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Friday, December 31

So long 2010!

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Hello Dear Ones!
I hope everyone had a wonderful time celebrating the holidays!
I would love if you'll bear with me and my ramblings for a bit now.
As some of you may know, this year was hectic in the least, both personally and professionally speaking.
It was the year of the "restoration of the being" for me :) It had its ups and downs but in the end it took me to a place from which now I can address you on this New Year's eve with hope and in a positive state of mind.
I (mostly) did a disappearance act this year, yes, and I'm sad to say I got stranded from some of you, nonetheless know that I thought of you, each and everyone of you, and wondered about you many times along the way, but as I said before I had to work on the "restoration of the being", kind of like learning how to be me again, in my own way and in my own terms. Which, actually leaded  to a nice "that's how Mari got her groove back" :)
For that I have to specially thank and been grateful for those who undeniably left their marks on my life this year...
I am, as always, thankful for the usual suspects, the ones that kept me sane and loved and made me keep my faith in true friendship. You know exactly who you are and you know that you'll always be part of my soul, the ones I consider my "chosen family". Thank you for asking if everything was ok even if I was smiling, for knowing me so well as to know, at times even better than myself, what I really needed. I love you so much.
I'm grateful for reconnecting with long lost friends, and to know that the connection is still there and that we will be part of each others lives for many years to come.
I'm grateful for those little pieces of heaven that are my godchildren, they remind me of true innocence and made me dream of younger dreams again. I love you as if you were my own.
I'm very thankful that for I while there I was able to be part of such a wonderful and fascinating community... my dear Twitter friends, that made me smile, think, get inspired and with whom I shared so many interesting things for months.. you made me better, I'm completely sure of that. Thank you. Diana Adams, Henry McKenzie, Paul Steele, Carmelita Caruana, Jan Kovitch, Sheri Strykowski, Richard Darell, Cindy Vriend, Martin Alcarraz, Ingrid Elfver, Steve Akins, Terry Slobodian, Ray Beckerman, Blair Semenoff, 2morrowKnight, Aaron Lee, all the good people at Bitrebels, Chetan R and many more. I'm grateful to have met you and for the experience as a whole. It was incredible and I still miss you all and what it meant to be inspired and treated with kindness on a daily basis. It still is, in my humble opinion, the best, more mature, most insightful and inspiring community out there. I wish I could be still part of it and maybe someday I'll be able to get back. In the mid-time, I wish you all everlasting success and progress.
For my guilty pleasure parade, you allow me to get out of reality and enjoy the pleasures of fiction. You made me happy, sad, exhilarated, angry... all with your amazing work. I do appreciate you and remind you fondly... Lalina, staceygirl aka jackbauer, nerac, lambcullen, dariachenowith, bellascotia, thatwritr. Thank you for been my own form of escapism.
I'm particularly thankful this year for my Mr. Sunshine, aka PT extraordinaire, you made me smile when I had no reasons left to smile, you gave me hope and most of all you gave me the will to try new things, I adore you, even though sometimes you drive me insane.
So, as you can see, I'm glad I got to be part of so many wonderful things this year, for wonderful weddings and the love they represented; for my polish family, Uwielbiam Cię; for the little ones that are already giving us smiles as they grow up and for those that are in their way to our lives; for my own "L'auberge espagnole" bunch and your Barcelona craziness.. you are the ones I say "you complete me" to :) , for my PJ ticket, for the double bass player poet that shared a meaningful stare with me, for all the people that remembered me even when I was a complete disaster!
And as for 2011 I hope I will be able to keep more in touch with you all and to be deserving of all the good souls that are in some form or other part of my life.
As the time pases us by, and as life gets rougher at times and with the international crisis both social and economic keeping us in some state of stress in our daily lives, the better thing I can think of to wish for in this New Year's eve, is for peace and your health and happiness and the same for those that you love.
I hope some of your prayers for the next year, no matter what your spiritual believes are, no matter where you are in the world, include more peace and equality... for the healing of the human soul all around. I know mine include those as well.
May 2011 make us all better human beings!
A very special and warm hug for everyone.
Happy New Year!
Peace,
Mari.


