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Turkey's foreign minister on Saturday said the country wants improved ties with Israel, but it must apologize and offer compensation for its deadly raid on a Gaza Strip-bound aid flotilla.





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SEOUL (Reuters) - Defense ministers from South Korea and China will hold talks in Beijing in February amid growing regional tension sparked by North Korea's nuclear programmes and hostile acts, South Korea's.




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Defence ministers of South Korea and China will hold a meeting in Beijing in February, a report said Sunday, amid high military tension following North Korea's deadly attack on a border island.



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A life sentence handed down to a rural pediatrician in the world's largest democracy had human rights activists screaming a mockery of justice Saturday.



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Call to save the life of a Kurdish political prisoner   Saturday, 25 December 2010 NCRI - The anti-human clerical regime is soon to execute Mr. Habibollah Latifi, a Kurdish political prisoner.



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Much as Ahmadinejad's chief of staff, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei notes, Iran is faced with a choice between the "school of Iran" and the "school of Islam."



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Ex-NY Senate leader seeks to block trial on new charges once fraud conviction is overturned



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Employers are more optimistic about hiring in the first quarter of 2011 than at any time in more than two years.



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By Tim Lister, CNN (CNN) -- U.S. diplomatic cables obtained by the website WikiLeaks and published by newspapers in the United States and Europe on Sunday reveal considerable anxiety among the Gulf states about Iran's nuclear program, with the Bahrain's king warning, "The danger of letting it go on is greater than the danger of stopping it."


www.telegraph.co.uk
Victims of post-election violence since Ivory Coast's defeated president Laurent Gbagbo refused to step down are outnumbered only by those who fear worse trouble to come.



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At an emergency meeting Friday, West African leaders warned they will not hesitate to use "legitimate force" if necessary to defuse an escalating crisis in Ivory Coast sparked by incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo's refusal to cede power.



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US PRESIDENT Barack Obama condemned Saturday's "outrageous terrorist attack" in northwestern Pakistan in which a suicide bomber killed dozens of people at a World Food Program project.


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US President Barack Obama has condemned a suicide attack in Pakistan that killed at least 45 people. A burqa-clad suicide bomber hit a food aid centre Saturday, in what authorities say may be the first female suicide attack in Pakistan.


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HONOLULU: US President Barack Obama condemned Saturdays "outrageous terrorist attack" in northwestern Pakistan in which a suicide bomber killed dozens of people at a World Food Program project.



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The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for Saturday's blast in that Asian nation's tribal region, an explosion at a food distribution point that killed at least 43 people and injured 90 others.



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Some 150 militants attacked five security posts in Pakistan's tribal area near the Afghan border, sparking a clash that killed 11 soldiers and 24 insurgents, officials said Friday.



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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict prayed for a rebirth of peace in the Middle East and encouraged Catholics in Iraq and communist China to resist persecution in his Christmas message read amid heightened security on Saturday.



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As Christmas Eve became Christmas Day around the world, services and celebrations marked the holiday.


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CieL- FreYa Ceastle : MERRY CHRISTMAS. I MISS YOU.

Cisca Zarmansyah : MERRY CHRISTMAS. Ik mis jou ook, Jan....






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Benedict XVI encouraged Catholics in Iraq and communist China to resist persecution two days after anarchists' devices exploded at the Swiss and Chilean embassies in Rome.


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A female suicide bomber has killed least 41 people and injured dozens others in northwest Pakistan.



www.pbs.org
Dozens Die in Pakistan Suicide Attack; Talks Start on Iran's Nuclear Program



www.allvoices.comStories - Qantas grounds flights as blizzard sweeps US east coast; Flights from Myrtle Beach International delayed, canceled; Icy rain shuts down Moscow`s airport, power lines!



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ABIDJAN/ABUJA (Reuters) - West African heads of state threatened on Friday to use force to oust incumbent Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo unless he cedes power to a rival widely credited with having


XmAs 1
by Cisca Zarmansyah (videos)
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Almira Izzati : I wish every day could be Christmas

CieL- FreYa Ceastle : what is the point of celebrating Christmas?

