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    in a few words

    ah, the passing of childish things… how well I remember learning to cursive write with pen and ink in Grade two…

    At least in our city, and probably the whole of Ontario, cursive writing has been abandoned by the Boards of Education.  How very short-sighted and suppressive of those who purport to promote the best for children in their educational experience.

    As the child grows and learns in many subject areas, so the personality and individuality gradually become evident through the completely unique handwriting of each student.

    Print script is the digitalization of the personality.

    Print script is the suppression of creativity.

    Here’s a fascinating outline handwriting’s history: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cursive

  • audible book,  orchids and neurons,  poetry

    an audible book!

    MY FIRST AUDIBLE BOOK is out for the New Year!

    Please go to this link to see this book LIVE!

    Orchids and Neurons:

    Molecular Poetry

    by Audible Canada

    also available on Amazon

    Learn more: amazon.ca/dp/B0839NRF3F/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_-w4cEb6KSKM3W

    with Eileen Rose Kelly, voice actress

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    d. h. lawrence’s creed

    This is what I believe: That I am I. That my soul is a dark forest. That my known self will never be more than a little clearing in the forest. That gods, strange gods, come forth from the forest into the clearing of my known self, and then go back. That I must have the courage to let them come and go. That I will never let mankind put anything over me, but that I will try always to recognize and submit to the gods in me and the gods in other men and women. There is my creed.

    ~ D. H. Lawrence

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    David Cross

    David is a musician, photographer, writer and observer of life. Often alluding to what we call “the solitary journey,” David’s photography and commentaries together create powerful, personally spiritual messages and linger in the viewer’s mind and soul. David makes his home in San Francisco.

    If you’re drawn to wide open spaces in an emotional/spiritual sense, then there’s nothing quite like bearing witness to a new day in Death Valley.  I sometimes seek the quiet aloneness that comes from a stark view in a desolate landscape. It’s easy to feel insignificant in the face of it, yet it’s also easy to become absorbed into a much larger, infinite state of mind…

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    This is the fourth in a short series of abstract images based on a Science and Engineering theme. The title: Space Junk, in particular orbital debris, is any man-made object in orbit about the Earth which no longer serves a useful function. Such debris includes nonfunctional spacecraft, abandoned launch vehicle stages, mission-related debris and fragmentation debris. There are more than 20,000 pieces of debris larger than a softball orbiting the Earth. They travel at speeds up to 17,500 mph, fast enough for a relatively small piece of orbital debris to damage a satellite or a spacecraft. There are 500,000 pieces of debris the size of a marble or larger. There are many millions of pieces of debris that are so small they can’t be tracked. (Information from the NASA website.)

    Lemon~Art’s BIO

    I have enjoyed creating art since childhood but it has only been in more recent years that I have used textures and multiple images to express different or enhanced emotions and feelings in my photographs. As a mathematician/scientist I enjoy using technical elements in my art but also have a fascination with nature. All my artwork originates as a photograph and I then use textures and other digital manipulation techniques and software to enhance the mood and feeling of the image.

    I hope you enjoy the artwork here and if you would like to see more of my images please look at my Flickr pages at www.flickr.com/photos/lemonart/ or my website at lemonart-photography.pixels.com/

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    This conception of Eleanor of Aquitaine has long fascinated me. She and King Henry are placed at the foot of the cross and she is presented as Mary Magdalene is often presented in crucifixion scenes. Perhaps you have a hunch or two?

    the consequences of evolution
    File source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eleanor-of-Aquitaine-Poitiers-Cathedral-Window.jpg
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    aromatherapy, a new slant

    AROMATHERAPY established itself in the 1990’s as a marriage of sense and sensibility, a union of skin care and self care.  There were many providers of the good, the true and the beautiful in aromatherapy, and there were almost as many who stretched the truth in their packaging.

    Aromatherapy is the use of the essential oils of botanicals for their healing and aromatic properties.  Extracting the essential oils from the plants is an intricate process of pressing and distilling, with low yield.  Pure essential oils, then, range from those at reasonable prices to those that go into the hundreds of dollars per one hundred millilitres.  Exotic jasmine, neroli, frankincense and rose are amongst the highest in cost.  Because they evaporate rapidly, essential oils are secured in carrier oils which allow the healing oils to be used in mists, soaps, bath oils, creams and related products.

    An essential oil, then, is the soul of the botanical – precious, unique, healing and lovely.

    In my two devotions of being driven by soul-learning, psychotherapy and soap-making, I was privileged to work with souls – the essences of people and the essences of plants.  Psychotherapy and aromatherapy are related, I’ve found, and they teach lessons to each other.  And this is where the alchemy comes in.

    In approaching aromatherapy or psychotherapy, the purpose, the end result, the desired healing, must be clarified first.  For instance, essential oil of ylang-ylang would be chosen where soothing and luxurious skin care were in order.  In psychotherapy, a Rogerian positive regard would be applied to the psyche suffering from wounded self-esteem. Wise and caring creation of context and ongoing assessment are essential to each domain.  Finally and most importantly, results must be seen and felt!

    What should the consumer insist on experiencing in aromatherapy and psychotherapy?  I suggest that there are three kindred essentials:  oasis, perfume and wellness.

    The oasis is the place and the time that are yours and that contain what you need in terms of beauty and awakening of the senses in the unique manner that defines ‘you’.  The perfume is the fragrance that comes from the essence of the botanical, or the fragrance that comes from the healing psyche that you place in trust to the psychotherapist.  The aromatherapy perfume is the olfactory that we take for granted too often in the physical framework.  The psychotherapy perfume is the sixth sense realm that we have to develop in a more spiritual sense.  And, finally, the wellness is the subtle and growing glow that we feel in our body and soul.

    Like shrouded footprints left within a forest, there are also intangible trailings of the fragrance that emanates from the depths of our bodies and souls.  We need to learn how to see the trailings, to touch them, embrace and care for them.  We need to come to our senses!