe this is one of my favorite posts! Your words always touch my heart.. I love the images and Music.
I think I see dear Mozes!
It was so good to hear your sweet voice today... Thank you for being such a dear friend..

French Girl in Seattle said...

Another lovely post, and the Forrest Gump soundtrack is just perfect, Anita. Impeccable timing on your part: I am reviewing the basics of English composition these days - including the all-important punctuation - as I prepare for the WA State examination for all aspiring teachers, the WEST-B. Wish me luck, and [using les points de suspension,] wait and see... Bisous de Veronique, ton amie de Seattle (French Girl in Seattle)

Sarah said...

Anita, yes, we are all waiting for something. Anticipation is a magical feeling, just as your words bring joy to my day. ;-)

"Create Beauty" said...

Hello Lovely One!
I am sitting here in paint-spattered clothes, having spent the last 4 hours painting a tiny room white for a little girl.

What a treat to experience your inspired post here! You have brought such beauty to my day.
Your words are so enlightening, and those images, magical!!!

~ Violet

Signe said...

That eye makeup is really pretty and the chocolate looks delicious :)

Ann said...

This is so beautiful
so light to the heart
but so thought and soul provoking.

Love the images Anita.
Lots of luck with your studies and writing.

Red Rose Alley said...

This really hit home for me, Anita, as I have been waiting for something special myself, and hoping I will be delighted with it next year. I LOVE the cloud picture, as I have a thing for the clouds. It would be nice to just hold one in our hands sometime. The little bear is sooooo cute, and the box of chocolates I could eat all day long. I am like the little girl and the dog waiting, and I want to thank you for reminding me to wait patiently. Sometimes I get a bit anxious. You are a beautiful writer, and I hope this year of teaching is off to a good start for you.

Have a peaceful Sunday, my dear, just like your words are peaceful to me.


Elaine said...

Lovely imagery as always. Your dancers images are always my favorites. It is so true. Punctuation can alter the meaning of a sentence. It is important to take the time to make sure the thought you want to convey is actually going to be understood by the reader.

Unknown said...

Anita, I love your posts. It rings so true and the images--especially those 2 horses are just dreamy!

xo Mary Jo

YONKS said...

I totally agree Anita, we are all waiting for something, the question for me is WHAT? Something better, which makes me sad and suggests that what we have is not good enough. I am trying harder to live in the moment and stop waiting, enjoy who I am and where I am. You always make me ponder, I love IT!
Happy Sunday dear friend.

Simplement ... said...

Ton billet est une bulle de charme, de douceur, qui enchante mon dimanche pluvieux ...
Gros bisous chère Anita

Nadezda said...

Très beau billet Anita :) Passe un agréable dimanche !

Unknown said...

Anita, that we think is one of your best ever. We really enjoyed it......the words and the carefully chosen images. Fabulous. Hope all is well with you.
Have a serene Sunday.
Best wishes Molly

Maria said...

~ Finding the wonderful in each day, Lovely Anita...and maybe not waiting for some thing that is perhaps already there..That's how I try to live...Anita...the little cuddly bear with the daisy in his toes is so special and I have been back to browse him again...Beautiful words, sights and thoughts as always....Twinkly November hugs to YOU! Maria x

millefeuilles said...

Amazing, Anita! Thoughtful, deep and so very, very true. We ARE all waiting for something. The worst possible fear is feeling that there is nothing to expect anymore. But often a change of mindset is all it takes to know there is something magical out there still.

I have just spent eight hours in ER due to breathing difficulties. It was, actually, a wonderful thing. Time out to reflect and just be and let others look after me. All is well - the French are so thorough when it comes to the tests they run - but I think today I will be just resting and I am grateful for this enforced break.

Sending you love from France,


It's me said...

Wowwwwww...Anita !!!!....i am speechless...what a beautiful post !!! from me happy sunday my friend.......and i am waiting for you to met once !!!...x !

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lovely, and yes, we are waiting. XO

Martina said...

