Tasseography

Hello God!

Thank You for my tiny cup of coffee I am enjoying now. Something magical is in the air. Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love – Prime Minister of France Charles Maurice De Talleyrand said about coffee. We are indebted to great French travellers for much valuable knowledge about this divine beverage. Yes, the French know everything about pleasures of life.

“…The plant with the jessamine-like flowers is the most exquisite perfume of Araby the blest given to the human race by the gift of the Gods” I am reading in “All about Coffee” by William Harrison Ukers.

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Today’s night, you know the period from 7 to 19, January is “Sviatki”, when a fortune telling is eligible and true, I dedicate to tasseography. Wonderful paintings of Harry Roseland create miraculous atmosphere for the fortune reading. Soft light and clear kind and tender faces of participants of this magic ritual promise a happy vision.

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Tasseography, also known as tasseomancy or tassology, is a divination or fortune-telling method that interprets patterns in tea leaves, coffee grounds, or wine sediments.

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Psychologists approve the method as helpful – the process of tasseography stimulates the imagination to create individualized interpretations and solutions. Coffee reading is a fun, healthful and creative way to listen to yourself, they think. So let’s try!

FortuneReading

Do you know what I see in my cup? It is an apple! The symbol of apple means achieving new knowledge. Oh, that is true, I am incredibly happy to share with you tonight’s new knowledge about tasseography. I have never heard about it before.

Thank you for this possibility to share my world, it makes today worth to live.

In My Shoes

Hello God!

Thank You for versatility You so generously provides to all of us. Do you hear “versatility” my brain have recognised  “vitality”. We are vital because of we are versatile.

A versatile and intelligent blogger Shaun who is looking for a reasoning to a complicated world have nominated me for The Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you, Shaun, the Award is important for me because of providing my vitality.

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Rules:

1.Thank the person who gave you this award. Done.
2.Include a link to their blog. Done.
3.Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. Done.
4.Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award. Done
5.Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself. Done.

To know a person better walking a mile in his or her shoes we have. I am a woman so I invite you for a walking in my heels. So the 7 thing about myself I will tell you. Actually these heels are mine metaphorically. Footwear designer Kobi Levi creates shoes on the level of art for the feet and exactly reflects a versatility of my person.

In my cat shoes I declare my femininity. As a cat woman I am tender and warm. I love my red velvet dress with deep décolleté and warm pyjama with polar bears. The first tells me about cat confidence and the second allows me to feel fluffy and playful kitten.

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In my dog shoes I am devoted to my family and friends. I am incredibly happy to meet your likes and comments with a dog’s tongue outside of my smiling mouth.

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In my swan shoes I dream to be as slim and gracile as a ballerina in “Swan Like”. Three yoga classes and two swimming sessions weekly are working.

Swan shoes

In my mallard duck shoes I am the epitome of glamour. Glitter and sequins I adore. Could you hear this Diva on the stage? Yes, it is me.

Duck Mallard shoes

I my toucan shoes I am stubborn. I can do one exercise for 25 times every day until the exercise is a part of my being.

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In my violin shoes I am a teacher of the piano. I teach children to touch the keys according their feelings. From the first steps we learn to be happy by expressing our feeling on the 88 keys of the piano. Great composers help us.

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The seventh things about myself I tell you in my home shoes I am sitting in now and writing to you my main words: Hello God! Thank You. I love you.

My nominees for The Versatile Blogger Awards

  1. http://theopiniator.wordpress.com
  2. http://processingthelife.com
  3. http://euzicasa.wordpress.com
  4. http://tailsfromparis.com
  5. http://ralphiesportal.me
  6. http://almostdreamer.wordpress.com
  7. http://askinsaneelaine.com
  8. http://pjb1943.wordpress.com
  9. http://thesprightlywriter.wordpress.com
  10. http://garite.wordpress.com
  11. http://adamsart.wordpress.com
  12. http://fashionisallthat.wordpress.com
  13. http://mythoughtsonapage.com
  14. http://navyblueworld.wordpress.com
  15. http://moejackson.com

So I am accepting the Versatile Blogger Award with gratitude and honour. Thank you for a walking a mile in my heels. I hope it was light and pleasant moment in your life. Have a happy weekend!

String Quartet

Hello God!

Thank You for Igor Stravinsky. The composer is great. For this Friday’s night I have chosen his Three Pieces for String Quartet. The music is amazing and, mmm, a little specific. You can not expect from Stravinsky light harmonious trills and passages. He surprises by droll, mercurial, ultra-modern sounds and adventurous use of color and scoring. Violins are happily laughing because viola and cello are mechanically and funny “clock working”. I am playfully laughing in violins company. 

Viktor and Rolf created the String Quartet too. Together with Stravinsky Victor and Rolf are great on my scene. Amy Lowell, a poet, is declaiming her poetry: Stravinsky’s Three Pieces “Grotesques”, for String Quartet: Second Movement. I invite you to enjoy with me this great composition.

