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Do not fear

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Jeremiah 29:11-12 (New International Version)
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

Have a great day!

The Way

A very inspiring video I watched and want to share:

 

 

Hope you enjoy it!

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Love

A beautiful poem written by Byron:

 

Stanzas

 

Oh, talk not to me of a name great in story;

The days of your youth are the days of our glory;

And the myrtle and ivy of sweet two-and-twenty

Are worth all your laurels, though ever so plenty.

 

What are garlands and crowns to the brow that is wrinkled?

‘Tis but a dead flower with May-dew besprinkled.

Then away with all such from the head that is hoary!

What care I for the wreaths that can only give glory?

 

Oh Fame! – if I e’er took delight in thy praises,

‘Twas less for the sake of thy high-sounding phrases,

Than to see the bright eyes of the dear one discover

She thought that I was not unworthy to love her.

 

There chiefly I sought thee, there only I found thee;

Her glance was the best of the rays that surround thee;

When it sparkled o’er aught that was bright in my story,

I knew it was love, and I felt it was glory.

 

 

(I don’t own the photo above.)

 

 

 

 

 

Have a great day!

 

 

Art connects

“Without music life would be a mistake.” – Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

 

I (as I’m sure many of you also do) love music, poetry, drawing, art in general… It’s the most beautiful thing in the world. Art inspires humanity.

A lot of different forms of art can “live together”. Or are, or can be, related in many ways. Such as music, poetry, dance, drawings, paintings, films… And it’s always awesome to see how creatively all the different art forms can be combined. What was already beautiful and inspiring gets even better.

To end this post, I’d like to share an amazing video by Lindsey Stirling. It’s called “Shadows”.

Here it is:

 

Different ideas and views can be expressed with art in the most creative ways. Art connects.

I think an example of the connection between different art forms can be kind of like that quote by the poet Ezra Pound:

“Music rots when it gets too far from the dance.  Poetry atrophies when it gets too far from music.”

 

Thank you for reading!

Here are a few beautiful poems written by William Shakespeare:

 

No! Time, thou shalt not boast that I do change,

Thy pyramids built up with newer might

To me are nothing novel, nothing strange,

They are but dressings of a former sight:

Our dates are brief, and therefore we admire,

What thou dost foist upon us that is old,

And rather make them born to our desire,

Than think that we before have heard them told:

Thy registers and thee I both defy,

Not wond’ring at the present, nor the past,

For thy records, and what we see doth lie,

Made more or less by thy continual haste:

            This I do vow and this shall ever be,

            I will be true despite thy scythe and thee.

*

Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed,

The dear repose for limbs with travel tired,

But then begins a journey in my head

To work my mind, when body’s work’s expired.

For then my thoughts (from far where I abide)

Intend a zealous pilgrimage to thee,

And keep my drooping eyelids open wide,

Looking on darkness which the blind do see.

Save that my soul’s imaginary sight

Presents thy shadow to my sightless view,

Which like a jewel (hung in ghastly night)

Makes black night beauteous, and her old face new.

            Lo thus by day my limbs, by night my mind,

            For thee and for myself, no quiet find.

*

Why is my verse so barren of new pride?

So far from variation or quick change?

Why with the time do I not glance aside

To new found methods, and to compounds strange?

Why write I still all one, ever the same,

And keep invention in a noted weed,

That every word doth almost tell my name,

Showing their birth, and where they did proceed?

O know sweet love I always write of you,

And you and love are still my argument:

So all my best is dressing old words new,

Spending again what is already spent:

            For as the sun is daily new and old,

            So is my love still telling what is told.

(I don’t own the photo above, it belongs to Matthias Hilf. Here’s a link to where I found it: http://www.flickriver.com/lenses/zeiss/planar5014zs/)

Hope you enjoyed it!

Time-lapse

There are beautiful time-lapse photography videos you can find online. I was watching a few of them and I thought I’d share it!

The first two were filmed by Neil Bromhall.

This one is a time-lapse video of an acorn turning into an oak. In the description box of the video, he says it was filmed during 8 months, so it’s still growing. Here it is:

This one is a time-lapse video of a rose opening with Bach’s Cello Suite n°1 being played along. Here it is:

Now, this one was filmed by the Norwegian landscape photographer Terje Sørgjerd. It shows stars in the Milky Way galaxy. It’s called “The Mountain”. It’s breathtaking. Here it is:

It’s so beautiful… And the music is beautiful too!

 

Have a great day!!

The poem is by Emily Dickinson and I found the photo on this site: http://favim.com/image/75137/.

“Hope is the thing”

 

Hope is the thing with feathers

That perches in the soul,

And sings the tune without the words,

And never stops at all,

 

And sweetest in the gale is heard;

And sore must be the storm

That could abash the little bird

That kept so many warm.

 

I’ve heard it in the chillest land,

And on the strangest sea;

Yet, never, in extremity,

It asked a crumb of me.

 

 Emily Dickinson

 

Have an amazing day!

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