Friday, 25 March 2016

Reflection - Good Friday 2016 - Karfreitag





"I heard a thousand blended notes,
While in a grove I sate reclined,
In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts
Bring sad thoughts to the mind.

To her fair works did Nature link
The human soul that through me ran;
And much it grieved my heart to think

What man has made of man.

Through primrose tufts, in that green bower,
The periwinkle trailed its wreaths;
And ’tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes. 



The birds around me hopped and played,
Their thoughts I cannot measure:—
But the least motion which they made
It seemed a thrill of pleasure.
The budding twigs spread out their fan,


To catch the breezy air;
And I must think, do all I can,
That there was pleasure there. 



If this belief from heaven be sent,
If such be Nature’s holy plan,
Have I not reason to lament
What man has made of man?"

"Lines of Early Spring"
7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850

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Despite the present circumstances in Brussel, 
in Europe... Middle East... Far East....and...
in the whole world....


We wish this world a peaceful Easter,
as peaceful as it can be.

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Thursday, 7 January 2016

Welcome to 2016


For the upcoming year 
I wish all my readers only the very best.



 What does 2016 hold for us



 What will the upcoming year bring?


 "The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best."
Epictetus 
Greek sage and Stoic philosopher, AD c. 55-135


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No matter what surprises fate may have in store for us, 
we definitely have an influence upon our health and our behaviour,
having enough sleep - ha-ha.

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Even if already seven days of the new year are over, 
"we" wish a healthy and successful 2016 to all of you !

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Thursday, 24 December 2015

Merry Christmas


FROHE WEIHNACHTEN



 
HAPPY  CHANUKAH
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HIVÄÄ  JOULUA  
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KALA  CHISTOUGENNA  
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NOLLAIG  SHONA  
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BOLDOG  KARACSONYT  
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BUON NATALE  
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GOD JUL  

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WESOLYCH SWIAT BOZEGO NARODZENIA 
FELIZ  NATAL 
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S ROZHDESTVOM KHRISTOVYM  
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FELIZ  NAVIDAD  
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Shèng dàn kuài lè  

 

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JOYEUX  NOËL



MERRY  CHRISTMAS !


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