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Post by Meltem » Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:32 am

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Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was first published in Canada and England on this date in 1884. Twain had the idea to write a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, one that would follow Tom's friend Huck all the way into adulthood. He toyed with the idea for a long time, starting and stopping, and eventually setting it aside for years. When he took up the project again, Twain changed his approach, and instead of writing in a formal literary style, Huck narrated his story in a dialect. The book opens with the line, "You don't know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain't no matter."

Ernest Hemingway was a big fan of the book, famously stating: "All modern literature comes from one book by Mark Twain.”


“Right is right, and wrong is wrong, and a body ain’t got no business doing wrong when he ain’t ignorant and knows better.”

“I do not wish any reward but to know I have done the right thing.”

“What’s the use you learning to do right when it’s troublesome to do right and ain’t no trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same?”

“He was sunshine most always-I mean he made it seem like good weather.”

“If you tell the truth you do not need a good memory!”




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Post by Meltem » Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:47 pm

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[default_biggrin.png] Yes, this is true, but as someone commented,
"The people of the Renaissance also managed to produce the greatest art and ideas in the history of Western civilization."


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Post by Eliso » Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:33 pm

Nature rules in every way! Either with snow as above or with water as here!

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Post by Igiso » Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:21 pm

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Post by Igiso » Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:30 pm

Waiting patiently Christmas ... wub


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Post by Igiso » Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:37 pm

Girls i missed you!! [loveboat.gif] I love all your posts!!! purpleheart
A few days left for christmas vacations and we are all in a festive mood. Image


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Post by Lorelai » Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:28 pm

Hi, everyone! I hope you are all doing great and preparing for Christmas!! I haven't been very active lately in our little corner, but I have been reading quite a lot, so I will come back to tell you all about my readings. I loved the Elvis song that dear @Igiso posted, and let me post one more song that my radio is playing very often these days. Lots of love to everyne!! [loveboat.gif]


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Post by Eliso » Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:00 pm

Splendid macro photography of snowflakes!

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Post by Eliso » Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:02 pm

and William Shakespeare's quote of the day

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Post by Joanne » Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:07 am

Good morning!🎄 🎄
With a hot cup of what you like and a song we're a day closer to the holidays!
I see @Igiso and @Lorelai are on Elvis mood and that sounds so good! purpleheart



Have you put your decorations on yet? We did few weeks back and I love how our everyday home transforms into a fairytale one and I wait for the day when the smells from baking will make the fairytale a living reality, because nothing smells better than Christmas!



                                             

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Post by Meltem » Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:04 am

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“The world is alive, blinking and clicking, winking at us slyly,
inviting us to get up and dance to the music that's been playing
since the beginning of time
if you bend all the way down and put your ear to the ground and listen for it."
~ Shauna Niequist



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“I have also long held the belief that one's tears are a guide,
that when something makes you cry, it means something.
If we pay attention to our tears, they'll show us something about ourselves”



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“Pain can give you sight or make you blind.”
~ Francesca Lia Block




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“In Mexico people wear hummingbird amulets around their necks
to show they are searching for love.
Here people pretend that they aren’t.
Searching.”



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Post by Joanne » Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:14 am

Today is the birthday of Francis Albert Sinatra, born on December 12, 1915 in Hoboken, New Jersey and better known as Frank Sinatra.
And I have no better way to celebrate his birthday than in My Way...



I'm pretty sure I've told you before but I will again, if music were aloud in Greek Orthodox funerals, I would have this song playing in mine and I believe there only very few days in the last something years that I haven't listen to this song at least once a day because...

"...I've loved, I've laughed and cried
I've had my fill, my share of losing..."

"...Regrets I've had a few
But then again too few to mention..."

"... I stood tall
And did it my way..."

You might have seen - and/or also remember when we had it here - there's a Song Challenge in Chat Room and today's order was "a song you never get tired of" . Well, that is definitely the song I never get tired of, but I wanted it to share with you so I picked a different one for the challenge.
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Post by Eliso » Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:30 pm

A very positive,happy and humble person for a change in these human stories!

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Post by Eliso » Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:31 pm

and wonderful wateralls in Vietnam!

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Post by Meltem » Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:56 pm



In the very darkest time of the year, we honor the light.
December 13 is a very special day here in Sweden when we celebrate the Lucia tradition.
And for many years now, I have made it my own tradition to go out in the night to light up hundreds of candles with the intention to bring prayers of light and love our world.
It's always a very special and magical feeling, even if this night turned into a snow storm (will show you some behind the scenes in the next video haha)

The song that I'm singing is my own version of the traditional Lucia song.
You can find the Swedish lyrics and a English translation down below (or in the subtitles).

I hope you will like the song and the video. It's made with love to all of you ♥

LUCIA SONG LYRICS - SWEDISH
Natten går tunga fjät runt gård och stuva.
Kring jord som sol'n förlät, skuggorna ruva.
Drömmar med vingesus under oss sia,
tänd dina vita ljus, Sankta Lucia.

Trollsejd och mörkermakt ljust du betvingar,
signade lågors vakt skydd åt oss bringar.
Drömmar med vingesus, under oss sia,
tänd dina vita ljus, Sankta Lucia.

Stjärnor som leda oss, vägen att finna,
bli dina klara bloss, fagra prästinna.
//Drömmar med vingesus, under oss sia,
tänd dina vita ljus, Sankta Lucia.//

LYRICS OF THE LUCIA SONG - ENGLISH TRANSLATION
Night walks with a heavy step
Round yard and house,
As the sun departs from earth,
Shadows are brooding.
Dreams of wings rustling over us in prophesy,
Light your white candles, Saint Lucia.

Spells and dark powers, with light you subject.
Guard of the blessed flames, protection for us brings.
Dreams of wings rustling over us in prophesy,
Light your white candles, Saint Lucia.

Stars that lead us, the way to find,
become your clear flares, fair priestess.
Dreams of wings rustling over us in prophesy,
Light your white candles, Saint Lucia.
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“Because I was more often happy for other people,
I got to spend more time being happy.
And as I saw more light in everybody else,
I seemed to have more myself.”
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