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I was reminded how much I am enlivened by Cold Play’s Viva la Vida reading Colline’s Blog. She share a sweet family story and 2 very different versions Viva la Vida. Please check it out. I chose this version for the dancing by all the differently abled people celebrating the closing ceremonies of the 2011 Paralympics. The 2014 Paralympics start today.
Yesterday I Asked what super hero would you be, all the para olympians are heroes as far as I’m concerned.
Another Super Hero to me is Cold Play’s Viva la Vida drummer with the powerful right arm. He could turn stop a speeding freight train and he makes me sweat just looking at him. Ooops! Said too much. Let’s go dancing as we are able.
Which is your favorite Version of Viva la Vida?
PS. Remember you have to open on-line to see the videos and they’re best viewed in full screen.
Delicate and Gentle on the outside fierce on the inside or
Fierce on the outside and a softy within?
I may be the Mother of the Goat Girl Priestess, but today I’m feeling kinda swampy, so I’m wearing a Mother Wolf veneer in the form of an old tattered sweatshirt that gives me strength and protection, it also keeps me warm.
Answer Questions Three to become a Super Hero or Goddess!
- What are your powers or how do you bless the world?
- What wisdom do you hold?
- How will you come to your own aid today?
Here’s some extra wisdom from me: yesterday’s Light Words Waiting in the Dark.
Becca Givens is the High Priestess of Nurturing Thursday.
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Have a Happy and Healthy Thursday!
Pancake Tuesday is favorite at our house. Tis a big treat to have Pancakes for Dinner! Our visiting students always enjoy pancakes any time of day. My husband makes excellent Blueberry pancakes. One student like them so much she tried to take home pancake mix but it was confiscated , because it was a “white powder”
Last Summer our Czech student Marie made pancakes for us. They were a lot like crepes but you put cinnamon and sugar on them. YUM!!! Come back Marie we need more Today!
Why Pancake or Fat Tuesday? Well traditionally it is so you use up all the Fat before Lent to use up all the fat. I also heard that before refrigeration, say way back in the Middle Ages, by this time of the year all the meat, fat and grease that was rendered in fall had gotten rancid and need to be used up and gotten rid of before everyone became sick, thus the real reason for not eating meat and fat in late winter and early spring, or now what we call Lent!
What do you think ?
Here are some more reasons why folks eat Pancakes on Mardi Gras from Anne Bonney Gun Smoke and Knitting. She also includes interesting Mardi Gras related Tattoos!!
PS I already had Blueberry Waffles. How Will you celebrate today?
The petals and leaves sticking to the windshield and the rain drizzling down the glass caught my eye. I snapped this shot before we had to turn on the wipers. I let the iPhone’s native camera do it’s job but knew I wanted to crop down to emphasize different details.
Which one do you like? Which one says “Welcome March!”?
Lens and Pens offers the Nature of Eastern Winters Colors.
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First:Just incase your having Olympics withdrawal here’s the most breathtaking Ice Dance Ever
We had never seen anything like it when Torvill and Dean took the ice in 1984. If you are too young to remember this it may seem dated, but previously all Ice Dancing had been old-fashioned skaters waltzes. When he twirls her around horizontally we all screamed like the first time we saw
The Beatles! Our Second Historic Moment
Sorry! Couldn’t find any complete versions something about copy rights.
What I remember about that Sunday in February 1964: My friend Bernadine (who remembers “Oh! Oh! Bernadine?”) picked six of us in her dad’s 1962 Edsel and took us to her house with the big rumpus room where we watched the first Beatles performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. We screamed and cried then sang just like the live audience. Then on the way back home we sang “Let Me Hold Your Hand” over and over shaking our heads just like Paul. Hope you can “Imagine” us in are cardigans with pelted skirts or blue jeans. For sure we all had helmet hair from back combing and masses of hairspray.
What is your all time favorite Olympic moment? What is your memory of watching the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan show? If you are old enough
House bound, imprisoned by the weather, flu or ennui?
Take this as an opportunity to embrace cozy,
Transform loneliness into solitude.
Set off on a magic sofa ride
Dress for adventure
in flannel pajamas and fluffy robe
Sink into soft cushions wrap up in warm blankets
let your imagination take you to
far-a-way places with strange-sounding names.
Meet new people, eat exotic food that
will agree with you.
Climb to great heights and explore deepest canyons
and have enough breath to sing
all without pain.
That’s what can happen when you take
a magic sofa ride!
Nurture Yourself this Thursday.
Posted in Collaboration with Becca Givens creator of Nurturing Thursday
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on deck in the East Bay Hills
While sunning ourselves on a friends deck I noticed the shadow began to take on a life of their own as the sun moved toward the western horizon. We usually take more photos of the fog on the San Francisco skyline, but this afternoon the shadow were more interesting. As the stucco was collected and reflected the light creating textures of watercolor paper I knew right away how I was going to edit them to move away from snap shots to Art in a way only digital photography can. Edited this way the photos became, perhaps, illustrations in an unwritten graphic novel, especially with this final photo.
Which one do you like? or do you like them as whole? If you like give make up a title or a story. As always Happy Monday.
Lens and Pens Suggests:4th Monday Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel). (Animals and Objects are themes.) File my photos under architecture and portraiture or street photography?
All Shot with iPhone 4s on native camera edited.
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