- Producer14/11/2016People are like Tea BagsPhil Friedman has recently dubbed me a “Prairie-Culture philosopher” in his most recent post.( www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/about-writing-about-writing ) I’ll accept that badge. Both my parents are prairie people, and we didn’t...
Comments17/06/2017 #87 Brian McKenzieI miss the days of Lake Wobaho and Prairie Home - good times.
Favorite metaphor is actually Russian, His Bucket is not enough wet. It is ever so much more vulgar than Google ever translates. It is the not playing with a full deck of cards while being a motherf*cker about it.17/06/2017 #85 Gerald Hecht#79 @Claire L Cardwell I don't have a FB (or Twitter) account...but I heard about that.
Lately, with each passing day --lacking both an FB and Twitter account has effectively makes everything I do here completely random; like a cross between psychosis, dementia, visual and auditory impairment, and under the influence of a powerful hallucinogen which creates an experience of perpetual Deja Vu while surfing various automated waves, guided only by the omnipresent synesthesia and olfactory tinnitus.
Which, I imagine creates the impression that I'm no different than I ever was.
Oh...also I wanted to ask you about the17/06/2017 #84 Gerald Hecht@Kevin Pashuk Last week, when picking my kids from school, my son told me that he was so focused on his soccer tournament --he forgot to some practice problems and he was worried that it may have effected his grade on his math final.
My rejoinder was: "well, you know --people are like..."
He finished it: "I know, they're like FRIGGIN' TEA BAGS BECAUSE YOU DON'T REALLY KNOW THEM UNTIL THEY ARE IN HOT WATER!"
Apparently, ever since I read this post; it's (subconsciously) become my "go to parental propaganda line".17/06/2017 #82 CityVP 🐝 ManjitGood story. I am not fussed about the simile/metaphor thing, this whole buzz has more to offer than pour some tea for the grammar police. It is the story that brought home to me the hair in the biscuit connection. It is a good one for our own club's students to learn from whether it is the buzz or the comments.17/06/2017 #81 Claire L Cardwell@Kevin Pashuk - being Irish French and a colonial of the worst ilk - my favourite saying is "away with you" - if that doesn't work try "not today thank you" - if you want to know what the second part of "away with you" is - then you must be a gentleman and not let on what it is.....20/11/2016 #75 Gerald Hecht#73 @Linda Scarrup honey bee colonies frequently need to a deal with a queen who has...to say "every bee colony has a queen, ciao".. is umm ...it would be cool if http://www.nbcnews.com/id/9604401/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/when-queen-bee-dies-its-every-bee-herself/ (like everything else in life) it really was that orderly20/11/2016 #74 Gerald HechtThe quality of a rhetorical piece may be greatly improved by paying close attention to @Phil Friedman 's comments regarding the degree of "isomorphic slippage" in a metaphor; should the rhetorician choose to deploy that particular device...of course as Phil has shown me...a higher quality piece may result from omitting the metaphor entirely (for any number of reasons; isomorphic slippage, unnecessary use of the device to further a concept which is already doing the "Res Ipsa Loquitur thingie", etc.); the factors that separate high quality writing from lesser quality writing cannot, of course, be taught --if we think about it...we all must admit that we all have exemplars of rhetorical pieces which are our "gold standards" ..."benchmark writing samples"...which break every rule of "proper syntax", tense consistency subject/object/verb agreement....4 dot ellipses (naughty naughty); incorrectly structured parenthetical insertions, etc., and yet ...it don't make a damn bit difference19/11/2016 #72 AnonymousI like metaphors too, I find them a good way to make the audience remember the message you want to transmit.
But in some cases, a tag of "handle with care" should be put into this powerful tool.
Some people abuse of the metaphors, and try to establish all kind of similarities between the metaphor and the message they want to transmit, in a way that the original message is no longer interesting.
In others, like in advertising, the metaphor is so powerful that the audience virtually forgets about the product, and only remembers the metaphor.
Porque yo lo valgo, (Could be translated as :because I deserved it) was a very successful advertising campaign of L'Oreal, on which a beautiful lady was choosing the brand as a matter of excellence. In my country, this sentence has become a part of the day to day speaking, but nobody know where does it come from.16/11/2016 #71 Phil Friedman#58 The problem is that true metaphors are rare. We most often speak in similes --- which some grammarians consider a sub-class of metaphors. Personally, I identify metaphors as similar in structure and function to conceptual models. For example, water running in pipes (which can be directly observed) is often used as a conceptual model for electricity "running" in wires (which cannot be directly observed).
The downfall of relying too heavily on a metaphor is that metaphors are also rarely completely isomorphic with that which is the co-reference of the metaphor. For instance, bee society and its social structure can be used as a metaphor for the structure of social media. (Wow! That's a novel idea ain't it?) But while we may like to play around with bees buzzing about, making honey, cross-pollinating, and so on, we might not like some other aspects of the metaphor. Namely, the fact that a bee colony functions as a multi-part, but single biological entity, in which the individual being of its members is submerged in, and subordinated entirely to the will and the welfare of the collective. Very much like the Borg Collective in the Star Trek series.And very much the anathema of what free people value highly, namely, free and individual belief and exchange., Cheers!
- Producer21/02/2017Wiping Away the CondensationAs some of you may know, last week I unearthed a post from my drafts folder and brought it back to life. It was a 2-year-old post and it just felt right to give it some love and attention – finally. And today, I find myself there again. Revisiting...
Comments06/03/2017 #19 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#18 I don't mind the cold either (helps greatly with hot flashes) and saves on my electric bill because I obviously don't have to run Central air ha ha. Like you, it's the early, dark evenings that put many of us into hibernation mode. I look back and wonder when that became worse? I think it really hit me after my kids moved out, until that time I ran from morning until later evening, depending on the day. I'm sorry you missed the trade show but happy your team won some awards, that's awesome!! I didn't know daylight savings is this weekend. I have a love/hate relationship with that one day because we lose an hour of sleep and I so love my sleep ;-) Luckily it's only one day!!06/03/2017 #18 Laura Mikolaitis#17 It is exciting, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. I'm just impatient waiting for warmer temps and longer days. But daylight savings is this weekend so I'm hopeful that I'll be able to pick up my normal workout routine very soon. My modified winter one has been okay but not as fruitful as I had hoped it would be. I don't mind the cold per se, it's getting home from work and having it be dark and feeling like I just want to hibernate. I'm definitely on the mend and feeling better, thank you. I wasn't able to fly though so I am missing a trade show that I normally attend. And as it turns out, we won a couple of awards - go team!06/03/2017 #17 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#14 We are on the downside of winter now, how exciting! I agree it can be brutal. My brother spends as much time outdoors in the winter as he does through out the year and seems to stay happier. I wish I had the enthusiasm he has but I've never been a big fan of the cold since my teen years lol. I hope your ear is better now, ear infections are not fun.06/03/2017 #16 Laura Mikolaitis#9 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, thank you for your valuable comments. I enjoyed reading them. My apologies for being so late in my reply. I've been a bit under the weather and am just coming back to full speed. There is a great freedom that comes with change and accepting that we have the power to do so if we choose to enable it. I realize that for some, status quo is acceptable. And, I suspect, in some areas of our lives perhaps that may be the case. But in those areas where we can invoke our ability to do so, it is so freeing. Sometimes we are pushed to the edge or hit rock bottom before we are willing to open our eyes, hearts, and minds to change. I know it has been the case for me from time to time. Life is complicated, but in its intricacy, it is also beautiful and amazing. Our lens can be occluded from time to time and perhaps even harshness can beget us, but emerging from that shell is a gift and one that I am thankful and grateful for.06/03/2017 #15 Laura Mikolaitis#12 Thanks so much, @Todd Jones! We are not without muck in our lives that is for sure. Although, I've crossed paths with those who claim they don't have muck in their lives. Not sure how that happens and I'm not sure I'd want it to be muck free. As much as the challenges can be exasperating at times, they are part of who we are and they are part of our story. While the stories may not always be pretty, they are the building blocks that help lead us to the next chapter. I noticed that when I changed my mindset, I was better equipped to handle the storms. I falter at times and find myself asking why, but fortunately, I'm able to find my way back. Thanks so much for reading and adding to the conversation!06/03/2017 #14 Laura Mikolaitis#13 Thanks so much, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. Finding that right path can take some time and I know it did for me. I'm not without stumbles in between and moments that snap me back, that's for sure. But it's those times that bring me back around and make me appreciate the chapters that have come before and those that are still there to write. Winter can be brutal and I've been feeling the effects of it this season for sure. Being sidelined by an ear infection hasn't helped, but it has given me some perspective; in that sometimes, I really do need to slow down and recharge. Thank you for reading Lisa and for your contribution to the conversation - always appreciated.25/02/2017 #13 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWonderful @Laura Mikolaitis, "As it turns out, I had different plans for life." What a revelation and I'm happy you found the right path within yourself. Winter can be hard on many when we don't see the sunshine for days, sometimes weeks in the NE. It's during those times I have to wonder if many of us ponder change and act on it just as soon as the weather begins to break and the sun is shining again? Thanks for sharing this Laura!25/02/2017 #12 Todd JonesExcellent Laura! The rooster-tail of grime from the passing car is an excellent metaphor for the daily grind of life. We get loads of crap thrown our way every day. While we may not be able to control what happens to us, we can always control how we respond to it. Congratulation on an invigorated reawakening, and thanks for a beautifully crafted post!24/02/2017 #11 Laura Mikolaitis#7 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, thank you for such wonderfully enlightening comments and insight. I read your words late last night after having put in a 12 hour day at the office, and it was so soothing to read. Unfortunately, I was too spent to formulate any coherent thoughts and deferred until today to reply. Your comments are truly some to savor and come back to. You capture the struggle so well with what you say here: "Our own minds can become labyrinthine places that lock us into an immune system battle where we attack our own best qualities and struggle with how to be simply who we are." It is an immune system battle, and finding the antidote isn't always easy but I do believe it is achievable. My problem became that in my tolerance I lost my quest for self. I believe it became a defense mechanism at first and eventually morphed. I can't discount any of it, however, because eventually, I found my way out. I still falter from time to time, but that's part of being human I suppose. A constant work in progress with new discoveries along the way.24/02/2017 #10 Laura Mikolaitis#6 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, Brand Ambassador @ beBee, thank you for your thoughtful comments and for sharing my post. I really appreciate it. I agree that being tolerant does have its disadvantages; especially when it starts to eat away at your core and you lose sight of not only yourself, but your worth. Or at least, that's what happened to me. I became a product of a toxic environment but fortunately I was able to climb out of the trenches and find me again. It's a constant process and at least now I'm cognizant of it. Thanks for chiming in and being a part of the conversation.24/02/2017 #9 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeI am very grateful to my friend @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, Brand Ambassador @ beBee for tagging me to read this wonderful buzz.
