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domingo, segunda feira

water colour 3.30

Sunday Monday – Happy start of the week everyone….

Bom dia…thought to start the week off with some colour.  this was a water-colour I started, it has advanced several steps since the picture, but.. that was the beginning or part of it anyway.  Blending, and marrying of different colours, adding texture, and different strokes applied with changing the brush. Sometimes it works, sometimes it is a surprise.

Life is Art, (PL Precept #1) how we decide on what steps we will take, to address challenges/opportunities, will dictate the outcome.  We can either accept what we “see” or take creative measures to embellish or completely change what “was”

PL Calendar -day 2- Be Forever Young and Seek New Challenges

The world is constantly in motion and never rests.  Keep your senses sharp and be ready to adapt to the ever-changing world.

Oyashikiri

 

Cat on a hot tin roof

Cat on a hot tin roof by Tennesse Williams - movie direted by Richard Brooks

I have to be honest here, I vaguely remember this movie, and the play by the same name. the movie was based on play by the playwright, Tennesse Williams.  The  movie was released in September of 58.  The names Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, are familiar, these were people I did read about, and hear about.  Somehow in my mind Burl Ives was a jovial character who sang some song to do with reindeer.  I’m likely all wet here, I’m testing my memory. No I do not want to be young in years again, I love where I am now. thank you very much!!  LOL  I’ve earned it!

mirror, via Leonor

First impressions, we only get to make them once. Because the movie Cat on a Hot Tin Roof made such a splash, and I being as young as I was at the time, Elizabeth couldn’t ever escape my thinking that she was very beautiful, and very bad.   Paul Newman, well I never saw past his blue eyes, and in later years I saw his name on salad dressing.  But…. I always did have a soft spot for the young rebel types, remember James Dean. =^_^=   (the reason at the time I even took an interest was because of the word CAT, ah for the age of innocence!) Sub-conscious thoughts often have deep roots!

Of course this is all very shallow and as an adult I realize and understand so much more about life. Movies, fan magazines television and the like, are the product(s)  of creative minds who  come together to entertain and feed inquiring minds. Truth be told, glamour aside, in reality acting is a profession,  a  career, these people live just like everyone else, in the sense that they have to pay their bills, and try to succeed at what they set out for themselves. They need friends, they get sick, they hurt just like we do.  A big difference for them is that should they make it big, they are fair game for people who want to capitalize on their lives and lifestyles. Especially their appearances, heaven forbid they have a relaxed dress down day.  They are constantly being judged, with half-truths even lies being splashed all over cheap thrill rags(tabloids)  (can’t really call them newspaper!)   We’ve all seen them, they are displayed like candy in all the check out counters across North American.

night,via Hailie Carter

We all want and desire, respect and courtesy in our own lives, we value our privacy, how is it that we don’t extend that to others around us. Do our acts, our words, reflect how we value and appreciate our friends, partners, even strangers on the street.  What does our demeanor  say to people we meet.  Please give some thought to this today, as you progress through your day.

cabin, via Provestra

Choose to be in a peaceful place.  Choose to smile from the heart. be the sunshine in your world and share it with others.

May you avoid the temptation to treat love/friendship as a mere commodity today.. love and friendships are precious gifts.  Blessings upon all who know it and willing reach out to another.

Pl Precept # 15.  All is a mirror                   Oyashikiri …………..  

 

pictures>Pinterest

Makoto on Ancestors’ day

timeGood Morning everyone, how are you today?  For those who are new to my blog, welcome.  Today is the 11th, of the month, in Perfect Liberty, the 11th is a day for remembering and expressing gratitude for the love and virtue of our ancestors.  In China and other countries, it was a natural and everyday part of life to honour our elders.  It is thanks to our ancestor’s virtue and Makoto (sincere effort) that we are here today.

The above picture, evoked a moment of tranquility from my memory banks.  A summer day, visiting in the country, playing in the tall grass, and escaping from the heat by playing by a creek that ran behind the old country store a relative had in the Algonquin Park area of Ontario.  For a city brat, this was so different and a totally new experience.  When you are young, you simply live the moments, you aren’t analyzing  or looking at your new friends with a ton of baggage in your head, you are taking life in, and responding to it with an innocence yet to be tested. You are living the moment, building your experiences in life, finding new emotions, discovering more of the world around you.

In my research this morning, I came across a picture of Betty White (actress) and a loaf of bread, interested in the connection I delved further into the post.  “Did you know that Betty White is older than sliced bread?” was the the sentence that went with the picture.  Of course, I know of Betty White, I’ve seen her in many sitcoms, but to be honest, I never really thought of her as a person of age, probably because in my journey through life, I have been entertained by her talents over the years, and have simply accepted her as “Betty”.  We all do it in some way form or other..  we take someone or some thing for granted….

Today, lets take a moment to give thanks with Makoto to our past, and our present!……. Let us ask for guidance and protection so we can continue to live the PL Way.. (a life of Perfect Liberty) (life with God/Tao)

Iireland x

 

photos – Pinterest, bottom photo id. Ireland,castle  

Healing begins within

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A single flower amid lush greenery – this picture always gives a moment of reflection and feel good feeling.  I see the fragile petals against the more rigid leaves of the evergreen. The tinged pink blush along the petals gives the flower a delicate look and though it is a soft  velvety smooth petal, the flower itself gives an overall message of strength.  “Look at me, I’m here”  “Come enjoy me, bend closer smell my fragrance”  To the bees and  insects it calls out,  “join me, share in my life”  Nature is a work of art, and it co-exists with the world around it.  Why is it, that the human species finds it so difficult to achieve this same “Oneness” with the “Universe”

Acts of respect and courtesy are reflections on how we value others.  Healing begins within our “selves”  When we feel love and positive energy within, it is an energy that reflects out to the world around us. It is no secret, the energy of healing begins with us.  Our willingness to change, may or may not benefit others, but we become healed.  We become capable of love.  Today I will work on a change of heart.  I will let go of negative thoughts and replace them with the healing energy of love

BlessingsOyashikiri

photography by mk

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