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Where there is life, in any form, there is communication. But only humans tell stories.

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  1. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    15/01/2017
    Shadow Boy
    Shadow BoyNot always easy to make new acquaintances when you blow in a hood where you donโ€™t know anybody. Sometimes you get picked on because you have a different accent or because people donโ€™t warm easily to novelty. Now I had become a master at integrating...
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    Sara Jacobovici
    16/01/2017 #22 Sara Jacobovici
    @Pascal Derrien writes straight from the heart.
    Sara Jacobovici
    16/01/2017 #21 Sara Jacobovici
    Straight from the heart @Pascal Derrien. Thanks for sharing another chapter. It's great to hear the man talk about the boy.
    Pascal Derrien
    16/01/2017 #20 Pascal Derrien
    #19 thanks @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee an area of focus of mine when I produced posts I must say I often try 4 to 5 different options I like the creativity too in that one I must say :-)
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    16/01/2017 #19 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    I love that picture !
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    16/01/2017 #18 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #17 you sure have Pascal!
    Pascal Derrien
    16/01/2017 #17 Pascal Derrien
    #16 many thanks for reading this @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher, yes indeed we moved so much that it took me a while to lower my guard and then I did...... :-) if anything else and with the other adult stuff going on in the background at that time I suppose I have developed a good survival instinct :-)
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    16/01/2017 #16 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    I was so excited reading about your friend Ariel and the shadow game. Such innocence of childhood and how easily we could amuse ourselves FOR FREE, even! Then I read you moved, lost your good friend, and felt so alone with the exception of your shadow @Pascal Derrien. Oh the trials and tribulations of growing up. We either grow stronger or cave in from our experiences. Thanks for sharing!
    Pascal Derrien
    16/01/2017 #15 Pascal Derrien
    #12 thanks @Wayne Yoshida I have turned down opportunities in Singapore and Seattle partly because I have moved all my life and I am tired of it but also because I did not have the heart to uproot my eldest in particular. Funny you mentioned social media a group of friends from my late teenage years have retraced me 7 months s ago and the 10 of us have been having great time at sharing stories and catching up since :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    16/01/2017 #14 Pascal Derrien
    #13 thanks @Ken Boddie absolutely ... the moonlight shadows can bring a sunny smile. Up words and on words :-)
    Ken Boddie
    16/01/2017 #13 Ken Boddie
    These are life's exhilirations and gut wrenching inevitabilities that form our future relationships with our chosen circle. The unexpected highs and lows of life, and how we accept them or resist, are our flexible character-moulds. Moon shadows can also. be our friends, Pascal.
    Wayne Yoshida
    16/01/2017 #12 Wayne Yoshida
    Great friendship story, Pascal. Although my family did not move around too much, the timing was awful. I moved away from all of my friends in the middle of my high school junior year. I lost touch with most of them, but managed to stay in touch with one or two to this day, with common interests [electronics and cars] being the most solid connection. (Nice reference to "affinity networking, eh? Looks like I have been practicing beBee when I was a kid.)

    I guess kids these days have social media to stay in touch.
    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #11 Ali Anani
    #10 I wrote a post on complexity has its shadow. Your shadow writes beautifully @Pascal Derrien and better than mine.
    Pascal Derrien
    15/01/2017 #10 Pascal Derrien
    #9 oh thank you Doc @Ali Anani just a few words put together I think the shadow wrote it not me :-)
    Ali Anani
    15/01/2017 #9 Ali Anani
    Very-well written buzz @Pascal Derrien, I concur with the comment No. 3 of @Lisa Vanderburg. Your last line "...seemed very long especially when you have a shadow for best friend you donโ€™t get to see too much of it on rainy days". This is beautifully expressed.
    Pascal Derrien
    15/01/2017 #8 Pascal Derrien
    #7 that's a compliment and a half @Don ๐Ÿ Kerr :-)
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    15/01/2017 #7 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    Brilliant story of adapting to adversity and coming face to face with loss. @Pascal Derrien You're just getting better and better my friend.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    15/01/2017 #6 Lisa Vanderburg
    #5 Well, hell....they probably deserve it :)
    Pascal Derrien
    15/01/2017 #5 Pascal Derrien
    #3 thanks @Lisa Vanderburg more than 4 mninutes would be torture :-) Nice words merci. I am fine with it what does not kill you makes yous stronger as they say, I adapt to change so quickly that I drive people around me nuts :-)
    Lisa Vanderburg
    15/01/2017 #4 Lisa Vanderburg
    Childhood lost in 4 poignant minutes - so worth the read.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    15/01/2017 #3 Lisa Vanderburg
    Forgive my clumsiness, but this has brought out emotional yearnings in me: I am heartbroken at your boyhood loss; it is such a cruelty to move (particularly a solo) kids around like that and rarely do parents truly realize the cost. The child defends the parent. Like you, I was a 'transient' and couldn't connect - knew I was out before I was in. I ask your forgiveness because you don't want sympathy - you have delivered (in 4 minutes) the raw honesty of needing normal connection and learning to live without it. Shared.
  2. ProducerAlban JARRY

    Alban JARRY

    09/01/2017
    The Little Prince sheds light on social networks
    The Little Prince sheds light on social networks From solitude in the middle of the desert, in his meeting with Little Prince, Antoine de Saint Exupรฉry took us on his journey, when a plane crashed in the middle of the Sahara. This discovery of new beings happens to all of us when we are immersed...
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    John White, MBA
    10/01/2017 #14 John White, MBA
    @Alban JARRY: thanks for writing such a buzzworthy piece. The beBee social media team has shared it in various accounts on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+. Buzz on!
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    10/01/2017 #13 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #12 @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher absolutely ! Deeper connections through sharing passions or/and respecting others, lead to deeper friendships and/or better professional relatioships ! We are humans and we do business with thouse we prefer or we share anything else.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    10/01/2017 #12 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    What a great inference you drew with the story about the little prince and Social Media @Alban JARRY. This stood out, "From the imagery of this author so many situations arise that seem so real in todayโ€™s world that the Little Prince undoubtedly gives us the keys to better discover others and deepen our introspection." That is one of the beautiful wonders of utilizing social media , deeper introspection by means of learning from others, respect of others and passions or goals we may share which can lead to professional relationships and/or deep friendships as well. Patience is a virtue. This story could be descriptive of beBee and its philosophies too! Cc: @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee @Milos Djukic @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Froilรกn Pรฉrez
    10/01/2017 #11 Froilรกn Pรฉrez
    #1 thank you for the reminder that I need to read it soon!
    Devesh Bhatt
    10/01/2017 #10 Devesh Bhatt
    Awesome
    Aurorasa Sima
    09/01/2017 #9 Aurorasa Sima
    #8 Yeah (:
    Milos Djukic
    09/01/2017 #8 Anonymous
    #2 Thanks a lot @Aurorasa Sima :)
    Sara Jacobovici
    09/01/2017 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    "From solitude in the middle of the desert, in his meeting with Little Prince, Antoine de Saint Exupรฉry took us on his journey..." So begins @Alban JARRY's message to us, so beautifully communicated.
    Sara Jacobovici
    09/01/2017 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    I am grateful to be able to see social network anew through your eyes @Alban JARRY. Thank you for a beautifully written post.
    Milos Djukic
    09/01/2017 #5 Anonymous
    Great one @Alban JARRY.
    Liesbeth ๐Ÿ Leysen, MSc. beBee Ambassador
    09/01/2017 #4 Liesbeth ๐Ÿ Leysen, MSc. beBee Ambassador
    Well this approach touches my heart. Beautiful article. Thank you @Alban JARRY
    Jared ๐Ÿ Wiese
    09/01/2017 #3 Jared ๐Ÿ Wiese
    I absolutely loved this post!

    Incredibly insightful themes:
    - Taming the social fox;
    - Budding relationships beyond our neighbors;
    - geographers of the eccentric.

    "It is these unexpected discoveries that await the user at the bend of these crossroads proposed by the the giant social networks. They let the imagination roam while offering reality at every moment."

    Merci, M @Alban JARRY, pour un reseau de connection, tout pres.
    Aurorasa Sima
    09/01/2017 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    @Milos Djukic
    Aurorasa Sima
    09/01/2017 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    I like this analogy. The little prince happens to be one of the most important books in my life.

    I read it whenever I lost touch with the ground.
  3. ProducerJim Cody ๐Ÿ
    Parents Live Forever Only in Our Heart โค๏ธ
    Parents Live Forever Only in Our Heart โค๏ธ Losing my parents to old age makes me realize that I'm getting older and one day may face the consequences of living in a retirement or nursing home.I visited my Mom this past weekend. She will celebrate her 92nd birthday next week. My dad passed...
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    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    07/01/2017 #19 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    #18 God Bless you too and thank you.
    Jim Cody ๐Ÿ
    07/01/2017 #18 Jim Cody ๐Ÿ
    #17 @Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl I agree. No offense taken. No worries. God Bless.
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    07/01/2017 #17 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    #14 Jim, I concur totally. My mom also wants to be in a place now. She changed her mind. There will always be a margin of error and there will always be a need for homes. Which means there will always be a need to be mindful of how we and our parents and children plan for the future. I hope you don't think I directed my comments at you sir. I was just giving people who may be looking into finding a home some perspective.

    Lots of things have evolved in home health care since I was a striper. I worked for the first charting software company. My job was a beta tester and I installed the networks for home health agencies and county health departments for this software. I had to train the staff and travel in a five state area. Things have evolved in that arena as well. One thing is the way they train nurses and aides is much better. I hope we continue to evolve in the compassionate care approach. I love the fact that they require background checks now. They should also require psych evals. but not until the evals evolve. There are some ways you can test an environment before placing your loved ones there. Look for how the staff is treated and if it is a team environment. The less ego the better.

    When I think back at how hospitals/institutions were in the 70's vs now... we've come a long way baby! Still much room for improvement. MN has been sited for some horrible things. Oregon too. We need to stop putting violent people who should be in a secure facility in with vulnerable adults. Another thing to consider. Some people don't have a choice. But for those who do, these are some of the things to consider.
    Jim Cody ๐Ÿ
    07/01/2017 #16 Jim Cody ๐Ÿ
    #11 @Vincent Andrew You are such a great son. God bless you and your Mom.
    Jim Cody ๐Ÿ
    07/01/2017 #15 Jim Cody ๐Ÿ
    #10 Many thanks @Donna-Luisa Eversley Happy New Year!
    Jim Cody ๐Ÿ
    07/01/2017 #14 Jim Cody ๐Ÿ
    #9 @Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl I agree, There's no place like home but unfortunately under some circumstances it's for the betterment of those involved. However my mom lives in a great place and she has excellent care and many grandchildren and great grandchildren who visit her often.
    She actually requested to be placed there and has a peace of mind knowing that she will be taken care of.
    Jim Cody ๐Ÿ
    07/01/2017 #13 Jim Cody ๐Ÿ
    #3 @Julie Hickman I agree, immortality lives in the โค๏ธ.
    My Dad and Grand parents are still alive within my โค๏ธ
    debasish majumder
    07/01/2017 #12 debasish majumder
    wonderful insight @Jim Cody! enjoyed read immensely of this extremely relevant value based post. thank you very much for sharing the post.
    Vincent Andrew
    07/01/2017 #11 Vincent Andrew
    I visit my mum once a week on a Sunday after church. She loves to meet her grandkids. She loves to cook for them and tells them stories. She is a wonderful woman. I am grateful for her and thank God for her. Tomorrow I'll be meeting her and as always I will kiss her on the head as a way to say my thanks and my love.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    06/01/2017 #10 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Thank you for this @Jim Cody ๐Ÿ...A very big message.. Happy New year..
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    06/01/2017 #9 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    Recently I worked in a place where I can tell they missed their family so much. I would over hear them speak about how their children do not even visit them. This home had a mixture of independent living, assisted living and memory care. One gal that worked there had the nerve to call them vultures after the guy from the food shelf brought in some goodies for them. That women was also my shift lead in the dinner. She mocked and harassed here coworkers. I finally walked out because of her. Too much nepotism in that place.