@Laura Mikolaitis- you are an astonishing writer. You wrote brilliantly "I became complacent in my quest for tolerance and neglected the power of change". Your story tells how powerfully you realize the power of change. The idea of condensation as "Condensation filled the mirror. Yet I was not ready to wipe it away. For wiping it away meant seeing. Seeing meant accepting. And accepting meant change" is brilliant. Sometimes we procrastinate the dews that block us from seeing ahead and reluctant to wipe it away. We need the power to change habits. We need the power to quit bad habits such as smoking and live a healthy life. We need to remove the smoking clouds forming on the mirrors and be able to change for great purposes. We need to see the future through the mirrors before time complicates our lives. We need to see, to accept and then to change. Yes, we draw similar conclusions even though the inspiration came from different experiences as Franci pointed out.
I shared this amazing buzz.23/02/2017 #8 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, Brand Ambassador @ beBeeI just read a post by @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee that I feel tracks with this buzz. Sharing https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/drowning-in-the-river-of-time23/02/2017 #7 Deb 🐝 Helfrich"I was lost in the intricacy of the maze and I needed to find my way out. I was finally ready to wipe away the condensation from the mirror and face me."
This post has touched me deeply, @Laura Mikolaitis View more"I was lost in the intricacy of the maze and I needed to find my way out. I was finally ready to wipe away the condensation from the mirror and face me."
This post has touched me deeply, @Laura Mikolaitis. I read it on the other site a few times and read it right before bed last night. I find it hard to adequately express how well you have captured the core conundrum I - and I think a lot of the writerly sorts of folks face. As we can become internally lost in the intricacy of what we can do in our minds......
Our own minds can become labyrinthine places that lock us into an immune system battle where we attack our own best qualities and struggle with how to be simply who we are.
And yet, the solution is simply awareness - the NOW, the PRESENT:
"I’m always amazed at how something that seems so trivial can really turn out to be enlightening"
I am beginning to become comfortable with the jarring thought that the search for meaning is extraneous, but the search for feeling - anything that ratchets our focus into the active experience of being alive - is all that we need to ponder when it comes to feeling the incredible awe of being alive.
The second we launch into storycreating - the internal, ego-based, judgemental sort. We pop ourselves into a zone of losing touch with the flow of feeling, the zone of sensory wonder, and the blissful practice of being alive. Close23/02/2017 #6 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, Brand Ambassador @ beBeeI truly enjoyed this, Laura. I can relate because there were times in my life where I tolerated things rather than stand my ground. After a while, one becomes too accepting of things that could have been changed for the better. In the meantime, those "things" compound and eat away at one's happiness. There are times when I feel we can't see the forest for the trees. Exceptional post.22/02/2017 #4 Laura Mikolaitis#1 Thank you @Sara Jacobovici for your thoughtful and encouraging comments. Change can be a scary word for some - even me; which is why I enjoy writing about it. Doing so gives it life and purpose and helps me to grow. We should be nurturing change where and when we can. But it starts within us and before we can champion it in the outside, we often need to nurture it on the inside.22/02/2017 #3 Laura Mikolaitis#2 Thank you @Pascal Derrien for your comments and for the share. Much appreciated. I'm glad that you like this "little gem." It is quickly becoming one of my treasures and I know now it was the right decision to unearth it from its moratorium.
I really do rember that day so clearly. Almost as if it were yesterday. Time and memories are funny that way. Thanks agsing for stopping by!21/02/2017 #1 Sara JacoboviciDefinitely appreciate the metaphor @Laura Mikolaitis, you used it perfectly! As much as I am passionate about the power of the metaphor, I am passionate about the discussion about change. And Laura, you do it justice when you write:
"You see, what I failed to realize was that I could change things. Maybe not necessarily the circumstances, but I could certainly alter the manner in which I dealt with them."
- Producer08/02/2017WWW.beBeeWelcome to Wednesday Word(s) of the Week at beBee: WWW.beBee For this week, I am contributing the following: Time and Metaphor: two words close to my heart I have often communicated that I consider...
Comments11/02/2017 #36 Todd JonesTime, time. There is no time. There is no time, for this rhyme.
Great post, Sara. As I age, I find myself contemplating the fleeting nature of time much more than in my youth. Quite possibly it could be because at 49, I am relatively certain that I have more life in the rear view mirror than in the windshield, and because it takes me longer to do EVERYTHING than it did 25 years ago. Or perhaps it's that, thanks to the internet, I finally appreciate how little I know of worldly issues and events and contraptions, and now find all of it so interesting. I am constantly distracted with new pursuits.
I recall a conversation with my grandfather during late August when I was 13 years old, and I was waxing melancholy over how quickly summer had passed. I believe that he was in his late 50's at the time, and his response was simply "Wait 'til you are my age."
36 years later, I finally understand what he meant.10/02/2017 #33 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#32 Well, Max, on occasion you have a tendency to take on a tone of lecturing. And this style makes it hard to respond.
We are all adding to discussions of our own free will and we should each do so without expectations of any specific response. A person might do a quick reply because of family obligations, for example, or simply be in a happy mood and not want to take apart the entire history of science - at that particular moment in time :)
I firmly believe that using a word like ignoring is a judgment that diverges from the attempt to keep this a community free of bullying - as you so often advocate for. Your addition to the conversation was respectfully acknowledged. Your follow-ups feel accusatory based on some other situation and that is the opposite of dwelling in the right now.
I believe we've established that there is room for everything on beBee and that we are all free to scroll on past things that don't resonate with us, at any point in time, as long as we are respectful.10/02/2017 #31 Sara Jacobovici#29 I have had the opportunity to exchange ideas with you in the past and at this point I feel that I can only respectfully disagree with your perspective. The invaluable worth of the opportunities of these posts and comments is that we get to hear and express a range of ideas and perspectives. That is why I thanked you for your contribution.10/02/2017 #30 Sara JacoboviciThank you @Cristina 🐝 López Hara for your share. I offer an invitation to contribute in Spanish:
Tengo una colmena llamada, “What words mean to me”.
Cada Miércoles, publicaré la/s palabra/s de la semana. Será hecho a partir de todos los mensajes privados que reciba antes de cada Lunes. Esta invitación la compartiremos fuera de beBee en tantos idiomas como sea posible, así que la/s palabra/s, serán publicadas en el idioma de origen. Os pediría que todos nosotros usemos el mismo formato de dos partes: la primera parte la palabra, y la segunda parte lo que la palabra significa para mí.
For example, I will start us off with the word, affinity.
La primera parte la palabra: Affinity is defined as:
1. A spontaneous or natural liking or sympathy for someone or something.
2. A similarity of characteristics suggesting a relationship, especially a resemblance in structure between animals, plants, or languages.
3. The degree to which a substance tends to combine with another.
Que la palabra significa para mí. What this word means to me.
As an active member of beBee, the word affinity has been introduced into my life as I had never had the opportunity to use it before. Now I feel like I experience affinity, I am connecting spontaneously with a number of people and their ideas. I feel that I am relating in a meaningful way with others. And increasingly more now, I have been combining my writing and sharing with learning and meeting.
