Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Aria of Aries birth she be
An inner child deemed destiny
A song, a flame, playful desire
She ever the spark, the heartfelt fire
A crown she braids of daisies white
Holding within its golden light
And if a moment veiled in despair
Calls she to God's knowing care
In faith and love she beckons to me
Whispers of a song, this soul free.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

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Child Braiding A Crown, Oil on canvas, 1874, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1825-1905.

"The soul is revealed when you feel centered; your mind is clear; you have the sensation that time has stopped; you suddenly feel free of boundaries; you are keenly self-aware; you feel merged with another person, either in love or silent communication; you feel untouched by aging and change; you feel blissful and ecstatic; you have an intuitive flash that turns out to be true; you somehow know what is going to happen; you sense the truth; you feel supremely loved or absolutely safe."
Adapted from Life After Death: The Burden of Proof, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2006).

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  1. sounds like a whisper i could listen to all day...smiles.

  2. Hello Aria-

    I am so happy to meet you. You are really pretty and I feel safe near you. I am Annie. I like to play soft ball and I have a tree fort. See ya later.

    <3 Annie

  3. You have brought out the "Annie" in all of us my friend......and Gail is so right, you do make us feel safe whever we visit.....:-) Hugs

  4. Brian, after a while it becomes one of your favorite tunes. Always the best to you dear Brian.

  5. Gail, Let us just explore! Much much love...

  6. Bernie, To that ever young spirit that just celebrated a Birthday - Hugs all the way!!

  7. So beautiful! A feeling of contentment is what this post brings. Truly beautiful!

  8. Lovely combination of word and image. Well done.

  9. Choices, ... there is much beauty that defines contentment. You are very much its expression. Thank You

  10. Dave, Your words of response are ever welcomed and deeply valued. Thank you for being here.

  11. Rose Marie, oh you are a wordsmith! That is so lovely. You are bringing not only the child out in me again........ but the sweet girl that never felt safe..... or precious. You have the gift, so many .... but really tapping into our child that needs love and tenderness- to just be okay. Let's play indeed sugar baby!

  12. Oh, Aria, I love your play-filledness, and glad I get to join you in the sandbox. I feel safe in your presence, and will tap into my imagination, play, fun, laughter and creativity as we join each other in this union. I love you!