As I Began to Love Myself –  A Self Love Poem by Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin, best known mime actor, wrote a beautiful self love  poem  on his 70th birthday (April 16, 1959).  It is exceptional because  there  are not many poems written about loving one’s self and in my  opinion,  contains much wisdom.  Here’s how Chaplin’s self love poem  goes….
* * *
As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering
are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth.
Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.
*
As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody
As I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time
was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this
person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.
*
As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life,
and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow.
Today I call it “MATURITY”.
*
As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance,
I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens
at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm.
Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.
*
As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time,
and I stopped designing huge projects for the future.
Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do
and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in
my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.
*
As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for
my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything the drew
me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude
a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.
 *
As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since
I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.
*
As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worry
about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where EVERYTHING
is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.
*
As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me
and it can make me sick. But As I connected it to my heart, my
mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.
*
We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems
with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing
new worlds are born.Today I know THAT IS “LIFE”!
* * *
- Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin, KBE
(16 April 1889 –  25 December 1977)

As I Began to Love Myself – A Self Love Poem by Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin, best known mime actor, wrote a beautiful self love poem on his 70th birthday (April 16, 1959). It is exceptional because there are not many poems written about loving one’s self and in my opinion, contains much wisdom. Here’s how Chaplin’s self love poem goes….

* * *

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering

are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth.

Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.

*

As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody

As I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time

was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this

person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.

*

As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life,

and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow.

Today I call it “MATURITY”.

*

As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance,

I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens

at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm.

Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.

*

As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time,

and I stopped designing huge projects for the future.

Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do

and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in

my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.

*

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for

my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything the drew

me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude

a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.

 *

As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since

I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.

*

As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worry

about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where EVERYTHING

is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.

*

As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me

and it can make me sick. But As I connected it to my heart, my

mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.

*

We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems

with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing

new worlds are born.Today I know THAT IS “LIFE”!

* * *

- Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin, KBE

(16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977)

In Memory of Gianny Gomes

 Da Cores - Lata 
"E vem do verde aquele dom Que a vida traz sem te cobrar E com azul tem branco mar Laranja doce vem do céu Com cor de rosa e lilás Pássaro preto voa triste Se esse canto se acabar…”

A  while back, I came across a song that was featured on a Putumayo Bossa  Nova CD. I immediately became fascinated with this song as it featured  an infectious groove with a complex Brazilian rhythm interspersed with a  laid-back almost haunting melody. The song featured lyrics in  Portuguese. That being Gi.’s native language, I asked her to translate  the lyrics for me. Of course, she provided a very distinct  translation as was Gi’s custom to anything that was Brazilian.
After  Gi’s death, I found myself thinking of that song and reflecting on the  meaning of those lyrics. As I began to do my research, I found out in  passing that Gi was very found of a certain image that she wanted as a  tattoo. What struck me even more was the image itself pertained the the  very topic of the song she had translated for me a while back: COLORS.
And so NOW looking back on that song, I was overcome with  emotion because in fact the song speaks of colors that permeate this  earth of ours, providing hues of light and darkness. In many ways  representing an array of colors much like when white light is dispersed  by a prism into the colors of the optical spectrum.
When I thought of Gi., I remembered her translation and I likened the  song to those colors, the colors that her aura reflected. As we know  Gi. struggled with a lot in her life but to me her aura was very much  like that of a color spectrum, providing hues of LIGHT and DARKNESS but  always representing an array of COLORS.
And so I will share with you MY translation of those lyrics, a sort of embellished translation as I have tried to tap into the gist  of the song but steered away from translating it word for word.
Here’s but a short segment of my translation:

                                                   ******
The Colors Of Gianny’s Aura
"It reflects the color green.
A gift that life can bring as a source of healing.
It features white light… bright with hues of deep blue.
It is made of coral, that which is of the sea.

It is made of fire engine red, the colors of a childhood toy.
That which can open doors to dream. 
With hints of yellow that can be seen 
Through the windows of the soul.

The colors of her aura…
Always blinding you with LIGHT but always always leaving you with a smile.”
                                                    ******
And  so that is how I choose to remember our dear friend Gianny.
A source of  light wherever she went, permeating colors into the very fabric of our  lives.
We love you Gi.
RIP Gianny Gomez.
ओम्

Da Cores - Lata
To listen to song, click here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbG3_y9W64c
Lyrics can be found here:
http://www.lyricstime.com/da-lata-cores-lyrics.html

In Memory of Gianny Gomes


 Da Cores - Lata

"E vem do verde aquele dom
Que a vida traz sem te cobrar
E com azul tem branco mar

Laranja doce vem do céu
Com cor de rosa e lilás
Pássaro preto voa triste
Se esse canto se acabar…”


A while back, I came across a song that was featured on a Putumayo Bossa Nova CD. I immediately became fascinated with this song as it featured an infectious groove with a complex Brazilian rhythm interspersed with a laid-back almost haunting melody. The song featured lyrics in Portuguese. That being Gi.’s native language, I asked her to translate the lyrics for me. Of course, she provided a very distinct  translation as was Gi’s custom to anything that was Brazilian.

After Gi’s death, I found myself thinking of that song and reflecting on the meaning of those lyrics. As I began to do my research, I found out in passing that Gi was very found of a certain image that she wanted as a tattoo. What struck me even more was the image itself pertained the the very topic of the song she had translated for me a while back: COLORS.

