John cage in a landscape (1948)


John cage in a landscape (1948)



Thursday, December 31, 2015

Simply joy


John Atkinson Grimshaw "Iris" (1886)



"There are seconds, they only come five or six at a time, and you suddenly feel the presence of eternal harmony, fully achieved. It is nothing earthly; not that it's heavenly, but man cannot endure it in his earthly state. One must change physically or die. The feeling is clear and indisputable. As if you suddenly sense the whole of nature and suddenly say: yes, this is true. This is not tenderheartedness, but simply joy."


~ Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Devils



Wishing You and all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

nada

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Be generous


During this season of gift giving, reflect on how you might practice generosity throughout the year. There are many ways to cultivate an attitude of generosity in daily life. Here are just a few that can be quite powerful:






Be generous with your attention
when you're listening to someone.

Be generous in celebrating another
person's happiness.

Be generous with your sympathy toward
someone who has experienced loss.

Be generous with your
respect of others.

Be generous with your
willingness to be helpful.


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Full moon accompanies Christmas


Photo : Patrick Kobersky



Today's full moon will be the first to appear on a Christmas Day in 38 years - and it won't happen again until 2034, so you should take your chance to see this rare sight while you can.

This full moon is the last of the year, and is nicknamed the 'Full Cold Moon', since it occurs at the beginning of winter.

And if you happen to be marking Christmas by going to a nativity play, the large and bright moon will make a good stand-in for the Star of Bethlehem.





Augusto Giacometti "Weihnacht" (1939)


Blessings, so many blessings to you this day!

nada

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A Gift of Love


"Solstice" by Lucy Campbell



Winter Solstice: A Gift of Love




Maybe, it’s sacred to breathe slower,
walk softer, into the winterish nights
and let it seep into the shortened
days of ancient grey.

 
Maybe, it’s hypnotic to
study the fire’s flame
and watch candle lights glow
along an edgeless night’s frame.

 
Maybe, winterberries accent
the fields as crimson reminders
of wild saffron centered violets
as they slumber beneath the bitter chill.

 
And maybe I have taken
field and form of hibernation
into my cave, a nest of
cerulean and opaque hues of
blankets and quilts and softest of pillows;
a gathering of tea, the nectar of handhold splendor,
longing for silent whispers of fresh snow.

 
Maybe winter is my companion
and my comfort of much needed silence;
how I embrace her blackest of precious pearls
the graceful midnight’s turn of velvet and
down of warmth of knowing
rabbits sleep safe and softly below.

 
Maybe, I am able to burrow next to
my own soul’s deepest throes;
my heart aches to replenish and
my mind’s prism
is at last able to paint canvas
of infinite sky and speculative wonder.

 
And maybe, it is sacred to
rest under the artic chill
till springs lightness tugs me forth,
and my aged budding
is once again renewed.



-  Carolyn Riker


Art by Lucy Campbell

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Winter solstice 2015





"The mystery of darkness and divine light belongs to each of us and to the world. We are the world waiting in the darkness and we are the light waiting to be born. It is only too easy to see the darkness around us -- the forgetfulness of the sacred nature of creation, the destruction and desecration of our beautiful and suffering world. We should not avoid being aware of what we are doing to the world, but we need also to turn toward the light that is waiting within our own heart and the heart of the world. We need to hold this sacred light in our hearts and our life. We need to be the prayer for the world in this time of darkness."


–  Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee



Solstice blessings to all my friends...May our lives and our world be filled with light and love...

nada & eva

Monday, December 21, 2015

Life goes on


Blackbird’s nest in the folded hands of a statue on a graveyard in Berlin, Germany (1932)


"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."

- Robert Frost

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Beautiful Tradition


Christmas - Santa Lucia Sweden




Beautiful traditions, merry christmas...

love
nada & eva

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Take care of your angels...



 "Hood" by Vladimir Lubarov



Take care of your angels...

                              a harmonious 4th Sunday in Advent...


love
nada

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Friendship


Art by Lucy Campbell


"There is almost a sensual longing for communion with others who have a large vision. The immense fulfillment of the friendship between those engaged in furthering the evolution of consciousness has a quality impossible to describe."

~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Robert Doisneau and his cats



I love Robert Doisneau's photographs.

Yet his pictures on cats are famous, here are a few....



Concierge au chat blanc (1945)


L'enfant, le chat et la colombe (1964)


Paris, les chats, la nuit (1954)


Les Chats de Bercy, Paris


Les chats des clochards, Paris (1950)


Portfolios of \\...Robert Doisneau...//

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Hello, today's music

 

Jimmy, Adele & The Roots Sing "Hello" (w/Classroom Instruments)






and Who Am I ?

 tired, empty, lacking energy, uninspired
 longing creativity
 
 Powerless

 make the best of this Sunday


nada

Friday, December 4, 2015

Dance with Snow Flakes


via Khampa, a Tibetan friend, who wants to share it with the entire world. Let's dance for and with Tibet!






"We are born in the land of snow (Tibet), we have been with snow for thousands of years, and this is how we dance with snow flakes of winter."


You don't want to miss this, watch it!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Fenster geschlossen...





Fenster geschlossen


Herzen, vereist

Zeit, so kalt
wie Reif am Morgen

Adventsgedanken
unterkühlt
im Sturm der Zeit

doch das Eis der Herzen
kann man schmelzen

mit ein bisschen Wärme
wird Tau aus Eis

mitten in der Nacht ein Licht
angezündet
durch ein wenig

LIEBE

Monday, November 30, 2015

Wuthering Heights


300 Kate Bush Impersonators Pay Tribute to Kate Bush’s Iconic "Wuthering Heights" Video



I will never forget my first hearing of singer-songwriter Kate Bush's "Wuthering Heights."
It’s an acquired taste, but a lasting one. Bush’s debut single, written on a full moon night at the tender age of 18, has become a classic in its own right.


The UK version, above, features the sort of over-the-top theatrics rarely displayed outside the privacy of bedroom mirrors, as Bush pirouettes, cartwheels, and emotes in a gauzy white frock.

When it came time for the American release, below, Bush painted her nails, rouged her lips, and took to the great outdoors in a bright red gown and tights, below.


Comedian Noel Fielding camped his way through that version in 2011, raising money for charity with a nearly 30-year-old reference.


But for sheer numbers, nothing trumps the Shambush! stunt at the top of the page. In May, 2013, the self-proclaimed "ludicrous performance troupe" invited all interested Bush fans to join them in a Brighton park to recreate the famous video en masse. (Gowns and wigs were available onsite.)


More than 300 participants heeded the call, allowing Shambush! to achieve its goal of setting the world’s record for the most number of people dressed as Kate Bush. (As one of the organizers pointed out, they would’ve set the world’s record even if it had only been the three of them.)


What a wonderful, ridiculous moment in music history to be a part of!


For those inspired to recreate the madness with their own crew, Shambush! breaks down (and names) some of the most iconic moves in an instructional video, below.




#2




"Let people catch something from your heart that will cause no discomfort,
but help them to sing."

- Rumi

Sunday, November 29, 2015

'Thank you'





'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say.
I say that one a lot.
Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.


© love

Friday, November 27, 2015

Back To Black






a candle
a cookie
Call it Advent


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Four Seasons






Welcome to our (Nada's & Eva's) new blog the Four Seasons!

An old year passes, a new year arrives . Do we want to try to share joy and fun.
At least we try to let the negatives aside. If time allows ....!

Be welcome my Friend and Follower!

#1





"Happiness is like those Palaces in fairy

tales whose gate are guarded by Dragons;

we must fight in order to conquer it."


Alexandre Dumas Père