Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Marc Chagall The Fiddler

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and she swayed. Will was ahead of her, just too far to reach, or she might have taken his hand; but at that moment she was more conscious of Roger, and a little flicker of vanity blazed up for a moment in her heart. There'd been an occasion once on Jordan when just to frighten him, she'd defied her vertigo and walked along the edge of the was nothing she could do: her weight shifted, the stones moved under her feet, and helplessly she began to slide. In the first moment it was annoying, and then it was comic: How silly! she thought. But as she utterly failed to hold on to anything, as the stones rolled and tumbled beneath her, as she slid down toward the edge, gathering speed, the horror of it slammed into her. She was going to fall. There was nothing to stop her. It was already too late.
Her body convulsed with terror. She wasn't aware of the ghosts who flung stone gutter.She looked back to remind him of it now. She was Roger's Lyra, full of grace and daring; she didn't need to creep along like an insect.But the little boy's whispering voice said, "Lyra, be careful, remember, you en't dead like us...”And it seemed to happen so slowly, but there

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Pino pino color

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would be merciful to kill it," said Tialys. "How do you know?" said Lyra. "It might still like being alive, in spite of everything."
"If we killed it, we'd be taking it with us," said Will. "It wants to stay here. I've killed enough living things. Even a filthy stagnant pool might be better than being dead."
"But if it's in pain?" said Tialys.
"If it could tell us, Pantalaimon crept into Lyra's breast as she and Will moved closer together, treading carefully along the slimy path.
And then they were at the shore. The oily, scummy water lay still in front of them, an occasional ripple breaking languidly on the pebbles.we'd know. But since it can't, I'm not going to kill it. That would be considering our feelings rather than the toad's."They moved on. Before long the changing sound their footsteps made told them that there was an openness nearby, although the mist was even thicker. Pantalaimon was a lemur, with the biggest eyes he could manage, clinging to Lyra's shoulder, pressing himself into her fog-pearled hair, peering all around and seeing no more than she did. And still he was trembling and trembling.Suddenly they all heard a little wave breaking. It was quiet, but it was very close by. The dragonflies returned with their riders to the children, and

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Jack Vettriano Amateur Philosophers

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the armory," Lord Asriel said shortly, and turned away to talk quietly with the angel.
Mrs. Coulter said to Lord Roke, "My lord, are your spies always sent out in pairs?"
"Why do you ask?"
"Simple curiosity. My your daemon? Did you expect us to concede the advantage?" he said, and his haughty stare, brilliantly clear even in the soft light of the crystals, dared her to ask more.
She looked down modestly and said nothing.
Several minutes went past, and Mrs. Coulter felt the train taking them downward, even daemon and I found ourselves at a stalemate when we met them recently in that cave, and I was intrigued to see how well they fought.""Why intrigued? Did you not expect people of our size to be good fighters?"She looked at him coolly, aware of the ferocity of his pride."No," she said. "I thought we would beat you easily, and you very nearly beat us. I'm happy to admit my mistake. But do you always fight in pairs?""You are a pair, are you not, you and

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Unknown Artist Ranson Apple Tree with Red Fruit

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into midstream and giving a blast on the whistle that echoed for a long time around the valley.
Will sat on a rock, reading the map. If he was right, the valley where Lyra was captive, according to the shaman, lay some way It was good walking for the first part of their journey. The sun was warm, but the pines and the rhododendrons kept the worst of the heat off their shoulders, and the air was fresh and clear. The ground was rocky, but the rocks were thick with moss and pine needles, and the slopes to the east and the south, and the best way there led through a pass called Sungchen."Bears, mark this place," said Iorek Byrnison to his subjects. "When the time comes for us to move back to the Arctic, we shall assemble here. Now go your ways, hunt, feed, and live. Do not make war. We are not here for war. If war threatens, I shall call for you."The bears were solitary creatures for the most part, and they only came together in times of war or emergency. Now that they were at the edge of a land of snow, they were impatient to be off, each of them, exploring on their own."Come, then, Will," said Iorek Byrnison, "and we shall find Lyra."Will lifted his rucksack and they set off.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Lorenzo Lotto Venus and Cupid