So true Anita! ILOVE the sweet poetry in this post, which has just the right feeling for this time of year, when the world is more black and white and grey and we are waiting .... This is why we need christmas so much i think, The images you found are adorable - so precious, these breathing horses - the bear and all the others!
THANK YOU SO MUCh for your encouragement with my new designs dearest! I know you've got great taste so i feel really flattered you like them. I'm just getting started here - let's see what will come from it.
Cheers to a lovely weekend! I wish we could share a good cup of tea and am thinking of you, while i have one ... have the sweetest of sundays!

Deana Sidney said...

I can't help but feel that we are in such a strange place in human history that we have some dread in the waiting not just hope.
It makes me very sad. Instead of hopefullness, there is an underlying worry that what's next will shatter what is. I know we have gone through this before in our relatively short human history but it is the first time I feel it. All we all can do is reach for the light and counter all the ugliness and greed that is eating us alive.

Life may be like a box of chocolates, but there are some in the box that will do us harm Choose wisely, live beautifully.

Karena said...

Wonderful Anita!! Your images are so soulful! Xoxo
The Arts by Karena

The enchanted home said...

Love this, the music, your words and the pictures......we live in an uncertain world so much unpredictability, some many "norms" that we had to force ourselves to adjust to. Its a new world, a very quickly changing world......but as with everything in life, we need to stay vigilant and wise but never get so lost in doing so that we forget to enjoy the beauty that still is very much around us.

francis said...

`My dear sweet beloved friend ,
Tears in my eyes first comment with my new hip
My new life Oh Anita this is really lifechanging .
I made a new start since I came home from the hospital
My children cleaned my house , the second floor , the first floor and downstairs
every corner shines and the whole house surrounds me with clean fresh LOVING energy.
They even gave me the most wonderful dark-blue carpet on my stairs
My stairs were wood and abraded and now
every time I stand before the stairs to go up or down
I feel like I am a queen and the carpet is unrolled for me
It feels so soft under my feet LOVINGsoft .......
The pain is removed with the old hip .
Of course I have to have fysiotherapy twice a week
but I love to work on that kmowing it is for the best ....
I am so happy to be home again.
I feel surrounded by love .
My children and my family and friends and neighbours all are so helping and caring .....
so I am ....back again .
I have really really really been waiting for a long-long-long time for ....THIS .
Lots of loving hugs dear vriendin

The Dutchess said...

BRILLIANT....especially the bear and the dancer..and the choice of the music..brilliant..xoxo

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Anita yes we all seem to be waiting for something.....story of our lives LOL! But sometimes it would be nice to get off the wheel and just sit and watch wouldn't It! A lovely post as always, you have such a way with words....I love how those words came off the page! Here's to a wonderful week Dzintra xo

deb famularo said...

wow Anita. Your posts all capture me, but this one is AMAZING. So fitting for you too! How you take words and marry them with images that touch our hearts is out of this world! This speaks to so many of us, especially now. You are brilliant. Thank you for being there, you are such a sparkle in our lives!!!! XOXO

Anonymous said...

we are indeed, all of us, all waiting...
sometimes, it all seems so clear,
and then other times...
ah...those other times...
you have to put your faith in something that truly is divine.
it makes the waiting worth the wait.
happy Sunday!

Purple Flowers said...

Dear Anita: your words, photos and music ring true for me. Serenity, dreamy thoughts and of course nature all culminate in wonder and surprise. I love this post.
Everytime I send one of the cards you designed, I think of you with a smile.
Thank you for sharing.

therelishedroost said...

That was a true Beauty!!!! Tweeting this one right now!!!!!

Unknown said...

So beautiful and so true. Thanks for writing and sharing this!

Down by the sea said...

Where do you find those magical pictures it always feels like dipping into a box of luxury chocolates visiting you never know what is the filling but they will always be full of magic and delight.
Sarah x

Suz said...

I love the line "the right punctuation can lift your life out of the ordinary". Beautiful line. Thought provoking (and beautiful post).

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Fabulous post, Anita! Such a powerful and beautiful theme of punctuation!

