Leicester, vânt, muzică și Amerindieni

 

“Sufletul n-ar avea curcubeul daca ochii n-ar avea lacrimi.”

20170610_171254

Ajunsesem cu bine în Leicester după ce ne minunasem la propriu de toată splendoarea așezată printre colinele blânde, cu verdele pur care bucură ochii și întinerește inima, în goana autocarului  intre Nottingham și noul oraș ce aveam să-l descoperim.

Ne grăbeam spre o întâlnire și cu telefonul în mână ascultam atent vocea gravă  din aplicația ce îmi îndruma pașii, în timp ce îmi zgâiam ochii la înălțime pe zidurile clădirilor atât doar cât să citesc numele străzilor.

În gălăgia străzii am pierdut parte bună din explicațiile robotului, așa că ne cam învârtisem și rătăcisem o vreme.  Vântul bătea puternic, iar noi se pare  ca eram deja în leagănul imaginar al lui “unde ne-o duce vântul.”  Undeva în mijlocul unei piețe ce nu părea chiar așa aglomerată, am trecut razant, aproape să ne ciocnim  pe lângă un domn îmbrăcat ciudat.  Parcă chemată înapoi dintre toate vânturile ce ne legănau printre străzi, am privit plină de încântare și curiozitate la omul ce începea să își cânte atât de delicat muzica.

Am filmat  cu telefonul și nu am reușit să duc înregistrarea până la sfârșitul melodiei. Între timp lumea se oprise să asculte.  Ma impresionează toți artiștii străzii, în aceeași măsură, și este evident că nu aș avea timp să îmi opresc pașii și să-i ascult pe toți.   Sunt zile în care piețele par un spectacol viu de sunet,  arta, culoare, culturi.  Dar uneori în toată viteza cotidiană îmi golesc gândurile la capătul ideii de artă stradală, în timp ce le umplu cu toate gândurile bune așa încât să le transmit universalității, ca într-un cerc al bucuriei vieții.

Domnul din înregistrare mi-a amintit oarecum de copilărie, de Old Statterhand și Winnetou.  Purtată de vânt printre colțișoarele pline de bucurii ale aducerilor aminte.

 

“Calca usor primavara. Mama natura este insarcinata.”

“Nu poti trezi un om care pretinde ca doarme.”

“Nu judeca pe cineva pana nu ai umblat doua luni in mocasinii sai.”

“Nu mostenim pamantul de la inaintasi, pur si simplu il imprumutam de la copiii nostri.”

“Chiar si atunci cand cazi in nas, te misti tot inainte.”

“Daca un om este intelept ca un sarpe, isi poate permite sa fie inofensiv ca un porumbel.”

“Un deget nu poate ridica o piatra.”

“Nu schimba caii în mijlocul raului!”

“Nu lasa ca ieri sa foloseasca prea mult din astazi.”

 “Lunii nu ii este rusine de latratul cainilor.”

“Ziua si noaptea nu pot ramane impreuna.”

“Toti cei care mor sunt egali.” ( Proverbe amerindiene) Proverb-amerindian

 

  • Desi 64.000 de nativi Sioux au luptat in armata americana in timpul celui de al II-lea Razboi Mondial, numai 4 Medalii de Onoare au fost oferite acestei comunitati
  • Se estimeaza ca in momentul debarcarii lui Columb pe coasta Cubei, in 1492, in America de Nord traiau circa 60.000.000 de amerindieni. Ultimul recensamant arata ca, in prezent, numarul acestora se ridica la maxim 2,7 milioane.
  • Un scandal enorm a cuprins SUA in ianuarie 2008, atunci cand membrii comunitatii Sioux au cerut separarea de Statele Unite ale Americii si crearea Republicii indienilor Lakota (adevaratul nume al nativilor Sioux). Printre revendicarile acestora se numara si retrocedarea a nu mai putin de 24, 3 milioane de hectare de teren din circa cinci state americane.
  • Guvernul american finanteaza in prezent constructia celei mai mari sculpturi din lume care sa il infatiseze pe liderul Sioux, Crazy Horse. Sculptura este realizata in Dacota de Sud, dintr-un intreg munte, si se estimeaza ca in momentul finalizarii, aceasta va depasi ca dimensiuni sculpturile celor patru presedinti de la Muntele Rushmore
  • Obiceiul macabru de a scalpa victimele (taierea pielii de pe craniu), celebru printre amerindieni, se pare ca este o inventie spaniola. Conquistadorii ar fi platit mercenarii indieni dupa numarul de scalpuri colectate in timpul raidurilor. ( Sursa:  Descopera.Ro) 

