Archive for June 2008:

Ties (some random thoughts)

Their threads
Spread far and wide

Bind by love
Bind by duty

Given by blood
Given by self

Some sustain
Some break

Freedom to be, held loosely
Resilient, stay the course

Nurtured by mutual love and respect
Will bind, hold lifelong and beyond

Nurturing parent gardener
Mentoring teacher spiritual guide

Let fly high kite like
Delve deep, scuba diver

Lets tie self to self
Be one with soul

Lets bind self universally
Rivers joining the ocean

Their threads
Spread far and wide

Bind by love
Bind by duty

Given by blood
Given by self

Some sustain
Some break

ultimately-virtual or real
all unravel in death
The chains of love are never binding as when the links are made of gold.
Royall Tyler

Love is a binding force, by which another is joined to me and cherished by myself.
Thomas Aquinas
Author Nationalities, Comedian Quotes

No written law has ever been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
Carrie Chapman Catt
American, Activist Quotes

Women’s fashion is a subtle form of bondage. It’s men’s way of binding them. We put them in these tight, high-heeled shoes, we make them wear these tight clothes and we say they look sexy. But they’re actually tied up.
David Duchovny
American, Actor Quotes

Hate traps us by binding us too tightly to our adversary.
Milan Kundera
Czechoslovakian, Writer Quotes

The 8 Equities: Physical, Spiritual, Psychological, Intellectual, Emotional, Financial, Social and Family
Michael Vance
American Creativity Expert, Lecturer

The Fountain Part 2 ( the miracle)- The Lacemaker

from internet

Miracle One-  The Lacemaker

Little Maria was a happy go lucky child with a very sunny disposition.  She had lost her parents in a bus accident and was cared for by her grandma Carmella, who was her sole relative. Due to her cheerful ways, Maria was spoilt by all the neighbors who had collectively taken her under their wings and life chugged along merrily.  Carmella got a small pension from the city as her late husband had been a city employee  So they managed their lives quite well by living frugally and Carmella augmented her income by creating beautiful lace tablecloths and bedcovers etc and lovely laces to embellish the summer dresses.  She would sell these in the street fairs and did quite well.  However, due to inflation, the white thread for lace making,  food and other essentials were getting rather pricey and she had begun feeling the pinch as her pension did not  increase along with the rising prices. also maria’s school fees were overdue. 

Maria was busy tidying up the living room when suddenly she knocked off the big candelabra and as a result it fell on the floor taking with it the eyeglasses of Carmella that had been placed next to it only a few minutes ago.   Now, horror of horrors, one lens was broken and Maria was beside herself with worry and grief.  She blamed herself for breaking her nonna’s eyeglasses and did not know what to do.  Carmella hearing the crash quickly hurried over and upon learning of the accident was quite upset at first but upon seeing little Maria’s tear stricken face, she quickly gave her a big hug and told her not to worry.   But inside she was very upset as she had a lot of laces to complete and needed those glasses.

Maria had been saving up her little money to buy nonna a nice Christmas gift.  Now she raided her  tiny piggybank and took out three coins in her little fist and decided to go to the Fountain and make a wish for a quick miracle that would fetch a brand new pair of eyeglasses on the double.   She looked very pretty and beseeching as she threw her coins over her shoulder.  Tinkerbell  who was ensconced on one of the seated statues, read her wish as it rose to the heavens like  a smoky plea.  She put out her hand and caught the wish and wrapped it around her right wrist  like a bracelet.  She quickly flew behind little Maria as she made her way home. .  Once reaching there she quickly understood the whole situation.  Now this wish had to be granted quickly.

Tinkerbell flew towards the village church and entered the pastor’s personal quarters.
She heard the pastor talk excitedly to someone seated across the room.  He was saying
That soon a very important emissary of the Pope will be stopping by for a few hours on his way to London.  He wanted to spruce up his apartment for this august visit.  Tinkerbell willed him to think of some pretty lace tablecloth to covers his tabletops.
The pastor immediately thought of the lace cloth adorning his friend’s dining table.  His friend Peter said that he had bought it from Carmella.  Pastor wanted the same one for
His table and so they immediately left for the village.  Upon reaching Carmella’s house
They found out that indeed there was similar tablecloth half done and also about the mishap.  The Pastor due to his present excitement and delight and goaded by Tinkerbell by telepathy, quickly agreed to have it replaced by a brand new pair on urgent basis from the local eyeglass/vision store provided Carmella finish the lace tablecloth within next 2-3 days which she immediately agreed to do.  He also promised to pay the full amount she usually charged for her lovely tablecloth.  Little Maria was watching it all with Shining eyes and thanked Jesus for granting her wishes so quickly through the Magic Fountain.   amen.


