Experimental by nature

“Life is an experiment in which you may fail or succeed. Explore more, expect least.” 
– Santosh Kalwar

“No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.” –  Albert Einstein

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Deva, Romania

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” –  Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It’s much easier on the emotions when one sees life as an experiment rather than a struggle for popularity.” – Criss Jami

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Deva, Romania

“See now the power of truth; the same experiment which at first glance seemed to show one thing, when more carefully examined, assures us of the contrary.”  –  Galileo Galilei

“Not only are there meaningless questions, but many of the problems with which the human intellect has tortured itself turn out to be only ‘pseudo problems,’ because they can be formulated only in terms of questions which are meaningless. Many of the traditional problems of philosophy, of religion, or of ethics, are of this character. Consider, for example, the problem of the freedom of the will. You maintain that you are free to take either the right- or the left-hand fork in the road. I defy you to set up a single objective criterion by which you can prove after you have made the turn that you might have made the other. The problem has no meaning in the sphere of objective activity; it only relates to my personal subjective feelings while making the decision.” –  Percy Williams Bridgman

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Romania

“The logic of the symbol does not express the experiment; it is the experiment. Language is the phenomenon, and the observation of the phenomenon changes its nature.” – Carlos Fuentes

“Like most arts, the link between the mind and the pen can chain you like an enslaved workaholic. Even on an intended vacation you suddenly have this killer urge to record whatever the vacation may teach.” – Criss Jami

“All progress is experimental.” –  John Jay Chapman

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In response to The Daily Post- Photo Challenge, Experimental

Live your beautiful life! While there is life, there is hope!

 

Thursday’s Math Puzzle

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“Every good mathematician is at least half a philosopher, and every good philosopher is at least half a mathematician. “- Friedrich Ludwig Gottlob Frege 

“Geometry existed before creation.”  –  Plato

“God forever geometrizes.” – Plato

“Let no one ignorant of geometry enter here.” – inscription above Plato’s Academy

“Wherever there is number, there is beauty.” – Proclus

“There is no royal road to geometry.” –  Euclid

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“A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction.” –  Tolstoy

Happy Thursday, wherever you are! 🙂 

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Friday’s Math Puzzle

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“With me, everything turns into mathematics.”  –  René Descartes

Happy Friday, wherever you are! 

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For a while – Bodrum

“All human wisdom is summed up in two words: wait and hope.”  – Alexandre Dumas

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“We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.” ― Voltaire

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“There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison” ― Jane Austen, Persuasion

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“Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take can sometimes be the most painful…” ― José N. Harris, MI VIDA: A Story of Faith, Hope and Love

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“If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.” –  Oscar Wilde

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“After you find out all the things that can go wrong, your life becomes less about living and more about waiting.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

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“I’ve learned that waiting is the most difficult bit, and I want to get used to the feeling, knowing that you’re with me, even when you’re not by my side.” ― Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

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“Waiting is a means of acquiring patience.” – Adrian Thatcher

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“Knowing someone isn’t coming back doesn’t mean you ever stop waiting” ― Toby Barlow

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“For a while” is a phrase whose length can’t be measured.At least by the person who’s waiting.” ― Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun

 

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“When you create art, the world has to wait.” –  Will Smith

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Waiting for the next Summer

“Wait long enough, and people will surprise and impress you.” –  Randy Pausch

In response to The Daily Post – Photo Challenge – Waiting 

Stand up for Humanity – World Human Rights Day

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The International Human Rights Day commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day.

Since then, every year on 10th December, International Human Rights Day is celebrated all around the world with great joy and happiness to increase the awareness of rights for all humans. Disrespect for basic human rights continues to be wide-spread in all parts of the world. Extremist movements still happen and commit people to horrific violence. Messages of intolerance and hatred are still on daily basis report.  Human values are under attack. Human rights are still violated. 

 

“Upholding human rights is in the interest of all. Respect for human rights advances well-being for every individual, stability for every society, and harmony for our interconnected world” — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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“It’s time for each of us to step up for human rights. There is no action that is too small: wherever you are, you can make a difference. Together, let’s take a stand for more humanity” — UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

We  all must affirm our common humanity. Wherever we are, we should make a real difference. In the street, in school, at work, in public transport; in the voting booth, on social media.The time to act is now, we all must stand up for the rights, for humanity. 