    The system is NO SURROGATE for family! But if you must choose one, choose one that does not have a huge attrition rate on staffing. That is a big red flag. No, it's not because it's the kind of work it's because it's a toxic corporate culture. People with a heart refuse to stay working for places that are not caring for people properly.

    Another place, the smell of ammonia was so bad... Day care providers would never get away with not changing... ok... I've said enough.

    It's cheaper to build them a tiny home and bring in people anyway.
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    06/01/2017 #8 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    I have worked in a couple and I would say in a nut shell THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME. Thank God they are requiring back ground checks now. I remember my mother making me promise her that she would never be sent to one. When I was a candy striper, I lost my favorite gal one night when someone else was charged with feeding her. She choked to death. I was not mature enough to handle it then and I ended up leaving my job because of it. I was just a teenager. I also remember they charged me with one gal that was three times my size and I actually had a near miss of a catastrophe getting her on the potty. Then there was Ms. Presley, yes, that Presley. Elvis' Aunt. A fisty one with all the spunk. But she was not being well taken care of either. She was not on my rounds but I loved to talk to her. My favorite was the WWI vet. He would take me to battles and sometimes tell me to duck for incoming. I love them all so much. My favorite was when the ladies would do a strip show for the men and the men would get all excited and I would have to watch the staff try to tell them they cannot do that sort of thing. I would just giggle at how much fun they had driving the staff mad. lol
    Jim Cody ๐Ÿ
    06/01/2017 #7 Jim Cody ๐Ÿ
    #3 we must because live is so short. Makers h moment precious.
    Gert Scholtz
    06/01/2017 #6 Gert Scholtz
    @Jim Cody ๐Ÿ Visiting my mother recently I realised anew how fragile life becomes at an old age. Her mind is as sharp as ever, she reads a book a week, walks and gardens every day and still has a good circle of friends - yet we know her remaining time with us is becoming less. Thanks Jim for this poignant reminder to "Visit your parents often and say I love you. It just may be your last one."
    Pascal Derrien
    06/01/2017 #5 Pascal Derrien
    straight fom the heart that one @Jim Cody ๐Ÿ :-)
    Paul Walters
    06/01/2017 #4 Paul Walters
    @Jim Cody ๐Ÿ Interesting Jim. My wife is a lecturer in cross cultural studies and teaches at various universities in Australia. On aging parents Indonesians are mortified at the thought of placing them in care when they are in their dotage. The culture here is for children to share the duties of caring for parents at home unlike we in the west who often 'dump' mum and dad into places with terrible names like "golden meadows or Tranquil Gardens " Life is a bit cruel is it not when we come full circle and become totally dependent .... it sucks really!
    Julie Hickman
    06/01/2017 #3 Julie Hickman
    I agree that you have to take each and every opportunity to tell parents that you love and appreciate them for all that they gave you. By truly loving someone, you make them immortal.
    Jim Cody ๐Ÿ
    06/01/2017 #2 Jim Cody ๐Ÿ
    #1 How true they will forever remain in our heart โค๏ธ
    Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    06/01/2017 #1 Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    It's true, they never die if we remember them.
  4. ProducerCyndi wilkins

    Cyndi wilkins

    03/01/2017
    Frozen In Time
    Frozen In Time"Cut the shit Bill...Wake up! It's Christmas and all your kids are here!"That's my dads favorite nurse Kathy. She knows just how to get a response out of him...however small. I can almost see him smiling and thinking, "Who the hell invited you!"ย The...
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    debasish majumder
    04/01/2017 #3 debasish majumder
    lovely share @Cyndi wilkins! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/01/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    You will value the time it takes to read @Cyndi wilkins' story.
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/01/2017 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Dear @Cyndi wilkins, I am reaching out across cyberspace to give you a hug. I am blown away by you...your ability to write and communicate the difficult "stuff", your feelings, insights and smarts! From one daughter to another, from heart to heart, I will add my voice to those who have already written you that you have honoured your father through the telling of this story. Time is always mentioned at times like this and so it is. From your title and throughout your story, you weave time through. The one that is staying with me right now is, ....these "moments" are all lived simultaneously in the libraries of our minds. Time itself is all "ONE" moment."

    Wishing you a time to grieve, Cyndi. I don't doubt that you have the strength.
  5. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    01/01/2017
    Great comment by @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit to a great story by @Lisa Vanderburg: "This is good and I would think even more exhilarating performed as a monologue direct to the grandmother 'Granny Grim'. Beyond the woven language, this really brought home the beauty of memorable characters. In the homogenized existence of the cultural fabric of modern media, we look for personality drawn in medium that do exist in our own environs. What we have not learned to do is capture the richness of detail of the most unique personalities either known to us, or we have known - or even that exist in our imaginative flow of storytelling.

    The staged play is already made in the oven of art, and we can pay the admission price to that which is shared to all - but there is great dimension in the stories that are most personal to us - and great credit to those who have noticed life playing out like this in their own life. It means we noticed the living, we utilized that which nature equipped our own faculties, and in that exists the kind of originality that we may not find with a public admission ticket. I know that @Sara Jacobovici is a Trekkie, so she will enjoy this well beyond the Spock tribute. I enjoyed the DNA in this story - well beyond anything replicate and exponentially personal from the mind of a skilled storyteller."
    Sara Jacobovici
    T'was the last night of the old year; a tale of nether-worlds
    www.bebee.com I hold the concept of joyous abandon of all rationality towards New Year's Eve with some foreboding - arm's length on the end of a pike would...
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    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    01/01/2017 #3 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #2 Thank you for creating a home for that thought. We are blessed most when we have the peace to think and such are the beginnings and transitions which represent the joint freshness of each others spiritual energies.
    Sara Jacobovici
    01/01/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 An important "comment" from beginning to end, @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    01/01/2017 #1 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    I love the hive name "Only Humans Tell Stories". This is where I distinguish stories from dance. So many life forms dance and as animals evolve they become more tribal, but at the part where the tribal can relate stories, from this point there is this uniqueness we refer to as humanity. This is the point where evolution takes us into the human.

    Animals also make machines and the Spiders Web is an incredible piece of machinery. Our tribal nature may identity with machines but again how we evolve as a human being is recognizing what in the creation of advanced machines allows us to be more human.

    The capacity of our humanity is a pure unadulterated appreciation of life and the gifts of nature, and our evolution into becoming human beings. We can appreciate our animal being, we can appreciate the being of machine but it is the whole which we are a part of which defines our humanity and not the destruction of that wholeness.

    Storytelling is not necessarily a human act, for our tribal behaviour can use stories for nefarious intent - but at the level of being a human being, this gift of storytelling is ours to advance humanity or waste and in this regard nature has the final say whether humanity evolves or is just another piece of evolution, in a planet that has a beginning and an end.

    Maybe the end point of our intelligence is to send out life-giving properties into the universe, that become the ingredients to new planets, but time is so huge in scale, we can focus on the story of humanity as it is now, without any worry or tribal stories about the end of time. If humans only tell stories then this is a living pathway to our collective humanity.
  6. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    13/12/2016
    A gift from @Jason Versey.
    Sara Jacobovici
    A Christmas Story
    www.linkedin.com
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    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    18/12/2016 #3 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #1 Excellent composition, I would like to thank @Sara Jacobovici for linking to this example of fine storytelling.
    Pascal Derrien
    18/12/2016 #2 Pascal Derrien
    You read my mind i was thinking about doing that too @Sara Jacobovici
    Jason Versey
    18/12/2016 #1 Jason Versey
    Thanks @Sara Jacobovici for sharing this on BeBee! : )
  7. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    12/12/2016
    Alon Cassuto's story is worth reading.
    Sara Jacobovici
    A Story Worth Telling... Why leaders need to share stories.
    www.linkedin.com When I was eleven years old, I flew alone from Tel Aviv to Rome to spend the summer with my grandparents. My grandfather drove for three hours from our family home in Tuscany to pick me up. He...
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  8. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    09/12/2016
    Sharing the gift of @Sarah Elkins' story.
    Sara Jacobovici
    It's All Part of the Adventure
    www.linkedin.com Stranded in the Philadelphia Airport I'm sorry, it's highly unlikely you'll get home to Montana today. All of your flights were canceled because of the snow storm. I burst into tears. Highly...
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  9. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    08/12/2016
    "...sifting through wreckage of her childhood, and using her creativity to help her channel the hurt and the pain." Bravo to Sheri Heller and all!
    Sara Jacobovici
    Remembrances of My Lost Mother
    www.linkedin.com
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  10. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    30/11/2016
    #linkedin
    Bert Purdy
    2 Tips for Writing LinkedIn Posts that People Will Like (and Share)
    www.inc.com Want to write LinkedIn posts that people actually read--and share? This is what one LinkedIn Influencer suggests you...
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    Jared ๐Ÿ Wiese
    01/12/2016 #1 Jared ๐Ÿ Wiese
    Great tips, not just for LinkedIn.
    Find your value to the world and focus on it. Then tell your story.
  11. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    29/11/2016
    A Short Story
    A Short StoryMy father had to deal with โ€œbeing let goโ€ in 1965. I had to deal with โ€œbeing let goโ€ in 2001. The corporate culture may have looked different but it is only a variation on the same theme; losing your job. In todayโ€™s corporate culture, the system...
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    Sara Jacobovici
    06/12/2016 #18 Sara Jacobovici
    #16 Thank you for contributing your important insight @Aaron Skogen.
    Sara Jacobovici
    06/12/2016 #17 Sara Jacobovici
    #15 Thank you @Mohammed Sultan for your contribution. I would like to highlight 2 points you make: 1. Investing; "Beside investing in saving money, people should also think of investing in their emotional life...They should invest in something that makes them feel good about selves and make them ready for work." And 2. "dignity". We can't always depend on others to be treated with dignity but you remind us that dignity needs to start from ourselves. In this way, we posses it and so our dignity can't be taken away by someone else.
    Aaron Skogen
    05/12/2016 #16 Aaron Skogen
    Enjoyed this @Sara Jacobovici. Far too often people allow their "job" to define their "person". An easy trap to fall into, yet one we are all better off avoiding. Jobs are commodities, lives are not! Great read.
    Mohammed Sultan
    05/12/2016 #15 Mohammed Sultan
    @ Sara Jacobovici.It's a creative short story on short-life work.Two messages behind your story,one for the employers who don't care about the loss of the professional dignity of their employees and the second for the employees who lost their jobs because of the early retirement.To the employers I would say; before you push people to early retirement,you should think of how to ensure that they get retired with dignity by reaping the benefits of their short- life work.And for the employees the message is; how they can accumulate the remains of their personal dignity by thinking of savings.Savings will be a crucial investment in what's remained and help a rapid bounce back from the shock of the early retirement. Beside investing in saving money,people should also think of investing in their emotional life by seeking self-renewal and social support;why not they devote their free time to something better than merely resort to their comfort zone,where the monster of early retirement ever grow.They should invest in something that makes them feel good about selves and make them ready for work.
    Sara Jacobovici
    05/12/2016 #14 Sara Jacobovici
    #13 So glad you shared your story @Alan Culler. Sounds like you ended up just where you needed to be! Thank you also for your kind and generous words. Much appreciated.
    Alan Culler
    05/12/2016 #13 Alan Culler
    What a poignant story @Sara Jacobovici you have certainly captured all the emotions that are intertwined between work and self worth. I was fired once -it turned out to be one of the best events of my life -another door and a much more exciting one opened -I also quit and left the same day -tantamount to getting fired -which also turned out well. These taught me -I will survive. I work for myself now so on alternative days I have the worst boss ever and the best boss ever. My self is still too wrapped up in what I do, but at least every other day I get to do it for the best boss ever.
    Thanks for sharing this story you have a gift at capturing emotion in a few lines. Keep writing. And thank you.
    Alan
    Sara Jacobovici
    05/12/2016 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    #11 Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    05/12/2016 #11 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Great story @Sara Jacobovici. I think so many people do intertwine their work identity with their personal identity. I remember when I was new to the town I live in so many women would ask me "what I do for a living or what my husband did for a living?" I found that question to be so shallow. I joined women's groups and one in particular- a mom's club was so snobby and I was asked that question more than often than "how are you, it's nice to meet you.' Because I was new here I felt I had nothing to lose when I was asked for the umpteenth time where my husband worked- I replied, "He's a garbage man." The look on the woman's face was priceless. Not that there is anything wrong with being a garbage collector but in their minds it was a lowly job. I never went back to another club meeting after that day. There is so much more to a person than their title. Losing a job is never easy and harder for some depending on their age, so having a network of friends who care about 'you, the person,' is so vital.
    Sara Jacobovici
    01/12/2016 #10 Sara Jacobovici
    #9 Powerful questions @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich. Powerful statement, "Because we will never be let go from being who we are." Thanks
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    30/11/2016 #9 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    A short story about lifelong questions. Are we investing our time in meaningful ways? Are we reflecting our own value? Are we satisfied with how we contribute?

