“At fifty, everyone has the face he deserves" George Orwell, 1903-1950
And I add again:
The mind, the body and the health we deserve!
I do have what I deserve! But I guess unlike many, I am happy with I have!
“I've learned that I must find positive outlets for anger or it will destroy me. There is a certain anger: it reaches such intensity that to express it fully would require homicidal rage--self destructive, destroy the world rage--and its flame burns because the world is so unjust. I have to try to find a way to channel that anger to the positive, and the highest positive is forgiveness.”
The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography, 2000
Posted June, 2020, An answer to #BlackLivesMatter
May your life be this way starting today!
Easter, April 12th, 2020
I like "getting older" because I'm actually getting more self-confident, wiser, life having more "shades and hues"...
I don't want to get that point in life when one reaches "above 60+" and feels "old", "heavy and sad" inside, or "dry and hopeless".
A thought about this: Stupidity means to me "laziness of mind" or even worst, "intentionally lazy..." Shame it doesn't hurt!
"Rio Bravo", 1959
"Rio Bravo", 1959
What his words mean to me:
Be brave, and don’t compromise*. Stay true to yourself no matter what!
*Of course, smart people will always know what compromise in life means. No, not "IQ intelligent", but smart, you know, that penny dropping thing.
Background: "Seven Samurai", 1954 / Portrait: "Red Sun", 1971
Chia Thye Poh, PhD
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I've truly experienced this in my life... being the person who helped or could have helped... and seeing others when they could help but they didn't!
Generosity is sexy!
Blahhh, you'll say, you only want my money!
Well, do you like a warm and generous woman by your side? You find it sexy? Bet you do!
Now let's get back to you, shall we?
There are a lot of people who give you with one hand, and take back or ask in return with "two hands"... or even more!
This one, I've never did it... I mean asking in return. I was selfish in life when I could have been generous... but whenever I was generous, didn't ask anything in return.
Whose joy is greater?
A friend, Sheila, answered me "Goes both ways". Damn she was right!
Think with your mind, analyze, delimit, build hypotheses... after you're done, choose with your heart!
It's our emotions that drive us! whether they are joyful or fearful! Now think of that, I mean of what truly motivates you! Of course, I wish everyone to have only joyful ones... it's damn sad when fear dictates! and it does, alas, for most of us, most of the times.
Keep Love in Your Heart!
I am not a mean or selfish soul, but when I see beings full of envy or hatred, really... I can't love them!
And because I don't want to be "contaminated" by their "load", I just keep the distance, and don't "return" the hate... there is no need actually, it will be attracted anyway!
These words aren't mine but my late ex-husband's. They were among his favorites... I keep remembering them, actually life makes me remember them, and him, too!
He was my best friend, the best friend a woman could have in a man, honestly!
And thinking how painful must be longing for something your whole life... souls in this world carrying a bitter heart day after day.
"A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood", 2019
#Mister Rogers, #biographical movie
The quality of your life depends also on the quality of people you have in your life.
Eyes and soul, a good way to sift. I always look in people for their souls; eyes are the first thing to tell me if there truly is one inside of them... Empty people, empty eyes!
Forever looking for sparkling eyes! This is why she was so so exceptional.
Background: Peter O'Toole, "How to Steal a Million", 1966
When a woman truly believes that, her beauty is reflected in a sweet glow on her face, gentleness in her moves, a deep and comforting voice… We often "feel" that kind of beauty in a woman, but we can't identify in any physical trait she might have, we feel it but we can't see it!
Background: "Bianco rosso e…", 1972 / Portrait: while filming, but not connected to, “I girasoli”, 1970
Robert Sapolsky: The Psychology of Stress
I shall not waste your time... with my lines, just watch this short video! Cheers!
Don't Quit Smoking... Quit Commercial Cigarettes!
Sometime ago I've had a convo with my friend Ron, which inspired this little post. Of course, he was telling me smoking is bad... and I agree, but in a different way! It's not the tobacco that is "bad", but the chemicals used in the production process! Do this instead: Roll your own cigarettes and replace part of the tobacco with tea / herbs leaves.
Born humans, dying rats!
your inner clock!
“Journeys Out of the Body” by Robert Allan Monroe (October 30, 1915 – March 17, 1995), first published in hardcover – by Doubleday, 1971
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If you want to live your life the way you want, then let others live their lives the way they want, too!
this "Under Construction" means a new "LIFE" jotting will be placed here some day.
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