Mathieu’s Lamp

Hello God!

Thank You for Inspiration to create and build lighthouses. I am incredibly happy to have a beautiful possibility to touch Your Inspiration, You had granted a young sailor Mathieu.

We are walking around a very beautiful and romantic place in the town Plougonvelin. This is the westernmost point of mainland France.

The lighthouse Saint-Mathieu has fascinated us and captured our imagination…

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Lighthouses are not just stone, brick, metal, and glass. There’s a human story at every lighthouse. A Human Fate speaks by lighthouse’s rays.

Born at the sea

with big brave heart,

I am a happy young sailor,

My name is Mathieu.

This story is simple

It is about the Light.

My Destiny is

To keep It in my lamp.

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It is all very romantic – a lighthouse standing by the sea to guide home the weary sailor, and the lighthouse keeper with the lantern, trimming the wicks and keeping a solitary watch for a ship in trouble. Fog, storms, shipwrecks, rescues – what an adventure lighthouse keeping!

The boat was small

But our hearts were big!

The ship began to move slowly along

The wing blew it…

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In 1250, the Benedictine monks in Saint Mathieu hung a lantern on the top of a tower to guide ships on the Iroise Sea. The abbey was built in several stages from the Romanesque period (11th and 12th century) to the Gothic (from the 13th to the 15th century).

It was the worst storm ever,

Father of all storms.

But in the very midst of it,

When the wind was highest ,

The waves were strongest,

When the foam and the spray

Completely covered ship windows

I had seen the Light!

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Being lost at sea in the dark is a matter of life and death. Near this megalith old Benedictine monk Mathieu had been praying for protection of every ship on the Atlantic for whole his life.

The sea as black as ink

Roaring and thundering on the rocky shores,

I could feel much too clearly,

The grasp of the swirling darkness below.

I had seen the Light –

We would survive!

Abbey of Hope

Kneeling I prayed for protection –

“The light of God surrounds us,

The love of God enfolds us,

The power of God protects us!”

I closed my eyes…

And opened its on the shore.

We all were saved by the Light!

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Mathieu’s lamp is very big now. It helps sailors in their navigation: by lining up with white rays, they know they are headed in the right direction.

– white: route to follow

– red: danger

– green: isolated danger.

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Night by night as soon as it begin to grow dark Mathieu’s lamps are lighted. And as the ships go by, they always keep a look-out for friendly lights and avoid the rocks of which they are warned.

You know I am feeling a clumsiness of my words, Chopin helps me describe my thoughts more precisely about the Light Mathieu saw in his Etude “Ocean”. This is miraculous, exquisite and phenomenal. You will feel the roaring waves in a series of rising and falling arpeggios and you will see the Light. You will be eyes of Mathieu.

We all are keeping the Light in our lamps. We are a lighthouses.

Thank you for sharing your light. I know the way because of you!

Loius Adventure

Hello God!

Thank You for Moscow. I love this city. I was studying and working there and it was the happiest time in my life. When the West is going to celebrate Thanksgiving, we have our own entertainments.

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A Loius Vuitton trunk-shaped pavilion has appeared on the Red Square. The luxury brand said the pavilion was inspired by sketches of a trunk which belonged to Russian Prince Wladimir Orloff and had his monogram “P.W.O.” in large letters on the front.

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The trunk was supposed to host the Spirit of Adventure exhibition of designer suitcases on December 2, but its fate already looks in doubt.

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We, Russians, are so unpredictable and spontaneous. Louis Vuitton fashion house asked to remove the pavilion from Red Square almost in a day when it is was installed. The main reason of this authorities decision is unpatriotic advertisement of French fashion house on the main Square of Russia. But this summer Dior was allowed on Red Square. I said we are so unpredictable and spontaneous.

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The pavilion is going to be removed to Park Gorkogo. It will be nice to have a possibility to see the Spirit of Adventure exhibition. I hope the adventure of Louis in Moscow will have a happy end.

Thank you for reading and sharing my hopes.

Jewellery Box

Hello God!

Thank You for my jewellery box I keep my treasures in. Every girl genetically loves her jewellery box. You know why? Because every jewellery box you have ever seen keeps a secret always involving a heart of owner. Her romantic heart and the finer things of life the jewellery box contains…

Let’s open the heavy door of the Chateau de Josselin, Brittany, France.

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As a cunning fox, as my curious daughter wants to see inside my jewellery box, we try to open the lid of the beautiful jewellery box we have found on the table. What is the secret inside? “Ni vous sans moi, ni moi sans vous” (“Neither you without me, neither I without you”) my cheeks are red a little because of touching a love story. Oh la,la, the French love love.

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The history of France says L’Amour (Love) is the Ruler and Le Plaisir (Pleasure) is the Constitution. This architectural Masterpiece proves the statement. Everybody around this castle was in love. Do you feel it?

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There are a soft fire of the rubies, there are the brilliant purple of the amethysts, and the sea green of the emeralds – all shining together in incredible union. We are mesmerised by treasures of the jewellery box and we can just imagine a love moments its keep inside.

