vrijdag 29 april 2011

Too shy to dance

The past few weeks have been tremendous busy weeks for me.  There was a deadline to be met, not for one, but for 2 books.  But I made the deadline and now there's time for ... blogging!

Today I'd love to share a sweet post by Paolo Coelho on dancing.  Enjoy.

When I was an adolescent I envied the great “ballerinos” among the kids on the block, and pretended I had other things to do at parties – like having a conversation.
But in fact I was terrified of looking ridiculous, and because of that I would not risk a single step.
Until one day a girl called Marcia called out to me in front of everybody:
“Come on!”

I said I did not like to dance, but she insisted.
Everyone in the group was looking, and because I was in love (love is capable of so many things!), I could refuse no further.

I did not know how to follow the steps, but Marcia did not stop; she went on dancing as if I were a Rudolf Nureyev.
“Forget the others and pay attention to the bass,” she whispered in my ear. “Try to follow its rhythm.”
At that moment I understood that we do not always have to learn the most important things; they are already part of our nature.
When we become adults, and when we grow old, we need to go on dancing. The rhythm changes, but music is part of life, and dancing is the consequence of letting this rhythm come inside us.
I still dance whenever I can.
With dancing, the spiritual world and the real world manage to co-exist without any conflicts.

As somebody once said, the classic ballerinas are always on tiptoe because they are at the same time touching the earth and reaching the sky.

dinsdag 26 april 2011

I walk with the Goddess

By Kellianna and Leanda Walker

I walk with the Goddess
The Goddess she walks with me
She is the clouds up in the clear blue sky
She is the ground beneath my feet
She is the oceans and the falling rain
She is the spark that lights my way

Recherche d'autres morceaux de Kellianna sur Myspace Music

donderdag 14 april 2011

Friends are angels


People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. 

When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need
you have expressed. 

They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with
guidance and support, 

To aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. 


They are there for the reason you need them to be. 

Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, 

this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an

Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. 

Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. 

What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire
fulfilled, their work is done and now it is time to move on.


Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has
come to share, grow or learn. 

They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. 

They may teach you something you have never done. 

They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. 

Believe it, it is real. But only for a season. 


LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, 

things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional

Your job is to accept the lesson, 

love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other
relationships and areas of your life. 

It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.


Thank you for being a part of my life, 

whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.


Send this
to every friend that you have on-line, 

including the person who sent it to you. 

0 Replies - you may need to work on your 'people skills' 

2 Replies - you are nice but probably need to be more outgoing 

4 Replies - you have picked your friends well! 

6 Replies - you are downright popular 

8 Replies or More - you are totally awesome 

(and that's probably why you're on MY list) 

I wonder what mine will be.



Forward this message the same day you received it.

It may sound ridiculous, but it is right on time. 

We believe that something is about to happen. 

Angels exist, only they haven't got wings and we call them
friends; you are one of them. 

Different words ...

Wishing you all a wonderful Thursday :-)

zondag 10 april 2011


The following questions were set in a year's GCSE examination in Swindon, Wiltshire ( U.K. ) These are genuine answers (from 16 year olds)

Q. Name the four seasons
A. Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar

Q. Explain one of the processes by which
water can be made safe to drink

A. Flirtation makes water safe to drink
because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and

Q. How is dew formed
A. The sun shines down on the leaves and
makes them perspire

Q. What causes the tides in the oceans
A. The tides are a fight between the earth
and the moon. All water tends to flow towards the moon, because there is no
water on the moon, and nature abhors a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins
the fight

Q. What guarantees may a mortgage company
insist on
A. If you are buying a house they will
insist that you are well endowed

Q. In a democratic society, how important
are elections

A. Very important. Sex can only happen
when a male gets an election

Q. What are steroids
A. Things for keeping carpets still
on the stairs 

Q. What happens to your body as you age
A. When you get old, so do your bowels and
you get intercontinental

Q. What happens to a boy when he reaches

A. He says goodbye to his boyhood
and looks forward to his adultery

Q. Name a major disease associated with

A. Premature death

Q. What is artificial insemination
A. When the farmer does it to the bull
instead of the cow

Q. How can you delay milk turning sour
A. Keep it in the cow

Q. How are the main 20 parts of the body
(e.g. The abdomen)
A. The body is consisted into 3 parts -
the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity. The brainium contains the
brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs and the
abdominal cavity contains the five bowels: A, E, I, O and U