20170610_143446

20170610_142654

20170610_161304-EFFECTS

Cu vântul în față, îmbrățișați de aroma amintirilor,  descifrand coduri istorice misterioase, într-un oraș britanic ce își leagă numele de regi și regine, aveam să învălui toate acestea într-o mantie multicoloră a realității. O realitate cu zile ploioase sau dimineți însorite, cu oameni obișnuiți, cu dorințe frumoase  pline de optimism. Într-un oraș multicultural, zâmbetul strălucește la fel pe fețele tuturor, în aceeași limbă, înțeleasă de toți.    Un Leicester cu   vânt, muzică,  si zâmbete luminoase.

Detonating the prejudice

Embracing the diplomacy with the freedom’s wings. People and ideas talking on the world’s table.  Great  ideas painted by beautiful minds. Here or there, worldwide. With sunsets and sunrises full of smiles of hope. With great paths looking for the peaks.  Could be yours, could be ours, could be theirs.  Different smiles, different colors, different ways to reach the happiness. But the same Race.

And still…

The stones are thrown.  In a world too much hurt by  the ignorance and by the judgment in advance. The stones are still killing:  people, lives, ideas, wings, thoughts, freedom and rights. With sunsets or sunrises bathed on blood, with nights scratched by hate, with days covered by violence.  Through times which are calling the prejudice on the first line, like a soldier  who lost the battle.

But still…

There are mornings which spark  the  flame of greatness. There are still rays of Sun shinning the Hope. A Hope which  stands at the front of Humanity. Detonating the prejudice.  We all smile in the same language. We all are the same Race. We all need to stand for  Peace and for  Humanity.

Detonating the Stones…

diverse_group_of_people

We all smile in the same language- II

We all smile in the same language… We all have the same human feelings… We all share the same earth… We all are the same race… human one… 

Future… smiles in our dreams in the same ways for all…  

Future… means for all to live in a better world… To love and to be loved… To raise our kids in a peaceful path of living… 

 

 

https://simonaprill.com/2016/01/17/we-all-smile-in-the-same-language/

Weekly Photo Challenge: Future

We all smile in the same Language

Last year, in a beautiful Autumn, I have visited for the first time the City of Gardens, Lahore. Me and AB have met our friends, had our lunch together, spending a great time. We all visited some lovely places. Lahore is such a gorgeous city!

Yesterday, Lahore has seen one of the worst terrorist strike.
Our hearts mourn for the victims of Lahore Iqbal Park.
It’s a very sad moment for the humanity, and we need to condemn this brutal attack on innocent people.
May the souls of departed people rest in eternal peace.
Terrorism and Extremism in any form, any where needs to be condemned and discouraged.

We need to stand for the Peace in the World. We all are only One Race, the Human Race!

#PrayForLahore #PrayForHumanity

While there is life, there is hope!

A smile from a child is packaged sunshine and rainbows

12000022_10203944800855180_1705134417_n

“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” – William Arthur Ward

View original post

A Muslim Girl Distributing Roses in France After The Recent Charlie Hebdo Terrorist Attack

A great act of kindness which shows to the world that there is no terrorism in any religion.   Amazing ambassador this young lady…

Kindness Blog

To see this brave young woman standing up and “fighting” for what she believes in, using love and kindness with beautiful flowers as her ‘weapons’, gives much hope and warms the heart.

Muslim Girl Distributing Roses#OneLove


Please Share Positive Images of Kindness Using the Buttons Below.


