Thursday, September 9, 2010

It has been 6 months since our Dear Renee of Circling My Head  left us. I miss her deeply!!! She loved my angel paintings, especially Fly Forth O Gentle Dove...I do believe that it was painted for her...

Her daughter posted this today, her favorite poem...

Desiderata (by Max Ehrmann)

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment 
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, 
be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life 
keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.


Stephanie said...

It is a wonderful world, a lovely touching tribute to your friend...


Blondie's Journal said...

I have always loved a teen I had a beautiful book and practically had it memorized. Very sweet tribute to Renee.

Thanks so much for stopping by my'll find a little bit of everything there as I guess I will here!

Have a great weekend, Rebecca!


Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Rebecca, thanks for stopping by! You're so right, the blog world has just gotten crazier with so many blogs out there now. I do appreciate you taking the time to say hello. Happy Friday to you!

rochambeau said...

Hi Rebecca,
Nice to see you and your beautiful angel here.
You're right!!!
Renee was extra~special person who touched everyone! Thank you for also reposting Desiderata. I have read these words many days of my life. They have saturated me my soul.
I'm excited about our conversation. I will post about it.
Happy Weekend Rebecca!!


Pretty Things said...

I didn't know her, but a very close friend of mine did, and her passing affected her deeply. I wish I'd known her.

Anonymous said...

How beautiful Rebecca!!! Thanks for sharing this with us!Remember my friend that a piece of everyone after they have passed is left with us. You are not alone. :) Know that and be at peace. Bless you!*HUGS*

Glenys said...

You are a very talented painter!