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Hola Guapus!
Espero que todos la hayan pasado muy bien celebrando estas fiestas natalicias!
Espero no incomodarles mucho con mis divagaciones y que puedan tenerme un poco de paciencia al leer las siguientes lineas.
Como algunos de ustedes saben, este año fue bien agitado, tanto a un nivel personal como también profesionalmente hablando.
Fue el año de la "restauración del ser" para mí :) 2010 tuvo sus altibajos, pero al final de cuentas esos altibajos me trajeron a un lugar desde el cual ahora, puedo dirigirme a ustedes en la víspera de este Año Nuevo, con esperanza y de manera más positiva.
He andado un poco desaparecida este año, sí, y me siento triste al declarar que me alejé de algunos que merecían mucho más de mi, sin embargo, espero que sepan que pensé en todos y cada uno de ustedes, y me pregunté a misma como estarían muchas veces a lo largo del camino, pero como he dicho antes, tenía que trabajar en la "restauración del ser", algo así como aprender a ser yo otra vez, a mi manera y en mis propios términos. El resultado? felizmente, positivo.
Y por eso debo agradecer especialmente a aquellas personas que sin lugar a dudas dejaron su huella en mi vida este año ...
Estoy, como siempre, agradecida por los sospechosos habituales, los que me mantienen cuerda y bien amada y que me permitieron mantener mi fe en la amistad verdadera. Todos saben exactamente quienes son y saben que siempre serán parte integral de mi alma, aquellos a quienes yo considero mi "familia por opción propia". Gracias por preguntar si todo estaba bien, aunque estuviese sonriendo, por conocerme tan bien como para saber, por veces inclusive mejor que yo, lo que realmente necesitaba. Les quiero muchísimo.
Estoy agradecida también por volver a conectar con viejos amigos, y saber que la conexión todavía existe y que se mantendrá así para el futuro!
Estoy agradecida por esos mis pedacitos de cielo que son mis ahijados, me recuerdan que aún existe inocencia en el mundo y son ellos los que me hacen soñar, sueños más simples cada día. Les adoro como si fuesen míos.
Estoy muy agradecida igualmente, porque tuve la oportunidad de ser parte de una comunidad tan maravillosa y fascinante, como lo es Twitter... por aquellos que me hicieron sonreír, pensar, estar inspirada y con quienes compartí tantas cosas interesantes durante algún tiempo.. ustedes me hicieron mejor persona, estoy completamente segura de ello. Diana Adams, Henry McKenzie, Paul Steele, Carmelita Caruana, Jan Kovitch, Sheri Strykowski, Richard Darell, Cindy Vriend, Martin Alcarraz, Ingrid Elfver, Steve Akins, Terry Slobodian, Ray Beckerman, Blair Semenoff, 2morrowKnight, Aaron Lee, todas las buenas personas de Bitrebels, R Chetan y muchos más. Estoy agradecida por haberles conocido y por la experiencia en su totalidad. Fue increíble y todavía hoy les extraño inconmensurablemente y la forma como durante ese período de tiempo me inspiraron y me trataron con tanta amabilidad de forma diaria. Todavía es, en mi humilde opinión la mejor comunidad, la más madura y la más inspiradora que existe en internet. Ojalá pudiera ser todavía parte de ella y tal vez algún día seré capaz de volver. Mientras tanto, les deseo todo el éxito posible!
Agradecida estoy por "my guilty pleasure parade", que me permite salir de la realidad y disfrutar de los placeres de la ficción. Me han hecho feliz, triste, eufórica, enojada ... todo a través de vuestro increíble trabajo. Les aprecio y se les recuerda siempre con cariño ... Lalina, staceygirl aka jackbauer, lambcullen Nerac, dariachenowith, bellascotia, thatwritr. Gracias por ser mi propia forma de escapismo.
Estoy particularmente agradecida este año por mi Mr. Sunshine, también conocido como PT extraordinario, que me hizo sonreír cuando yo no tenía mas razones para hacerlo, que me dio esperanza y voluntad para probar cosas nuevas, te adoro, aunque por veces me vuelvas loca.
Soy feliz por haber hecho parte de tantas cosas maravillosas este año y una vez más, me siento completamente grata por todo lo que viví... por las maravillosas bodas que tuvieron lugar y el amor que representan; por mi familia polaca, Uwielbiam Cię; por los más pequeños, que ya nos están regalando sonrisas a medida que van creciendo y por los que se encuentran a camino de hacer parte de nuestras vidas; por mi propia versión del "L'auberge espagnole" y su locura Barcelonesca .. que son los únicos a quienes les puedo decir "tú me complementas" :); por mi ticket para ver PJ; por el poeta bajista que compartió una mirada significativa conmigo en el fin del mundo; por toda la gente que me recuerda, incluso cuando yo soy un completo desastre!
En fin, para 2011, como resolución de Año Nuevo, espero ser capaz de mantenerme más en contacto con todos ustedes y ser mas merecedora de todas esas buenas almas que de una u otra forma, hacen parte de mi vida.
Lo mejor que puedo desearles en esta víspera de Año Nuevo, es salud y felicidad, y lo mismo para vuestros seres queridos. Asimismo espero que al igual que yo alguno de vuestros deseos para el próximo año incluyan paz, igualdad y prosperidad.
Que en 2011 seamos todos mejores seres humanos!
Un abrazo muy especial y acogedor para todos.
Feliz Año Nuevo!
Con cariño,
Mari.