Cisca Zarmansyah : ... I think it's just a tradition. If you are a Christian who already know the real meaning of Christmas, then you don't need to follow the action as Christian groups in America, opposed the secularization of Christmas by people who aren't Christians but want to celebrate it. Anyway, Christmas is widely known by people around the world. In Japan, the non-Christians also celebrate it with a feast at night and drunk till the morning. Malaysia is a Muslim country, but in this country Christmas is also celebrated by some Muslims. A large and high Christmas tree is displayed at every shopping mall. Even my Muslim friend who lives there also put up a Christmas tree in December just because she likes to decorate it... ehehehe...... China is a communist country, but in China, Christmas is also the marketing tools. All the shops are decorated by Christmas baubles.

Cisca Zarmansyah : Barry Manilow also produced a musical entitled "Because it's Christmas" & "A Christmas Gift of Love". It was a special christmas song. He created it and sang it. In TV's interview he was asked, "Why are you... who are Jewish and don't celeb...rate Christmas but sing the Christmas song?" ... Then he replied jokingly, "Because I'm jealous. I don't have a Christmas feast."

... you certainly know my favorite song, a classic Christmas song "White Christmas". It was also created by a non-Christian composer, he's Irving Berlin. He was a Jew. He created it and addressed it to his Christian friend. There was also syncretization of this feast celebration which called "Chrismukkah" aka "Hanukkah and Christmas". Even the celebration of "mixed Jewish Christians". It had been known in Germany since the 1800s AD by the term "Weihnukkah".

Adriaan Zef : In recent years, saying "Merry Christmas" becomes more secular to "Happy Holidays" or "Best Wishes for the Holiday Season" and other similar. Christmas tree began to no longer referred as "Christmas Tree", but a "Holiday Tree". These changes got special attention, because there were among Christians strongly opposed to such matters. In US (2008), there was a conservative Christian group numbering about 700 people marched to call for Christian to boycott the retail store "Target", because it had put an ad with no mention of "Christmas", but "Holiday Season". This activity was directly read carefully by "Wal Mart" which still used the word of "Christmas". Because of this pressure, "Target" then eventually also used "Christmas" in their advertising, and this news even beneficial to both of them. .... In the midst of the controversy, President Bush and his wife sent Christmas cards to some 1.4 million of his supporters. The card was illustrated by two of President Bush's pet dogs which were playing in the snow in front of the White House. The cards weren't written with a greeting of "Merry Christmas", but "Best Wishes for the Holiday Season. It was certainly disappointing some people who disagreed with "Holiday Season". Some political groups and even among conservative Christians criticized those greeting cards. They said it was an attempt to remove Christianity from the public arena.

CieL- FreYa Ceastle : Let's examine, what is on people's mind (who are not Christians) when they want to celebrate Christmas? Would not it be associated with such a special moment to celebrate, make the party, have a special meeting on that special day with friends, family, relatives, siblings, etc? So, if "Christmas" is never replaced with "Holiday Season", the meaning of Christmas for them will never be associated with Christ. Perhaps they feel that December 25 isn't the copyright of Christian exclusively. And they'll celebrate in their own way and don't base it on Christianity basics, because they really just want to "celebrate" it, no frills about Christ. Beside that, the people's attention in celebrating "Holiday Season" isn't just on December 25, but also to welcome the new year /January 1st.



XmAs 2
by Cisca Zarmansyah (videos)
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CieL- FreYa Ceastle : I think we need to relearn about Christmas historicity, forms of God's "solidarity" and relevant faith.

Cisca Zarmansyah : According to me, Jesus wasn't interested in the narrow political ideology of Zelotism movement. He also had no interest in sectarian puritanism of the Essenes, or egocentric spirituality of the Pharisees, let alone the hedonistic aristocratic spirit of Sadducees. For the sake of his prophetic mission, Jesus supported the tradition of prophetic asceticism shown by John the Baptist, and developed the solidarity to defend the poor and oppressed.

CieL- FreYa Ceastle : The story of Jesus' birth in an emergency, impoverished and dying were reflecting a life controlled by poverty, oppression, and suffering during the Roman occupation. In the context of population censuses as an order for tax withdrawal, for... a trip in which "all persons enrolled each in their own city" (Luke 2:3) was approximately equal to emergency, displacement and evictions. Thus, Jesus gave the horizontal meaning of Christmas for his followers by presenting the love for suffering people who were suffering. Now, maybe they are the lonely people in refugee, the oppressed people who are worried and anxious, the displaced residents with no place to live, and the poor result of colonialism, as well as the marginalized group.


