Passions of an Odd Chick

Friday, December 19, 2008

Re-gifting

"I went to the mountaintop and received a gift.

I went down into the valley and went to the market and carried it with me under my robe."

Japanese proverb

Some of our most treasured gifts are memories of places and people that touch us to our very core. And once we take time to bring them forward into the open spaces of quiet reflection where we examine them with the precision of a jeweler, we find something exquisite in the treasure that may have been hidden upon previous inspections.

And once again, the gift is re-opened and re-gifted to our very own soul as if we had never seen it -magnified now with a thousand joyous memories with brilliant facets going in every direction, like a handful of diamonds scattered out on black velvet.

May you find those gifts deep in your soul for this season.

You can leave Africa but it never leaves you. -

12 comments:

redchair said...

Hi Odd Chick,
Absolutely beautiful words and imagery to complement it.
Vikki

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Lovely.

Paula Villanova said...

Your writing is beautiful, and your good wishes are much appreciated. Wishing the same for you!

linda said...

how wonderful the words..and love the colors in this little piece...is it your work?

Odd Chick said...

thanks everyone for the comments and yes, Linda, this is a watercolor sketch in my art journal. thanks for asking.

Living life on the edge said...

you have such a way with words I wonder where I get it from :)

cottonpicker said...

That was beautifully said. I have been "regifting" some old memories lately. A word in due season.

ooglebloops said...

Well said - memories, and creating them, are the best gifts.......Happy Holidays to you!

Kimmie said...

Lovely lovely! A lot of wisdom in your words - and the painting of the girl with her sideways glance - and she's nearly drifting off the page into secrecy - they just fit together perfectly!

I wish you a joyous and precious Christmas season!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Thank you and same to you. Very interesting blog.

Anonymous said...

Hi Odd Chick,
Absolutely beautiful words and imagery to complement it.

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