I was one
Tottering and stabling
Got a partner and became two

I was one
Achievements gave joy
Yet something missing

When two
Shared joys doubled
All emotions enhanced

I was one
An island of self
Loneliness devoured

When two
Things tackled easily
Two heads better

I was one
One plus one
Invincible eleven

When two
Nature kicked in
Became three

I was one
All gains and joys
Turned sawdust

When two
All blows and pats
Shared n dared equally

I was one
Strong winds bent me
Together, became unshakeable

I was one
All cooked delicious food
Turned not so in solitude

Companionship is necessary in life
It reinforces us, our very being
Friends, companion provide zest

no matter of what ilk or hide

no matter how many legged

we all need the companionshp comforter
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.
Khalil Gibran
Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation
Oscar Wilde

A Path Through The Forest Of Life

I want to cut me a path through life’s forest
Accepting its gauntlet in my hands, thrust
I want firsthand experience, raw, at its barest
Standing firm and erect on my own, boldest

Living in the other shadows is easy, secure
Will give taste of life, only secondhand, a bore
I want to turn gray in the sun by myself n more
Spurning constant spoon feeding, that I abhor

Choosing a path full of roses is easy and wise
Yet I wonder if that’s where my happiness lies
Adventurers and seafarers blazed their own paths
Disdaining all well trodden roads and footpaths

The quest of life’s mystery, solving its meaning
Is not for the fainthearted nor for the weakling
It requires iron will, firm resolve and a spirit, willing
I choose this path for myself, all butterflies quelling

Spanning uncharted seas ever canopied by brilliant skies
Traversing virgin regions, finding new peaks each sunrise
Finding lost cities and civilizations that, all mankind, chastise
Relics, treasures proving all is temporary, transient, will demise

I want to cut me a path through life’s forest
Accepting its gauntlet in my hands, thrust
I want firsthand experience, raw, at its barest
Standing firm and erect on my own, boldest

Yet the true path through the green verdant forest
Is to delve within self, blossoming, becoming richest
Life’s mysteries will then vanish, no matter how deepest
Self enlightenment will dispel dark, shining life the brightest

The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
1803-1882, American Poet, Essayist

The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.
Source Unknown

Hardship and opposition are the native soil of manhood and self-reliance.
John Neil

No one can be great, or good, or happy except through the inward efforts of themselves.
Frederick W. Robertson

At the bottom no one in life can help anyone else in life; this one experiences over and over in every conflict and every perplexity: that one is alone. That isn’t as bad as it may first appear; and again it is the best thing in life that each should have everything in himself; his fate, his future, his whole expanse and world.
Rainer Maria Rilke
1875-1926, German Poet

More power than all the success slogans ever penned by human hand is the realization for every man that he has but one boss. That boss is the man – he – himself.
Gabriel Heatter
American, Journalist Quotes



Today my two feet threw in the towel, calling it quits
The grounded twins, without warning, robbed my wits

The left foot went east, the right foot veered west
The big toe in cahoots with little toe, set me a test

The heels and the foot tops both radiated pain upwards
Transmitting shivers of high voltage tingles, the dastards

The calves, dimpled knees and thighs crashed miserably caving
Groaning and moaning their collective overweight bearing

My hips and back proved no gentlemen either
Gleefully joined the gang and wouldn’t them, tether

The loner stomach, with a mind of its own, stayed apart
But ribs and collarbone corroborated pins n needles of pain darts

The neck engaged in balancing the head and the mighty mind
Became a rudderless weathervane, shifting gears driven by wind

The brain held a conference call with all the senses
And declared conclusively that fatigue had indeed set in

The luster of diamonds is invigorated by the interposition of darker bodies;
the lights of a picture are created by the shades; the highest pleasure which
nature has indulged to sensitive perception is that of rest after fatigue.
Samuel Johnson
1709-1784, British Author

Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.
Dale Carnegie
1888-1955, American Author, Trainer

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.
William James
1842-1910, American Psychologist, Professor, Author

Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.
Marcus T. Cicero
c. 106-43 BC, Great Roman Orator, Politician

Men weary as much of not doing the things they want to do as of doing the things they do not want to do.
Eric Hoffer
1902-1983, American Author, Philosopher

When one is happy there is no time to be fatigued; being happy engrosses the whole attention.
Edward Frederic Benson
1867-1940, American Author

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