When the hunter spit in my face, I felt the familiar rush that always preceded my deadly encounters. But this time, for Maradin's sake, I maintained my composure. "Wait a minute my friend, " I said, as I put my hand up in a gesture of amity, "you have it all wrong. I only stopped by to help her with some repairs in trade for food. I will be on my way now." "Don't call me your friend, you useless key seeker, " he snarled. "You key seekers are worse than leeches, living off hard working people like us. You're all lazy and will do anything to stay as far away from work as you can. What you really want is a free ride, as well as any innocent maidens that come your way. Be careful, you skinny beggar, or I'll make you wish you were never born! " I looked down, and again held my hand up in a gesture of innocence, but Maradin's fiancé was unrelenting. "You're as useless as this brainless woman. She couldn't wait for me to fix the roof, could she? Did she tell you that I was busy hunting to save up for our wedding?
Several weeks after the meeting with Ariya, we were making our way across a meadow when we unexpectedly ran across the most charming yellow cottage one could imagine. Nestled in the wood line behind a gorgeous flower garden with carefully tended vegetable patches on both sides, the cottage couldn't have been more enchanting. It was even surrounded by a white picket fence with a red barn behind teaming with livestock. Everything was neat and orderly; including the lovely tropical flowers in full bloom bursting out of their pots on the windowsills. .. and attending to some laundry in the yard was a most beautiful young maiden with long, silky hair, and a flowing red dress. She looked up from her laundry basket for a moment just as Conqueror and I crested the ridge, and as soon as she saw us she ran for the cottage as fast as she could. I looked down at my ragged robe and dirty feet and realized what a fearful sight I must be, with my matted hair and unkempt beard, and held up my hand, signaling that I meant no harm.
Josh climbed out of bed and sat on the "race car" that he and his father built before he left. He was only 7 but he remembers his father as if it were yesterday, his strong arms that used to pick him up and embrace him, the smell of his aftershave. He seems so close... The car has an orange crate as the front end and a 2x6 as the middle rail. The baby buggy wheels on the bottom allowed it to glide smoothly and easily across the floor and the steering wheel allow for some limited turning ability left and right. The "brake" was a simple 1x1 screwed to the side of the car behind him so it would drag on the ground when pulled up. Making racing noises as he moves the wheel back and forth, he imagines himself in a race - making the turns in the track easily as he completes lap after lap. As he was rounding the final turn, his sister walked by his door and told him "don't go too fast on that thing - wouldn't want you to hurt yourself! ". "Don't worry Susie! It would NEVER hurt me! " He says and completes the sound of the engine winding down at the end of the race.
Weeks drifted by with no sign of Ariya, or anybody else for that matter, but the silence was eerie, compelling me to look over my shoulder more often now. I was back where my enemies might find me, and my life was definitely in grave danger. They knew that I was still alive. One morning just before dawn, Ariya appeared for last time during this early phase of my journey. "I see you are still safe, my great king! " She said, as she swooped down in front of me from the treetops. "But you must be vigilant. The horse will protect you in my absence, as well as others yet unknown, but don't let your guard down." She stopped speaking for a long moment while she seemed to gaze into my heart. "You have made yourself worthy by staying true to your quest during these first five years of isolation, " she continued, "and now your battle begins in earnest. Your heart and intuition long for the Source, but your strong mind and logic doesn't; they hate the Source because they want to be boss, and therefore will oppose the quiet, still voice of your heart every time.
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The Person Although the world knows him as Pablo Picasso, his full name was 'Pablito Diego Jose Santiago Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Crispin Crispiniano de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad Ruiz Blasco y Picasso Lopez'. Till the age of nineteen he used the name Ruiz Blasco after his father before changing his name after his mother. Picasso liked to enjoy the time in the company of his friends when he was not painting. His friends were as distinguished as Gertrude Stein, Andre Breton and Apollinaire. He was never satisfied with one life partner. There always used to be mistresses to give him company besides his wife. His most distinguished lover was the famous artist Dora Maar. Guernica Guernica (1937) is possibly the most famous war painting of Picasso. Guernica is a place in Spain which was devastated by German bombing. The dark and somber mood of this painting reflects Picasso's attitude to war and depicts its brutal and inhuman nature. This painting was in the Museum of Modern Art in New York till 1981 when it was returned to Spain.
