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.


Anonymous said...

so then I ask..when are you going to 'start' again? rather than just talk...:) hmm? :)


tommy said...

lookin forward to hearin anything new from axl rose a true genius.

Melissa Tandoc said...

OMG mia farfalla! You have a lot in store in your blog. But it feels awfully good to read it now at this time.

I also wonder how Song of Songs would sound like. I browsed the YouTube and found one. Would the original sound like this? ooo...what a trigger!

I loved how your story's mystical and yet your intimate friends see it in a musical point of view. You are both ~ musical and mystical.

I love sharing your are truly one of a kind :)

JANU said...


Farfalla Dreams ~ Lisa Marie Farfalla said...

@S RIGHT NOW!!! haha

@Tommy Thank you... and Yes he IS.

@Melissa Thank you for always giving me the SWEETEST compliments and for sharing my blog with others. I haven't heard anything on youtube... But, I'm pretty sure God gave AxL the sheet music, already!!! hehe

@Janu Thank you! ;)

Heather M. said...

I had to come back and read this a few times. I like how you created a scene and showed the beauty of Axl playing the piano. This is really good writing. I agree with Melissa, you are mystical and musical. I can't wait to hear this song!

Farfalla Dreams ~ Lisa Marie Farfalla said...

@Heather M. Thank you so much for this BEAUTIFUL comment!!! I can't wait either... for the WHOLE world to hear this song! ;)

Rimly said...

A post from you is always a mystical experience like Melissa said, Lisa. I love Axel Rose and his November rain. Your story is beautiful. Nothing like a song to gift someone you love.

Farfalla Dreams ~ Lisa Marie Farfalla said...

@Rimly Bezbarua: AMEN!!! Yes, it IS a beautiful gift. Thank you so much for the SWEET compliment. I truly appreciate it!!!

Jessica M said...

Wow...great post. :)

Farfalla Dreams ~ Lisa Marie Farfalla said...

@Jessica M: Thank you so much!!! ;)