Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New year!!!

I wish you all a happy happy new year filled with health, joy and love.

Artwork by Mariam Marinet

As with previous years, 2011 came to me with its lessons.

I learned a little more about human beings, which is a subject I am passionate about.
I also learned about treason, evil and dirt, which I do not like much as you can imagine :).!! 

I discovered how some people, because of their color, their situation or simply a superiority complex they have would try to control you and take advantage of you.

I discovered that no matter the teachings of history, no matter that we now live in the 21st century, some old demons are still alive. 

With no surprise, it is love that allowed me to go through this experience.... Love from my family, love from my friends, and love from the Beloved. 

He put a guide in my path in the "person" of Rumi. 
Rumi is a persian poet and sufi mystic from the 13 century. I only discovered his great work this year and I am deeply touched by his poetry as I have not been by any poet before.

I think I know why, it is because he speaks the simple language of love and truth, which is the universal language of the soul.

And then all this to arrive at this simple conclusion: My soul belongs to the Beloved as it has always been and as it will always be......and that's it :)

So, intelligent people, please listen to your heart, you would do yourself and the world a great favor!!! 
Kindly people, please stay kind, as you are making the world a better place!!!

The poem of Rumi below is my gift to all of you, as it is a gift of love and sharing, and I wish it will accompany you through a bright 2012. Happy new year to you! 

Be with those who help your being

Be with those who help your being.
Do not sit with indifferent people,
whose breath comes cold out of their mouths. 
Not these visible forms, your work is deeper. 
A chunk of dirt thrown in the air breaks to pieces. 
If you do not try to fly, and so break yourself apart, 
you will be broken open by death, 
when it is too late for all you could become. 
Leaves get yellow. 
The tree puts out fresh roots and makes them green. 
Why are you so content with a love that turns you yellow?

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas, faith and human condition.

Like every year, when christmas approaches, I have this same feeling of being blessed, and I ask myself this same question, why is there so much suffering in the world?
Why are some children so blessed with good health and wealth, and some with disease and poverty. Why is there so much inequality between north and south, etc...

When I look at the world, as I said, the thing that disturbs me most is the condition of some children. And today I got to find the solution, it is on this sentence of this beautiful gregorian song...I love gregorian songs :):
"Glória in excélsis Deo et in terra pax homínibus bonae voluntátis".......
"Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, goodwill to all people"......

The solution is GOODWILL. I think many of the horrible situations in this world could be resolved if there were more people of goodwill.

So I made my list for Santa as I think I have been nice this year :), and I am asking him that all the children in the world no matter their country or religion will find on their way an angel of goodwill to bring a smile on their face for christmas.
 Merry christmas to all of you!!


Sunday, December 18, 2011

We will miss you Cesaria Evora

A great voice has gone back to the angels, and will be much missed here!
Cesaria Evora, the wonderful voice and one of the great african  divas has left us for the big travel...
This is so sad, but as strange as it is, the beautiful thing with art and talent is that it never dies.
Her music is already inscribed in eternity, like a gift from an angel.
Rest in peace Cesaria Evora!

Friday, December 9, 2011

A new accomplishment!

I have been working on this for a few days! My brand new catalog!!! Organizing the pictures, the pages, adding the links, and most of all, designing it as I have imagined it! I am very happy and proud of this new accomplishment, and I hope it will be the first of a long series!!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Food for thoughts

Less than one year after Fukushima nuclear disaster, Greenpeace in one of their daring operations of which only they know how to pull of, has exposed a fragility in the french nuclear system.

Digital artwork by Mariam Martinet

After Fukushima, the french government has told its citizens that it has the most secure nuclear system, and that no catastrophe could happen to its nuclear reactors.
Fortunately for the said government, it is environmental activists that penetrated several of the french nuclear installation to its core.
Just as a reminder, France is the second nuclear country in the world after japan with 58 nuclear reactors, and depending for almost 80% of nuclear energy.
So now what?
Is it still so secure, or will the french government try to find other alternatives to its energy needs?
I haven't even begun to talk of Nuclear waste...... 

Greenpeace, I love you!!!!

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