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  1. ProducerHervé Sabattier
    Lavender House
    Lavender HouseYour mansion on the hill, we will build it somehow. Amidst fern and hawthorn, pine trees and a cedar. Under a red tiled roof, the ceilings will be low, Your life will be easy, away from any war. We will pad the floor blue like...
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    YOU CAN COUNT ON BEES, Like Juan and Javier!!!!! Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
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  3. Ebenezar John Paul
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  4. ProducerChas ✌️ Wyatt
    One Drop
    One Drop"One Drop", Illustration © 2017 Chas Wyatt, graphite, pencil, watercolor pencil and guoache on paper    One drop... one moment... all of infinity... He felt a sharp sting, "damn!", he yelled. His suit had been shredded in the crash and he brushed...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    19/02/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #11 Look forward to it @Chas ✌️ Wyatt!
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    18/02/2017 #11 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    Thank you everyone for your comments and feedback. @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, I wasn't really thinking of a sequel, but, I do have another story in the same genre I will be posting in the future.
    debasish majumder
    18/02/2017 #10 debasish majumder
    excellent post @Chas ✌️ Wyatt! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    18/02/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    This was great @Chas ✌️ Wyatt! As I read this I pictured it in movie format in my mind. I agree with Ken, a sequel is due! Sci-Fi and love... great combo! Very creative.
    Joyce Bowen
    18/02/2017 #8 Joyce Bowen
    Wonderful story
    Ken Boddie
    18/02/2017 #7 Ken Boddie
    Beautifully written, Chas. 👍Describes the Australian outback perfectly..... except our camel ants are camel fleas. 🤣 Hope you have a sequel in mind. 👍
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    18/02/2017 #6 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Oh, how I love reading a good story. You and @Pascal Derrien are excellent at writing stories taking us away into a fairyland of artfully crafted tales. Memories of sitting in a nook with a good hardback book.
    Melissa Hefferman
    17/02/2017 #5 Anonymous
    Ahhh, your choice of repititions. Beautiful writing and Art my friend!!! If Love can be all that matters, maybe we can mineralize it into matter, one day. Til then, like Aliens holding infinity in the palm of our hands, we'll keep creating a new definition of success.... Lovely story @Chas ✌️ Wyatt, thank you.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    17/02/2017 #4 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    #3 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, thank you for your thoughtful comment. I am glad that you read the story and also gave me your response.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    16/02/2017 #3 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Love for a great story is another of the gifts of life that matter, @Chas ✌️ Wyatt - this is as polished as a gemstone. Especially the truism that metal and minerals are easy to make. It is the spark of life that will be forever the most precious element of the universe.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    16/02/2017 #2 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    #1 Thank you so much, @Pascal Derrien, it is an honor to get feedback from you.
    Pascal Derrien
    16/02/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    I am so glad to see pieces like this landing on beBee :-) @Chas ✌️ Wyatt
  5. ProducerSavvy Raj

    Savvy Raj

    16/02/2017
    Soul Cages
    Soul Cages Titled: Unshackled  A Digital Artwork By Savvy Raj http://www.savvyraj.comBorn free we truly are but we learn to evolve to move beyond the soulcages of our own being! !  When we learn to appreciate the freedom that is ours for the taking ,we realise...
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    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    18/02/2017 #16 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    "Every thing alive has a right to be all that they manifest with the uniqueness of their thoughts ." Very beautifully stated @Savvy Raj! I guess as a child we have the innocence of the unknown as we get older experiences seen through our eyes and feelings create shadows forming a cage. Thanks for sharing .
    Savvy Raj
    17/02/2017 #15 Savvy Raj
    Thank you @ Sara Jacobvici for your kind appreciation of this article and your equally thoughtful intepretation and valuable insights. Varied choice of meanings can play an important role in understanding new perspectives . I sincerely appreciate and receive yours in this context . In the post above I chose to highlight the idea of acceptance as a receiving of a situation in the depth of awareness and acceptance of the reality than to relegate it as destiny as a choice in our hand. And then in such a receiving in awareness one can then work to adapt to the situation exploring the potential possibilities. The freedom is in the power of the choices as we choose to see and it certainly rests with us .
    Savvy Raj
    17/02/2017 #14 Savvy Raj
    #10 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Dear Lisa.Great to read about your family and thank you for sharing this. Have felt one with your words here as it related so much with my family here as well. Freedom is a huge responsibilty in both the giving and the receiving.... and is a blessing to have for all who sense as it is alligned in its path by an internal compass of consciousness awareness and conscience.
    .Have often felt that as parents the power of freedom and love will keep the need to rebel in check than the power of control and coercion .
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/02/2017 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    A profound and valuable piece, poetically written @Savvy Raj. You write, "A child very lovingly brought up has to experience and grow and live in a world of dualities." This is our fate as human beings; before we integrate, we experience the separation. What I experience is, shackled and freedom = choice. We can only choose to be free if we understand to what we are shackled. Being in the confines of boundaries, in and of itself, does not mean loss of freedom. You wisely write about acceptance and adaptability. I would humbly change that to meaning and adaptability. At the risk of oversimplifying: we are shackled to oxygen to survive. We don't consider ourselves caged. We form the meaning and adapt. So much so, that when we want to move out of the boundaries of the space in which we can breathe, we adapt. We can breath underwater, we can breathe in outer space. We adapt, we make choices. Too often, the meaning we form of something will shackle us to the point where we experience loss of freedom. That is when we mistakenly think we have no choice.
    Savvy Raj
    17/02/2017 #12 Savvy Raj
    #11 Thank you @ City VP Manjit for these interesting links that propel a new direction of flow in the shifting perspectives of thought. Appreciate this focus on the word' Unshackle' and thank you also for your thoughtful mention to @Sara Jacobovici View more
    #11 Thank you @ City VP Manjit for these interesting links that propel a new direction of flow in the shifting perspectives of thought. Appreciate this focus on the word' Unshackle' and thank you also for your thoughtful mention to @Sara Jacobovici As I saw it here Unshackling is a focussed approach as well and has the potential to create new spaces for light and every now and then . A conscious unshackling of patterns of thought brings forth new and diverse ways of thinking and such a diversity acknowledges new movements and breeds further creativity. And in such
    unshackling there is the underlying freedom to evolve further . Close
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    16/02/2017 #11 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Freedom is often the illusion we feel most free in but unshackle is a tangible action and it might be multiple actions or a continuous state of becoming or renewal. We are most free when we don't know we are - and then someone asks how do you do that? Then we become conscious of a moment that actually was freedom.

    So I find the word unshackle interesting and ask @Sara Jacobovici to include that word in her WORD-OF-THE-DAY

    In this video I found called UNSHACKLE - it isn't about people who are unshackled but a recital of artists who feel shackled by neo-liberalism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmMxUAJ2duQ In less than five minutes they do produce an interesting video yet the word "Unshackle" is a hope here rather than a personal exploration. The boogie man here is neo-liberalism the video calls a deep dystopian faith a dominant worldwide ideology exhibiting all the signs of a religious cult" etc etc etc

    The important thing here is that just from this one word Unshackle it sets off different trajectories and pathways, a bit like random atoms hitting each other in a collider and the scientists watches for new particles to form. In my case a new particle online is finding something that perks my interest that I would not otherwise would have found - and in this case this particle is Portugal originating art project :

    Museu da Crise
    http://www.museudacrise.org/

    Now that to me is more soul and less cage but when it comes to the ownership of our own mind, it remains all relative. Great piece here really supports the way I personally think.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    16/02/2017 #10 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    This was a good read @Savvy Raj. It made me think of my own kids. I always brought them up to seek out what they like, not push my own agenda on them. I wanted them to make decisions based on what they were comfortable with after watching so many kids their ages being pushed to do activities they weren't happy doing. I'm not saying I didn't give guidance or that we didn't talk things through but they were never forced to 'try out for football, soccer, join this club etc.." They did participate in things they loved and sometimes found out they didn't after the season was over. The only thing we asked and followed through with- if you decide to join a team you have to follow through with it until the season ends. We wanted them to realize the importance of following through with a decision along with realizing a team needs you once you become part of one. So to end my long paragraph... I hope I allowed them the freedom to choose because they aren't afraid to make choices outside of the box now. They both are good decision makers and enjoy life!
    Savvy Raj
    16/02/2017 #9 Savvy Raj
    #5 Yes I can perhaps empathize with that .... yet In my little understanding of it all ....The moment now is free of all the shackles of opinion and judgement
    In dispelling the thens casting off the whens through a sense of purpose that extends beyond our immediate self ...
    in passion and perseverance.
    Living can become a blessing in the now .
    Savvy Raj
    16/02/2017 #8 Savvy Raj
    #6 @Ali Anani

