Monday, July 27, 2009

Showing my Heart

The beautiful Brittany from Notes From the Grove and Emily of From the land of cotton recently tagged me to play "Show My Heart." If you haven't visited Britanny yet, you must. If only to read her Bachelorette Top Ten. Well and to see her pin-up shots. And to read about her husband going into a gas chamber. Seriously - just go! Make sure to say hello to Emily as well! She is looking for suggestions for a gift for a special man in her life. Not only that, but she's a Southern girl, just like me!

So, with no further ado, the rules: "With as much creativity as you can muster, show your heart in: a picture, a poem, a song (or piece of music), a phrase (or quote), an item of clothing, a place, and (just for fun) a Disney princess. If you want to join in, tag six more blogs."

PictureThis is me and Mr. Potts about three weeks before our wedding. Hayden is the yellow lab and Maddy was my Great Dane. This is one of my favorite pictures because it is my family. We had to put Maddy to sleep the next day - she had congestive heart failure which we caught too late.

This is such a precious picture to me.

Poem? I'm not so great with poems. I don't know that I've read any since college. What came to mind, instead, was when Carrie read from the book of love letters of great men to Big. I love Sex & the City & loved the movie. Now, the book itself is not a real book, but I was inspired. To choose my "poem" I choose Beethoven's Immortal Beloved - the one Big quoted at their wedding. :)

Good morning, on July 7

Though still in bed, my thoughts go out to you, my Immortal Beloved, now and then joyfully, then sadly, waiting to learn whether or not fate will hear us - I can live only wholly with you or not at all - Yes, I am resolved to wander so long away from you until I can fly to your arms and say that I am really at home with you, and can send my soul enwrapped in you into the land of spirits - Yes, unhappily it must be so - You will be the more contained since you know my fidelity to you. No one else can ever possess my heart - never - never - Oh God, why must one be parted from one whom one so loves. And yet my life in V is now a wretched life - Your love makes me at once the happiest and the unhappiest of men - At my age I need a steady, quiet life - can that be so in our connection? My angel, I have just been told that the mailcoach goes every day - therefore I must close at once so that you may receive the letter at once - Be calm, only by a calm consideration of our existence can we achieve our purpose to live together - Be calm - love me - today - yesterday - what tearful longings for you - you - you - my life - my all - farewell. Oh continue to love me - never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved.

ever thine

ever mine

ever ours

The next was to pick a quote. This one rings true with me simply because since I've met Mr. Potts, my wishes started coming out and coming true.
When you love someone, all your saved-up wishes start coming out. - Elizabeth Bowen

Song: Jack Johnson - Better Together
I don't know how to put a video on here, so I'm linking it up.
If anyone can tell me how, that would be wonderful!

My item of clothing? Burberry Ombré Leather Shopper.My place? New Orleans. I've lived there & loved it. I was heartbroken when Katrina hit. I've been back and love it still. Some of my best friends are still there. I introduced Mr. Potts to it - I actually gave him his first trip there the night he proposed to me!

I mean, you have the River Shack (best fried pickles EVER) which has bar stools like thisBars like thisJackson SquareHole in the wall bars - literally, the name is Johnny Whites Hole in the Wall.
Disney princess. Hmm....very hard!
I googled & found a quiz to tell me which Disney princess I am. Apparently, I'm Pocahontas. Which is actually really funny when you look at the last picture of me. Ha!

That was much harder than I had expected it to be.

I'm tagging the following lovely ladies - and anyone who'd like to play along.

Angela - 20-Something Dreams and Cocktail Wishes
Belle - Une Belle Vie (I bet I know which Princess she'll be!)
Melissa - New Girl on Post


Brittany Ann said...

I totally forgot about Pocahontas when I did this! I bet you can sing a rousing rendition of the "Colors of the Wind."

Btw, Maddy makes me heart melt. I just want to smother her face with kisses, which is what I do to my Dane mix, so I guess that makes sense. Love that photo of the fam!

Notes From the Grove said...

So much blog love! My heart is bursting! Thanks, are awesome.

Showing your heart like that IS hard, huh? Out of all the options in the world, picking one is tough! Obviously, the family picture was easy for you. I am an animal lover too, so I can understand.

Oh, and to post a video, you have to grab the embed code (like the html picture codes) and that should work. I get everything off YouTube.

Annie said...

aw, such a sweet post!
adorable family pic!
i love, love ;)

Whitney said...

I love your answers! This is such a sweet tag! I got tagged by USCEmily and I'm so excited to do it!

Ashley Pizarro said...

What a fabulous post! Loved it! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks! I loved your answers. I just have to steal my hunny bun's camera and the pictures. (I keep forgetting to grab that) Pocahontas? I always forget about her. I love her. I also love that poem- the one from the SATC movie. :)

Belle said...

Thanks so much for the tag! I hope to go NOLA soon and check out all its wonderfulness! Love the handbag!

My name is Megan... said...

such a fun post! you guys are so cute :) love all the pics. Gosh, I need to do my show your heart soon!