Thursday, December 31, 2009

EVERY HAPPINESS TO YOU IN THE NEW YEAR.


Time Is

by Henry Van Dyke
Time is Too Slow for those who Wait,Too Swift for those who Fear,Too Long for those who Grieve,Too Short for those who Rejoice;But for those who Love,Time is not.
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And now our wishes for you in the New Year...


William-Adolphe Bouguereau's 'Charity'


William-Adolphe Bouguereau's 'Art and Literature'

William-Adolphe Bouguereau's 'Love Takes Flight'


William-Adolphe Bouguereau's 'Not Too Much To Carry'


Caravaggio's Saint Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy
'And an angel to keep watch over you.'

Happy New Year

All our love,
Claire and Simone.

24 comments:

  1. Lovely wishes! I hope the new year brings you joy and success - enjoy it to the fullest :)

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  2. Happy New Year to you and Claire (who is Claire? Lovely name!) and all prosperity and love to you in 2010!

    Okay, please bear with me a moment while I tell you a startling truth about myself. I promise, I'll bring it around to this post in the end! I have always been a fan of the old bay area "acid rock" bands such as Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother @ The Holding Company, Quicksilver Messenger Service and the like. One of my favorite groups ever was another, slightly lesser known band called It's A Beautiful Day, whose best known song was "White Bird." Anyway, David LaFlamme, who along with his wife founded the band, wrote a song called "Time Is." I've always liked it, with it's ticking-clock beat and it's simple but wise words:

    "Time is too slow for those who wait/ and time is too swift for those who fear/ Time is too long for those who grieve/ and time is too short for those that laugh.../ But for those who love, time is eternity."

    I just looked, and he gave no writing credit to Mister Van Dyke, the scoundrel. This is the first I've heard of it. If I see David Laflamme, I am kicking him squarely in the shins.

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  3. Beautiful images and beautiful thoughts, from such a romantic spirit. I wish you the most magnificent 2010, Simone!!! I truly do. Warmest regards from me to you.

    Nevine

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  4. Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to a year of wonderful posts and beautiful writings from you!

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  5. Your beautiful blog always brightens my spirits. Happy new year!

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  6. I always love the breath of art you bring to your blog.

    Happy New Year, Simone. May it be filled with abundant blessings.

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  7. Thanks for the lovely blog. besy wishes in the new decade!

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  8. All the art spoke to me, but the light in the Caravaggio really caught my eye. It's going to be a beautiful 2010. Happy New Year.

    Michele
    SouthernCityMysteries

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  9. Beautiful pictures and what a wonderful way to end the year. Your blog has provided much peace and enjoyment.

    Here's wishing you both every happiness for the New Year.

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  10. Oh, what truly beautiful pictures! Gorgeous!!!!!

    HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR! May it be your best year YET!

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  11. As always Simone, beautiful art. Best wishes for the New year.

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  12. HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010 TO YOU!

    I bless you and yours splendid departure!!

    From the Far East.
    ruma

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  13. What lovely big pictures, I can't get them that big without obliterating my sidebars...

    Happy New Year to you!

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  14. Happy New year!
    I wish you a wonderful new year

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  15. Happy New Year!
    I wish you will have a great year! I can't believe it is already 2010. :)

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  16. Happy New Year Simone,
    Beautiful quote from Van Dyke, and as usual the most beautiful photos, especially the last two.
    You are bound to have much success and happiness in 2010!

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  17. lovely pics as always! Happy New Year.

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  18. Happy New Year. I love all these gorgeous images! Leigh

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  19. Happy New Year and may 2010 bring you good things! So glad to have met you Simone. Your posts and comments are always so warm, friendly, and inspiring. Here's to a wonderful 2010.

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  20. Happy new year to you as well, all the best in 2010.
    These paintings are beautiful!

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