All Things Books III

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Post by Meltem » Sun May 10, 2020 12:01 pm



When I was a kid, this is the song I sang at the top of my lungs as I walked home after dark. [default_facepalm-smiley-emoticon.gif] default_moque.gif
The neighbors must have laughed themselves silly. biggrint tblush

I admit that it truly did help me overcome my fear. tfeelthelove

It also made me cry after all these years...my mom stood at the end of the street waiting for me - she was the one who taught me the song to help me when I was afraid. I miss her so much. Happy Mother's Day, Mama. wub




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Brilliant song, choreography, and dance! 🥰❤️🌷 Perfection!


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A very happy belated Mother's Day - as it's every day a Mother's Day - to all beautiful mothers and those who feel and act like Mothers, out there! theart tdaisy

Thank you all for your interesting, beautiful, sometimes scary posts! I'm enjoying every single one of them during the day! tfeelthelove

I hope you are all safe and well! purpleheart Here, we are kind of getting back to what we call normality, but the fear of a new lockdown I'm not sure it's gonna go away soon! We shall see what the future will bring! tfume
Have a nice day and week ahead, my dear friends! tflower

                                             
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Post by Belena » Mon May 11, 2020 3:32 pm


The dance of Osman Taka, scene from Albanian movie called "The General Gramophone", 1977


The Dance of Osman Taka

The dance bears the name of Osman Taka who lived in 19th-century.
Osman Taka was not a dancer, but an Albanian Rebel caught by the Turkish bimbash of Ioaninna. He was sentenced to death. On the day of the execution, according to the rule of the time, Taka was asked to express his last wish.

Osman Taka requested to perform his last dance, also called the Phyrric/Labirynth dance. His wish was accepted. Taka required that e pan (sini/tave) be placed on the ground. Once done, he stepped in and and started to make the famous moves of jumping and twirling, always landing on the pan.

The bimbash was stunned by the moves of the dance and the audacity of the fighter toward his death and ordered Taka's release.

After some days he was caught again and was killed in Konispol while fighting against Ottoman authorities.


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Post by Meltem » Tue May 12, 2020 4:45 am

Good Morning, Book Loving Friends... Image

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"Keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life."



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"HERE'S WHAT I KNOW:

It takes two seconds to be nice to someone.

Think three steps ahead.

Separate comforters save relationships.

When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.

You don’t really own anything you can’t carry at a dead run." biggrint




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"What I “discovered” was that happiness is not something that happens.
It is not the result of good fortune or random chance.
It is not something that money can buy or power command.
It does not depend on outside events, but, rather, on how we interpret them.
Happiness, in fact, is a condition that must be prepared for, cultivated,
and defended privately by each person.
People who learn to control inner experience will be able to determine the quality of their lives,
which is as close as any of us can come to being happy.

~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi




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Questions to Ask When You’re Making a Tough Decision:

1. What option would I choose if I knew I would definitely succeed?
2. What would I do if I didn’t feel scared?
3. Who can I talk to who’s been in my shoes?
4. What are the likely outcomes of each choice and decision?
5. What is the worst thing that could happen; what is the best thing that could happen?
6. Am I making this decision for myself, or am I choosing to please other people?




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"Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving."

~ Terry Pratchett



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Hope you have a pleasant day, canims...Stay safe! hugsmle tdaisy


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Now, this is a forest! wub
The photos look straight out of Grimm's Fairy Tales! [loveboat.gif]


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Post by Meltem » Tue May 12, 2020 9:27 am

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Aziz and I eat Egyptian Aish Baladi bread everyday.

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Post by Meltem » Tue May 12, 2020 9:48 am

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Fog

by Dorianne Laux

The first of us must have looked up at the night agog,
so many stars, so much light falling down, the bugs
back then big as fists, so many rivers and ponds clogged
with fish we skewered them on sticks, made a fire, bred dogs
from wolves to keep us warm, safe, pines wrapped in fog
or morning mist, the sheep braying beside us, groggy,
their bellies filled with wet grass, the feral pigs become hogs
in a pen, cloven hooves slathered in mud. We built jagged
fences to keep what we didn't want out, what we did, in, logs
were dragged through a field by horses, a house rose, mugs
placed on a shelf, a table set with plates. Then the nagging
began: Who left the feedbag in the rain? Who forgot to plug
the hole with a rag? The children grew, little quagmires
we sank into. We fed them, scrubbed them, raised them, rang
a bell for supper, school, for the one who died, the soggy
earth taking her back, the others running unaware, tagging
each other in the dusk, calling out numbers. But still the vague
unrest in the dark looking up at the moon, the old dog wagging
his tick-laden tail, barking for no reason they could tell, zagging
off like an uncle, drunk on busthead whiskey, back into the trees.



“Fog” from The Book of Men: Poems by Dorianne Laux.


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