    Your astute sense of observation is the gift of seeing beyond the mere looking of the apparent aesthetics. Likewise to understandings in the patterns of flight of the birds in your precious example and social media interaction and the evolving patterns of affinities the shifts may have much to do with Energy ...in emission transmission and the ensuing transaction..
    Must add this certainly is like taking a flight of creativity essentially as a possible future buzz in formation.
    Thank you indeed as I deeply appreciate your ever valuable steering of thoughts as a sort of sifting through to rake in the creativity for us all
    Devesh Bhatt
    16/02/2017 #7 Devesh Bhatt
    And we have freedom :)
    Ali Anani
    16/02/2017 #6 Ali Anani
    Dear @Savvy Raj. When birds fly in V-Patterns they follow three simple rules. As a result the pattern emerges. Your writing promises there shall be a pattern emerging. Your four simple rules:
    Dealing with what must be dealt
    Bending in the flow where it is necessary
    Standing up for something or someone you care in support
    Steering through the crisis that show up without notice

    As simple as they appear, they still feed back to each other. I feel strongly that deep observation shall reveal a hidden pattern. Just consider or watch a group of people following them and notice new patterns emerging. This buzz is worthy of sharing.
    Pascal Derrien
    16/02/2017 #5 Pascal Derrien
    the difficulty is to be free as much as you can stand to be .....
    Savvy Raj
    16/02/2017 #4 Savvy Raj
    #2 Certainly true @ debashish majumder .Thank you for your concurring thoughts as well .
    Savvy Raj
    16/02/2017 #3 Savvy Raj
    #1 @ Max J Carter Appreciate the mention. Thank you.
    debasish majumder
    16/02/2017 #2 debasish majumder
    yes, we are born free! but, an abstract cage, as per your apt metaphor, we are sadly being incarcerated! lovely insight @Savvy Raj! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    16/02/2017 #1 Max🐝 J. Carter
    The cage is a great metaphor for it.
  6. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    15/02/2017
    Locked In
    Locked InWhy would you undress your emotions when it is so easy to give in to inhibition? Why would you undertake such an expedition when it is so easy to go thru the motions?Are we not all facing that dilemma at some point or another? What does it take to...
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    Pascal Derrien
    16/02/2017 #32 Pascal Derrien
    #31 thanks @Deb 🐝 Helfrich that is a comment and half as simple as that :-)
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    16/02/2017 #31 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Simply profound, Pascal. I think that while others are responsible for putting on the locks, and should be held accountable, each person is the only locksmith that can chose to find & use the perfect key. We can call the professionals and they will cut the keys, but the unshackling is an inside job.
    Ken Boddie
    16/02/2017 #30 Ken Boddie
    #27 Either way, Pascal, the result is perspiration.
    Ken Boddie
    16/02/2017 #29 Ken Boddie
    #28 Have no fear Joyce. I know a great locksmith!
    Joyce Bowen
    16/02/2017 #28 Joyce Bowen
    @Ken Boddie I think we've thrown it away.
    Pascal Derrien
    16/02/2017 #27 Pascal Derrien
    #26 huge thanks @Ken Boddie some great questions about preservation or is it perpetration...
    Ken Boddie
    16/02/2017 #26 Ken Boddie
    As one door closes another ..... slams shut in our face! But .....
    Do locked doors keep our feelings and emotions securely shut up inside, or prevent them from being shared?
    Do locks prevent invasion or avoid others helping?
    Have we temporarily lost the key, or thrown it away?
    Pascal Derrien
    16/02/2017 #25 Pascal Derrien
    #18 Helena Jansen van Vuuren the gift of lucidity is not always a welcome gift at a denial party, sometime its not the right time , btw many thnaks for kind words too :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    16/02/2017 #24 Pascal Derrien
    #19 thanks @Devesh Bhatt so many questions so few answers......
    Pascal Derrien
    16/02/2017 #23 Pascal Derrien
    #20 thanks @Dean Owen takes time one has its own pace it 's just vital to head in that direction and not get frozen
    Pascal Derrien
    16/02/2017 #22 Pascal Derrien
    #21 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher thanks for sharing such a personal story I have beene using that sentence quite alot this week but it seems appropriate, people do what they can not always what they want
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    16/02/2017 #21 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Pascal Derrien, I'm glad you are writing about it. I think (well I'm learning) to face our demons, fears etc... are part of the healing process. You have a way of writing where you don't sound like the victim (even though that would not matter to me) because you WERE a victim and I feel your pain in your writing. My husband will kill me for saying this but he was abused severely growing up and no, you don't get past it. I think his way of dealing with it was to try and block it. He's a type A, a workaholic and over the past 3-4 years he has finally been able to show more emotion around me and share feelings.. he will never be able to share like some men do. My mothers illness and death changed him over time. He told me she was the only mom he ever had. He said she took him under her wing when he was just a teenager and always treated him like a son. His mom is still alive but they aren't close. I know he loves her but not in the same way many men would love their moms. Thanks for sharing this and I'm sorry I went on about my husband.
    Dean Owen
    16/02/2017 #20 Dean Owen
    This is what they mean by authentic. I hope you inspire many others to open up.
    Devesh Bhatt
    16/02/2017 #19 Devesh Bhatt
    why did i dress my emotions in the first place?

    what locker? what is opening up?
    Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    16/02/2017 #18 Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    Sjoe - how do you do that - stop me dead in my tracks!! I have lived on autopilot deliberately and intentionally to avoid confronting things and the self. It is easy to do. Or is it easier to do? I did stick my head out once and the backlash made me lock that box and here you are 20 odd years later. Do I want to think or do i just keep the box locked or maybe for me my stuff belongs in the box. Lurve your way with words!
    Pascal Derrien
    15/02/2017 #17 Pascal Derrien
    #16 thanks @Gert Scholtz I was thinking less is more but I was surprised myself how short it was .... :-)
    Gert Scholtz
    15/02/2017 #16 Gert Scholtz
    @Pascal Derrien In a few carefully chosen words and lines you pose big questions. A short piece that reaches deep. Excellent Pascal.
    Joyce Bowen
    15/02/2017 #15 Joyce Bowen
    I enjoyed it #14
    Pascal Derrien
    15/02/2017 #14 Pascal Derrien
    #13 oh thanks @Joyce Bowen good to hear , as ana side I am more at ease with my broken prose but have made some incursions on urban poetry now it is what it is :-)
    Joyce Bowen
    15/02/2017 #13 Joyce Bowen
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Although I write an occasional poem, it is not a strength for me. Prose is my baby. @Pascal Derrien I do love this. It speaks to me. Thanks for a nice read.
  7. ProducerTausif Mundrawala
    Never Say Die
    Never Say DieNever say die,                                                                                        Until you try.                                                                              Faith can move...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/02/2017 #23 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #15 Thank you @Tausif Mundrawala, the feeling is mutual :))
    Ali Anani
    15/02/2017 #22 Ali Anani
    #20 You are always more than welcome dear @Tausif Mundrawala
    Tausif Mundrawala
    15/02/2017 #21 Tausif Mundrawala
    #19 thank you so much, @Joyce Bowen for your kind words.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    15/02/2017 #20 Tausif Mundrawala
    #18 I was waiting with unabated breath to listen to those golden words uttered by you. And finally my wish came true. I read a novel which was very dark in essence and amidst the story I dropped that book aside because I can't read more. Then this very idiom caught my attention and the idea of this poem germinated in my mind. I am thankful to have a mentor like you. Thank you so much in all aspects, Sir @Ali Anani
    Joyce Bowen
    15/02/2017 #19 Joyce Bowen
    Thank you for a great read.
    Ali Anani
    15/02/2017 #18 Ali Anani
    Dear @Tausif Mundrawala- you are a talented and gifted poet. You really are. I like lyrics that are enjoyable to read; yet with their powerful simplicity they leave wondering how I couldn't write them. This is an example of I mean:
    " Opportunity will definitely knock your door,
    hold this crystal by not letting it land on the floor"
    Tausif Mundrawala
    15/02/2017 #16 Tausif Mundrawala
    #14 Thank you so much, @debasish majumder. I am on cloud nine to receive such a wonderful feedback from you.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    15/02/2017 #15 Tausif Mundrawala
    #13 I am exhilarated to be connected with you, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. Self-doubt makes us prisoners where we can't set ourselves free from those shackles. Thanks once again.
    debasish majumder
    15/02/2017 #14 debasish majumder
    lovely poem @Tausif Mundrawala! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/02/2017 #13 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Thanks for tagging me @Tausif Mundrawala. "Self-doubt would make you a prisoner,
    coward with your name would become a misnomer." --- We've all experienced self-doubt, thank goodness for others who shake that self-doubt when it arrives and for a strong will to persevere.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    15/02/2017 #12 Tausif Mundrawala
    #11 I was anxiously waiting for your feedback, @Sara Jacobovici. I tried messaging you but I couldn't as you don't follow me. Your comments and feedback means a lot to me as you are one of those intellectuals to whom I admire a lot. Thanks once again.
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/02/2017 #11 Sara Jacobovici
    Thanks for the tag @Tausif Mundrawala. I can sense your poem comes straight from the heart.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    15/02/2017 #10 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #9 my pleasure, that is what fellow bees are for!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    15/02/2017 #9 Tausif Mundrawala
    #8 Thank you so much @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. for sharing this poem and your kind words.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    15/02/2017 #8 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    this is truly inspirational, thanks for sharing this precious reminder, @Tausif Mundrawala
    Tausif Mundrawala
    14/02/2017 #7 Tausif Mundrawala
    #6 #4 Thank you so much @Jim 🐝 Cody for these exceptional motivational words. Sir @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, you have always been an inspirational intellectual for me. I am honored and exhilarated to be felicitated by you.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    14/02/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    What is important Tausif is how you express yourself. This poetic freedom brings some essence of you to an online page. Competition gets us in the game and thus won with game, whereas collaboration makes us one with life.

