Saturday, 25 January 2014

Mad Men

You all know I love to watch the show Mad Men

this scene I love my beloved Mother used to dress like this classy elegant and beautiful

I love the song in this segment

The song from this segment is called
From my dear friend Stevi:

I looked it up for you and it's Rimsky-Korsakov: Song of the Indian Guest from the opera Sadko. Very beautiful indeed. And that scene from Mad Men, how amazing! xx

and it is also listed as thanks so much Lora

Song of India by David Carbonara

The most extraordinary thing about the oyster is this. Irritations get into his shell. He does not like them. But when he cannot get rid of them, he uses the irritation to do the loveliest thing an oyster ever has a chance to do. If there are irritations in our lives today, there is only one prescription: make a pearl. It may have to be a pearl of patience, but, anyhow, make a pearl. And it takes faith and love to do it.” –Henry Emerson Fosdick

"If you're feeling blue, try painting yourself a different color.~Hannah Cheatham, age 8

I love this quote as read on my friends blog Come Sit by My Fire

Link on the sidebar

This song makes me happy
Thanks cousin Cheryl for always putting a song in my heart♥

Today is a brand new day...
Consider yourself the recipient
of a beautiful gift, wrapped in
gorgeous ribbon....
Savor it, enjoy it.... ♥♥

Our entire life is made up of choices,
What we decide,
the action we take,
the attitude we display
All represent the steps of life.
Sometimes we take two steps forward
And one-step back.
Some of us take baby steps
Some of us take giant steps
But the secret is not to let that
one step back turn into a failure.
Learn from backward steps
And keep on stepping forward in this dance
Called Life!
~Catherine Pulsifer © 2007~

As read on Facebook under the Rose Cottage
Thank you 

"Joy does not simply happen to us. 
We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day."
~Henri Nouwen~

Happy, Happy, joy, joy

"A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that 1,100 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

Three minutes went by, and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace, and stopped for a few seconds, and then hurried up to meet his schedule.

A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping, and continued to walk.

A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work.

The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried, but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally, the mother pushed hard, and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on.

In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money, but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the most talented musicians in the world. He had just played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, on a violin worth $3.5 million dollars.

Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.

This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste, and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?

One of the possible conclusions from this experience could be:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things are we missing?"
A beautiful posting as always
called A Spring Green Leaf

Let's do more nice and loving things for each other in 2014, without any reason other than to make each other smile and show that we think of each other"  Kindness is the highest form of wisdom
Have a wonderful Saturday

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