Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Alas

Due to changes in the climate and thus the migratory paths of birds we have been blessed by the return of one of Nature's most ethereal creatures...the swan.

This regal bird is said to have mystical powers and inspired many a legend down through the centuries. Such is the ancient myth of the mute swan. Never sharing as much as a whisper throughout its life, the moment just before it dies it sings a beautiful song.

From that has derived the term swansong, referring to a final work or accomplishment or theatrical performance...

And so I give to you Miss Maddie's swansong...

I can only hope that you have enjoyed visiting here as much as I have in writing tales for your perusal. Rest assured I will continue to visit and comment and you may reach me at anytime with an email. Let it be said that I have decided to pursue some other creative pleasures, the garden beckons and indulging in other avenues of fulfillment. I desire to share these creative ventures soon at Forever Heartsong.

May you enjoy a blessed Spring, giving way to the beauty of Summer...Shall you partake of the blooming of flowers, the essence of raindrops and the bounties that Nature shall bring...Godspeed my friends...I hope to return when Autumn has begun to spread her crimson blanket and once again we shall gather 'round the hearth...

18 comments:

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

I want to sigh... But I never interfere with anyone's needed respite from blogging. Enjoy! And I do hope you will return here, in Autumn.

Meantime, I will check in at Forever Heartsong.

Gentle hugs,
Aunt Amelia

The Victorian Parlor said...

My heart is broken as your blog is one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy your respite and know that you will be sincerely missed here in the blogging world.

God bless,

Kim

Lori said...

Susan, i will miss you...you have some of the prettiest posts i have seen and i have learned so much on my visits here...enjoy yourself on your break...i will watch for your return!!!

TRES BELLE said...

Susan,

I want to cry. I am so sad to hear that you will be leaving Miss Maddie's. You have always written such thought provoking posts...this one is no exception. So beautiful it makes my heart ache but I do understand people's need to sometimes take a break and tend to things that perhaps you have not had the time to attend too.

The swans song...I've never heard of that. I will miss you and will be checking at Forever Heartsong for any future posts.

I end this comment only by saying "be still my heart".

Kris

Doreen said...

Greetings Susan...I'm so sorry to see you go..however I will be stopping by "Forever Heartsong" often I do know how you feel..keeping blogs fresh and interesting is a job in itself and one I've often thought of giving up!

Many, Many blessings to you my friend!
Hugs
Doreen

BumbleVee said...

me too as soon as it gets warmer... I'll be out more than in.....

I'll check in, however, to see what you are up to.....

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

You will be missed. Do stop by when you can and say hello. Edward and I will look for your return autumnal return! All the best!

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a beautiful post. I never knew about that myth. That is truly a wonderful story. I love the photograph of the swans, I can almost feel the Spring weather in it's image.
Karen

Annabelle said...

Your blog enlightened me on many levels. I will look forward to this fall and once again frequent your beautiful home. For the time been I will visit you at "Forever HeartSong"…

p.s. The term SwanSong….how strange and beautiful and so, very, very sad.

Hugs Annabelle

Fern said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your beautiful posts. As a very intermittent blogger myself, I completely understand your decision, there are only so many hours in a day! Have a wonderful summer, best wishes, Fern

Pinkie Denise said...

Oh Miss Maddie,
I wish miss my visit here and yours to mine. Enjoy you time off and looking forward to your return, take care and hugs Pinkie

Sea Angels said...

Huh!!!!Great...
takes me weeks to get better, and now your resting...... sorry !! no I don't blame you..a break is sooo good, so refreshing, and I am so thrilled for you that you can do lots more lovely things now the spring is coming, but I will miss you Susan, miss your knowledgeable and beautiful posts, and your lovely writing so very very much..please stay in touch, and I will write regardless ha ha!!
Big Big Hugs, have a happy summer
xxxxxxxx
Lynn xxxx

Dzintra Ingrid said...

And oh what a beautiful swansong you have just sung Dear Susan...I have thoroughly enjoyed your tales...the serene and calm atmosphere of your space in blogland...and I hope you have many beautiful Spring days to fulfill you in your beckoning garden. I shall look forward so much to your return in Autumn...as we shall then be slipping into our Spring.
Deep Peace of the running wave to you,
Deep Peace of the flowing air to you,
Deep Peace of the quiet earth to you,
Deep Peace of the shining stars to you,
Deep Peace of the Son of Peace to you.
Celtic Benediction
Enjoy every moment Dear Susan, Dzintra ♥♥♥

Suzanne said...

Autumn will not come soon enough. I always enjoy your posts and love to learn from your knowledge of textiles.
I will be popping in to read of your gardening adventures at Forever Heartsong.

Lana said...

I do understand, but will miss your lovely and thoughtful missives.

Julie said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog, Yours is wonderful and wouldn't you know I would come to visit just in time for your summer break. I do understand,I too have gardens to attend an so many things going on during the warmer months. I will visit your new blog and return here in the fall. Many blessings, Julie

Joyce said...

Oh my goodness......well....enjoy your Sabbatical. And we will hope to see you in the Fall.....please contact me in 6 months or when you reappear and let me know your up and running again if you will.

I loved how you ended this journey with the "Swan Song."
Very witty and fitting.
Be blessed,
Joyce

Deedee said...

Wow - I have been missing all of your wonderful blog! I've just found you today and now learn that you are going away! I will look forward to your new blog. Thank you for visiting Deedee, Cut Adrift! and for your comments