XmAs 3
by Cisca Zarmansyah (videos)
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CieL- FreYa Ceastle : Sweetie, I have a good story to be pondered. ... Like this:

There was a young teen made a small wooden ship. For hours he carved it with excellent detail. Then he took it to a river that wasn't far from his home. As he put it on the riverside, all of a sudden the ship was moving fast and carried away by water flow. Although he tried to get it into the water, but strong winds carried the small ship away farther and finally it was lost. He was so sad, because he knew how difficult it was if he had to make a ship like that anymore.

Far down the river, there was a man found the little ship and took it to town, then he sold it to a shop. One time, the young teen was walking around town and passing through the shopping area, then he saw the ship that displayed in the store's window was the ship that he made. He entered the store and told the store's owner that it was his small boat (he was sure about it cause he made a small sign on it, but he couldn't prove that it belonged to him)

The store's owner said, "If you want to have this little ship, you have to buy it." The boy was so covet his little boat back to his hand. Finally he bought it from the store. When he received it from the store owner's hand, he said, "A small ship, you are twice mine. I make you and I buy you."
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(source : Hot Illustrations for Youth Talks)

Cisca Zarmansyah : Thank you, Jan

Fairuz Azalia : Mahatma Gandhi once said, "I like your Christ, I don't like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."


XmAs 4
by Cisca Zarmansyah (videos)
10:00



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Adriaan Zef : You know Henry Ford. He was an anti-capitalist internationalism. That was why he was hated by the Marxian America. He was more of an entrepreneur who had an never-ending struggle to bring his nation out of network for internationalist who stood behind the Zionist-Jewish conspirators.

As an entrepreneur, he was a person who wasn't oriented towards the financial gain only. His attention to the workers was so great. In fact he's willing to cut the company's profit margin in order to enhance the welfare of his workers.

In 1914, on his own initiative, he ordered the salary of his employees was increased to $ 5 per day. This was troubling his corporate competitors, because the highest salaries of workers in various of his rival company didn't reach half of that amount. He also made another breakthrough with his idea of corporate's profit sharing.

In his first year, he shared $ 12 million to all of his employees without exception. Not enough with that, he also stated that a good knowledge should be spread to everyone. Steps to be done was to eliminate all his patent right for everyone. He's willing to lose millions of dollars for these ideals. He made all of this breakthrough solely to strengthen national industry against the hegemony of international power's investors, in which the Jews were behind it.

His concern to peace was also shown by leading a peace mission in 1916. He formed a coalition consisting of the clergy, writers, politicians, peace-loving activists, and entrepreneurs. By hiring a ship Norway, Oscar II, Ford sailed to Europe as the leader of peace movement.

On the ship, there was one of his followers (a Jewish diplomat/lovers of peace) whose name Rosika Schwimmer. To this Jewish woman, he said, "I know who starts this war. They're the owners of Jewish-German banks." he said by patting a number of papers in his jacket pocket. "I have the proof, here, a number of facts! I can't show it because it's incomplete. I'll get it all soon!" he clearly aiming Rotshchild.

When interviewed by the New York Times on Christmas 1921, he said, "They, the Jews themselves tell me about their involvement with the war. Even those trying to convince me strong on this issue. On the boat there are two prominent Jews. As we sail, they proudly say about the Jewish race excess. They also say that they have managed to control the world through their control of gold. They also say that only the Jewish leaders who are able to stop the course of battle. At first I'm reluctant to believe, but they're so spirit trying to convince me. They then give the details about how they suck the money, how they master the basic ingredients for the war, and so on. They say the details until I finally believe it "he said.

At that time Ford became convinced that behind every war and major world events, there was a big conspiracy driven by International Jew. He then investigated the issue, which was in America known as the "Jewish Question" (Jewish Question), and found that one of the International Jewish forces that must be broken was the field of media.

To break this hegemony, he bought a small weekly newspaper in his hometown, Michigan. It was the Dearborn Independent. Through his expertise, the newspaper expanded and became a national media that published the funnel against Jewish hegemony.

He hired the US' private investigators and ordered them to dig up the facts about International Jewish hegemony. A rubric was made in the newspaper which specifically revealed that all matters relating to the Jewish International's rottenness in America was taboo. The articles in the newspaper was later made into a book, "The International Jew" (1977). In a short time, the book became the best seller and was translated into 16 languages worldwide. In America this book was sold at 10 million copies. One of the documents relating to the International Jewish Conspiracy (which always be the matter of discussion in US) was the Zions protocols.

