Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tranquility Fountain

Tranquility Fountain
Photograph by: Karen Holmes

"That which the fountain sends forth returns again to the fountain."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Surrounding the base of this fountain are suns and angels... if your birth month lands on an angel, it is fabled that you will have a year of tranquility (and the sun signifies prosperity). I like to imagine the sturdy hands of long-ago that carved the stone and created this fountain, and also those unseen hands that now visit in the early hours to care and tend to the grounds and waters surrounding such elegance...

I find it difficult to believe that this was all just quietly waiting for me to simply discover it on a sweet, sunlit day... the oranges were ripe for picking, and my heart joined them: I was ripe for appreciation of such a kind discovery...

I hope you will enjoy also...
Tranquility Angel
Photograph by: Karen Holmes

music of spring's tranquility
(thank you, christina...)

10 comments:

Birdie said...

Karen! thank you for taking me along today. I'm so grateful! What a wonderful fountain and what a lovely legend that comes with it :-). And a huge thank you for sharing the music ... what a delight! You make me smile every time I visit here, thank you Karen :-) sending lots of love.

kiki said...

Such a beautiful fable, and lucky for me I land on the eighth month with a tranquility angel!
I am so grateful for your calm patience to capture such beautiful words and images to enlighten my mind.
I took a day of peace yesterday and today am ready to benefit from my pause, proof my 8th month angel is on duty and gifting me.
You bless me daily with your passionate blog filled with your graceful compassion. With love Xoxo

karen-holmes said...

good morning, birdie! i am so happy to bring you joy! when is your birthday month? "evens" are given an angel...and "odds" are given prosperity. much love your way today. -xok.

karen-holmes said...

*good morning, kiki... 8th month angel... certainly a gift for you! i am so thankful that you are being blessed - indeed: "That which the fountain sends forth returns again to the fountain"... thank you for blessing me in return with your visit & posting today. -xok.

Birdie said...

Karen, just popped in to say 'hi' and read your reply :-) My birth month comes in May ... it would have been nice to have the fountain point at May, year of tranquility would be SO appreciated :-)
when is yours Karen?
have a wonderful day, sending lots of love :-)

karen-holmes said...

*birdie, our birthdays are close...mine is the beginning of june. why don't we share? i will give you some tranquility and you will give me some prosperity...a gift of exchanged friendship. wishing you tranquility today. -xok.

Birdie said...

Karen, sending all the prosperity I can your way. I think that having tranquility is a way of having prosperity (but I'm not sure that I'm translating well into English - that's the tricky part of a foreign language that one doesn't 'feel' certain words ...) But hopefully you will understand what I mean :-) lots of love.

karen-holmes said...

*yes, birdie... tranquility is prosperity to me, too. and your translation is perfect. may i ask what your primary language is? it is difficult for me to believe it is not english. i am so grateful to have you join me here... and i wish for you to have a wonderful weekend! -xok.

Birdie said...

Karen, you too have a wonderful weekend. If you would like you can mail me, I'll gladly reply to your question in a private email. Thank you for your understanding! :-)

karen-holmes said...

*birdie, yes i will do just that...good idea to mail you privately. see you there. xok.

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