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P.S.: Esta é a parte em que todos os portugueses ofendidos pela falta de tradução ao português, ficam a saber o porque de tal ocorrência... a probabilidade é que vocês percebem espanhol ou inglês, ou mesmo os dois idiomas perfeitamente bem, enquanto o resto iria ficar a olhar para tudo isto escrito em português como se estivessem a tentar ler hieróglifos egípcios. Por isso, sintam-se honrados com a minha falta de tradução, é testemunho da minha absoluta Fé nas vossas capacidades linguísticas :) Adoro-vos e desejo-vos um fantástico 2011!

Wednesday, December 29

Eclipse at moonset

APOD: Eclipse at Moonset
Image Credit & Copyright: Itahisa N. González (Grupo de Observadores Astronómicos de Tenerife)
Explanation: Hugging the horizon, a dark red Moon greeted early morning skygazers in eastern Atlantic regions on December 21, as the total phase of 2010’s Solstice Lunar Eclipse began near moonset. This well composed image of the geocentric celestial event is a composite of multiple exposures following the progression of the eclipse from Tenerife, Canary Islands. Initially reflecting brightly on a sea of clouds and the ocean’s surface itself, the Moon sinks deeper into eclipse as it moves from left to right across the sky. Opposite the Sun, the Moon was immersed in the darkest part of Earth’s shadow as it approached the western horizon, just before sunrise came to Tenerife.
APOD: Eclipse at Moonset
Image Credit & Copyright: Itahisa N. González (Grupo de Observadores Astronómicos de Tenerife)
Explanation: Hugging the horizon, a dark red Moon greeted early morning skygazers in eastern Atlantic regions on December 21, as the total phase of 2010’s Solstice Lunar Eclipse began near moonset. This well composed image of the geocentric celestial event is a composite of multiple exposures following the progression of the eclipse from Tenerife, Canary Islands. Initially reflecting brightly on a sea of clouds and the ocean’s surface itself, the Moon sinks deeper into eclipse as it moves from left to right across the sky. Opposite the Sun, the Moon was immersed in the darkest part of Earth’s shadow as it approached the western horizon, just before sunrise came to Tenerife.
(via itsfullofstars)

Saturday, December 25

25th


Merry Christmas
Feliz Navidad
Bom Natal
Bon Nadal
Buon Natale
Eguberri On
Frohe Weihnachten
God Jul
Wesołych Świąt
Joyeux Noël
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Peace & Much Love,
Mari.

Thursday, December 23

Dancing with Santa...

Dancing in style with Santa.
Katja Verheul by Yuval Hen
Dancing in style with Santa.
Katja Verheul by Yuval Hen

Wednesday, December 22

Sneaky...

Irreverent photography by Jean-Francois Carly

Tuesday, December 21

Yeah. Right.



If guitar teacher thinks this is inspiring.... who am I to say otherwise!

Frustrating is more like it....

Send from HTC tattoo mail service.

Monday, December 20

Sunday, December 19

I so want a space like this!

splitpeavintageblog:

by Jonas Carlberg

Quote of the day #61

"Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life."

— Bob Marley

Saturday, December 18

next time, MAMA SHELTER in Paris...

109 RUE DU BAGNOLET, 75020 Paris

Wednesday, December 15

A lesson in gratitude.

So as it turns out, it might be absolutely possible that R can make me do almost anything...

