The human heart
The human heart is a musical instrument, it contains great music. She is sleeping, but she is here, waiting for the right moment to catch fire, to be pronounced, to be sung, to be danced. And this moment arises through love. Without love, a person will never know what kind of music he carried in his heart.
Everyone has heard of Sherlock Holmes. Everyone has read stories about Sherlock Holmes at one time or another. Sherlock Holmes was a famous detective. Actually, he was the most famous detective of all times.
The author of the Sherlock Holmes stories was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Once Sir Arthur arrived in Paris. He took a cab and asked the cabman to take him to the Ritz, the hotel where he was going to spend the night.
The cabman brought him to the hotel. When he received the fare he said:
âThank you very much, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.â
âHow do you know who I am?â asked Sir Arthur. He was very much surprised.
âWell, sir, I read in the newspaper yesterday that you were coming to Paris from the South of France. I also noticed that your hair was cut by a barber in the South of France. Your clothes and especialy your hat told me that you were English. I put all the information together and quessed that you were Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.â
Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty.
What does it mean to call something "classic"? At once, the term implies age or antiquity, but the word also implies the material is somehow valuable. It somehow shapes what comes in later time periods. When traditional literary scholars refer to classical literature, they usually mean that this literature is widely acknowledged as having outstanding or enduring qualities. Often, Shakespeare's King Lear is considered a classic of English literature and The Scarlet Letter in American literature.
When scholars are speaking more specifically, however, the term classic is usually applied to the literature of the ancient world (Greek and Rome), especially between 1000 BCE and 410 CE. Literature written during this same interval in other cultures might be referred to as "Classical Hebrew" or "Classical Chinese" literature as well. You can download a PDF handout listing all the major periods of literary history in Western culture here, to see where the classical period fits in.
For the purposes of this website, we currently limit ourselves to Classical China, Classical Greece, Classical Rome, and the Bible as literature. Some of these sections are still under construction!
You can click below on the appropriate category that interests you. If the jargon becomes too thick, you can click on my list of Literary Terms to find useful definitions in alphabetical order.
At the Library
Libraries make an important part of the world culture. There is infinite number of books in the world. We can not buy all the books we like and would like to read. When we have to write a report on some subject or to learn in details about some phenomenon there is no other way out for us but to use a library.
There are a lot of reading-halls: special halls for scientific reference work, for current periodicals, for music and art, for foreign languages, and others.
I visited it several times but most often I take books from there.
To enter the library one should have a reading card. A lot of people go to libraries on weekends.
I like reading. What books do I like?
I can not read one and the same sort of literature for a long time. I prefer to alternate short stories with the novels, love stories with books on history, poems with plays.
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Two friends meet. The first asks: âHave you got a cigarette?â âNo, I no longer buy them,â answers the second. âWhy not?â âTo stop your smokingâ.
Wandered around Tokyo and went to the Shinto temple of Inari Namioka. It turned out to be a small modest, but with a lot of items of unknown purpose. For some reason I was most interested in chanterelles in red aprons.
- What is it and why? I ask our guide.
"I understand," the guide thought, it is not chanterelles â" local deities of kitsune. And the Japanese are very superstitious and often these kitsune about something asked. This is done as follows: bring an offering to the temple and a red apron. Priest of kannushi transmits the request to the deity and puts on his apron. Apparently, there is something in this, as the temple has existed for almost 400 years, and look how many in the courtyard of the plaques.
- Why don't the believers ask for it?
- That request was heard, it takes years of spiritual practice. Well, and that did not ask anything bad.
- What to ask?
- Usually they asked for recovery from the disease, a good harvest of rice or a good catch of fish, but now they ask for all sorts of unusual things.
- Listen, - our guide was quickened, - you were born in the Soviet Union, it will be interesting to you! I recently read in the newspaper that there was a very important gentleman from Russia. He offered a million dollars, and asked that the price of oil rose to at least $ 100 per barrel.
And the priest?
- Kannushi long thought and told the Lord that is faced with such a request for the first time, do not know whether it is acceptable, and therefore needs to consult with more knowledgeable people.
- And what did the knowledgeable people decide?
- Now this issue is considered by a special Commission of the Japanese Parliament. If the decision is positive, it will be approved at a joint meeting of both Chambers.
Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart
Life is a storm that will test you unceasingly. Donât wait for calm waters that may not arrive. Derive purpose from resilience. Learn to sail the raging sea.
Being happy is very easy.
You can lie on the bridge and watch the water flow. Or run, or wander the swamp in red boots, or curl up a ball and listen to the rain knocking on the roof. Being happy is very easy.
If we were wondering about the color of the wind, the length of the scent or the length of the sea, we should not waste even a moment of our precious time trying to formulate an answer. But then, who assures us that it cannot be the same thing with the meaning of life?
worth of a man
You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies.
Remember you will not always win. Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat. But there is, in this case, always tomorrow â" after you have done your best to achieve success today.
I'm just a man
I want to say that I am not a robot .. lol .. I can not only be in a good mood ... I am an ordinary person .. I am happy, I cry, I go crazy, and again I smile .. this is life and I try to appreciate every moment ...
Mr Russia #3
I want to say thanks to my friends who tried to help me win the Mister Russia contest .. I took 3rd place. Thank you .. I appreciate what you are doing for me .. Thank you for believing in me.
Happy New Year
Hello my friends, Happy New Year ...
I want to say thank you to all my friends who were, are, and I hope to be with me. I wish you the most important health and good luck in all your endeavors ..
Believe in a miracle, and it will happen to you.
I was in Sochi, recently .. it was the first time when I was in the mountains .. it was cool ... so clean air and beautiful nature .. in such places you can think about the eternal and dream a lot ...
the most ridiculous thing is that when we went by taxi to the hotel .. the taxi driver offered for wine .. ahah in combination with the mountain air I got drunk 15 minutes later .. lol ... it was beautiful, fun, and interesting
I've heard about a wonderful Flirt4Free SummitX. I wish I could go there :(
Follow your heart.
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