Do you listen to Nature?


Listen to Mother Nature ?⛅? and think about it at the weekend….Mother doesn’t need us, but we… so called Humans ….? We are nothing….without her

Nature is speaking is a great project by Conservation International!

Wishing you a devoted weekend ahead?,

Sirpa

 

Link with Love

LINK with Love

Have you ever shared a photograph, text, …. without mentioning the owner of the intellectually property or the source?  What about if someone is doing it with your ideas? Do you like that? I’m sure,  you as well as me, want very much be to be treated with respect and credit given to your thoughts and art.

The great artist and TDEx speaker Kal Barteski started the LINK with Love movement which is about:

ACCEPTING your responsibility to know better, do better and leave a legacy of internet kindness. Sharing the knowledge of proper use of intellectual property online will change the internet.

RESPECTING intellectual property. Lead by example. LINK TO THE CREATOR and UNDERSTAND that a link doesn’t equal PERMISSION. Understand copyright and recognize that LINKING with love is not always enough. Contact the CREATOR, before posting, if you are unsure. Asking permission is THE BEST WAY to LINK with love.

PROTECTING the rights of others by being mindful as you surf the internet. Keep the conversation going. Read the Terms of Service. Draw attention to uncredited or unlinked work.

If you love this idea and fully agree, then don’t hesitate and spread the LOVE by spreading the word : Share the LINK with Love, like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter and even grab a bage for your own site!

Thank you soo much!

With love

Sirpa

A tribute to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve McCurry and “his” Afghan girl in Pakistan, who for sure everyone of you will know or at least you have seen the original picture from 1985 which has been around the world thousands of thousands of times and is known as most the famous photograph ever taken. Here you can read more about her story if you don’t know yet. Amazing and at the same time feeling sad to see how her life turned out to be and what an impact it had on her beauty.

Seeing this picture of the Afghan girl the first time was for me the beginning of understanding the power of photography. There is no other mean where we can really catch the moment of a blink of the eye and freeze it and  then to share the feelings of this one second with others. What a brilliant invention, the camera, I would not like to miss.

And not much to say about Steve McCurry, personally my most favorite photographer of all times. His moments are for me beyond belief, no words just pure emotions and touching my heart!

Thank you Steve and your “protagonists” for lighten my fire!

With love,

Sirpa

Chai Pilgrimage

Chai

Do you love Tea?

I do, very much especially the Indian Chai.

By accident googling for Indian clay cups I discovered this gorgeous blog by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw and Patrick Shaw. They also love Chai and one morning while sipping chai (and dreaming of returning to India and Nepal), they decided to collaborate on a book.  They made a trip to the chai motherland, steeped themselves in masala chai, and recorded authentic chai culture.  What a great idea!

Thanks for sharing wonderful stories with us and to explore the “secrets” of delicious chai!

With love,

Sirpa

Spread a Earth Hug today

On 12.12.2012 at 12:00 in your timezone Hug the Earth – Spread Love

think about it.

who has supported you all your life without asking for anything in return?
fresh air, clear water, food, stability and unconditional love…
the earth provides. the earth cares. the earth loves!

it’s about time we love her back again… every day – every moment…
and with a huge collective earth hug right around the planet!

when? 12.12.2012 at 12 o’clock (high noon) in your timezone

where? right where you are!

how? it’s easy! it’s free! it’s fun!
throw yourself on the ground and hug the earth!
run to a tree and hug the earth!
put your arms around each other and hug the earth!

If you like to have more info, plesase visit the community or this German article.

spead love & peace & happiness,
Sirpa ♥

 

Hine ma tov

A Jewish traditional song about living together in peace & harmony, sang by the fantastic loving Spring Groove live at a folk festival in Friedrichafen.

“Hine mah tov uMahNayim shevet achim gam yachad!” / “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”

We are all part of it, so let’s spread peace & harmony every day!

Fatherland In Dreams

One of my favorite songs sang by Kunga Phuntsok, one of the greatest Tibetan singer, by luck bought the CD in Gyantse on our journey in Tibet in May 2011!

English lyrics (translated by Grey Buffalo) can be fond here.

May you enjoy it!

The Economics of Happiness

Watch this great movie about the future of our planet and the possibilities to build a better world, produced by Helena Norberg-Hodge. More info can be found on The Economics of Happiness and International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC).

Peace!

What a wonderful world

by Louis Armstrong, not much to say, always a big pleasure to listen to and see his big big smile!

Enjoy!

International Day of Peace

Spread peace around the world by inviting friends, colleagues and family members to celebrate the International Day of Peace on 21st September.

Peace be upon you!

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