Quiero pediros e invitaros a enviarme una palabra que tenga un significado especial para tí.10/02/2017 #26 Sara Jacobovici#24 Your comments are enriching @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. Your words and ideas flow from beginning to end. I will use your concluding statement as a possible springboard. You write: "Even when what we know seems perfectly aligned with reality "out there", it is folly to become too attached to what we know in this particular moment." It makes me think that the folly is in attaching to an illusion that we then carry over, "holding on" to something that we believe to be right and then preventing ourselves from continuing to see what's out there. This is where I would use the idea of being "in the moment"; be aware of what is happening, how it makes you feel, understand that it is part of a whole, and in this way move on.09/02/2017 #24 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#21 #22 Fantastically composed thesis, @Sara Jacobovici. It is an interesting conundrum as we do understand at some level that our objective reality is filtered through a very subjective lens; but we often behave in very rigid ways demanding that others acknowledge our perceptions as 'fact'
The Black Swan metaphor is brilliant at coalescing this point, as it only ever takes one outlier occurrence. And we rely too heavily on the small timeframes of our human lives, along with our confirmation bias.
Most people would guarantee that I will see the sun rise in the East tomorrow. But those folks don't live in Seattle. I first moved here in December one year. I would have sworn that one could not see Mount Rainer from the city. For almost 60 days I knew this to be a fact. And then one day, the clouds cleared and I was astounded.
To be fully alive, we have to stay cognizant of that awareness that our bodies come equipped with only a limited set of perceptual apparati (What a perfect illustration! If I want to create a cool plural of apparatus - I can do so, strict grammatical rules aside, as long as the context of meaning is accurate)
Even when what we know seems perfectly aligned with reality "out there", it is folly to become too attached to what we know in this particular moment.09/02/2017 #22 Sara Jacobovici#11 Part Two: When an individual is urged to “use their common sense” there is an assumption that the meaning of the action or even judgment of the person doing the urging is understood by the individual being urged and is in sync with their own drive to survive. Immanuel Kant, in his Critique of Judgment (1987), states: "[W]e must [here] take sensus communis to mean the idea of a sense shared [by all of us], i.e., a power to judge that in reflecting takes account (a priori), in our thought, of everyone else's way of presenting [something], in order as it were to compare our own judgment with human reason in general... Now we do this as follows: we compare our judgment not so much with the actual as rather with the merely possible judgments of others, and [thus] put ourselves in the position of everyone else..." So…what I am trying to say again is, you’re right @Deb 🐝 Helfrich; my sense of time is not your sense of time, but together we share a common sense. Metaphors are the language we use to communicate with each other and share what our individual sense “feels” like.09/02/2017 #21 Sara Jacobovici#11 Part One: You are right on @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. Our perceptions are based on the sensory input we process and experience. The objective laws of nature were developed by people who observed and perceived nature differently from their predecessors. Human beings are referred to as “sentient”. Sentient is defined as “having sensation or feeling”. As sentient beings, in order for us to feel, perceive and experience, we are dependent on our senses. From individual perceptions we then expand to communal or common perceptions. My red is not your red but we need to have to have a common enough representation for us, as individuals, to survive in the community. In his book The Psychology of Consciousness, Robert Ornstein (1972) states: "Ordinary consciousness is each individual’s own private construction. This insight has been more elegantly expressed by philosophers and poets. Alfred North Whitehead said: Nature gets credit which in truth should be reserved for ourselves, the rose for its scent, the nightingale for his song, and the sun for its radiance. The poets are entirely mistaken. They should address their lyrics to themselves and should turn them into odes of self-congratulations on the excellence of the human mind. Nature is a dull affair, soundless, scentless, colorless, merely the hurrying of material, endlessly, meaninglessly." So...not only do we each have our individual scent of the rose, but our own red. In other words, both the subjective and the objective are subjectively perceived.09/02/2017 #17 Sara JacoboviciPart Two: When an individual is urged to “use their common sense” there is an assumption that the meaning of the action or even judgment of the person doing the urging is understood by the individual being urged and is in sync with their own drive to survive. Immanuel Kant, in his Critique of Judgment (1987), states: "[W]e must [here] take sensus communis to mean the idea of a sense shared [by all of us], i.e., a power to judge that in reflecting takes account (a priori), in our thought, of everyone else's way of presenting [something], in order as it were to compare our own judgment with human reason in general... Now we do this as follows: we compare our judgment not so much with the actual as rather with the merely possible judgments of others, and [thus] put ourselves in the position of everyone else..." So…what I am trying to say again is, you’re right @Deb 🐝 Helfrich; my sense of time is not your sense of time, but together we share a common sense. Metaphors are the language we use to communicate with each other and share what our individual sense “feels” like.09/02/2017 #16 Sara Jacobovici#11 Part One: You're right on @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. Our perceptions are based on the sensory input we process and experience. The objective laws of nature were developed by people who observed and perceived nature differently from their predecessors. Human beings are referred to as “sentient”. Sentient is defined as “having sensation or feeling”. As sentient beings, in order for us to feel, perceive and experience, we are dependent on our senses. But….in his book The Psychology of Consciousness, Robert Ornstein (1972) states: Ordinary consciousness is each individual’s own private construction. This insight has been more elegantly expressed by philosophers and poets. Alfred North Whitehead said: Nature gets credit which in truth should be reserved for ourselves, the rose for its scent, the nightingale for his song, and the sun for its radiance. The poets are entirely mistaken. They should address their lyrics to themselves and should turn them into odes of self-congratulations on the excellence of the human mind. Nature is a dull affair, soundless, scentless, colorless, merely the hurrying of material, endlessly, meaninglessly…” Both the subjective and the objective are subjectively perceived; the rose, not only for its scent but for its color. My red is not your red. But we have to have a “common sense” of red in order for us individuals, who are dependent on our community, to survive.08/02/2017 #15 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#13 No need to wait, @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador - Sara is just 2 shy of publishing the big 1-0-0 on LinkedIn. Well worth clicking to find a title that grabs you:
- Producer06/02/2017Sunken Hopes and AttitudesIt is not only sunken costs; it is also sunken hopes, attitudes and senses that count more in my opinion. A sunk cost is a cost that has already been incurred and cannot be recovered. Sunken costs bring the idea of sunken time. A short story...
Comments21/02/2017 #62 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Oh so familiar. My journey through university was fraught with pitfalls of, "I want to be this because the money is good," or "I want to be that because it carries prestige." I've fallen back on my passion for writing. My old flame. For which I was trained. Sometimes, I think, it is better to rely on what the visions of others have for you.08/02/2017 #60 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAI am reminded of a wonderful quote from Maya Angelou, Ali, which seems apt: "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style." Also love the quote from Mohammed Sultan. As always, thanks for taking time to share, Ali.08/02/2017 #58 Mohammed Sultan#48 A recipe is not meant to be followed exactly Dear @Ali Anani a great cook can add a zest of this ,a drop or two of that a tiny pinch of the the other.Let the cook be guided with his senses ,his tongue and his eyes ,his nose,and his heart and be guided with his love of food and then he will be able to cook.Exactly the same when a CEO sees his market share is eroding ,he starts with strategic investigation of the internal pieces,the strategy ,the structure and the core skills and their alignment with the external factors.As a clever cook he may hire new people or lower price or use better or more advertising guided with his vision and his love to win and keep customers.08/02/2017 #56 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeDear @Donna-Luisa Eversley- first- is this a new photo of yours? I like it and the optimistic smile is gorgeous.
You wrote "The man who has known the value of time is not the one who lives to the old age of a hundred, but the man who uses his time doing life his way and departs at the end of it all". Being in my age I tell you this is a great way of referring to age and I hope your next buzz shall be on expanding this lovely wisdom of yours. I greatly appreciate your comment. Thank you.08/02/2017 #55 Donna-Luisa EversleyHolding 'time' as precious will give a sense of the value of each moment. Everyone sinks below the surface and the cost of what is lost returns whenever faced with the inevitable fact that 'time ' cannot be replaced. The man who has known the value of time is not the one who lives to the old age of a hundred, but the man who uses his time doing life his way and departs at the end of it all. When diagnosed with an illness, many find the powerful reason to do all they never did, or will be able to do in the shortest possible 'time'.
I appreciate the value of your words presented in this post very very much @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee.. Thank you08/02/2017 #54 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#53 My dear friend @siraj shaik- I can't express my gratitude for you. You are a wonderful spirit. I thank you and I am truly overwhelmed by your words. You see well all have the same words, but how to "cook" them with such great passion is what makes the difference. You made a very positive difference to me and coming from you makes the difference of a greater value.08/02/2017 #53 siraj shaik#49 Rather the expressed looks simple, but was it stringed made me to review @Mohammed Sultan's comment to learn and understand more of. Sir your articles are awesome carry content cannot skip any part, the words sentences and on whole are superb as well comments are a subject of good nectar, and to add-on along the shared comments (related to subject or diversified) takes one's attention.08/02/2017 #48 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#47 My comment may sound an off-shoot dear @Mohammed Sultan. You remind me of two ladies who have the same recipe, same age and come from same neighborhood. You give them the same recipe and the finished product is different. One cooks a smashing meal and the other a meal you can't taste twice. Your writing "business is like "cooking" and the use of robots is like extending the recipes of a "cookbook" will make the recipes available to everyone and can lead to production equity." was the reminder. Having a cookbook is great; greater if we do what we do with passion.07/02/2017 #47 Mohammed SultanThe main concern of many org is to be more efficient than their competitors in satisfying their customers need at a low cost as possible.If the goods can be produced automatically and repetitive work is done by robots many people will be put at stake of losing their jobs.However,to achieve an org internal balance at both levels ;strategic and operational org should keep fit and balance between using computers to collect big data and the ability of the creative managers to turn data into sound decisions.The ability of managers to solve problems while sitting in front of computer screens will elevate their feeling,imagination and creativity.
