Thursday, January 13, 2011

Yin & Yang ~~ A 25th Anniversary Treasure!

We enjoyed another delicious breakfast in the dining room at our hotel to start our special day.

Rich gave me this lovely silver necklace to commemorate this special anniversary. The lovebirds, our initials, the luminescence of a's perfect!

Sometimes, in the most unexpected place, an absolute treasure will be discovered. At the end of the block from our hotel is Carl's Pharmacy. We have shopped there many times during our trips to Aspen because it's an amazing place to browse with nearly everything you could ever want packed into the two stories of this small store. Therefore, I was not surprised to find the SILVER EDITION Buckyballs for Rich. I did not, however, expect to find this perfect little gem...

Just look at how closely its shape resembles an Aspen leaf and how an Aspen leaf's shape resembles a heart...such natural beauty.

Now, look closely at the center of the you see the Yin & Yang? Aah, yes!

Yin is female and yang is male. They fit together as two parts of a whole.
The principle of yin and yang is represented in Taoism by the Taijitu (literally "diagram of the supreme ultimate") diagram. The Taijitu is one of the oldest and best-known life symbols in the world, but few understand its full meaning. It represents one of the most fundamental and profound theories of ancient Taoist philosophy. At its heart are the two poles of existence, which are opposite but complementary. The light, white Yang moving up blends into the dark, black Yin moving down. Yin and Yang are dependent opposing forces that flow in a natural cycle, always seeking balance. Though they are opposing, they are not in opposition to one another. As part of the Tao, they are merely two aspects of a single reality. They do not merely replace each other but actually become each other through the constant flow of the universe.   From Wikipedia

What a treasure, a perfect representation of our lives, discovered unexpectedly on a crowded shop shelf in this historic silver mining town that we love and in which we too have so much history. Not only on this special anniversary, but every day of our lives, I love thinking of Rich and I as "two aspects of a single reality."

Lovin' Life ~~ And Discovering Treasure


  1. How awesome! What a great treasure for your 25th anniversary trip. More memories to spread across a lifetime. =)

  2. where did he get the necklace? I want to get it for my wife on our anniversary.


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