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Asleep? And the woman's alone? No soldiers with her?"
"Alone, yes. In hiding."
"And Lyra's not harmed?"
"No. Just asleep, and dreaming. Let me show you where they are."
With his pale finger, Baruch traced a map in the bare soil beside the fire. Will took his notebook and copied it exactly. It showed a glacier with a curious serpentine shape, flowing down between three almost identical mountain peaks.
"Now," said the angel, "we ended by saying, "with red silk banners half-torn by the winds. And a young girl brings food to the cave. They think the woman is a saint who will bless them if they look after her needs."
"Do they," said Will. "And she's hiding... That's what I don't understand. Hiding from the Church?"
"It seems so." go closer. The valley with the cave runs down from the left side of the glacier, and a river of meltwater runs through it. The head of the valley is here..."He drew another map, and Will copied that; and then a third, getting closer in each time, so that Will felt he could find his way there without difficulty, provided that he'd crossed the four or five thousand miles between the tundra and the mountains. The knife was good for cutting between worlds, but it couldn't abolish distance within them."There is a shrine near the glacier," Baruch

Monday, January 12, 2009

Pierre Auguste Renoir Sleeping Bather

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connections to friends that make it harder to break your addiction. Nobody ever said that personal development was easy, however. Beyond connecting his discussion of habits to principles, Pavlina does cover some helpful hints on actually breaking negative habits and creating , such as 30-day trials and stair-stepping. From there, Pavlina dives back into his principles and covers how habits interact with the secondary principlesinterested in starting from scratch — Personal Development for Smart People really could be the right fit. On that note, I recommend adding Personal Development for Smart People to your reading list., such as oneness and authority. He does the same with don’t know if Personal Development for Smart People is going to be a game-changing book as far as personal development goes. While it is packed with good information, it has a ground-up approach that may not work for everyone. So many people are looking for help with just their careers or just that it seems not everyone is ready for such a broadly-based book. But for those individuals who are ready to tackle some dramatic changes — especially those

Jack Vettriano The Assessors

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It’s good to have goals. I have them — it’s a part of living and working. But how much are you investing in your much of your Happyour goals?
It’s also natural to have desires, but if your a series of desires, one after the other, and everything in you is in pursuit of those desires, you will always be striving , waiting for it.
Instead, remember: Stop waiting for happiness.is right here, right now.Think about it: if you are only happy once you reach a goal, what about all the time you spend getting to the goal? That’s much more of your life than actually being at the goal. If you’re only happy when you’re at the destination, you’ll be unhappy most of the time.
Feel free to pursue and desires … but don’t make your happiness dependent on them. Don’t think of something you’ll have once X happens (whatever X is right now for youa Journey - Enjoy It!
So how do you go forhere, right now? By remembering that the important thing isn’t the destination … it’s the journey

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Vincent van Gogh Couple in the Park,Arles

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Did you know that almost every woman is more sensitive on one side ofher clitoris than the other? You do now. So what are you going to doabout it?Here's a great technique that will let you easily determine which is yourwoman's "sensitive side" should resemblean open parenthesis. You should now be touching the delicate skinbeneath the clitoris (the 6 o'clock position). Run your tongue back up ina half-circle, retracing the previous movement. Repeat the half-circlemotion.After you've stimulated the left side for about thirty seconds, switch to theright. Now your motion should resemble a closed parenthesis. Continuefor about thirty seconds, then add some circular tongue motions.Judging by your woman's reaction, you'll soon know which side shouldbe receiving most of your attention. Once you know, though, don'tneglect the other side.so you can pleasure her accordingly.Here's What You Need:Just the two of you.Here's How You Do It:Get your woman naked. Have her lie on her back with her knees bentand legs slightly apart.You're eventually going to position your tongue above her clitoris, buttake your time. Let your tongue glide up her legs, over the inner thighs,around the bikini line and so on. Now ease on over to your woman'sspecial place.Touch your tongue just above the clitoris (the 12 o'clock position). Nowbring it down and to the left in a half-circle. The motion

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe Pink

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A gratifying sex life after 35 calls for a series of adjustments. Some people confront them poorly: the 45-year-old male who skitters off after a 21-year-old cocktail waitress, the middle-aged woman who flirts to prove that her allure hasn't faded. But for couples who understand the normal and inevitable changes, and meet them together, sexual pleasure can be greater than ever. Their sex lives will be rich in their 40s, 50s -- and beyond. Good nerve function, healthy hormone levels, and an unobstructed blood flow to the pelvic area are essential to sexual performance. To keep these systems in working order, a diet should be based on legumes, grain products, and other complex carbohydrates, with plenty of fruits and vegetables and modest levels of protein; this diet provides plenty of vitamins and minerals. Particularly important are citrus fruits for vitamin C to strengthen blood vessel walls, and low-fat dairy products, enriched or fortified cereals, whole grains, and green vegetables
Some people vouch for the effect of foods on their sex drive, but extravagant claims for aphrodisiacs are not borne out by scientific studies. While sexual function may be our physical response to a cascade of hormones, sexual drive is basically maintained by an active mind in a healthy body. Here are the essentials:

