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Ann — Antonio Santin

Not a Speck

Source of Inspiration

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Not even a speck
in the universe
nor a passing thought
a click on a clock
can not measure our lives
compared to the vastness
of our Creator, yet,
somehow, in a mystical
way, we matter, the design
askew if we were not here.

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Flavors…..

Recent fav flavors from flavorwire   http://flavorwire.com/414942/10-soul-cleansing-books-to-help-you-become-a-better-person/view-all/

 

 

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Wild, Cheryl Strayed

 

If you’re one of the last people left who hasn’t picked up this book, which some have claimed is one of those rare life-changing memoirs, reading Strayed’s story of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail alone in an attempt to get over her grief and addiction is every bit as meaningful an experience as you’ve heard.

 

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Buck, MK Asante

 

A powerful memoir of survival after things fall apart. The Zimbabwe-born poet’s story of coming of age in North Philadelphia with his father gone, his mother committed to a mental hospital, and his brother in jail, will help you realize that — even against the toughest of odds — you can make it.

 

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And the Mountains Echoed, Khaled Hosseini

 

Khaled Hosseini is one of the world’s great storytellers, and his latest work is full of love, war, birth, death, and reflections on the impact certain decisions can have on the future.

 

 

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Borges: Selected Non-FictionsJorge Luis Borges

 

Obviously read his fiction, but there is so much wisdom to be taken from Borges’ nonfiction that as soon as you start reading it, you realize how much more you still have to learn about the world.

 

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The Tenants of Moonbloom, Edward Lewis Wallant

 

In this overlooked classic from the middle of the 20th century, we watch as Moonbloom grows from an awkward and isolated middleman collecting rent from his brother’s crummy apartments into a fuller, better person. Uplifting and page-for-page perfect; you should really seek out The Tenants of Moonbloom.

 

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Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman

 

Who hasn’t felt inspired by Whitman’s — and possibly America’s — greatest poetry collection? A meditation on what is, but more importantly, what could be. Spend your day with this if you’re looking to recharge.

 

 

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Essays, Henry David Thoreau

 

This collection of Thoreau’s most famous essays on solitary soul searching and self-discovery in the Massachusetts woods is the perfect type of thing to read if you are looking to step outside your own comfort zone.

 

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The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, Frederick Douglass

 

Very few life stories showcase the overcoming of adversity and oppression to quite the same extent as this autobiography of one of America’s most inspirational figures.

 

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The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein

 

For those in search of something a little lighter, we’d suggest reading (or re-reading) this one, and remembering that Shel Silverstein really just wanted to make all of us — including kids — better people.

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the quotidian to the completely outlandish. Here are some particularly interesting ideas.

 

 

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A car

 

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A boat

 

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Your plumbing

 

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That sarcophagus you just happen to have hanging about in the garage*

 

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* Just kidding: it’s from SkyMall, because of course it is

 

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A staircase

 

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Skateboards

 

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An old ladder

 

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… and your, um, TARDIS

 

Bonus: it’s bigger on the inside.

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As you can see through the photos, the pop art design is carried throughout the home in the bedroom, bathroom, foyer, and office space. Each room has that intense color splash in the art or furniture. The foyer is by far the brightest in the home with hot pink walls and a wall sized pop art painting that commands the space. You can’t help but stop and stare at this piece. The bathroom is very bright with lime green tiles filling the room. This home is very cohesive in the design and layout. Many rooms have dark hardwood but the spaces are lighter with the bright furniture and art. Those touches of pop art flare create a design that is perfect for someone who wants to take a risk and do something totally different in their home.  http://www.home-designing.com/2013/08/modern-pop-art-style-apartment

 

wall pop art built in desk pink foyer The pop art design is carried throughout the home in the bedroom, bathroom, foyer, and office space. Each room has that intense color splash in the art or furniture. The foyer is by far the brightest in the home with hot pink walls and a wall sized pop art painting that commands the space. You can’t help but stop and stare at this piece. The bathroom is very bright with lime green tiles filling the room. This home is very cohesive in the design and layout. Many rooms have dark hardwood but the spaces are lighter with the bright furniture and art. Those touches of pop art flare create a design that is perfect for someone who wants to take a risk and do something totally different in their home.

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Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.

Voltaire

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Sufi Ways

by Modaser Shah

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The Sage of Hannibal, Mark Twain, said: “My life has been full of misfortunes, most of which never happened.” Here Mark Twain shows us how hard it is to surrender; the mind is very creative in inventing a world of troubles in order to evade what is there in front of us, requiring attention. This imagined troubled world keeps at bay the responsibility of dealing with our immediate, present reality and what needs to be done, right here and now, in our neighborhood, in our families, among our friends and acquaintances. Mullah Nasruddin shows what Mark Twain is talking about in the episode where he is looking for the lost key. He goes looking not where it was lost but elsewhere where there is light. He wishes to appear to be doing the reasonable thing, although what he does is the convenient thing to do. It is…

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