    Always say LIFE :-)
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    14/02/2017 #4 Jim 🐝 Cody
    "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger."
    Tausif Mundrawala
    14/02/2017 #3 Tausif Mundrawala
    #2 Thank you so much, @Javier 🐝 beBee, for your kind words and sharing this poem.
  8. Ebenezar John Paul
    Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.
    Do no underestimate your thought process. #mind #think #believe
    Ebenezar John Paul
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    So true... go bees !! Buzz on Javier 🐝 beBee
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    14/02/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #4 @Ella de Jong, when my daughter was in HS they began an after school project called the Ophelia Project. It was to help girls recognize bullying and also those who do the bullying. A woman wrote a book called Reviving Ophelia and it was based on her daughter's and other gals real life experiences along with her own experience as a mother of a teen daughter. I mentioned this because it may give you some ideas to progress your project. Here is a link to the Ophelia Project: http://www.opheliaproject.org/mentor.html
    Ella de Jong
    14/02/2017 #4 Ella de Jong
    And for me happiness is: having a meaningful life.
    Research showed that 'meaningfulness' is even more 'lasting' than happiness. So it fits my intuition :-)
    I have this huge, huge idea of helping (troubled) youngsters to be able to have a meaningful life. Now find the time and money to work it out ... that would make me happy :-)
    Thanks @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher and @Javier 🐝 beBee reading things like this makes me feel more determined!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    14/02/2017 #2 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great quote by Sir Richard. Thanks for sharing @Javier 🐝 beBee. I couldn't agree more- I have never measured my success by means of monetary value or those I associate with. My greatest joy is my family. When I was a teen I didn't have patience for little ones (I was never mean to them) and I never thought I could be a parent because of that. The love I felt and still do along with the deep bonds we've built together, well you just can't put a dollar value on that. One more thing- sometimes my daughter (with good intentions) would say, "Mom, you should buy this or that for the house," I would tell her, I don't want to spend money on the interior of our home anymore unless it's necessary, I'd rather travel and live life to the fullest!
    Mohammed Sultan
    14/02/2017 #1 Mohammed Sultan
    Sustaining success is the challenge of succeeding and is relative,whereas happiness is absolute because it's an utmost satisfaction.
  10. ProducerEbenezar John Paul
    Today, Tomorrow and The Day After
    Today, Tomorrow and The Day AfterWhen I first saw you, my heart never skipped a beatnow I am not even sure if it beats for meyou own every beat. When we talked, there wasn’t a cluethat you are gonna be a rainfall of wrecking ballswhich I gladly get drenched in. Wounds of past made...
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  11. Ebenezar John Paul
    Breath In. Breath Out. It's gonna work out.
    #believe #hope #positive
    Ebenezar John Paul
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/02/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I needed to read this tonight!
  12. ProducerKen Boddie