Success in business is relative and depends more on keeping fit and balance of excellence at both the strategic and the operational levels.Doing business is like "cooking" and the use of robots is like extending the recipes of a "cookbook" will make the recipes available to everyone and can lead to production equity.
The "sunk cost"of elevating creativity is in pushing org aggressively toward operational equity and strategic mediocracy.07/02/2017 #46 siraj shaik#42 The distance (gaps) or space (voids) is not generated by the machines and has nothing to do with automation or Robots, but humans are part of it, as some for reasons known to them and unknown to many are creating chaos directly or indirectly. Rather I rely on someone Once during early 1980's over small exchange of reviews with a person from Pennsylvania, USA as a teenager shared an opinion "if I am asked sure to say do the right workout there's potential positive returns using Robo-Support" (last time heard he is retired and moved to Atlanta or Alabama. Tried to get contact info so as to meet on way, still trying to get info of where about's). Either it can be any reason or for fun sake, with the trends easily it will be put into misuse. But there's a feel someone are doing right research after early 1990's and working into it, and pace might have increased within a decade. And they will be curtain raisers capturing the markets.
- 21/11/2016To all who have not seen this yet, a must see and hear!Roger Antonsen: Math is the hidden secret to understanding the world | TED Talk | TED.comwww.ted.com Unlock the mysteries and inner workings of the world through one of the most imaginative art forms ever -- mathematics -- with Roger Antonsen, as he explains how a slight change in perspective can reveal patterns, numbers and formulas as the...
- Producer05/11/2016What was left on the cutting room floor.It took me quite a while to write my blog Why the Duality of Business and Pleasure Does Not Work. After editing it down to its final draft, I was left with a lot of pieces I found interesting but...
Comments11/11/2016 #13 Sarah ElkinsI can't believe I haven't read the related post yet, @Sara Jacobovici, I'll do that soon. I've been saying for years that you're delusional if you think you can separate your personal and professional lives. I'm excited to dig into that post. BTW - love that movie, one of my all-time favorites.10/11/2016 #9 Mohammed SultanThe essence of your wisdom free you @ Sara Jacobovici from the tyranny of the floor .Your fluid emotional intelligence can channel your thoughts and ideas everywhere, like the branches of a tree.We are made human because sight,sound and touch are bound up with our own bodies.When we grow up from our childhood ,gradually with years ,our horizons are widened and with proportion with our feelings and thoughts we become less attached to our personalty.The more we become less personal,the more we become in a need for duality to balance our emotions with reason.
- 02/11/2016Inviting you to use your imagination: what do you see, how do fill in the this image?
and her wind brushed against
the surface of the trees.
Her colours touched the lips of the leaves
before they found their way
to the ground.
She knows her time to leave has come
as she lets Winter make his entrance.
Together they sway and move in their seasonal dance.
Image credit: Surrealismo
Comments02/11/2016 #8 John Rylance#6 The Cheshire Cat was worried where had her smile gone. She couldn't show herself in society without it. Then she noticed the leaf under her tree. Perhaps that would do shame it wasn't the colour of her usual lipstick, but a smile is a smile, and a little lip gloss would add the finishing touches.
- 01/11/2016This is it! The fourth part of my series. The grand finale! Please let me know what you think. I value your input.Why the Duality of Business and Pleasure Does Not Work Part 4 - Sara Jacoboviciwww.arts-psychotherapy.com Why the Duality of Business and Pleasure Does Not Work I am an integrator. And it is my business to know how to do that and help others do the same. Humanity has been struggling with the tension of living in dualities since the beginning of time....
Comments01/11/2016 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeEvery part of us contributes to the “who” we are. It is in my best interest to know that. Things like success and failure don’t differentiate between the personal me and the business me. Neither should I.
With the above @Sara Jacobovici View moreEvery part of us contributes to the “who” we are. It is in my best interest to know that. Things like success and failure don’t differentiate between the personal me and the business me. Neither should I.
With the above @Sara Jacobovici ended her four episodes so powerfully. Episode four needs quality time to read and comprehend. Bt it is to be time well-invested. This is a deep and meaningful buzz and I assure the readers of its relevance to their lives. A must read Close
- Producer31/10/2016The Business of DefenseImage credit: ekunji The concept: The Body’s Immune System Antibodies are small proteins that circulate in the bloodstream. They are part of the body's defense, immune system. Antibodies attach to proteins and other chemicals in the...
Comments30/11/2016 #46 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeThank you @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher because you highlighted a crucial point in your comment regarding assumptions and how to deal with them. I think the response of @Sara Jacobovici is quite adequate and relevant. We have that little pause to question our assumptions. As brief as this pause could be it could ventilate our minds to start afresh.30/11/2016 #45 Sara Jacobovici#44 Thank you so much @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher for taking the time to read and to respond. I thank @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for bringing your attention to this post. I have often mentioned this but it came to mind when you wrote, "I can think of many times I reacted". This reminds me of that space that Viktor Frankl wrote about: "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." For me being aware of this space decreases responding from a reactive mode, and allows us, as you say Lisa, to be "aware of the idea that we may be getting real signals that alert us".30/11/2016 #44 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI think we've all made assumptions from time to time. Assumptions aren't healthy because they usually disappoint or cause unnecessary anger. I think thats something we should all keep in mind and continue to work on facts not assumptions. It's easy to assume another's intentions but to assume doesn't mean a person is correct. It's easy to assume a person is something they aren't... good, bad or otherwise. @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee asked how we alert our minds when assumptions lead us astray and that question ran through my mind as I wrote why it's bad to make assumptions. Maybe we are alerted but we don't pay attention to the signal? As I'm writing this, I can think of many times I reacted without listening to my inner voice (gut feeling, intuition) based on my assumption versus true knowledge or fact. To be aware of the idea that we may be getting real signals that alert us yet we don't tune is, makes me want to try harder to tune into a part of myself I may ignore... a part of my brain I may ignore.
WPD, are great tools to focus on, maybe that too, helps to keep us more in tune to signals our brain is sending us. Lots of food for thought here!02/11/2016 #38 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#37 Love your mind and your thinking my dear @🐝 Fatima G. Williams. THis segment of your comment "How do we alert our mind to give us warning signals when our assumptions lead us astray ? This is where our WPD factor comes into action it's the hero that needs to alert us if what we are facing is indeed a villain or hero" is going to be the theme of a forthcoming buzz. It is hugely relevant. Thank you02/11/2016 #37 🐝 Fatima G. Williams@@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
Our bodies immune system identifies a harmful pathogen before it attacks yes it does and we give warning signals from our body when this happens.
How do we alert our mind to give us warning signals when our assumptions lead us astray ? This is where our WPD factor comes into action its the hero that needs to alert us if what we are facing is indeed a villian or hero ! I am filled with wonderment from the outcome of thoughts from this buzz and this is just a tiny drop to the ocean of wonder that is yet to come from this amazing platform of beBees from beBeeland. Thanks @Javier 🐝 beBee. for being the bridge that holds this platform together.02/11/2016 #35 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsThank you @@Sara Jacobovici Your knowledge and intruging explanations never ceases to amaze me. You talk about our immune system and defense techniques that are so important to us and our assumptions that we take so easily for granted..The ongoing check has to take place every now and then.
This assumption is the greatest enemy for the WPD factor and I Thank you and @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for pointing out the importance of avoiding the contamination of the same by the said factors.
Day in and day out we make decisions that will change our life momentarily or forever, these decisions are based on the assumptions and the strength of the WPD factor and owes to its success or failure and will affect us and those around us simultaneously.
We should Take caution for the human mind is like th how too much cholesterol can block the heart and its funtions so can too many negative thoughts/actions. The flow, our immunity system needs to be regulated by positivity and strengthening of the WPD.02/11/2016 #33 Savvy RajI like the flow of thoughts and its integration in interdependence here @Sara Jacobovici as much as your sense of metephor.
