Sunday, January 27, 2013

Millie says "Fly"!!

images on wood blocks...papers, wings and wire....

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Some doors close as others open....

We have had to leave our cottage.......I'm sad.....but I keep telling myself that a new chapter is door closes and another opens....I tell myself over and over.  I have been reading a blog "Tongue in Cheek" for years now.  I begin my day reading the thoughts of a woman who lives in France...who loves the brocante (fleamarket) who loves the story of old and battered things discovered there.   This woman sparked a dream....France....a wish...but beyond my realities.  The funny thing about wishes and dreams is that they unknowingly do expand one's reality.  Several years ago I went to France for a art workshop with a friend.  The next year I returned because I met a woman who lived in my home town who had a house there and we did a house trade.  I brought my husband and shared my thrill of crumbling castles and cafe au lait. A year went by and I returned again.....bringing my 3 grown daughters and my oldest granddaughter as her high school graduation present.  The best time of my life!   And I wonder how this's like a story book dream to me.  The power of a wish...a dream...a vision.
My friend and unknown to her boundary pusher....who writes the blog Tongue in Cheek...whom I have never met or even corresponded with....who had no idea that she had given me a dream..... wrote on her blog that she would invite 8 women to come, one at a time....and bring a friend....and stay with her, in her home, for a the south of France.

It was to be a drawing out of a hat...a chance....I sent in my name.  I've never won anything....I didn't imagine it happening....that was too far beyond my reality.......

In browsing Facebook I noticed she had posted her blog....of course I read it...there it was...she wrote...."and the winners are....."

MOI  !!!

Unbelievable!!   I will fly to France and stay with my faery godmother who birthed a dream.   A door has closed but a new door has opened and it is painted French blue! 

How does it happen?  Sometimes I wish so hard for something to happen.  I do what is needed....and it doesn't happen.  And sometimes a dream is manifested in a moment.  How is that so???....what is the secret?

There is a portal through which my wish traveled and touched another's hand.......OMG.....I keep pinching myself and re-reading her blog...and there I am....I am going to France!