A number of parties said the document was genuine, while others were so eager to declare the document was false and it was deliberately launched by a group of anti-Semitic. About this document he stated, "I don't want to get caught up in the debate whether the document is fake or genuine. The only statement that I can spend with respect to this, for whatever reason, is that everything that happens in this world today is in accordance with the document's content. The protocols are in accordance with the occurrence of an ongoing ... "

With this attitude, he was reaping a lot of resistance from International Jewish figures. Pressure by the pressure experienced by him. A prominent US Jewish lawyer, Louis Marshall, sued him for a public apology for his actions and anti-Jewish views. All his business activities was intercepted. In his financial hardship, a mysterious car accident happened to him and caused him lying in the hospital. Many people mentioned the accident wasn't pure accident, but an assassination attempt by certain parties who didn't like him. Due to various pressures that happened, he finally signed a fake of apology letter to the American Jewish community and the world.

But after this false apology, his attitudes and actions were never changed. He remained to commit with his ideals. He died on April 7, 1947 in Dearborn, USA.
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(AZ- LA, December 2010)

Adriaan Zef : This is my special gift for your gift, ... and to our precious moments on my birthday. I love you.

Cisca Zarmansyah : Thank you, Zef

Valentino Vie : baby, is he a pig at your party? haha... it's my turn to pop for the Ford now!!


XmAs 5
by Cisca Zarmansyah (videos)
9:15




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CieL- FreYa Ceastle: The absolute evil in Harry Potter story (vampire, witch, soul-sucking), it's all the time and can give birth to crimes without stop. The concept of such world is potential to increase the number of children who are not happy, as well as the aggressive people and troublemakers to other people. Until the 18th century, people believe in white magic (good) and black magic (bad), and somehow they believe that white magic to help the spread kindness. However, in Harry Potter, good magic and evil are not separate, using the same weapon, and both use objects that are used in bad magic (such as: the body, urine, blood, crows, ground burial). However, it's implied that evil magic is used for murder and death. As a result, children are directed towards magic (especially evil magic) and also what is called as the dark science.

Cisca Zarmansyah: I don't know why the blood (another element which causes mental violence) is very much visualized in children's books, but if we believe blood isn't shown on TV news programs, it will be difficult for us to understand the author's purpose. But, anyhow, I agree with you. Use of the terms such "blood, death, soul-sucking" aren't usefull at all. It only causes the mental terror in children whose perception is limited to the physically/visible things.

Fairuz Azalia: Me, too. The concept of violence into the spirit with a mind's frame to accept the "other" as the enemy has become widespread. Therefore, some children had begun to act on behalf of shadows and they started saying that they have superhuman strength. The negative side is very clearly implied in Harry Potter's stories.

Valentino Vie : Yes, I notice you simply pay attention to this phenomenon. In terms of religion and God's power, this series emphasize a world without design and owner, someone who has no concept of God or purpose. Creation, murder, and life is connected with mysticism comes from a world that is chaotic and without God. This concept is intended that God in all religions tied to the power of magic and sorcery. Harry has almost the role of God, because he has supernatural powers from an unknown source.

In terms of mental disorder, both good and evil are using violence against each other. In fact, violence against violence is a major theme. All of these violent messages delivered in people's subconscious over and over without stopping, and thus leave a negative impact. Even the fairies are used as a symbol of goodness in the book is described as a crime fairy. It's known the mental damage on a person's personality is more dangerous than physical damage.

From the interaction with evil and demons, this series contains many parables devil. One of them is interaction of harry and the snake at the zoo, and the owl carrying a letter for him. Both of these animals are clearly the witchcraft's world sign.

Actually, the Quran shows the snake as "the devil which directs men towards the apostasy". (P.S: My wife told me about it)

The victims who afraid of the demons are usually the innocent and unlucky girls. Even the author writes they are killed in a way as the cats being killed and their blood taken 3 days thereafter, and the meaning of satanic's suicide by a cult called "the devil's suicide"

Furthermore, the cemetery that attracts the Satanists often appears in this book. "The ritual of drinking the blood" of a satanic is based on their belief that they become stronger with the blood of cats being killed by torture. It's also depicted.