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Pale violin music whiffs across the moon,

A pale smoke of violin music blows over the moon,

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Cherry petals fall and flutter,

And the white Pierrot,

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Wreathed in the smoke of the violins,

Splashed with cherry petals falling, falling,

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Claws a grave for himself in the fresh earth

With his finger-nails.

Thank you for sharing with me the pleasure of mixing fashion, poetry and music. Have a beautiful weekend!

Key to Immortality

Hello God!

Thank You for a dolls our children play with. You know I tell you a secret, whispering “I am writing this post because of my child is busy with her dolls”. Thank you, dolls of my daughter.

We were walking around wonderful Château de Josselin and the French told us how to love in the previous post. Today the French family – the owner of the castle share with us the code to the Key to Immortality.Musee

At the end of the 19th century, the Duchess de Rohan, great-grandmother the present owners of the castle, started to collect dolls. She has collected a dolls and toys of children for four generations and the fine collection was born.

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This private collection, the most important in France, is composed of more 5000 dolls, toys and games, ranging from the 17th century up to present day.

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“Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows”, said John Betjeman. I know now why our own faces are grey in a mostly cases – because of this dark hour of adolescence.

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My pretty, pretty Josselina

You live in the country

Where the Sun is brighter

The grass is greener.

Dolls

Celestial Light of childhood,

I am floating in,

Gives the rays of understanding

The main enigma of life:

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Why Le Petit Chaperon Rouge is so kind to tell to wolf a road to grandmother?

Nurse

Why my Nanny is so sweetheart?

Girls

The code of the Key to Immortality

These little angels are telling to us:

We live in our children.

And children are fruits of Love.

Thank you for sharing this happy moment with me. We are kinder and wiser now than we were a second ago. Our faces are smiling and lighter, because of the happy knowledge about the code.

Happy Monday!

Little Julian

Hello God!

Thank You for great joy of life. Happily laughing I will tell you a story about little Julian. Julian is a 2 y.o. boy from Brussels. He is famous and according wikipedia originally he looks like as on the photo you see below.

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We were lucky to meet him in this costume. Julian is a great fashionista, his wardrobe counts more than 900 suits.

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A son of Grand Madam

Went missing on the shopping street.

He was, of course, our naughty Julian.

Panic-stricken woman cried:

Help me, help me, please,

To find my little, little child!

Julian

City wide search began,

Every corner was by eye,

Mayor of the city had found

Our naughty Julian.

He peacefully smiled

Doing the thing

Nature dictates to all of us.

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Grand Madam was happy

Gift of gratitude made.

The city had the fountain built.

It is, of course, our naughty Julian.

Thank you for your smile and sharing my today’s inspiration.

Bird Flies

Hello God!

Thank You for this possibility to make each other better. My daughter asked me about a birds in a cages we have seen in the zoo: “Why are these birds in the cages? In my fairy tales birds live in a magic forest.” I explained that the zoo is a kind of hospital for a sick birds. Its will live in a forest when a doctor allows. 5 y.o. is a good age for this story, daughter is satisfied by my answer.

“God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.” Jacques Deval sarcastically said. The words mirror human approach to nature, but in our will to help each other to become better, kinder and in the end make a little creature free. I mean “little creature” in the wide sense. We all have something or somebody to free.

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I love poems by Alexander Pushkin. The special one for today is “The Little Bird”.

Here in a foreign land
I perform an ancient rite:
I free a bird from my hand
in Spring’s cascading light.

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The act consoles my heart,
how can I grudge God’s will;
if I can grant, to some small part
of Creation, freedom, still?

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A models walks the runway in the Agatha Ruiz De La Prada show during Milan Fashion Week Women wear Autumn/Winter 2009.  (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images).

Thank you for your help to make me better. Happy Friday!

Lullaby for Summer

Hello God!

Thank You very much for this last day of Summer. Vladimir Gusev, Russian artist, helps me to sing a lullaby for our Angel of Summer.

SummerDream

When the bright clouds that escort the moon on its flight
Light a pale golden sky as the dusk turns to night;
You’ll visit your dreamland of magic and grace,
Where angels brush stardust from your smiling face.

SummerKite

So walk in your dreams through the star-scattered night.
Surrounded by moonbeams, you’ll rest in the light
Of all those who love you, so blessed by your charms;
As light as a feather, you rest in their arms.

SummerLove

You’ll rest in a forest, so silent and deep,
Where velvet moss pillows a unicorn’s sleep;
And bright fairy lanterns will shimmer and glow
Through the darkness to guide you wherever you go.

SummerAngel

So walk in your dreams through the star-scattered night.
Surrounded by moonbeams, you’ll rest in the light
Of all those who love you, so blessed by your charms;
As light as a feather, you rest in their arms.

Sleep well, dear Angel of Summer. We will meet in our Winter dreams…

Thank you for our happy Summer. We are fulfilled by sunny rays and happy to meet the next season of happiness. I know, I promise.