sâmbătă, 22 iulie 2017

Timeless (42) From time to time. "In that harmony, ..."În acea armonie, ... " (I)




Motto: "Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart."
 "Oriunde te duci, du-te cu toată inima ta". Confucius


Once again, back on the park's alleys and near the lake. 
Aspects from the short spring stroll edited in color, sepia and b&w. Lake Cișmigiu

The Lake by Mihai Eminescu

"Water lilies load all over
The blue lake amid the woods,
That imparts, while in white circles
Startling, to a boat its moods.

And along the strands I'm passing
Listening, waiting, in unrest,
That she from the reeds may issue
And fall, gently, on my breast;

That we may jump in the little
Boat, while water's voices whelm
All our feelings; that enchanted
I may drop my oars and helm;

That all charmed we may be floating
While moon's kindly light surrounds
Us, winds cause the reeds to rustle
And the waving water sounds.

But she does not come; abandoned,
Vainly I endure and sigh
Lonely, as the water lilies
On the blue lake ever lie."

Lacul de Mihai Eminescu


Statue of Mihail Eminescu: 1850-1889
"Lacul codrilor albastru
Nuferi galbeni îl încarcă;
Tresărind în cercuri albe
El cutremură o barcă.

Şi eu trec de-a lung de maluri,
Parc-ascult şi parc-aştept
Ea din trestii să răsară
Statue of Mihail Eminescu: 1850-1889Şi să-mi cadă lin pe piept;







Să sărim în luntrea mică,
Îngânaţi de glas de ape,
Şi să scap din mână cârma,
Şi lopeţile să-mi scape;

Să plutim cuprinşi de farmec
Sub lumina blândei lune -
Vântu-n trestii lin foşnească,
Unduioasa apă sune!

Dar nu vine... Singuratic
În zadar suspin şi sufăr
Lângă lacul cel albastru
Încărcat cu flori de nufăr."
"Lake Cișmigiu is a lake in the center of Bucharest, Sector 1, in Cișmigiu Gardens. The lake has a surface of 29.500 m², a length of 1.3 km, a width of 50 meters and a depth of 1–2 meters. During winter the lake is dried artificially and a skate park is organized on the lake bed. Close to the Lake Cișmigiu in the Cișmigiu Gardens is the much smaller Lake Lebedelor, which is reserved for water birds. History The lake was formed from an old bifurcation of the Dâmbovița River and was known in the time of Matei Basarab as Balta lui Dura neguțătorul"
"Lake Cișmigiu is a lake in the center of Bucharest, Sector 1, in Cișmigiu Gardens. The lake has a surface of 29.500 m², a length of 1.3 km, a width of 50 meters and a depth of 1–2 meters. During winter the lake is dried artificially and a skate park is organized on the lake bed. Close to the Lake Cișmigiu in the Cișmigiu Gardens is the much smaller Lake Lebedelor, which is reserved for water birds. History The lake was formed from an old bifurcation of the Dâmbovița River and was known in the time of Matei Basarab as Balta lui Dura neguțătorul"

