Friday Photo: Olive Branches!

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The egg and lavender farmer brought olive branches to her stand last Saturday to the Farmers Market in Santa Barbara.  It was her message of "Peace on Earth". 


Since ancient times an olive branch was extended as a gesture of peace and goodwill.  Extending olive branches is an act of courage that begins among ourselves, before we can expect it of the world at large!


And then, there is Leonard Cohen's (singer, songwriter, poet and novelist) poetic quote:


"Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin.  Dance me through the panic 'til I'm gathered safely in.  Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove.  Dance me to the end of love."


Happy Friday!




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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

That was a great thought by that one vendor. Promote peace with a sign of peace

Dec 07, 2018 09:16 AM #1
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Wow, what a quote it is today, too. I'm a Cohen fan, at least of his talents...not sure he figured out how to live a joyful life, but such is often the case of poets and musicians and artists.  Thanks for thinking of me. 'There's only one thing left to do - let's dance." 

Dec 07, 2018 09:23 AM #2
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Thanks for the photo and quote Ron and Alexandra Seigel. Makes me think of the Great Seal of the United States as seen on the US Dollar bill. The eagle is holding an olive branch on the right with 13 leaves (colonies) and looking towards the olive branch, yet is holding on the left 13 arrows (colonies united). Looking towards peace (olive branch) first but always be ready to defend ourselves in time of war.

Dec 07, 2018 09:29 AM #3
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Ron and Alexandra- Larry and I were on the beach this morning and we both remarked about how much we love the olive trees along the sidewalk. Loved the lyrics from Leonard Cohen. 

Dec 07, 2018 12:16 PM #4
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Ron and Alexandra Seigel What a beautiful quote if only there was "Peace on Earth " every day I turn on the news and see some horrid murder . If only there was Peace on Earth good will toward each other .

Dec 07, 2018 01:11 PM #5
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good afternoon Ron and Alexandra Seigel,

How clever of the egg and lavender farmer to bring olive branches to her stand last week-end. A wonderful message to extol "Peace on Earth" for the holiday season. Leonard Cohen's quote is perfect..Happy Friday!

Dec 07, 2018 01:41 PM #6
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have always loved the music and poertry of Leonard Cohen and the olive branch is symbolic. I don't know if you have ever heard it but Jennifer Warnes album, Famous Blue Raincoat, is a great tribute to him.

Dec 07, 2018 05:01 PM #7
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

What a neat thing to have the vendor bring olive branches.  The picture reminded me of a few years ago.  I came across some olive trees in an abandoned space.  It was autumn.  They looked ready to harvest, so I picked some, took them home, and Googled a recipe for processing them.  Alas, they must have been some ornamental variety, because their consistency was that of flavorless cork!

Dec 07, 2018 06:43 PM #8
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Alexandra and Ron - a simple  and gracious message. Always in season. 

Dec 08, 2018 04:42 AM #9
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Alexandra. I so enjoy your posts and your insights and most importantly your spirit. This is wonderful.

Dec 08, 2018 06:06 AM #10
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I like the quote that you have paired with your photograph.

Dec 08, 2018 10:03 AM #11
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