Tuesday, 10 November 2009

A Spoonful Of Dream Honey


















My sweet Allegra (Smith) replied to my Soundless Saturday post on ‘truth’ something so amazingly beautiful that I felt that it needed to be shared as a post. I hope that it lifts those of you that need it as much as it did me.

‘I just as well take truth with a spoonful of dream honey, hope sugar and a drop of disbelief.’

‘In my opinion it is best served as tea, with serenity petit fours, cakes of understanding, tolerance liqueur and plenty of disregard napkins.’

‘Depending upon the cook it may be served hot, and then the flavor is bitter or cold and then one doesn’t know what to do with it. Who would have thought that truth could complicate life when coming uninvited and unexpected?’

‘From life to life. Forever.’

Yes dear friend; from life to life, forever. Feel well soon.

51 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Beautiful!

Sarah said...

Oh that is beautiful!! What a stunning word picture!! Hugs, Sarah

RNSANE said...

Yes, indeed, Renee, this was a beautiful and special comment to share with all of us today. I appreciate it! Am thinking of you and wishing you all the best on this very rainy day in Columbus, GA - I feel like I've been transported into monsoon season in magical India!

Angela Recada said...

Good morning, dear Renee,

Thank you for posting Allegra's wise words for all of us to see. She is a wise and lovely woman.

I, also, hope she feels better again very soon.

Love and hugs to you both,
xoxoxo
xoxoxo
Angela

Deborah said...

De-Lovely! Oops, I may have been a bit heavy handed on the tolerance liqueur. **blows kisses** Deb

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

That is beautiful! I'm glad you shared it with us!
Love, Darla

Arija said...

Thanks Renee, a very palatable recipe indeed, though still a little bitter-sweet.

xoxooooo

Doris Sturm said...

Wisdom - so often it comes so late. I had a talk with my father in Germany the other day and once again we both confirmed that with age, hopefully, comes wisdom, but alas, just when we think we have come closest to understanding life's trials and tribulations, the time runs short and we don't get to practice what we learned.

Moral of the story: Life's not fair and it doesn't come with an owner's manual - life's an adventure, not a guided tour!

I love collecting snippets of wisdome (usually from the Celestial tee boxes) and one that said something like that (forgot the exact words):

"I dont want to arrive at my grave site all preserved and beautiful looking, but rather worn out and weather beaten, sliding in sideways, saying: Holy Cow! What a ride."

Miss•Elena•Eous said...

What an absolutely inspiring comment and post... Thank you for sharing it. I will keep it with me as a reminder.
Also, because I am always so inspired by your page, I linked a little bit to you on mine, if you have time, please check it out... Have a lovely day!

Mother's Moon's Message said...

what a beautiful image... thank you so much for sharing...

Poetic Artist said...

Beautiful words and post. Smile,
Katelen

Michael Rivers said...

What beautiful words!

glorv1 said...

Morning Renee. Just wanted to say hello and hope you are doing okay and hope your sis is doing better. Those were beautiful words, well written. Thanks for sharing that. Have a great day. Your amiga, gloria.

Diva Kreszl said...

so beautiful!!! I can't convey in words how much visiting your blog means to me, thank you for sharing the joy!

Ces said...

Isn’t Allegra beautiful? He avatar of Antea by Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola is so fitting. A very classy woman she is, Allegra. She is an intellectual, full of wisdom and writes the most beautiful letters. I wish her well and pray for her recovery. She may be in pain yet still struggles to leave words of comfort for others. She is kind and a verbal exchange with her is most satisfying. I love her and I thank her for being a part of my life. Yet she is difficult to capture. I could not for the life of me be satisfied with any nymph drawing I started. I used up about a dozen ATC Bristol boards on her and I am still coming up empty. I even asked her for help. She is a most interesting and fabulous woman, a beautiful enigma. God bless Allegra and you too my dearest. You are peas in a pod!

Hah! The word verif is "menext" how selfish is that?

Jackie said...

Good morning! I love that and I love the beautiful image :)
Hope you and Jaquie are well.
Big Hugs,
Jackie

Indigene said...

The commentary and imagery are a delight for the soul!