Source of video, above: Vimeo
("Read by Thich Nath Hanh, chanted by brother Phap Niem.
The creators of this audio track were Gary Malkin, the composer/arranger, producer, and collaborator Michael Stillwater. The work came from a CD/book called Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living and Dying..")
Lawn with grass and blue flowers of Myosotis or "forget me not".  "Myosotis (/ˌmaɪ.əˈsoʊtɪs/; from the Greek: μυοσωτίς "mouse's ear", after the leaf) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Boraginaceae. In the northern hemisphere they are commonly called forget-me-nots or scorpion grasses. The common name "forget-me-not" was calqued from the German Vergissmeinnicht, and first used in English in 1398 AD via King Henry IV. Similar names and variations are found in many languages. Myosotis alpestris is the state flower of Alaska. and Dalsland Sweden."
Lawn with grass and blue flowers of Myosotis or "forget me not".  "Myosotis (/ˌmaɪ.əˈsoʊtɪs/; from the Greek: μυοσωτίς "mouse's ear", after the leaf) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Boraginaceae. In the northern hemisphere they are commonly called forget-me-nots or scorpion grasses. The common name "forget-me-not" was calqued from the German Vergissmeinnicht, and first used in English in 1398 AD via King Henry IV. Similar names and variations are found in many languages. Myosotis alpestris is the state flower of Alaska. and Dalsland Sweden."
Lawn with grass and blue flowers of Myosotis or "forget me not". (above)
video
"Myosotis (/ˌmaɪ.əˈsoʊtɪs/; from the Greek: μυοσωτίς "mouse's ear", after the leaf) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Boraginaceae. In the northern hemisphere they are commonly called forget-me-nots or scorpion grasses. The common name "forget-me-not" was calqued from the German Vergissmeinnicht, and first used in English in 1398 AD via King Henry IV. Similar names and variations are found in many languages. Myosotis alpestris is the state flower of Alaska. and Dalsland Sweden." More info about on Wikipedia.
Nu-mă-uita (Myosotis) o plantă ce aparține familiei Boraginaceae cu peste 50 specii erbacee, anuale, bienale sau perene. Este întâlnită din Noua Zeelandă, până în Europa, Asia și America de Nord. Crește atât în stare spontană, cât și cultivată. Nume Din punct de vedere etimologic, numele florii – Nu mă uita – vine din limba franceză – Ne m’oubliez pas – care e întâlnit pentru prima dată în anul 1532". Wikipedia
Arhiva foto privată/ Private photos archive.
Click to see enlarged views.
Series of photo instants, 
up-close & collages;
Edited in color, sepia and/or black & white. 
Visions. From time to time.
A mix of photo instants from Spring, may 2017.
Another walk in Spring. (IV) 
O viziune arhitectonică în primăvară. "Short walk into Spring harmony".
Private archive.
2017©AlexaT
GândCălător.blogspot.com

From Did You Know Category:
About 
"The Golden Rule or law of reciprocity is the principle of treating others as one would wish to be treated. It is a maxim of altruism seen in many human religions and human cultures. The maxim may appear as either a positive or negative injunction governing conduct:
One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself (positive or directive form).
One should not treat others in ways that one would not like to be treated (negative or prohibitive form).

What you wish upon others, you wish upon yourself (empathic or responsive form)."

              About Confucianism

The Dacheng Hall, the main hall of the Temple of Confucius in Qufu
Although Confucianism is often followed in a religious manner by the Chinese, many argue that its values are secular and that it is therefore less a religion than a secular morality. Proponents argue, however, that despite the secular nature of Confucianism's teachings, it is based on a worldview that is religious. Confucianism discusses elements of the afterlife and views concerning Heaven, but it is relatively unconcerned with some spiritual matters often considered essential to religious thought, such as the nature of souls. However, Confucius is said to have believed in astrology, saying: "Heaven sends down its good or evil symbols and wise men act accordingly".

The Analects of Confucius
In the Analects, Confucius presents himself as a "transmitter who invented nothing". He puts the greatest emphasis on the importance of study, and it is the Chinese character for study (學) that opens the text. Far from trying to build a systematic or formalist theory, he wanted his disciples to master and internalize older classics, so that their deep thought and thorough study would allow them to relate the moral problems of the present to past political events (as recorded in the Annals) or the past expressions of commoners' feelings and noblemen's reflections (as in the poems of the Book of Odes)."

"Confucius*(/kənˈfjuːʃəs/; September 28, 551 BC – 479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.
The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. His followers competed successfully with many other schools during the Hundred Schools of Thought era only to be suppressed in favor of the Legalists during the Qin Dynasty. Following the victory of Han over Chu after the collapse of Qin, Confucius's thoughts received official sanction and were further developed into a system known in the West as Confucianism.
Confucius is traditionally credited with having authored or edited many of the Chinese classic texts including all of the Five Classics, but modern scholars are cautious of attributing specific assertions to Confucius himself. Aphorisms concerning his teachings were compiled in the Analects, but only many years after his death."
(...)
One of his teachings was a variant of the Golden Rule, sometimes called the "Silver Rule" owing to its negative form:
"己所不欲,勿施於人。
"What you do not wish for yourself, do not do to others."
子貢問曰:“有一言而可以終身行之者乎?”子曰:“其恕乎!己所不欲、勿施於人。”
Zi Gong [a disciple] asked: "Is there any one word that could guide a person throughout life?"
The Master replied: "How about 'reciprocity'! Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself."
Analects XV.24, tr. David Hinton"
*Source of info: Wikipedia.
About Harmony*
Definitions of harmony
noun:
- the combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce chords and chord progressions having a pleasing effect.
- four-part harmony in the barbershop style
synonyms: 
- euphony, polyphony, tunefulness, melodiousness, mellifluousness
- agreement or concord.
synonyms: 
accord, agreement, peace, peacefulness, 
amity, amicability, friendship, fellowship, ..