    Ken Boddie

    12/02/2017
    Sands through the Hour Glass
    Sands through the Hour GlassIt was hot ..... bloody hot! ..... yet here we were in the middle of the 'high dune' country, in the south of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on the edge of Saudi Arabia's 'Empty Quarter'.  We were drilling site investigation holes down to 20m or...
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    Ken Boddie
    14/02/2017 #42 Ken Boddie
    #40 It's a world that's now sadly gone forever, Susan, as anyone who's recently been to the modern concrete jungles of Abu Dhabi and Dubai will testify.
    Ken Boddie
    14/02/2017 #41 Ken Boddie
    #39 Cheesy joke, Praveen! Emmental cheese, that is ..... you know ..... the one with the holes in it? 🧀🤣
    Susan Rooks
    13/02/2017 #40 Susan Rooks
    For some reason, @Ken Boddie, Dr. Seuss's line about "oh, the places you'll go" is going through my mind. Great pictures, and thanks for a glimpse into a world I've never known about!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    13/02/2017 #39 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #38 You sure had a holesome past mate;)
    Ken Boddie
    13/02/2017 #38 Ken Boddie
    #32 No fear, Praveen. We left all the black holes behind when we were drilling in the desert. 🤣
    Ken Boddie
    13/02/2017 #37 Ken Boddie
    #33 #34 #35 Hey, why don't you guys start at the North Pole and work your way down to the South Pole? You then have 360 degrees of route from which to choose.
    Ken Boddie
    13/02/2017 #36 Ken Boddie
    #29 Certainly is a "ways back", @Paul Walters. Had quite forgotten about some of the details until the "F2D thingy" allowed me to look at some of the details again. Of course the pics you see have had to be 'adjusted' in Photoshop to get rid of some of the age damage, scratches, ingrained dust and stains. Thanks for the thumbs up, mate.
    Dean Owen
    13/02/2017 #35 Dean Owen
    #34 Well, lacking an actual spinning globe in the household, I turned to the net, and found this.
    http://ptocheia.net/globe/
    Unfortunately 10 times of pinning the spinning globe with my mouse has ten times left us in the middle of the ocean. Can you swim?
    Paul Walters
    13/02/2017 #34 Paul Walters
    #33 @Dean Owen wherever the pin falls ...c'mon let's do it ! Aleppo ...well tough spot but think of the stories !!!!!!
    Dean Owen
    13/02/2017 #33 Dean Owen
    #29 No black Amex and all? I don't think the trouble and strife would approve! I'd have to bring along one of those Breitling Emergency watches with the distress beacon. Let me get a divorce first! :) Then you spin the globe and make sure you don't prick Aleppo or Pyongyang or East St. Louis, Illinois.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    13/02/2017 #32 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #31 Steer clear of black holes Doc! ;)
    Ken Boddie
    13/02/2017 #31 Ken Boddie
    #30 Indeed, Praveen, a Tardis of tardy teasers to tempt me back to TBM (times before marriage). 🤣
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    13/02/2017 #30 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    The sands of time have parted to reveal a nugget from the past...ye ol adventurer you! That film/transparency converter of yours is a veritable time machine dear Ken!
    Paul Walters
    13/02/2017 #29 Paul Walters
    @Ken Boddie I just love pieces like this...desert stories from a ways back. Now without a platform like this they might never be told and added to that there is the D2D Thingie that converts slides to digital....a'int life grand, Thanks you old driller....great piece and is that you in the bottom pic? you handsome devil you !!!
    Paul Walters
    13/02/2017 #28 Paul Walters
    #19 @Dean Owen I'll come !!!
    Ken Boddie
    13/02/2017 #27 Ken Boddie
    #24 All sand dunes are mobile to some degree, Lisa. Just like a gastronomy specialist, they rely on 'wind' to exist. 🤢
    As for the camels at night, the road between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, back in the day, used to be littered with dead camels, and the occasional motor vehicle wreck along side.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/02/2017 #26 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #25 You never have to apologize to me about autocorrect or even typos Ken, I make them routinely with my phone. My PC, not so much. Many of my typos are generated by me LOL!
    Ken Boddie
    13/02/2017 #25 Ken Boddie
    Sorry, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, for 'surgical covering' read 'surficial covering. When I typed this again here the damned autocorrect kicked in both times with 'surgical'. It must be trying to stitch me up! 🤣
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/02/2017 #24 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #23 I can't imagine traveling among the dunes at night! I never heard of mobile dunes, I just learned something new! They sound like monsters that creep in the night. Camel without tail lights, good one Ken!
    Ken Boddie
    13/02/2017 #23 Ken Boddie
    #21 #22 Funnily enough, Lisa, the trails were rarely 'bumpy', probably due to the surgical covering of loose sand. The worst thing with which we had to contend was getting stuck halfway up a dune face and having to slide back down, prior to giving it a go again on full throttle. But driving on the bitumen was often more of a challenge on the stomach, due to ruts and potholes in the seal. We also had to be wary of mobile dunes, which, every once in a while, would advance across part or all of the track or road. These natural obstructions could make night driving particularly tricky, along with the occasional camel travelling without tail lights. 🐪
  13. ProducerSandra 🐝 Smith
    Ding.
    Ding.Ding. The familiar sound of another email arriving. He clicks. Mouth already poised to turn downwards, preempting yet another email from her. He's told her to stop but she won't. 'Hey, it's me... again. I know, I know. I said I'd stop. I really...
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    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    19/02/2017 #7 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Superb story telling, Sandra. I was drawn in from the beginning to the end. I read the 2nd part before the first part and look forward to more of the story.
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    14/02/2017 #6 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    #5 Thanks, Lisa :)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    14/02/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #4 I watch too many real crime stories and I used to read them from my young teen years on. Ack, that makes me sound creepy lol. I've always had a deep curiosity as to why someone would commit such acts or I try to figure out if they are innocent or guilty if it's a true suspense. I remember the first book I read while in Junior HS was Helter Skelter... hey you can still write a murder suspense, they never end as someone would predict ;-) I like your writing style Sandra!
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    14/02/2017 #4 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    #1 #3 #2 Thanks for the nice comments, guys. @Lisa, yes there was also the case in AZ, where I used to live. The woman who killed her on-off boyfriend out of jealousy. That's interesting you went there because I was thinking of making it into a murder-suspense :)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/02/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    This story reminded me of a true story but it was based in the UK I believe. The couple was living together, engaged but he didn't love her anymore. I think They were either, still living together of she lured him there one last night. When he was sleeping she killed him. Such a sad story and the man was so young. Enjoyed your story, see... it brought back a memory of relationship issues I read of or watch on TV.
    Kevin Baker
    13/02/2017 #2 Kevin Baker
    Circles are made to be broken. Sometimes wanting to believe creates the illusion of more relevance. It is not a crime to be human, to punish ones self for that is a vortex. Our errors are ammunition to prevent making larger errors only when we are self forgiving. Great read. Next time listen to your skin when it tells you the weather has changed.
    Dean Owen
    13/02/2017 #1 Dean Owen
    This sounds all too familiar, and yet remained a thoroughly captivating piece right through to the end.
  14. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    12/02/2017
    Have I Left My Schizophrenic Teddy Behind?
    Have I Left My Schizophrenic Teddy Behind?It’s raining umbrellas today and the corridor is suddenly very greyNever been there before so I thought maybe it should be that wayI was expecting it to be creepy but it turns out to be kind of funnyYet I don’t understand how the air has become so...
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    rene pontaza
    16/02/2017 #37 rene pontaza
    Thanks good that I have you
    Pascal Derrien
    13/02/2017 #36 Pascal Derrien
    #32 thanks @Cyndi wilkins the ultimate question after all ? :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    13/02/2017 #35 Pascal Derrien
    #34@Aleta Curry I am not so sure about that one but thanks so much for saying so :-)
    Aleta Curry
    13/02/2017 #34 Aleta Curry
    High schoolers may well be trying to figure out what this means 20 years from now.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    12/02/2017 #33 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #31 When you're a star, you gotta learn to run with the big boys.
    Cyndi wilkins
    12/02/2017 #32 Cyndi wilkins
    "Where to from here, is it the final pier where you end up your human career?" Excellent question...This one leaves you scratching your head...in a good way;-)
    Pascal Derrien
    12/02/2017 #31 Pascal Derrien
    #30 thanks @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman practice makes perfect ... oh gosh the pressure :-)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    12/02/2017 #30 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Awesome piece, Pascal. Your writing gets better and better, IMO, as it leaves the reader eagerly waiting for your next post.
    Pascal Derrien
    12/02/2017 #29 Pascal Derrien
    #28 many thanks @debasish majumder for reading and saying so :-)
    debasish majumder
    12/02/2017 #28 debasish majumder
    lovely share @Pascal Derrien! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Pascal Derrien
    12/02/2017 #26 Pascal Derrien
    #25 speaking of education can you stop spamming my thread with comments which have nothing to do with the topic, can you delete them please
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    12/02/2017 #23 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #21 Slàinte agad-sa @Pascal Derrien
    Pascal Derrien
    12/02/2017 #22 Pascal Derrien
    #18 hmm thanks for reading I cannot ask for anything more :-) @Sara Jacobovici :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    12/02/2017 #21 Pascal Derrien
    #20 Cheers & sante @Don 🐝 Kerr !!!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    12/02/2017 #20 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Pascal Derrien Would it help if I raised a dram of 'Writers Tears' in your honour? Well done friend.
    Sara Jacobovici
    12/02/2017 #19 Sara Jacobovici
    @Pascal Derrien writes beyond words.
    Sara Jacobovici
    12/02/2017 #18 Sara Jacobovici
    I can not add much to what has already been written @Pascal Derrien. The piece transports me and the music is a seamless attachment. Thanks for sharing your writing.
    Pascal Derrien
    12/02/2017 #17 Pascal Derrien
    #16 @Phil Friedman oh gosh I am not sure it is all.... that :-) but the article seems to have its own dynamic, I actually had not planned to write this at all, it came up yesterday evening. Many thanks for the kind words
    Phil Friedman
    12/02/2017 #16 Phil Friedman
    If you read enough, from time to time, you'll come across a piece that's really striking and which reaches into your being to grab your spirit by the throat. This is one of those times, and this piece by Pascal Derrien does just that. I highly recommend you read it, but not try to decipher it. Instead, accept it at face value. For it will then be what you need it to be, -- which is something that a great piece always is.
    Pascal Derrien
    12/02/2017 #15 Pascal Derrien
    #14 just writing my head away @Paul Walters just writing my head away sir ☺
  15. ProducerFranci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Aura of Love
    Aura of LoveI just published my poem (below) on my Wordpress site BrewNSpew and while cruising beBee, I came upon this lovely poem by debasish majumder - AN ODE TO LOVE - https://www.bebee.com/producer/@debasish-majumder/an-ode-to-loveAura of LoveFragrances of...
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    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    12/02/2017 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #4 Thank you, Lisa, and thank you for the shares.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    12/02/2017 #3 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #2 Thank you. 🙂
    debasish majumder
    12/02/2017 #2 debasish majumder
    aura could be felt in your writing which is truly adorable @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman! enjoyed read. thank you for the share madam.
  16. Ebenezar John Paul
    If today was perfect, there would be no need for tomorrow. Keep striving to do better everyday! #progress #strive Ebenezar John Paul
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  17. Producerdebasish majumder
    AN ODE TO LOVE!
    AN ODE TO LOVE!Darkness of night Dispelling its might Emerge in the sky full moon With a soothing bloom A balm to souls Eternal love thus engulf us with its mystic role Love, love, and for love alone Kings can afford to abdicate their...
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    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    12/02/2017 #18 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    BTW COSE (Chamber of Self-Expression) does form a part of the DNA of what I engage here "The Learning Journey") so I invite Sara Jacobovici and Ali Anani to look at the opening statement page at https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Self-expressed/info?yguid=74425450

    Likewise Debasish, I invite you also to take a look at it. Ultimately your journey might be a learning journey, it might be a self-expression journey, it might be a brand journey - that I don't know. One of the most helpful things I came across that helped me differentiate between a learning journey and a self-expression journey is Carol Dweck's distinction between a Growth Mindset and a Fixed Mindset

    https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/01/29/carol-dweck-mindset/

    Here is the most important thing of all in the present context. I am not selling my vision of the world to you. I am exploring my own and this is why I am and will continue to write a flood of expressions that are currently informed by the words "successful personal branding" - because that not only is a rather mediocre conception but it BRANDS us. What that is saying is that we are all selling something - it defines human beings as constantly selling our ideas to others. It is also why I will file this poem into my GOLD LEARNING and not BLACK LEARNING - which are MY learning journeys.

