"This is the violet hour, the hour of hush and wonder, when the affectations glow and valor is reborn, when the shadows deepen along the edge of the forest and we believe that, if we watch carefully, at any moment we may see the unicorn."


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sunshine Amid the Fog


I would have loved to tell you all that I am experiencing the warmth of a golden, sun-filled day...but, alas, I am not. (Well not in the usual way..) We have not had one ray of sun in two weeks....

But, sunshine DID arrive yesterday in the shape of an envelope with a stamp from Holland....yes, it was a packet from the talented artist and lovely lady - Marianne. Inside, was a beautiful card filled with the kindest words and uplifting sentiment. And....three of her exsquisite ATC's...
Marianne....I had to show you that in fact, I do still have some Unicorns in my home....so, you KNOW how much I loved the Unicorn ATC! The other two are so gorgeous.....and I will treasure them always.

My heart and soul were immediately filled with the warmth of friendship....

I have been blogging for almost four months now....and I have to say something that all of you already know..... the community in the "Blog World" is filled with amazing people...

I am in the midst of the worst two years of my life.....yet, I am a better and
stronger person because I have "met" all of you. You have filled me with encouragement and those two most important gifts.....hope and love. I feel eternally blessed and grateful to you for opening your hearts to me.
Renee, I could have not and WOULD have not done this without YOU....
I think of you every day.

And for my other beloved friends....you know how much I love you all. Really. You are the family I no longer have.....and it means so much.

So, although today is grey and cold...... my heart is filled with warmth.

Thank you Marianne....

Love to all,


♥ Robin ♥

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful!!! yay!
    Trixie sends love too,
    xo, Dustin

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  2. Marianne has an enormous, giving heart ♥

    I don't think I've ever seen the purple and green one on the left. Has she been holding out on me??

    I love the unicorn Robin. Wow!

    Wishing you more and more sunshine, both kinds.

    xoxoxo
    Love,
    Lo♥

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  3. grey and cold it may be on the outside, but i don't think i have ever met such a warm and loving person on the inside as you are. your personality is just flowing through so many blogs now bringing us lotsa joy. so you deserve whatever you get. huggles.

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  4. Glad you liked my little purple surprises ;)
    Lo has missed the purple lace , it was on my blog a while ago ( http://mandarianne.blogspot.com/2009/06/purple-lace.html)
    We didn't help you to become a better person, I think you already were the best ♥

    My..............what an enormous unicorn that is! He is magical!

    Hope the sun returns soon in all possible meanings ☺

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  5. what did i write from my car that ^^%$$@ blogger globbled up?

    how utterly lovely. emily rabbit's best friend is the sweetest woman.

    the sun always comes out, robin. all those warm rays on their way to you, deservedly, filled with love and levity. the sisterhood. it's official.

    love
    kj

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  6. " T et D".....Merci Beaucoup for the sweet words....and....HEY....the sun has FINALLY emerged at 3:30 p.m. (At least I THINK that golden, glowing orb is the sun...) Ha-Ha!

    Love,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  7. Lolololoooooo... your comment made me smile....and I think Marianne did too! I am glad you like my Unicorn....years ago, I was driving (I think with Annie), when we passed a garage sale. I saw the Unicorn at once....and HAD to have him..(He is quite heavy - and is meant for a garden....but since I don't have a private garden, he resides in my living room....

    And...the sun has JUST emerged!!!! Sigh....

    Love,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  8. Jossie.... your words brought tears to my eyes....(I cry when I am happy too...) What a lovely thing to say....and coming from you, dear, dear one....it means so much!

    Lovels and Huggles,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  9. Marianne..... I ADORE my purple delights!!!!!!! (Can you tell?) You are so kind...but trust me when I say meeting all of you HAS enriched my life.....I was feeling so down and alone....and now, I feel there IS hope because although most of you are far away....I know you are there....

    I do love my Unicorn...and soon you will see others..... (that's all I'm saying..)

    And....the SUN has come out....first time in two weeks....it feels heavenly.

    Love,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  10. KJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ......OMG....you made me laugh...cos' I can just see you typing in the car....looking up, looking down and "Blogger" destroyed what you wrote! I feel I know you so well now - I can see the expression on your face!!

    I do love E.V.V.R. - you know that. I love Stella. I love you.

    MUWAH!

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  11. lovely post Robin - and yes...Marianne is a love isn't she?

    Blogging has done a ton for me also, more than I can say. New friends - new challenges - great support.

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  12. Oh Robin, you deserve all this and so much more, your sweet and tender way is a gift to us all.

    And the sun came out here too!! today! this morning. I woke and noticed the shadows on the wall, almost jumped out of bed and ran straight to my garden. It's so funny how much energy we get from the sun, i really felt like i was plugged into the wall socket.

    So lucky to recieve such beautiful mail from Marianne, she is a wonderful artist, that i greatly admire. Enjoy your special gifts!

    love,
    lori

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  13. My sentiments, exactly. I've been blogging for two years and I must admit the wonderful community has literally changed my life. I'm a new person.

    Blessings and peace to you, dear friend. I'm so happy to have connected with you! Love your new beautiful sidebar pic!! xx

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  14. Mim.... it really is true... blogging is a "passport" to friendship and to creativity...

    YOU are one of the reasons why I feel so fortunate....

    Love,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  15. Lori....your comments ALWAYS bring sunshine...even when I am ensconsed in FOG!
    It is amazing....I have always been a "Moonchild"...not astrologically, but emotionally..yet, when I am deprived of the sun for such a long time, and when I am just generally "down" and "sad".... I miss that warm, golden globe....

    Congrats on the new paying position to be YOU...a talented, creative artist!

    Love,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  16. Dear Willow.....likewise to all you have said!
    I am thrilled to have met you and to be "blogging compatriots"!!!! We share so much...and I love that!

    Hugs,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  17. I am sorry that you are dealing some tough life issues right now. I am glad that you have found solace in blogging. I know it has changed my life in most amazing ways. The people I have met have widen my life views, given me inspiration to create beyond my wildest dreams, and held me up in difficult times as well. Blog friends are a real gift.
    The ATCs from Marianne exemplify that I do believe. And thank you for all your sweet comments on my blog of late. I do appreciate everytime you come and say something.

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