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Hello beautiful Anita!!!!!
I adore this post!!!! Wonderfully stated and those Chanel shoes are gorge!!!!!
I love the image where the words look like they are coming alive!!!! That is so cool!!!!
We have tornados and crazy weather all over the place!!!! The Bears game is Chicago is postponed for now. What bizarre weather for mid November!!!!!
My husband & I picked up Riley's ashes yesterday. It was difficult going back to where I last saw Riley alive but I knew I had to go inside and face it. The pendant I chose is beautiful and I'm so glad I had some of his ashes placed in this beautiful glass pendant....
My blog post this week is dedicated to the style of Jackie O- with the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination coming up this week I wanted to do a style tribute to Jackie who I think still has such a strong influence on women all over. Especially oversized sunglasses!!!!!
Hope your weekend has been great!!!!
Love & Hugs,

vicki archer said...

I always say that life is full of waiting... for the good, the great, the bad and the indifferent...
beautifully said, Anita... xv

Unknown said...

Your beautifully poetic words are always there to make us think just that little bit are absolutely delightful, Anita xx

Unknown said...

Points de suspension...
Wandering off into thoughts...
Reading your poetry is my chocolate found! EXCLAMATION!

Simply LKJ said...

Sweet Anita, you always find a way to reach deep inside my heart and true feelings. This is beautiful. I could listen to the music all day long my friend. The pictures are beautiful. I hope you are well my dear!

Peeters Liliane said...

Sweet Anita,
It's always a plesure to visited your blog. Your words and pictures are devine!!!
Hugs, Liliane

Tammie Lee said...

such beautiful and interesting writing!

such beautiful photographs,
all a beautiful reflection of you!

Marilyn Leslie said...

Just lovely. Thank you.

erin's art and gardens said...

a wonderful collection of images and of course your it.

Beth at PlantPostings said...

Aw, what a sweet message for the end of the day. I will have sweet dreams now. Thank you!

Rhissanna said...

Lovely post and yes, a thoughtful one. Contentment in life is all very well; I know I enjoy mine. But a life with nothing hoped for? That's like a Christmas where you don't want any of your wrapped presents. Very dull.

Art and Sand said...

It is always lovely to read your words, listen to your choice of music and view sweet pictures.

Today, I related most to the brown bear on his back in the grass taking the time to smell the flowers. I wonder if that will be the picture I relate to most tomorrow or the next day.

I say that because your posts are not one time reads. I go back again and again to enjoy.

nélinha said...

Ma chère Anita, que ton billet est doux et joliment illustré, ponctué de ravissant mots et d'une ravissante mélodie...Tout ce que j'aime et j'adore aussi le chocolat...La vie est belle dans ton univers!!!!
merci de diffuser autant de générosité à chacun de tes billets
French Kiss

VM Creation Atelier said...

Hello,wonderful woman Anita!
I am SO really amazed and SO beyond happy with your new post about the moments in our life......:)))
Truly fabulous good said dear Anita!
How adorable all those images you make a poetry in all these combinations....
Thank you so much for share it here and I am so grateful for the chance to read your posts,dear friend!

Much love and warm greetings from Sourh Africa,Hermanus:)


La Petite Gallery said...

I want those Chanel shoes, they are gorgeous. You have such a beautiful post, Anita, you should be in the film business.
I love the way you use image and words. Wishing you a beautiful Thanksgiving with lots of love.

VM Creation Atelier said...

Thank you so much,Anita for you kind words!:)
Here is almost no time for internet and not good internet connection.....
Wishing you beautiful week,dear friend!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

So incredibly poignant and beautiful Anita. How do you do it? I've been in & out of blogging so much since our move and it was such a thrill to get your tremendous message; thank you. Your creativity seems to never slow down and you bring joy to so many. Have a wonderful week ahead.

All my best to you x Deb

Madelief said...

Dear Anita,

You really do have a way with words! Do know why you do a course on poetry my friend, you don't need it! You could teach poetry classes. Your students must be lucky to have such an sensitive and inspirational French teacher! You always find the prettiest music to accompany your posts too :-)

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog too. You always manage to lift my spirits and make me feel special. A true gift!

Sending you love!

