Monday, March 17, 2008

beautiful pieces by Nicoletta Tomas, a self-taught painter from Spain.

Fallen angel V

Fallen angel I

Pink refuge

I spy with my little eye...

A moment of escape

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Hitch your wagon to a star.


Monday, March 10, 2008

8 000 Healing Drums

The Otomi people, descendants of the Mayan Olmec and Toltecs of Mexico, said that the healing of Mother Earth begins when 8000 sacred drums are played together. This prophecy was found in a cave at an Otomi sacred ceremonial ground. Sound is seen as a form of prayer for the Otomi people as is true in many other traditions.
It is said that the healing began in 2004.
The strength of the healing continues each year when people drum globally on Friday, March 21 at 2 p.m EST.
All you need is a drum and the intent of Earth healing.

Friday, March 07, 2008

an email from my father.
here's to all our many selves


These glorious insults are gleaned mainly from an era when cleverness with words was valued, before common acceptance of four-letter words allowed us to become lazy.

The exchange between Churchill and Lady Astor:
She said, “If you were my husband, I'd give you poison”, and he said,
“If you were my wife, I’d take it”.

Gladstone, a member of Parliament, to Benjamin Disraeli: “Sir, you
will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease”.
“That depends, sir”, said Disraeli, “On whether I embrace your
policies or your mistress”.

“He had delusions of adequacy”.
- Walter Kerr

“He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire”.
- Winston Churchill

“A modest little person, with much to be modest about”.
- Winston Churchill

“I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with
great pleasure”.
- Clarence Darrow

“He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to
the dictionary”.
- William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway).

“Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big
- Ernest Hemingway (about William Faulkner)

“Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time
reading it”.
- Moses Hadas

“He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I
- Abraham Lincoln

“I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I
approved of it”.
- Mark Twain

“He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends”.
- Oscar Wilde

“I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring
a friend... if you have one”.
- George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill

“Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second .... if there
is one”.
- Winston Churchill, in response.

“I feel so miserable without you; it's almost like having you here”.
- Stephen Bishop

“He is a self-made man and worships his creator”.
- John Bright

“I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing
- Irvin S. Cobb

“He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in others”.
- Samuel Johnson

“He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up”
- Paul Keating

“There's nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won't cure”.
- Jack E. Leonard

“He has the attention span of a lightning bolt”.
- Robert Redford

“They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of
human knowledge”.
- Thomas Brackett Reed

“In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily”.
- Charles, Count Talleyrand

“He loves nature in spite of what it did to him”.
- Forrest Tucker

“Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?”
- Mark Twain

“His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork”.
- Mae West

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go”.
- Oscar Wilde

“He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts... for support rather than illumination”.
- Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

“He has Van Gogh's ear for music”.
- Billy Wilder

“I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it”.
- Groucho Marx

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

one note

the pure music scale (do, re, mi and so on)
is unique to human children
no matter the social background or geographic location
every child sings these notes before they even learn to talk
these notes are inherent in the human body

-freddy silva