Friday, February 29, 2008

Carlin George: Great things about aging

This text I received with a mail today. Amrit sent it to me and I'm very greatful for this gift. I think these thoughts are great. That is why I post it here.

IF YOU DON'T READ THIS TO THE VERY END, YOU HAVE LOST A DAY IN YOUR LIFE. AND WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED, DO AS I AM DOING AND SEND IT ON.

Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions.

"How old are you?" "I'm four and a half!" You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key

You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.

"How old are you?" "I'm gonna be 16!" You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life . . You become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony . YOU BECOME 21 YESSSS!!!

But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're Just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed?

You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50 and your dreams are gone.

But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would!

So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.

You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!

You get into your 80's and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30 ; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn't end there. Into the 90s, you start going backwards; "I Was JUST 92."

Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. "I'm 100 and a half!"
May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!

HOW TO STAY YOUNG
1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay "them."

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop" And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love , whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them , at every opportunity.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER :
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


And if you don't send this to at least 8 people - who cares? But do share this with someone. We all need to live life to its fullest each day!!

I "found" -and as proven thief steel and copy here an other great quater (from "Beetle Blog")
Do more than exist - live.
Do more than touch - feel.
Do more than look - observe.
Do more than read - absorb.
Do more than hear - listen.
Do more than think - ponder.
Do more than talk - say something.

I completly agree with the author of the mail:
We should all probably read this once a week!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Spring flowers in Italy

Do you think, the nature is sleeping and peace covers everything with it's wings in this cold period? You are not right. Spring is just here and the plants are preparing great explosion.

I began to write about spring flowers yesterday, but wanted to continue the tour because I have these nice photos. ;)))

Winter is not normal season for those who comes from north, here. Cold weather is in November and first weeks of January, but the temperature is never under 0°C, very rarely -1° and, they say, there were -5°C this year in the night. Once or twice I've seen snow here on the mountains and over 1000 m in 12 years I live here.

So, you can see wild flowers practically all the year. But the main events begin after that 2 weeks in January.

Very first are Camelies. You can see these trees near many houses. Every tree is full of flowers and there are different colours. Even if I had never seen particular species. Seems that the persons are not very interested to posess them. Different to me. I want always to have very particular plants in my garden.

Here you can find 2 species of Magnolia.
If you go in Russia, in the city named Sotchi, you will remember this plant, this powerful and enormous tree. Sotchi has special perfum of the flowers of magnolia, but not like those that grow in province of Salerno.

This is Magnolia Stellata. I found it in the hystorically true "villa communale" of Salerno.
And the photo under it is Magnolia liliiflora that is very common in this places. These 2 species have their flowers only for very shot period now and then you can see only leaves. That is why I never liked them too much. They are normally in the nacked places covered with dust and you can't see the beauty of the flowers in these conditions.

The other flower had to wait else, it's not it's period, but this year it is in a hurry: mimosa, Acacia dealbata. There is other specie of mimosa here, Mimosa pudica, it flowers in August. I like these plants very much. And they create great shadow in summer.

You see, it's really very special period now here.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

One week without computer

Some friends-bloggers asked me, what is happend that I did not appear in the internet for much time. This is my story.

In the last period I passed too much time near PC. Praticalli all my time I sit here. Try to learn new profession -and do not understand too much about all this modern things. So, all becomes much more complicated and every step is a torture in one sense. And, logically, my eyes and my body are not pleased with me.

Imagin, I had never pass all my time in so empty way.

There were many problems with PC in the last period, maybe you remember it, but this time I could not do anything more and had to leave it to repair. One day was not enough -and so I remained without PC for an entire week.

Oh, my dear God, what a great life is outside this room! What a beautiful world!
I felt as a worker in vacation.
I saw, that there is spring there!
Everything is full of flowers. Even my abandoned garden met me with crocuses and narcisses. Finally I made all the necessary maintainance. The only thing I did not are the seeds. I'm not fortunate with them. But it's necessary to do too.

I read so many books! I did my bön-practices. I began to read even "The Tao of Tai-Chi Chuan", the book I bought about 3-4 months ago, wanted to study it very attentively and could never find time for it.

It was as a song, this life. Va-ca-tion!

Eh, everything good has it's finish...
My happy vacation is finished too.
Today I try to answer all mails ecc, will see if I can to write posts in every blog -and then the normal race will continue.

Thank you al dear friends for your mails and attention!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A Dream

I don't know, Why I post these photos. And I have nothing to add here. What do you see it's only my state of soul today. I interpret it as a good sign for me. Some programs ad "your mood". It's my mood.



Saturday, February 16, 2008

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Hostess of the Copper Mountain

«малахит» на Яндекс.ФоткахOne of the most nice, romantic and beautiful Russian fables is the fable about Hostess of the Copper Mountain, written by Pavel Bazhov (this for example "A Box of Malachite" Translate)
that tells about the Goddess of the Mountains of Ural.