Madelief x

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

Oh Anita...I was traveling this weekend and missed this post until just now! Your pictures are so visually stunning and go so well with your poetry (and the music). Thank you for bringing this beauty into my life! xoxo

koralee said...

I tell you time and time again that your words and image inspire me...your talent is amazing! Thank you again my dear friend. Sorry I have not visited for a is busy as you know. Hope you are very well and you are heading into the Holiday Season with JOY in your heart. Can YOU BELIEVE will soon be your Thanksgiving and then the magic begin. I am starting to get very excited. Sending you oooooodles of love. xoxoxoxo

Unknown said...

Anita dear! I'm just catching up my faves after being away for a bit. YOU touch my soul every time I stop by to visit. Pure beauty and inspiration for my week.
xx, Heather

Denise said...

Hi Anita , So glad I dropped by.I enjoyed Your very poignant poem.Each and every moment of Our life should be savored to the fullest.Listen silently to the moment.You have inspired Me with that thought even if I may have gotten Your meaning wrong.I will read it more than once of course.We put Our own punctuation's in our life-Genius My Dear Anita.Can You get better at expressing Yourself in poetry?I think not-I'm beginning to think You truly are a poetic genius and I still encourage to publish for Us :) Please,Loving wishes-Denise

Unknown said...

Dear Anita,
You are of course correct: We are indeed al waiting for something. I think that our entire lives are made up of waiting for something: whether it is as mundane as 'dinner' as as sublime as 'death'.
And hand-in-hand with 'waiting' comes 'anticipation'.
Bye for now,

Bilancia Designs said...
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Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

The post is whatever you think it means for YOU, Lisa.

Thank you for your interest in my Etsy shop; as you know, it takes time to run a shop, and this year, I'm not drawing any more designs. Your support is greatly appreciated!

I hope one day there will be another special post, just for you. That's the fun of writing, and as Forest Gump's mama might say, "...YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GONNA GET..."


Things That Inspire said...

This is a beautiful post on many different levels. I was an English major in college because I love literature, but I have always had a fascination with the rhythm and beauty of language, how one word over another, one punctuation over another, can completely change the intent and meaning.

Always waiting for something... (I use ellipses quite a bit in my writing) ...that's an intriguing thought too.

Lots of inspiration for a Tuesday morning.

Hope you have a wonderful week!


Vintage Jane said...

Indeed we are always waiting ... but sometimes we must remember to stop and acknowledge that maybe what we are waiting for may have already arrived and we are letting it pass us by ...
M x

koralee said...

Morning dear one...thank you for the early morning visit! Your tea sounds amazing...I am off to Davids tea this week. Will be thinking of YOU! Make it a great day.{I know you will} xoxoxo

renae said...

That is your best post EVAH! It was cohesive in meaning and thought. Very nicely done, girlfriend, very nice. I can see your writing being more and more of an experience rather than a challenge; a flowing thought rather than more or less ideas put together. Continue and your audience will grow with you. ♥

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Beautiful post dear Anita. Love the Ballerina. Beautifully written with so much meaning. One can interpret this with so many choices.. To each their own. Thank you for visiting sweet one. xo Linda

BRASWELL said...

just beautiful Anita + adored the cloud picture + music + everything.

Kirsten Steen said...

Anita, I so love how you put those words (and pictures) together! But I have to say, you had me at the words of the header ... cause I'm not feeling it lately. Maybe it's just the winter blues already starting. Thanks for all you say...and give...and know what I'm saying.

Pura Vida said...

Live your life between the dashes...they say....1957---????....I hope my dashes are just the right punctuation marks!

Jeanne said...

Thank you for sharing yourself with us. I eagerly look forward to your posts. You always surprise, delight, and educate me. You have meaningful things to say and you say it in a way that is so eloquent.

Jeanne said...

Thank you for sharing yourself with us. I eagerly look forward to your posts. You always surprise, delight, and educate me. You have meaningful things to say and you say it in a way that is so eloquent.

Courtney B said...

Ummm, YES! Just yes. Your words are perfection. And these photos? To die for. Amazing post!

Debbie said...

