I received this photo email with play by play text from a friend last week and I thought it would be cool to post in my Ewesletter. It somehow seems fitting in these uncertain times. And then some poignant quotes fell into my lap which work well with this theme so I've included them too. I'm a big fan of email and quotations and I hope you say "Wow" once you've taken a closer look at this image.
Remember the 70s soap opera, The Edge of Night? This photo of Europe and Africa was taken by the crew on board Columbia on its last mission. Half of the picture is in night and the bright dots you see are city lights—already on in Paris and Barcelona, though it's still daylight in London, Lisbon and Madrid. The sun is still shining on the Straight of Gibraltar but not over the rest of the Mediterranean Sea. Note the expanse of the Sahara Desert in northern Africa. Notice the snow covered countries of Norway, Iceland and Greenland. In the middle of the Atlantic you can see the Azores Islands; the Madeira Islands to the SE; then the Canary Islands; and further south, near the most western point of Africa, the Cape Verde Islands.
"So divinely is the world organized that every one of us, in our place and time, is in balance with everything else." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet and dramatist (1749-1832)
|In Ukrainian, the word “myr” means peace. My father’s name was Yaromyr which can be stretched to mean spring of peace and my mother's first name is Lubomyra which definitely means lover of peace. So in my mind, Myrrh means peace and this month Homespunspa is offering 5ml bottles of Myrrh essential oil for $15. Myrrh essential oil facilitates deep breathing and creates an atmosphere of tranquility. Obtained from trees native to East Africa and Arabic countries bordering the Red Sea, this gum resin has been used for centuries in the making of perfumes, medicine and incense.||"Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake."
Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), Gitanjali, 1912.
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