People that lived in that region and had to go for days and months in the mountains covered by virgin forest to find minerals for their art work, were afraid of Hostess. Nobody had to call her by name, like nobody had to call by

name bears and other "hosts" of the Great Forces of the Nature. Russians invented many other words to explain, whom are they speaking about. They thought, if the God or the spirit hears his/her name, he/she can come and kill or make something bad to the person that called it.

And the Hostess was in this sense very special. She looked for very talented masters and made all the possible to attract them into her mountain. She showed them her wellness and they loved those minerals (stones?) sooooo much that forgot anything more and worked for the Hostess all their life, making for her things of incredible beauty. (picture and interesting info)


One girl loved her master so much that she went to the Hostess, that had stolen her fiance, and put him back home. But he was not a normal man more. And even his daughter was not the daughter of the heroic girl, but was more similar to the Hostess... So sad was the fable.

Interesting is, that normally the fables have happy end, but the fables collected by Bazhov are the only fables I know, I think, that are resigned to the fate.

Other interesting confront. There is a similar character in the fable of H.C. Andersen "The Snow Queen" (I'm not sure that it's the right translation, I know this fable in Russian). There the sense is that the Queen is the Great Force too, but there is not this feeling of submission to the unavoidable fate...

I don't know if there is this usage in other nations -tell me it, pls, how it is for your nation, it's interesting...
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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Italian boys

This notice repeat now everibody, I think. In Italy -according to official statistic- most young men continue to live with their parents till become old.

40% of men between 30 and 40 years and 70% of those between 20 and 30 in 2007.

What happens?
The statistic says about the loan that remains the same many years when the prices grow incredibly. Holy truth. Many italians, specially in the large cities, have to look among refuses to find something to eat. Some years ago those were only foreigners.

Other problem are too high prices to rent a house, great problem to find employment, price of education.
Sincerely, I don't understand persons, that have children. It's a heroic life -to give them even to eat. And if we began to speak about school ecc... Where I live, there are families where the head of the family could never find a legal job.

These are problems of every country, I think.
My friends from Lithuania say, the prices after they "adopt" euro became 3 times higher.
Here we have prices of bread and milk and similar that become 3 times higher than were 2 month ago.

No, better if I do not begin to think about it. Only some words about statistic.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Thank you, Fatiah! Patchwork

Some months ago Fatiah from Sew my Name invented to make gifts to first 3 persons that will write comments in her post. As for me, it was not good idea first of all that it means expensive postal taxes. Than it could be better to buy maybe something good for her children. And finally the post in Italy (in this case) is practically unexciting.

But Fatiah wanted to make this experiment... and you can see on this photo that miracles happen in this world from time to time. Today I received the pack. Sincerely, we thought, it will never arrive. Fatiah sent it before Christmas, I think, and today is 11/02.

Thank you, my dear, very-very much! It's a miracle! You. You are a miracle. :)))

Now I wanted you see what a great quality work is this. Patchwork is the name if I don't mistaken. Look at the second photo (click on to enlarge it). Imagine all the engineering calculations need one who wants to do something like this. I don't say you that you have to invent the colours and sew all these little pieces in one. That is why I could never do it. I have not enough patience for this job.

Now you understand why I call it miracle?

Visit Fatiah from Sew my Name if you are interested in handworks. She has always something new there.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Pooh "La casa del sole"

In the last some days I heard different times the music I love from my young years. Finally I know authors of it... and meaning.

Music is GREAT. There is only one word to describe it, for me. It makes me lose my head. Who knows, is it because it's really so good or because it comes from youth?
Today I wanted to listen to the words... Today I know italian so good... It would be better if I didn't.
"You look at me so, as I'm the sun for you. I know, I'm the sun for you. How have I say you, that the sun is not for you more" So. More or less. I listened to it only one time and don't want more.
It will be better if I listen only music.

Here it is:

Tibetans in exil

"A depiction of torture methods that are known to be used by the Chinease on Tibetans."
It's difficult to believe that it's true and can happen today, but you can't not believe your eyes... Something like we hear and see about Second World War.

I think, there are not words to describe these picture I copied from collection of pics of the post Tibetan Refugees Paint a Life in Exile in the blog Yak Butter Tea

And this is a video made by european climbers. If you don't see the video, this is the link

Friday, February 08, 2008

Blogger -dangerous profession

This will be surely interesting for all you, my friends.
I read the first notice in russian press, than began to look for more info about it. Now, look, what a beautiful list I collected!

Roumania.

Blogger Radu-Christian Fotesku liked to hear one radio station. He listened to it for many times till one day the station was impossible to hear more because the team changed a link. From that day it was possible to listen to that station only after some publicity. Radu was able to know that hidden link and published him in his blog for everybody. The team began legal proceedings against blogger for copyright violation.

