Happy New Year!!

Happy Chinese and Lunar New Year!! Happy Year of the Rabbit!! Image taken on Internet The rabbit is the fourth animal in the Chinese zodiac, It symbolizes grace, beauty, mercy, and good luck. It is also associated with the moon, because of the Jade Rabbit who, according to the myth, lives there. People born in…

Happy Winter Solstice (Northern Hemisphere)

If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, today you can celebrate the winter solstice, the longest and darkest night of the year and the shortest day of the year. Celebrations of this day are among the oldest in human history, as today represents the day from which you have more daylight and also the beginning…

Poem of the Day – The Lady of Shalott by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Today's Poem of the Day is The Lady of Shalott, by Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson of Aldworth and Freshwater, Fellow of the Royal Society (Somersby, Lincolnshire, 6 August 1809 – Lurgashall, Sussex, 6 October 1892), an English poet. He was the Poet Laureate during much of Queen Victoria's reign (1837 - 1901). Tennyson is…

Happy Lhabab Düchen!

Today the Buddhists following the Tibetan tradition celebrate Lhabab Düchen ( ལྷ་བབས་དུས་ཆེན་). Lhabab Düchen is one of the four Buddhist festivals commemorating four events in the life of the Buddha (the other three are: Chotrul Duchen (the Butter Lamp Festival, on the last day of Losar) - the Buddha's miraculous deeds, Saga Dawa Duchen - The…

Poetry of the day – Roman by Arthur Rimbaud

Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud (Charleville, 20 October 1854 – Marseille, 10 November 1891) was a French poet known for his transgressive and surreal themes. He influenced modern literature and arts, prefiguring Surrealism, Symbolism, and Dadaism. Rimbaud, image taken from Wikipedia ROMAN I On n'est pas sérieux, quand on a dix-sept ans.—Un beau soir, foin des…

Remember, Remember, the 5th of November

Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Bonfire Night, is an annual commemoration observed on November 5th, primarily in Great Britain, involving bonfires and fireworks displays. The celebration remembers the events of November 5th,1605 O.S., when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the Catholic plotters had placed beneath the…

Happy Birthday, John Keats

Happy Birthday, John Keats (31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821)!! TO AUTUMN Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run; To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees, And fill all fruit with ripeness…