I have to be thankful to him for a lot of things this year.. not only did he put a smile in my face when I had no reason to smile, true warmth in my soul when all that was left was cold and eventually, for the will to try new things.... now I most be thankful as well, for my new hobby too... we had our first lesson yesterday... and even though I went against my will and was dragged there... I loved every second of it!!

Deep deep deep inside, you know, I adore you, even thought sometimes you just drive me insane! See ya in a couple of hours.

Send from HTC tattoo mail service.

random iotd #5090


It breaks my heart...

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Smoke billows next to the twin churches of Santa Maria in Monesanto, left, and Santa Maria dei Miracoli, in Piazza del Popolo Square, during clashes between protesters and police, in Rome, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010. AP / Andrew Medichini.

Read more: THE FRAME

Tuesday, December 14

I surely wanted to be there...

Talking about some fusion... 


In case you were waiting for footage to emerge from the Nov. 13 event that paired pals Beck and Devendra Banhart with Tropicalia legend Caetano Veloso, it has arrived. Even at just a few minutes, these performances (including a gorgeous take on Beck's "Golden Age") are stunning -- as is Devendra's beard-free, short-haired visage, for entirely different reasons.

-- David Greenwald
(Via BrandX)

Saturday, December 11

Friday, December 10

random iotd #5088

Art in a tree.
Bill Woodrow’s 1988 (Tate Britain’s artful Christmas trees)
Art in a tree.

random iotd #5087

(By Kate Banazi)

Thursday, December 9

Cuando el cariño habla más alto.


Evidentemente el Iphone de mi negro (muahaha personal joke, que tan solo el caucásico polaco puede entender) es mucho mejor que mi amado celular, porque claramente las fotos son mejores!

Al ver esta foto ya me siento nostálgica y porque soy la que soy ya tengo el corazón apretadito.. Porque como siempre, dejar a Martin en el aeropuerto resulta ser una experiencia dulce-amarga.. uno pensaría que después de tantos, TANTOS años, tantas despedidas, en tantos lugares diferentes y de tantas formas diversas, una despedida más seria fácil de vivir... pues no! Sigue siendo una de las cosas más difíciles para mi. Dulce, porque significa que más una vez, estuvimos juntos, pero amarga también porque uno tiene que decir adiós... Ok. Ok. quizás no adiós, pero si un incierto "hasta luego", que deja ese tonito melancólico con el cual ahora contemplo dicha foto.

Pero que no panda el cunico! Tenemos Martin para rato.. :)

Obviamente, y como todos sabemos mi relación con él es particular y muy sui generis, sin embargo, con todos sus defectos y altibajos, los años han refinado esta relación y le han dado, inesperadamente, un tono mucho más calmo y ponderado.

Prueba de ello es que convivimos en mi apartamento durante unos días y no nos matamos!! :)

Nos reímos, nos desquiciamos mutuamente, cocinamos, peleamos, bailamos, limpiamos la inundación del siglo, filosofamos, discutimos valores y le dimos alas al antagonismo constantemente... pero lo que prevaleció fue el cariño y el respeto que nos unen... constancia y solidez. Una conexión que estoy segura durará toda la vida.

Gracias a todos los que le recibieron con la importancia que él se merece, con la importancia que él tiene para mi. No saben como me llenan el alma!

Martin se ha marchado feliz de haber compartido con ustedes y aquí queda reafirmada la tal promesa de visitar Madrid en breve.  

Y ti, mi negro, mi amigo, mi pilar (Pilat, ha!), aquí se te espera siempre.

Wednesday, December 8

random iotd #5086

I can stand here and tell you...

flowintothecity:

Kate: (during her acceptance speech at the 2009 Golden Globes) “And Leo, I’m so happy I can stand here and tell you how much I love you [Leo blows her kisses from the audience], and how much I’ve loved you for thirteen years. And your perfomance in this film is nothing short of spectacular, and just… [the audience starts clapping] I love you with all my heart, I really do.”

flowintothecity:
Kate: (during her acceptance speech at the 2009 Golden Globes) “And Leo, I’m so happy I can stand here and tell you how much I love you [Leo blows her kisses from the audience], and how much I’ve loved you for thirteen years. And your performance in this film is nothing short of spectacular, and just… [the audience starts clapping] I love you with all my heart, I really do.”
(Source: kmerteuil)

random iotd #5085

the dance


Winter doesn't seem that cold...

