Thursday, 3 December 2009

DO THEY KNOW......


















My darling sister, my dearest friend, my children’s confidante wrote me something too beautiful not to share.

DO THEY KNOW …..
the enchantment,
the beauty and glow,
the sharing and caring,
the peace and the fighting,
true sadness and sorrow
do they know …..

~~ by Jacquie ~~

*artwork by Nicoletta Ceccoli

66 comments:

Camille said...

Absolutely loved this too. She like you has a beautiful way with words.

ToM KiDDo said...

beautiful :D
thx for sharing :)

Mother's Moon's Message said...

beautiful.... I love the picture also... gorgeous..

Deborah said...

No, I never had a sister, but that is exactly the way I always imagined it would be...like all of your stories of thrown tables, Hell's Angels and taking care of eachother. Jacquie is equally as brilliant as you, dearest Renee.
All my love, Deb

Sarah said...

Aww hon that is just so beautiful! Thank you for sharing this private sweet poem. She is indeed your sister..beautiful to the core!!
Love you hon, Sarah

Michael Rivers said...

That is beautiful. Thanks for sharing her great words.

zoe said...

beautiful..and nicolette ceccoli is a near-perfect artist, isn't she? lovely pairing!

kj said...

Beautiful beyond words

a table and bounty full of everything that loves and feels

xoxo

Eleonora said...

Lovely words of love. Thank you for sharing them with us.
Lola xx

staceyjwarner said...

wonderful words and artwork...a great way to start the day, dearest renee...

much love

Annie said...

Lovely and true. Sending jacquie a special hug today and you as well.
XOXO

Barbara said...

Sisters....they know us like no one else possibly could. Beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Mother's Moon's Message said...

thank you for your wise words on my post... something I most definately needed to hear... :-)

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

So very beautiful Renee! Lovely image too.
You are SO in my prayers, Jacquie too!
Love, Darla

Angela Recada said...

So beautiful. The words. Jacquie. And especially YOU. Thank you for sharing.
xo

N-Search of Peace! said...

You and your sister are obviously cut from the same cloth. Words fall out onto paper and/or typed on a keyboard, that you share in the magic of words and of thoughts defined.

God allowed you to pick your sister too! Isn't it the most wonderful!

Love and peace blessings to you and your amazing sister!

N-Peace

Great-Granny Grandma said...

It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. (I am going to print it out and frame it, I think.)

Ces said...

Your family is beautiful darling Renee. Your sisters are are the greatest. Every time I read about them, I am heartened because I know exactly how you feel. Seet seet beloved. I have not stopped thinking of you. I don't know how much clout or power I have but I am begging...

I have an elephant picture on my blog today unless you still want that one of the tree decorating image.

Loving you always...

Karin Bartimole said...

a beautiful poem, perfectly set with the image.
love to you my friend,
xox k

Becky said...

what powerful beauty Jacquie has written and you have shared. thank you Renee

xoxo

Barry said...

That is a lovely and tender poem.

I know.

Kelly Lish said...

That is such a beautiful poem and the artwork seems to be made for it! Thank you for sharing.

Jackie said...

Stopping in to send some love and let you know you are in my thoughts:)
Beautiful words Jacquie

Silver said...

It's beautiful because she wrote it with her heart..

love,
~Silver

Lori E said...

Renee, I saw your question over at Lola's and thought I would answer. Blood oranges are definitely not grapefruits but an orange for sure.

Manon Doyle said...

Oooh Renee,
Thank you for sharing Jacquie's beautiful words with us!
I'm praying extra hard for both of you my friend.

I love you Renee!
manon
xo

Lilacrobin said...

Dear Renee,
I am an only child, so never had a sister (although Annie is like one to me..). Your sister, like your wonderful family, and of course, you, yourself, is strong and vibrant, passionate, caring and someone who gives her heart to all.
You are blessed and loved by so many - remember this and let our love flow through you.... sending you my prayers and strength...

Robin Lamb

Anonymous said...

AJ - this is amazing

The answer: no, they don't know

nadia

Kolleen said...

hmmmmmm.....so beautiful and powerful too
holding you and your family in my heart!
xxoo

Kate said...

This is beautiful....

Angie Muresan said...

Such beautiful words, Renee. Thank you for sharing. Thank you. And how like you she truly is, an artist of words and emotions.

secret agent woman said...

Both poem and picture are lovely.

And you are right - of course I'm always holding you in my heart anyway. Only right now, extra tightly.

Arija said...

Dear one, did yu get my emails?
There are things hard to say in a comment.

@eloh said...

Beautiful.

