“Dried roses are one of the most delicious ways to surround ourselves with roses. For centuries they have succored the winter-weary and scented the home; a lingering breath of the rose’s perfume, the tint of dried petals bringing with them a warming recollection of the sun’s effulgence…. with dried roses in sachets, linens become a delight to lift from a cupboard shelf, scented sheets almost ensure sweet dreams. A porcelain bowl of potpourri, set on a window sill or polished wood table, is an invitation to the fingers to riffle through, releasing the petals’ fragrance once more…”(from the book At Home With Roses)
We are on an eternal journey and given the priceless gift of the freedom to choose the quality of our journey. Rose strewn or burdensome — our choice, determined by the perspective we choose to cultivate. The poetic perspective, stimulated by beauty and aware appreciation, can transmute the gloomiest day into one of inspired artistry and hope. I choose to surround myself with the sight and fragrance of roses and the promise of grace and love they evoke.
I have prepared this gift for you so that I may share my joy and gratitude with my Precious Ones-My Lightfamily,