Russia. Kazakhstan
A group of one forum visitors will be prosecuted for slander against governor of their region (Vladimirskaja region)
Kazis Toguzbajev(58 years old) in Kazakhstan will pass 2 years in prison for critic of the president.
Similarly bloggers from Italy and USA had to be processed for slander in their comments. They were more happy because the judges could not confirm those bloggers were authors of that comments.

China
One of the most popular bloggers of the country Wang Xiujie (35 years old) and ex-broker gave financial counsels to the people. He will be processed because had not license for this work.
Other chinese blogger wanted to make photos of a spontaneous manifestation for his blog. The police inspectors beat him till death for it.

Estonia
Wanted extradition of one popular Russian blogger Aliosha Mirnyj because he wrote in his blog bad things against Estonia and asked to begin a war against government of this country.

Egypt
Blogger-muslim Abdel Karim Sulejman was condamned to 4 years of prigeon for critic of Mubarak and insulting of Islam. Sulejman wrote posts against muslim extremism.

Singapore
2 Chinese-bloggers were condamned to prigeon and penalities for rasist posts against Malaisians

The international organisation "Reporters without borders" (think we have to know the organisation that is fighting for our rights, so I ask you to visit this site) nominated Egypt, China, Belorussia, Saudi Arabia among 13 countries "enemies of internet"

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Happy New Year!

To all my Chinese friends and Chinese New Year sympathizers wish very profitable in all senses, great year!

Year 2008 is a Chinese Brown Earth (Soil) Rat Year.

с годом Крысы всех нас! =))

Discovering comment's sites

What you see here are examples of comments from comment's-sites.
I have to be too active now in Yuwie and so I finally learned how persons make to create those strange pages you see all over the sites like this. They use codes from the comment's sites.

Some of them I use for different time (glitters), but I did not know till now that they are soooooooooo numerous!
And sometimes there are interesting things to add to your posts. So I put here some of them.

What to do?
Open the site clicking on the pic
Find a graphic you like and click on it
Next page will open a HTML code (in the bottom) to copy
Open "Edit HTML" where you write your post
Paste the code you've copied
Begin to write your post in "Edit HTML" page to do it more easily
Pass to "Compose" and continue your post.


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Monday, February 04, 2008

Across The Universe -I tag you all, my friends!

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Tomorrow, February 4, 2008, at 00:00 GMT (7:00 p.m. New York /EST), NASA will beam the Beatles’ “Across The Universe” to the star Polaris, 431 light years away (that’s 431 years travel at the speed of light before our all-time favorite Beatles song reaches the 2.5 quadrillion miles away star). This is being done to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the song, the 45th anniversary of NASA’s Deep Space Network, an international network of antennas that supports missions to explore the universe, and the 50th anniversary of NASA.
Across the Universe

NASA has invited people around the world to play “Across the Universe” on their audio systems at the same time NASA beams its mp3 version into outer space. The idea was hatched by Beatles’ historian Martin Lewis, who encourages all Beatles fans to play the track as it is being beamed to the distant star. Additionally, this date will be known as “Across the Universe Day”. The event marks the first time a radio song has been beamed into deep space.
Join the celebration!

Bloggers, let’s do this! This blog got the track ready. I also added Fiona Apple’s version and Beatles’ Here Comes The Sun to the playlist. You can add the playlist to your blog or site, I’ve included its code below. Please invite other bloggers as well to join the celebration.
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Sunday, February 03, 2008

I don't want to be killed. I'm only 16

Retouched photo

Some days ago I've read about it for the first time. "honour killing". There was a photo of a very beautiful girl, 19, killed by her uncle and her brothers. Because she left her husband that beat her, turned back to her family and fall in love with an other Kurdish man. She kissed him in the street and other Kurdish man photographed it with his cell and sent the photo to her uncle.

Nonsense. But reality.

They say the killings of the women increase in UK from year to ear. But in Germany too.

The notice from today is about 16 years old girl living today in refuge. She came in UK to marry an 40 years old man, invalid.

"During the Islamic ceremony my dad was standing behind me with one hand on my shoulder and with his other hand he had a gun which was pointed at my back so that I didn't say 'no',"
"I haven't been back home since then. My brothers say that they want to take me back to Pakistan so they can kill me basically. They'll just pay the police there to keep quiet... I don't want to be killed. I'm only 16. I want to live my life." (Source)
Other story. The mother with 2 sons strangled the daughter. The most little son has seen it and did not want partecipate. But the mother wanted he do it too. They burried the girl in the garden.

Incredible. More incredible is the reaction of UK police in many cases if the girl flies from the house and goes to report about abuse. The police returns her to her family.

The state thought, the young persons that are burn in UK, will grow with other criteria, but nothing changes and the situation is really serious.

Yes, I know about it and know that all these terrible stories are real life, but I thought, the governments of civilized states can control the situation inside their own countries. The most terrible in all these stories is that seems the best parts of european laws are collapsing under exagerate european stupidity. The state that doesn't know protect itself is doomed to break down. I think.

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