It starts with each of us. Step forward and defend the rights of a refugee or migrant, a person with disabilities, an LGBT person, a woman, a child, indigenous peoples, a minority group, or anyone else at risk of discrimination or violence. 

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“The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.”
― John F. Kennedy

“Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must — at that moment — become the center of the universe.”
― Elie Wiesel

“Today, poverty prevails as the gravest human rights challenge in the world. Combating poverty, deprivation and exclusion is not a matter of charity, and it does not depend on how rich a country is. By tackling poverty as a matter of human rights obligation, the world will have a better chance of abolishing this scourge in our lifetime… Poverty eradication is an achievable goal.”— UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour, 10 December 2006

Chaos

“I accept chaos, I’m not sure whether it accepts me.”
― Bob Dylan

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Ballymena, Northern Ireland 

“Our real discoveries come from chaos, from going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

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Rawalpindi, Pakistan 

“It’s a cruel and random world, but the chaos is all so beautiful.”
― Hiromu Arakawa

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

“It’s hard to believe in coincidence, but it’s even harder to believe in anything else.”
― John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson

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Nottingham, United Kingdom 

“Life is nothing without a little chaos to make it interesting.”
― Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, Demon in My View

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City of Caves, Nottingham, United Kingdom 

“Chaos is what we’ve lost touch with. This is why it is given a bad name. It is feared by the dominant archetype of our world, which is Ego, which clenches because its existence is defined in terms of control.”
― Terence McKenna

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom 

“In chaos, there is fertility.”
― Anaïs Nin

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Mansfield, United Kingdom 

“If chaos is a necessary step in the organization of one’s universe, then I was well on my way.”
― Wendelin Van Draanen, Flipped

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Nottingham, United Kingdom

“In the space between chaos and shape there was another chance.”
― Jeanette Winterson, The World and Other Places: Stories

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Nottingham, United Kingdom

“Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man.”
― Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom 

“All the most powerful emotions come from chaos -fear,anger,love- especially love. Love is chaos itself. Think about it! Love makes no sense. It shakes you up and spins you around. And then, eventually , it falls apart.”
― Kirsten Miller, The Eternal Ones

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Portstewart, Northern Ireland 

“Either we are adrift in chaos or we are individuals, created, loved, upheld and placed purposefully, exactly where we are. Can you believe that? Can you trust God for that?”
― Elisabeth Elliot

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Water poem

“Human nature is like water. It takes the shape of its container.”
― Wallace Stevens

 

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“Don’t be ashamed to weep; it’s  right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.”
― Brian Jacques, Taggerung

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“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”
― Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad

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“Anger is like flowing water; there’s nothing wrong with it as long as you let it flow. Hate is like stagnant water; anger that you denied yourself the freedom to feel, the freedom to flow; water that you gathered in one place and left to forget. Stagnant water becomes dirty, stinky, disease-ridden, poisonous, deadly; that is your hate. On flowing water travels little paper boats; paper boats of forgiveness. Allow yourself to feel anger, allow your waters to flow, along with all the paper boats of forgiveness. Be human.”
― C. JoyBell C.

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“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.
I am haunted by waters.”
― Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories

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“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”
― Steve Maraboli

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“You never really know what’s coming. A small wave, or maybe a big one. All you can really do is hope that when it comes, you can surf over it, instead of drown in its monstrosity.”
― Alysha Speer

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

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“In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans; in one aspect of You are found all the aspects of existence.”
― Kahlil Gibran

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“Always be like a water. Float in the times of pain or dance like waves along the wind which touches its surface.”
― Santosh Kalwar

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“I read once that water is a symbol for emotions. And for a while now I’ve thought maybe my mother drowned in both.”
― Jessi Kirby, Moonglass

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“Life in us is like the water in a river.”
― Henry David Thoreau

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“Water is the driving force in nature.”
― Leonardo da Vinci

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“They both listened silently to the water, which to them was not just water, but the voice of life, the voice of Being, the voice of perpetual Becoming.”
― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

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“You can’t trust water: Even a straight stick turns crooked in it.”
― W.C. Fields