It propositions and promotes patterns of thoughts The ensuing discussion is rich and varied . How beautiful to see the way the mind perceives and perfects the flow of patterns of thoughts. Thank you for bringing me here @ City Vp Manjit02/11/2016 #32 Sara Jacobovici#30 #31 Thank you so much @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeefor sharing some of your stream of consciousness (as well as your link). Your sharing your perspective of and feelings about the fellow you worked with are invaluable to this discussion. Looking forward to reading your article.02/11/2016 #31 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeIt is interesting that recently I wrote about our beliefs and our biology and mentioned Dr Bruce Lipton's work. I think this also relates to your buzz. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@deb-lange/how-do-we-make-sense-of-the-world02/11/2016 #30 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeDear @Sara Jacobovici it is wonderful how you have built on the immune system idea that @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee began. I have so many ideas buzzing around I feel like taking time to reflect and write. Is thus my idea immune system going into defense to stall ideas, to make them "good" before writing? Perhaps, I will just write a stream of consciousness. I used to work with some-one who was very defensive. He also had an immune system problem with his white platelets. I always imagined that there was something going on with the way he thought about the world, as of everyone was attacking him, is he had to be ready to defend, that his white blood platelets were mirroring his thinking. He used to assume he was being attacked, when in reality he was attacking himself, and so his white blood platelets were attacking his other blood platelets. Dr Bruce Lipton, has written much about the biology of our beliefs. Do our cells mirror our ways of thinking much more than we realise?02/11/2016 #28 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI cannot give up sadness if what I experience is sad and I cannot give up happiness if what I experience is happiness. The autoimmune disease of society is when we are sad that people are happy, or happy that people are sad. The best immune system restores our being to nature by recognizing the material that is immaterial.
- 28/10/2016In relation to the WPD (wonderment-passion-drive) Factor cc@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, @🐝 Fatima G. Williams): Fabio Marzocca writes: "Martin Heidegger stated that to understand the world, to recover our authenticity, we must return to those who thought about the world before Socrates; that is, to the origins of our amazement for the wonders of being."
In relation to the Defining Creativity Hive, Fabio Marzocca writes: "Creativity really flows when we are linked to our deepest roots, the most deeply rooted knowledge structures, representing the most powerful tools to be able to "trigger" the process of developing a fruitful thought. A "creative" thought always arises from the transformation of a substrate of basic knowledge that (sometimes unknowingly) takes part in the process, and then becomes itself a base for the next one in a continuous transformation."Creativity Draws on the Deep Well of the Pastwww.linkedin.com [Italian version here] In the tetralogy "Joseph and His Brothers", Thomas Mann states, "Deep is the well of the past...". Sometimes this well is bottomless and it may appear far away and passed,...
Comments31/10/2016 #10 Savvy Raj#9 Dear Sara truly appreciate your thoughtful and fascinating shares in the flow . Yes indeed our creativity is as unique as we are . And our unique experiences shape our creativity. A great post share Sara .And the lines you have chosen from his work are my favourite too .28/10/2016 #7 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsThank you so much for tagging me on this buzz. @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Creativity flows from our deepest roots.. I think I should agree on this, as some of our thoughts come from the sub-conscious mind and we would have never thought that we were capable of thinking something like that before that thought had been woken up. Much of what we think has its base from our deepest roots similar to that of a seed, that gives birth to a fruitful plant which later spread its branches and then provides delicious fruits28/10/2016 #6 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#5 This is an example of what you mentioned in your buzz dear @Sara Jacobovici "A "creative" thought always arises from the transformation of a substrate of basic knowledge that (sometimes unknowingly) takes part in the process, and then becomes itself a base for the next one in a continuous transformation.", We are living this transformation and our (you, @🐝 Fatima G. Williams and myself) WPD factor is being transformed by us. Yes, it is a journey with a bottomless end.28/10/2016 #5 Sara Jacobovici#2 Your questions are evocative @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. My gut response is to say that flow is a quality of drive. Our drive can be observed, measured, assessed, based on its flow. Do we need to make adjustments, are there any points of blockages, and so on. An important question Dr. Ali.28/10/2016 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeYou shall never cease to bewilder me with your great thoughts and in connecting the dots of various experiences @Sara Jacobovici. This is a deep buzz and as deep the bottomless deep well of the past. Depth and creativity- depth of the past, depth of the roots of experiences, and the depth of ideas that all lead to deep creativity. The question is as we dig deeper, the challenges change and new layers of thinking become a necessity. Deep down the ocean we have challenges as animals and plants do, which differ greatly from challenges on the surface. I believe you bring a hugely relevant idea Sara in that creativity and depth are interconnected.
So many worthy issues this buzz brings to the surface. Thank you Sara for sending me deep in the bottomless well of creativity.
- 05/10/2016The Trees
by Franz Kafka
"For we are like tree trunks in the snow. In appearance they lie sleekly and a little push should be enough to set them rolling. No, it can't be done, for they are firmly wedded to the ground. But see, even that is only appearance."
Kafka's words are a powerful reminder to me that we live in the tension of strength and vulnerability, perception and reality. We can never rely on our perceptions as we look outward but can access our reality when we reach inward.
- Producer26/09/2016Compounding CommunicationImage credit: Solutions.3m.com We are organic, biological units and as such we are part of what we refer to as “nature”. Although we invented the wheel, we don’t need to go very far to look at why we invented it and what we are trying to enhance....
Comments19/10/2016 #53 Sara Jacobovici#52 "...serving is the DNA of leadership...", in these few words @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, you have captured the essence of leadership, something that is still being described and defined in volumes of writings. If we can make this wise choice, we then can have the experience you had; realizing that our roles are not measured through a lesser than and greater than comparison but rather through measuring the the factor of enabling; a learning, an opportunity, an experience. Thank you for your link. I would like to say that your post breathes new life into the overused (and often misused) word "authentic". I also appreciate how you describe thankfulness or gratitude as an alternative to escaping reality. After having the joy of seeing and hearing the video of Montego Bay that you share, I'm wondering if one of the reasons music is so powerful is that music is not so much an escape from reality but a means through which we can experience gratitude. I would like to express my gratitude to you Manjit for our engagement, thank you.19/10/2016 #52 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#50 Dear Sara, yes I have read this after the event has been completed. The success of the last weeks and the effort associated with it was a servant role. As we encouraged our students to attend and my goal was to make them feel proud of such an event, the role I chose as organizer was in the background - standing outside the event hall, to ensure speakers were not disturbed, recognizing that sometimes this lesser role is the greatest role we could have chosen, and it was. This is what Montego Bay, my post at LinkedIn is about https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/montego-bay-cityvp-manjit?articleId=6191220543887273984#comments-6191220543887273984&trk=prof-post - that conflict between sacrifice and serving, that dissipates when one recognizes serving is the DNA of leadership - as a wisdom within us which we can choose.17/10/2016 #50 Sara Jacobovici#49 Dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, I am sure you will be reading this after your speaking engagement. I envy your audience. Thank you for taking the time to read this buzz and for your invaluable contribution to the discussion. The flow of communication took me straight from the opening word to the last. And what a wonderful ending it is, "With the right combinations we become poetic."16/10/2016 #49 CityVP 🐝 ManjitFinally, I have reached this destination and got to read this wonderful buzz and more importantly I am able to pay my full attention to it, an attention that it deserves. Tomorrow at my public speaking club I am leading with the theme "Word Power". Earlier today I began compiling a hidden page for club members that fleshes out the role of the Grammarian, the intent being to enrich the meaning of that role, rather than the very basic way it has to date been delivered.
This grammar page is at the beginning line of the continuum of communication and on the other end of this continuum is "Compounding Communication". What brings this continuum in flow is the force of nature, rather than the condition of the unnatural which is when we turn this continuum into a machine and our communication is either mechanical or vapor.
Communication is a distillation towards essence and the metaphor of atoms and molecules brings me to the nature of things - and words are things that we apply meaning to. When our communication is unclear the way those atoms and molecules vibrate either lose their meaning (a gas state) or they get too hard (the solid state). The way I interpret the continuum is that which is between gas and solid - a flow. This is what we do to words and synonyms.
Now add to that the complexity when we look at words and synonyms as a power of three. The combinations that are then produced are an extension or compression of the original essence. These combinations that maintain their flow are more valuable to us then those that lose their meaning or become rigid and inflexible. With the right combinations we become poetic.04/10/2016 #47 Leckey Harrison#46 There is some notion @Donna-Luisa Eversley, that it starts before then. Your mom had every egg she would ever produce when she was born, according to Mark Wolynn. Whatever she went through in utero (think stress/trauma), the egg went through and was biochemically effected at the gene expression level. The mom grew up and had her own experiences, and then the egg that you became started to grow, and whatever mom experienced directly she passed to your biochemistry as it was forming. For example, women from 9/11 in Rachel Yehuda's study that were pregnant and had PTSD, gave birth to infants with the identical biochemistry markers of PTSD.
What you say about a human smell, and the voice timbre and so is so true. It wasn't my experience, nor that of many, some worse than mine, so development gets hijacked. Development that includes emotional presence and ability to communicate down the road. There is also the flip side of that in those with highly attuned emotional radar (self acclaimed empaths) that are so only because they needed that ability to survive, and are stuck in that mode. Withdrawn or highly sensitive, neither system returns to the state of safety. The project those states of being into relationships twenty years down the road.29/09/2016 #46 Donna-Luisa EversleyThe cognitive development of people starts from our beginning, rather than outside the womb, hence the ability to sense the need to stay close to another human who smells like mom...As we grow older this intuitive process is honed and helps with our confidence, which is our internal response to knowledge... I'm not sure I'm on the right path @Sara Jacobovici, haha, you have somehow managed to get me swimming in the deep.. .very very stimulating!29/09/2016 #44 Donna-Luisa EversleyI'm sharing all of this to say, as one branches out, that innate sense of establishing contact can take any form, and the environment can be the same but affect everyone differently. Thus the way they choose to 'speak' will be within their talent parameters as determined by what is absorbed through developmentl conditioning....
