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Looking through your eyes..

Love and Greetings to everybody, There are days when the urge of expressing is so high it just bursts out like a volcano, and then there are times when you just want to observe, observe your own behavior and experiences when touched by or influenced by others, when a small sentence or  a simple picture can change your whole outlook about a thought process, it is when we understand the worth of looking through someone else s eyes. Here I am directly connoting to my fellow bloggers.

The stirring of our emotions is like a pebble thrown in a pool of water, the instance it falls on our consciousness, the moment a series of ripples are generated which take different forms of expressions and thereafter touching lives. So it is very important for  a blogger to understand what he is spreading. We foremost should try to blog responsibly.  Adults are not susceptible to new thoughts , they are camouflaged by their old  beliefs and rudiments, but young minds are like free butterflies, easily attracted to different views and glamor, these are the mind we should be concerned for.

A blog is an expression of our views, we try our best to advocate our perceptions and understanding about life. The more easily the reader understands the concept shows the skill of the writer, their capability of persuasion. It is not necessary that each and every word of the related topic should be digestible by the reader, but the concept should be clear . The whole topic does not open itself  in one go and that will not be exciting either, a blogger should leave a trail of clues which unfolds the story slowly and gradually developing the matter.

There are days when I just want to break the routine and simply connect to our blogging community in a very simple manner , in  a manner we relate to our family. Our blogging family. Today I just wanted to share that when somebody casually surfs our blog, he is actually seeing the world we have seen or what we have painted for him. The point here is , if we want to influence anybody or simply showing him a part of our life, show him which affects him positively. Oppressed by the  stress and strain of life, there are majority of people who want to see something good, laugh for a change, learn from others mistake, searching for  hidden answers.Lets give them their answers, lets share our love, our hope. Share your positivity with your readers, when they  are looking through your eyes.

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Cynthia’s woe..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I feel battered,

I feel low,

I feel shattered,

Rising Foe.

 

Calves are cramped,

And aching toe,

Piercing words,

Captured doe.

 

Image tattered,

Lady Macbeth ‘s blow,

Doubts catered,

Cynthia’s woe.

 

Spectators relish the hypocrite’s show,

Successors crush our trust below.

 

 

 

 

Dedicated to my colleague.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to WordPress.com

We hardly get time to Thank God for everything he has given us. So surely it is rarely we remember the others. Our parents are always taken for granted they are hardly thanked verbally and our lover’s and friends they don’t want  us to thank them.

But today I would like to Thank http://wordpress.com for the Global platform it has allotted us. I am happy to say that I have ideals, friends, admirers, and followers from all over the world. It has increased my confidence, self-respect and appreciation and worth in my own eyes. I always wanted to be a writer and express myself. I always wanted to share my happiness and hope with everybody. Today I am expressing myself the best way I can.Thank you WordPress.

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New lovebird Theme…for love bloggers..

Hi!! Dear Bloggers, there is a new theme launched especially for Love sick bloggers, who are in love or preparing for their weddings, you can use this theme to update your romantic blogs, I am going to use it as a rough sketch of my love life path till my marriage and happily ever after as well.You can check it out at http://csd6.wordpress.com/

I can feel the same excitement I had before updating my status as ‘in a relationship’ on facebook.

Anybody interested in the theme can visit this  page http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/lovebirds/

I think you will like it.Have a good day.

For the Love of Roses.

Yes I Love red roses. And why not, don’t you? Rose is my favorite flower. It is a perennial shrub from the genus Rosa. ‘Rosa’ sounds beautiful I would name my daughter if I had one. The perfume of rose enchants everyone. It is used widely in numerous products. You can find it in almost everything, from soaps, perfumes, talcum powder, deodorants,medicines,etc .Did you know it has a lot of vitamin C in it, hence it is used for medicinal purposes. 

If I love roses I would definitely use its products, right. I have some beauty tips for you. Guys! don’t go away, you can also benefit from it. How? Well if you have sore and swollen eyes ( because of too much viewing of computer) just take few drops of ‘Gulabjal’ (rose water) on two small strips of cotton and keep it on your covered eyes for 10 to 15 minutes and see the difference, This is my little secret I had shared a few days ago with my Fiance, now he trusts my remedies even more than before. Gee!!

