Magnolia Perfection

In China, magnolia flowers are symbols of purity and nobility. In Japan, the magnolia is used as a medicinal and ornamental plant. The flower is called Hanakotoba in the Japanese system of flower symbolism. This means that the flower is sublime, natural and shows love for nature. Magnolias are associated with the life force and are often presented at births.

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The Least Figure – Rumi

evagrassI tried to think of some way

to let my face become yours.

“Could I whisper in your ear

a dream I’ve had?  You’re the only one

I’ve told this to.”

You tilt your head, laughing,

as if, “I know the trick you’re hatching,

but go ahead.”

I am an image you stitch with gold thread

on a tapestry, the least figure,

a playful addition.

But nothing you work on is dull.

I am part of the beauty.

The Best Moisturizer For Summer

chattergoldstudiosI just found your next most favorite moisturizer in the WORLD for summer…
and of course it can only be found in the city I just left, Boca Raton.

I mentioned one of my favorite natural shops in Boca, Nature’s Symphony, a few blog posts ago.  Well, I bought their Facial Mousse and now I’m in love.   Made with aloe vera gel, carrot, wheat germ, almond, sunflower oils as well as essential oils of orange, patchouli, carrot seed, rose, geranium and frankincense, it will sooth any irritation or sunburn.  This lovely face mousse is light, fluffy, smells heavenly and I can’t get enough of it.  Thankfully, I can order more of it online now that I’m in Seattle.  Try it; you’ll LOVE it.  You’re welcome.