Anemoia: So clear and still you can see your own reflection.

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This post is given to us by Live & Learn. At this time of year, when nostalgia is near, it fits.

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anemoia – n. nostalgia for a time you’ve never known

Imagine stepping through the frame into a sepia-tinted haze, where you could sit on the side of the road and watch the locals passing by. Who lived and died before any of us arrived here, who sleep in some of the same houses we do, who look up at the same moon, who breathe the same air, feel the same blood in their veins—and live in a completely different world.

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In Sync

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Please enjoy this incredible shot and information from David Kanigan.

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“A baby dolphin earns its jumping stripes as it swims alongside its mother and leaps out of the water next to her. The dolphin calf was virtually stuck to its mother’s side as they swam before simultaneously jumping a metre out of the water near the Sao Miguel Island of the Azores region, Portugal.”


Source: Picture: Sascha Losko/Solent telegraph.co.uk via Mme Scherzo

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An Oracle Accounts for Knowing Things

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For me, this is an exceptional poem by an exceptional poet, K.A. Brace, that I want to share with everyone.

Originally posted on A Mirror Obscura,:

An Oracle Accounts for Knowing Things

I make no apologies to rain faced demigods
Or excuses to the common populace
Who breed like rats in the sewers of despondency;
Or those who will not lie down peaceably
Before the executioner’s axe.

My sleep is never troubled by visions
I cannot explain with the simplest of words
If I cared to. When I was young
My mother placed my heart inside a fire
To burn the skin away that lies stick to
As one grows older feels the need to harbor them
In order to be complete.

I am not like anyone else for I see through
Walls of speech, and hear the touch of women
Beseeching me to make them with child.
But I am to be the last of my line
And my songs will be sung in the flames
For the last time as my body is consumed

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THANKSGIVING THANKS

Happy Thanksgiving to all you wonderful bloggers. I am very grateful for your posts and kindness and advice for the past year– and- a- half, which is as long as I have been a blogger.   I’m trying to get together a story about my father, who started in the old,old Hollywood, but am finding it a little daunting. There are a lot of memories to sift through.

Things to come…… Some science,words and paint.

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This brilliant, brave post is a reminder to all of us to give thanks for the joys and love that we experience in this life. Benjamin is truly inspiring.

Originally posted on Expressions of my life - An evolution of art.:

Another year is quickly coming to a close a year I have to say I never imagined would have happened. If your new to my readership I suggest you find my journals and do some reading if your not then you understand how desperate I am to leave this year behind. It’s funny how Parkinson’s has changed my perception. Be it the chemical changes that happen because of Parkinson’s or because of the medications used to manage the symptoms. What ever the case be it’s a very real and interesting transition. I was discussing with an old friend the other night, he, a far more learned man than I. Discussing the personal journey of being present a ones mind and body become ravaged with time and disease ( disorder ) in my case. It is truly a terrifying and amazing process to watch, feel and be engulfed in. As I…

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Share Your Blogger Profile – All Bloggers Welcome

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You can use this thread to post your blogger profile or bio. Share the one you currently use or write a new one for us here if you like. If you use a previous one just copy and paste it so people can read it here. Links and images are ok if you know the html code to host them. This would be a great opportunity to clearly present what you blog about so that new connections might be made. People constantly ask “how to build their audience” well this is one of the ways. Through interaction and creating real bonds. Numbers don’t talk.

If you want to share your recent posts you can still use the Meet and Greet thread which I have stuck to the top of my website. So it is always be adding to. It can be found at the link below. Have a good weekend WP!

http://aopinionatedman.com/2014/11/03/wordpress-meet-and-greet-3-all-bloggers-welcome/

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Set Me Free

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This is an inspiring post to “just do it!” Thank you, pastlifetourist.com

Originally posted on pieces of me:

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“You wander from room to room hunting for the diamond necklace that is already around your neck.”   Rumi

My niece, Tree Bunny (not her real name. My brother is not a hippy) has recently begun the minimalist 21 day experiment.   In the challenge a person packs up everything they own and sticks it in a room.  Then items are removed from that room only as needed.  Day one you may want to go get your toothbrush, and some clean underwear.  Perhaps a dish, some cutlery and a pot the next morning when you want to have oatmeal for breakfast.  And slowly you replace only the things you truly need and use into your daily life.

I have to admit that this paring life down to stark nothingness strangely appeals to me.

Tree Bunny is mostly through the challenge.  She has exactly one plate, one bowl, one fork, spoon and knife…

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The Meet and Greet Thread

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The HarsHReality blog is offering us all a chance to interact and “find” one another. He is a most generous man.

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By now the Meet and Greet thread http://aopinionatedman.com/2014/11/03/wordpress-meet-and-greet-3-all-bloggers-welcome/ has over 1,500 comments with bloggers wishing to connect with other bloggers. There are all sorts of “niches” that can be found as well. I encourage people to actually interact and seek out people you like from the list instead of simply posting your link and “hoping” people will come find you first. It takes a little effort, but the rewards are awesome if you are truly seeking to enlarge both your list of blogs you read as well as possible readers of your own. The comment pages fill fast and “reblog” links won’t work, but any link you paste will work so feel free to share and comment as many times as you like.

This post will be my largest gift back to WordPress I hope. It will be a great source of current bloggers and possible new networks that can be found…

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