"I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming...
suddenly you find - at the age of 50, say -

that a whole new life has opened
before you."

-Agatha Christie

Friday, September 24, 2010

A Mermaid In Our Midst...

A couple of years ago around this time of the year, our family went to our favorite North Carolina beach destination ~ Oak Island, NC.

While there, my son let his Aunt, Uncle, and cousins transform him into a mermaid on the beach!  He was such a good sport that day, as we all stood around laughing!  I think he looks stunning if I do say so myself!  He has inherited my love of the ocean and coast and I am thrilled with that!

I have always been intrigued by mermaids.  They have always seemed so beautiful and ethereal to me.  I have often thought that I may be "part mermaid" because of just how much I love the ocean!! 

How many of you out there have a "thing" for mermaids? 

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Paua Shells...

Yesterday, an old friend of mine and I met at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC for the afternoon.  If you have never been there, it is a fantastic way to spend the day!

This friend and I had not seen each other in many years, but at one time had been extremely close...  We are both at points in our lives where we can enjoy each other once again....  

Hence, the Paua Shells...  I was TOTALLY surprised when my friend gave me a small package to open.  Inside the package were 3 paua shell bangle bracelets!  I was so touched and found it quite amazing that after all of these years my friend had remembered my love of seashells!

Inside the package was also a paper with some information on the paua shell that I would like to share with you all:

1.  Paua represents the essence of love, as well as inner love and beginning transformation.
2.  With the flowing energy of the sea, paua is excellent for helping one access the subconscious for emotional and artistic inspiration, bringing ideas out of the subconscious and allowing them to take inspirational form.
3.  The continuous rotation of the paua spiral represents everlasting life.

I'm lovin' the Paua Shell and will be happily wearing them daily!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Favorite Things...

Lilypads on Oahu
This morning I was looking over some old files, and I came across a list of "My Favorite Things" that I had composed a few years ago ~ 

Here is the list that I had written down:

Lavender Fields on Maui
The Ocean
Sea Turtles

I do believe that these are INDEED my FAVORITE THINGS!!

How many of these things are your Fave's??