    Because we will never be let go from being who we are.
    Sara Jacobovici
    30/11/2016 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    #7 Popular or not, you bring up an important point @Pascal Derrien; we can't emotionally afford to invest our identity in the work place. Thanks for contributing to this discussion.
    Pascal Derrien
    30/11/2016 #7 Pascal Derrien
    Good stuff all round I know it is not popular but one should build the right emotional distance between work and self I see so many people getting the tatooooo and getting upset when the tattoo company don't want them any more :-)
    Sara Jacobovici
    29/11/2016 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    #5 Much appreciated @Harvey Lloyd. Thank you.
    Harvey Lloyd
    29/11/2016 #5 Harvey Lloyd
    Great story thanks for the post @Sara Jacobovici. These times cause us to reflect on our value to others. Your reflections captured those moments.
    Paul Burge
    29/11/2016 #4 Paul Burge
    #2 You're welcome, I enjoyed reading it. :)
    Sara Jacobovici
    29/11/2016 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 Sounds like good medicine @Mohammed A. Jawad. Thanks for your comment.
    Sara Jacobovici
    29/11/2016 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    Thanks for the share @Paul Burge. Much appreciated.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    29/11/2016 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Rejection, failure and loss makes a person dull..all like ready to drag a person in deep depressions. At such times, a solid dose of perseverance and good memories of past can give a person a sense of contentment and gratitude.
  12. ProducerDonna-Luisa Eversley
    Just Thinking out loud - Control
    Just Thinking out loud - Control Random ThoughtsBlogging has been for me, a way to share as much as I know with the rest of the world. These are my thoughts and examples from my own experiences, so I guess you can say - Dwordslayer shares a real person!There are days I need...
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    jesse kaellis
    18/12/2016 #49 jesse kaellis
    #27
    Hi Donna-Luisa, I was in Mexico for a month doing a medical tourism thing that didn't involve much tourism. I've been back since December 10th and beginning a slow, protracted recovery. Thanks for the knock - knock and thanks for your story which I enjoyed reading.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    03/12/2016 #48 Laura Mikolaitis
    I love the random thoughts that you shared here @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Sometimes, the random thoughts can be the best fuel for our fire.

    Some days it is difficult to accept that there are things we can't control. That's why it is important to enact our gift of choice; especially when the out of control things can seem overwhelming.

    It's taken me a while ton fully grasp the concept but I am better at it now. Each day is an opportunity to exercise our ability to choose - to decide whether we will make the best of a bad day or make the worst of it.

    I enjoyed reading this, Donna. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    01/12/2016 #47 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    Diana Ross! Ya gotta love her! #44
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    01/12/2016 #46 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #32 @๐Ÿ Fatima Williams thank you for all the emojis ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽถ
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    01/12/2016 #45 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #30 @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams..very happy it resonates with you. I appreciate your comments my friend ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜‡
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    01/12/2016 #44 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #29 @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams..I also love @Ken Boddie comment...but you gave me the song of the evening ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค—
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    01/12/2016 #43 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #34 @pascal ..I can't seem to tag you... But the music is on high, think my frequency band is working ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    01/12/2016 #42 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #28 @Ken Boddie ..."run toward the wind...." I like that. It's such a bold and brave thing to do, yet the decision puts control in our hands. Thank you very very much for this ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ๐Ÿ
    Shubhanshu Garg
    01/12/2016 #41 Shubhanshu Garg
    Good to read again @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Really enjoyed your thoughts. Great.
    Sara Jacobovici
    30/11/2016 #40 Sara Jacobovici
    #38 So happy to hear from you @Donna-Luisa Eversley! And what a wonderfully written reply!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    29/11/2016 #39 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #37 I'm glad your on Facebook @Donna-Luisa Eversley! It's nice to see some familiar faces from beBee :))
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/11/2016 #38 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #20 @Sara Jacobovici, thank you ..wow, when I read this, you got the weepy emotional blast in my eyes ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜˜ ...it is the truth of music and rythmn ..I am happy it resonates with you so much. As soon as I draw on the music my entire person responds. It is like a conductor bringing the sounds into a crescendo. Controlling emotions need that understanding of self to create harmony for self.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/11/2016 #37 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #19 #hugs right back at you #babydoll @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher..
    ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน Thankfully some of us are on Facebook or I would have been in a desert. ๐Ÿ˜‚..glad to be back. I do have some stuff I've written.. will try to publish, but seems quite sad, not happy simply a difficult time with less light and the weepy willows.
    Thanks for reading.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/11/2016 #36 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #18 @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman.. I will admit my patience is stretched...like elastic it was on taunt and now it's relaxed so it stung me back to me ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Ž... I will have a spoonful of courage each morning with my coffee ๐Ÿ˜Š I appreciate you my friend ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿ’ฎ
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/11/2016 #35 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #17 @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter thank you...yes, storytelling is a part of the healing process which is powerful. It is the feel of the music which makes the story flow , making a melody which makes a whole lot more sense than life on its own sometimes ๐Ÿ˜‰..thank you for your beautiful supportive words ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป
    Pascal Derrien
    29/11/2016 #34 Pascal Derrien
    turn the volume up, close your eyes and sing....

    keep on keeping on
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    29/11/2016 #32 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    beBee is alive with the sound of Donna's music ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ“ฏ๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿ”Š๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽตโ™ฉ๐ŸŽบ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽท๐ŸŽป๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿ•ช
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    29/11/2016 #31 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    #1 Aww โ™ก@Donna-Luisa Eversley I've missed you . Awesome that your back and buzzing again my dear. Your buzzes are music to the ears. This is a sensational buzz with some great takeaways. Everyone has a song for every situation we just have to sing out loud and let the music fill our lives. Buzzon dear and welcome back to beBeeland.๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    29/11/2016 #30 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley a very insightful post. It is only ourselves who can control our destiny and we are each destined for greatness in some way, but only if we are able to prevent fear, greed, or opinion to veer us off our path.
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    29/11/2016 #29 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    I really like this comment Ken. Sometimes you just can't play it safe, you need some adventure, to try new things, to speak out when things go awry. For now it is still some of the greatest freedoms and gifts we have; free will and free speach. The Internet has given us the ability to reach a tremendous audience and as long as we stay tactful and factual great things can be accomplished. Ain't no mountain high enough! Ain't no valley low enough! #28
  13. ProducerSarah Elkins

    Sarah Elkins

    22/11/2016
    The Spectrum of Humanity
    The Spectrum of HumanityWhat do Jews think about Jesus?He asked me as innocently as a college freshman at a small, Jesuit school could ask. It caught me a little off guard.What do ALL Jews think of Jesus?It was puzzling to me that he would think ALL people of any...
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    Sarah Elkins
    20/12/2016 #32 Sarah Elkins
    #31 Thanks, @Paul Walters, appreciate the comment!
    Paul Walters
    19/12/2016 #31 Paul Walters
    @Sarah Elkins Loved this piece....thank you
    Sarah Elkins
    28/11/2016 #30 Sarah Elkins
    #17 You hit the nail on the head, @Sara Jacobovici, I'd be willing to say that the vast majority of hate is based in fear. And thank you for that wonderful share and comment. I love our spectrum of humanity. Even the people who are horrible to me teach me something!
    Sarah Elkins
    28/11/2016 #29 Sarah Elkins
    #19 Unfortunately, @Ali Anani, that doesn't surprise me at all. I have similar stories from early in my time here in Montana, and from my travel experiences. What you say here is exactly right, we must connect one-to-one to change the dynamic. And it helps to be a good ambassador for our people, speaking and educating rather than being insulted and defensive.
    Sarah Elkins
    28/11/2016 #28 Sarah Elkins
    #23 Thank you, @Alan Culler, I appreciate that comment!
    Sarah Elkins
    28/11/2016 #27 Sarah Elkins
    #25 Oh dear, @Nicole Chardenet, I know exactly what you're talking about in terms of it being hard to forgive the chronically and willfully stupid. I call it willful ignorance and have a really hard time with it myself. The reason I've been able to look past that issue with some people is that I realize that without talking about it, without having that dialog, the people who voted without the intention of exacerbating hate, fear, and bigotry, we are truly lost. Those who were more intentional with their votes are a lost cause.

    I agree that asking what Jews think about Jesus is a totally fair question, it's the way he asked, as if all Jews would believe the same thing about Jesus. Many Jews fall into the category your mother described, and many do not. Just like some Jews keep kosher, others do not. The best question that is consistently asked by the students I encounter each year is this: "What makes the Jewish belief so different from the Christian belief." And my answer is that practicing Jews are still waiting for the Messiah, while Christians believe he has already been here. (Notice I said "practicing" Jews, as opposed to all Jews.)

    Thanks for that great comment, it made me clarify why I responded that way to the student's question.
    Sarah Elkins
    28/11/2016 #26 Sarah Elkins
    #10 So true, @Kevin Pashuk, and that loss of our humanity begins with fear. Thanks for the comment.
    Nicole Chardenet
    28/11/2016 #25 Nicole Chardenet
    Asking what Jews think about Jesus is a fair enough assessment. It could be interpreted as perhaps the 'party line', with or without a Pope or other centralized figure. When I was a kid, growing up in a Christian family, my mother said that Jews believed Jesus existed but wasn't a Saviour, but that he was a great teacher. I actually cleave toward that view more myself now, rather than the Christian one...but then again, I haven't been Christian in many years.

    As for not judging people en masse, easier said than done sometimes. I find myself struggling with the anger at people who elected a total asshat for world leader and put the rest of us in danger as well. That's not judging someone on biology; that's judging them on their unwillingness to take a real look at what they were voting for. It was eye-opening going to the States for Thanksgiving; it because quite clear that it wasn't just uneducated, chronically unemployed rednecks who hadn't been paying attention during the election campaign.

