Psyche and Eros

The ancient Greeks believed that their souls fluttered away from their bodies in the form of butterflies after death. The Greek symbol for the soul was a butterfly winged girl named Psyche. According to legend, Aphrodite was jealous of Psyche’s beauty. She ordered her son, Eros, to make Psyche fall in love with him. Instead…


Homunculus

Before the days of Aristotle, it was thought that tiny fully formed beings were held inside of the mother’s ovaries and every drop of the father’s sperm. These beings or homunculus had all of parts needed to be a living thing except one, life. The menstrual mother’s blood was thought to contain everything that was…


Mistakes

Your mistakes do not define you. It seems that people often want to know about another person’s mistakes when a person’s mistakes do not define who they are. Truly, we can learn from them, but why not take the more difficult path of learning what to do by looking at actions that one admires instead?…


Some Clouds Have Rainbow Lining

A rainbow colored cloud is what is known as a pileus iridescent cloud. It is formed when smooth clouds form on top of cumulus clouds when cold air rises higher in the atmosphere. It is made up of uniformly sized water droplets that diffract sunlight. It is just another miracle from God.


Dusted – Always remember to respect and honour your Mother

One of my favorite singers, Dido, helped with this song. It was her brother’s project. I like it. It is kind of cute like those “Frosty the Snowman” shows that come on TV during the holidays or the art done in the book, “Where the Wild Things Are”. The music is entrancing. https://youtu.be/7luA86h7Q80


Normal

“If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou Right on Dr. Angelou! This lady was amazing! She was a poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist. She composed and read a wonderful poem about the renewal of…


10 Things That I Learned From My Brother

1.  Who knows what’s wrong with some people. Maybe daddy did not love them. 2.   People freak out too much over dyslexia. 3.   The strong should protect those who are weaker than they are. 4.   Video games are fun! 5.   It can be great to have siblings around to hang out with. 6.   A sense of humor is a great…


Vitas – Opera # 2

Vitas – Opera # 2 My house has been built but I am alone hereThe door banged behind my backAn autumn wind is knocking on the windowCrying over me all over again…Thunderstorm at night and fog in the morning…The sun has turned completely coldOld pains are following one anotherLet them all get together!My house has…


“Funeral For My Children”

http://www.npr.org/event/music/217277491/anna-von-hausswolff-finds-a-pipe-organ-in-new-york-city?sc=fb&cc=fmp This is a beautiful video by Swedish singer, Anna Von Hausswolff playing a version of her song, “Funeral For My Children”. I really like how she used a pipe organ, an amazing instrument, to play this rendition of her song. I also love how much feeling she puts into it. This song must be close…


Why Do I Blog?

One reason why I blog is because I love to write. I have heard that, in the past, that writing and, specifically, writing poetry used to be used by churches and people in history as a means of healing and medicine. I have also heard that creative activities such as writing are beneficial to one’s…