Archive | October, 2012

Youth and Change

29 Oct

“A Sonnet is a moment’s monument”

 A Sonnet is a moment’s monument,

Memorial from the Soul’s eternity

To one dead deathless hour. Look that it be,

Whether for lustral rite or dire portent,

Of its own arduous fulness reverent:

Carve it in ivory or in ebony,

As Day or Night may rule; and let Time see

Its Powering crest impearled and orient.

A Sonnet is a coin: its face reveals

The soul,–its converse, to what Power ’tis due:–

Whether for tribute to the august appeals

Of Life, or dower in Love’s high retinue,

It serve, or, ‘mid the dark wharf’s cavernous breath,

In Charon’s palm it pay the toll to Death.

PART I–YOUTH AND CHANGE
from the House of Life .
George P. Landow’s commentary on The House of Life is available at The Victorian Web.

Warming the soul

28 Oct

Finally it’s raining! I love rain and the atmosphere that the rain it’s capable to create around you and…inside you.

With the rain my soul was renovate: it’s a sort of washer machine for the worst feelings! And also when you feel  the first cold weather of the season it’s the right time to warm your body and your soul!

Usually I’d like to drink tea, herbal infusion, hot malt drink resembling coffee, ginseng coffee and recently I discovered Guarana coffee!

Guarana is an energy-enhancing seed extracted from the Brazilian cocoa plant. Although guarana does contain caffeine, it dissolves slowly while maintaining a lasting boost of tannin, similar to that found in green tea.

It’s easy to prepare your homemade guarana coffee: you need to grind two seeds for each cup of water. Crush the seeds with a coffee-grinder; boil the powder for 10 minutes and drink. Create a 16-oz. drink by grinding four seeds. Guarana seeds are strong, so this tea requires only a few seeds. Boil add if you like no-dairy milk (I love nuts milk with vanilla and nutmeg) and…enjoy your coffee…!

If you want you also can refrigerate the guarana, add mint leaves, crushed pineapple or pineapple juice, or coconut water to taste.

There are many effects when you consume Guarana, most of them positive. The biggest positive effect comes cognitively. It has been shown several times – through clinical studies – that Guarana can improve memory and alertness. In many cases it can also improve a person’s mood. One of the more popular clinical studies done on Guarana showed strong positive effects after a dosage of just 75 mg. It has also been shown to improve cognitive and physical abilities in rats (the latter referring to endurance not strength).

Many people would assume that with all these benefits there has to be some side effects, but in this case, other than some people experiencing jitters, there are no known side effects for the general population. Guarana is considered safe for most people. The only people who should use caution are those with predisposed heart conditions. In these cases, consuming too much caffeine in any form can lead to seizures. It’s also wise to use caution if you experience heart palpitations after taking Guarana (you can also read more information on this link  and I’ll suggest you to read this article).

According to the weather and the nearly Halloween’s celebration yesterday I saw a great movies: The Raven a gothic thriller that imagines Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack) helping police solve a series of murders inspired by his novels. It’s thrilling stuff and Cusack captures the tortured genius Poe with skill. The L.A.Times criticized a lot this film( here the review) but in my modest opinion it’s a great movie especially for the particular ways that describe the melancholy and dark Poe’s imagination. He’d suffered a lot of tragedy in his life, He thought he could hear the sounds of darkness rushing across the horizon towards him. Watching this film was like peering into the abyss when you get into the land of Poe.

Take this kiss upon the brow!/And, in parting from you now/ Thus much let me avow/You are not wrong, who deem/All that we see or seem/Is but a dream within a dream.

I noticed only today the not casualty of this event in my life…in october 2009 I read for the first time  The Raven in the Halloween’s Night with my soulmate…I knew I loved you before I met you,I think I dreamed you into life, I knew I loved you before I met you, I have been waiting all my life.

Enjoy the sunday’s time!

brightest light

26 Oct

Just because we can’t really get over the dark parts,
doesn’t mean we can’t get to the good ones.

Sometimes, the brightest light comes from the darkest places.

Trusting people..

25 Oct

Sometimes I’m feeling tired and sick to trust people…
They use your joy, happiness, kindness and patience in selfish way…they use you…and you unconsciously give they the power to abuse your person…

Recently I meet a very strange kind of human being: strong like a wall and in the same time coward like a pussy… I’m sorry for the bad language but today I’m angry…They give you the illusion to be authentic and real person, without mask…but it’s a lie…they use with you another types of mask , to cover the truth!

Sometimes I’m feeling full of happiness about people…
Strangers that give you all even the deep secrets and you…you’re important…you have the chance to be really you, without fear or anger or any type of negative feeling or energies…you’ll breathe with this type of person…a breath of fresh air in this chaotic world…

Recently I meet beautiful souls..and I’m very grateful with life: because life everyday give me the opportunity to experience different situation, living like an adventure…the best adventure in the world: BE ALIVE!

Thank you at everyone….!

Discovering Manhattan…

24 Oct

Mary Wilke: I’m honest, what do you want? I say what’s on my mind and if you can’t take it, well then fuck off!

Isaac Davis: And I like the way you express yourself too, you know? It’s pithy yet degenerate. You get many dates?

***

Mary Wilke: I guess I should straighten my life out, huh? I mean, Donnie my analyst is always telling me—

Isaac Davis: You call your analyst Donnie?

Mary Wilke: Yeah, I call him Donnie.

Isaac Davis: Donnie, your analyst? I call mine Dr. Chomsky, you know? Either that or he hits me with a ruler.

***

Talent is luck. The important thing in life is courage

stumbling over poetry

23 Oct

You do not have to be good.

You do not have to walk on your knees

for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.

You only have to let the soft animal of your body

love what it loves.

Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.

Meanwhile the world goes on.

Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain

are moving across the landscapes,

over the prairies and the deep trees,

the mountains and the rivers.

Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,

are heading home again.

Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,

the world offers itself to your imagination,

call to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –

over and over announcing your place

in the family of things.

― Mary Oliver

Living happiness

22 Oct

“Live with Generosity and Authenticity, and you will always be happy. It will set you free.” (Baron Baptiste)

Here 20 things that make me happy and I hope that make someone else happy:

1. Smile.

2. Give an authentic compliment.

3. Slow down.

4. Don’t do. Just be.

5. Say thank you.

6. Make a gratitude list daily.

7. Read my books

8. Bake vegan food for someone.

9. Give and recive a big bear hug.

10. Do yoga.

11. Listen. (No, really listen.)

12. Buy a gift for someone.

13. Happiness is contagious. So be contagious.

14. Play with a pet.

15. Donate to a cause you care about.

16. Say hi to your neighbors.

17. Share an inspirational quote or picture everyday.

18. Think positively, in every situation.

19. Talk about your passions. Then live them.

20. Have faith in love!