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“All is as if the world did cease to exist. The city’s monuments go unseen, its past unheard, and its culture slowly fading in the dismal sea.”
― Nathan Reese Maher

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“You are water
I’m water
we’re all water in different containers
that’s why it’s so easy to meet
someday we’ll evaporate together.”
― Yoko Ono

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“Where the waters do agree, it is quite wonderful the relief they give.”
― Jane Austen, Emma

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“The places where water comes together with other water. Those places stand out in my mind like holy places.”
― Raymond Carver, Where Water Comes Together with Other Water: Poems

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“We are all bodies of water, guarding the mystery of our depths, but some of us have more to guard than others.”
― Deborah Smith, Alice at Heart

Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O

Quest

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“Everything you possess of skill, and wealth, and handicraft,
wasn’t it first merely a thought and a quest?”  ― Jalaluddin Rumi

 

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Nottingham, Art Street 

 

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Nottingham, Art Street 

 

“Say it, reader. Say the word ‘quest’ out loud. It is an extraordinary word, isn’t it? So small and yet so full of wonder, so full of hope.” ― Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux

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Nottingham, City of Caves 

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Nottingham, City of Caves 

“Heroes know that things must happen when it is time for them to happen. A quest may not simply be abandoned; unicorns may go unrescued for a long time, but not forever; a happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story.”  ― Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

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Nottingham Castle 

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Nottingham Castle 

“You  didn’t get the quest you wanted, you got the one you could do.”  ― Lev Grossman, The Magician King

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Hunza Valley, Pakistan 
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Faisal Mosque, Islamabad, Pakistan 

“Not all those who wander are lost.”  ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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Deva, Romania 
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Deva, Romania 

“It is the mission of each true knight…
His duty… nay, his privilege!
To dream the impossible dream,
To fight the unbeatable foe,
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go;
To right the unrightable wrong.

To love, pure and chaste, from afar,
To try, when your arms are too weary,
To reach the unreachable star!

This is my Quest to follow that star,
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far,
To fight for the right
Without question or pause,
To be willing to march into hell
For a heavenly cause!

And I know, if I’ll only be true
To this glorious Quest,
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm
When I’m laid to my rest.

And the world will be better for this,
That one man, scorned and covered with scars,
Still strove, with his last ounce of courage,
To reach the unreachable stars!”
― Joe Darion, Man of La Mancha

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Deva, Romania 

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In response to Daily Photo Challenge Quest

 

Frame

“A dream is the frame or portrait or a construction or focus of one’s vision by means of perception, based on what he or she knows and settles within via strategic thinking.”
― Israelmore Ayivor, Michelangelo | Beethoven | Shakespeare: 15 Things Common to Great Achievers

 

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“It is difficult to see the picture when you are inside the frame.”

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“Like creating a masterpiece, quitting is an art: you have to decide what to keep within the frame and what to keep out.”
― Richie Norton

“If life gives you a passport size dream, don’t frame it… Order for a reprint… Go for the bigger picture of you! You deserve a bigger and bright image of you… Go and soar like an eagle!”
― Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

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Sunrise – Each morning we are born again

“HEARTWORK

Each day is born with a sunrise
and ends in a sunset, the same way we
open our eyes to see the light,
and close them to hear the dark.
You have no control over
how your story begins or ends.
But by now, you should know that
all things have an ending.
Every spark returns to darkness.
Every sound returns to silence.
And every flower returns to sleep
with the earth.
The journey of the sun
and moon is predictable.
But yours,
is your ultimate
ART.”
― Suzy Kassem

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“There’s always a story. It’s all stories, really. The sun coming up every day is a story. Everything’s got a story in it. Change the story, change the world.”
― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

 

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“If you want to be reminded of the love of the Lord, just watch the sunrise.”
― Jeannette Walls, Half Broke Horses

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“Sunrise looks spectacular in the nature; sunrise looks spectacular in the photos; sunrise looks spectacular in our dreams; sunrise looks spectacular in the paintings, because it really is spectacular!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

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“O, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.”
― Roman Payne

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“One of the things I associate with God is a sunrise. How many sunrises have you missed over the years, and God created that?” –  Donald Miller

 

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“There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.”  –  Bernard Williams

Live your beautiful life! While there is life, there is hope!

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