Monthly Archives: February 2021
“No one else has access to the world you carry around within yourself; you are its custodian and entrance. No one else can see the world the way you see it or feel your life the way you feel it. Your soul alone knows the geography of your destiny; it has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey. Each day is different, precious, essential, worthy; your life becomes the shape of the days you inhabit.”(“Anam Cara” by John O’Donohue, Irish philosopher, poet and scholar)
from our backyard to you all, wishing you my very best: health, courage, patience…
N.B. “Anam” is the Irish word for “soul” and “Ċara” is the word for “friend”; in the Anam-Ċara friendship, you were joined in an ancient way with the friend of your soul. This was a bond that neither space nor time could damage, awakened an eternal echo in the hearts of the friends; they entered into a circle of intimate belonging with each other. The Anam-Ċara friendship afforded a spiritual space to all the other longings of the human heart. Both the Celts and the Irish believed that everyone, either directly or on a more subconscious level, sought to find their “soul mate” throughout their life. Without an “anam cara”, they could never be fully understood or seen as they really are; thus, anyone who has, at least, an “anam cara”, has reached that most sacred place called HOME…
car la santé et l’amour sont LES véritables trésors et les cadeaux inestimables de notre existence; je partage avec vous ces peintures magnifiques d’Ellery Gutiérrez, artiste vénézuélien; bonus:
“Par amour absolu pour moi, tu as modelé le vide qui,
durant des nuits enfiévrées m’a fait parler à ton absence.
Tu m’as pris par la main et conduit à l’unique eau
qui puisse me refléter; grâce à toi je suis humble,
libre, paisible, mais rebelle.”(Rafael Cadenas – poète vénézuélien)
Let’s celebrate LOVE daily! ’cause health and love are THE real treasures and priceless gifts of our lifetime; I’m sharing with you these magnificent paintings by Ellery Gutiérrez, Venezuelan artist; bonus:
“Out of absolute love for me, you shaped the void which,
during feverish nights made me talk to your absence.
You took me by the hand and led me to the only water
which could reflect me; thanks to you I am humble,
free, peaceful, yet rebellious.”(Rafael Cadenas – Venezuelan poet)