~~~As Above So Below ~~ Be True to Oneself ~~~

Thursday, March 17, 2011

March - snow, rain, sun, dry, cold and today, St Patdraigs Day (an Irish holiday in the US, and a Catholic holiday in Ireland), a fine blizzard has begun. Gotta love it! I have so many loved ones whose March birthdays are happening. Happy birthday to all March celebrants.

Speaking of celebration, March is also Women’s History Month. Here are some excerts from my articles about some fabulous women:

Her flowers paintings were absolutely stunning to initial viewers. Mainly they were perceived positively as female genitalia. So much of her work was constructed around a center that did imply physical body representations. The perception is beautiful, and glorifies the female sexuality. She painted simple objects, rarely humans, and gave the work a noted sense of color. Her work increased a desirability to view flowers (for instance) like they have never been viewed before. She would scoff at the reference to sex symbols in her work, and merely say that the viewer was seeing his own obsessions. The paintings of her flowers art were way ahead of her time, totally unconventional.
From - Georgia O”Keeffe: An Unconventional Woman

So, her 11 year old firstborn, Vaballath, became the king. Zenobia was his regent, major helper governor. Think about this: what a sham this must have been for the vibrant and intelligent woman who had done so much to keep her Palmyra and all of Roman Syria a great kingdom, safe from neighboring despots, and her son is passed the keys to the kingdom. So unfair, so wrong. Nevertheless, historically she is given the credit as the ruler of the Palmyrene Empire.
From - Zenobia Queen of the Palmyrian Empire

Like any great person, she had her detractors. When the letters of her inner spiritual life were made public those people balanced the devotee followers with those who denied her truth. In some of her letters she admits to doubt. She falls off the belief wagon. She questions whether she made a mistake in responding to the call of the sacred heart. All those words she wrote in confidentiality have been eschewed by some to disqualify her saintliness. No matter, they have the right to do so. Her dark soul times were shared with her confessors, as her religion dictates. They, maybe have breached the confidentiality by allowing her letters to be public.   
From - Mother Teresa Worked With a Full Heart

There is a great Georgia O’Keeffe biopic DVD available for very cheap at Barnes and Noble.

May all our fellow humans on this dear planet send out great love to each other - especially the Japanese.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Being Classy 'n Fashionable

Most likely the truth about how to be fashionable and classy is somewhere between an attitude and being true to oneself, like Coco Chanel was. She, Che Guevera, and Cleopatra are all enduring icons who were/are considered fashionable and classy by the general populace. The outer fashions like Che's beret and Coco's total fashion change to clothes she looked good in (thankfully she popularized the demise of the corset), lays the mysterious connection between the classy definition that seems to have kept their identities alive and imitated for so long. More about that by clicking on the links to my full articles.

I have recently experienced the shocking news that I have cataracts in both eyes! Actually, I have found that the classy way to treat this foggy situation is to wait until my vision is seriously impaired (20/40 or below), and then see what's up with the treatment. The fashionable treatment is cataract surgery which is considered mostly safe and successful. For any of you that are interested in finding out all about this common problem, please read my article Got Cataracts?  I have thoroughly researched the cause, cost, and other important question any unsuspecting baby boomer may have. :):)

Yet another way to be fashionable and classy is the lifestyle one leads. I have just been reading   Secrets of Longevity: Hundreds Of Ways To Live To Be 100
by Dr. Maoshing Ni. It is an enjoyable, easy read, and quite healing. I don't always have the inkling to live to be 100, but I do strive to be healthy with cataracts and all! This book really interweaves the Eastern and Western medicinal traditions skillfully and clearly. Eastern traditional knowledge is quite fashionable presently, and the author is a classy 38th-generation doctor of Chinese medicine to boot. I have written a book review about it, Secrets of Longevity. I highly suggest checking it out at the library or purchasing it (via the link), as it is inexpensive, and surprising.

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