Andy Warhol Shoes 1980

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It looks like we have now entered a new bull phase in the stock market and I have a question for you. Will you give back the profits that you make this time as you did in 2000? You sure don't want to, but you are not going to get any help from your broker.We saw the technology stocks and many mutual funds lose about 80% of their value. Many people did not want to open their monthly brokerage statements and I couldn't blame them. Were there any way those losses could have been avoided? You betcha, but you won't hear that from your broker.
The investors (Not really the right term. They were gamblers.) had bought stocks and mutual funds during the 90's and seen them have huge advances. They thought they were going to retire early, buy an island in the Caribbean and drink rum and coke all day with no hassels. All of a sudden the bull was attacked and eaten by a grizzly bear. Dreams of comfortable early retirement went up in smoke as the bull was barbequed.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Jack Vettriano Lines of Sacrifice

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But she replied, in a tone of mystery:
"I cannot tell you anything. You must find him for yourself." And, kissing him, she added, "Cheer up; you are getting nearer to him at each trial."
Now there came a about. "Time was when I used to burn them; that was much more amusing than nowadays."
"Oh, I feel I am going to turn," wailed Milk.
"I'm not afraid," said the Dog, trembling in every limb, "but if you run away... I shall run away too... and with the greatest pleasure..."
The Cat sat pulling at her whiskers: day on which she said to him: "I have received a message from the Fairy BĂ©rylune telling me that the Blue Bird is probably hidden in the graveyard... It appears that one of the Dead in the grave-yard is keeping him in his tomb...." "What shall we do?" asked Tyltyl. "It is very simple: at midnight you will turn the diamond and you shall see the Dead come out of the ground." At these words, Milk, Water, Bread and Sugar began to yell and scream and chatter their teeth like anything. "Don't mind them," said Light to Tyltyl, in a whisper. "They are afraid of the Dead." "I'm not afraid of them? said Fire, frisking

Andy Warhol Flowers 1964 painting

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soon as she had learnt the danger that threatened her, she began to lament her fate. What! A man's son coming to her palace! And, perhaps, with the help of the magic diamond, discovering her secrets! What should she do? What would become of her? How could she defend herself? And, forgetting that she was sinning against Silence, her own particular god, Night began to utter piercing screams. It was true that falling into such a commotion was hardly likely the great door at the back of the hall, behind which the Birds of the Moon live and generally the Blue Bird too. The secrets of the other caverns will be sure to scare them. The hope of our safety lies in the terror which you will make them feel."
There was clearly no other course to take. But Night had not time to reply, for she heard a sound. Then her beautiful features contracted; her wings spread out angrily; and everything in her attitude told Tylette that Night approved of her plan.
"Here they are!" cried the Cat. to help her find a cure for her troubles. Luckily for her, Tylette, who was accustomed to the annoyances and worries of better armed. She had worked out her plan when going ahead of the children; and she was hoping to persuade Night to adopt it. She explained this plan to her in a few words: "I see only one thing for it, Mother Night: as they are children, we must give them such a fright that they will not dare to insist on opening

Friday, January 2, 2009

Klimt lady with fan I

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commercial success, eventually grossing almost $400,000 yearly. The remedy claimed to cure all womanly ailments and weaknesses and sold for $1 a bottle. What was in the herbal remedy? Turns out, it contained less than 1% solid substance from vegetable extracts and almost 20% alcohol. If a woman took the suggested 1 tablespoon every 2-4 hours, she will have consumed 5 ounces of 13.5% or higher alcohol by the end of the day – more than enough for a seem a bit more cheery to boozy housewives. When the Federal Trade Commission tightened its laws on claims made by Lydia Pickham’s Vegetable Compound had to swallow the restrictions with a spoonful of sugar.3. Crystal Clear Amoco Gasoline: Good, Clean FunPicture 193.pngIn 1996, the Amoco Oil Company agreed to settle a Federal Trade Commission charge that its “Crystal Clear Amoco Ultimate” advertised unsubstantiated claims. The premium gasoline, because of its clear color, boasted superior engine performance and environmental benefits. The fact is, at the time the country was going through a clear revolution. Pepsi had gone clear (Crystal clear, in fact!). Clearly Canadian was dominating shelves. And Amoco, which had for years made a clear colored fuel, decided to capitalize on the trend. Unfortunately, they had no factual evidence to substantiate their “better for the environment and your engine” claims, and the company was forced to curb their campaign.