... ... Sweetly Surprised: A Brilliant Light in Italy

Jan 10, 2012

A Brilliant Light in Italy

Many moons ago, I was Sweetly Surprised by a lovely person who stumbled upon my blog, a sweet girl named Katie (a.k.a. Katia or Daisy). I instantly found her comments endearing, and she seemed to agree and relate with many things I had written.

Once her blog, My Strange Afterworld, graced my computer screen, I was amazed to find a place that was chock-full of pictures and posts, brimming with words . . . all written in Italian.

I've used the same Italian password for the last seven years -something I randomly picked up, during the two years (of college) that I studied the lovely language, a language that I cease to remember, aside from a few beloved words that I slip into the mix: scusi & arrivederci. 

Nevertheless, I was all the more surprised to soon realize that her site was written in Italian and English. Once I began reading what she'd written, the deal was sealed.  Suddenly, I had a connection in Italy with someone I could totally relate to.

Recently, she posted a quote on Facebook that I love: "You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore."  Although it's quite simple, it applies to all realms of life.

Similarly, I fell in love with another quote she posted -one that was written by Jack Kerouac, which I have placed to the left.

I'm truly grateful to have been connected to a complete stranger in Italy, only to find that I relate with her on so many levels.

The quote by Kerouac, along with the post she placed it withinis a blessing, for I've been reminded (by another writer) of the truth behind creativity -it comes and it goes in brilliant ways. Not only that, but it's always comforting to read something I can relate with -to know that I am not the only one who desires sparks, lights, & all the colors in the sky: magic.

Some people, the ones that burn like roman candles -those are the people who love with their whole heart, losing sight of the shore. And, that takes a great amount of courage, for you are allowing yourself to feel great passion, yet every action has an equal and opposite reaction. In other words, if you're able to feel so happy, you also have the capacity to feel just as sad. Nevertheless, without those brilliant burning candles, you'd cease to see the explosion of lights crossing the ocean, reaching the other side despite the distance. There would be no "awww," and that would be a shame.

Thank you to every person who takes the risk to burn like a fabulous yellow roman candle. You bring such a brilliant light into the world, inspiring so many. You leave me in awe, Sweetly Surprised, all the time.

And, thank you, Katie.  You are an inspiration.  And, I'm so thankful you stumbled ;)



Katia's blog:  My Strange Afterworld

4 comments:

... daisy... said...
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... daisy... said...

.... I have goose bumps all over my arms and legs... and tears in my eyes... you moved my soul with this post... I really don't know what to say, because when I found your blog, I felt exactly the same. I think I'm quite blessed somehow... Lately I "stumble" upon people near (friends that live in my town) and far (like you) and the more I get to know them, the more I feel like we're deeply connected. It's like destiny is finally sending me "soulmates" like-minded people, whom I can relate to. With whom I can communicate without effort, because they understand what I mean. Because they feel the way I feel. It's awesome. And I'm so grateful to know you. I would like to meet you one day, but even if this will never happen, I know you're a friend. FRIEND is not a word to use lightly. Friend is an important word to me. And I'm soooo happy that I "met" you!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR WORDS. They really mean the world to me! Love, Katia

... daisy... said...

http://mystrangeafterworld.blogspot.com/2012/01/after-all-soul-mates-always-end-up.html :-)

Sweetly Surprised said...

Love it, Katia! I love your response, and I am so Sweetly Surprised to have a soulmate in Italy -that's more than lovely. So grateful! Thinking of you & sending Italy my love!

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