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Month: October 2016

Tears and Memories

What memories are stored in your tears?

Have you ever found yourself sitting quietly when past memory comes to mind followed by a tear running down your cheek? Sometimes the tear could have be brought forth by a happy memory, like a wonderful time you spent with someone you love or the pride you took in someone like your child. But for most, I believe those times when a tear slowly leaves its home and crawls down our cheeks, it is brought out by a memory which hurts us. The loss of a loved one, the hurt of a broken relationship, the thought of being separated from your child or spouse. There are many reasons why we might weep and it varies from person to person because our memories are unique, but it is an experience that is shared by everyone who has ever lived. We can all empathize with it and the emotions that cause that tear to leave our eyes, typically sadness, connects us all.
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Autumn Is Here

Autumn is here.

Autumn is here.

Autumn is finally here. A time to relax, enjoy the crisp air and a hot drink, and reflect on the past year and the final months.

Enjoy!

What A Beautiful Day

What do you consider a beautiful day?

What do you consider a beautiful day?

Each of us have our own idea of what is beautiful and aesthetic. For most of us, it’s not necessary a set of rules that defines what makes something beautiful to or not, but rather how it touches our heart or moves our soul or the feeling it brings to our mind, like peace.
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Living In A Painting

Evening Journey, by Evgeny Lushpin

Evening Journey, by Evgeny Lushpin

Have you ever looked at a painting and wished you were there? Wished that you were living in the painted scene because of the peace that it brings or the motions it stirs in your heart? Have you ever wondered if the painter dreams as if you dream and if such places and scenes actually exist in real life?

The above painting is called Evening Journey by Russian painter Evgeny Lushpin.  He is quite talented and his works reflect serene scenes, typically in a European setting either in the country, city, or small villas. I absolutely adore the painting. For me, it paints a picture of a calm, peaceful evening after a light rain. The people in their homes are settling down after a long day and those in the trolley speak amongst themselves as they head to their destination, maybe to meet some friends or wake a lonely walk by the pear. The weather seems cool, perhaps with a slight breeze. For some reason, in me it feels like the beginning of a love story. The painting is soothing. It is beautiful. And it is romantic.
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