A group of researchers asked children aged 4 to 8 the same question: ‘What does love mean?’ The answers were far more profound and extensive than anyone could possibly imagine. And this broadens our understanding of love, and takes it beyond love-sex between a man and a woman.
Michael Walsh’s poem, The Garden Bower, evoked a story from a North American reader who writes: I have had these conversations since the last ten years with my husband Bert, who died so tragically. His soul left his body in 2009 when he signalled me by illuminating my office with the most radiant warm glow. When I looked outside there was a beautiful red cardinal bird sitting on the giant spruce tree in my back garden.
Some may remember a time when most light entertainment featured content that was basically family-friendly. Shows like Andy Griffith, Lassie, I Love Lucy, Father Knows Best, Wagon Train, and others were mainstays on evening TV.
Thinking that he was taking advantage of his family doctor and a task ‘beyond the call of duty’ my friend surreptitiously slipped a €20 note as a thank-you gift to the health practitioner.
Deputy IRGC Commander-in-Chief for Coordination General Mohammad-Reza Naghdi said in a March 31, 2022 interview (Ofogh TV Iran) that Europeans are losing their national identity and are headed for extinction due to the negative population growth in Europe.
Nearing the end of my working life I told anyone who cared to listen that I had never in my life thrown a sickie nor taken a penny from the state in benefits of any kind. I am still waiting for the accolades and I am not holding my breath. My neighbor Eddy was bemused by my overblown pride as an example to the feckless of society.
Quietly eloquent, my friend told me of his suicide bid that had been foiled by the unforeseen appearance of a passer-by. The near tragedy was the consequence of his being subjected to months of monosyllabic conversation and long periods of silence by his then-wife. It was not manic depression on her part; with friends and family, she maintained bright and breezy chitchat.
First of all, you can’t drive a happy person crazy. They work on personal freedom and know how to not be ashamed of themselves. They are told: ‘your ass is fat, you can’t walk on the streets with such an ass, and pants are not fashionable and such lips are not worn this season.’
Dozens of young asylum seekers have been kidnapped from hotels run by the Home Office who as charges are complicit in the abductions and brothel supply chain.
Apart from traditional festive church services, Russians also have a tradition of Epiphany dips, when people cut cross-shaped holes in the ice of water bodies, the churchmen bless the water, and on the eve of the Epiphany, after going to a church, people dip thrice into the freezing water, crossing themselves before each dip.