Translations of harmony
noun
armonie: harmony, accord, tune, keeping, agreement, concord
acord: agreement, accord, chord, arrangement, accordance, harmony
concordanţă: accordance, harmony, concordance, consistency, agreement, correspondence
pace: peace, peacefulness, calm, harmony, serenity, ease
concordie: concord, harmony, agreement
legătură: bundle, link, relationship, relation, connection, harmony
unanimitate: unanimity, agreement, concord, consentaneity, harmony
*Source of info: Internet.

*****

Motto: 
"Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays."**

**By Ralph Waldo Emerson in "Collected Poems and Translations". 
**Source Internet.
**Source of poem & video above : Internet/You Tube.
Source of info: Wikipedia.
Source of quotes below:  

Power of Positivity;  Sun-Gazing.com; Positivily Positive; Think Positive Words;
Lessonslearnedinlife.com.

Inspirational Quotes.
"The power of imagination makes us infinite."
"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." 
by John Muir

Happiness starts with yourself.


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The Weekend in Black&White

Be joyful, amazing and never give up to smile! 
Stunning things are all over! 

Stay positive, today, tomorrow and always! 

Rămâi pozitiv, astăzi, mâine și întotdeauna!
So, very thankful, each and every day, to be inspired...
All is well...

50 de comentarii:

  1. Hello Alexa, what a beautiful post. Love the views of the lake and pretty park. The poem is beautiful too. Great nature photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend!

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    1. Thank you so very much for the lovely thoughts, Eileen! A nice new day and week, too!

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  2. Absolutely marvelous post, photos and inspiring information ~ such a beautiful place ~ like you 'an enlightened being' ~ thanks ~ ^_^

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    1. I appreciate so much your warm thoughts, Carol! So thankful and always inspired by your creative posts! A nice day and new week, too!

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  3. What a wonderful post, with absolutely magical photos and some inspirational quotes that I'm going to pass to a very important person.
    Have a happy Sunday! ♥

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    1. Nature is the source of inspiration; Many thanks for these lovely thoughts, Sara! I appreciate and I'm, also, thankful for it! <3 A nice new day and week, too!

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  4. "The power of imagination makes us infinite." O idee minunata! Ce ne-am face fara Cismigiul nostru drag!
    E o sursa inepuizabila de idei si colturi inspirationale, pe care le amplifici in pozele tale, excelent prezentate. Multumesc pentru racoare si imagini!
    O duminica excelenta si o saptamana plina de inspiratie, Alexa draga!

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    1. Chiar asa, ce ne-am face?! de la sezon la sezon il gasesc tot deosebit; si, adevarat, sunt cateva zone unde s-ar mai putea aduce cateva imbunatatiri. Insa, mie imi place, incat nu ratez nici o ocazie sa-l imortalizez si apoi sa las inspiratia, perspectiva subiectiva sa lucreze cu cele vazute, sa accentuez prin digital photo art, cum am inteles ca se cheama treaba asta, farmecul pe care il are.
      O zi frumoasa si plina de racoare, de creativitate maxima, asemenea! Si La multi ani, inca o data!

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  5. Thank you so much dear Alexa for these fantastic green views! I liked especially those photos where that interesting reiling made out of branches / twigs could be seen. Wishing you a lovely Sunday!

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    1. Thank you so much, Riitta! It is known as the wood bridge over the lake waters. I like so much to take photos, there. Once again, thank you for the lovely thoughts! A nice day and new week, too!

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  6. Imi plac pozele, Cismigiul nu mi-a placut niciodata:)
    Peace!:)

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    1. Recunosc ca mie imi place! :) multumesc frumos, Robert! Si o zi, dar si saptamana inspirata, asemenea!

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    2. Reusesti sa ma duci cu gandul acolo, "Gandcalator":)
      Eu il foloseam doar ca scurtatura sau alternativa la orele de liceu:)

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    3. :) trebuie sa fi fost tare fain, chiar si "ca scurtatura sau alternativa la orele de liceu); si suna amuzant, deloc prozaic, ca in cunoscuta nuvela "Cismigiu & comp." :>smile emoticon sau altfel spus: "Ce vremuri, ce timpuri"...
      Weekend creativ si inspirat!