    Harder to forgive, sometimes, the chronically and wilfully stupid.
    Alan Culler
    27/11/2016 #23 Alan Culler
    @SarahElkins - an amazing post and video thanks so much for sharing.
    debasish majumder
    27/11/2016 #22 debasish majumder
    Great post with incisive amplification about humanity! enjoyed read. thank you madam @Sarah Elkins for this amazing share.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    27/11/2016 #21 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    That's the second time I watched that video @Sarah Elkins and it still brings tears to my eyes. If only... most people would realize we are all connected in one way or another, we'd have a more humane world. We are humans, we are not our religion or our designated ethnicity. One day I hope that prejudice and biases end... that's my hope! It sure will be a better world when that time comes. I wish it would happen in my lifetime.
    Ali Anani
    27/11/2016 #20 Ali Anani
    #17 @Sara Jacobovici- thank you for alerting me to this buzz and your shared video. It is fantastic. I wish you good progress with the loop.I am sure some great thoughts shall emerge.
    Ali Anani
    27/11/2016 #19 Ali Anani
    @Sarah Elkins- I experienced what you experienced when I first went to the UK to do my PhD. As an Arab I was mocked. It took me three months before people accepted me as a non-conforming Arab to what impressions they had about Arabs. People tend to generalize and extend their conclusions linearly. I agree with your post. I find your writing "When we paint an entire community with the same, broad brush, we miss incredible opportunities to learn, to grow, and to make connections with each other. The only way to heal our fractured communities is to care about each individual we interact with, and avoid making assumptions". I believe this is the only way.
    Mind you when my elder brother went to study his undergraduate studies in the USA he was asked to show "his tail". Some students believed that Arabs have tails. It is true. However; it is our actions that may change those impressions as my brother and I did.
    Sara Jacobovici
    27/11/2016 #18 Sara Jacobovici
    Another work of art produced by an artist story teller @Sarah Elkins. Beautifully written, beautifully told.
    Sara Jacobovici
    27/11/2016 #17 Sara Jacobovici
    Another work of art produced by an artist story teller @Sarah Elkins. Beautifully written, beautifully told. Thank you Sarah. You write, "The spectrum of humanity is always my first priority." Agreed. I find beauty in the spectrum. Although I am always moved when I hear John Lennon's Imagine, it's the idea of hope that moves me. I don't want a world where we are all the same. Our challenge is to allow the differences to enable us to grow as humans, not to negate us. You write, "When we paint an entire community with the same, broad brush, we miss incredible opportunities to learn, to grow, and to make connections with each other." 100%! I regret to say that that brush is dipped in fear; for some reason we are made to feel that differences are a threat. It's individual behaviors, both verbal and non-verbal, which hold the potential of threat, not our differences.

    @Ali Anani and I spent some time last evening (our time) in a synchronicity loop. I open up your buzz this morning and feel like I have fallen right back into that loop. You write, "The students laughed uncomfortably. I explained why that story was important in our discussion". I have recently shared the following video which I think greatly supports your invaluable message. Thanks again Sarah.https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tedspr
    Sarah Elkins
    26/11/2016 #16 Sarah Elkins
    #8 @Dean Owen, thank you for the comment. When I notice an immediate response to a person, I dig in to figure out whether it's truly intuition or bias. You're so right, it's human to make a snap judgment - and being introspective about those snap judgments helps us grow as humans.
    Sarah Elkins
    26/11/2016 #15 Sarah Elkins
    #6 Thank you, @Irene Hackett, for the comment and for sharing!
    Mohammed Sultan
    25/11/2016 #14 Mohammed Sultan
    Very impressive @Sarah Elkins.God gave us the gift of life and honored us as humans and let us decide how to live well.Only wise people regardless of their religious devotion know well that a life is worth living when we live it for him.There's only one fact ,but can be interpreted in different ways and different manners because we each receive different "Light" from the same source.Because we receive the same message differently ,we have different and enduring cultures,not related to our DNA but to the paths we chose.Everyone has his own light and his own path and can see and think best within this context.
    Jared ๐Ÿ Wiese
    25/11/2016 #13 Jared ๐Ÿ Wiese
    Tweeted:
    The Spectrum of Humanity @sarahelkins "Are you able to truly judge ALL Americans based on.. handful of experiences?" https://www.bebee.com/producer/@sarah-elkins/the-spectrum-of-humanity
  14. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    25/11/2016
    A great story teller telling a great story. A must hear, especially for the beBee community.
    Sara Jacobovici
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story | TED Talk | TED.com
    www.ted.com Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a...
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    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    25/11/2016 #6 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    I have read her novel "Americanah" and it is a fascinating look into the disconnect that Africans feel as they confront African-American culture.

    I would also love to urge anyone who has found themselves equating internet scammers with Nigerian princes to watch this talk - it is a damaging stereotype.

    And to tell a personal story, I have to credit books with the fact that my freshmen year African roommate, who was from Ghana, did not have to bunk with someone who had no African stories of real people.

    I want to challenge us all, let's ask people about their stories, rather than make generalized assumptions.
    Ali Anani
    25/11/2016 #5 Ali Anani
    #4 Thank you for sharing it and providing this splendid comment @Sara Jacobovici. It is a great and inspiring video
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/11/2016 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    @Harvey Lloyd wrote:

    "This video really does share the forest of human existence so well.

    The forest is full of many trees and each tells us a story. In today's narrative, it would appear, we overlook many trees of the human existence. We seek out those trees that offer us a dramatic, emotional view rather than the typical.

    The 80/20 rule is alive and well. The 20 describes the 80. A biased story or narrative that ensnares our imagination."
    Tony ๐Ÿ Rossi
    25/11/2016 #3 Tony ๐Ÿ Rossi
    Yes, @Sara Jacobovici - this is perfectly poignant for our community, and such a wonderful message for the world to hear! :-)
    Ali Anani
    25/11/2016 #2 Ali Anani
    Great and thank you my friend @Harvey Lloyd for tagging me. I am going to watch now.
    I have just published a buzz dedicated to you. I hope it is worthy. I strongly invite dear @Sara Jacobovici to read as I belive it shall help her with further developing the movement equation.
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/conscious-and-subconscious-questions
    Harvey Lloyd
    25/11/2016 #1 Harvey Lloyd
    @Ali Anani this video shared by @Sara Jacobovici really does share the forest of human existence so well i wanted to tag you.

    The forest is full of many trees and each tells us a story. In today's narrative, it would appear, we overlook many trees of the human existence. We seek out those trees that offer us a dramatic, emotional view rather than the typical.

    The 80/20 rule is alive and well. The 20 describes the 80. A biased story or narrative that ensnares our imagination.

    I enjoyed this talk and sense it is relevant even within America.
  15. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    22/11/2016
    As a confessed bookaholic I loved seeing this. Enjoy!
    Sara Jacobovici
    Ten of the worldโ€™s most beautiful bookshops
    www.bbc.com From an Argentinian theatre and a Dutch church to an underground car park in China, BBC Culture picks the loveliest bookstores around the...
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    Sara Jacobovici

    17/11/2016
    A Time to Reflect
    A Time to ReflectImage credit: Clipart KidI opened up a time capsule today; a plastic bag filled with bits of paper with my poems written on them. For about fifteen years, between my late teens and early thirties, I wrote whenever and wherever the muse took me....
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    Sara Jacobovici
    18/11/2016 #15 Sara Jacobovici
    #13 Thank you so much @Irene Hackett for your kind and generous words.
    Sara Jacobovici
    18/11/2016 #14 Sara Jacobovici
    #12 Hang on to the "maybe" @Pascal Derrien. It may actually get you there!
    Pascal Derrien
    17/11/2016 #12 Pascal Derrien
    I relate to the second one most:-) I quite like the concept of time, loss and memories... there is a plaque where my daughter goes to dancing class indicating a time capsule has been buried in 1985 and is not be opened before 2075 I would love to be there when it will be opened but realistically it wont be feasible or maybe......
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    17/11/2016 #11 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    #4 I agree Sara Yes it's very true what you say when you link it with trauma. I love that your helping people gain healing. Its a blessing God Bless your soul dear Sara.
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/11/2016 #10 Sara Jacobovici
    #8 Thank you @Virag Gulyas. I love following you on your very busy travels on facebook Virag. Wonderful work!! Wishing you continued creative energy.
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/11/2016 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    #7 Love your comments @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich. I feel like you are sitting right next to me. I can almost hear your voice.
    Virag Gulyas
    17/11/2016 #8 Virag Gulyas
    Love it!!! @Sara Jacobovici
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    17/11/2016 #7 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Breathe and flow, what a stunning set of words to find from earlier days, @Sara Jacobovici. I also felt this sense of 'completeness' in the way that finding and reading a story from my months right after college held so many nuggets of who I am today. I both recognize those words completely and yet they seem strangely separate - I forgot the piece itself, but the memories of the creation were alive and waiting to be retrieved.

    I am looking forward to more discoveries!
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/11/2016 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    #5 Beautifully written @Mohammed A. Jawad, beautifully told.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    17/11/2016 #5 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Aha...What a poetic ecstasy! Little enjoyments of our past are all great inspirations. As we remember we realize how we wanted to do something to express ourselves. As life unfolds itself with many transitions and when passing time narrates tidbits from our memories, we ought to gauge how well we lived and what's ahead to celebrate our living.
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/11/2016 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    #3 Thank you @๐Ÿ Fatima Williams for your generous response and for the added value of your comment. I appreciate your line, "...re-entering time we do it all the time as the strength we draw from the experience is much stronger than the experience itself." It is a very powerful "opposite" to what I refer to clinically when I deal with traumatic memories. When it is too frightening for the individual to remember a traumatic experience, I remind that individual that she or he survived the event and so will surely survive the memory of the event during the therapy work. In this case, when an individual re-enters in order to heal, the strength is in the process of the healing not in the re-entry.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    17/11/2016 #3 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    Dear @Sara Jacobovici Lovely flash back of memories and I can imagine how the nostalgia. I love your phrase on re-entering time we do it all the time as the strength we draw from the experience is much stronger than the experience itself.

    "its strength never doubted.
    the struggle of moralityโ€ฆ..wrestled in our minds
    alongside projections of whatโ€™s wrong and whatโ€™s right
    already decided in black and white. "

    The battle and struggle has undoubted strength as it's foundation and we can see the beauty of that strength reflected in your writing and you. Thank you ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค— Loved the read
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/11/2016 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 Dear @Ali Anani, your comment humbles and flatters me, thank you. But it also reflects that a comment by you holds so much more. Thank you for your response and insights.
    Ali Anani
    17/11/2016 #1 Ali Anani
    @Sara Jacobovici- you wrote in this amazing buzz "As I have written about the integrated me, these poems represent a younger personal me whose voice I have carried over into the older professional me". This shows that past influences our present and future and that we are fractal humans as we scale up past experiences. We don't drop our past; more we scale its major events.
    This scaling up shows exactly who you are. The titles of your past capsules are still consistent with your recent titles. Is the past what makes our roots the grow our fractal tree? I tend to say yes because of your great buzzz.
    in fractions and fleeting opportunities
    through distinct forms and underlying plans.
    life threadlikeโ€ฆ..ready to snap
    I am ready to say you are a beautiful mind and your time capsule is filled with wisdom. This buzz is unique in its value for it show our footprints over time. Yours are outstanding fractal footprints. Shared
  17. ProducerVirag Gulyas

    Virag Gulyas

    13/11/2016
    Sometimes it takes time to set yourself free...
    Sometimes it takes time to set yourself free...This is me.After my first ever Gaga, dance class. After my 3rd dance class ever since I stepped away from the world that gave me a lot but perhaps hurt me more.I don't know about you, but I spent more than half of my life fulfilling demands,...
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    Sara Jacobovici
    14/11/2016 #21 Sara Jacobovici
    #14 #20 I couldn't be more impressed or grateful for your ability to "get it" and "communicate it" in your unique and powerful way @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit. It is because of what you have connected to that I went into the field of Music Therapy and trained in collaboration with Art Therapists and Dance/Movement Therapists. That was over 30 years ago. What has been exciting to witness is that using, in this instance, the body through movement and dance, and taking it out of the health and mental health institutional community and into the mainstream and flow of our lives, enables us to return to our organic nature and get our bodies "in sync" with our minds. Anyway, you said it better than me. Thanks again Manjit.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    14/11/2016 #20 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #18 Virag, this is what Naharin is quoted as saying about fear :

    [ ..." I donโ€™t think Iโ€™ve gotten rid of my fear. Iโ€™m actually aware of the fear. Sometimes I enjoy being afraid. Itโ€™s less a matter of getting rid of the fear and more a matter of knowing that itโ€™s all right to be afraid "... ]
    from http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/famed-choreographer-still-feels-the-fear-1.423779

    You have already confronted the primary fear and stepped forward, what I am enjoying tonight finding out about Naharin is that his thoughts recognize the body is alive and that he see's dance as a living expression. That is why when he says "sometimes I enjoy being afraid", he is so in tune and touch with his body that he reads and recognizes what his body tells him - this is a marvelous faculty. In discussing these things we use our head rather than our body - but when I think I notice most my fingers moving - my brain then serves my fingers and in that I know thoughts have traveled up both my arms to deposit thoughts.

