Sunday, December 28, 2008

or are you just a present waiting to be opened up?

well hey there hi there, i am slowly (s-l-o-w-l-y) recovering from some kind of head cold that is baaaad news. today it was magically mild outside, even now, the air is still temperate (for this time of year) and i almost want to open my windows. today's sunset was very painterly, as you can see, and i believe a good sky does a lot for the spirits.
sunset december 28th, 2008
now my attention is turned to online research about ring sizing, and in turn i started researching birthstones.

birthstones are incredibly interesting, and can provide hour upon hour of research material. i am attaching a chart of birthstones by month. this chart includes not only the modern american birthstones but traditional, mystical and even other birthstones. there are also birthstones for each zodiac sign, and, in turn, sun/star signs as well, but those are not on this chart.

birthstone chart

my birthstone is aquamarine, and i love this stone. i do believe that even if this wasn't my modern birthstone, i would like aquamarine best. during my research i found that "since early times aquamarine has been believed to endow the wearer with foresight, courage, and happiness. It is said to increase intelligence and make one youthful. As a healing stone, it is said to be effective as a treatment for anxiety and in the Middle Ages it was thought that aquamarine would reduce the effect of poisons." not only that but "A legend says that sailors wore aquamarine gemstones to keep them safe and prevent seasickness." wow! i love it more than i ever knew! i highly suggest looking up the meaning of your birthstone. all of the meanings are very noble and make you feel very important. i think this may be a good place to start:

now i must turn to a different type of research, the kind i must do every week for my radio show. this week i am filling in for the girl who goes before me, so i have five hours instead of my regular two. this means double the research! double the talking! double the time! double the fun!

1 comment:

not keren said...

this photo, and in particular, that sunset is epicccccc. makes me wanna get out of the city