    I am not saying to you unfollow people and certainly not to follow me. Dweck's idea of growth mindset is what transforms my own self-expression journey into a learning one. I am glad that through this new map, I can continue my own learning journey and explore both utopia and dystopia as just one of the YELLOW LEARNING items on my learning journey.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    12/02/2017 #17 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #16 Dear Liesbeth, I am taking the liberty of using your comment "Love is a precious gift" to address my answer to Debasish's question as to my Darth Vader reference. So this is to Debasish.

    What Liesbeth wrote in her comment is a single poetic line "love is a precious gift" - and if she wrote a poem about an Ode to Love, that would most probably be the starting point for her poet. This is not about right or wrong, but what is. The what is or present state of a Liesbeth poem would most likely be utopian. The present state of what is of a Debasish poem would be more likely from the dystopian view. So here the Debasish poem about an Ode to Love begins with "Darkness of Night", whereas I would not expect a poem written by Liesbeth to begin from that point - and thus I treat her comment as the first line of her poetry.

    Now, when I engage online I am not particularly interested in my own present state. Each of us if we choose to engage future state development can choose to change. My future state won't be known to me until I get to look backwards to this time in the year 2020. A journey of self-expression is very different from a learning journey. In my early years I wasn't on a learning journey but a self-expression journey.

    When I felt that my journey of self-expression was being threatened by a new concept at the time called Brand You that Tom Peters had introduced at the back-end of the 20th Century - I eventually decided that my self-expression journey would be branded "Mark Zorro". That is a great example of a dystopian choice, because the utopian choice would be to just accept "Brand You" ideology. So it is my first major dedicated Mark Zorro page was at Yahoo called Zorroist and I insisted on creating a group where the aim of the group is to unfollow. In the end I had managed to keep it down to 2 followers. "Mark Zorro" and me :-)

    https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Self-expressed/info?yguid=74425450
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    12/02/2017 #16 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    love is thé precious gift
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    12/02/2017 #15 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #14 Debasish you do not engage in flowery, pretty, delusional poetry about utopia's and happiness abound, instead your poetry draws much more on dystopia and you don't shy away from the problems of the world. Your poetry is naturally drawn to the dark side. You may be Anakin Skywalker but the poetry like your comment itself, focus on the dark side where you say "which is almost waging war against nature". Immediately you are questioning what is wrong, instead of what is right.

    Your poetry is not John Lennon "Imagine" (though John Lennon actual life was informed by the dark side and like all genius his songs and his life were a constant contradiction). The Beatles were seen as very utopian (and Brian Epstein crafted that image, even though Epstein himself did not live a utopian existence), but the Beatles had their dystopian too and that has to be dug out from the utopian image Epstein shaped for them see https://offtherecordglobe.areavoices.com/2015/08/03/5-beatles-songs-that-showed-they-could-be-dark/ This is present even in your reflection of love where you are not talking about agape love, but a more primal kind of love. https://www.gotquestions.org/agape-love.html
    debasish majumder
    12/02/2017 #14 debasish majumder
    #5 am i seem to be a villain or rogue in poetry, as you mention me as Darth Vader @CityVP 🐝 Manjit? i just wanted to draw a sharp contrast which we observe in nature apropos to love, where in nature males adorn, but, perhaps in human world, women adorn to attract males, which is almost waging war against nature! i just shared the reflection of love i observe.
    debasish majumder
    12/02/2017 #13 debasish majumder
    thank you very much @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher for sharing your valued comment and appreciation. i am privileged and honored.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    12/02/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    So beautiful @debasish majumder. { love is natures gift and you never feel fatigued in love } I agree, its one of the most treasured gifts we are given and its free!
    debasish majumder
    12/02/2017 #11 debasish majumder
    #9 thanks for your appreciation @Devesh Bhatt.
    debasish majumder
    12/02/2017 #10 debasish majumder
    #8 thank you very much madam @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman for your continuous support and appreciation. i am privileged and honored.
    Devesh Bhatt
    12/02/2017 #9 Devesh Bhatt
    Do you also write in Hindi or Bengali? If yes, this could yield so many things across languages.

    Still, I enjoyed it.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    12/02/2017 #8 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    "Invigorate us to thrive, ignore to quell". I love this line - it's powerful in itself. Beautiful poetry, Debasish.
    debasish majumder
    11/02/2017 #7 debasish majumder
    thank you very much @Gert Scholtz for your cordial appreciation. i am privileged and honored.
    Gert Scholtz
    11/02/2017 #6 Gert Scholtz
    @debasish majumder This is one to share on Valentine's Day. A day when especially there is no fatigue with love. A powerful and delicate poem Debasish.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    11/02/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    When I saw the subject "love" that is not a subject I connect with Majumder poem and I was about to bequeath the honour upon you of being the Darth Vader of Poetry. That honour is still intact because as the poem advanced, it contained more themes to erotic love, the surprise would have been if the poem was about agape love - then I would reconsider your emerging status for the dark side :-)
    debasish majumder
    11/02/2017 #4 debasish majumder
    #3 thank you very much @Pascal Derrien for your consistent support and appreciation. i am privileged and honored.
    Pascal Derrien
    11/02/2017 #3 Pascal Derrien
    I too have been intrigued by that one ''"I never feel fatigued with love' very powerful :-)
    debasish majumder
    11/02/2017 #2 debasish majumder
    #1 lovely insight sir @Ali Anani! this is perhaps the unity in opposites and in due course one may become predominant, while the other become overshadowed. what a tryst with destiny!
    Ali Anani
    11/02/2017 #1 Ali Anani
    Nice poem dear @debasish majumder. I don't want to repeat my words in that you are a grand poet. You have just sent me into a thinking time by your writing "I never feel fatigued with love'. My daughter Sara said to me while she was very young "Dad, because I loved you so much I stopped loving you". When I asked her to explain her response was amazing. Because I loved you so much and you travel a lot you keep me worried for fear something wrong might happen to you. You keep me worried and I am fatigued". LOve in her eyes made her feel fatigued. Only yesterday, Sara left for one semester in Turkey. She won a scholarship because of her achievements. Sara left me fatigued. I miss her. Her love is the cause.
  18. ProducerDavid B. Grinberg
    Valentine's Day: Beware of Cupid's Arrow at Work
    Valentine's Day: Beware of Cupid's Arrow at WorkIs love in the air at your office around Valentine’s Day? If so, remember this: it simply makes good career sense to proceed with caution when considering workplace romance. That’s because while work romance can potentially send you to the...
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    David B. Grinberg
    17/02/2017 #47 David B. Grinberg
    FYI - Recommended Reading: New Pew Research Center study/poll, "Five facts on love and marriage in America."
    Did YOU Know (DYK):
    1) The top reason why Americans get married?
    2) The percentage of Americans who are currently married?
    3) The percentage of non-married adults who live together?
    4) Whether the rate of marriage vs re-marriage is rising or falling?
    5) The percentage of Americans seeking out love online?
    Some of the answers may surprise YOU...
    http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/02/13/5-facts-about-love-and-marriage/?utm_source=Pew+Research+Center&utm_campaign=8c74db95b0-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_02_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3e953b9b70-8c74db95b0-399350917
    Christine Stevens
    15/02/2017 #46 Christine Stevens
    #45 I accept cash and chocolate. ;)
    David B. Grinberg
    14/02/2017 #45 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you for your exemplary feedback, which is always appreciated @Aurorasa Sima @Lada 🏡 Prkic @Christine Stevens To all the amazing women on 🐝🐝I send this virtual token of gratitude 💝🌹💘🌹🍷🌹😘❤️️🙏🌹😇🌹😍🌹😊🌹✌️️🇺🇸🌎❤️️🌹👏👏
    Christine Stevens
    14/02/2017 #44 Christine Stevens
    I met my EX-husband at work. The prefix in that sentence should tell you all you need to know about my thoughts on office romances. ;) As for Valentine's Day. Meh. I can take it or leave it.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    14/02/2017 #43 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Good post, @David B. Grinberg. I'll repeat what I said in my comment on this thread:on LI.
    There are no rules when it comes to love. I’ve seen some couples who have managed to keep their contact in the workplace at the professional level. It is unprofessional behaviour that causes problems. One of these couples got married and continued to work together. As you said, “People can’t always control where and when they meet or become romantically involved. Sometimes it’s just a matter of fate.“
    As for Valentine's Day, my husband and I just don't see it as a special day, but as something imposed.
    Aurorasa Sima
    14/02/2017 #42 Aurorasa Sima
    #41 Hahaha, happy every day, dear and valued David! I love how you remind us on this day to spread the love.
    David B. Grinberg
    14/02/2017 #41 David B. Grinberg
    HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO ALL. Let's spread the beBee love and buzz!
    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    13/02/2017 #40 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    #39 @David B. Grinberg the successful work relationships also remind me of the dangers to existing relationship that can come - Brad Pitt - Angelina Jolie, Newt Gingrich - Callista Bisek come to mind. Hard to say if these are "successful" given they also destroyed existing relationships.
    David B. Grinberg
    13/02/2017 #39 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you so much @Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador @Sarah Elkins @Aleta Curry & @Sandra 🐝 Smith for sharing your important insights. You all make excellent points and share valuable feedback. I also agree with Sarah that you should treat the "love of your life" like every day is Valentine's Day, at least in terms of affection and appreciation (although roses, chocolates, and wine/dining can put a dent in a guy's wallet - lol).
    I also concur that sometimes the workplace is the most logical place (for better or worse) to meet someone, especially if you spend long hours in the office or on trips with co-workers with whom you have mutual attractions and interests. However, it could still get dicey when work romance takes a turn for the worse.
    Nonetheless, as noted above, "I would be remiss without pointing out that some successful long-term marriages have been known to originate from budding office romance," and "may sometimes be unavoidable if cupid’s arrow strikes and sticks...People can’t always control where and when they meet or become romantically involved. Sometimes it’s just a matter of fate."
    Sarah Elkins
    13/02/2017 #38 Sarah Elkins
    What are your thoughts about this Hallmark holiday, and workplace romance? Good post by @David B. Grinberg.
    Sarah Elkins
    13/02/2017 #37 Sarah Elkins
    First, I cannot stand Valentine's Day. When we started dating, I told my (future) husband that I don't like the holiday. I said: "If you're waiting for a Hallmark holiday to tell me and show me that you love me, we're already done. I want to know, every day, why we're together." And here we are nearly 22 years later and he continues to show me, every day, why we're still together. I know, I'm fortunate, but it's not just luck. We use our words, share our needs with each other, and work through frustrations.

