Saturday, August 29, 2015

Last Summer Full Moon

Happy Full Moon, my friends. It is the last Full Moon of Summer. I know for my Autumn lovers, they are rejoicing. I truly appreciate all the seasons. Each season is beautiful for me.

The last of Summer is Delight
Deterred by Retrospect.
This Ecstasy's revealed Review
Enchantment's Syndicate
- Emily Dickinson

This August Full Moon is brimming with Pisces energy.For all of you Moon and sun sign Pisces this is your special Moon. When I think of Pisces energy I think about one of my dear friends. He was a Pisces. He was beautiful, dreamy, kind, sensual and full of music in his heart.



Dive into your feelings. Express yourself authentically and safely. Perhaps tonight unplug from the world. Read poetry. Dance to your favorite music. Use any art form you love to express all of you.

It is true there is only one you in the whole world. The gifts we have been given are expressed uniquely from our feelings and experiences. So Tonight be bright and be you!

Wishing you all a beautiful Full Moon.


Shellsigna

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Dream Thought # 78: Flow



"Be like a river. Be open. Flow."
Dr.Julie Connor
Dreams to Action Trailblazer's Guide


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Friday, August 21, 2015

Carefree

Woo hoo!! It's Friday. Judy has the right idea here. Whatever happened this week: good , hopefully, or bad, it is time to let it go. Kick off your shoes, let your hair out and be free.



"Go Traveling with us"
Her travels daily be
By routes of ecstasy
To Evening's Sea
- Emily Dickinson

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Happy Tuesday

Happy Tuesday, my friends. It is me or does Tuesday get no love at all? It's just that day after Monday. Poor Tuesday gets pushed to the side. Let's reclaim this day.

Tuesday gets its name from the Norse god Tiw. He also goes by Tyr or Tiu. So Tiw's day over centuries morphed into Tuesday. Tiw was a god of battles and justice. Tuesday is also linked to Roman god of War: Mars. Which is why Martes in Spanish, Mardi in French and Martedi in Italian are all Mar root in honor of Mars.

Tuesday is filled with the energy of action, battle, physical exertion, courage and strength. The colors associated with Tuesday are red, black and orange.

Tuesday is your day to schedule a meeting, stand up for yourself, do activities using your body, a court case and games. Especially if you have a difficult task to do leave it for Tuesday.


Tuesday is an amazing day. Tuesday is like a superhero day!! (Storm from the X-Men is one of my favorite superheroes. I use to read the X-Men as a kid.)


Now you know the secret of how wonderful and badass Tuesday.Make it an amazing day for you. I'm wishing you all a wonderful Tuesday.


Shellsigna

Monday, August 17, 2015

Mae West Monday

Happy Birthday to one of the brassiest, sassiest Lady to ever come from Brooklyn: Mae West.



Mae isn't everybody's cup of tea. I'm sure even Mae would say that. What can't be denied is that she radiated on screen.



She wrote most of the movies she starred in. The ones she didn't write, she wrote her own lines. Mae also wrote plays as well. Her first starring movie She done him wrong is based on her own play: Diamond Lil.



She can also add helping to make Cary Grant a star. She cast him in two of her films as her leading man: She Done him Wrong and I'm no Angel. The latter film one of my favorites of Mae.




The most important thing for me is that Mae did her way. She was authentically herself. For that alone, I admire her.




Happy Birthday, Mae. You are still a Star!

Shellsigna

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Sonnet 29 on a Saturday

Happy Saturday. I know, I rarely post on the weekends. Perhaps I need to do more weekend posts, something to think about.

I hope the weekend is treating you all well. I wanted to share this with all of you. If you are a new reader, you may not know I'm a fan of Shakespeare. One of my ideas is to film a video of me performing a sonnet like a mini film. What gave me the idea is from this video below I found years ago with Matthew Macfadyen (better known as Mr. Darcy for all your Pride and Prejudice fans out there.) This is sonnet 29. You can tell the video is older because of the phone he uses in it. (Wow, how phones have changed!)
Enjoy, my friends.




Sonnet 29 by William Shakespeare

When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,
And look upon myself, and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featur'd like him, like him with friends possess'd,
Desiring this man's art and that man's scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least;
Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate;
For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.



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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Romantic Vignette #14: Gloves

I have fond memories of my Easter outfits that my mom had me dressed in. One of my favorite accessories were my white gloves. In the past two years, I have been on the hunt for beautiful lace white gloves to wear. I haven't found the right gloves yet, I know I will eventually. Here is a throwback when Gloves were part of every day life. Enjoy.



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