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Imagination

Imagination

Imagination, also called the faculty of imagining, is the creative ability to form images, ideas, and sensations in the mind without any immediate input of the senses (such as seeing or hearing).  – Wikipedia.

furballImagination is probably what most differentiates humans from other living beings. It is that wonderful ability to create new scenarios in our mind that do not really exist.

Our imagination combines desires, previous experiences, lived sensations, also our fears and hopes. The imagination transports us to new places that probably we would like them to exist.

We will only be aware of the importance of the imagination if we imagine that we did not have imagination. I firmly believe that if we did not have this incredible capacity, we would not be human, humanity would not exist.

 

Sweet Cookies

Sweet

This is my contribution to this Weekly Photo Challenge, Sweet.

Although I should not like them as much as I like them, I must confess that I love them. Sweets attract many people because of their taste. I do not recommend sugar, but most sweets contain it in various amounts. I try to eat few and always the less sugar, the better.

For me, I admit, they are a temptation. I try not to buy and if I do, eat them in moderation. I do not always get it.

I photographed these beautiful and tasty cookies in a beautiful store in a large and luxurious department store in Berlin.

The ink sketches are handmade by me. I hope you like it.

L'estany de Puigcerdà. Puigcerdà (Catalonia)

Puigcerdà (Catalonia)

Silence

This is my contribution to this Weekly Photo Challenge. A beautiful lake that I already presented some time ago.
Sound is very close to silence in this place.
Thanks to Amitav Radiance for these beautiful words:
In Silence

Absorb the silence around
Know the silence and it messages
Connect with the inner self
At rest is the soul and mind
Moments that reveals the truth
Silence douses the flames of uncertainty
Rendezvous with silence
As silence is there to be deciphered

 

Cemetery of Portbou

Cemetery of Portbou

Silent

There is no more silent place.
Silence is everything there.
the end of a life of noise,
a noise many times unbearable.
Silence fills the atmosphere.
There is no more silent place.

Cemetery of Portbou

Cemetery of Portbou

Cemetery on the shores of mediterranean sea, in the town of Portbou, in the north end of the Costa Brava, Noth Catalonia and today a border place between Catalonia and France.

Unknown Lady

Unknown Lady

The unknown lady

Her gaze captivated me instantly,
her blond hair moving gently in the wind,
her discreet smile, her beauty,
everything about her was intrigued.
From that moment my life is not mine…
My life is in her eyes…

Partners. "Castellers"

Partners. “Castellers”

This is my contribution to this Week Photo Challenge: Partners

These are a group of “castellers”, that is, a group of people who build human “castles”. I think this perfectly reflects the concept of partners.

A castell (castle) is a human tower built traditionally in festivals at many locations within Catalonia. At these festivals, several colles castelleres (group of people who do these towers) often succeed in building and dismantling a tower’s structure. On November 16, 2010, castells were declared by UNESCO to be amongst the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

Castellers

Castellers

A castell is considered a success when stages of its assembling and disassembling, can be done in complete succession. The assembly is complete once all castellers have climbed into their designated places, and the enxaneta climbs into place at the top and raises one hand with four fingers erect, in a gesture said to symbolize the stripes of the Catalan flag. The enxaneta then climbs down the other side of the castell, after which the remaining levels of castellers descend in highest-to-lowest order until all have reached safety.

Partners. "Castellers"

Castellers

Aside from the people who climb to form the upper parts of the tower, others are needed to form the pinya, or bottom base of the castell, to sustain its weight. Members of the pinya (most often men) also act as a ‘safety net’ if the tower structure collapses, cushioning the fall of people from the upper levels. It is not uncommon—when not in competitions—for other colles to assist in the pinya when a small colla is attempting a specially demanding structure in terms of people needed.

More info: Wikipedia

time for love

time for love

Harsh and cold
autumn holds to it our naked trees:
If only you would free, at least, the sparrows
from the tips of your fingers
and release a smile, a small smile
from the imprisoned cry I see.
Sing! Can we sing
as if we were light, hand in hand
sheltered in shade, under a strong sun?
Will you remain, this way
stoking the fire, more beautiful than necessary, and quiet?
Darkness intensifies
and the distant light is our only consolation —
that one, which from the beginning
has, little by little, been flickering
and is now about to go out.
Come to me. Closer and closer.
I don’t want to know my hand from yours.
And let’s beware of sleep, lest the snow smother us.

