-Kate Chopin, The Awakening
My first bookmark was a gift from my mother, and it featured the poem Footprints In The Sand. It was the first poem I remember reading, and I thought it was so beautiful. Although the poem features a conversation between a man and his God, I believe it transcends faith and has a universal appeal. Cancer is a water sign, and to those who know me best you know I have always been at home on beaches. They possess both a grandeur and a quiet simplicity. . . nature's temples.
Footprints in the Sand
One night I had a dream - -
I dreamt I was walking along the beach with the Lord
and across the sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints,
one belonged to me and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that many times along the path of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest
and saddest times in my life.
This really bothered me and I questioned the Lord
"Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
you would walk with me all the way,
but I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life
there is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why in times when I needed you most you should leave me."
The Lord replied, "My precious, precious child,
I love you and I would never, never leave you
during your times of trial and suffering.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you."
I think there is something very soothing about the colors and elements of a beach, and Wisteria has some stunning pieces that will bring the beach into your home.
The sea shell pieces are made with real shells, and no two pieces are alike. . . and the prices are shockingly affordable given the look, quality, and design of each item. Wisteria is a treasure chest of beautiful finds, and the story of the husband and wife team and how they started the company is very Back to A:
For the love of wisteria and its gorgeous purple blossoms. . .
For the 1820 Japanese drama Fuji Musume (Wisteria Maiden) depicting the tale of a maiden, her unrequited love, and the ability of the heart to endure in spite of rejection. . .
For the plant that symbolizes honor, memory, patience, endurance, longevity, exploration, creative expansion, the duality of love and victory over hardship, explore Wisteria and let the sea into your home.