View original post

Shiaya ye

“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.”  

Martha Graham

“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” – Voltaire

“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.”

Rumi

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul”

Martha Graham

 

12841321_1582679802053837_6086247014143629092_o
Umbrellas Dance – 1982- Hunedoara, Romania

“There are memories that time does not erase… Forever does not make loss forgettable, only bearable.” – Cassandra Clare   

 

“Your perspective on life comes from the cage you were held captive in.”

Shannon L. Alder

“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”

Friedrich Neitzsche

“You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination.”

Roman Payne

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”
William W Purkey

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/dance/

Shaggy

 

And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. – The Beatles, The End

War is not the answer, because only love can conquer hate. – Marvin Gaye, What’s Going On

If you smile at me I will understand, cause that is something everybody everywhere does in the same language. – Crosby, Stills, and Nash; Jefferson Airplane, Wooden Ships         

Love when you can, cry when you have to, be who you must, that’s a part of the plan. Await your arrival with simple survival, and one day we’ll all understand. – Dan Fogelberg, Part Of The Plan         

Freedom, well, that’s just some people talking. Your prison is walking through this world all alone. – The Eagles, Desperado

Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose. Nothing ain’t nothing, but it’s free. – Kris Kristofferson; Janis Joplin, Me And Bobby McGee        

WP_20160316_17_47_48_Pro

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. – Semisonic, Closing Time

All of us get lost in the darkness, dreamers learn to steer by the stars. – Rush, The Pass

Don’t you draw the Queen of Diamonds, boy, she’ll beat you if she’s able. You know, the Queen of Hearts is always your best bet. – The Eagles, Desperado     

The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls. – Simon and Garfunkel, The Sound Of Silence

Thinking is the best way to travel. – The Moody Blues, The Best Way To Travel

The pain of war cannot exceed the woe of aftermath. – Led Zeppelin, The Battle Of Evermore

 

WP_20160316_17_47_21_Pro

Heard ten thousand whispering and nobody listening. Heard one person starve, I heard many people laughing. Heard the song of a poet who died in the gutter. – Bob Dylan, A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

No matter what you do, you’ll never run away from you. – Paul Revere and the Raiders, Kicks

You rise as high as your dominant aspiration, you descend to the level of your lowest concept of yourself. Free your mind and your ass will follow. – Funkadelic, Good Thoughts, Bad Thoughts   

       Time can bring you down, time can bend your knees. – Eric Clapton, Tears In Heaven          

The swift don’t win the race. It goes to the worthy, who can divide the word of truth. – Bob Dylan, I and I        

WP_20160316_17_47_40_Pro

 

Before you accuse me take a look at yourself. – Bo Diddley; Creedance Clearwater Revival; Eric Clapton, Before You Accuse Me      

Don’t ask me what I think of you, I might not give the answer that you want me to. – Fleetwood Mac, Oh Well        

An honest man’s pillow is his peace of mind. – John Cougar Mellencamp, Minutes To Memories         

I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth. – The Who, Substitute         

I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now. – Bob Dylan; The Byrds, My Back Pages     

I’m not a number. Dammit, I’m a man. – Bob Seger, Feel Like A Number    

What the world needs now is love, sweet love. It’s the only thing that there is just too little of. – Jackie Del Shannon; Dionne Warwick, What The World Needs Now Is Love        

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/one-love/

One Love

One Love could my soul heal enough

When passing the valleys and peeks

Of crying and hoping so tough,

Through all shadows nights let it speak.

***

One Love just has found here myself

While running apart from my dreams.

While wondering life on the shelf

Just fighting with mind on the means.

***

One Love dancing Sun and the Moon,

The hope sings with angels. And blue

The world colours wishes so soon

While  finding my path pretty new.

***

IMG_3148

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/one-love/

We all smile in the same Language

A smile from a child is packaged sunshine and rainbows. 

Peace begins with a Smile! 

12000022_10203944800855180_1705134417_n

“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” – William Arthur Ward

 

 

“Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”  – Mother Teresa