1000 petals by axinia

the only truth I know is my own experience

Why it is good to celebrate birthdays August 26, 2008

 image by axinia

Today in the morning I`ve got a call from an old friend with some heartfelt birthday wishes. He said “I know you are a happy person and it is difficult to wish you something… I wish you that today you will not only be happy, but that you feel very festive and celebrate this day properly!” – and that was The Message!

When we get older, many of us stop celebrating birthdays  – at least what I see around. Especially in the West, which is obsessed with youth, ladies don`t want to show off their aging. And so the beautiful child-like celebration slowly dies out…

I followed the advice and kept the festive and joyful mood the whole day long, and that felt great! – I think the importance and the power of a birthday is that it takes you back to the roots, reminds on a child in you and awakens some unique sweetness… And also when other people learn about your birthday, their hearts melt and they the pour their best wishes upon you… Such are very moving and benevolent moments in life!

Let`s keep celebrating our birthdays!

(for those who got their second birth via self-realisation this special pleasure is twice a year 🙂 )

LOVE; axinia

 

A unique blog about Russia July 2, 2008

 image by axinia (landing in Moscow)

How many good things do you know about Russia? If you google “Russia positive”  – you will find mostly the news about HIV positives in Russia , if you try it with Google page on “Good Russia”  – there are more sceptical than really good news either.

Russia has been and still is a mystery for the rest of the world. Basically it lays on the Russia`s national policy: as a self-sufficient country, Russia sees no need in self-promotion (as some other countries do). That is why so much of the fascinating information remains unknown to the non-Russian speaking people.

Seeing all that, and actually being fed up with the negative news on Russia, I decided to start a special project – a multy-authors Blog under the title “1000 things you never knew about Russia”.  Actually I was planning a post “10 things about Russia you never knew”, but discovered that 10 are too less – these are innumerate facts and interesting observations… May be I will still start with this post here, on 1000petals – but the blog will be created too!

I am looking for the co-authors (Russians who can write in English) or Russophiles 🙂 It can become a big thing, and a very valuable source for many researches and just curious souls. It wonder if it would be possible to make such a blog to the opinion leader in the field or  – another possibility –  if would be possibly banned (even by WordPress, like this one – an American writing about Russian Women)…

So basically that was a short promotion of something that does not exist yet 🙂 Hope with your support I will find out how good this idea actually is.

Thanks and LOVE, axinia

 

 
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