Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Open Hearts

This is the time of year that we’re bombarded with advertising for the purchasing and giving of more “stuff” (see yesterday’s post).


Last night, Lady Suzanne mentioned one commercial for “stuff” that actually has some meaning in our lives as Knights. Kay Jewelers is offering a line of jewelry by the actress, dancer, and artist Jane Seymour (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Dancing with the Stars).


Ms. Seymour, so the story goes, noticed that anytime she painted a heart in any of her artwork, it ended up being open, and not closed. She developed the 'Open Heart' theme in 2007 after reflecting upon the heartaches and struggles of her own life. She came to realize that if your heart is open, it can never be fully broken. Additionally, the two open hearts blending together symbolize that two people can be one, while still retaining their individuality.


Now, I’m not suggesting that we all go out and purchase these “silver-plated, enhanced with Swavorski crystals art-to-wear necklaces that are a treasure that will attract attention everywhere you go” pieces. After all, that would just be more “stuff.”

However, the message is one gift that we should freely give this season and always.

"Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself."
Norman W. Brooks, "Let Every Day Be Christmas"


Sir Bowie of Greenbriar

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

when we were at THE Swavorski factory in Austria a few years ago,
Sir Bowie purchased "the key to my heart" necklace for me
corny? yes, but I wear it often!

some "stuff" is priceless

hoping that I truly hold his heart (with greatest of care)
is the wonderfully priceless gift he's given me

today is going to be baking cookies with Lady Amy - another priceless gift of time since our days with her are numbered - this time next year she'll be married and in her own home

making every day count with the people I love,
Lady Suzanne of Greenbriar

Sir Hook of Warrick aka "David K Wells" said...

A good lesson by the Lord's of Greenbriar! Making every day count with the people you love is a worthy endeavor...dare I say, "engaging"!

Though not as graceful or pretty as Jane's design, my open-heart scar reminds me literally of the importance of an open heart.

As for Jane herself, she's hotter than a July Firecracker in Jamaica! Always had a crush on her.

It's nothing that Lady Allwinky and a cold shower can't cure however, thank God!

Sir Hook the Open Hearted of Warrick