Thursday, February 10, 2011

"Ancient Greece..."

...was my inspiration for this Fancy Full Heart.
I am a lover of ancient history...
from Prehistoric times up through
the Ancient Greeks.
I love all the art,
the architecture, the mythologies...
the unexplained mysteries...
the romantic legends, poems and stories.
I am fascinated by it all.
I enjoy imagining I am an archaeologist
out in the field uncovering wonders of the past...
no matter
whether it be a broken pottery shard,
or a bit of an arrowhead,
or a royal tomb...
to me they are found treasure...keys to the past-
they excite my heart!
Ancient history has bestowed upon us
a lavish bounty of gifts to enjoy
and
powerful lessons to learn.
We must remember to be thankful for it all.
This gilded heart
celebrates the best of the golden ages
of those special peoples who came before us...
their pinnacles of art and learning...
their triumphs, discoveries...
and
their positive influences on modern society.

Difference between savage and civilized man:
one is painted, the other gilded.”
~
Mark Twain

7 comments:

Carole Meisenhelter said...

...another lovely from you Margaret; I like the style, flowers and leaves...

Kary said...

a fabulous heart & text! I love your written description of your passion for ancient history .... and that Mark Twain quote is perfect. Great job and inspirational!

studio lolo said...

i agree whole-heartedly ;)

Another gem. I can feel the ancient patina.

winna said...

like daiseys in the heart..the past "won't tell" us all we'd like to know but our hearts keep us smiling with our imaginations..

raena said...

Love the earth tones in this one!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

These hearts are so encouraging Peg. Isn't it sad about the treasures in Cairo being damaged for no apparent reason.

stART said...

Very beautiful!