767. I think our dreams are held in safe-keeping within our souls, and when fulfilled, tears are the happy release of the “minding.” ~Masked Native at: http://maskednative.com/

There is sacredness in tears.
They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.
They are messengers of overwhelming grief,
irrepressible joy,
deep contrition,
and unspeakable love.
~Adapted quote
by Washington Irving

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I want to start off by thanking all of you who read the daily installments of my personal saga about Paris as well as those of you who took the time to comment about my story. I didn’t realize that walking back through the years to tell about the events that lead up to our trip in 2013 and the one we’ll be making again soon, would bring about a kind of catharsis which ultimately defined and released long held emotions about things in my past.

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However, now I realize more than ever how important it is that people share their personal stories, the things that make us who and what we are, not only for the impact they’ve had and continue to have on us, but also because others may find release, healing, encouragement, assurances, etc. in our narratives. We are, after all, a composite of everything that happens to us as well as the resulting influence of all those who cross our paths.

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Several years ago I ordered some morning glory seeds from a catalog, and another packet of a different kind of morning glories was thrown in as a bonus. However, that bonus package got lost at the bottom of my seed-storage box until I discovered it again earlier in spring. So I sowed the seeds, “et voilà,” here it is. Isn’t it lovely? I’ve never seen a morning glory like this one, but I think I’m falling in love with its cute, pink and white curlicues.

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Although in France they don’t associate the color pink with the city of Paris, imagery around the turn of the last century (the Belle Époque) as well as later images in the media and Paris-themed feminine merchandise, the color pink does continue to be associated with Paris elsewhere in the world. So I’m calling this frilly little pink posy my “Parisienne Glory,” and I pray that it blesses your eyes. Love, Natalie

Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. ~Psalm 126:5  ✝

24 thoughts on “767. I think our dreams are held in safe-keeping within our souls, and when fulfilled, tears are the happy release of the “minding.” ~Masked Native at: http://maskednative.com/

  1. I think it’s important that we can read / see that there are those folks out there who are a lot like us—with our ups and downs, our struggles and our joys—sometimes we can feel very lonely in our pains, pasts, and predicaments—knowing there are those who “understand” because they’ve been there–is truly, as you say, a healing catharsis—thank you for the hearings you’ve offered!!!
    and heres to ooo la la gay Paris. . .

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    • You are so welcome, Julie. Thank you for the comment. I think you are so right and that’s why it’s important that we do share our stories. Here’s to ooh la la gay Paris and Ireland. Hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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  2. Oh Natalie, yes they have blessed my eyes. They are so beautiful and the photos are amazing.
    I totally agree with you about sharing your past. I’ve been doin that with someone lately and the tears have been falling. Such healing and revelation had.
    Beautiful post N.
    Hugs ☺💕

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    • Heyyyyy Natalie. I have been taking a mixed media course and loving it. I’ve posted a couple of the art pieces recently, but the one I pisted today I really like. I am telling you because I know you share this appreciation for mixed media and I’m so pleased with this last one and wanted to let you know. I know you’ve not been very well and all, but if you get the chance, check it out. You don’t even need to read the post, just the art. Can you tell I’m thrilled about it? 😀
      Hugs 💕

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