Petit à petit, l’oiseau fait son nid

Petit à petit, l’oiseau fait son nid

Little by little, the bird makes its nest

 

In France there is a proverb – a short pithy saying in frequent and widespread use that expresses a basic truth and/or practical precept about perseverance. It can be applied to every goal that we pursue. It means that if we want something we should do it no matter how long or slow, we just have to be stubborn to continue because every effort counts. The final result, reaching of our goal would prove that all that perseverance were meaningful.

What I would add to this proverb is that by doing it we must not only concentrate on the final goal, we should have fun doing it. Therefore, if you want to run the marathon, enjoy every run that you make while you prepare yourself for the big race. It should always be fun, even if it hurts….

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Sludge

Sludge, sludge, sludge!?! Well, this is the tough one, at least for me – said Jolie.

It shouldn’t be. I am sure you have a story about it in your past. Besides, it’s rather common even in everyday life – He answered with an amused tone. Tell me a story; I love when you tell stories.

Jolie puckered her lips while she was digging through her past. Sludge, sludge – she continued to murmur. Suddenly, the smile biggest than the Moon lightened her face. I know, I know, I remember now – she almost screamed as she remembered a funny story from her childhood. With a bit of a self-critical voice she started the story.

Well, I was rather small girl. I think it was in my first grade of elementary school. It was time when I still lived in my heaven. You know, everything was perfect, and my only troubles were how to learn letters, numbers and all those heavy stuff from the first grade.

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In a school we learned the letters, so we had those little books full of letters that we can take out and order the was our teacher say. I was very proud on my letters because my book was different from the books other children had. Asja, a girl who was sitting next to me, and was my neighbour with whom I went regularly to school and back, noticed that these letters were different and during the class she somehow swiped my letters into her book. I noticed that and tell her with a bit offensive gesture that these letters are mine. I asked her to give them back to me.

However, Asja started to get attention of our teacher (that looked like Mrs Streibel) with crying and accusation. I was stubborn to convince her that my letters were different, but she didn’t want to listen to me. She simply stole those letters from me and didn’t want to give them back to me.

I was angry. I was disappointed realizing that the girl I am spending most time in my childhood is actually a kind of un-honest smuggler. With a kind of resentment, I took my book with all the other letters and through it in front of her with raised voice: If you really think those letters are yours, take all the others, probably they are also yours and I have no letters at all!!!

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Unfortunately, the whole book went a bit further than the table and hit the teacher that just arrived near our school bank. The teacher started to scream on me: “You! You wicked girl, how dare you to through the book on me. Who thought you to behave like that? Luckily, you didn’t hit the poor Asja, you could have hurt her!! Oh, you will be punished for this!!” The teacher yelled at me while her face was turning red and blue.

I humbly tried to explain that I was not trying to attack her nor Asja and that it was an accident. – She stole my letters, so I only tossed the whole book to her. I didn’t know the book would fall on you. Still, the teacher wouldn’t listen. She splashed me with her heavy old hand and sent me to stand in the corner. I also got a low-grade for my behaviour.

Later that day we went home. Asja was cheerfully talking. I was silent, not interested in her at all. She talked about her new coat and how she was right about the letters. The thought of annoyance struck me from out of the blue. – Shut up!  I uttered and waved with my hand. As luck would have it, I slightly touched her with my hand. She over-reacted again and literally jumped in a slough filled with sludge. I looked at her shocked…. OMG, this girl is wicked.

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Asja run to my parents and yelled with the crying voice, accusing me: She first stole my letter on the class and now she even hit me so I felt in the sludge. She is mean. I was in shock, so I didn’t even try to defend myself. I only said: I didn’t do it. Nobody believed me. I was punished again.

Wow, this is a good story – he said with a satisfying tone. What did you learn?

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Well, I learned that people are selfish and hypocrites. Moreover, if you want to live peaceful life, you have to learn how to make a distance from such people. I also learned that I have to learn to react calmly to stressful situations – she said with a confident happy smile on her face.

Oh, I love how this girl tells her stories – he thought.

 

Particular

I said Hello ’cause it was polite to do.

You smiled and caught me with the conversation.

Surprised to see so much of me in You,

I wanted more of You, I wanted to go deeper to unknown.

In each step I discovered something new albeit well-known,

As if You were describing me and not yourself,

Me as I always knew I am.

The moment you took my hand and stole a kiss

I felt it and new there is more, much more.

And maybe you don’t know when,

And maybe I will never tell You,

When did I realize that I have no chance to escape anymore.

But that glaring moment when I almost drowned in your eyes,

That moment was particular, perfect in all the details, unforgettable and purely magic.

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B-day

He is 87 today of an amazing life that went so fast, so hard, but yet, pretty beautiful. When aske if I am going to visit him, I didn’t even have the answer.

How can I not go. I have to. Even if there are a great number of other possibilities, duties, calls, I definitely have to accept only this one. The 87th B-day is not something that happens every day, isnt’ it? And it is not only 87th years of someone life, it is also 45 years of our life.

I started to remember his life story after the saddest moment ever in our life, when I was only thirteen. To make the story short, this picture explains everything:

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The picture woke up the atmospheric cascades of memories that suddenly became a kind of a silent tragic waterfall. The whole life glimpsed in a second and became tiny tears that slowly and silently started to fall down from my eyes.

That’s why I went to see him. That’s why we ate ice-cream and chestnut cake and talk about her. That’s why we were together. And I hope I will again have the opportunity to celebrate his life, our life, however sad or happy it was…..

 

 

Inspired to Inspire

Contemplation about Humans and Mushrooms…..

… sometimes You are Inspired to Inspire …

What can grow so fast that it looks as it swells?

Or that it get the shape of a Mushroom?

Well, it’s the Mushroom. 😉

So, what is it?

What are Mushrooms?

Mushrooms are edible fungi with various scientific names and their family name is “Agaricus”. They are essentially Saprophytes, the organisms (plants without chlorophyll) which thrive by extracting nutrients from dead and decaying plant and animal matter. They vary greatly in their color, texture, shape, and properties.

There are approximately 140,000 species of mushroom-forming fungi in the world, but science is only familiar with about 10%, while only 100 species or so are being studied for their potential health benefits and medicinal applications.

Source: organicfacts.net.

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Maybe here we can find a kind of analogy with human life. They say that they grow feeding from the dead and decaying plant and animal matter (something that can already been considered as a kind of waste) and when they grew they have numerous health benefits (something like – making us feel better). They also say that there are 140.000 species or more in the world and that we only know few of them. I guess we all know that there are some pretty Mushrooms that can even kill us if we ate them, don’t we?

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See, when you stumble on something problematic in your life and that this something is supposed to be the end of something, the world already posses great number of other opportunities that are beneficial for us and that can heal us and help us strive to be better self. If this is so in our “real world”, who says that the mental, the soul world does not have even more opportunities for us to be and live better. We only have to be carefull to avoid those beautiful poisonous opportunities that look wonderful, but if we use them they might kill us 😉

For motivational purposes here are few selected quotes:

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Meet Joe Black

Meet Joe Black (1998) – must see movie!!!

Death, who takes the form of a young man, asks a media mogul to act as a guide to teach him about life on Earth, and in the process, he falls in love with his guide’s daughter.

Director:Martin Brest;Writers:Ron Osborn (screenplay), Jeff Reno (screenplay) | 6 more credits »:Stars:Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani |

Source (including Featured Image): IMDb.

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