CieL- FreYa Ceastle: http://www.catholicnewsage​ncy.com/news/harry_potter_​wrong_model_of_a_hero_vati​can_newspaper_says/



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J.K. Rowling's successful character Harry Potter is the wrong model of a hero, says the Vatican daily L'Osservatore Romano in its Monday-Tuesday edition.

Cisca Zarmansyah It seems we need to probe more deeply. JK. Rowling isn't an ordinary housewife! I think her knowledge about witchcraft isn't flowing in her mind only, maybe there are few things behind this. The major influence comes from where she completes her first novel, it's on Edinburgh and University of Exeter which officially gives the occultism teaching.

CieL- FreYa Ceastle .... do you remember The Mirror of Erised?

Cisca Zarmansyah Sure.... hehehe.... Erised = desirE
( read it from R to L )...


La fiN dE déceMbre 2010 (Je Veux rEntReR à la mAisOn)
by Cisca Zarmansyah (videos)
3:03


"If we love just because the heart's yearning to be a wonderful thing for another soul's life, we are almost called as the angel."
*****
December was my party's month. The invitations that have flowed since the end of November came from various circles of friends.

I certainly didn't celebrate it, as well as friends who invited me. Although they were born and baptized, most of them had forgetten the last time they went to church.

So, what kind of Christmas party for those who never went to church? It was definitely exciting. My old friends who used to joke with me came through Facebook. Those who were working abroad would return to their respective countries, and of course Christmas party was an event that shouldn't be missed to meet friends.

In a Christmas party, I couldn't resist tears because I was so surprised by the presence of friend who had just served in Afghanistan. Every month he sent the letter via email, taught me to appreciate the friendship and of course about the life. Every breath to him was a precious momentum. It was fair enough if the bullets and bombs became part of his daily life, and of course the next breath was quite valuable. When I saw him in a healthy, in safe and sound condition, his feet and hands were complete without a disability, I took a deep breath. I was so relieved.

To me, the spirit of Christmas parties was togetherness, togethers, exchanging the news, sharing the stories, dreams and hopes.

John who served in Darfur didn't deterrent to return, although his life was often at stake. Michael, who got laid off because of the global financial crisis was still optimistic, even he felt closer to his son after he was unemployed. Cate who dreamed of the women's empowering in Tonga ( it's one of the Pacific islands), didn't go to church on Christmas day, but she was willing to fly from Rome to Paris, specifically to see me in the Christmas mood. Of course I was very flattered. Her reason was, "It's Christmas, ... time to get together!"

We're not talking about God in Christmas festivities. There were no church songs or the Gospel's verses was read, let alone the prayer. Those present were cheese, champagne, wine and music with "dung dung dung's" rhythm, and... we rocked.

With a friend who didn't like "dung dung dung's" music, we chose a quiet restaurant. The night was crocheted with our life's journey story. Of course, not every story was about happiness, but there was also the bitterness and failure. Everything wasn't to be regrettable, it made us closer.

Then about Christmas gifts. Last Saturday Zef was knocking my door with a bottle of white wine. "I know you don't celebrate it,..." he said with a half whisper, "... Neither I, ... but... it's Chrismas!" and we laughed together. It didn't seem rational, but it was really sweet.

So, was it true that Christmas spirit has lost when religiosity was fading? No. I just discovered the beauty and sincerity, beneath bah humbug, nyah nyah nyah...aahahaha ....

Christmas celebration brought us together without the religion's label. May be people would accuse us as the unbelievers. "Why doesn't God is mentioned? Why doesn't Jesus is worshiped? "

What a heck! History has shown millions of lives become casualties of the conflict of religion during the centuries of time. The conflict occured because the arrogant attitude to the truth of their respective beliefs. And Christmas party was able to demolish it.

At Christmas 2008 I was busy cooking Le Reveillon. I entertained Christian students for dinner. They had no family to celebrate Christmas. For me, that was the best Christmas gift I could give. It was the togetherness.