    There are very few people who think of the body as vessel of intelligence, Bruce Lee was one of the rare people who understood putting great meaning to body and this is explored in The Art of Expressing the Human Body" http://bit.ly/2g4GuUb whereas Bruce Lee took that body intelligence into martial arts, Narahin has taken it into dance - and that is why I grasp his greatness.

    When we are scared, it is the foundation of what we are walking into that matters, the foundation that you have had the courage to walk into is full of meaning and spirit, courage that takes us into emptiness is blind folly, courage that takes us into life is why I am happy for you - this form of courage has meaning and in that meaning one finds their freedom, and then sometimes as Narahin says he enjoys being afraid and that it is all right to be afraid.
    Virag Gulyas
    13/11/2016 #18 Virag Gulyas
    #14 Ohad Naharin is a genius who goes against all mainstream. Making his dancers go out of the ballet training towards a movement that is fully pushing their bodies into unknown areas, is simply courageous. And it works. The video clip you've shared with me is incredible, and I have seen it before. Thank you for sharing. Going for a Gaga class for me was scary --- especially after 8 years of no training. But stepping into the 'scary' is where is start to grow.
    Virag Gulyas
    13/11/2016 #17 Virag Gulyas
    Thank you for all of your for reading it, and sharing your kind thoughts. Aren't we all in the same boat after all? :-)
    Milos Djukic
    13/11/2016 #15 Anonymous
    Dear @Virag Gulyas, Freedom of self-expression is worth fighting for, that is the essential meaning of the self - similarity concept. As we get older the desire for freedom is growing. Your concerns and decisions are a sign that you're on the right track. Congrats, I'm a semi-professional dancer, It is just that believe it or not :)
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    13/11/2016 #14 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Oh! Virag Gulyas what have you unleashed here ! You have just put the name Ohad Naharin smack bang into my vocabulary, for when you mentioned freedom, it overwhelmed me to know the extent of freedom as dance philosophy this is. Incredible! I just ran the film trailer for Mr.Gaga and a whole new world opened up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6gd8xpFMsM a world that I love where freedom is tattooed as a way, as an expression, as a force that is born from a rigid culture, freeing itself from a constraint.

    This reminds me of the antonym side of the movie Whiplash - where Whiplash dictates a passionate man who loves drumming and is grounded into submission by a ruthless teacher - and the antonym here is Mr.Gaga - a dance expression that releases the ruthless world of dance. We already know what it takes to become a professional ballerina, the immeasurable sacrifice, the dream that is chased by many girls but then funneled into a excruciating and demanding test to emerge with the few and not many. Cue the movie Flashdance - but Flashdance was not about creating something new, but another recital of the hero's journey. For sure it dealt with class but it was not a philosophy and it certainly did not offer any form of freedom.

    You should feel justifiably liberated because you are clearly an early adopter of this transformation, this giving dance back to the people, the loosening of rigidity, the renewal of form and function, to exercise what one actually loves about this passion. The more I read http://www.danceadvantage.net/questions-about-gaga/ and http://gagapeople.com/english/ the more I honour your post and I thank you for opening the curtain for me and I say kudos to you for embracing this, for this is truly freedom.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    @Virag Gulyas tells how she found her freedom.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    You are a great storyteller @Virag Gulyas and it always feels like it's coming straight from the heart.

    Because one of my pillars of life is movement (paradox intended), you made me think that it is not simply the freedom to move but how to move that makes the difference; the freedom lies in choosing the how.

    The other thing that I found "moving" in your story is when you say, "I understood more about my body today than during my whole rigorous dancer education.". Again, here the education lies in the freedom of movement and the understanding that results from that.

    Wow! Thank you for sharing your amazing life experience Virag and wishing you from strength to strength.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    13/11/2016 #11 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Aww, I love this, @Virag Gulyas because you are living your life your way and being who you really are. Life is too short to not fulfill your dreams and just be YOU!
    Michael D. Davis
    13/11/2016 #10 Michael D. Davis
    Good move Virag! It sounds as if you are truly finding your "Smile" Many blessings to you.
    Michael Dowling
    13/11/2016 #9 Michael Dowling
    Go free...
    David B. Grinberg
    13/11/2016 #8 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos to you Virag, for taking that leap after so long. I think your conclusion nails it: "So many of us stay in that tight leotard we force on ourselves - because, we get used to it, we feel too comfortable to leave. But don't stay because you got used it; because it is too comfortable. Wear that damn loose t-shirt and go free."
    Life is too short to be running around on a hamster wheel road to no where. No one ever got anywhere by running (or dancing ) in place. Moreover, I think it would be great if you did a Live Buzz (when ready) from your dance studio. I'm sure you're very good. Remember, we are all our worst critics. Good luck and dance on...
    Virag Gulyas
    13/11/2016 #7 Virag Gulyas
    #6 haha. Nope. "Gaga is a movement language developed by Ohad Naharin in Israel to help dancers (and non-dancers alike) reconnect to the way they move."
    Nick Mlatchkov
    13/11/2016 #6 Anonymous
    What kind of dance is Gaga? Any link to the so-called Lady?
    Donald Grandy
    13/11/2016 #5 Donald Grandy
    Thanks for sharing @Virag Gulyas. Congratulations on setting yourself free! Never lose the song in your heart.
    Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    13/11/2016 #4 Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    Your freedom makes me happy @Virag Gulyas, and reminds me my own one and why I keep on fighting for it every single moment.
    THANK YOU!! ๐Ÿ’
    Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    13/11/2016 #3 Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    Always follow your passion. It makes you alive. And never give up! That makes us happy! @Virag Gulyas Thank you for being dedicated to your dream!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    13/11/2016 #2 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    What a beautiful message @Virag Gulyas. Im so happy you found not just your freedom but your authentic self. A good thing for all of us to keep in mind.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    13/11/2016 #1 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Here's to the freedom to always move into our next type of flow, @Virag Gulyas. Discipline has a rightful place, but mostly life is about being as wide open as we can possibly be to whatever brings joy in each unfolding moment!
  18. ProducerGary Sharpe

    Gary Sharpe

    12/11/2016
    Acts of Love [Intimacy]
    Acts of Love [Intimacy]Acts of Love.In the adult Stage of our lives, we humans, like all animals who go two-by-two, engage in Physical Acts together. Amongst the Extras - those animals which only play small parts, low down on the role-call - these Actors play their parts...
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    Gary Sharpe
    16/11/2016 #12 Gary Sharpe
    #11 Like sex, best left to the imagination of the beholder. ;-)
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    16/11/2016 #11 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #10 No you didn't but inferred greatly.
    Gary Sharpe
    16/11/2016 #10 Gary Sharpe
    #9 *I* didn't mention sex. I agree by the way.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    16/11/2016 #9 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    Here's the thing, sex and intimacy have nothing to do with each other. You are intimate with the people who you make yourself the most vulnerable to with what you share about yourself and how much their opinion actually means to you. That is building intimacy through trust. You can have that without sex and you can have sex without intimacy. When intimacy is built prior to the sex, that is when you have the greatest of tantric experiences as my experience has been after study and application of the art form.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    13/11/2016 #8 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #7 Wow, @Mohammed A. Jawad, that is a complexly nuanced comment that gets to the heart of intimacy.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    13/11/2016 #7 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Aha....intimacy is a serene, dulcet comforter, a pulsating rage. It's an intense barter in exchange of emotions with deep desires to experience love's sequence.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange
    13/11/2016 #6 Deb๐Ÿ Lange
    Intimacy, yes we are all "connected' via technology, but how often do we experience real intimacy? yet, with intimacy ,we open up to sensing and connecting with ourselves and others that enrich our experience beyond measure. When we connect intimately we are open to the source of our creativity. Thank-you for sharing of yourself so we can be intimate together.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    Straight from @Gary Sharpe's heart.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    Your script @Gary Sharpe, "which wrote itself without edit, in full, free flow of a Creative, Emotional Intelligent, Empathic Storyteller", I believe can be referred to as Prose Poetry. Any way you call it, I call it an important message from heart to heart.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    13/11/2016 #2 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    I am certain that the woman on the receiving end of your intimacy, @Gary Sharpe, must feel spectacularly fortunate.
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    12/11/2016 #1 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    Intimacy says was love does not. There are many degrees and types of love, but the experience of touching the soul by sharing both emotional and sexual intimacy is something not so easily found or given. We humans crave that but often offer so much less.
  19. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    08/11/2016
    Liar Liar Pants On Fire
    Liar Liar Pants On FireIt had never been my intention, it was not by design even but more of a quid proquo almost that led my parents to think I was in relationship with that stunning young girl from Paris inner city. Itโ€™s true though that I had a massive crush on her and...
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    Pascal Derrien
    12/11/2016 #30 Pascal Derrien
    #29 thanks for dropping by @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher, in fact there were herd of dogs who had not been fed to a point that in desperation some groups made a few attempts to hop or climb on the truck โ˜บ
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    12/11/2016 #29 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    It's a good think your mom believed you... or at least she wanted to believe you instead of worrying sick if you were out doing anything other than being a nice boy with your love! How scary that must have been. Your life is unfolding through your stories, love it. Can you explain the dog reference? Were you inferring "Nora" had dogs lol? Thanks for sharing @Pascal Derrien
    Pascal Derrien
    12/11/2016 #28 Pascal Derrien
    #27 thanks @debasish majumder , there were so many of them barking and not looking too friendly........ my nickname is Kat :-)
    debasish majumder
    12/11/2016 #27 debasish majumder
    disliking with the 'dogs' appears little obscure to me! otherwise the post is nice.thanks @Pascal Derrien for the share.
    Pascal Derrien
    09/11/2016 #26 Pascal Derrien
    #25 ah thanks @Ken Boddie :-) this puzzle thing is complicated and I dont have all the pieces yet :-)
    Ken Boddie
    09/11/2016 #25 Ken Boddie
    Another enticing piece slots into the Pascal Derrien jig-saw puzzle. We are just starting to see an image or two when the puzzle gets larger and the corners and straight edges are lost. And the title on the jig-saw puzzle box still remains a blur.
    jesse kaellis
    09/11/2016 #24 jesse kaellis
    #21
    From what I understand Ceauศ™escu outlawed birth control leading to all these orphans. He was hanged along with his wife. Yeah, the nurses had no food to feed these babies, so they gave them blood intravenously as a nutritional substitute leading to the spread of HIV. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8427299.stm
    Pascal Derrien
    09/11/2016 #23 Pascal Derrien
    #18 Yes @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich I am unsure too they would have supported this I guess I figured out I did not need to ask for permission to live my life, now I am a father too and I am not sure how I am going to deal with this :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    09/11/2016 #22 Pascal Derrien
    #19 thanks @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman Daytona is a place I have never been to even though I could today and there woiyuld be no need to lie by omission :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    09/11/2016 #21 Pascal Derrien
    Thanks @jesse kaellis , the orphanage stories resufaced a few years after the revolution took place it was and it is still a beyond shocking state of affairs :-(
    jesse kaellis
    09/11/2016 #20 jesse kaellis
    That's a great story, Pascal. A guy I was writing for asked me to ghost write book for his wife about the AID's epidemic there, the orphaned babies. She is Romanian, It never happened. I was reluctant. Intimidated is a better word. I thought it was beyond my scope. Great writing Pascal.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    08/11/2016 #19 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Quite an interesting story @Pascal Derrien. Some of my adventures would not have been approved by my parents and I got away with most of them. In my teens, I told my parents I was staying overnight with some girlfriends, which was true but we were all in Daytona Beach and not in our respective homes. As you mentioned in one of your comments, some of our adventures could not happen today.

