I began my ‘Spring Worship’ today, a ritual when I am on my knees in the yard all weekend long, weather permitting of course. After almost 20 straight days of chilly-weather, it snapped today allowing some warmth on the naked skin…So enjoyed it!!
A sense of warmth is tapping at the door;
And hope, a feeling out from distant lore
– Or so it seems – clears the deep refrain!
Emerging youth: a dormant leaf awakes.
The raging colour, singing loud, partakes
In annual birth – spring is born again!
A zest anew for nascent life
Begins in floral train:
Carriage one: a snowdropp thrill;
Carriage two: the crocus;
Number three, a daffodil – dancing,
Drawing focus – as she would,
How I love our spring:
The bold and sleeker feel I get,
An inner glow, a ring!
I’ve paid the winter’s chilly debt, so
Now upon the wing!
– Mark Slaughter
On related note, same time last year, I posted this
Hey you , global-warming-deniers, wanna go a round with me….??
I am a coloured person, but not of AA descent and not an American (I am so very thankful for not being an American). Yet I felt so much unhappiness and lost at the monkey-show south of the border. Yesterday, Baratunde summarised my feelings, rage and frustrations so very eloquently, so very effectively and so very passionately, in a way that I can only dream of. Of course he has greater and nobler reasons than I do, but I am with him hundred percent in this matter.
Kudos Baratunde! You Are My Hero Of This Week!!
Shame, Shame USA!!
…..as most of you know by now, I am way too restless and impatient when in spite of my best efforts and careful plans, things seem to fall into a bottomless pit and I am floundering like a lost boat……
This is certainly one of my many ‘not so good in any way’ characteristic, yet if I am what I am today, it is because of my parents ….
Here is my dad on skype after listening to my ya-da-ya-da,
[11:31:05 AM] M1051: there was once a scientist .. he prepared for test after test, in all he failed. His assistant asked him one day , what did he gain in those tests..CAME THE REPLY: “That it is not possible in these ways, so discard these and choose a different one”. This scientist thinks positively
[11:31:36 AM] M1051: u r a positive thinker, so go do it!
Do click on watch on youtube to enjoy this!
According to Wiki: Shye Ben Tzur is an Israeli Qawwali singer who composes qawwalis in Hebrew. He was formerly part of the rock band Sword of Damocles, which he founded. After attending a concert in Jerusalem by the Indian classical musicians Hari Prasad Chaurasia and Zakir Hussain, he became interested in Indian music, which brought him into contact with qawwali. He went to Ajmer in India (the site of the mausoleum of the Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti), and learnt qawwali from qawwals there. In 2004, he performed at Jahan-e-Khusrau, the prestigious international Sufi music festival held in New Delhi in the spring annually since 2001.
Shye Ben Tzur has two albums to his name: Heeyam and Shoshan. In Heeyam, Shye Ben Tzur worked with traditional qawwals, who learned his compositions and poetry, and sang them in Hebrew. Shoshan was produced by EarthSync in 2009.
Hattip: The Huffington Post
…remember Michael from Melbourne ? I’m sure you all do. He has been sharing some wonderful posts, pictures and videos which of course lazy and selfish moi….is yet to upload. Will share them all shortly.
Here are a couple that captured my heart..
Enjoy And Blessed Be!!
For about 30 minutes we got pelted by coarse snow, I mean really coarse, sea-salt like pellets stinging on exposed skin, then clear, blue sky with beautiful warm sunshine for few minutes, followed by another dose of rapid-pellets….
Hullo there, Weather-fairy, make up your mind already!!