    I think the same can happen with a workplace romance, IF you're both grown-ups about what you want. Use your words, keep things clear between you. No games, no drama, and you might just work things out! Like @Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador mentioned, with our current working conditions, you may only meet people at work. If you meet at work, you're likely to have at least one thing in common, right? And you know how I feel about trying to keep your personal and professional lives separate. I just don't think it's possible.
    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    13/02/2017 #36 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    What do you think of workplace romances? @David B. Grinberg explores some possibilities here.
    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    13/02/2017 #35 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Interesting this is becoming a bigger topic in many work places, especially at companies with long work hours. Work is the only place where people get to meet other people. All the more reason to know the issues.
    Aleta Curry
    13/02/2017 #34 Aleta Curry
    I have to chortle, @David B. Grinberg. Around here, an office romance is a cause for celebration, if not downright amazement. That's because Martin and I are usually the only two in the office, and the routine conversation, such as 'Did you take care of that yet?' is more likely to inspire feelings of wanting to chuck things around than billing and cooing! ;)
    Aleta Curry
    13/02/2017 #33 Aleta Curry
    #32 Yeah, we got it! ;)
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    13/02/2017 #32 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    that was a joke btw =-)
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    13/02/2017 #31 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    I've never had good looking enough coworkers to want to date (ok, maybe once or twice)
    David B. Grinberg
    12/02/2017 #30 David B. Grinberg
    Many thanks for your kind words and positive social engagement @debasish majumder @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador @🐝 Fatima Williams. I wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day!
    debasish majumder
    12/02/2017 #29 debasish majumder
    lovely insight @David B. Grinberg! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    12/02/2017 #28 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Such fun to read all the valentines day comments. And @Javier 🐝 beBee if you remember I'm the one who replaced beBee as my love so yes I am in Love with beBee too. ❤❤❤❤❤
    And @David B. Grinberg I wish I had met you and read this buzz in 2009 Noone told me this ever not even in school. Anyways better to know now than never 🤗🤗🤗
    No to Romance at work is my motto😊

    But if time, water and air were to stand still when I see THE guy I won't miss the opportunity 😍😍
  19. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    11/02/2017
    Stay With Me
    Stay With MeKeith Higgins here from WK News Network at the ‘’How To Stumble Leader Summit’’ in Geneva reporting on the latest discussions between leaders around the world. One of the hot topic touched on at this global convention is how to treat people who have...
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    Pascal Derrien
    12/02/2017 #20 Pascal Derrien
    😩 #19 I have two and some have none weird world @Paul Walters
    Paul Walters
    12/02/2017 #19 Paul Walters
    @Pascal Derrien Ihave been fortunate to have ( up until now ) been able to wander this planet freely and pretty much without restictions, Perhaps it is because I am of the right skin tone and carry passports from "friendly " countries. All I know is that I am truly blessed
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    12/02/2017 #18 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #16 wow! I have a few friends who have dual citizenship in US and GB (Europe).
    Brian McKenzie
    12/02/2017 #17 Brian McKenzie
    My "I told you so" has been rendered so often - I am hoarse..... 8?/ Enjoy the show.
    Pascal Derrien
    12/02/2017 #16 Pascal Derrien
    #15 I am a European citizen so that only is sufficient but I have dual nationality (my kids too) thru my wife ), you can also ask for citizenship when residing 5 years or so in country I qualify for that parameter only x 4 times :-)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    12/02/2017 #15 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #14 I can't imagine what your grandfather went through while being contained in a camp! Sounds like he was a tough man to escape and do what he loved. Are you in Ireland as an immigrant or are you a permanent citizen now? I get confused with laws in other countries vs. our immigration laws. My son and his wife lived in Surrey and worked in London for 3 years on a Visa. Most people have good intentions. If we didn't have so many borders and rules I would think of having a summer home in another country if I could afford it, seriously. It's sad that our governments separate us all by 'man's laws.' I understand keeping people safe but it also keeps many good people from seeking refuge or living life where they would like to!!
    Pascal Derrien
    12/02/2017 #14 Pascal Derrien
    #13 thanks @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher my grandfather was a political migrant who got arrested twice and sent to camps, he escaped and became a horse trainer in his new country, I am now living too in a country different from my country of origin this is the case for about 215 millions of people roughly
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    12/02/2017 #13 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I have 2 words- globalization and inclusion. We are one world. I realize there are bad people in this world, including the USA but most people are just trying to live like the rest of us. This is a great topic for Gen Xer's and Millennials who tend to feel the same. Their worldview is much broader. I live in a small town in the middle of 'nowhere,' and they bring in migrant workers every summer to work in the corn, and strawberry fields among other jobs that most people wouldn't do because they pay pennies. They house these people (say 10) in a small one room home. That's one example of many.
    Pascal Derrien
    12/02/2017 #12 Pascal Derrien
    #11 Brian you should not assume where I have been or not...... have a great day :-)
    Brian McKenzie
    12/02/2017 #11 Brian McKenzie
    If you wish to go blithely dancing through migrant fields, I can show you several that have been laid with mines.
    The world is not a Disney Musical, maybe when you see the murder first hand you will quit grinding that 'Just Love Each' tune. #NoHugs4Jihadis
    Pascal Derrien
    12/02/2017 #10 Pascal Derrien
    #9 that's true @Ken Boddie not used to those god damn shoes !!!
    Ken Boddie
    12/02/2017 #9 Ken Boddie
    No music, no rhythm, and too many ugly sisters at the Leader Summit Ball, all make it difficult for Migrant Cinderella to dance with her Western Prince.
    Pascal Derrien
    12/02/2017 #8 Pascal Derrien
    #7 simple man simple discussion simple solution @Deb🐝 Lange :-)
    Deb🐝 Lange
    12/02/2017 #7 Deb🐝 Lange
    Complex topic in simple dialogue - interesting puttingbit this way
    Pascal Derrien
    11/02/2017 #6 Pascal Derrien
    #5 thanks @Gert Scholtz a good discussion to have indeed :-)
    Gert Scholtz
    11/02/2017 #5 Gert Scholtz
    @Pascal Derrien Imaginative dialogue depicting a growing dilemma in the world. Good one Pascal.
    Pascal Derrien
    11/02/2017 #4 Pascal Derrien
    #3 thank you for dropping @debasish majumder a light hearted take on a heavy topic :-)
    debasish majumder
    11/02/2017 #3 debasish majumder
    lovely insight @Pascal Derrien! amazing indeed and relevant too! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Pascal Derrien
    11/02/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    #1 indeed @Kevin Baker :-)
    Kevin Baker
    11/02/2017 #1 Kevin Baker
    It is not about you or me, it is about us.
  20. Ebenezar John Paul
    If you can wake up every morning loving what you do, help & inspire others around you to be better than they were yesterday, Then you know you are doing something right - in Business and in Life!
    - Ashley Bodi #leadership #elevate #inspire #craftsmanship
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  21. ProducerDevesh Bhatt