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The best way to see a love moments you try to imagine seeing inside of the jewellery box is to take your soulmate by hand and go to eat an ice cream in a cafe you have met then under an umbrella kiss each other as at the first time. It was raining, do you remember?

The hand written notes we have found should be kept in every jewellery box on our planet. “Neither you without me, neither I without you”,please, write her a note. Her heart and jewellery box will keep it forever with the secret of your happiness. The Ruler is Love, by the way. The French know it for sure. So do we now.

Thank you for sharing with me this romantic and full of love moment.

Alice-in-Wonderland Syndrome

Hello God!

Thank You for creating Inspiration for an artists. I am lucky to see and feel a piece of art by Simon Augade. The installation was in the palace La Roche-Jagu garden, Brittany, France.

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“‘Who in the world am I?’ Ah, that’s the great puzzle!” says Lewis Carroll’s Alice. I was asking myself the same question, when I was inside this strange building. The first sensation was dizzying in my head.

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“Alice-in-Wonderland syndrome is a neurological condition where a person experiences a complete distortion of perceptual reality. They experience acute visual disorders relating to shape, size, colour, and the relationship of objects. They are confused by everything they perceive”. My condition was described by these symptoms.

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The second sensation was uplifting freedom, my spirit was aspiring to the skies. Understanding a temporality of the material things was natural and acceptable without doubts.

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“I have built the box which lid is light. This building engages all of my senses, all my involvement … I thus created a space that insulates, while finding myself at the foot did not belong to me,” French artist said about his Masterpiece.

Who in the world am I? I am living spirit in the body I own in the space and time. I am you, your joys and your sorrows, your memories and ambitions, your sense of personal identity and free will. I am your face and yours is mine. Thank you for this possibility to live.

Green Door

Hello God!

Thank You very much for the Green Door we enter in the moment of our first breath.

“So welcome to the lighthouse

which is your body you’ll live your life”,

I am catching this thought from somebody above.

I still remember that

I was an angel with light wings

And the skies I was flying freely in…

My feelings are uncomfortable now.

What’s the surprise, it is so narrow!

How am I going to live here?

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Bright smiles of well known eyes

Help to understand: I am a human,

A girl, a daughter.

I am a Lighthouse – a house of the Light!

My story is going to be happy…

The photo I took in Binic, France. We all are lucky to enter in the Green Door. So we have to remember we are a lighthouses for each other. “A lighthouse is not interested in who gets its light! It just gives it without thinking! Giving light is its nature!” I try to follow by these words of Mehmet Murat iLdan to give you Light as bright as I can produce. Thank you for your Light I am enjoying and floating in now.

Good Luck Charm

Hello God!

Thank You for this luck to live providing to all of us. You know not only we but the whole Universe is created by pure luck. Stephen Hawking in his book “The Grand Design” writes: “Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist.”

Professor continues “That makes the coincidences of our planetary conditions – the single Sun, the lucky combination of Earth-Sun distance and solar mass.” So we all are lucky to live.

I am awarded for the 1000th comment in my friend’s Linda blog. It was a pure luck and lucky combination of myriad of factors in this time and space continuum. I call myself a Good Luck Charm for Linda and sincerely believe it works. I am accepting the award with great gratitude and joy. Thank you Linda for your lite being in my life.

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Thank you dear Shree for creating the award, this delightful symbol of global communication and unity. Your light is bright and my way is brighter because of you.

Stephen Hawking said “We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe and for that, I am extremely grateful.” So am I. Thank you for the grand design you are building on my way now. You are my Good Luck Charm.

Have a lucky weekend!

Happy Simplicity

Hello God!

Thank You for Your patient waiting for me. Last week I spent in the peaceful place where I invite you for a walking. The place is magic and enigmatic. It is hard to find the place even on the maps and I almost sure you have not any chance to see it anywhere else. So take this unique possibility!

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“The miracle of life is concluded in patience and simplicity” I thought when I was walking on this street in the small belorussian town where my mother-in-law lives.

Life is simple here. The houses are wood and small. Usually two rooms and a kitchen with a big wood-burning stove are in a typical village’s house.

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There are no rooms for depressions here. The inhabitants even have never heard about psychiatrist and psychoanalysis. Scientists have confirmed rural life is better for happy life. Researchers have shown that the parts of the brain dealing with stress and emotion are affected by living in the big city.

Watching the spectacular sunset and feeling the warm air flowing in hairs are the best cure for our urban brain.

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“Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world”. Lao Tzu’s words is the fundamental truth we often forget. I will remember.

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Simplicity implies beauty, purity and clarity here. A vigorous rooster’s cry is a natural alarm clock, the first golden rays of the sun on a pillow are tickling my eyes saying “Good Morning” and a tantalizing scent of a homemade pie languishing in the oven promises a really good day.

And in the evening when the sky is flourished with star myriads gentle wind tells his delightful breezy story about true happiness …

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Happiness is simple. Sometimes everything we do to find it is complicated.

I am grateful for your smile now and these flowers I have gathered are for you. Thank you for your happiness now.