O dear, it's quite long @Sara Jacobovici but these are my thoughts29/09/2016 #43 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Sara Jacobovici, continuing my second son did not speak until he was eighteen months and we were worried. When he started it was in sentences... 😊 I was quite busy and spoke to him less but spent more time with him. He was a strange child, a bit quiet but thoughtful in his expressions. He was able to communicate through some strong facial expressions. It worked.
My daughter the baby of the bunch was a real trooper...she had the least time with me because of work, and is the most spoilt and coodled. She started speaking at 2 years and was what seemed to me at the time as normal. She loved coloring and writing in squiggles. Her brothers would know what she wanted and they spoke for her mostly... There was an eight year difference..
Part 229/09/2016 #42 Donna-Luisa Eversley#41 Yes @Sara Jacobovici , as I reflect I recall the different ways each of my three children responded to the art of speech, and the activities I was engrossed in while they were housed within me 😉..My eldest started to speak at Nine months. I loved listening to music and sang all the time. I read a lot in those days also .We were driving and Phil Collins - groovy kind of love - was playing and he actually sang two lines of the chorus. I was shocked, this baby was learning to walk too early and now sing..crazy...I would sing it to him, and when it came on the radio he was able to identify and communicate in like manner...
Part 129/09/2016 #41 Sara Jacobovici#40 No apologies necessary @Donna-Luisa Eversley. You're right on! It starts with our development in the womb. There is communication on a cellular level and, yes, our innate system of communication is on from the beginning. In this way we may think for the developmental stages of communication as "in-born", experience and meaning (another triad?). The other forms seem to "branch" out from there. What do you think?29/09/2016 #40 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Sara Jacobovici as I read this post my thoughts strayed to a young child growing up and how he/she learns to make decisions and process actions. Are we hardwired with an innate ability which we tap into with each move we make? In the womb a baby knows the surroundings yet somehow adapts to the new world, steadily. Understanding communication and the talent imposed by simply being alive is one a baby, I think shows great awareness of without being taught on how to adapt on the outside....
My apologies if I stray but I enjoyed the stimulation of this discussion.28/09/2016 #38 Dale Masters#30 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Trees communicate with each other and plants around them:
I hope sincerely that you feel beter as soo as possible.28/09/2016 #37 Leckey Harrison#35 Done....@Sara Jacobovici @Deb 🐝 Helfrich I could have been more specific on the neurological process, and will if I get enough engagement. Good takeaway, @Sara Jacobovici. That's the upshot, the work I do is showing people how to self-induce and self-regulate that mechanism.28/09/2016 #35 Sara Jacobovici#33 "Once we learn to work with the body's innate mechanism to release, we can become open, curious, and engaged people, and then the world will change." This is my take away from your comment @Leckey Harrison View more#33 "Once we learn to work with the body's innate mechanism to release, we can become open, curious, and engaged people, and then the world will change." This is my take away from your comment @Leckey Harrison. And I echo @Deb 🐝 Helfrich words: your comment deserves its own buzz. Close
- Producer21/09/2016The Honey Hive: Lesson 2. Balance and imbalance. Motivational Reading.Balance: so easy and difficult at the same time. The honey hive: How to achieve easily and with happiness what you wish for. Practical course.Storytelling is one of the most powerful techniques we have as humans to communicate and motivate. So, let...
Comments21/09/2016 #7 Deb 🐝 HelfrichYep, @Anna Valadzko, such a hard skill to learn, but one which is crucial. The world is full of people paid large salaries to distract us from our own priorities. We must learn to balance important information coming in via our senses and disregard the storms that are merely passing fury, then we can shine our light with clarity into the world. It is perhaps interesting that we tend to lose our sense of physical balance as we age - perhaps we lose focus on paying attention to the functioning of our bodies.
- Producer18/09/2016Where old sayings come fromI didn't write this or research this. I found it somewhere, I can't remember. It is informative and interesting. Where old sayings come from Us older people need to learn something new every day... Just to keep the grey matter tuned...
Comments03/10/2016 #39 jesse kaellis#38
People, common people lived their lives close to the bone. They were not preoccupied with fulfillment and happiness, merely survival, which in a sense IS fulfillment and happiness. I never felt more alive than when I was living straight out of my pocket on a cash income day to day in Las Vegas. Thanks, Donna-Luisa I'm glad you read this article and enjoyed it. I posted it on Linkedin before. Everybody always enjoys reading it.21/09/2016 #36 jesse kaellis#33
David, I will send this to my friend if you don't mind. She is genetically from Scotland and has relations from thereI read somewhere that the people used urine on the floor to make it hard packed. The Amish I think. I'm not too sure about that fragment of a memory. You write in a descriptive manner. Thanks for reading my cribbed essay.21/09/2016 #35 jesse kaellis#34
You don't need to credit me, I just happened to find the article somewhere that I can't even remember. My father used to teach ESL students. It was just something he liked to do. He told me one of the real difficulties with the English language is colloquialisms. How do you explain "He lost his marbles." "He went bananas." "Kill two birds with one stone." Anyway, It's hard to convey. Thanks, Don. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I did too.21/09/2016 #34 Don 🐝 KerrHey @jesse kaellis Just a quick note, we haven't been in touch for a bit, I just love this shit! Going to share with my boys. They're becoming quite voracious readers and encounter these phrases on occasion. Now I can appear knowledgeable. (Of course I will credit you at all times!)21/09/2016 #33 David LisleI read this with interest, originally from England I moved to Vancouver, Canada when I was twenty. I came from Birmingham which at that time was a large Industrial city, dirty and still smoky in spite of clean air laws. I meta girl in Vancouver and we took a trip together to visit her ancestral home in Western Scotland. Little did I know that later I would discover it was also my ancestral home. We visited her Grandmothers brother, a crofter, sheep farmer and part time fisherman. They lived in a small stone cottage and we were welcomed there. The downstairs part of the house was spotlessly clean and the floors shone. The floors were black in colour. I asked what the floor was made of because it was uneven in places and had hollows where people walked the most.
Dirt. The floors were dirt, this was in the early seventies. Not only was it dirt it was waxed dirt, brilliantly shiny and hard, impervious to water except hot water that took off the shine where it touched the floor. So from the fifteen hundreds and before that right up to the present day dirt floors were actually easily found in peoples homes.20/09/2016 #31 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#29 Yeah Jesse I saw that movie! Which Indian hasn't! :) And yeah, I have seen some awesome custom built trailer homes in some movies and man they look enticing and conveniently anonymous, like a hermit's cave ;)! And you can move at will right? A travelin home sort of!20/09/2016 #30 jesse kaellisRanting
I lived in LA; in various parts of Los Angles, I lived in different parts of Las Vegas. I lived in Reno. As an adult, I picked up drugs on the streets of LA and of course Vegas.
The gym I fought out of in the mid-eighties was on Hastings near Main. My first fight was with a guy from Carnegie Centre across the street.
When I got back here in 2002, I went around there. The devastation was unbelievable; obscene, and outrageous. It was an evil crack wasteland. The miasma of despair seeped into my skin and into my pores; it invaded my soul.
My gym; my boxing gym had become a safe injection site. The area was honeycombed with agencies that are funded to address the myriad social problems of failed lives. It is big business. In front of Carnegie addicts openly smoked crack and injected smack and meth, while a cop stood nearby next to a police cruiser; smiling.
Psychotic crack heads were picking on the sidewalk for invisible crumbs.
See, here in Canada, being enlightened and all, we know this is a medical problem, so rather than throw them in prison and give the larger population some relief...no. NO! Harm reduction! No matter how fucking long it takes. Let them die on the streets!
We don't want to criminalize social problems. These folks got the right to commit public suicide.
