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Old 03-24-2006, 06:08 AM   #1  
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I just got my RIW stamp set and can't wait to play. My question is when would you use the memory is the power to gather roses in winter??? I just don't get it!

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Old 03-24-2006, 06:15 AM   #2  
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For me, it is a sympathy sentiment.
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Old 03-24-2006, 07:14 AM   #3  
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Joy is right. I never bought this set, but a friend sent us a card w/on when we lost our dear Aunt.
The winter is the bleak times in your life-gathering roses is remembering the sweet times during the bleak ones.
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Old 03-24-2006, 09:08 AM   #4  
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Hmm -- I thought it meant that all things are possible with memory or the mind. One doesn't have to wait for physical constraints such as the summer for roses -- you can get them anytime through your memories.

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Old 03-24-2006, 09:29 AM   #5  
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I think it's both a comforting sentiment for sympathy cards and also a lovely heritage/sbing quotation about keeping memories in general alive and blooming.
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Glenda, I think the same as you do.
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Old 03-24-2006, 01:57 PM   #7  
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Good explanation.
So tell me when to use this stamp-
"When it is dark enough you can see the stars" from Quick & Cute?

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Stars are a beautiful thing and are seen easiest when it is darkest, so sometimes you have to be in a "dark" time of your life to see something wonderful...??? I think

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Old 03-24-2006, 02:20 PM   #9  
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"Memory is the power to gather roses in winter" makes my heart sing

I guess it is a beautiful sentiment for sympathy cards as well.

It brought to my mind - beautiful adventures I shared with people at some time in my life. Used it as a friendship card to keep in touch with them.

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Old 03-24-2006, 02:23 PM   #10  
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Good explanation.
So tell me when to use this stamp-
"When it is dark enough you can see the stars" from Quick & Cute?

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used as an "encouragement" sentiment - kinda like "this too shall pass"

you know when a friend is or thinks she's having a difficult time

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I think of the song by Bette Midler, "The Rose."
We had a pet named Rose and when we lost her, as I came into the house this song was just starting on the radio, just the opening notes and I lost it.

To me that sentiment means, even tho things are lost and gone forever, there is always something to look forward to on the horizon.

"Some say love, it is a river
that drowns the tender reed.
Some say love, it is a razor
that leaves your soul to bleed.
Some say love, it is a hunger,
an endless aching need.
I say love, it is a flower,
and you its only seed.

It's the heart afraid of breaking
that never learns to dance.
It's the dream afraid of waking
that never takes the chance.
It's the one who won't be taken,
who cannot seem to give,
and the soul afraid of dyin'
that never learns to live.

When the night has been too lonely
and the road has been to long,
and you think that love is only
for the lucky and the strong,
just remember in the winter
far beneath the bitter snows
lies the seed that with the sun's love
in the spring becomes the rose. "
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"when it's dark enough you can see the stars" is difficult for me to understand but I think it is supposed to be inspirational. It appears the quote is by Charles A. Beard (not Ralph Waldo Emerson).
I think what the previous posted said sounds good. I could only add that when one is in emotional pain there is a doorway that is opened that allows insight/perspective/reflection. Sometimes these dark moments in life can have a profound impact because of the "light" or insight that has resulted from them.
I would be interested to hear what other have to say about this quote.

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It is amazing just how many stars you can see when there is not "light" pollution. I live on a hilltop in Vermont and on a clear night I get to see the Milky Way. My mother-in-law lives between Monterey and Carmel Ca. and one of the first things I noticed at night on my first visit there was how few stars there were in the sky as compared to home. There were too many night lights around. I think life is like that. When everything is going along at a fine old pace we don't take the time to notice the little things, the amazing things around us. We miss the beauty of that simple danelion in its yellow splendor. We take the calm breathing of our sleeping child for granted. We don't pay enouugh quite time with the Creator to listen to the stillness of his presence. Yet when we are in the dark, when we face a cancer or the death of a loved one ,those small things shine out and we cherish them. We cry out to our Heavenly Father and find rest in his loving arms. We grow deeper and stonger if we let him touch us. We see and appreciate the " stars".

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Thanks you guys! Now I can use it both ways! I knew you smarties could help me out!

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Great thread! It turned very philosophical.

Does anyone have another to discuss? Right now, I'm thinking about buying the last set in the mini because I love the quote
It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
Nothing to be questioned there, but I love it.
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One of my favorite quotes and the reason that I bought the set "All I Have Seen" is for the quote in there, "All I have seen teaches me to trust in the Creator for all I have not seen".
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I recently used the "When it's dark enough, you can see the stars" saying on a card I sent to someone who helped me out when I was having a rough time. I thanked her for being one of my "shining stars" during a dark time in my life.
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Death is the winter, the memories of our loved ones is like gathering roses during that time, the memories is what makes it easier to deal with the death of a loved one.
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