Coming her is like a meditative respite from my busy day. I am instantly stilled. Thank you dear Anita.

Ivy Clad said...

You are so right. My late evenings are like the points de suspension-- a few quiet minutes to think about how sweet my babies look still & sleeping, and then to catch my breath before it all begins again the next day. Life is wonderful. Thank you for this post.


hi-d said...

You always have a way with words and punctuation, Anita!!! It is truly a gift! :)

Hope your conferences went well. I can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving!!!

So sweet of you to stop by. We haven't figured out preschool for Maximus yet, but we still have some time. He turns 3 in February. I may even home school. Not sure...

Hope you are having a good week!

Nella Miller said...

Hello Anita....have missed several of these beautiful and eloquent posts, they are always so calming and restorative to me....I hope life is treating you well....your inspiration to all if us is welcome and so appreciated, N.xoxo

Red Rose Alley said...

You will have snow soon, LUCKY YOU! I wish I could see it. Yes, the leaves are still on the trees here, but blowing off every day, as it is getting colder and even rained yesterday. You can tell that winter is on its way.

I love that little girl with the dog looking out the window hehehe.

Have a beautiful day Anita.


Palomasea said...

Life may not be a box of chocolates....but to me your posts certainly are!! :) A treasure box of the FINEST ones! Each one more delicious and exquisite than the next. And you share these with us...what a gift.
I LOVE this post, dear Anita. (And I want to give those sweet horses a blanket!)
You are so extraordinary....
Love you and miss you...(and am guilty of many points de suspension!)
Je t'embrasse fort!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Anita, like you. The image of the words lifting from the page is magic.
Indeed we're all waiting for something, my friend, something too large for words.
Love that box of chocolates.

Leslie Harris said...

What a thought-provoking post Anita. I'm still sitting here reflecting on that powerful first quote. And the words and images set against the backdrop of language is so creative and beautiful. Thank you my friend for sharing this.

Anonymous said...

Yes -
"teach them those values that last forever,
THINK. Don't just be a pretty face,
THINK and change the world..."
be the HERO of their own story!
Have a great day teaching!

Jade said...

Looooooove all your thoughts and inspiration, my sweet friend!!! Words and images are really magical and I love that music........I´m in heaven. With you and your breath taking posts LIFE IS A BOX OF CHOCOLATE!!!! Thank you so much, my dearest Anita - also for your lovely comments (you´r soooooooooo cute)!!!

Have a great weekend, hugs Jade said...

Another magical moment at Anita's! I declare my friend... you do know how to make a point, in the most gracious verbal and visual ways. I just love your gifted heart!

Jacqueline said...

Good morning Anita! You have such a beautiful way with words and images. I always feel inspired and uplifted. You fill life with magic!

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

I am your newest follower and I am so in love with this BLOG and how you blog OMGOODNESS I wanted to save it all and learn how you did that. JUST beautiful and I sat here inspired and in aweeee. Thank you Sherry @ The Rusty Pearl

Anonymous said...

Amazing photos ;) I love chocolate <3

I follow you beautiful blog. I hope you will follow me back and I will wait for you in my blog

Cobalt Violet said...

Beautiful Anita. I actually got goosebumps down my arms. :)
Have a gorgeous day!

renae said...

Thank you sweet Anita! I will be showing off these boots more than once. You have a great weekend and next week is a holiday/break for you, Yay!!

Karena said...

This is so incredible Anita. Sometimes I come over just in case I missed one of your amazing post, and I am inspired all over again.
The Arts by Karena

prince snow farm said...

Oh Anita how gorgeous. Indeed we are all waiting for something. Luckily everyone is waiting for something different…so there is plenty to go around!

Kelly said...

I love to visit and reread and think about what you write and how these pictures relate. I love that your words and visuals carry me throughout my week.
Anita, I hope you are enjoying your weekend as I know I will be waiting to read your beautiful post again! <3

francis said...

Happiness is ME AND MY NEW HIP

Personally selected products said...

My dearest ANITA!!
Always i feel deep emotion when i see your lovely picture and now i can,t to stop this sweet music !!

my sweet friend have a wonderfull weekend!


