Category Archives: Beauty

L’Annunciata

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Responded to Dear Luisa. But it was long enough for me to convert it to a Reblog with those words.

‘My Dear Luisa, like Most of those I know, for me a painting is a picture. All I have seen about them was Pretty, or not! Thus Your analysis of this painting is a lesson for me. Thank You for this!

On the other hand, the thought of the Annunciation brings to my mind Many thoughts, particularly about Free Will!
Why did Gabriel approach Our Lady for this? But wait, Did he? …Had he approached Only this particular Lady in History? Then Her ‘Fiat’ need not have been so celebrated. That it is, proves that the Invitation had been sent to more than One, that Being the Mother of Christ was Not forced upon Mary!’

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words and music and stories

Today, 25 March, nine months before Christmas, the Christian Church celebrates the Feast of the Annunciation (Lady Day), which commemorates the visit of the archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary, during which he informed her that she would be the mother of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

The Annunciation has been one of the most frequent subjects of Christian art and a lot of works on the subject were made by great artists such as Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Lorenzo Lotto, Caravaggio, Duccio di Buoninsegna, Jan van Eyck, and Murillo or the frescos of Giotto or Domenico Ghirlandaio among others.

L’Annunciata –The Virgin Annunciate, by Antonello da Messina (1430 – 1479) is an oil painting probably made around 1476 and housed in Palermo.
This unusually simple depiction of Mary is a bit enigmatic and truly innovative breaking up the traditional composition of the Annunciation scene.
Most of…

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Service and Servitude

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I agree with Most of Aaron’s thoughts. Particularly appreciate his putting Deep Most things through 3 simple words in the Title. The words ‘Everyone loves slavery,’ is Almost true, like 99.9999%. I, being a Nut, just Hate it. …Am writing on this.

Now, over to Aaron.

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Children and Old People

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I belong to the second group, and it is true! (In English at the bottom, pl).

words and music and stories

➡️ Please, scroll down for the English version

Oggi su Facebook ho letto questo aforisma:

Mi ha ricordato qualcosa detto anche da Updike, di cui oggi ricorre l’anniversario della nascita

John Updike fu un romanziere, saggista e scrittore di racconti americano nato il 18 marzo 1932 e morto nel 2009.
Pubblicò oltre 20 romanzi, più di una dozzina di raccolte di racconti, e anche poesie, critica letteraria e libri per bambini.
Ricevette numerosi riconoscimenti, tra cui due Premi Pulitzer per la narrativa: è uno dei soli quattro autori ad aver vinto il Premio Pulitzer più di una volta.

Scrisse:

“Mi piacciono i vecchi. Possono essere dei meravigliosi bastardi perché non hanno niente da perdere. Le uniche persone che possono essere se stesse sono i bambini e i vecchi bastardi”.

꧁✫°*”•.° °.•”*°✫꧂ ꧁✫°*”•.° °.•”*°✫꧂ ꧁✫°*”•.° °.•”*°✫꧂

Today on Facebook I read the following aphorism:

“I believe there are two stages…

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International Women’s Day

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My Respects, Love and Regards to All the Ladies in the World. Especially to Our Lady bloggers, and the Brave Ladies of Ukraine and Russia.

Let me Salute the Brave Ladies of India who WALKED, often Carrying their Children, HUNDREDS of Kilometres in 40+ centigrade heat, due to our prime minister modi’s unplanned handling of the Corona lockdown.

And just One on the Children.

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Ruth's Reflections

It’s International Women’s Day, and there’s little sign of public acknowledgement, presumably because there’s so much else on the public mind.

My thoughts are with the women of Ukraine. It is barely believable that just a few weeks ago they were living comfortably in situations similar to our own. Today they fear for their lives and those of their loved ones. Some are preparing to fight. I heard a woman interviewed who said it takes strength in the hand and fingers to fire a weapon. When asked how she would feel about killing someone she said she wasn’t thinking about that, just concentrating on the moment.

Many have left home, husbands, and other family to take their children on long journeys to uncertain safety, with tags showing their children’s blood group sewn into their clothes.

Ukrainian child refugees

There have been pictures of people carrying a loved pet, and I’ve…

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Russians, on the War

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Very good and heartlifting.

https://www.boredpanda.com/people-share-what-its-like-to-be-in-russia-invading-ukraine/?utm_source=gigisrantsandraves.wordpress&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=organic

Copying and pasting as no reblog button.

Found the link below on the post of : https://gigisrantsandraves.wordpress.com/

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Sign I saw yesterday and thought…someone should have told me sooner.

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Glad I saw the preview. It did not show the all important graphic in the original. Here it is:

Apologies if this is coming out double.

Explained thus: (Got this beautiful pic I don’t know when!)

…Feeling vicious too. …Why didn’t the mad dog putin’s granny or whoever, not throw him out with the bath water?

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