The next morning I discovered a dull ax behind the cottage that I sharpened to a razor's edge. I thought that cutting a few days' supply of firewood and stacking it neatly along the fence to repay the maiden for her thoughtfulness would be a good idea. I must admit; I was quite taken with the young woman who exhibited so much charity and so little fear. "If only she knew who I really was, " I mused. While I was stacking the wood, I noticed some shingles missing from the roof. "Why not?" I thought, "I could repay her graciousness with some repairs before I leave, and it should take no more than a few hours. It would be the right thing to do, and I could still be gone by mid-morning." When I told Maradin of my intentions, she was thrilled. "How wonderful, " she exclaimed. "It started to leak inside but I had no idea how to fix it. My father took care of things like that, and I must apologize that my fiancé is so busy hunting, he doesn't have time to do much around here." As I watched and listened to her, I was becoming concerned about this absent fiancé.
Langston Hughes stands as a literary and cultural translation of the political resistance and campaign of black consciousness leaders such as Martin Luther King to restore the rights of the black citizenry thus fulfilling the ethos of the American dream, which is celebrated universally every year around February to April. Hughes' overriding sense of a social and cultural purpose tied to his sense of the past, the present and the future of black America commends his life and works as having much to learn from to inspire us to move forward and to inform and guide our steps as we move forward to create a great future. Hughes is also significant since he seems to have conveniently spanned the genres: poetry, drama, novel and criticism leaving an indelible stamp on each. At 21 years of age he had published in all four (4) areas. For he always considered himself an artist in words who would venture into every single area of literary creativity, because there were readers for whom a story meant more than a poem or a song lyric meant more than a story and Hughes wanted to reach that individual and his kind.
Ian Fleming was born Ian Lancaster Fleming 100 years ago this month (May 1908) in Mayfair London. He is probably best known for introducing the world to a super spy character (very loosely based on himself) James Bond. Ian worked as a journalist in his early life in he 1930s for the Reuters news service. On the eve of war in 1939 Ian Fleming was recruited into the Royal Naval Volunteer service as a Reserve lieutenant. Moving through the ranks Fleming eventually worked for the Naval Intelligence Division. In 1953 James Bond was born with the publication of the first Bond Novel Casino Royale. James Bond was famously named after the ornithologist James Bond, as Fleming was seeking a subtle name. A further 13 books followed Live and Let Die (1954), Moonraker (1955) (A short Story Collection including stories titled, From a View to a Kill, For Your Eyes Only, Risico, Quantum of Solace The Hildebrand Rarity), Diamonds Are Forever (1956), From Russia with Love (1957), Dr. No (1958), Goldfinger (1959), For Your Eyes Only (1960), Thunderball (1961), The Spy Who Loved Me (1962), On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1963), You Only Live Twice (1964), The Man with the Golden Gun (1965), and Octopussy and The Living Daylights (1966) - another short story collection - later editions include the stories The Property of a Lady and 007 in New York.
A few weeks passed by with no further sign of Ariya, as I continued this strange quest for a mystical key. I didn't know where I was going, or perhaps I did. At any rate, one morning while I was wading through a flooded area after a heavy thunderstorm, I found myself sinking. The more I struggled, the deeper I sank. Conqueror started in but I commanded him to hold, while I remained motionless and tried to think. I knew that quicksand likes its victims to struggle, so I remained still, but nevertheless, I was slowly sinking, as I frantically looked for something to grab on to. No branches were within reach in the middle of this mud hole where I found myself, so I tried a swimming motion with my arms, which proved nearly disastrous as I sank to within inches of my nose. Conqueror headed in, disobeying my orders, and began sinking as well, but got close enough so that I was able to grab his mane and hold myself up. Now we were both sinking. Suddenly, a tree oddly uprooted itself from the side of the pit and fell directly across it, near enough for me to reach.