Sunday Poem~ At Last

by Christina Rossetti (to read more about the poet, click the author’s name)

 

http://academyofamericanpoets.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/y/9BA839988BC92FF5/F7AC937704804FC38BD4C707EBCCB890

I couldn’t wait for Valentine’s Day for this gem!

Make your day count!

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

 

 

Disabled photo exhibit~

Highlighting handicapped creative works lightens my spirit.

Creativity is a feature in my life and sharing art, well,

I am a believer in sharing

and All Things Magical 😉

Enjoy the show!

http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/local/3931924-video-through-their-eyes-photography-exhibit-shows-work-people-disabilities

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a  nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

Sunday Poem ~ (also author of ‘Jungle Book’)

The Power of the Dog

Rudyard Kipling, 18651936

There is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day;
And when we are certain of sorrow in store,
Why do we always arrange for more?
Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
 
Buy a pup and your money will buy
Love unflinching that cannot lie—
Perfect passion and worship fed
By a kick in the ribs or a pat on the head.
Nevertheless it is hardly fair
To risk your heart for a dog to tear.
 
When the fourteen years which Nature permits
Are closing in asthma, or tumour, or fits,
And the vet’s unspoken prescription runs
To lethal chambers or loaded guns,
Then you will find—it’s your own affair—
But … you’ve given your heart to a dog to tear.
 
When the body that lived at your single will,
With its whimper of welcome, is stilled (how still!).
When the spirit that answered your every mood
Is gone—wherever it goes—for good,
You will discover how much you care,
And will give your heart to a dog to tear.
 
We’ve sorrow enough in the natural way,
When it comes to burying Christian clay.
Our loves are not given, but only lent,
At compound interest of cent per cent.
Though it is not always the case, I believe,
That the longer we’ve kept ’em, the more do we grieve:
For, when debts are payable, right or wrong,
A short-time loan is as bad as a long—
So why in—Heaven (before we are there)
Should we give our hearts to a dog to tear?

This poem is in the public domain.

Rudyard Kipling

Joseph Rudyard Kipling is best known for his novels The Jungle Book, The Second Jungle Book, and Kim, and his most famous poem, “If“.

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility
‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~Aristotle
Victoria Kaloss

Not an Oscar Award – a RARE photography Award!

I love movies, truly I do.

However, I love photography too and reading this article excited the daylights (pun intended) within me.

Ken Whitmire, with 60 years of service, has accepted a rare Lifetime Achievement Award from the Professional Photographers of America.

So rare commemorating a photographer in such grandeur.

Enjoy!

You’ll have to copy and paste the link – sorry but it is worth the extra time, in my humble opinion.

http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/local/honoring-a-life-in-focus-national-photography-group-awards-rare/article_7356f862-bf11-11e5-9b28-8bedce1e7cc5.html

 

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kalos

Martin Luther King, Jr.

I know, the calendar is dated ‘2014’ – sadly, the message remains relevant.

I thank Dr. King for his civil rights stand – if not for him and other brave souls, civil rights for all people may never have spotlighted.

Yes, civil rights continue marching forward, his work incomplete;

and yet, his soul speaks every moment of every day if you have the heart to hear him.

Thank you, Martin Luther King, Jr. – you are one of my personal heroes.

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

Sunday Poem~ To Hope

by Charlotte Smith

http://academyofamericanpoets.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/y/9C8DEA58E182F607/F7AC937704804FC38BD4C707EBCCB890

‘To Hope,’ surprised me, Smith’s words kept me glued to the screen.

Hope you enjoy as much as I did!

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the away it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

Honoring Alan Rickman~

Alan Rickman’s death has left a hole in the hearts of Potter fans, film fans, theater fans.

His gifts proved everlasting.

This is one way, British are memorializing one of their country’s talented actors.

http://mashable.com/2016/01/14/alan-rickman-memorial-platform-9-34/#DZHOcHlrG5qh

I’ll be watching him in Sense and Sensibility and Love Actually – just more reasons to admire his acting abilities and be grateful he left a library of films.

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘Always–‘ ~ Severus Snape; Alan Rickman

Victoria Kaloss

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