Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Carnival: Symbols of June: The Rose and Moonstone

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June has always been one of my favorite months for so many reasons: Weddings; the beginning of Summer; the end of school; warm days; long walks in the Park; sitting by the water daydreaming. Oh, I could go on and on with the endless possibilities that June can bring. I just named a few which always seemed to make June a special month for me.

So when I read our new “Carnival” topic by Shell I thought of so many possibilities to write about. Thanks to ShellMitchell, I also learned a few new things about June, that being the Pearl or Moonstone as June’s birthstone’s; and of course the Rose as June’s flower. In fact, as I am typing on my computer in front of my terrace window, I am looking out at my beautiful roses already in bloom on my terrace (the pictures above are from my terrace)! I will also share with you my favorite place that I look forward to going on a warm sunny day, Manor Park in Larchmont NY. It is one of the most peaceful places I have found – the Park is located on the ocean sound where you can climb down the rocks to the water and sit and watch the sailboats floating by and also have a beautiful view of the NY City skyline. As I climb down the rock there are many little caverns (of course, I will not tell where one might find me) but I can sit for hours looking at the peacefulness of the water and always bring my journal to write my thoughts which seem to flow in this beautifully hidden Park.

I seemed to have gotten a little distracted with my own thoughts of June; but Shell did mention June’s own symbols are the Pearl or Moonstone, and represented by one of God’s most beautiful creations – the Rose! So with this newfound knowledge, I have discovered that my own shop is filled with some of June’s own symbols. One of my pieces which I named “Moonshadow” is a Carnelian Moonstone. Although I quoted in my description of this piece from Cat Steven’s song “Moonshadow”; he says “see life as it is and don't compare it to others' lives. Every moment in life is rich and unique. This connects with the true meaning of a Moonstone as being a very person stone and is a reflection of the person who owns it; the moonstone is said to perceive that which “is”. It is said if you give your lover a moonstone necklace when the moon is full you will always have passion with each other.

In honor of June’s flower, the Rose, featured in my shop, is one of my favorite pieces, called “The Rose”. A rose has always been associated with beauty, romance and perfection. One of Shakespeare’s most favorite quote from Romeo and Juliet: What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet”.

So as we begin our Summer, let us walk among the Roses, smelling their sweet scent, and hope we find the passion when a lover gives us a beautiful Moonstone!

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