Monday, November 15, 2010

ROSE of Roses

Portrait by: Elarteselarmadelalama

Love is. 

The 'Song of Songs' is one of my favorite books in the Bible.  It is so poetic and romantic.  I am fascinated by the abounding metaphors and imagery, within these love letters. The passion that they express towards one another and the longing to be together, is enchanting.     

I am also intrigued that it is said to be the MOST Beautiful Love song ever written. WOW!  I can't help but wonder... What does the 'Song of Songs' sound like???  What is the melody and how does the chorus go?  What key is it played in and what are the instruments that are being played?  I wish we had been given the Sheet Music for this beautiful love song!  (Don't think I haven't asked God for it, either). hehe   

Once Upon a Time... 

It was late November 2007 and I was out shopping for the holidays.  As I was about to leave the mall, I glanced inside one of the store windows.  I noticed a butterfly ornament hanging on a tree, so of course I walked back in to look at it. haha  It was a white and gold butterfly. I looked closer and noticed it said 'DREAM' on the front of it... I was sold. ;)

I then walked back outside of the mall, only to find that it was pouring rain and the wind was blowing.  I ran to my car and got inside.  I was soaking wet. As I drove I could hardly see out my window, so I decided to pull over and wait for the rain to lighten up a bit.

I stopped at the nearest gas station, opened the butterfly ornament and hung it from my rear view mirror.  I had the heater on but I was still freezing, so I went inside to get some hot chocolate.

I was talking to the checker about the rain when out of the blue, he said, "You have a gift at home that will bring happiness and peace to many people." Stunned by his words, I responded... "Well, if I make it home tonight in this rain, I'm sure my dogs will be very happy." haha  "It is a gift like December," he replied.  I was at a loss for words, so I just smiled, thanked him for the hot chocolate and headed towards the door. "Hey, November Rain... he yelled, I'm Solomon." "Nice to meet you Solomon, Merry Christmas"... I yelled back.

As I got back into my car, I noticed the butterfly ornament was facing the opposite way and it had a message on the back that I hadn't seen when I bought it.  The message read, "Let your dreams soar and watch yourself fly."  I smiled and started the car.  As I pulled up to the gate, I thought about what Solomon had said.  I drove up the driveway and went in through the garage.  It was pitch black inside.  I turned the kitchen lights on, sat the bags down on the counter, and started heading up the stairs to change my clothes.

As I was walking up the stairs I saw a dim light shining in the hallway, as I got closer... I heard the sound of the piano.  I froze for a few seconds, as if someone had just pressed the pause button... HE'S HERE!  I felt butterflies inside and my eyes filled up with tears.  I walked over and sat outside the door and just listened.  At that very moment, I realized what Solomon had meant by what he said.  Suddenly, I felt this peace come over me and this warmth inside my soul.

I closed my eyes as he played...

I saw a vision of an Orchestra playing in the middle of Rockefeller Center in New York City.  The colors of the lights from the beautiful (enormous), Christmas tree were reflecting a sparkling rainbow upon the Orchestra, as they played. The song took you on a journey through life, love, and the beauty therein.  I could see the faces of the people in the crowd glowing. They were holding their loved ones and swaying back and forth, as if they were dancing standing still.  The song came to a close with a sound of celebration and the snow began to fall in slow motion... like feathers were falling from the sky. Then it appeared as if a spotlight was shining down from heaven, upon his face.  I could hear the large crowd as they were clapping and chanting his name, "Rose... Rose... Rose..."

He looked up, winked, smiled, and bowed his head. The beauty of this scene was breathtaking.  A symphony of symphonies, unlike any other.

I have always believed that a song is the MOST beautiful and intimate gift you could ever give someone, because it is sharing a part of who you are and expressing your heart.  Although, I do not know the Title to this song, the Lyrics, or what this BEAUTIFUL love song is about... anymore than I know what the "Song of Songs" sounds like?!

So how does one explain or write about a song, that is inexpressible?  A song that gives you BUTTERFLIES and TEARS at the same time... A song that can only be experienced?!

Could it be the Sheet Music that I've been praying for? hehe  I don't have the answers but I do know this...

It is a gift that will bring Happiness and Peace to many people.

It is a gift like December.

It is the MOST Beautiful Love song ever written.

It is the greatest Fairy Tale, yet to be told.

It is what "Happily Ever After" sounds like.

It IS Love.

It is the ROSE of Roses.

Guns N' Roses ~ November (December) Rain

Protection and Peace IS your name!  Victory IS your number! 

*Thank you for this Gift, for this BEAUTIFUL Love song that you are about to share with the rest of the world.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Pink Houses


It was over five years ago when I first started doing Fundraising events for Breast Cancer.  I am so AMAZED and thankful that it has received so much press.  So many people have stepped up to support it.  It seems you can't go anywhere now, without seeing the PINK ribbon/logo on our products, the NFL wearing pink, and Celebrities showing their support.  It IS such a huge blessing.

My prayer is that, we will eventually have that same support for the homeless living on our streets, in America.  This year has been tough, with rising unemployment and rising utility prices.  More people than ever are being forced out of their homes and onto the streets.

I can sit here and give you all the statistics.  I can tell you how many people are living on our streets, their background, or post pictures of them.  But I think ,we have somewhat turned a BLIND eye to it.  Maybe we are just desensitized to it all and therefore it doesn't bother us anymore?!

Most of us spend more money on a cup of coffee, than what it would cost us to buy a child (living on the streets), a Happy Meal from McDonald's.  I have fasted food many times in my life and I can't believe what 24 hours, without food does to your body and mind.  It is almost impossible to function.

It's so sad to hear their stories of what forced them, out onto the streets.  It breaks my heart when I hear a child say, that they are hungry.

With the holiday's upon us, I can't stop thinking about these kids.  I can't imagine what their parents are going through, not being able to feed their children.  I can't stop thinking about ALL of those that are living on our streets... cold, lost, and hungry.

I am so thankful for the Rock Stars and Celebrities that are a VOICE for our homeless and speak out on their behalf.  I am also thankful ,for all of the people that volunteer, donate, and do whatever they can to help.

But, how do we get the rest of America to pull together and take care of our neighbors, our grandparents, our mothers, our fathers, our brothers, our sisters, our veterans and our children... living on OUR streets?

Can we get a Homeless Awareness Day, Week or Month?

I feel FRUSTRATED, because I don't know what to do?

I know the lines will be longer than ever this holiday season, for those in need of a warm meal.  I pray that no one will be turned away!

What will it take, for us to show them that we care?  To stand in unity and fight for OUR homeless, Americans?

What color do their houses need to be... to get OUR attention???



John Mellancamp ~ Pink Houses

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Shade of Tears

"your tears are a shade of violet"... x

You cry...

Red tears when they attack you
Orange when they make fun of you
Yellow tears when they lie to you
Green when they use you
Blue tears when they hurt you
Indigo when they turn from you

Don't cry
For you are My violet
I will send the thunder
Listen to the drops of rain

Your time shall come
I will validate WHO you are
And all of those that rose up against you
Will again try to befriend you

But I will remember their color
For I've already seen their shade
And when they turned from you
They also turned from Me

Don't cry
For you are My violet
I will send the thunder
Listen to the drops of rain

I will pull back My clouds
Reflect the sun's rays
And they shall see you sparkle
As two shades of purple

The vault is open in the sky
Heaven is shining down upon you
For without you, My sweet violet
The promise is not complete


Guns N' Roses ~ Don't Cry

"Don't you cry tonight
I still love you baby
Don't you cry tonight
Don't you cry tonight
There's a heaven above you baby
And don't you cry tonight"