    Devesh Bhatt

    19/12/2016
    TO GIVE A THOUGHT- by Devesh Bhatt
    TO GIVE A THOUGHT- by Devesh BhattWhy give a thought to taking?To take one has to give. To take without  giving ,Seemed quite primitive. I gave a thought to giving, So I gave this world a thought. It said it wanted action, And this how I fell short. I tried and I complied,With...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    11/02/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    "The hopeless can progress for sure, if spheres of good unite. What a strong statement and I never give up hope on that idea!!
  22. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    11/02/2017
    Six Weeks
    Six WeeksWould you believe the happiest people in the world if they revealed their prescription for happiness? Most of us would not because we are tuned in, we already know that more money and working longer lead nowhere and more importantly we think we know...
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    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    11/02/2017 #2 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    This mind-set is more common in Europe than the United States. Most people in the United States take at the most, two weeks paid vacation after their alotted time has built-up to that point, depending on the company they work for, but, one week is far more common. When I was travelling to Arizona on a Greyhound bus I sat next to a woman from Switzerland who was a secretary there and had a six week paid vacation, so she was touring the United States. It is a great concept if you have the funds, but, one most companies in the U.S. won't embrace. If you are self-employed, well, now, that's a different story.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    11/02/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    These are great ideas and I would love to do this if my husband was able to take more time off. I wonder what the answer is for those who can't get away as often as they'd like or even need to? When I was working out of my home (for an employer), I was only allotted 2-3 weeks vacation per year. How do you manage this @Royce Shook? We probably avg 12-14 days every 2 years.
  23. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    11/02/2017
    Far from the Madding Crowd; Finding The Perfect Sanctuary in India.
    Far from the Madding Crowd; Finding The Perfect Sanctuary in India.Incredible India; a place of fabulous wealth and desperate poverty, famine and pestilence, a country of a thousand religions and a million gods, the birthplace of human speech, mother of history, a place of tigers and elephants of deserts and...
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    Dean Owen
    13/02/2017 #34 Dean Owen
    I look forward to tales of headhunting and tea harvesting with tredip anticipation.
    Paul Walters
    13/02/2017 #33 Paul Walters
    #31 @Dean Owen Tis incredible at every turn. hang onto your hat for next week I will take you to Nagaland and Assam!!! Just waiting for Air India to release a story on these two regions so I can publish them here on beBEE
    Paul Walters
    13/02/2017 #32 Paul Walters
    #30 Indeed @Dean Owen What I have always found in India is that buildings are either being built or simply falling down. maintenance is not big on their agenda !
    Dean Owen
    13/02/2017 #31 Dean Owen
    It was the Indian govt that came up with the slogan "Incredible India" back in 2002 and those bright folks at Ogilvy & Mather who were tasked with propagating the slogan. I'd say all involved have done a tremendous job as it has become second nature to refer to the nation as Incredible India.
    Dean Owen
    13/02/2017 #30 Dean Owen
    India has always fallen behind in infrastructure and ordinarily that would be a problem. But for the curious traveller it is just utterly enchanting. So many forts and palaces on my wish list. You have added another....
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    12/02/2017 #29 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #14 @Paul Walters must say you are exploring the unexplored and I'm loving it :) update me when the article is up would love to teleport via your post!
    Paul Walters
    12/02/2017 #28 Paul Walters
    #23 @Pascal Derrien Thanks once again for all of the support
    Paul Walters
    12/02/2017 #27 Paul Walters
    #25 @Don 🐝 Kerr Thanks once again for your encouragement
    Paul Walters
    12/02/2017 #26 Paul Walters
    #24 @debasish majumder Thank you ad as always for your kind words
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    11/02/2017 #25 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Paul Walters When I was a kid our family used to attend Travelogues at the University of Guelph. Someone would share a slide show about their travels and back in the '50s we witnessed some pretty incredible stuff that many of us would never dream of seeing. Now you're recreating this wonderful experience for me on beBee. Thanks.
    debasish majumder
    11/02/2017 #24 debasish majumder
    the aesthetic beauty is actually lying in your writing, giving a picturesque a stunning dimension! enjoyed read. thank you for the share @Paul Walters!
    Pascal Derrien
    11/02/2017 #23 Pascal Derrien
    A country I have never been and which defo on my bucket list my curiosity is not ready not rest with articles like yours::-)
    Devesh Bhatt
    11/02/2017 #22 Devesh Bhatt
    #20 sorry Unakoti at Tripura
    Devesh Bhatt
    11/02/2017 #21 Devesh Bhatt
    #19 Arunachal and Nagaland are amazing. But talking about God's, you would find 1 less than 10 million Gods (as in sculptures) at a place called Unakoti in Assam.
    Huge variety of food.
    Nagaland has some weird food too. @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher View more
    #19 Arunachal and Nagaland are amazing. But talking about God's, you would find 1 less than 10 million Gods (as in sculptures) at a place called Unakoti in Assam.
    Huge variety of food.
    Nagaland has some weird food too. @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher :) Close
    Paul Walters
    11/02/2017 #20 Paul Walters
    #4 too many to count @Devesh Bhatt
    Paul Walters
    11/02/2017 #19 Paul Walters
    @Savvy Raj Thanks for stopping by, More to come on nagaland and the NE States
    Brook Massey
    11/02/2017 #18 Brook Massey
    Wonderful read Paul. You took me there, and I want to go back. The monkey on the turret is a great photo.
    Savvy Raj
    11/02/2017 #17 Savvy Raj
    Great read @Paul Walters.... Appreciate your rivetting post on your experiences of India .The pictures are strikingly colourful and compelling indeed of a story in the making. Loved the attractive picture of the little giirl to start with.
    Joyce Bowen
    11/02/2017 #16 Joyce Bowen
    Beautifully done, Paul Walters. Look forward to more.
    Paul Walters
    11/02/2017 #15 Paul Walters
    #7 @Gert Scholtz Hi amd thanks for stopping by , glad you enjoyed it
  24. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    10/02/2017
    Where Do We Go From Here?
    Where Do We Go From Here? The last time Yuri Ashkev a Russian Army captain checked his watch he was stationed near the Ukrainian border. Prior reporting to their base Commanding Officer on a US German located compound, American Navy SEALs Jo Owens and Rebecca Wilson were...
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    Pascal Derrien
    11/02/2017 #16 Pascal Derrien
    #15 thanks so much @Chas ✌️ Wyatt for the very nice words I do my best to use supplemental videos to enforce or provide a visual to the stories glad to hear it worked this time around I cannot ask for more :-)
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    11/02/2017 #15 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @Pascal Derrien, I am kind of lost for words; not a condition I am accustomed to. Let's just say that I appreciate this piece. I find the video to be very integral and congrueous to your story. Thanks.
    Pascal Derrien
    11/02/2017 #14 Pascal Derrien
    #13 thanks @🐝 Fatima Williams :-)
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    11/02/2017 #13 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Interesting 🤔🤔🤔 I'm getting a hang of it lately.
    Pascal Derrien
    11/02/2017 #12 Pascal Derrien
    #11 @Paul Walters it is indeed a bit twisted.. like my brain, thanks for dropping by :-)
    Paul Walters
    11/02/2017 #11 Paul Walters
    @Pascal Derrien Post world...quite a concept!
    Pascal Derrien
    11/02/2017 #10 Pascal Derrien
    #9 thanks @Dean Owen I will pass on the suggestion :-) not sure about the boat thingie though depends on what will happen in Denmark ? :-)
    Dean Owen
    11/02/2017 #9 Dean Owen
    Three guys and two girls - well they have all the ingredients to procreate and build a new world. But I would suggest heading to the warmer South, find an island in the Adriatic.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    10/02/2017 #8 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #7 Why would I need to reach Steven, when I know Pascal and not just any Pascal, but "Pascal Derrien".
    Pascal Derrien
    10/02/2017 #7 Pascal Derrien
    #6 thanks @CityVP 🐝 Manjit do you want a role in this ? :-) I can speak to Steven on your behalf :-)
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    10/02/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The first two things I did was check out was a bivouac was - CHECK
    https://en.whttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bivouac_shelter View more
    The first two things I did was check out was a bivouac was - CHECK
    https://en.whttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bivouac_shelter