    So I'm looking forward to more stories from our "regular guy".
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    08/11/2016 #18 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    I certainly understand that period of not being quite honest with one's parents as they wouldn't have been supportive of my ventures. It is how I got to Paris, if I would have mentioned my intentions there would have been drama. They found out when I informed them to be looking out for my visa.... as I had plans for the summer. It was disappointing to be back at college in the fall of 89....
    Pascal Derrien
    08/11/2016 #17 Pascal Derrien
    #15 I indeed agree @Don ๐Ÿ Kerr probably make sense for the longer term :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    08/11/2016 #16 Pascal Derrien
    #13 indeed small world, I only measure now how risky or indeed borderline collectively foolish it was :-) There is a strong Romanian community in Ireland too and I always have a soft spot for them. I have been back to Bucharest in a professional capacity in 2007/2008 the city had changed a lot @Sara Jacobovici
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    08/11/2016 #15 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    @Pascal Derrien Do the book buddy. I did one this summer for my boys that chronicled every day's activities with notes and photos. They're not even remotely interested at this point but in a few years I suspect they'll love it - or their kids will in decades to come when I am worm food!
    Sara Jacobovici
    08/11/2016 #14 Sara Jacobovici
    Another chapter in the story of @Pascal Derrien's life.
    Sara Jacobovici
    08/11/2016 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    How cliche can I get when I say, "What a small world!". Here I am on beBee reading your story when you could have been handing a parcel to either my Uncle, Aunt or cousin! Although I wasn't born in Romania, my first language is Romanian because both my parents were born there (Iasi). My mother learned French at school and because Romanian is a Latin language, when I was learning French going to school in Montreal, I was able to pick it up very easily. I learned about Romania and France's close ties from my mother. I was able to visit my family in Bucharest both during and post Ceausescu. We were glued to the TV and waiting hours on the telephone trying to make contact with the family in Bucharest. It was a very nerve racking 36 hours until we heard my cousin's voice on a very weak connection but letting us know they were safe, traumatized by being too close to the action, but safe. So I owe you a big thank you @Pascal Derrien for putting yourself at risk to help my family!
    Laura Mikolaitis
    08/11/2016 #12 Laura Mikolaitis
    #11 I think that would be a great gift for your kids and a compelling book to read as well.
    Pascal Derrien
    08/11/2016 #11 Pascal Derrien
    #8 thanks @Laura Mikolaitis for following the chronicles of a regular guy :-) I think I may end up compiling them and give them to my kids one day :-) unless beBee wants to sponsor me in the form of a book :-)
  20. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    01/11/2016
    Pathogenic Thinking
    Pathogenic ThinkingLife is a full of conflicts. We experience conflict between new ideas and old ones, between the familiar and long-standing beliefs and the emerging new ones. We have conflict of interests. We have conflict between new strategies and old ones and...
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    Ali Anani
    04/11/2016 #72 Ali Anani
    #71 And may be to stop all wars @Robert Cormack
    Robert Cormack
    03/11/2016 #71 Robert Cormack
    There certainly are a lot of wars going on inside us, Ali. You'd think that would be reason enough not to start wars outside of us.
    Joanne Swecker
    03/11/2016 #70 Joanne Swecker
    #61 A beautiful addition @Praveen Raj Gullepalli and one worthy of practicing. I'm reminded that for years mediatation was the boat I used to make my way across the river, but once crossed the boat became non-essential.
    Joanne Swecker
    03/11/2016 #69 Joanne Swecker
    #58 Your creative mind plants seeds in fertile soil dear @Ali Anani and I'm most appreciative for you and your open hospitality.
    Joanne Swecker
    03/11/2016 #68 Joanne Swecker
    #59 Thank you @Sara Jacobovivi for the warm welcome. Consciousness and intelligence are synonymous for me. Asking the question where is intellignece, asks the mind for a point of reference and it is no where. When we use no thought to interpret it simply is here, present. The 'isness', we can say nothing about it.
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/11/2016 #67 Sara Jacobovici
    #61 #64 Thank you @Ali Anani for bringing my attention the comment of @Praveen Raj Gullepalli. This is a comment that I need to be with and will look forward to sharing my "thoughts".
    Ali Anani
    03/11/2016 #66 Ali Anani
    #65 Simply, you are an amazing human dear @Praveen Raj Gullepalli. Your enriching comments reveal your great passion for others.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    03/11/2016 #65 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #63 It is a privilege to be connected with such evolved minds and souls, ever curious and ever-searching for meaning and answers, in their personal and professional lives, the way I am, here on beBee. I have rarely seen such Intellect, Passion, Reason, Rationale, Humour, Grit, Satire and Wit showcased on one platform the way it is here. The pleasure is all mine Sir! Shukran!
    Ali Anani
    03/11/2016 #64 Ali Anani
    #61 Dear @Sara Jacobovici- you shall find this comment of dear @Praveen Raj Gullepalli so deep. Just this part shows its quality "Observing thoughts as they surface and get replaced by other thoughts is Awareness".
    Ali Anani
    03/11/2016 #63 Ali Anani
    #60 You are a "short-form communicator mostly", but extremely enlightening. You are a gift to us here dear @Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Ali Anani
    03/11/2016 #62 Ali Anani
    #59 I am on the look out for your feedback @Sara Jacobovici. I welcome @Joanne Swecker greatly as I have frequently exchanged comments with her on LI and she always amazes me with the quality of her comments and before that the quality of herself as a great and passionate human.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    03/11/2016 #61 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #57 Dear Joanne, just to add to your thoughts ...from some reading I had done recently. I share thus:
    Observing thoughts as they surface and get replaced by other thoughts is Awareness. (This is generally done by observing the Breath calmly in a sitting posture, with closed eyes). Being deep in thought, evaluating an idea, process or concept is Contemplation. Focusing mentally on a Thought form/idea/ sound is akin to Meditation. A great lot of importance is given to the breathing rhythm and frequency which resonates with our thoughts and even health.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    03/11/2016 #60 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #33 Jawad Bhai! Thank you for the kind words! Everyone we meet here on this platform connects us either to the past, the present or the future. And helps us Branch out. Take deeper root. As fractals. As forms. As ideators. As creators. As rationalists. Or otherwise - setting up a flow. To help us Grow. I get so distraught at the paucity of time! So much to share and catch up on, but I steal moments off and on to read, respond, participate and share the best I can. My beBee interface is almost always on through the waking hours. I am a short-form communicator mostly. I have been writing off and on through the years, but in short couplets, paras, even doggerel, that fits the thoughts. But I believe I can get into a blogging mode eventually.
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/11/2016 #59 Sara Jacobovici
    #57 #58 First, let me say how wonderful it is to see you on beBee @Joanne Swecker. Your comment is proof already of what a wonderful contribution you are and will be making to this site. Your comment is beautifully written and conceived. No less is the proof that it has inspired @Ali Anani. My gut/heart reaction to your comment Joanne is that you are introducing the concept of thoughts as an entity in and of themselves that can move in and out of our thought consciousness to be experienced but not owned. This inspires me to revisit Jung's collective unconscious and see how your insight/perspective fits in.
    Ali Anani
    03/11/2016 #58 Ali Anani
    #57 Not less even by one inch what your comments inspire me with dear @Joanne Swecker. Even though you meant thought and not though in the following extract of your comment, but it got my mind brewing We can experience a clear observation, in this clarity we are able to allow thoughts to come and go, we recognize that though is an appearance in and of itself."
    Joanne Swecker
    02/11/2016 #57 Joanne Swecker
    Thoughts on thought Dear Ali...Where are thoughts located? When we come from an expanded and open perspective we can direct our experience to what is actually here right now, instead of our attention being scattered in thinking. We can experience a clear observation, in this clarity we are able to allow thoughts to come and go, we reccognize that though is an appearance in and of itself. Thought thinks about appearance, about this and that. But in this openess we come to allow this appearance, coming and going. What is aware of thought is never absent and thought has no intelligence of it's own. I am continually and eagerly challenged to observe my thoughts by your thinking.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    02/11/2016 #56 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #54 ha! Vacuum cleaners, i will have to remember that #
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    02/11/2016 #55 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #53 My daughter and I both sing in the car together, and we laugh at ourselves when ee make words up because we dont know all the words to some songs. Sure makes time go by faster and keeps the mind preoccupied
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    02/11/2016 #54 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #46 Talking of energy-drainers, yes, I have read about such energy-vampires and experienced a few thank you! ;) They could be anywhere, among friends, family. I guess they are not to blame, but you do feel all drained up, awry and tired after even a brief stint/conversation/chat on the phone with them. Ah but it is so much easier to ignore such vacuum cleaners on a virtual platform! :)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    02/11/2016 #53 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #46 Dear Lisa, as long as you are on song it's alright! ;) Even if none else can sing-a-long! :)
  21. ProducerJavier ๐Ÿ beBee
    SURVIVAL OF THE WEAKEST
    SURVIVAL OF THE WEAKESTโ€œCommunities which are very strong, very rigid, that do not take into account the weak points of the community, the people who are in difficulty, tend to be communities that do not evolve.โ€ And when they evolve, it's generally by a very strong...
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    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    02/12/2016 #88 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    โ€œHuman people are not adults in full possession of their means.โ€ is a powerful statement in a quiet way. "The fragility is the essence of men and women, and it is at the heart of humanity. And once you realize that, you accept your own fragility." is important to heed because once we come to terms with ourselves, we can understand suffering within others and ourselves.
    Sarah Elkins
    02/12/2016 #85 Sarah Elkins
    Weak. Fragile. Vulnerable. Those words used to be criticism and insults. But now, as we humans start to consider what makes us human in relation to the very real, very near potential of AI, the values in those words are changing. I recognized the name, Le Pichon, from studying plate tectonics with our sons during Earth science classes in school. I had no idea what else made him such an exceptional human being. Thank you, @Irene Hackett, for bringing this story to beBee.
    Cyndi wilkins
    01/12/2016 #84 Cyndi wilkins
    The correlation here between the bones of the Earth and our own human skeletal structure is a beautiful representation of how we are all strengthened by caring for our more vulnerable layers...This is "Oneness" at it's best Irene;-) Absolutely lovely!
    Joel Anderson
    01/12/2016 #81 Joel Anderson
    Nicely done @Irene Hackett
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    01/12/2016 #80 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    A must re-read by @Irene Hackett. We have to keep adjusting our focus to the whole, to the sustainability of communities and the planet as integrated, interdependent ecosystems.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    16/11/2016 #78 Lisa Vanderburg
    Wow. What a beautiful truth, that through weakness, we are strong - I applaud you @Irene Hackett!
    Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    05/11/2016 #77 Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    I like the nature

    blessing
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    25/10/2016 #75 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #74 Nature is telling us...through the birds...the bees...the trees...the fractals...the forms...etc...of the interdependence that is essential for both survival and evolution. Any development outside the frameworks of interdependence could only be called one thing - Cancer.
    Harvey Lloyd
    24/10/2016 #72 Harvey Lloyd
    #67 @Irene Hackett These styled discussions always make me think of musical chairs. Everyone is focused on the music and the empty chair that is closest to them. Our society, through systems, have initiated and nearly perfected, the game of musical chairs. We focus on the media or social alignment, music and our ability to seek success and joy, the chair.

