“A smile and patience are two things that are can never be over applied.”
Accepting and cultivating one's sixth sense improves quality of life
and in some cases, can save lives. Case in point:
photograph via HuffingtonPost.com
"A woman who survived freezing overnight temperatures in her truck after plummeting 350 feet over the side of Angeles Forest Highway told KTLA that she tried mental telepathy to reach her husband. Her neck and pelvis fractured, and a couple of ribs broken, Tracy Granger, 56, said aloud, "Something has happened, figure it out,'' she told KTLA in an interview, hoping to telepathically reach her husband. Her husband, it turns out, reported Granger missing when she did not return home after letting him know hours earlier that she was en route ..."
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Getting older ain't what it used to be, thank the Lord!
This lady is doing it with class and without resorting to surgical intervention.
Although aging does present challenges, it's neither an embarrassment
nor a disease, and it shouldn't be treated as such. IMO.
photograph by Nick Ballon via Guardian.co.uk
"Looking around the headquarters of the Models 1 agency in Covent Garden, there are giant posters showing the most famous girls (and I mean girls, not women) on their books — Amber Le Bon, Bar Refaeli, Noemie Lenoir.
But there is one poster that shows a woman who is very different from the rest. A mane of silver hair, an etiolated neck, high cheekbones, bright, intelligent, lively eyes, and all 83 of her years etched upon her face.
This is Daphne Selfe ..."
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... a disturbance, quarrel, or row
Following politics has long been a hobby of mine and I enjoy it
mightily, much the same way as I enjoy Five Of Wands energy.
Competition, striving, exchange, give and take, rough and tumble,
rational debate, a period of testing, learning to face challenges,
vigorous engagement in the free marketplace of ideas ...
All of that is healthy, strengthening character and refining the mind.
But when the card flips, everybody pounds sand. What a waste.
Five Of Wands, from the Victorian Romantic Tarot
"If I were a box of cereal, I wouldn’t want to talk about myself any more
than I do now. Just flip me over and read all about me if you’re curious.
Everything you need to know is printed right on my ass."
advertisement circa 1958
"A state trooper and a resident reported seeing an unidentified flying object fall out of the sky, but authorities say they couldn't find anything. A person driving in Litchfield, Connecticut called police at 2am on Tuesday and told them that a green, glowing object the size of a whale fell from the sky. A state trooper 10 miles away reported seeing something fall out of the sky and land at the same time ..."
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'Rural Observation', circa 1920s
"On Friday of Easter Week, Pope Benedict XVI’s special envoy Cardinal Marc Ouellet, presided over a ceremony opening the pilgrimage to the Holy Tunic, preserved in the Cathedral of Trier in Germany. The relic, piously believed to be the ‘seamless garment’ worn by Christ at the Passion, was exposed for the veneration of the faithful for only the fourth time in the last hundred years. According to legend, the Holy Tunic was brought to Trier – at the time, the capital of Gaul – by St. Helena, the mother of the Constantine.
This year’s pilgrimage marks the 500th anniversary of the first public exposition of the Tunic in the year 1512. In a message to the Bishop of Trier, Stephan Ackermann, Pope Benedict said he would be present in thought with all the pilgrims who come to venerate the relic ... As many as half a million pilgrims are expected to visit Trier during the four weeks (April 13 – May13) when the Sacred Tunic will be exposed ..."
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"The Seamless Robe of Jesus (or "Holy Robe", Holy Tunic, Holy Coat of Trier, Holy Coat of Trèves) is the robe said to have been worn by Jesus during (or shortly before) his crucifixion. The relic is preserved in the Cathedral of Trier in Germany. According to the Gospel of John, the soldiers who crucified Jesus did not divide his tunic after crucifying him, but cast lots to determine who would keep it because it was woven in one piece, without seam. A distinction is made in the New Testament Greek between the himatia (literally “over-garments”) and the seamless robe, which is chiton, (literally “tunic” or “coat”) ..."
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