Friday, February 26, 2010

Gregory Colbert - Ashes & Snow

Gregory Colbert

“When I started Ashes and Snow in 1992, I set out to explore the relationship between man and animals from the inside out. In discovering the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals, I am working towards restoring the common ground that once existed when people lived in harmony with animals.” Gregory Colbert

Gregory Colbert was born in 1960 in Toronto, Canada. He is a film-maker and acclaimed photographer probably best known for his extraordinary exhibition "Ashes & Snow". The images are mesmerizing! They show people in a very intimate relationships with animals. The exhibition which is housed in the Nomadic Museum in Zócalo, Mexico, is destined to travel the world without a final destination. 

Visit the artist's website Ashes & Snow

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Quote of the Day

Secrets, Memories, and Dreams
Carole Lyles Shaw

We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams. - Jeremy Irons, British actor

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Hapy Year of the Tiger!

Millions of Chinese all over the world celebrate Chinese New Year on the 14th of February. This year is the Year of  the Tiger. This holiday is also known as the Spring Festival. It is the beginning of the year 4707 according to the ancient Chinese calendar. (Some calendars mark it as 4708). The New Year always begins on a New Moon which this year falls on the Day of Love, the 14th of February. 

For those who forgot to make their New Year's resolutions here is another chance.

Chinese New Year is the most important holiday for the Chinese people and it gives the families the opportunity to gather around sumptuous banquet and to exchange gifts. An obligatory visit to the local Taoist or b Buddhist temple is made to place offerings to the gods or to the Buddha. Fruit and incense are offered and countless prayers said.

Geomancers and fortune tellers all over Asia and in the Chinese communities elsewhere, are busy to compile horoscopes and predict the future. Here is what this year might bring us: 

"Drama, intensity, change and travel will be the keywords for 2010. Unfortunately, world conflicts and disasters tend to feature during Tiger years also, so it won’t be a dull twelve months for anyone. The Year of the Tiger will bring far reaching changes for everyone. New inventions and incredible technological advances have a good chance of occurring. For all of the Chinese horoscope signs, this year is one to be active – seizing opportunities and making the most of our personal and very individual talents. Everything happens quickly and dramatically in a Tiger year – blink and you could miss an important chance of a lifetime!"

Wishing everyone Happy and Auspicious Chinese New Year - Dominique

新 年 快 樂 !

Happy Valentine's Day!


You're my man, my mighty king,
And I'm the jewel in your crown,
You're the sun so hot and bright,
I'm your light-rays shining down,

You're the sky so vast and blue,
And I'm the white clouds in your chest,
I'm a river clean and pure,
Who in your ocean finds her rest,

You're the mountain huge and high,

I'm the valley green and wide,
You're the body firm and strong,
And I'm a rib bone on your side,

You're an eagle flying high,
I'm your feathers light and brown,
You're my man, my king of kings,

And I'm the jewel in your crown.

                                   by Nima Akbari

 ♥ Wishing everyone  Happy and Sensual St. Valentine's Day!  

Friday, February 5, 2010

Awakening the Impulse to Evolve

"In an evolutionary context, the goal of the spiritual life is not peace; it's perpetual development. It's about the ecstasy that compels us to create the future. And it's not a future that's going to unfold by itself, it's a future that we must create through direct, conscious, intentional engagement with the life-process itself." - Andrew Cohen

Monday, February 1, 2010

Kiss the Earth

Walk and touch peace every moment.
Walk and touch happiness every moment.
Each step brings a fresh breeze.
Each step makes a flower bloom.
Kiss the Earth with your feet.
Bring the Earth your love and happiness.
The Earth will be safe
When we feel safe in ourselves. 

by Thich Nhat Hanh

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