Long before Beyonce’s fabulous album, “Lemonade” which by the way is an amazing collaborative piece of art which has inspired countless other works of art including this:
I was a newlywed, in 2007, with a sign in my kitchen that read “Make Lemonade.” Sometimes when I have moments of clarity I can appreciate that past me was doing my best to make sense of and navigate the bitter and sweet aspects to life. Now as I dig further into aromatherapy I can’t deny that lemon is one of my favorite scents. Pair it with Lavender and C’est Magnifique!
Dark Citrus Oil Painting by Emily Christoff
A poem that does an amazing job of wrestling with the bitter and sweet:
A favorite Lemon song:
I hope this post will uplift and inspire you, as that is how the scent of lemons makes me feel, may you be equipped to:
Grace, Peace, Star/Sun Light and Love,
Songbird Sparkle: April Barnhart MDiv
What A Rose Can Say By: Margie Driver
A rose can say I love you and want you to be mine,
A rose can say I thank you for being so very kind,
A rose can say congratulations, whatever the occasion may be,
A rose can say I miss you and wish you were here with me,
A rose can say I’m sorry if I’ve hurt you in any way,
A rose can say get well soon, May God bless you today,
A rose can say I wish you happiness, and the best for you each day.
A rose can say farewell when someone goes away,
A rose can say hello, I’m thinking of you today,
There’s just so many wonderful things that a rose can say,
A rose can say goodbye when a love one is laid to rest,
No matter what there is to say, a rose can say it best
Art: Vetiver Night Women
Poem: Aromatics Elixir
Author: Myra Lochner
yet lavish elegance of choice;
powerful and rare in its non-conformist allure,
Sultry notes of mature summer rose,
mingled with innocent jasmine of spring,
and the rare song of fragrance
from the exquisite rainforests:
the mysterious ylang-ylang,
a six-point star of golden green
from the towering cananga tree;
from the deep, downward roots of fertile vetiver,
veiled in vaporous fixative,
arises the exceptional, delicate scent
of secretive yearning …
Intriguing Aromatics Elixir —
sensitive sensuality of bouquet,
saturating senses and soul:
a lush, intelligently gentle fragrance
that chooses its carrier by essence.
Patchouli and Terra Guitarra:
Bohemia By: Tonya Maria
Traveled to Bohemia last evening,wandered with the wandering.
Swayed to the mood of Dylan, caught a glimpse of heaven.
Miss the melody of the mountains and the scent of patchouli in the air.
Poem Source: http://hellopoetry.com/poem/1008441/bohemia/
I love the majestic ugliness of the Eucalypt;
Aesthetically more appealing in its twisted, gnarled appearance
Than any uniform northern conifer;
Infinitely more adapted to the unforgiving antipodean climate
Than those idealised European deciduous living monuments
Still transfixing our collective view of how a tree should be.Those dropping leaves allowing scenes beyond;
Those tendrils of bark denoting Darwinian fitness;
All tug at the heart of we new Australians,
Conflicted, as we are, by sensibilities born elsewhere,
But borne, nevertheless, into an Ancient Eden.