Okay. I'm glad I got that off my chest.20/09/2016 #29 jesse kaellis#28
I remember seeing shacks made out of old signs and refuse in rural NJ that black people lived in. This was in the early sixties. My father was involved in a project to build one family a house. He helped out with a hammer and nails. I live in a nice trailer park here in Nanaimo. A seniors park. There are a lot of parks here in Nanaimo and trailers are starting to lose their stigma. My trailer is like a little two bedroom house. It's a nice clean park and I bought it for a very reasonable price. Did you see the movie "Slumdog Millionaire?" I liked that movie. In Vancouver the Downtown Eastside -- it is beyond description. I have a short story. I wonder if I can fit it in on these boards.20/09/2016 #28 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#26 Nope Jesse...no shanty towns or trailer parks here...but tent houses for emergency and rehab ops...but slums yeah...the makeshift tin roofed houses draped over bamboo frames border many opulent townships in cities like Mumbai and to a smaller extent in the other cities.20/09/2016 #27 Brian McKenzie@jesse kaellis In America, my height seems to always come up. Overseas ~ nobody gives a shit. I doubt I ever go back to the States. * I used my dating profile as a control gambit for a Statistics class - the results were that I was more apt to get an unsolicited mail if I was 6-0, smoked, had been divorced and had a Bachelors over a Master's Degree. A response to an email that I had sent followed the same trends. While the study garnered me an A for the class, it proved I am a square peg for a round hole for any of the 6 date site / app widgets. 8?/20/09/2016 #24 Praveen Raj GullepalliWow...that was one can-opener of a post Jesse! Strange how many phrases and idioms we take for granted without really knowing their import! And such fascinating rationale too! I loved that pic too! Such spartan rusticity! Just 50 kilometres from where i live, in a modern cosmopolitan city called Hyderabad, you will see the exact living conditions..same thatched roofs, adobe walls, the hens, the geese, the goats and the cows...in fact, right within this city you will see hamlets, villages, towns and city life, co-existing! Almost as if the past and present have laterally merged!20/09/2016 #22 jesse kaellis#21 You can't be any shorter than me, Brian. I was short, to begin with, and I lost precious inches due to my last spinal surgery. I've been sterile since I was 13. I lost my virginity to an eighteen-year-old woman. She took my virginity but left me a gift of gonorrhea which I carried for about four months until I could get to a clinic in Victoria. By then it was too late. Probably for the best. I wasn't repsonsible enough to raise children.
- Producer10/09/2016Bubbling IdeasA contribution to @David Navarro López's new Hive inspired by @Ali Anani's Buzz.* cosmopolitancornbread.com*All quotes by Ali Anani.Metaphorically speaking Dr. Ali has made a connection between bubbles created in nature and ideas. This...
Comments11/09/2016 #9 Savvy RajFantastic bubbles in the flow, am glad to connect in between and float amongst this spirited lightness of being amongst you all @Sara Jacobovici @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee David @David Navarro López @Irene Hackett @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, Brand Ambassador @ beBee @🐝 Fatima G. Williams It is indeed such a positively inspiring environment . Thank you @Sara Jacobovici and all here ....and more .11/09/2016 #8 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeLet our minds bubble together. One bubble can't do it alone. Together, we shall make the hive of bubbling honey a bubbling story.
Dear @Sara Jacobovici- did I say all these quotes// I may, but without your induction of new ideas as well as those of others these quotes would have never bubbled out.
@David Navarro López, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, Brand Ambassador @ beBee, @Irene Hackett and @🐝 Fatima G. Williams (in reverse order of your comments)- my heart bubbles honey with your support. Thhank you all10/09/2016 #2 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsWow @Sara Jacobovici This buzz is simply astounding and gives a crunch to the idea of bubbles and it's purpose with us. Each cripsy bite only tends to make the meal even more appetising. Bon Appetite 😊😊😊😊Thanks to the wise beBee @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee10/09/2016 #1 AnonymousOMG, you are fast. I was already thinking on how to put all these ideas together, and you have already done it so nicely.
If I had many things to be grateful to @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee View moreOMG, you are fast. I was already thinking on how to put all these ideas together, and you have already done it so nicely.
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- 06/09/2016How @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee sees and hears the qualities/properties of nature and how they can be successfully applied to the nature of business.Complexity thoughtswww.slideshare.net Singing sounds from trees and the movement of tree branches inspired few thoughts on complexity. The video embed makes easier to follow up on those thoughts....
- 01/09/2016Why There is More to Parkinson's than just Neuro-degenerationniume.com OK, World, here is your proof positive that Parkinson's is not just a "neurodegenerative condition" but that there is much more to it. The research results on walking with the disease which I present in this video I hope will be viewed as quite...
- 30/08/2016Marshall Goldsmith offers a "design" worth looking at.Four Simple Steps to the Life of Your Dreams!www.linkedin.com My good friend, designer Ayse Birsel, has taught me a wonderful new and fun way to make amazing changes in my life. She calls her process Design the Life You Love. If you’re like me and you...
- ProducerSharing buzz and links for Charles David UpchurchFor anyone who is resistant to the Honey Bee and Bumblebee memes and theme which playfully inspires those in beBee hivequarters and their UX design approach, let me remind you, as did the creators of "The Bee Movie," of one crucial fact that...
- 09/08/2016Fractals for @Milos Djukic @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee @Anees Zaidi @Sara Jacobovici. I took a photo tonight of the train trestle that crosses the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania and edited it.
Comments09/08/2016 #6 Anees ZaidiDear @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Milos Djukic @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee @Sara Jacobovici and other wonderful bees, we all tread our own path. But in our journey time comes when we cross many stations. I call it 'points of convergence' where we come together and we share/exchange our thoughts, our ideas, our happiness, our sorrows and much more. But we do not stop here. We again continue our journey with new perspectives, new life and new "I".
- Producer05/08/2016Balance comes in threes.Image credit: prjobcoach.blogspot.com I have often heard authors compare writing and publishing a book to the experience of giving birth. Well for me, it feels more like climbing a tree; each time I write something it branches off into another...
Comments07/08/2016 #33 Sara Jacobovici#32 Beautifully written and a great contribution to the discussion @Irene Hackett. You write, "No other animal has ever cared whether or not there is a meaning to life." Agreed. Everything we do serves a purpose and the root of that purpose is survival. All animals can respond to the questions:
What (identifying/recognizing) – was that sound?
Where (direction/location) – do I go for shelter?
When (time) – I have to go find a mate.
Who (other) – do I choose to fight?
Which (selection) – is my pack?
How (action) – will my cub get food?
Only humans ask Why - was I born, am I here, did this happen to me, do I feel this way, are there stars in the sky?
Our search for meaning is part of our survival.07/08/2016 #31 Sara Jacobovici#29 #30 Love it @Gerald Hecht! This reminds me of the anecdote where 2 men go to the village leader to help them settle a problem. One presents his side and the leader says, "You are right." The other presents his side and the leader says, "You are right." At which point the leader's assistant turns to him and says, "You said to each that he is right. They can't both be right". And the leader responds, "You, too, are right." Well Gerald, all I can say is, you are right! You have given me a great insight into the paradox of balance. Thank you.07/08/2016 #29 Gerald Hecht@Sara Jacobovici threes are very "high energy constructs" because of their inherent instability and lack of balance...they are therefore very powerful, dynamic conditions/configurations (found in an almost infinite variety of phenomena in the universe). Their power comes from their precarious, and omnipresent "danger" of the tremendous energy release when their transient (appearance of) balance is lost, i.e., the attention capturing excitement in syncopated triads in music, the fragility of our very existence--dependent upon very narrow parameters of water, sunlight, and composition of plant contains soil...the unrelenting tension of a "love triangle" ( a fail safe topic for fiction) --in books, visual and musical art, and film; in my humble opinion. #2606/08/2016 #21 Mohammed Sultan#17 Absolutely the man's creativity is and always has been restricted by his assumptions and established habits.When our minds are concentrating on a problem we often constrained within this self -imposed boundaries.We should break this traditional patterns and stretch our thinking beyond the logic and the organised knowledge of science.Thanks @ CityVP Manjit for your creative remark.06/08/2016 #20 Cyndi wilkins"Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human." - Viktor Frankl I agree with Frankl's view in that our attitudes about our experiences ignite our creative expression...It is very often that one does not truly begin to live until they have been challenged by great pain or life threatening illness...I had an interesting experience the other day while in session with a client....She is an energetic channel as well and gave me a most extraordinary gift...While I was working on her I was struggling with an issue of feeling completely depleted of my energy when my client expressed to me that she noticed a woman with long black hair approach me from behind..."She's helping you with something," she said..."She's worried about you and giving you energy....She says she's your mother." OK...I'm a channel and I get this...but I'm still creeped out! She begins to describe her to me...very accurately...My mother was very ill in her life and this was a constant source of heartache for me..."She's telling you to stop grieving now...She's happy and she's free." I am crying now...I can not even speak..."She says her body was ill, but she, (her spirit) is well...her illness served a purpose...it is why you do what you do...She says she loves you." I can barely breathe now, but somehow I am still a bit skeptical...Suddenly my client bursts out laughing...Ok...she's dancing now and singing that song from The Sound of Music...so long, fair well, auf wiedersehen goodnight!! OMG...That was her favorite musical! My heart jumped out of my chest...Hi Mom!!!! Thank you @Sara Jacobovici...for igniting a spark in my memory;-)06/08/2016 #18 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, Brand Ambassador @ beBeeOur beBee Triad @Sara Jacobovici @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee @Anees Zaidi - like monocot flowers. The one seed in the seed coat is their common denominator which is the gracious sharing of their extensive and exceptional knowledge. To quote Ali Anani, Triads are everywhere and we are so fortunate to blessed with our powerful three right here on beBee.05/08/2016 #17 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#15 Dear Mohammed, the reason we have triads in communications is to simplify what would otherwise be highly complex ideas. The power of three is a fantastic means of communication because we can understand things in three's and we tend not to remember more than an average of 7 bits of information.
