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Facebook:

This is another e-mail I felt had to be shared, hope you enjoy it!

PRESENTLY, I AM TRYING TO MAKE FRIENDS OUTSIDE OF FACEBOOK WHILST APPLYING THE SAME PRINCIPLES.

THEREFORE, EVERY DAY I GO DOWN THE STREET AND TELL THE PASSERSBY WHAT I HAVE EATEN, HOW I FEEL, WHAT I HAVE DONE THE NIGHT BEFORE, AND WHAT I
WILL DO AFTER.

I GIVE THEM PICTURES OF MY WIFE, MY DAUGHTER, MY DOG AND ME GARDENING AND SPENDING TIME IN MY POOL.

I ALSO LISTEN TO THEIR CONVERSATIONS AND I TELL THEM I LOVE THEM………

AND IT WORKS. I ALREADY HAVE 3 PERSONS FOLLOWING ME :

 

2 POLICE OFFICERS AND A PSYCHIATRIST.

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Sharing Cynthia McKinney’s piece, found on Facebook:

 

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Cynthia McKinney’s photo

Cynthia McKinney
An anthropologist thought he would test these African children. He placed a bowl of fruit underneath a tree and told them that the first one to reach the tree could have the fruit. When he told the children to run, they all took each others’ hands and ran together. They all enjoyed the fruit together. This is the African concept of Ubuntu. In my opinion, it is also why Africa is preyed upon by the vultures untamed and let loose by other cultures.

When asked why they didn’t run the course alone, they answered, UBUNTU! How can we be happy when others are sad?

UBUNTU in Xhosa is roughly translated, “I am because we are.”

I found this on an African website and wanted to share it with you.

Now, if we could just get rid of those vultures.

 

This piece speaks for itself. If only our politicians would look from a more sharing perspective.

 

Silence:

 

Gang Gang Cockatoo photo: Max Thompson

Gang Gang Cockatoo
photo: Max Thompson

I work best in silence. My dream life responds to an undisturbed sleep, especially on waking. This is necessary for me to capture and remember; otherwise my thoughts get distracted and disappear. It doesn’t take much! My beloved loves news and listens to the BBC in the night with earphones that work a treat.

He tells me I snore. Well, he doesn’t like to believe it, but he does too. So if I can get to sleep first that is a bonus. Fortunately he doesn’t complain about this. I have found that if he’s snoring I try to imagine the ocean, with the waves representing his snores. This allows me to relax and gradually drift off. Dreams are an essential part of my psyche and allow my imagination free reign. This nocturnal excitement surpasses the passivity of day- time.

My family always said at breakfast, ‘Oh no, not again!’ So I’d get them to tell me theirs, and they loved to share their dreams. Fortunately this is a shared delight these days, discussing our very active dream lives.

Now the children have grown and departed my thoughts are my own. I do notice when the grandchildren come to stay, I treat it as a vacation and don’t attempt to write. I’m lucky enough to have a room where I can write. It is small and intimate with a window looking out to some greenery. My beloved is ensconced in the studio, so our cohabitation happens mostly at meal times and at night, which suits us both.

Music has been put on hold because of Millie, who is gradually adapting. She cries in her loudest voice when music offends her… Our previous pair of spaniels loved music. It must be the highly-strung nature of the poodle/spaniel cross, which brings intelligence but also sensitivities unknown to the placid nature of spaniels.

 

Writing space                                                                                                                                Where do you produce your best writing—at your desk, on your phone, at a noisy café? Tell us how the environment affects your creativity. Ben Huberman

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/writing-space/

 

Growing gifts:

IMG_2009Sometimes the daily post suggestion doesn’t suit me, so I shall just do a ‘fill in’.

I thought I’d give you a glimpse of one of the many posies I prepared earlier in the year, when the garden was full of flowers. It is such an easy gift and so much more personal when you have grown it yourself!

Now, when there’s not much about I prepare a bunch of herbs. Rosemary is always there and usually there’s sage, thyme, basil, occasionally coriander, parsley and lemon verbena, marjoram and mint. If you want to brighten the bunch up with a few flowers; nasturtiums, lavender, or even borage fit the bill, which may help enhance a meal or just sit in a vase in the loo to brighten the day.

Sometimes these days, people think gifts should cost money. I disagree. In my younger years, I was given a rose which made me cry, I was so touched. It was not just the perfection of the rose, it was the memories it evoked. Awareness of my loss and yearning to grow a garden of my own had been denied by living in an apartments. I am all the more grateful for the opportunity to grow things and experience abundance, that I now I feel it important to share these gifts, which I share with you. I’m just sorry that you can’t smell the fragrance!