Some Uses:You know what, This product is always a part of my cosmetics.I use it to cleanse my face, I also use it for my face masks instead of water .

You can also put it in your bathing water and enjoy!! It works as a cleanser, a moisturizer, a substitute for pure water. regular usage will give better results.

Tell me, after a party at home. What do you do with the bouquets?? Normally we keep the good ones in the vase and throw the others away.

Hmm This is what you can do, just grab the best flowers, preferably roses since they emit a scent, which is thought to be capable of giving you a good and happy feeling. Its called aroma therapy. Just pluck the petals off and mix it in your bathing water and experience a relaxing and soothing feeling.

See What I meant Getting the Good- Good feeling.

And if you don’t have rose petals , you can always use rose water.

 

 

 

 

 

Do you want a Real Queenly Bath, See this.

Cleopatra of Egypt since then has been considered one of the most beautiful women of the history, and her Rose Petal, Milk & Honey with Myrrh bath has ever since been known as her legendary secret to her astounding beauty with her soft and splendorous skin.

In fact the Milk‘s lactic acid dissolves the proteins that bind dead skin cells together, achieving a great exfoliation and cleansing effect. The milk’s natural fat on the other hand hydrates and moisturizes the skin, resulting in a very smooth and well-tended skin.

The Honey contained in this bathing recipe has an antiseptic effect, which protects the skin from aging by warding from irritation through biological strain.

The Myrrh ingredient has a very nice, natural, warm and light spicy-sweet scent of balsamic finesse and its potent therapeutic properties again sanitize and protect the skin from infection.

The Cleopatra’s Milk & Honey with Myrrh bath is a great occasion to enhance it as a Rose Petal bath, to enrich it with the heavy and sweet flowery rose scent and to pay homage to the sovereign you carry in yourself.

With this bathing recipe you’ll observe and feel a marked wellness difference to before. The milk’s fat complex will leave your skin slightly oily after the bath for a short while, during which it continues to naturally moisturize your skin and will change over to a smooth appearance of your skin soon after like a lotion.

  • 4-6 cups of fresh heated milk or buttermilk
  • 4-6 tea spoons of honey
  • 6-8 drops myrrh essence
  • 2-3 blossomed sweet scenting roses

Check your next flower store for 2-3 sorted out blossomed roses and pluck the petals in a separate bowl. Fill the bathtub with water to the level and the temperature of your liking. In a bowl mix the warm to hot, but not boiling milk or buttermilk with the honey, which will fully dissolve due to the temperature. Now add the myrrh essence drops right before you lace the mix to the ready bathing water. Strew the fresh rose petals in your bath and immerse for a really great time for your body, mind & soul.

A Secret: And a small secret I also used it to keep my boss’s temper in control, just keep a small glass bowl of water and some rose petals in it. And the his temper  at bay. He he!!

 When You have a rose, you don’t need words: Just give a rose but check the color.

Rose Color Meanings:

Red

Red roses are the traditional symbol for love and romance, and a special way to say “I love you.” The red rose has long symbolized beauty and perfection. Respect, admiration, and devotion are often associated with red roses. Multiple red roses convey a “be my love” attitude.

Pink

As a symbol of grace and elegance, the pink rose is often an expression of admiration. Pink roses also convey appreciation, gratitude, and joyfulness.

White

White roses represent innocence and purity and are often associated with marriages and new beginnings. The white rose is also a symbol of honor, reverance, and spirituality.

Yellow

The vibrant color of yellow roses conveys a feeling of warmth, joy, and happiness. The yellow rose is often shared with a true friend.

Apricot

Apricot roses are the symbol of desire and enthusiasm. They give the message of passion, excitement and fervent romance.

Blue

These beautiful flowers represent the unattainable and mysterious. They bring out the best of desires.

Lavender

Lavender roses the symbol of enchantment. The lavender rose is also often used to express feelings of love at first sight.

Green

Green is the color of opulence and harmony. They convey prosperity, good health, and peace. The message is that of well being.