    Neither of these goals are bad, it's the game. I don't play within that circus. I don't require the music or reflection of media to find my peace and joy. I will have to say, a lounge chair and a umbrella drink is required to watch the game from a distance:)

    "Oneness" i don't believe is the same as interdependence. This may be splitting hairs, but interdependence requires me to understand your journey and how we might benefit from each other. Oneness means that i need to not only share the journey but also belief systems. In this you and i can't be one. This journey of oneness is reserved for our spouses. I can share a portion of others journeys and each can benefit for the time.

    Our answer for interdependence is a homogenized viewpoint that i feel is ground zero for some of our cultural issues. We are requesting oneness in our belief systems when this is next to impossible. We have all refined our systems from our perspectives and the journey has showed us wisdom. In this we are each unique, not one. We can all share a portion of a journey over time but we can't all live in a journey that has been homogenized.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    24/10/2016 #71 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #70 I remember reading Alistair MacLean's fiction through middle school...there was one bestseller called - Fear is the Key...the title kinda stayed with me. Fear can both lock as well as unlock doors. Depending in how we respond to it.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    24/10/2016 #69 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #68 True Irene. We all have our little "stories" and we are all challenged in some way or the other all the time! We can transfer strength, like knowledge, to the person next...just by standing beside a weaker person! It is just that most folks are afraid of lowering the guard in fear of exposing vulnerabilities.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    24/10/2016 #64 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    A great soul - Xavier Le Pichon! Such a source of inspiration. So's your story and the challenges you have had to surmount Irene! The strong should neither ignore nor oppress the weak. It is their duty - not to gloat about their strength and build a following of loyalists - but use it to raise the others to higher strength and productivity. Transform the weak into the strong...and nothing can be more heartbreaking than seeing a strong man falter and fall. Not just literally. And wise are those who Rise, after the fall.
    Harvey Lloyd
    24/10/2016 #63 Harvey Lloyd
    @Irene Hackett, @Ali Anani and @๐Ÿ Fatima Williams thank you for comments and more importantly thank you for considering a different perspective of direction. Our journey as humans is one of interdependence. When we accept this our eyes are opened to possibilities that otherwise didn't exist under dependence or independent. The transformation into interdependence cant happen until we register a strong set of core values that include the success of others.

    Without these values then we will remain either dependent on others success for our own or be the ones others depend. Ali has shown, along with your article here that nature is interdependent this why nature is our guiding light for existence. Nature doesn't have the emotions humans have (in General) so it/they don't create barriers to interdependence.

    Within interdependence we have to have faith. Or in today's language, trust. We have to believe that by serving others the value will be returned in a form that is self fulfilling and rewarding. When we transform from independent our feedback could force us to remain where we are. Courage is needed to keep moving forward. It took us a long time to behave ourselves where we are and it will take a long time to behave our way out of independence.
    Harvey Lloyd
    24/10/2016 #62 Harvey Lloyd
    #54 @Milos Djukic, If i could be so bold as to state, future society, not future leaders, will understand their true value within the scope of fractal math and leaders will become organizers of resources. The larger question is will we arrive at this conclusion through discourse or because of our need for survival? In this concept of fractals i believe that the series will be served regardless the outcome. So time is the elusive equation we all seek.

    Unfortunately we have behaved ourselves into seeing completed fractal elements where folks do not belong nor engage. IMO i sense that this is because we are being taught/shown that individually we are our own fractal within a vacuum. This vacuum could not exist if the societal fractal wasn't present. Until we see that we are all a part of the fractal math and play our role, then time will be the discussion. The fractal cant move forward without each of us participating. The illusion of individual success implies that time is moving, where in fact the fractal development for the next stage is at a stand still. Waiting for the individual to recognize their role in development.

    We all seek that great leader that will draw society/company/country together and serve the fractal math in this context. Those leaders are already present, you and me. No one person can take this responsibility. It will take individuals that stop listening to the chatter of what success is and realize that the person next to you is who needs to be successful. Building each other is the fractal answer to the time equation.
    Pascal Derrien
    24/10/2016 #61 Pascal Derrien
    My favourite part of the post is the New Kind Of Freedom paragraph.......
    Aurorasa Sima
    24/10/2016 #60 Aurorasa Sima
    #59 โค๏ธ
    Thank you, Milos. In addition to my earlier comment to this wonderful post, Iยดd like to repeat an important lecture from this article: Inclusiveness is key.
    Milos Djukic
    24/10/2016 #59 Anonymous
    "It will not be an easy task"- this is pointed out in a completely open way in the excellent article titled:
    "The Art Of Self Conquest" by @Aurorasa Sima
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@aurorasa/the-art-of-self-conquest#c10
    Milos Djukic
    24/10/2016 #58 Anonymous
    It will not be an easy task: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/on-trees-trolls-trust-and-truth#c71

    "Yes, Fractals is not so famous football team, that is currently in the third league :)" -MD.
    Milos Djukic
    24/10/2016 #57 Anonymous
    Milos Djukic
    24/10/2016 #56 Anonymous
    #55 Yes we can @Irene Hackett. "The Fractal Revolution in Society", beBee affinity network is the first social media.
  22. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    21/10/2016
    Confessions Of A Soon To Be Ex-Torontonian
    Confessions Of A Soon To Be Ex-TorontonianI came to Toronto, by way of Fort Erie and Ottawa, in the late 1960s. Almost immediately upon arriving and getting a part time job at a discount department store called Towers, I met the girl who would eventually become my wife.I owe Toronto more...
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    Jim Saelzler
    24/11/2016 #34 Jim Saelzler
    Suddenly remembered I hadn't read this, and I had to know the story under the headline I saw fly by on a busy day.
    Mary Pollock
    23/10/2016 #33 Mary Pollock
    Just flew in to beBee to check on things, Congratulations on your decision to move! (I see a REALITY kitchen sink in your future!) ~M
    Jim Murray
    23/10/2016 #32 Jim Murray
    #22 Thanks @Jerry Fletcher. Yeah. I wouldn't mind this at all if I could do away with the packing part of it all.
    Jim Murray
    23/10/2016 #31 Jim Murray
    #26 Thanks @Sara Jacobovici. You're right about that. My step mother worked down in the towers at that time almost once a week she would tell me about another company reclocating to TO.
    Jim Murray
    23/10/2016 #30 Jim Murray
    #29 Thanks @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier. Yeah we times the ride from St Kitts to Burlington.. It's was just 20 minutes. I can't even get across TO in twice that time. We just had out house inspection today. Just a little bit of wiring to deal with. Not too shabby.
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    23/10/2016 #29 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    Well I'm not too disappointed, Jim. You'll be coffee distance from me in Burlington!, which as you may know, is an adorable little city on Lake Ontario and the beautiful Niagara Escarpment. :) Best of luck, Jim.
    Phil Friedman
    22/10/2016 #28 Phil Friedman
    #26 Sara, I lived and worked in Canada during the height of the PQ, and I always laughed when some of the academics in its upper ranks spoke of secession and joining the U.S., where their minority French rights and aspirations would be better treated. For only ivory tower academics could be so idiotic in their world view. No, check that. I think we've seen that exceeded in the current U.S.presidential election campaign by the bad comb over and the orange skin. Cheers!
    Sara Jacobovici
    22/10/2016 #27 Sara Jacobovici
    @Jim Murray tells a good story worth reading.
    Sara Jacobovici
    22/10/2016 #26 Sara Jacobovici
    Loved reading your story @Jim Murray. Especially since I lived in Toronto between 1984 and 2009. I have friends who live in every part of Toronto you mention. I have visited St. Catherines and spent much time in the wine country. It is not just that which made the read so enjoyable. You are a true storyteller Jim, a great communicator. As @Phil Friedman said: "Best wishes to you and your wife for a very long, healthy, and happy stay in the new house. And cheers!"

