giovedì 22 luglio 2010

un regalo - a present


§ Ieri ho ricevuto un regalo.
Un regalo importante da una persona cara, la mia Nonna.
Mi ha donato un pezzetto della sua storia e di quella di sua suocera, la mia bisnonna a cui apparteneva questo ritratto.
Mi ha donato un sogno di bambina perchè quando lo ammiravo incantata sognavo che fosse appartenuto ad una principessa e mai più pensavo di poterlo tenere in mano.
Mi sono commossa ieri aprendo il sacchetto in cui era contenuto e ancora una volta mi sono chiesta: " Ma tu, chi sei?"

Strano vero che due amiche abbiano ricevuto un ritratto lo stesso giorno..... mi sembra una magia.

§ Yesterday I received a gift.
An important gift from a dear person, my Granny.
She presented me with a bit of her history and her mother in law's too, my Greatgrandmother to whom this portrait belonged..
She presented me with a child dream because, when I admired it, charmed by its grace, I dreamt it belonged to a princess and I should have never thought of holding it in my hands.
I was touched yesterday opening the little bag which beheld it and once more I asked myself : " Who are you ?".


Funny you see ,that two friends received a portrait on the same day.... sounds magic to me.

17 commenti:

Sans! ha detto...

Ok, I came here and just read your last paragraph and I didn't read this when I wrote in your other blog that I am convinced your great grandmother is blue blood or of royalty. And of course, you know my portrait is "My Maharajah"! If you have never believed in magic, you better believe it now ! :):). 2 portraits , both of royalty!

Rosanna, she looks beautiful. Not corny , polite kind of beautiful, like really really ethereal kind of beautiful and don't you think if you take off your spectacles, and do your hair like her, you look really like her?

She's wearing a choker with a pendant that looks just the one you have! This gift is a priceless heirloom!

Pubdoll ha detto...

What a beautiful portrait! The woman is so lovely, and her hair and necklace as well, no wonder you thought it had belonged to a princess! So nice to have something that has belonged to an ancestor, and which also has been an important part of your childhood memories and dreams! One of my favourite belongings is a large portrait of my greatgrandfather. I remember I always used to study it when I was at my grandmother and how impressed I was when I suddenly saw that it was a drawing and not a black and white photography!

Hope you will have a safe flight to Singapore, I know you will have a great time there!
(And thanks for linking to the post on Sans' blog. It was my very first miniature painting :-))

Catherine ha detto...
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Catherine ha detto...

Rosanna,
That portrait is BEAUTIFUL! So is the lovely lady in it. Surely if she is not royalty, she is an aristocrat.
Mysteries drive me crazy until I solve them. I would have to find out who she was.
How wonderful that your granny passed it on to you with her own hand.

The Old Maid ha detto...

It's beautiful! The most special gifts are always the ones we get from our elder generations. I love these I've got from my Granny. It's about history, it's about family, it's about beauty, it's about love and it's about magic!:)

Debbie ha detto...

Rosanna what a wonderful gift to receive from your Grandmother. I know you will treasure it.. xxxx

Mari@ ha detto...

Che grande tesoro hai ricevuto! È bellissimo... ma soprattutto è un grande ricordo di una persona a te cara e che ti vuole bene. Io ho perso entrambe le nonne molto tempo fa. Vedendo il tuo dono me le hai fatte ricordare con emozione. Riempila di baci tua nonna qualsiasi età abbia perché un giorno sarà bello per te ricordare queste tenerezze. Ciao :o)

Gemma (Gempo) ha detto...

Un ritrato bellissimo e logico che sei commossa. Un bacio

Flora ha detto...

Che meraviglia! Sono certissima del fatto che hai sognato di questo tesoro, fin da bambina, perchè è delicato e affascinante...
Chiunque sia la donna ritratta, è di una misteriosa bellezza.
Davvero prezioso, un abbraccio

Glenda/MidSouth ha detto...

What a beautiful treasure to receive! Put it on a chain and wear it with pride!
have a great weekend.

Meli ha detto...

Rosanna, how lucky you are with that lovely present from your grandmother!!
The lady is beutiful!
Have a nice week-end
Meli

Margaret ha detto...

It is a beautiful portrait, and wonderful to have received it from your granny. I love all the little bits and pieces from family no longer here, they hold a very special meaning, I just wish there was more, especially photographs. You are very lucky!

May ha detto...

Maravilloso regalo. No hay nada más bonito que tener recuerdos de tus seres queridos.
Es preciosa.
Besitos, May

Linda Carswell ha detto...

What a fabulous treasure to recieve....it looks so sweet and delicate, as does the lady in it....such a beautiful gift.
I hope you enjoy your upcoming holiday, have lots of fun and safe travels.

Linda x

miniacollection ha detto...

What a great gift! This portrait is beautiful and it is priceless as it was in your family and given to you by your grandmother.
Geneviève

Josje ha detto...

A beautiful portrait! How special to have been given this by your grandmother!

cockerina ha detto...

che bella donna, e che storia affascinante!!!
chissà che non sia stata davvero una principessa.. custodirai questo ritratto con amore!
grazie per avere trasmesso anche a noi questa grande emozione!
baci, e buone vacanze!!