Tuesday, December 22, 2009

For the True Romantics and Simple Visitor Alike

Season's Greetings from the Romantic Query Letter.

Bernini’s Ecstasy of St Theresa

A devout immortalized by a sinner seeking redemption. Now if that isn’t the light of the season I don’t know what is.

I was brought up by parents who were searching for a truth greater than that of their Catholic-Protestant parents and their Jewish-Agnostic grandparent so naturally I’m studying Buddhism, my sister is a Heretic and my brother is a Quaker with some Hare Khrishna affiliation.

Still, it as thought me a degree of sensitive, so for the season a warm blissful holiday to each of you and every happiness to those you hold dear. You have my love and friendship.

Sincerely,
Simone.

33 comments:

  1. You did find a beautiful image for the season. Have a Merry Christmas and a safe New Year. I hope 2010 is filled with great ideas and creative thoughts for your writings.

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  2. Bernini was one of the greatest sculptors of his time. If you enjoy his work visit my blog here. I have a collection of videos about his life and work which is really interesting.

    Merry Christmas!

    Enzie Shahmiri ~ Portraits and Fine Art

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  3. I'm studying Buddhism too! I hope you have a warm and enjoyful Christmas and a new year that is filled with health and happiness.

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  4. I'm sending warm wishes your way. :)

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  5. Warm holiday wishes to you, as well, Simone! May next year bring you your heart's desires.

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  6. Once again, thank you for your nice comment. :)
    Happy holidays! It has been great to get to know you.

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  7. Wishing you & yours a wonderful Christmas season! Enjoy :)

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  8. Dear Simone -- I'm ecstatic (!) you've posted Bernini's masterpiece; always on my agenda whenever I'm in Rome.
    But more importantly: Beautiful lines you've shared with us here.
    Wishing you all the best for the holidays and for 2010. Looking forward to much more of your beautiful blog.
    Michael

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  9. Dear Simone,
    I thank you for all your kind notes you leave on my blog, you always brighten my day. May you and your family have a blessed and wonderful Christmas season, and I wish you a 'happily ever after' for the New Year!

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  10. Many returns of the season and have a wonderful new year! A beautiful photo!

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  11. Wishing you and your family a fun and happy holiday season!!! Cheers :-)

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  12. Wishing for you dreams fulfilled in the coming days and months! Your friend, Coralie

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  13. So many beautiful images on your blog. Such a calming and inspiring page to read. Makes me sigh, in fact. There! I just sighed!

    Steph Fey

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  14. Is that Teresa of Avila? It's a beautiful creation, full of life and wonder. I love the works of art you choose to share here!

    I'm so glad we've connected, here in blogland. May this lapsed Catholic girl wish you the very happiest of holiday seasons?

    Warmest wishes,

    FB

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  15. Dear Simone,

    Thank you so much for your visit and of course leaving a message.

    It's after midnight here, but another time I'll tell you a story about one of my best friends who is a writer -- he wrote and he wrote and he wrote and he believed and he believed and he believed.

    Tomorrow he is writing a guest post for me as a Christmas present for me and all of us.

    It took him years to have his first novel published, but he never stopped knowing what he wrote had to be said and that one day the rest of the world would see how right he was. And he was of course.

    Bravo to you for not stopping.

    Warm regards,
    Tishx

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  16. Best wishes to you too Simone for the Christmas season and into the New Year.

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  17. My warmest wishes for a beautiful holiday season, Simone.

    Nevine

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  18. Happy holidays. I love the pics on this blog.

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  19. Oh, such a beautiful image. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  20. May your Christmas be as lovely as your posts.

    Happy holidays.

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  21. Simone, all the best for holidays to you and your wonderful eclectically religious family!

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  22. What a beautiful photo and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Love!

    Rachel

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  23. Wonderful post, Buddhism is a good neutral choice. Bernini's Ectasy is exquisite, I wish I could see it in person. Happy Holidays!

    Itchycat.blogspot.com

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  24. I'm so happy you found my blog, as I may not have found yours. I love what I'm reading - so beautiful.
    Happy Holidays! I'll check back soon.

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  25. Just stopping by to wish a joyous holiday season to you and your family! I am so happy to have met you and am looking forward to seeing more from you in 2010!
    Have a blessed Christmas!
    XoXo
    Gail

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  26. Merry Merry Christmas ...I wanted to thank you for stopping in at stuffintheburbs ...that menat alot to me and your comment was so very sweet ...and complimentary.

    you might also enjoy my everyday blog
    http://savvycityfarmer.blogspot.com

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  27. A wonderful season of joy and happiness to you!

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  28. Have a wonderful Christmas and a creative and happy new year.
    Janex

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  29. I was raised Roman Catholic, and am lapsed. Actually researched other religions but can't find one that fits for me. I just try to be good.

    Beautiful statue. I think it was in the movie Angels and Demons also.

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  30. Thanks for all your lovely wishes. I had a lovely Christmas. Very low key but perfect. It's a most unholy hour Now and most everyone has gone home leaving my kitchen clean which makes me pretty happy. Friend who help to clean up are the best. I hope all you lovely people had a brilliant Christmas.
    All my love,
    Simone.

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