Posts Tagged ‘ romance ’

The Alchemist Review is Coming Soon!

I know. My blog is inspired by the book and I have yet to write on my impressions. Truth is that I have started a draft post and have been adding to it more and more. I wrote a huge chunk about it today, but it seems as if thoughts are coming in waves, which I actually like. It makes me feel like lessons from the book will never fully leave me. I am constantly being reminded of scenes from the book in my daily life, which fills me with excitement! I like that such positive thoughts are filling my mind throughout the day. It’s a nice change and I plan to run with it!

But, I am even more excited because I have found my wedding vows! I am a hopeful romantic… yes, that’s correct, hopeful, not less, because I have a love to anticipate. I even have another blog devoted to weddings, marriage, and romance. It’s a work in progress, but I have enjoyed developing it. And to further demonstrate my romantic streak, I will gladly confess that I write to my future husband. I have never had a boyfriend, yet alone a date, but I keep a journal of love letters that I write to my future husband. I plan to give it to him on our first night as man and wife. So, now that you get the full picture of my romantic ways, you can appreciate my delight in finding the words that I will say to him on our wedding day. It’s a quote by Paulo Coelho, whose work is truly the most eloquent and richly affecting that I have ever encountered (aside from the Bible, of course – ::smile::). But here it is:

In this world there is always
one person waiting for another,
be it in the middle of a desert
or in the middle of a big city.
And when those two people pass each other
and their eyes meet,
past and future lose all importance,
and the only thing that exists
is that moment and the incredible certainty
that everything under the sun
was written by the same Hand,
the Hand that awakens Love,
and that makes a twin soul for everyone who works,
rests and seeks treasures under the sun.
Without this our human dreams
would make no sense.

– Paulo Coelho, Maktub

I will add to this my own personalized sentiments afterwards, but is that not just the purest of truths and professions? Here is hoping my future husband does not read this blog! 🙂 Be blessed.

P.S. I am reading Paulo Coelho’s Eleven Minutes now, per the suggestion of a friend. It is really good so far! Any suggestions as to which Coelho book I should read next?

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Weddings…

This is a digression from my “self-discovery”… or is it? Well, anyhow, I’ve re-entered my Wedding kick. I’ve always been smitten with weddings, but I notice that my interest in them seems to heighten once summer hits. Well, it’s that time of year again! Here are some great, lesser-known wedding sites/blogs that I have found. Just thought I’d share the love…
http://blogs1.marthastewart.com/weddings/

http://thepreppywedding.blogspot.com/

http://fayeandgreer.blogspot.com/search/label/Real%20Weddings

http://www.stylemepretty.com/2008/04/unique-weddi-16.html

http://snippetandink.blogspot.com/2007/09/board-5-autumn-air.html

http://inthisinstance.blogspot.com/

http://wedding.blogdig.net/

There are more… maybe I’ll post them later. Also, I was able to find information on some beautiful wedding rituals traditionally practiced by the Sioux and Cherokee tribes, both of which I belong. Check out these sites, if you’re interested: http://www.manataka.org/page348.html and http://www.ehow.com/how_18840_native-american-wedding.html I have more sites, but I’ll share them in a future post. Until later then. Toodles…