Q. What is the fibula?
A. A small lie

Q. What does 'varicose' mean?
A. Nearby

Q. What is the most common form of birth

A. Most people prevent contraception
by wearing a condominium

Q. Give the meaning of the term
'Caesarean section'

A. The caesarean section is a district in

Q. What is a seizure?

A. A Roman Emperor.

Q. What is a terminal illness
A. When you are sick at the airport.

Q. Give an example of a fungus. What is a
characteristic feature?

A. Mushrooms. They always grow in damp
places and they look like umbrellas

Q. Use the word 'judicious' in a sentence
to show you understand its meaning

A. Hands that judicious (do dishes) can be soft
as your face.

Q. What does the word 'benign' mean?
A. Benign is what you will be after you be

zaterdag 9 april 2011

The Girl from Yemen

by Tawakkol Karman
The revolution in Yemen began immediately after the fall of Ben Ali in Tunisia on 14 January. As I always do when arranging a demonstration I posted a message on Facebook, calling on people to celebrate the Tunisian uprising on 16 January.
We agreed that we could not let this historic moment pass us by, and that we too could spark a peaceful revolution to demand an end to a despotic regime.
After a week of protests I was detained by the security forces in the middle of the night. The pressure on the government was intense, and I was released after 36 hours in a women’s prison, where I was kept in chains.
After my release I continued to demonstrate .
Around the country, tents sprang up for vigils, copying Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Hundreds of thousands poured into these “squares of liberation and change”. With the inclusion of all sections of society, the revolution had outgrown the student movement.
In five years my country has witnessed six wars, but now the people’s guns are silent; they have chosen peaceful change. Despite the fact that hundreds of protesters have been killed by the regime, not one police officer or security agent has been killed by the masses.
When snipers killed more than 50 protesters and wounded 1,000 on the Friday of Dignity, it was the young who arrested the culprits; not one was attacked or injured, despite the anger and the blood that had flowed in the streets.
For the first time people in the south stopped calling for separation, raised the national flag and demanded an end to the regime. It’s been truly historic. The country is united in its aim to rid itself of the regime through public vigils and rallies, civil disobedience and slogans instead of tear gas and bullets.
This is a regime that carried out 33 years of rule through blood and corruption.
We cannot let the bogeyman of al-Qaida and extremism be used to stall historic change in our country; Saleh invokes this threat in an attempt to cling to power, as if he is the only one capable of bringing stability and tackling terrorism. It would be foolish to believe his lies. .
If the US and Europe genuinely support the people, as they say, they must not betray our peaceful revolution. It is the expression of the democratic will of the overwhelming majority of the people of Yemen.
Tawakkol Karman
chairs Women Journalists Without Chains. She is a human rights activist and leader of the popular revolution movement in Yemen

(excerpts from the article published today, April 9, in the Guardian)

woensdag 6 april 2011

The Older Sister's Question

Illustration by Ken Crane

When her brother was born, Sa-chi Gabriel begged her parents to leave her alone with the baby.
They refused, fearing that, as with many four-year-olds, she was jealous and wanted to mistreat him.

But Sa-chi showed no signs of jealousy.
And since she was always extremely affectionate towards her little brother, her parents decided to carry out an experiment.

They left Sa-chi alone with their new-born baby, but kept the bedroom door ajar so that they could watch what she did.

Delighted to have her wish granted, little Sa-chi tiptoed over to the cradle, leaned over the baby and said:
“Little brother, tell me what God is like. I’m beginning to forget.”

Text by Paolo Coelho

maandag 4 april 2011

Carrots, Eggs or Coffee Beans Movie

Carrots, Eggs or Coffee Beans Movie: "All of us at one time or another have experienced a difficult situation, had setbacks, or dealt with our share of disappointment. Most things that happen to us on a daily basis we can’t control and I can honestly say (with conviction) that it is not what happens to us that matters but rather, how we choose to respond."