Jeanne-ming said...

great post! beautiful art and witty words of wisdom

Manon Doyle said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for sharing it Renee!

Sending you my sweetest vibes from Ohio today!!

hugs and kisses
manon

@eloh said...

That is very nice. Kind of takes you away for a bit.

Taylor said...

love it.

studio lolo said...

I always walk away from here with a lighter heart.

Did I tell you how wonderful it was to 'see' you??
I'd know you anywhere, beautiful sister.

love,
Lolo
xoxo

Lori ann said...

Oh how lovely. I'm so glad you shared that dear Renee. Allegra sounds like a wise woman.
Having a good tuesday? ♥
love, lori

Pattee said...

That's really beautiful... Thanks for sharing that Renee... life to life...
Friends forever~
Love xox Pattee

staceyjwarner said...

Dear Renee,

I love that. I'm so glad you shared.

much love

Yoli said...

Thanks for sharing sweet Renee!

secret agent woman said...

That's really lovely. And it reminds me of a line from a song I like:
"You're a room full of sorrow, a spoon full of joy."

Bella Sinclair said...

From life to life, forever.


I once read about a man who vowed to never tell a lie again, not even a white one. If his wife asked if something made her look fat, he told it like it is. He said ultimately, they fight less and their relationship is stronger. I think she just put on a thicker layer of skin and swallows dream honey by the gallon. Glad he feels good about himself, though.

xoxoxo

Elizabeth said...

That's just plain incredible. Good God. She is just amazing. Thank you for posting this today, thank you.

karen gerstenberger said...

Those are wise words with a beautiful image. Thank you for letting all of us share in tea time! XO

Angie Muresan said...

So very lovely, Renee. I introduced my mom to your blog and she finds it so inspiring. She says she doesn't have a way with written words, and couldn't hope to capture the words you put together so eloquently. So I am commenting for her as well. And you do, dear Renee, my mom and I are both so glad to have found your site. God bless you!

one little acorn said...

Dear Renee. Thank you so much for the card and your beautiful words. Lots of love to you. Keeping you close in my thoughts. xxx

lakeviewer said...

Oh!!!! Thanks for sharing, Renee.

kj said...

it's the 'from life to life' that says it all, doesn't it?

allegra is one of a kind. she is brave, wise, learned, tender. she has the ability to convey truth in just a few words. it is comforting to see her coming back...

hope floats and love swims!

BT said...

That's beautiful Renee and thank you for sharing it with us. I wish her well and you too. ~hugs~ BT. xxx

Viviane Vieira said...

So beautiul!

Annie said...

That is a wonderful thing. I needed it so much today, thank you.
Everyday I keep getting handed new challenges and I think, what would Renee do? Love and kisses. xoxo

Jen said...

I love it, Renee!

yoborobo said...

I think hope sugar is the sweetest thing of all. Let's all put several teaspoons in our tea. Love you, deary dot. xoxoxox Pam

Inner Toddler said...

That was a pleasure to read.
And you should know that dream honey is made by the ZOTABEE, which coincidentally is my word verification word. Say it slow and tickles your mouth. xox susie

Jasmine said...

Such sweet words :)

yoon see said...

You have lifted me up with your beautiful words.
I love to be forever in this state.
Thanks Renee and happay days!

Yvonne Anderson said...

Thanks for that. So Gorgeous.

XX

LDWatkins said...

Lovely thoughts,wise words, and I love that picture. Love to you, my dear Renee.

A Cuban In London said...

That was beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.

Greetings from London.

Marion said...

I love that---dream honey. Love & Blessings to you, dear Renee...

Dede said...

Beautiful words of wisdom. Thank you for sharing!

(((HUGS)))

Woman in a Window said...

You do draw out thinking minds, Renee. Wonderful sentiments. Thanks for sharing.

xo
erin

Sarah said...

Oh that is so beautiful Renee. Lovely Allegra-it doesn't surprise me that she shared that with you.
xx

zoe said...

what a beautiful post! i'm absolutely in 100% agreement--i drown everything in dream honey :)

Dawn said...

Beautiful, Thank you for sharing Renee xxx