    PS I moved to Toronto from Montreal. I have a little bit of a different perspective re Toronto's history and growth. One thing is that Toronto owes a lot to Renee Levesque (1968-1985) whose separatist party and government led to a huge move out of Montreal, not only of people but of businesses, especially head offices of international businesses, that changed the look of downtown Toronto.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    22/10/2016 #25 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Congrats, Jim. Nice looking digs.
    Jerry Fletcher
    22/10/2016 #22 Jerry Fletcher
    Thanks for sharing Jim. Somehow your personal tale makes you more of a communications pro to me. A few years back I made a similar decision and moved south of Portland, Oregon to what my friends describe as "where the sidewalk ends." Now, after a divorce and a daughter married and living on the other side of the continent I'm tired of knocking around in a five bedroom house so I'll sell in the spring and try to down size. Moving is never easy, but sometimes you gotta.
    Gerald Hecht
    22/10/2016 #21 Gerald Hecht
    #18 @Jim Murray and it has a beautiful saltwater pool...which probably partially explains the...lol
    Gerald Hecht
    22/10/2016 #20 Gerald Hecht
    #17 @Jim Murray I think I know too!
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    22/10/2016 #19 Erroll -EL- Warner
    Good luck. When I visit Canada for "Caribana" sometime I stayed in Scarborough and use the bus and rail into town. I know quite a few people living in Hamilton Ontario.
    Jim Murray
    21/10/2016 #18 Jim Murray
    #15 @Pascal Derrien. Yeah. it's gotten bigger and more jammed up with cars. There's also a lot more murders here than there ever have been. The real reason, beside a change is that our house is worth a lot more than the house we're buying. A lot.
    Jim Murray
    21/10/2016 #17 Jim Murray
    #16 Thanks @David B. Grinberg. Everybody keeps worrying about Trump becoming president. I never have. I have more faith in your country, and because I subscribe to the Good Old 80/20 Differential, you know what side of the he's on.
    David B. Grinberg
    21/10/2016 #16 David B. Grinberg
    Jim, are you sure this has nothing to do with the Toronto Blue Jays not being in the World Series? (lol). Seriously though, while I've never been to Toronto I've heard wonderful things about it. Plus, I figured if you lived there it had to be(Bee) good. Nonetheless, as I like to say: change is the only constant in life. With that in mind, Jim, it's St. Catharines today and Mars tomorrow (or in 10-20+ years)! Good luck with the move. Also, make some room for us in the USA just in case "you know who" magically becomes President and Americans must flee for greener pastures.
    Pascal Derrien
    21/10/2016 #15 Pascal Derrien
    Good luck with the move and all that :-) Have not been in Toronto in more than 20 years must have changed a lot :-)
    Gerald Hecht
    21/10/2016 #14 Gerald Hecht
    #8 @Laura Mikolaitis I heard about that ;-)
    Gerald Hecht
    21/10/2016 #13 Gerald Hecht
    @Jim Murray Maybe this will come in handy...๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ https://stcatharines.overdrive.com/media/1674919
  23. Phil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    21/10/2016
    FALL IN WITH THE RIGHT CROWD. JOIN THE WACKO beBee HIVE. FIND OUSTANDING DIGITAL CONTENT ACROSS A BROAD RANGE OF TOPICS. https://www.bebee.com/group/worldwide-authors-conspiracyPhil Friedman
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    21/10/2016 #6 Phil Friedman
    #5 Thank you Nicole and @Sara Jacobovici for supporting the Worldwide Authors Conspiracy as Wacko Author-Members. As you well know, the mission of www.wwaco.org is to find and share outstanding digital content on the web. We welcome not only writers, but publishers and discerning readers to join. There is a place for everyone who is interested in seeing the bar raised for Internet publishing. Wacko members are serious about that mission --- although never overly self-serious. Try us, you'll like us.
    Nicole Chardenet
    21/10/2016 #5 Nicole Chardenet
    Phil's right, you're known by the company you keep. I keep company with some pretty wacko people on beBee, and we're always looking for a few more good (weird) men and women :)
    Sara Jacobovici
    21/10/2016 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    @Phil Friedman provides us with a great opportunity to connect and exchange.
    Sara Jacobovici
    21/10/2016 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    Great idea @Phil Friedman. Great connection!
  24. ProducerLisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Her Life Wasn't Easy but She Prevailed- My Inspiration
    Her Life Wasn't Easy but She Prevailed- My InspirationTonight I read a buzz about Inspiration by Graham Edwardsย and his buzz made me think of others who've inspired me. The first person who came to mind was my mom. ย Mom did not have an easy life, she grew up with a father who was an abusive Alcoholic...
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    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    31/10/2016 #19 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #15 Great words to remember @Mohammed A. Jawad, thank you!!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    31/10/2016 #18 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #14 Very blessed @Praveen Raj Gullepalli! My dad probably said something funny, he was so full of humor and such a kind and gentle soul. Thanks, I love this picture. My baby sister is missing from it because she wasn't born yet ;-)
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    31/10/2016 #17 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #13 I think she's laughing at me tonight @Donna-Luisa Eversley, I've been a blunder most of the day haha. Love the hashtags, so sweet!!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    31/10/2016 #15 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Aha...when you have a rewarding inspiration from your mom, I believe that's enough to make your life worthwhile! :)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    31/10/2016 #14 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Not just fortunate but blessed to have a Mom like that dear Lisa! Her children have to be extra special! And that's one of the happiest family portraits I have ever seen :)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    31/10/2016 #13 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher your mom was amazing... Life can be quite hard sometimes, but it can show us the real heroes and how much they love us #supermom #daughterlove
    Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    20/10/2016 #12 Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    Thanks for sharing this @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher - your Mum sounds like a really amazing lady!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    20/10/2016 #10 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Mom's start sure didn't predict the majority of her life, including her ending which is very inspiring. Love and hate are both choices. I'm glad mom had no tolerance for hate, we weren't even allowed to use the word hate in our home. Thanks @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich View more
    Mom's start sure didn't predict the majority of her life, including her ending which is very inspiring. Love and hate are both choices. I'm glad mom had no tolerance for hate, we weren't even allowed to use the word hate in our home. Thanks @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich, appreciate your comment! :) Close
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    19/10/2016 #9 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    "Mom taught us that life is a constant lesson and when we stop learning, we stop living." Inspirational, @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher, because of the honest truth that our start doesn't necessarily predict our ending. We do have the ability to choose, most especially to choose LOVE.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    19/10/2016 #8 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #7 Hi @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier, I could not agree more about my grandfather. As I grew older and heard the stories (too many offenses to list) I felt the same about him, "he's an evil man." He had 6 brothers who were all nice and not one of them were alcoholics. My mom's real mother fell down a flight of stairs and ended up with a brain injury and amnesia. He had her committed to a state mental hospital back then. She developed pneumonia and was pregnant with her second child. They tried to get a hold of him to have her transferred to the Cleveland Clinic for treatment and he was no where to be found. My mom showed me an add his own family placed in the paper looking for him (I just saw the clipping about 4 years ago). Anyhow, her real mom gave birth to a full term still born and died from pneumonia not long after the birth. He took off and joined the Army. My mom was sent to live with relatives in Florida. She told me she loved them and that was the only good time in her entire childhood. He came back when she was 5 years old with his 'new' wife and took my mom back with them. I'm glad my mom broke ties with him when we were younger, she did us all a big favor. Yes, we all get along like best friends, I feel very fortunate. Mom always felt fortunate to have 5 children that loved her so much and was able to give so much love back to all of us. Sorry this was so long but I'm glad you called him out for what he was, it's true.
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    19/10/2016 #7 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    Such a beautiful family. You are lucky to have had a loving, caring and giving mother. Not all of us get to experience that. As for your grandfather; it has always been my belief that anything you do drunk you would do sober, if you only had the guts. Your grandfather was cruel at his core. Alcohol just made it easier for him to be his true self. I'm glad your mother found a loving family to be a part of and I am especially glad she did not choose to live her life in bitterness. She certainly raised a lovely lady (you) and I am sure the rest of your siblings have been well raised too.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    19/10/2016 #6 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #5 Thanks for taking time to read this @Laura Mikolaitis and sharing! I was able to smile while thinking of the life she gave us as I wrote this :)
    Laura Mikolaitis
    19/10/2016 #5 Laura Mikolaitis
    "Mom taught us that life is a constant lesson and when we stop learning, we stop living. She taught us that life is more than just ABOUT us, it's about those around us." ~ A beautiful reflection on love and inspiration by @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher View more
    "Mom taught us that life is a constant lesson and when we stop learning, we stop living. She taught us that life is more than just ABOUT us, it's about those around us." ~ A beautiful reflection on love and inspiration by @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher. Here's to moms or to whomever inspires you. Close
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    19/10/2016 #4 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #2 @Pascal Derrien, You're too kind! I'm just an average person who makes her share of mistakes but thats how we continue to learn, right?! Thanks:))
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    19/10/2016 #3 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #1 @Vincent Andrew, it sounds like you had very positive role models in your parents too! Im glad I was able to let my mom know snd so very thankful gor her.
    Pascal Derrien
    19/10/2016 #2 Pascal Derrien
    everyday heroes are the ones who don't need to overly demonstrate they care for others, you are one of them @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher so we thank your mom :-)
    Vincent Andrew
    19/10/2016 #1 Vincent Andrew
    Your mum is an inspiring person Lisa. Despite the setbacks she faced, she stayed positive and helped raise a kind and happy family. She put others' needs before herself. 'I don't think it was until I became a parent myself that I was able to honestly appreciate the life we were given.' I fully agree with this. I am really really thankful to both my mum and my late dad for their toils, encouragement and wisdom just to help us pull through life. Thanks for sharing this Lisa.
  25. Ali Anani

    Ali Anani

    18/10/2016
    Father and Daughter
    This is me with my daughter Satanieh. Is there a generation gap between us? Do my wrinkles tell my history like the rings on the trunk of a tree do? Do my wrinkles tell my age, my seasons and my memories? Does the shape of my wrinkles tell what were the easy times and hard ones in my life?
    My daughter is part of my history, the joy of my present and the hope of my future. The bright moments of the past brings joy to the present and aspirations for the future.

    The triad of time (past, present and future) mixes together while looking at this recent photo. Do I see my present or my daughter's' time? I wonder if time has a sense when we are with our kids!
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    23/10/2016 #24 Ali Anani
    #23 So that we could continue to live on... in them- you are incredible dear @Praveen Raj Gullepalli with your comment. Few words that pulsate with life
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    23/10/2016 #23 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Lovely picture dear Ali! When we see our children, I am sure that we are actually looking at our own future, that we create to leave behind! So that we could continue to live on... in them. Just thinking out loud on the spur of the moment...
    Ali Anani
    23/10/2016 #22 Ali Anani
    #21 Are you living with us dar @๐Ÿ Fatima Williams- Honestly, you reflected the prevailing family sentiments in your comment. I am amazed bu what you wrote and its truthfullness
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    23/10/2016 #21 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    Awww How did I miss this photo @Ali Anani Your daughter looks so so beautiful and this a stunning fantabulous picture of you two. She is much like you.
    All I see is a wonderful dad whose image, work and words are a gracious reflection of his kind heart and humble nature. You are the silver lining to beBee and thank you for sharing this photo with us.
    Ali Anani
    19/10/2016 #20 Ali Anani
    #18 You have a special place in my heart @Harvey Lloyd. Your comments fill me with all positive things in life. I love this from you "The wrinkles and gray hairs are the wisdom they brought to me when I thought I new everything. Their innocent nature showed this crusty bark what life is really about".
    Ali Anani
    19/10/2016 #19 Ali Anani
    #17 You beautified my day with your lovely comment @Vincent Andrew. Thank you
    Harvey Lloyd
    19/10/2016 #18 Harvey Lloyd
    Awesome photo. I couldn't be who I am today with out my daughters. The wrinkles and gray hairs are the wisdom they brought to me when I thought I new everything. Their innocent nature showed this crusty bark what life is really about. I look at you differently now @Ali Anani I know where your views of nature come from . You have raised a beautiful daughter.
    Vincent Andrew
    19/10/2016 #17 Vincent Andrew
    'My daughter is part of my history, the joy of my present and the hope of my future.' I share your sentiments @Ali Anani. Beautiful photograph!
    Ali Anani
    19/10/2016 #16 Ali Anani
    #15 Personalizing virtual relationship injects them with life. As you are like a sister dear @Irene Hackett it would be shameful if you don't get to know my daughter. Your beauty as reflected by your words is a source of energy for me. Blessed you are.
    Ali Anani
    19/10/2016 #14 Ali Anani
    #13 Thank you dear @Sara Jacobovici for expanding beautifully he triad of time and making it glorious with your emotional words
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/10/2016 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    The picture in and of itself holds much beauty and emotion @Ali Anani. When you add your words, it expands the triad of time. Thank you for this share Dr. Ali.
    Ali Anani
    18/10/2016 #12 Ali Anani
    #11 Beauty from the beautiful @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier- thank you dear
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    18/10/2016 #11 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    What a beauty she is! Such a nice picture of both if you.
    Ali Anani
    18/10/2016 #10 Ali Anani
    #9 Thank you dear @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee. I shared it because human emotions are global and exposing our family life makes the readers feel closer to the bees.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    18/10/2016 #9 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    What a beautiful picture !!!
    Ali Anani
    18/10/2016 #8 Ali Anani
    #6 I am glad the photo tells the truth and you are correct @Gert Scholtz
    Ali Anani
    18/10/2016 #7 Ali Anani
    #5 Thank you dear @debasish majumder and what I wrote was spontaneous with no preparation whatsoever. I do thank you
    Gert Scholtz
    18/10/2016 #6 Gert Scholtz
    @Ali Anani The love an joy between Father and Daughter is so clear on the photo. Thank you Dr Anani.
    debasish majumder
    18/10/2016 #5 debasish majumder
    what a grand connotation and analysis sir regarding time, the fourth dimension, yet the most prolific and euphoric revelation.! Great post sir Dr. Ali Anani, Phd. absolutely stunning, in terms of its magnitude!
    Ali Anani
    18/10/2016 #4 Ali Anani
    #2 Exactly, and the recent photo sparked memories which I wished to share with you. Mind you the background is still trees!
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