Archive | June 2016

…people no longer know what justice and happiness is

“…people no longer know what justice and happiness is.  They don’t understand that happiness depends only on themselves.  If they expect a good world, they must begin by being good themselves.  They must understand that happiness depends only on themselves and not on an ideology or laws…  You want happiness?  You are the master of the situation!  Start practicing love, peace making. thinking with intelligence free from prejudice, and you will begin to change the world.  Another world?  It is our job!  It is not the job of politicians, intellectuals.  At the end of the day, we are the only masters of the game…”

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Now or later

  “The liar (re)assures the wicked man (in order that) he does not fast (and) he does not lament (for his sin).  (Once he is) dead the wicked man fasts; the dead wicked man weeps.” RA iv/6,8  “The soul is the specter’s eye, hand, throat, stomach ; through the soul I can warm up the […]

Mandala xxx

mandala xxx

I finished the Ramadan mandala; that went quicker than finishing the work on myself, ha.

Here is a link if you would like to read what I have written about Ramadan previously:

Otherwise, I will repeat myself.  I may do that anyway…..

I was playing with the scroll function on the mouse. It made the mandala seem to turn.




Work in Progress

For the beginning of Ramadan this year, I thought I would put up one of my own works rather than just click on a glitter-graphic like I usually do.

It isn’t finished yet just as the work on myself is not complete. Participating in this fast is one of the tools I use in my endeavor to recover God’s Image and Likeness within.

It’s not always easy to find the middle way, that place of balance. Tightening the reins can help to become more aware. It also strengthens the self-control muscle.

It is a blessing to be healthy enough to make this effort.


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Granny Plays with her Food

Sometimes she even plays with other people’s food. These are for a reception.

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You may have seen this type of thing on Youtube, as I did.

You don’t need to speak Arabic to get the gist.  I think one could use any kind of bread dough and any kind of filling.  They could be any size.

I made my regular pizza dough and some tapenade (olives, anchovies, capers, olive oil and lemon juice).  I needed these to be cool by noon so I made the dough last night and let it rise in the refrigerator.  A bit of cheese on top and in the oven for about 20 minutes.

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