L'Elégante said...

Hello Anita,
J'aime toujours autant ton blog, le choix de tes photos, l'ambiance.
T'envoie un mail. Amitiés. Fine Bessot

Leslie said...

Beautiful Anita.. Yes, we are all waiting and life is NOT predictable. I like the way you've written this using basic writing elements to make your point. We are all waiting for what's next. I think it's so important to live in the moment and appreciate the little things. Life is a journey and just when we think we have everything set, something changes.

(I'm sorry that I'm so late here Anita.. I've been trying to get caught up.)

Hope your weekend is going well! xxleslie

Angela said...

Dear Anita,

beautiful post. I'm back again. I finish my exam, and I'm now on holidays. I hope you are fine.


speedyrabbit said...

Bump Bump!hehehe I've been waiting to come home but know I'm waiting for my Christmas count down!and I can't wait to see your photo's Auntie Anita.xx Speedy

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Hi beautiful Anita!!!!
Can you believe Thanksgiving is this week?!!!!! Wow that went fast!!! It got super cold here over the weekend. My husband & I basically stayed in and watched movies in front of the fireplace..... We are having Thabksgiving dinner at our house.
Are you staying in town for Thanksgiving?
How is school going?
I have bought some really unique vintage jackets from the Girl On A Vine web site. She has some really cool vintage!!!!!
Wishing you a wonderful Monday & a fabulous holiday!!!!
Luv & Hugs,

renae said...

hi sweet Anita! Thanks for the pacing advice. I always need that! Yes, this is a wonderful week and looking for great things from it. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

marielle said...

Oui Anita, je m''attends quand je viens chez toi à trouver de la douceur, de la poésie, à découvrir une musique inconnue et repartir le sourire aux lèvres et le coeur rempli d'émotion... et je ne suis jamais déçue !
Des bises chaleureuses

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Dear Anita,
I'm just a little behind lately....guess I've been waiting :) (Actually we were out of town and just came home yesterday.) I'm finally enjoying your latest creation - very inspiring and beautiful post! Have a wonderful and warm Thanksgiving!!

hi-d said...

Hello Beautiful Anita!

Do you know how sweet you are? Just thought I should remind you! heehee...I hope your week is going well. I bet you're looking forward to the Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks coming up soon!

Happy week!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

Just called by to wish you a happy week - hope it is wonderful, like you.
Also wishing you a happy Thanksgiving.

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

I am extremely fond of ellipses . . . AND, of course . . . your beautiful blog!!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Waiting for something we are indeed...waiting. This is lovely my dear friend. You are even more lovely.

Ann said...

I like it how you describe life
and its similarity to writing.
Very clever and the images are dreamy
and makes me want to appreciate life
and that it is such a beauty to live it with love and peace and happiness.
Life may not be a box of chocolates
but life is sweet and makes me feel so good.
So much for us to be thankful for.

I know I've already commented on this post above
but I will be busy this week I just want to drop by
and greet you a Happy Thanksgiving.

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Reading your beautiful post this grey November always so such a perfect start to my day Anita and you do find the most perfect images to match your wonderful poetry...I always look forward to visiting you...I'm off to do some work now and I'll be thinking of your words today!
Hope you're having a most wonderful week dear friend,
Susan x

Willow said...

You have such a wonderful way with words and your punctuation and remarkable photos add such flare and beauty to the cadence !
Have a lovely holiday this week my friend .
Loved hearing about you beautiful crisp nature walk seeing Mr . Fox. and observing the soaring hawks,
Nature is indeed one of the best shows on Earth .
That photo you found and shared of the two black horses the the warm air from their nostrils ~
I adore it.
Be Well,

Willow said...

ps my punctuation is notoriously awful , I do admire yours :)

Anonymous said...

One last stop this evening and this is the perfect place for it. Dreams of beauty sure to follow.
I noticed your comment over at Irina's Gypsy in Me and I could not help but skip right over, cobblestone after cobblestone through the woods, over the river, straight to your's a cottage type of night tonight. :)
Wish you, Ruben, and all your loved ones a very blessed Thanksgiving, friend. So thankful for my blogging friends.
Save me some pavochon. ;)

Anonymous said...