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  7. Lovely shot of the couple in the boat, with the textures of the wood in the foreground!

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    1. I think so, as well! *-* It was at the right moment, a capture of beautiful feelings! Thank you so very much!

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  8. lots of great stuff here. But the best was the design of the bridge fences :) It is gorgeous.

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    1. Indeed, the wood bridge design is special! Thank you so very much!

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  9. Beautiful photos and poetry. I find the faux bois bridge and details amazing. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. Your photographs as always are stunning and I admire the techniques you use to create such different images. Your quotes are always interesting to read and I usually take at least one of them away with me to ponder on for a while. Today it was the 3 gates quote that stuck in my mind.
    Happy Mosaic Monday.

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    1. My favorite, as well, Maggie! Stress, in so many forms, became such a hard battle... I like to read inspirational and positive words; and I think that the quotes can add something interesting to the photos (creatively edited or non-edited in b&w or sepia) and the videos I choose to present. After all, it is about optimism and positivism shared, like in the well known saying "Sharing is caring".
      Thankful cordially for your lovely thoughts! I appreciate so much! A lovely weekend to you!

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  11. ..."Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart." No truer words have been said. Alexa, thanks so much for sharing your lovely images of nature. Please stop back again.

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    1. Many, many thanks, as always! I'll come as soon as I'll have a new post! A lovely weekend!

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  12. You captured some great scenery and I really like the bridge that looks like tree branches. There are way too many pictures to pick a favorite.

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    1. :) Thank you for appreciation, Betty! A lovely Sunday!

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  13. Hi! The scenery is very beautiful. Many quotes are very interesting for me. Mosaic photos look magical. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. what a lovely place to stop awhile and just enjoy the beauty. Thank you for taking us there. Enjoy the summer and thank you for stopping by my blog yesterday.

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  15. Wow, an extensive post. So interesting - and all these landscapes, so beautiful! I see you liste me on your link list, but have not seen your photo link. The title for this week is https://artworksfromjeshstg.wordpress.com/2017/07/23/all-seasons-july-is-almost-gone/ the link list is open until Wednesday 7 pm,. American time. Hope to see you there:)

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    1. So glad i'll join at your lovely "All Seasons"! Thank you so much for your visit and A lovely Sunday!

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  16. I really enjoyed your Lake pictures and comparing the different edits ... that is a very interesting idea! Beautiful serene scenes ... can't help but smile upon viewing .. it all looks like perfect summer days. The quote from John Muir is perfect ...

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    1. So true; it looks like perfect summer days! many thanks for lovely thoughts, Sallie! A sunny Sunday to you!

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  17. Love the wooden railing you chose for All Seasons - thank you so much for linking and also for your kind words about the post:)

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  18. Olá, lindas imagens onde a pura natureza é rainha, seu bom gosto encanta.
    Feliz fim de semana,
    AG

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  19. Hello Alexa...I was so stressed and unhappy after reading about more terrible things that the US President is doing and I came here and just was able to enjoy and relax....I love the music that goes with your soothing photos and the information. I am happy to call you friend...Michelle

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    1. Hello Michelle! It is so lovely to know that my photography is appreciated by you; the way I choose to express my admiration for nature and the endless love for what's simply wonderful in our life, as a way of speaking about it through images, it is also a way of sharing. And "sharing is caring"... it is often said... I really appreciate your friendship, Michelle!! I'm so glad and so cordially thankful to call you friend, as well...

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  20. Your pictures are always meditative in nature -- I feel relaxed and refreshed whenever I come here. Thank you for that. (We thinking people over here need that these days.)

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    1. Hello Sallie! I'm honored reading your thoughts about my posts. I'm trying to think in a positive way, these days, too, and with every moment to be connected at the most effective cure, the nature, that can make us, as you already mentioned above, to feel somehow "relaxed and refreshed". And i'm so pleased that you have enjoyed seeing captures from this walk. Always thankful, as well, for your visits by my blog. A very pleasant day and week to you!

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  21. heisann, beautiful landscape as usual... and the cotes are so to the point! Have nice days ;:OD)

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    1. Thank you so very much! and I appreciate so much your lovely thoughts! A great weekend to you!

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  22. It is a beautiful place Alexa and your photos are marvelous. Another very enjoyable post, thank you :)

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