Congratulations to those who celebrate this Christmas.
*****
(CZ Lacalifusa - early morning December 25, 2010)




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Valentino Vie : Viens ici, ma femme...
Vous pleurent quand quelqu'un d'autre heureux, et vous cachez votre tristesse derrière ton rire joyeux. Ecoutez mes paroles. Douleur dans le passé n'est arrivé qu'une fois. Ne pas répéter dans votre esprit que vous voulez prolonger votre douleur, parce que ce serait une double peine, de renforcer et affaiblir votre coeur. Paix et remontez-vous à Dieu. Je t'aime. Espérons que nous aurons toujours le temps pour affronter la journée même ensemble. Ensemble pour toujours dans toute l'éternité.
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(V - Place Des Vosges, Décembre 2010)

Almira Izzati :
So stick up the ivy and the bays,
And then restore the heathen ways.
Green will remind you of the spring,
Though this great day denies the thing.
And mortifies the earth and all
But your wild revels, and loose hall.
Could you wear flowers, and roses strow
Blushing upon your breasts' warm snow,
That very dress your lightness will
Rebuke, and wither at the ill.
The brightness of this day we owe
Not unto music, masque, nor show:
Nor gallant furniture, nor plate
But to the manger's mean estate.
His life while here, as well as birth,
Was but a check to pomp and mirth
And all man's greatness you may see
Condemned by His humility.
Then leave your open house and noise,
To welcome Him with holy joys,
And the poor shepherd's watchfulness:
Whom light and hymns from heaven did bless.
What you abound with, cast abroad
To those that want, and ease your load.
Who empties thus, will bring more in
But riot is both loss and sin.
Dress finely what comes not in sight,
And then you keep your Christmas right.
( The True Christmas - HENRY VAUGHN )

Cisca Zarmansyah : The trumpet lies in the dust. The wind is weary, the light is dead. Ah, the evil day! Come fighters, carrying your flags and singer with your songs! Come pilgrims, hurrying on your journey! The trumpet lies in the dust waiting for us. I was on my way to the temple with my evening offerings. Seeking for the heaven of rest after the day's dusty toil. Hoping my hurts would be healed and stains in my garments washed white, When I found thy trumpet lying in the dust.

Has it not been the time for me to light my lamp? Has my evening not come to bring me sleep? O thou blood-red rose, where have my poppies faded? I was certain my wanderings were over and my debts all paid. When suddenly I came upon thy trumpet lying in the dust.

Strike my drowsy heart with the spell of youth! Let my joy in life blaze up in fire. Let the shafts of awakening fly piercing the heart of night and a thrill of dread shake the palsied blindness, I have come to raise thy trumpet from the dust.

Sleep is no more for me - my walk shall be through showers of arrows. Some shall run out of their houses and come to my side - some shall weep, Some in their beds shall toss and groan in dire dreams: For to-night thy trumpet shall be sounded.

From thee I had asked peace only to find shame. Now I stand before thee - help me to don my armour! Let hard blows of trouble strike fire into my life. Let my heart beat in pain - beating the drum of thy victory. My hands shall be utterly emptied to take up thy trumpet.
(The Trumpet - RABINDRANATH TAGORE)

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CZ

"Thank you for your perception! I like your romantic side, even if I do not always comment and I'm glad that you're in my circle of friends."
(Courtesies by: Wolfgang A. Gerhardt)

Wolfgang A.Gerhardt : May be you like this Sunday collage

Cisca Zarmansyah : Before today, there never was a person doing this to me. You create a simple matter to look special. This is a special thing for me.

Cisca Zarmansyah : Thank you. I love it. I love you, my friend.

CieL- FreYa Ceastle : Hmm, he's so nice...















"I am me.
In all the world,
there is no one else exactly like me.
Everything that comes out of me
is authentically mine,
because I alone chose it --
I own everything about me:
my body,
my feelings,
my mouth,
my voice,
all my actions,
whether they be to others or myself.
I own my fantasies,
my dreams,
my hopes,
my fears.
I own my triumphs and successes,
all my failures and mistakes.
Because I own all of me,
I can become intimately acquainted with me.
By so doing,
I can love me
and be friendly with all my parts.
I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me,
and other aspects that I do not know
-- but as long as I am friendly
and loving to myself,
I can courageously and hopefully
look for solutions
to the puzzles and ways
to find out more about me.
However I look and sound,
whatever I say and do,
and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time
is authentically me.
If later some parts of how I looked,
sounded,
thought,
and felt
turn out to be unfitting,
I can discard that which is unfitting,
keep the rest,
and invent something new
for that which I discarded.
I can see,
hear,
feel,
think,
say, and do.
I have the tools to survive,
to be close to others,
to be productive,
and to make sense
and order out of the world of people
and things outside of me.
I own me,
and therefore,
I can engineer me.
I am me,
and I am okay."

VIRGINIA SATIR
(American Phychologist and Educator, 1916-1988)