I've decided to have allergies. Want some?

mansuetude said...

i will tell you
it is a true blessing
to be an aunt; to share that separate but so close priveledge with these souls grappling with the wonders and heartache of world/earth.

Eternal one, peace to u.

sinnlighet said...

what a lovely prose and soooo true, so true.

all love to you, through the cyber world

the swedish one.... A

Anairam said...

Beautiful writing by your sister - heartfelt. And your 'prayer' to Dude was heartrending, Renee.
Fuck Dude, actually.
Stay as strong as you need to be. And when you cannot be strong on your own look to all the friends around you for support. I am sending every good wish in my power to you tonight.

Sophia said...

The artwork is simply amazing! The written words...straight to the heart. Melt. Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Renee Love

Your sister shines like you.

DPG

lakeviewer said...

I'm catching up and my heart aches for you. Sending you prayers and sweet thoughts. You have everyone rooting for you, dear friend.

Finding Felix said...

So so beautiful Renee. What lovely sentiments and words. Your sister is obviously amazing too! (of course I know that already from previous posts!)
Lots of love to you both.
xxx

soulbrush said...

dear jacquie

Lori ann said...

Renee,
i am sorry for being such an absent friend lately. i was going to leave a comment on every post that i missed, then i thought that would just make too much work for you. and so i'm just going to tell you here that i watched all your videos, i looked at the art work you chose to share, i read all your words, and i cried. i feel helpless and scared.
my aunt sent me a prayer shawl that the women of her church made for me. it's helped me to feel better since i was unwell. would you like to have it? i think it's still full of love and hope and many many prayers.
let me know okay dear?

yoborobo said...

Jacquie - you have a poet's heart, just like your sis. These words brought tears to my eyes. Much love to you both. xoxoxoxox Pam

Ribbon said...

Do they know.... Renee & Jacquie ?

if they do then they know :)

xoooxooo

Debra Kay said...

Love abounds.

Diva Kreszl said...

simply beautiful! Just had time to read your past posts...sweet Renee please know that I am holding you in my prayers. A miracle is never too much to ask for and I pray that God will grant you this.

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, Jacquie. If you and your sister are any indication, then yes, yes, they know. Beautiful words, and the art is so very lovely.

xoxo
oxox
xoxo

Jasmine said...

Your sisters poetry is very tender. A special gift. x

Sally said...

Absolutely beautiful.
Hugs & Kisses to you and to Jacquie.

~Babs said...

Thanks Renee, for this peek into the specialness that is Jacquie.
And I think we all know,,,

Ces said...

Hello sweet, tomorrow I'll play with you. I have been held up at the mess hall doing kitchen duties. I will find the time tomorrow. I miss blogging with my sisterfriends.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Renee,

You have a beautiful family and I loved these wonderful words and picture. Jacquie and you must be alike, very talented.

Have a lovely weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Maggie's garden said...

The picture is beautiful as is Jacquie's poem. She knows. How lucky you are to have such a loving sister. What talented and gifted women you both are.
Hugs.

Snowbrush said...

How sweet the poem and the illustration are. You provide a lot of my desktops. Hope that's okay.

Anonymous me said...

There are so many things I am thankful for today Renee. Knowing that you are surrounded by love and that you have beautiful sisters who write words from their heart. And I love the blending of the picture with the words here. The picture reminds me that many amazing things can come out of our heads.

I used to think that if you swallowed an apple core a tree would grow inside you and sprout out of your ears ... I kid you not. How I ever found my way to science / engineering is beyond me!

Ever in my thoughts and prayers Renee. Always. xx Jos

Caroline said...

Beautiful words and beautiful painting - beautiful sisterly love too.x

Mariana Soffer said...

Beautifull, you are lucky to have that sister, she is really sensitive and I think she understands a lot. I am sure you valorate her a lot.

A Cuban In London said...

I would say that sometimes they don't and it's our job as parents and carers to make them realise. I know that from my own upbringing and my children's now.

Beautiful post and wonderful words.

Greetings from London.

Jackie said...

Renee? is everything ok? I have left you several comments and i don't see thm nor have I heard from you.

Ces said...

Good morning sweetheart. It's going to snow here in Houston today, can you believe that?

Baino said...

Yes. I do.

Calli said...

This is stunning, Renee! Beautifully phrased...

The artwork is also beautiful!

thanks for your lovely visit~
xo Calli

studio lolo said...

You can tell she's such a part of you because these could have been your words.

Just beautiful. Blessings to Jaquie and you, Raven sister.

xoxo

Renee said...

I think they do.

Starting to know too much of the sorrow and sadness and not looking to feeling anymore. Trying to move on back to the pure joy part.

Great work AJ

Jacquie this is from Angelique

Marie S said...

This is so beautiful!!