    Then that there really is a band called "If those Trees Could Talk" - CHECK
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If_These_Trees_Could_Talk

    Now I know where to go from here - enjoy the writings of Pascal Derrien.
    F-in-A-Man of the very cool third kind. Now we just need Steven Spielberg to film this. Close
    Pascal Derrien
    10/02/2017 #5 Pascal Derrien
    #4 Great to hear I suppose there is no more units available for Rebecca, not sure too there will ever be a sequel that's for real writers:-) up to people to fill the blanks if they feel like it :-) Thanks @Brian McKenzie
    Brian McKenzie
    10/02/2017 #4 Brian McKenzie
    Interested to read more. SEALs is capitalized thus as it is an acronym and not an animal.....And Rebecca needs to harden the F*ck up in a pronto, or I would suggest another unit sourcing for her. (Esp since there are not any current wSoF for the Navy.)
    Ken Boddie
    10/02/2017 #3 Ken Boddie
    #2 Huh, Yuri? Ty che, blyad? Remind that old reprobate he still owes me 500 rubles for vodka. 😠
    Pascal Derrien
    10/02/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    #1 thanks for the confirmation @Ken Boddie I will pass on to the crew, Yuri says hi :-)
    Ken Boddie
    10/02/2017 #1 Ken Boddie
    There's only one place to go, Pascal, and that's Copenhagen. My watch tells me it's four years since beBee reconfigured this post LinkedIn world, two since we buried all the trolls, and now all strategically placed Foxhounds lead to the Tivoli Gardens.
  25. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    09/02/2017
    Like Reading a Book
    Like Reading a BookThere is a quick way I find out more about a person. I go to their bookshelf or in some cases, their library and look at what they read. A five minute glance around their shelves tells me what they are interested in, curious about, and gives a...
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    Sara Jacobovici
    12/02/2017 #65 Sara Jacobovici
    Just came across this link and thought you might find it of interest @Gert Scholtz. http://www.bbc.co.uk/culture/story/20160819-the-secret-libraries-of-history?ocid=fbcul
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    11/02/2017 #64 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #63 Thank you again, Gert. You are one of the kindest beBee bees. -) I forgot to mention what I am reading now: Entropy-A New World View by Jeremy Rifkin, and Conversations with Goethe by J.P. Eckermann.
    Gert Scholtz
    11/02/2017 #63 Gert Scholtz
    @Lada 🏡 Prkic Like you I also like to read books about books, and about writing. Bought or borrowed. Thank you for reading and for your friendly words Lada.
    Gert Scholtz
    11/02/2017 #62 Gert Scholtz
    @Dean Owen Liar's Poker is a classic, especially if like the both of us, one works in the finance sector. I find Wolfe's writing unique in his portrayal of characters and context. Thanks for stopping by Dean.
    Gert Scholtz
    11/02/2017 #61 Gert Scholtz
    @Sandra 🐝 Smith Thank you for the friendly comment Sandra and what a pleasant surprise to find another who likes Disgrace by JM Coetzee.
    Dean Owen
    11/02/2017 #60 Dean Owen
    I didn't like Tom Wolfe's "Bonfire". I just find not many people can write about Wall St unless they have been through it (like Michael Lewis has). But for books in that sphere I highly recommend Liar's Poker, The Predators Ball, Den of Thieves, Flash Boys, Vendetta: American Express and the Smearing of Edmond Safra. For fiction, I am addicted to Anne Rice.
    Gert Scholtz
    10/02/2017 #59 Gert Scholtz
    #57 @Mohammed Sultan Quite true - one cannot judge a book by its cover, as the saying goes. Better to scan some parts, look at the content pages and read the cover flaps to get and idea of it. And never confuse public relations with family relations :) Thanks Mohammed.
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    10/02/2017 #58 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    Nice post. I love to read - almost more than anything else! Disgrace is a great book, and thanks for reminding me to reread bonfire of the vanities. I'll take a picture of my shelf and post it on here.
    Mohammed Sultan
    10/02/2017 #57 Mohammed Sultan
    On buying books,the desire to pick up a book with an attractive dust-jacket is irresistible,although this method of selection ought not to be followed ,as you might end up with a dull book and wake up on a call from the bookshop salesperson greeting 'Can I help you sir?we should not take books for granted.it's very easy to enter a shop looking for a book on,say,public relations and to the sudden come out carrying the latest best-selling novel on family relations!
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    10/02/2017 #56 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Great topic, Gert, and nicely written post! Love to read books but also read about books. I have many books but unfortunately not enough space for shelves. We live in a small apartment and many of my books are stored in the boxes. Therefore I decided several years ago to buy only the necessary technical literature. Other books that interest me I borrow from the library, usually 1-3 books per month. Bought or borrowed, books can open our minds and hearts.
    Gert Scholtz
    10/02/2017 #54 Gert Scholtz
    @Ken Boddie @Emilia M. Ludovino @Mohammed Sultan @Kevin Pashuk Thank you for adding to the post with your extensive comments. I appreciate your stopping by. Happy reading!
    Gert Scholtz
    10/02/2017 #53 Gert Scholtz
    #52 @Ian Weinberg Dankie Ian. Ek sal so maak - solank ek nie n met "Freudian slip" lees nie !
    Ian Weinberg
    10/02/2017 #52 Ian Weinberg
    #45 Nee Gert, hy gaan vinnig. Jy moet net a bietjie minder slaap!
    Kevin Pashuk
    10/02/2017 #51 Kevin Pashuk
    Thanks for the tour of your library Gert.

    I fully subscribe to the idea that in order to better know a person, check out their library. All of the truly interesting people I have met in life were readers, who would bring in such wonderful perspectives gleaned from their reading. I can't say I've had the same stimulating conversations with those who only use media (esp. television) to form their worldview.

    I shared some of my library in previous posts, I would hope that more Bees would follow.
    Mohammed Sultan
    10/02/2017 #50 Mohammed Sultan
    Bertrand Russell on his definition of good and bad,better and worse said"A thing is good ,if it's valued for its own sake,and not only for its effects.We take nasty medicines because we hope they will have desirable effects ,but a gouty connoisseur drinks old wine for its own sake ,in spite of possible disagreeable effects.You must do right because it's right ,and not because it's the way to get to heaven .You must save because all sensible people do,and not because you will ultimately secure an income that will enable you to enjoy life."

    Pleasure in not defined by whether to read or not ,but by our ability to differentiate between the means and ends.Thank you @Gert Scholtz for sharing a great article.
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    10/02/2017 #49 Emilia M. Ludovino
    "Books transform, mind and heart. Not each and every read. Reading sometimes changes our views, sometimes changes us. Many times we lose ourselves in what we read, only to find a different self. Books fill crevices in the heart and answers questions of the mind. We begin a read and take bits of it in and little by little build ourselves into someone else. A better self sometimes. A more informed self often." - My dear friend @Gert Scholtz this little excerpt is poetry. So beautiful that touch our hearts, without my books I surely wasn't the same person. - Thank you so much for this wonderful reading. Have a wonderful weekend!
    Ken Boddie
    10/02/2017 #48 Ken Boddie
    Read me read my books! I love it, Gert. Like you I have a large collection of books on a variety of subjects but, unlike you, my 'culling' capabilities are poor, except for the odd "How to ...." hurriedly snatched from a charity book sale which I eventually twigged that I would never read. By the way, I would be wary of sniffing books for too long, as the spine glue may 'beam you up', unbeknownst, to a whole new psychedelic world of literature. 😍
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    10/02/2017 #47 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #39 That is a great way of approaching cultivation of reading. To sit with an author over a longer frame and allow their world to work on me is definitely a different kind of speed. A neither spend hours with a book nor do I spend hours in a gym. It is inspiring to hear the perspective of life-long readers and I look forward to an appreciation of cultivating a different relationship with time and the gifts that arise through engendering a love for reading books.
    Gert Scholtz
    10/02/2017 #46 Gert Scholtz
    #44 @Adam Read I understand your preference for kinaesthetic learning as opposed to literary reading. I really like your expressions around the “architecture of thought in a book” and the questions authors ask. Thanks for reading and commenting Adam.
    Gert Scholtz
    10/02/2017 #45 Gert Scholtz
    #43 @Ian Weinberg Thanks Ian. After our meeting on my interview with you, I bought a copy of Irving Stone’s Passions of the Mind at a second hand bookstore. What a tomb! I think I will finish it in about ten-fifteen years :)
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