Black

Black roses are for the elusive. The message is that of strength, courage, and new beginnings.

A Tip: Don’t forget to plant roses in your garden if  you have one . You will never regret. And it beautifies the place.

I know, everybody knows that, just in case you missed it.

And last but not the least keep smiling, if you cant- smell some roses.

A childhood Memoir “Venus De Milo”

As a child I remember seeing a miniature statue of this marvelous sculpture at home . Even as a child  this statue captured my admiration for it and I can  say that it still charms me, I love the white marble color which automatically connects itself to divinity. The curvaceous  figure speaks of it’s graciousness and generosity of beauty and womanhood.

I guessed at times, she looks like an epitome of beauty, hardly had I known that  this beautiful statue mainly known as ” Venus De Milo” is basically believed to be of Aphrodite a Greek Goddess of love, beauty , pleasure, and procreation. Her Roman equivalent  is the goddess Venus.Aphrodite also has many other local names, such as Acidalia, Cytherea and Cerigo, used in specific areas of Greece.According to Hesiod’s Theogany, she was born when Cronus cut off Uranus’ genitals and threw them into the sea, and from the sea foam (aphros) arose Aphrodite. Thus Aphrodite is of an older generation than Zeus.Because of her beauty, other gods feared that jealousy would interrupt the peace among them and lead to war, and so Zeus married her to Hephaestus, who was not viewed as a threat. Aphrodite had many lovers, both gods like Ares, and men like Anchises. Aphrodite also became instrumental in the Eros and Phyche legend, and later was both Adonis’ lover and his surrogate mother. Many lesser beings were said to be children of Aphrodite.

“Venus De Milo” an ancient statue now in Paris at the Louvre. Carved by Alexandros,a great sculptor who have made many sculptures for Alexander the Great  on the Maeander River in about 150 BC, it was found on the Aegean island of Melos on April 8, 1820. An inscription that is not displayed with the statue states that “Alexandros, son of Menides, citizen of Antioch of Maeander made the statue.” The general composition derives from a 4th-century-bc Corinthian statue.  The statue is a conspicuous example of the Hellenistic sculptural tradition’s academic traits and close reliance on older masterpieces.The statue has sometimes been thought to be a replica, freely inspired by an original from the late 4th century BC, because of its resemblance to the Aphrodite of Capua (Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples) — a similar style Roman work, copy of a Greek original. The Venus de Milo certainly revives the classical tradition, but would appear to be a classicizing re-creation dating from the late 2nd century BC. The goddess’s air of aloofness, the harmony of her face and her impassivity are stamped with the aesthetics of the 5th century BC; the hairstyle and delicate modeling of the flesh evoke the works of 4th-century sculptor Praxiteles. However, the sculpture reflects innovations that appeared during the Hellenistic period, between the 3rd and 1st centuries BC. The spiral composition, the positioning of the figure in three-dimensional space, and the small-breasted, elongated body are characteristic of this period. The goddess is arrested in time, holding her legs together as the drapery slides over her hips. Her nudity contrasts with the effects of light and shade of the finely-detailed drapery.

In 1820, Yorgos, an ordinary farmer in Milos Island, found some stone carving in his field. When he dug deeper , he found four statue. Three of them were Hermes, and one of them was Aphrodite, Beauty Goddess. Three weeks after the following day,Choiseul Archaeology Expedition came and bought the Aphrodite and brought it to France. Louis XVIII gave it a name and still used until now. He called it Venus de Milo. He contributed it to Louvre Museum and still be a masterpiece of art until now.
I remember clearly, asking my Grandmother ” where are her hands, how did they break??” And she told me that the original statue lacked arms.

Although the Aphrodite of Milos is widely renowned for the mystery of her missing arms  enough evidence remains to prove that the right arm of the statue was lowered across the torso with the right hand resting on her raised left knee so it would seem to hold the sliding drapery wrapped around the hips and legs in place. There is a filled hole below her right breast that originally contained a metal tenon that would have supported the separately carved right arm.Some people said that Yorgos found the part of her hand which held an apple, so thats why Louis XVIII gave it name with Venus de Milo. Milo in Greece mean apple. Moreover this sculpture found in Milos Island (Apple Island).

