Tuesday, March 24, 2009

For Emma

The incredibly talented Emma was tagged to Show Your Heart, and passed it along to her readers.
This could quite possibly be the hardest thing I've ever done... choosing just one? Is that possible?
Obviously, yes- struggle, struggle, struggle and finally reveal.
So this is for Emma, and of course I pass it along to all my lovlies!

With as much creativity as you can muster, show your heart in:
1 picture
1 poem
1 song or piece of music
1 phrase or quote
1 item of clothing
1 place
[And just for fun-] 1 Disney princess!

Serving Hands- I find this picture unbelievably beautiful, not just for what it shows, but for what it exists from. There is nothing more stunning than the power of love and generosity. For all of my faults, I always strive to do good. To be good. This is my heart...

Oh Lucille Clifton! The lady destroys me so that sometimes I think there is nothing left of me but the picture she creates in my head. Bless her for that... and for all her words that have the power to find me in whatever emotional cave I might be hiding.

Wont You Celebrate With Me
won't you celebrate with me
what i have shaped into
a kind of life? i had no model.
born in babylon
both nonwhite and woman
what did i see to be except myself?
i made it up
here on this bridge between
starshine and clay,
my one hand holding tight
my other hand; come celebrate
with me that everyday
something has tried to kill me
and has failed.

Song or Piece of Music
Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata…

It was the piece of music I heard in my dreams. It’s the only piece of music I can still play without looking at the notes…

Phrase or Quote:
From the Picture of Dorian Gray, "Here is the first passionate love-letter I have ever written in my life. Strange, that my first passionate love-letter should have been addressed to a dead girl. Can they feel, I wonder, those white silent people we call the dead?"

I've reread this book so many times I can't keep up with the current number- this line I can say with all certainty I have read that many times plus a hundred more.

Item of Clothing
If dresses could talk... I want to lounge around in this one until Rhett sweeps me off my feet and makes me feel like a woman.


Besançon, France. I don't think any other place ever compelled me to write with such abandon, though I might have been channeling Victor Hugo a bit:) I felt absolutely fearless there!

Disney Princess
I'm going to cheat a little...
You see, I've never really gotten my knickers in a twist over Disney princesses... but I have a total girl crush on Belle from Beauty and the Beast. What an amazing animated role model!

A huge thank you to Fine Little Love for inspiring me to take the time to do this. I have this happy little feeling sitting on my shoulders now...
Don't believe me? Try it... go on and pick one for each and let me know what you come up with!


Light and Writing said...

Yay! I am so happy you did. The torture of coming up with one for everything is so grand! I was almost scared when I saw I was tagged b/c things like this get to me b/c I am so indecisive!
Your picks are beautiful and I Love, Love them! I saw pieces of your heart today!
p.s. the title is the sweetest!
p.p.s. you didn't cheat, you picked! I am with you on the whole "princess" thing, but I must say I love a classic Disney movie, it brings me back to childhood or something!

I fully Enjoyed this!

Sunday's Pearl said...

You are far too sweet!