Once we learn to wrap metaphor around the power of three we can develop our storytelling abilities. This is where the world of science needs to communicate around the framework of what is powerful about human narrative. Otherwise science speaks in its own language and then complains that religion has captured the imagination of the world. At that point I simply shrug my shoulders and move on with life because science is an important form of understanding - whether that be the physical, the Earth or life.
Ultimately the triad also contributes to meaning making and as intelligent beings we are good at pattern recognition. If the power of three helps with that, then it is a way of opening our own mind to understanding - because we cannot know it all.05/08/2016 #15 Mohammed SultanThe universe,people and organisations,all posses triads .The sun ,the moon and the stars are the universe triad.Creativity,innovation and analytics are the engine of value creation for any organisation which should be kept in balance to achieve commercial success,is also another triad.The triad of the "habit" according to Dr.Stephen Covey are Knowledge ,skill and attitude,in other words; What to do ,how to do and why to do.There's also a triad for winners;gold ,silver and bronze medals.Insuring a healthy level of personal balance of these triads will help people become more effective .Your sharpened inquisitiveness @ Sara Jacobovici breaks the traditional patterns of our brains in their search for meaning.We may have limitless triads that needs to be uncovered!
- 26/07/2016@Jeffrey Strickland wrote a post titled “Which End Holds The Gold?”
In it he writes, “Somehow, I get the feeling that there is no gold at the end of the rainbow.” In my comment, I wrote, “…have you heard, the rainbow is not an arc but a circle. I guess that's why we can't find the pot of gold; it's not at any one end, it's there throughout, waiting to be found.”
I was travelling in an airplane about 30 years ago when I saw the full circle of the rainbow in the sky. It is a powerful image. Enjoy!
Image description and credit: This double full-circle rainbow was seen in 2013 from a helicopter over Perth, Australia. (Photo: Colin Leonhardt, Bird's Eye View Photography)
- 24/07/2016Metaphorically speaking....Declare war on misleading metaphorswww.economist.com Like the "war" on everything from drugs to...
Comments24/07/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI browsed other articles in the Prospero section http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero and find that all correspondents only use initials on their post.. The same is true for their Twitter account https://twitter.com/EconCulture - I have viewed Economist articles for years and somehow always missed this oasis about culture. The writings I am finding under Prospero deserve greater recognition.24/07/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitSara, you are bringing to me a far greater understanding of metaphor than I had ever appreciated before, just as much as @Richard Claydon opened my eyes to irony as a means of understanding organizational life in his thoughts expressed currently mainly via LInkedIn. This article further reinforces how powerful the effect of metaphor is and why we should be cognoscente of its power and how that power can be more wisely exercised.
- 24/07/2016Metaphorically speaking....The Eight Metaphors of Organizationwww.ribbonfarm.com Gareth Morgan’s Images of Organization is a must-read for those who want to develop a deeper understanding of a lot of the stuff I talk about here. Though I’ve cited the book lots of...
- Producer23/07/2016My name is 'Chinar' and I am a TreeMy name is ‘Chinar’ and I am a ‘Tree’.A native to Persia, Italy, Belgium, America and Greece, I was planted on a large scale across the length and breadth of the Kashmir Valley by fourth Mughal emperor Jahangir during his reign from 1605 to...
Comments26/07/2016 #58 Anees Zaidi#57 Dear @Praveen Raj Gullepalli another extremely beautiful and thoughtful composition. Amazing indeed. Many commentators showed interest about this paradise on earth and the ensuing conflict. You have marvellously described in your poem. Thanks for your fabulous contribution.26/07/2016 #57 Praveen Raj GullepalliSpectacular indeed, the land and the tree! Dear @Anees Zaidi, here are my thoughts, inspired by your words! About those that would take, out of selfishness, pride and prejudiced hate, that which is neither's property...the paradise on Earth that Kashmir is...
Take not that which belongs to
another; even if by own decree;
Find your own space under the sun,
and let them all just be!
Share what you need not,
and let the others be fed;
let not a single species on our planet,
go extinct or go dead.
This Earth belongs to no man,
but the wind, the creatures and the tree;
A Human is just a citizen,
meant to be footloose and fancy free!
Stake no claim over territory,
Let the world be without any measurable boundary;
The only things that divide us,
should be the hill, the dale, the glacier or the sea.25/07/2016 #56 Anees ZaidiDear @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD your profound intetest for the buzz, for Kashmir and it's people and your reading each comment with brilliant responses is amazing. The Chinar Tree is overwhelmed with your love and affection. It is preparing itself to speak more on Kashmir valley, it's people, flora and fauna, magnificent landscapes covered with snow and it's sufferings as well. As Chinar speaks language of breeze it needs some time to make it understandable by us. Thanks for sharing and spreading Chinar breeze widely.24/07/2016 #47 Anees Zaidi#46 such a profound comment @Lada 🏡 Prkic. I also wish the trees could speak and tell their sufferings as well at the hands of mankind. Thousand of trees are uprooted every all day around the word endangering even our own existence. As I mentioned in one of my comment below I am thinking on writing my next buzz on these lines. Thanks for your interest and time to read and comment.24/07/2016 #46 Lada 🏡 PrkicI almost missed this post. Like @Sara Jacobovici said with her post title: “So many posts, so little time”.
What a lovely post, @Anees Zaidi, and a powerful message too. You gave a Cinar tree your voice, but just imagine if trees could talk, we would have heard such moving testimonies of the suffering of the nations throughout the history. Like Cinar trees in the Kashmir Valley that witnessed the deadly showings, and Olive trees in the Middle East could tell us tremendous stories about bloody history in this cradle of civilisation.
We would have heard similar stories all over the world, since the history of mankind is a history of conflicts.24/07/2016 #44 Anees Zaidi#43 Dear brother @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I am very much here but holding my head with my both hands. I am crying for paucity of time seeking @Milos Djukic help on fractal and multi fractal time series and this amazing lady our freind @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD has read each comment on my post and has herself commenting upon as well. Not only mine but I see her everywhere on beBee with same zeal. I must take lessons from her in private if still she has some time left. Amazing indeed!!24/07/2016 #42 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#21 Amen to the humanization of the globe, and questioning our role in being by-standers or activists. But I'm still not familiar with more insight on this, and I am feeling the beauty of Kashmir right now. My heart pleads to understand the tears, whether of joy or sadness. I am not afraid to know. #22 These are important issues for us all.#23 Worthy issue, so so worthy to understand different perspectives. #25 Your quotations keep my goosebumps going.#30 The rustling of the leaves echoes my wails in the wind. #32 #35 Don't the trees whisper in the shade, in the shadow of our dreams, "where all are one, and one is whole?" ~ Led Zeppelin, Stairway to Heaven: https://youtu.be/oW_7XBrDBAA ..."It makes me wonder." "The voices of the trees, and the voices of those who stand looking. And it makes me wonder...it really makes me wonder..."24/07/2016 #41 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#17 I would love to see a Buzz on Kashmir, with the song by Led Zeppelin alongside: https://youtu.be/ZDwotNLyz10 , my fav version. "Let the sun beat down upon my face..." Your Comment is so worthy of a Buzz, I just can't say it enough, kind sir. Please consider gracing us. #19 All the more reason to discuss it more. Love the open points of view, great for those of us not familiar with the history as you both are. Love it all! Teach us! I really want to understand more about Kashmir. Conflict occurs from the time we leave the womb to take our first breath... I am envisioning that the caterpillar cannot be stripped of her cocoon as she struggles to get out, or she will die. If a surgical procedure is performed to free her of the pain of squeezing out of the cocoon, her lungs will not be squeezed of their water, and her resulting spongy wet lungs will cause her to die from suffocation. This has to tie in. Take off with it! Enlighten! You draw me in...24/07/2016 #39 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#1 Sorry; just seeing this beautiful piece today, along with the accompanying goosebumps! #2 We all adore you and your humble nature so much, dear Dr. We hang on every word you say, and this dedication is yet another piece that goes down in the history of the mindfulness you create in us. What a grand teacher you are, to have a student inspired to excel in front of your eyes. Telepathy..yes, I believe in that. Pheromones, twin women having babies at precisely the same time...all these things are in the Great Mystery and Rhyme of life. #3 Ahh! "The Chinar Smile" indeed! I 2nd that motion! #5 I wish you could post a Buzz on that from your unique perspective...it would be folly for me (speaking for myself) to taint these works by reading them first! #7 seems to agree! #11 Yes, the best post, #12 embracing nature, parenting, changing of ourselves, and the beauty of each step. Much to behold, for certain, #35. Multidimensional writings led to multi-angular expressions, all beautifully valid. The piece has as much poetry in it as the Comments do, a true signature of a great writer.24/07/2016 #38 Anees Zaidi#35 Thank you @F.K (Koetloe) Ercan-Kocer for fabulous comment. I am happy you also have experienced the cool breeze under Cinar tree. You are right to call it old wise man/women. My Chinar tree has also spoken few wise words full of wisdom to end the story. Sharing of your Cinar experience is much appreciated.