And so NOW looking back on that song, I was overcome with emotion because in fact the song speaks of colors that permeate this earth of ours, providing hues of light and darkness. In many ways representing an array of colors much like when white light is dispersed by a prism into the colors of the optical spectrum.

When I thought of Gi., I remembered her translation and I likened the song to those colors, the colors that her aura reflected. As we know Gi. struggled with a lot in her life but to me her aura was very much like that of a color spectrum, providing hues of LIGHT and DARKNESS but always representing an array of COLORS.

And so I will share with you MY translation of those lyrics, a sort of embellished translation as I have tried to tap into the gist  of the song but steered away from translating it word for word.

Here’s but a short segment of my translation:

                                                   ******

The Colors Of Gianny’s Aura

"It reflects the color green.

A gift that life can bring as a source of healing.

It features white light… bright with hues of deep blue.

It is made of coral, that which is of the sea.


It is made of fire engine red, the colors of a childhood toy.

That which can open doors to dream. 

With hints of yellow that can be seen

Through the windows of the soul.


The colors of her aura…

Always blinding you with LIGHT but always always leaving you with a smile.”

                                                    ******

And so that is how I choose to remember our dear friend Gianny.

A source of light wherever she went, permeating colors into the very fabric of our lives.

We love you Gi.

RIP Gianny Gomez.

ओम्


Da Cores - Lata

To listen to song, click here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbG3_y9W64c

Lyrics can be found here:

http://www.lyricstime.com/da-lata-cores-lyrics.html

Merry Christmas
"He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.” Psalm 91:4
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!
 Happy holidays and seasons greetings!!! 
Shazzam! xx

Merry Christmas

"He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.” Psalm 91:4

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!

Happy holidays and seasons greetings!!!

Shazzam! xx

It’s a Kylie Christmas!

Let it snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

"Kylie joined some of the biggest stars from the world of stand-up and comedy to perform live in front of comedy fans and a celebrity VIP audience at London’s Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on Tuesday the 13th of December.

Kylie sparkled as she gave a rendition of ‘Let It Snow’ with the comedians joining in to close the show with a final Christmas sing-along.

Michael McIntyre’s Christmas Special will air on BBC1 at 10.30pm on Christmas Day.”

Christmas at Rockefeller Center
Live from New York it’s the tree at Rock Center!

Christmas at Rockefeller Center

Live from New York it’s the tree at Rock Center!

Fashion Alert 
Wajajajaja!!!!!

Fashion Alert

Wajajajaja!!!!!

Christmas With The Kardashians
From our centerfold to yours. Happy Vanity Fair Day errr we mean Christmas! - The Kardashians

Christmas With The Kardashians

From our centerfold to yours. Happy Vanity Fair Day errr we mean Christmas! - The Kardashians

Shazzam! - A Magical Word
Shazzam: A word used to express pride in the successful completion of  something magical. Can also be used to celebrate general achievement  & completion of tasks. When split in to two syllables, SHA and ZZAM,  it denotes something that is undeniably funny, an expression used when  something unusual or unbelievable occurs. A word of empowerment. The  incantation used by the comic-strip hero Captain Marvel as it was the  source of his power. Shazzam bitches!

Shazzam! - A Magical Word

Shazzam: A word used to express pride in the successful completion of something magical. Can also be used to celebrate general achievement & completion of tasks. When split in to two syllables, SHA and ZZAM, it denotes something that is undeniably funny, an expression used when something unusual or unbelievable occurs. A word of empowerment. The incantation used by the comic-strip hero Captain Marvel as it was the source of his power. Shazzam bitches!

The Gift of Gab
Thank you Lord for blessing me with the gift of gab and for the ability  to express myself so eloquently through writing. I’m eternally grateful  for all those people who taught me the power in words! Shazzam!

The Gift of Gab

Thank you Lord for blessing me with the gift of gab and for the ability to express myself so eloquently through writing. I’m eternally grateful for all those people who taught me the power in words! Shazzam!

Pagan Poetry - Pearl Hands
"He offers A handshake Crooked Five fingers They form a pattern Yet to be matched On the surface simplicity But the darkest pit in me It’s pagan poetry…”

Pagan Poetry - Pearl Hands

"He offers
A handshake
Crooked
Five fingers
They form a pattern
Yet to be matched

On the surface simplicity
But the darkest pit in me
It’s pagan poetry…”

Bjork - Pagan Poetry Images
About the video, Nick Knight the director explained “I wanted to strip her down.  She’s actually quite raw, womanly and sexy. There’s a different side to  her that doesn’t come across normally in her videos. That’s what I asked  her to do and that’s what she did.” When asked if Björk was the one who  plays the sexual acts as well, he explained “I gave her [Björk] a Sony  Mini DV camera and asked her to shoot her own private scenes […] She  asked me to make a film about her love life, so I merely gave it back to  her and said ‘Film your love life’.”

Bjork - Pagan Poetry Images

About the video, Nick Knight the director explained “I wanted to strip her down. She’s actually quite raw, womanly and sexy. There’s a different side to her that doesn’t come across normally in her videos. That’s what I asked her to do and that’s what she did.” When asked if Björk was the one who plays the sexual acts as well, he explained “I gave her [Björk] a Sony Mini DV camera and asked her to shoot her own private scenes […] She asked me to make a film about her love life, so I merely gave it back to her and said ‘Film your love life’.”

Pagan Poetry - Wedding Dress
Alexander McQueen Sketch of Bjork’s Dress

Pagan Poetry - Wedding Dress

Alexander McQueen Sketch of Bjork’s Dress

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