2Sing=This

 He is Jotta from Brazil.

Watch this 13 year old’s rendition of Agnus Dei..so powerful!

Music is such an amazing gift.

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the  Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.

~ James 1:17 ~

Area = pi × r2…so what?

Maths & I were never best friends.

And unapologetically so.

It was more from certain angles.

Though varied in degrees.

Sometimes it was acute, though not always right.

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Later I did develop an interest in numbers.

Specifically in the realm of bank balance.

There also, only addition & multiplication.

Subtraction was a darned curse word.

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This might perhaps be the only time I have ever shown interest in the subject.

Such is destiny.

What you don’t like is sometimes served in a more palatable format.

Like travel & photography for  instance.

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Here one has only photographic angles to care about.

And the triangle & columns pose.

The Le Madeleine Church, Paris.

Rather geometric.

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get-mo-here.

O frabjous day!

It’s always enjoyable reading Jabberwocky.

Lewis Carroll’s utterly nonsensical poem written in 1872.

In the realm of nonsense poems, this is considered one of the greatest 🙂

Who said everything had to make sense in any case?

So as you go galumphing through the gyre & gimble of life,

Or have those uffish thoughts,

Clutch your vorpal sword & mark those frumious plots.

It will strengthen you.

I hope.

Have a frabjous Sunday.

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Jabberwocky

by

Lewis Carroll

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
 Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
 All mimsy were the borogoves,
 And the mome raths outgrabe.

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“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
 Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
 The frumious Bandersnatch!”

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He took his vorpal sword in hand:
 Long time the manxome foe he sought —
 So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

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And, as in uffish thought he stood,
 The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
 Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
 And burbled as it came!

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One, two! One, two! And through and through
 The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
 He went galumphing back.

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“And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
 O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!’
He chortled in his joy.

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`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
 Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
 All mimsy were the borogoves,
 And the mome raths outgrabe.

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His Word

The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree,
He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
Those who are planted in the house of the Lord
Shall flourish in the courts of our God.
They shall still bear fruit in old age;
They shall be fresh and flourishing,
To declare that the Lord is upright;
He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.

~ Psalm 92:12-15 ~

Along the bank of the river, on this side and that,
Will grow all kinds of trees used for food;
Their leaves will not wither,
And their fruit will not fail.
They will bear fruit every month,
Because their water flows from the sanctuary.

~  Ezekiel 47:12  ~

Sibling Revelry

Tiger with his sister Pepper.

A dramatic tale in sepia.

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It is confirmed.

All forms of human entertainment – drama, theatre, cinema can trace their origin to cats.

Cats have played a phenomenal role in helping develop the acting skills of human beings.

You can see where actors & actresses got their perfect expressions from.

The art of emoting.

Be it that special look in the eyes or that just-so-right tilt of the head.

Those swooning scenes where the actor passes out & people rush to get the smelling salts, were learnt from these.

Pepper demonstrating a swoon.

How to show affection & yet maintain a cool distance by looking the other way.

Ever wondered why Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical was called Cats?

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From Gus: The Theatre Cat by TS Eliot –

“I have played,” so he says, “every possible part,
And I used to know seventy speeches by heart.
I’d extemporize back-chat, I knew how to gag,
And I knew how to let the cat out of the bag.
I knew how to act with my back and my tail;
With an hour of rehearsal, I never could fail.
I’d a voice that would soften the hardest of hearts,
Whether I took the lead, or in character parts…”

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Companionable

His Promises

But to you who fear My name
The Sun of Righteousness shall arise
With healing in His wings;
And you shall go out
And grow fat like stall-fed calves.

~  Malachi 4:2  ~

The Lord will guide you continually,
And satisfy your soul in drought,
And strengthen your bones;
You shall be like a watered garden,
And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.

~  Isaiah 58:11  ~