Distant light
by Walid Khazindar

Walid Khazindar was born in 1950 in Gaza City. He is considered one of the best Palestinian poets; his poetry has been said to be “characterized by metaphoric originality and a novel thematic approach unprecedented in Arabic poetry.” He was awarded the first Palestine Prize for Poetry in 1997.

Let's go!

Let’s go!

This photo was taken in front of the Louis Vuitton store on 5th Avenue in New York City.

Taking advantage of the post title, I leave you a beautiful dance song also titled “Let’s go”,

Let’s Go” is a song by Scottish DJ Calvin Harris, featuring vocals from American recording artist Ne-Yo. The track was released in the United Kingdom on 22 April 2012 as the third single from Harris’s third studio album 18 Months (2012). On 29 April 2012, precisely a week after its release, “Let’s Go” debuted at number two on the UK Singles Chart for the week ending dated 5 May 2012— marking Harris’ third consecutive number two hit.

As of July 2012, the song has sold 376,000 downloads in the United States. It also appeared on the deluxe version of Ne-Yo‘s fifth studio album, R.E.D. The song received a nomination for Best Dance Recording at the 55th Grammy Awards held in February 2013.

The song was used for a Pepsi and Pepsi Max advert that features Lionel Messi, Didier Drogba, Fernando Torres, Wojciech Szczęsny, Frank Lampard, Sergio Agüero and Jack Wilshere.

More in Wikipedia

Tea time

Tea time

Afternoon tea is a light meal typically eaten between 4 pm and 6 pm. Observance of the custom originated amongst the wealthy classes in England in the 1840s. Anna Maria Russell, Duchess of Bedford, is widely credited as transforming afternoon tea in England into a late-afternoon meal whilst visiting Belvoir Castle. By the end of the nineteenth century, afternoon tea developed to its current form and was observed by both the upper and middle classes. It had become ubiquitous, even in the isolated village in the fictionalised memoir Lark Rise to Candleford, where a cottager lays out what she calls a “visitor’s tea” for their landlady: “the table was laid… there were the best tea things with a fat pink rose on the side of each cup; hearts of lettuce, thin bread and butter, and the crisp little cakes that had been baked in readiness that morning.”

American afternoon tea finger foods.

For the more privileged, afternoon tea was accompanied by delicate savouries (customarily cucumber sandwiches or egg and cress sandwiches), bread and butter, possibly scones (with clotted cream and jam, as for cream tea), and usually cakes and pastries (such as Battenberg cake or Victoria sponge). The sandwiches usually have the crusts removed, and are cut into small segments, either as triangles or fingers (also known as tea sandwiches). Biscuits are not usually served.

Nowadays, a formal afternoon tea is more of a special occasion, taken as a treat in a hotel. The food is often served on a tiered stand; there may be no sandwiches, but bread or scones with butter or margarine and optional jam or other spread, or toast, muffins or crumpets. Afternoon tea as a treat may be supplemented with a glass of Champagne or a similar alcoholic drink.

A less formal establishment is known as a tearoom, similar to a coffee shop. These used to be common in the UK, but these establishments have declined in popularity since World War II. A.B.C. tea shops and Lyons Corner Houses were successful chains of such establishments, and played a role in opening up possibilities for Victorian women.

A tea party is a social gathering around this meal – not to be confused with the Boston Tea Party, an incident at the beginning of the American Revolution, or the modern political party named after it.

More in Wikipedia.

Jubilant

Jubilant

This is my contribution to this Week Photo Challenge: Jubilant

This scene was taken in Times Square (NYC) a few months ago.

Do you want to talk to my snake?

Do you want to talk to my snake?

 

Tell me wise but I never would bring a snake into my house. If you decide otherwise you should first follow the advice of Pet Snakes.

Before you even think of bringing a snake home you need to know as much as you can about them…

At minimum you want to be able to answer basic questions like these:

  • How big will it get?
  • How big of a cage does it need?
  • What does it eat?
  • Do snakes have any diseases?
  • Does it need special lighting or heating?
  • How much will the snake and everything else cost?

The point isn’t to know just answers to a few generic questions but to know as much as you possibly can.

Extracted from “Convincing your family about a pet snake” by Pet Snakes who says about them:  “We are just a few like-minded folks who enjoy learning about and discussing snakes. We love all reptiles, but the purpose of our blog is to focus on snakes”.

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