The left arm was held out below the eye level of the statue, above a herm and held an apple. The right side of the statue is worked more carefully and finished in greater detail than the left side or back, indicating that the statue was intended to be viewed in profile from its right. The left hand would have held the apple up into the air further back inside the niche the statue was set in. When the left hand was still attached, it would have been clear to an observer that the goddess was looking at the apple she held up in her left hand. But it is also argued that She is popularly thought to represent Aphrodite, because of her half-nakedness and her sensual, feminine curves. She may have held an apple — an allusion to the Judgement of Paris — a crown, a shield, or a mirror in which she admired her reflection. However she might also be the sea goddess Amphitrite, who was venerated on the island of Milo.

The statue won instant and lasting fame. Essentially two blocks of marble, it is comprised of several parts which were sculpted separately (bust, legs, left arm and foot) then fixed with vertical pegs, a technique which was fairly common in the Greek world (especially in the Cyclades, where this work was produced around 100 BC). The goddess originally wore metal jewelry — bracelet, earrings, and headband — of which only the fixation holes remain. The marble may have been embellished with (now faded) polychromy. The arms were never found.

Though the arms are never found but it looks like she has pseudo arms which embrace our senses in  such a manner that it is futile to shake her charms away, no doubt she is Aphrodite.

What’s with Friday the 13th?

Oops!! It’s again Friday the thirteenth, and don’t worry Friday the thirteenth can occur as frequently as 3 times a year,either in February, March and November in an ordinary year (such as 1987), or January, April and July in leap years (such as 2012) and also longest period that can occur without a Friday the 13th is fourteen months.

But what makes the date so important are the many superstitions that are connected to it, The fear of Friday the 13th has been called friggatriskaidekaphobia  (Frigga being the name of the Norse goddess for whom “Friday” is named and triskaidekaphobia meaning fear of the number thirteen), or paraskevidekatriaphobiaa concatenation of the Greek words Paraskeví (Παρασκευή, meaning “Friday”), and dekatreís (δεκατρείς, meaning “thirteen”) attached to phobía (φοβία, from phóbos, φόβος, meaning “fear”).

Though we cannot date back, as to when superstitions  started to be connected to this particular date, the foremost documented evidence lies in 1869, a biography of  ‘Gioachino Rossini’  written by  Henry Sutherland Edwards. He stated that Rossini feared the date  and eventually , died on the same day. We can say the law of attraction works both ways and if we keep anticipating something bad we can become the victim of it. We should stop feeding our minds with bad thoughts since negativity can also get powerful and take form.

In the Western Culture moreover in the Christian theology, Christ died on a Friday, which makes it automatically a ‘cursed’ day  and Thirteen is significant to Christians because it is the number of people who were present at the Last Supper (Jesus and his 12 apostles). Judas, the apostle w­ho betrayed Jesus, was the 13th member of the party to arrive. The thirteenth card in the Tarot deck is the death card but the appearance of it signifies transformation, in short- death of the present circumstances giving way to new opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We can notice that there is an acceptance to the no.12 and we do not move on to the 13 for example we have only twelve  months, twelve zodiac signs, twelve hours of the clock, twelve Gods of Olympus , twelve tribes of Israel( Bible), twelve apostles of Christ , twelve successors of Mohammad , etc., we can considerably go on..

It has affected human mind to such an extent that people avoid doing anything auspicious on this day, people go to the extent of avoiding routine chores as well. Avoid room no.13 in hotels,  no.13 floors are skipped in buildings,  no.13 gates are excluded, wards and beds of hospitals and the list goes on. Statistics show that the result of the influence on the mass indicates decline in economic scale on  Friday the 13th but one good side effect is decline in no. of accidents since people avoid going out.

But the question still survives, what’s with Friday the thirteenth? We as humans have a tendency to displace our responsibilities on others, it is hard for us to accept our faults and very easily we put the blame on others even on mere dates. So today if something bad occurs, place the blame on the date, “Friday the Thirteenth”.