Continuing Saturday's email soon...haven't forgotten.

Red Rose Alley said...

My dear Anita,
I wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. I'm thankful for many things this year, and YOU are definitely one of them. Enjoy your turkey!


Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Happy Thanksgiving my darling! Love to you & Ruben during this time of thankfulness & sharing. Edie Marie

June said...

Another beautiful post Anita dearest! I had to come over to wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving. Here, the aroma of homemade pies and rolls have filled the house. This has got to be my favorite time.
much love...

Simplement ... said...

Joyeux Thanksgiving chère Anita ...
Que cette journée soit celle de la paix et du partage, c'est une fête que je trouve magnifique.
Mille bisous tendresse

J'attends avec impatience tes décos de Noël

Ivy and Elephants said...

Anita, again your words bring beauty to the world and a smile to my heart. I am wishing you a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving.
Big hugs,

DolceDreams said...

Anita!!! I cannot believe that I have missed some of your AMAZING posts! I miss the email delivery :(
Thank you for your inspiring BEAUTY, I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

Kirsten Steen said...

Just wanted to come by to wish you a very happy thanksgiving, lovely Anita! Hoping you have a truly inspiring weekend!

Stacey said...

I am not sure how I missed this post on my last visit? I commented on an older post....beautiful and so merry! I absolutely adore the last picture:-). I hope you had the best of Thanksgiving and are enjoying your break. xx

Karena said...

Dear Anita,
I was so happy to hear that you sold the beautiful tutu! It is so gorgeous and I know it will be enjoyed immensely.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your Family!

The Arts by Karena

Anonymous said...

How are you, friend? Thank you for stopping by. Glad to hear you had a lovely candlelight evening in the company of friends. I was tired on Wednesday but for some reason had loads of energy yesterday. I think once everyone left the kitchen to me, I was good. I like cooking by myself, at the most with Mr. G.
Hope you're getting some rest this Black Friday. I cannot begin to imagine the stores. Christmas movies at home for me.
PS- I was telling Lynne and Heather how thankful I am to have met them this year through your French blog party, something else I'm grateful for. xoxo

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Anita,
This is such a touching post, and the music is so beautiful.. It always touches my heart, just as you do.
Enjoy your day dear friend
love and blessings, Penny

renae said...

hi Sweet Anita!
Hoping your vacation is resting well upon you. We had a nice Thanksgiving and the pumpkin pie was the best part. Thanks for your visits and commenting so cute! My grandsons are so precious to me lately. I guess it is because they are so young and I am 11 years older than I was when I had my first granddaughter. Age has a way of changing that perspective. I have changed up my blog design again and did about 5 others in between (which are in my 'puter, still). I am building up a portfolio of perhaps, just perhaps doing designs for other bloggers or for some such industry. I really love doing it. Between my thrift outfits and my blog designs, my artistic mode is being enhanced each day. Yay!

My very best,

Pallavi said...

You have a beautiful space here Anita and I am glad I found you :) your newest follower :)

Jennifer Beaudet said...

Wow Anita! You are so good! Your creativity amazes me!
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Mine was nice but my daughter spent it with her boyfriend and his family. Times are changing...I said it was ok because she'll be with me for a month in a few more weeks!

Your posts always touch me:)


Burlap Luxe said...

Anita, your beautiful Giving of Thanks was entertained with the beauty of your presence.
My only regrets would be that I was not part of your family so I could sit at your beautiful table of thanks and take in your grey's of silver and whites of dinnerware and the cozy setting of staging in your French country home.

Love this post, and that sweet picture of WowNess was when the fabric was lifted to the clouds so theatrically.

See you soon my beautiful soulful friend.



helen tilston said...

Hello Anita

Your presence punctuates joy into all the lives you touch. We are all waiting is so true
Wishing you the joys of Thanksgiving my friend and a gentle Advent

Helen xx

Bonnie said...

A beautiful way to begin the season of preparation. Thank you for reminding me to slow down and experience the season. Hugs! Bonnie