... since I got a true friend warming my soul and cups of Port to warm the rest :) 

Tuesday, December 7

Sunday, December 5

As I was saying... hnwskpoqczdhhh, ah?

…

(via despicablealexis)

so deep...

random iotd #5084

Saturday, December 4

Depth and contrast.

 Depth and contrast.
(+ Michel Rajkovic)

random iotd #5083

I need myself a Rhett Butler!
Oh my, Rhett Butler!

Nowhere Near Here


"Imagine Banksy doing long-exposure photography with doggy light stencils, and you're somewhere close to Pahnl's Nowhere Near Here video. Over 200 stencils were used in this stop-motion animation, and 300 long, cold hours."

Friday, December 3

The ghost face

"German street art collective Mentalgassi teamed up with Amnesty International. The outdoor pieces will be entitled “Making the Invisible Visible,” which highlight the controversial death row sentence of Troy Davis. He has been on death row for 19 years, despite serious doubts about his original conviction. From head on the piece can only be seen as bars, but from a “new angle” the viewer can make out Davis’ face. There is also a video of Mentalgassi making the piece that is a really interesting accompaniment to the photographs."


All photos courtesy of Brothers and Sisters (via Vandalog)

B&W delight...

In a Different Light: The Colorado Plateau in Infrared on Photography Served

random iotd #5082

kookypeople:

Noemie Goudal

Thursday, December 2

random iotd #5081

Image of the Day: Iceland’s Mystery  Boulder
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After the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland erupted earlier this year  dusrupting dily life throughout Europe, the heat it generated melted the  adjacent glaciers, exposing the rocks and debris that now litter the  valley. This huge unearthly rock, 15 meters tall and weighing 900 tons  is one of them. It’s been in its current location for only eight months.How did it get there?
(via dailygalaxy)
After the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland erupted earlier this year dusrupting dily life throughout Europe, the heat it generated melted the adjacent glaciers, exposing the rocks and debris that now litter the valley. This huge unearthly rock, 15 meters tall and weighing 900 tons is one of them. It’s been in its current location for only eight months.

How did it get there?

HA HA HA


The Italian hand gestures illustrated here are some of the more common ones realized by Alfredo Cassano, an Italian animator and storyboard artist. See more at My Modern Metropolis.

So sleek...

I loooove LOVE this ‘querosene house’ by brazillian architect Alvaro Puntoni.
I sooo need a house with a parallel free wall which shelters a library containing 7,500 books….
Books everywhere, open spaces, a lot of light.. just beautiful.

Wednesday, December 1

Poetic Education #22

THE FLEA.
by John Donne


MARK but this flea, and mark in this,
How little that which thou deniest me is ;
It suck'd me first, and now sucks thee,
And in this flea our two bloods mingled be.
Thou know'st that this cannot be said
A sin, nor shame, nor loss of maidenhead ;
    Yet this enjoys before it woo,
    And pamper'd swells with one blood made of two ;
    And this, alas ! is more than we would do.

O stay, three lives in one flea spare,
Where we almost, yea, more than married are.
This flea is you and I, and this
Our marriage bed, and marriage temple is.
Though parents grudge, and you, we're met,
And cloister'd in these living walls of jet.
    Though use make you apt to kill me,
    Let not to that self-murder added be,
    And sacrilege, three sins in killing three.

Cruel and sudden, hast thou since
Purpled thy nail in blood of innocence?
Wherein could this flea guilty be,
Except in that drop which it suck'd from thee?
Yet thou triumph'st, and say'st that thou
Find'st not thyself nor me the weaker now.
'Tis true ; then learn how false fears be ;
Just so much honour, when thou yield'st to me,
Will waste, as this flea's death took life from thee.

random iotd #5080

Handsomely pensive…

Be Aware

equalitopia:

Today is World AIDS Day.
Show your support for World AIDS Day. Visit these organizations to see how you can get involved and make donations: World AIDS Day, UNAIDS, (RED), World AIDS Campaign and The Global Fund.
Today is World AIDS Day.
Show your support for World AIDS Day. Visit these organizations to see how you can get involved and make donations: World AIDS Day, UNAIDS(RED), World AIDS Campaign and The Global Fund.