Saturday, 27 February 2010


I was reading "Une aventure parisienne" by Maupassant;
his description of the main character's curiosity was interesting.
I did not translate it and this is in the original language of
Maupassant: "Une femme, quand sa curiosite impatiente
est en eveil, commettra toutes les folies, toutes les imprudences,
aura toutes les audaces, ne reculera devant rien."

Thursday, 25 February 2010


Life is an unanswered question, but let's still believe
in the dignity and importance of the question.
Tennessee Williams

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Good natured people

Internal tranquility is the reward to the
people who are good natured.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Sea, Sky and Soul

There is one spectacle grander than the sea,
that is the sky;
there is one spectacle grander than the sky,
that is the interior of the soul.
Victor Hugo

Friday, 19 February 2010


Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves
and pick it up.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Genes or Environment?

Genetics or environmental influences? Which one is
more important factor in determining our behaviours?
Each individual is different from the other. We can see
much behavioural differences among siblings that were
raised by the same parents, lived in the same place and
had the same opportunities.
In response to those parents who are wondering about
their children's behaviours that is much different from
their expectations and their upbringing, scientists have
found that some genes can be traced back up to seven
generations in the family tree! So we can sometimes
observe a huge difference among the children in
one family.

Monday, 15 February 2010

A poem by Rumi

Stay close, my heart, to the one who knows your way;
Come into the shade of the tree that allays has
fresh flowers.
If you don't find true balance,
anyone can deceive you;
Anyone can trick out of a thing of straw,
and make you take it for gold.
Not all eyes possess vision,
Not every sea is full of pearls.
When the rose is gone and the garden faded
you will no longer hear the nightingale's song.
The beloved is living; the lover a dead thing.

Friday, 12 February 2010


These simple and beautiful flowers from this sweet and
innocent child To all the honest people in the world and
to all the blogs that I follow.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

A poem by Khayyam

Alike for those who for today prepare,
And those that after a tomorrow stare,
A muezzin from the tower of darkness cries:
"Fools! your reward is neither here nor there!

Monday, 8 February 2010

We are what we eat

There is no doubt that we are what we eat; scientists
have found that what we eat has a considerable impact
on our thinking, behaviour and even on our genes.
There is an old Spanish proverb that says the belly
rules the mind. And how true Albert Einstein said
that nothing will benefit human health and
increase the chances for survival of life on Earth
as much as evolution to a vegetarian diet.

Friday, 5 February 2010


Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals.
Charles Baudelaire

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Adoption or Sponsor?

I read in the news that adoption of children in Haiti
is on hold. Hasty adoption is very risky. The best
thing is to sponsor a child; it is much better solution
than adoption. Lots of these children have poor
parents that cannot afford to keep their children.
By sponsoring, one can financially support a child
who is living with his or her own parents; it is the
best solution for these children. Those people who
has a lot of money and do not know what to do with
it! should know that sponsoring a child is the best
charity. Personally if I had the money, I would
sponsor lots of children around the world.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010


There is no need to write anything about the above image;
the message is quite clear; but for avoiding any hypocrisy,
I have to write that I watch TV and currently my favourites
are: documentaries, nature and travel programmes, comedy,
news, dance, Judge Judy and a Turkish series called Asi.
The important thing is that it should be controlled and not
to exceed the maximum two hours per day!