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A recommended spiritual song!

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Also you need to memorise the words. This video is very helpful for that:

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March 31, 2011 at 8:11 am

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Being ridiculous is fun!

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I am researching being ridiculous. Before I dive into actually being ridiculous. I know it is inevitable, but my mind needs some convincing in order to cooperate rather than sabotage. We’ll get there…

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March 14, 2011 at 10:52 am

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I wish I made these portraits…

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… but I am not so sure about living that life! Alas, one doesn’t come without the other. Anyway, do visit this site, the work is awesome to the devine degree of awesomness, and humane to the last photo-grane. And please, read the “about” page!

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February 25, 2010 at 5:14 pm

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Dogon tribe

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Don’t you wish you were a little plasticine person who gets to live in this enchanting plasticine village when you look at this picture?

A trail of YouTube clips, starting from Australian whales, brought me eventually to an article on Dogon people in Wikipedia. It is extremely interesting.

A few brief facts:

– Dogon people are The Most Positive Tribe of the planet Earth. They are known among the neighbours as Sewa People (Everything is Fine People)

– Women are economically independent from men (their husbands) and the equivalent of a jewelry box in Dogon is the size of a house.

– Man too have their own space for “boy’s only” time. Very wisely, the roof of the building they use for that is made low, so that to prevent fighting, in case a conversation heats up somewhat (below is an example. Isn’t it a fun place to spend afternoons with the mates?)

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– Women have 5 days a month off family duties in their “girls only hut”

–  Makes one cringe a bit – both genders undergo a ritual of circumcision…

– The Dogons are very harmony oriented. In their rituals, the men praise the women, the women praise the man, the young appreciate the old and the old appreciate the young!

– In their myths, for apparently millennia Dogons cary knowledge about Sirius star system, which modern science came upon only within the last few decades.

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January 11, 2010 at 12:12 pm

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“I wish I were and idiot”

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Darker My Love… said an idiot.

Love this photo!

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January 7, 2010 at 1:08 pm

Morning…

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View From My Studio Window

View From My Studio Window

First day in the studio after two weeks break.

Resistance.

Cold big room.

I sit down on the bed, facing the view. NOW…..

… The wind carries yellow leaves past my window. Their unorderly procession adds gayety to the intensely stormy sky. 

The wind gently holds the birds up in the air. They remind me of something… Of what? The feeling. The feeling of being alive and enjoying just that – being alive, which is always revocable, but constantly neglected. Why? Why cannot I share it with everyone? The poignant happiness of the moment, transient and untransferable. Or IS it untransferable?

The bird, flying in the sky, being happy and  unconcerned – does it care about sharing its emotions with anyone?

The leaves, scattering away from the trees, obviously having fun escaping, what do they think of their experience?

Why can’t I stop and enjoy and not care about involving others into the sharing of my experience, and looking around and asking, “Did you see that? Did you notice that? Do you feel what I feel? Feel it with me!” 

Because I am a human?..

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October 19, 2009 at 10:27 am

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Of simple pleasures.

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What a pleasure!

What pleasure?

Short description of the pleasure:

* I am home alone till tomorrow afternoon, which means that no thoughts of coocking, washing-up, puting kids to bed to pollute my conciousness for the next at least 24 hours;

* There is a bottle of cold pepsi in the fridge!

* If I want to, I can go to the studio (and I most likely will), and I can do it any time at all without coordinating my actions with anyone;

* I can phone to my friend in Chicago and have an-hour-long (or even longer)  chat

* Can snack on anything, any time – no supper!

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August 9, 2009 at 4:22 pm

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