Elizabeth Cady Stanton: “Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.”
Howard Newton: “People forget how fast you did a job – but they remember how well you did it.”
Arnold Palmer: “The secret of concentration is the secret of self-discovery. You reach inside yourself to discover your personal resources, and what it takes to match them to the challenge.”
WorldObserverOnline.com: “Gentlemen, they’re not just for hipsters and the homeless any more. While both dead sexy and totally awesome, beards are also a boon to your overall health. Researchers discovered that men with beards and moustaches actually enjoy numerous benefits including, but not limited to, instant handsomeness.”
Haha, scientific proof, finally! (says he who is happy and bearded since March 2007! )
Oprah Winfrey: “You really haven’t changed, you’ve just become more of yourself. That is really what were all trying to do: become more of ourselves.”
It has been a very nice weekend; pretty sunny, not too cold and the world covered in a thin (very thin ) layer of snow. Perfect conditions for a hike in my backyard forest, destination Lysdammen lake. Normally a 5 minute stroll, which turned into a 2,5 hour hike when going with Misha LoL! ‘Armed’ with a twig, two happy dudes enjoying nature and each other’s company…I love it!!
I love my Songs of the Day, and especially on Saturday nights I noticed. No particular reason I’d say, as my Saturday nights can be pretty much similar to Sunday-Friday nights until I heard someone singing ‘But it was Saturday night, I guess that makes it all right’…and so it is!
The ones paying attention should not be surprised; that ‘someone’ is Prince (the greatest artist of all time), and the line is from his first big hit, ‘Little Red Corvette’, an erotic fusion of rock and funk combined with groovy guitar riffs and a great solo…I love it!!
And I wonder, for the ones paying attention (and actually, also the ones who don’t); do YOU think this song is about a car? Really??? Listen again and catch the metaphor…(or, read it below the YouTube clip )
Read the lyrics, remember that most Prince songs are drained in sex and consider the following (just some of many): a pocket full of Trojans refers to Tr0jan condoms, The “jockeys” represent men who have previously slept with the girl, and well uhhh, Little Red Corvette refers to that most private place of a girl, below the belt…a change of perspective eh?
Sir Winston Churchill: “The price of greatness is responsibility.”
Walt Whitman: “Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons. It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.”
We all have our own life story, our own experience, bagage, things to deal with, to learn, to accept, to carry with us, to love and remember.
Hélène Leroux created a fantastic animation film about all of this; our life, the people we meet, the memories we make (represented by balloons)…a nice metaphor!
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: “As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”
Many open doors in these pictures at vivas.fi, still; typical, hilarious and OMG oh so true…LoL
Vivas.fi: “There are many funny differences between women and men. You can see them in everyday situations. Next time, when you have a fight with your couple, try to remember these pictures!”
Eugene Mirman: “Some tips for life: 1.Don’t be afraid to follow your dreams, unless your dreams are stupid. 2.Be kind to people. 3.Don’t get too excited when you read the Fountainhead 4.In times of recession, it is time for invention. 5.Things can kill you, so keep that in mind, you fearless know it alls.”
An interesting way to look at the time you have in this life…and roughly how you spend it…
Each jellybean represents one day; seeing how little there are left to do things that really matter to YOU in life, you sure want to be careful not to waste any of them…in other words; make the most out of your free time and your daily routine!
So, what do YOU want to do today??
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: “Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.”
Emily Dickinson: “We turn not older with years, but newer every day.”
My time in NL is spent well; I have been meeting loads of friends and family all around the country in the past days (many miles in the car and public transport! ). My travels brought me in Breda tonight, ready to partyyyyyyyy all night long at the Dance Festival Breda…haha, dance ’till you drop, I am IN!!!!