Friday, October 22, 2010

Oscar Wilde

picture courtesy of Disney
Since October is halloween month, I'll keep posting halloween pics from Disney (of course).
Well, I read about Oscar Wilde, little did I know that he did the story of Dorain Gray. I loved that movie. i never read the book, I'm sure there is more in the book then the movie but none the less, I loved the movie.
I must say, that Wilde had a colorful life & was a colorful person. In today's world we would call him bi-sexual with preference to men. Even back before Roman times being bi-sexual or gay existed. So, when I read about someone from the 1800's being this way it does not shock me. This has been in the world longer then we have. I do not go so far as judging anyone on those basis. I am a person who likes a realtionship with one man, what others do is up to them.
Wilde was also a free thinker who's truthful quotes live long and still ring. He was born way before his time and I don't think the world was ready for him.
So, I will leave you with one of his quotes:
"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all."

Friday, October 15, 2010

Oscar Wilde Quotes

picture courtesy of Darlene's Hodgepodge
Darlene sent me some Oscar Wilde quotes and I thought all of them where great. But, one stood out above all the rest:
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars"
This spoke to me because my parents were always telling me "to look to the stars"
I'm wondering if they took this saying from Oscar Wilde's quote. I don't know much about Oscar Wilde but I'm going to do some research on him. It sounds like an interesting journey :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Lie, Is A Lie

Remember the game we used to play as children, you tell one person a story and when it gets to the last person, the story had changed. It was to teach us not to believe gossip because the true story gets lost in the telling.

There is also something that they needed to teach, when one person tells a lie to ten people and those ten tell ten, it is still a lie. No matter how many times it is told it is a lie, it will not and can not, ever become the truth. Because a lie is a lie, no matter how many times its told.

Take care, everyone :)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

Darlene from Darlene's Hodgepodge sent this to me. The words touched my heart so much I wanted to share so it can touch your heart also :)
When I am having a hard day all of you from blogland lift my heart. My spirits soar with just a click away. Thank you :)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Penrose's, Chew's & Baber's

We watched the new Robin Hood & Prince of Persia movies. They both are great, I think this Robin Hood is the closest to the real truth than any other. Both movies had 2 things in common: destiny & karma. I'd like to share with you my own family's destiny & karma.

The Penrose's, Chew's & Baber's are old English families. All 3 were knights of the Crusades, all 3 were knights of the templar, all 3 lived in the Somerset/Bristol area. Penrose & Baber were physcians of King Richard & King John. The 3 families had a bond that would expand for centuries, without some of them even knowing it.

In the 1600's Penrose & Chew would leave England. Penrose to Philadelphia, Chew to Maryland. Chew would sell his manor called "Chew Manor" to Baber. The manor has kept its name to this day. The Baber family would fall into displeasure with the power that ruled England, one family was allowed to stay & keep Chew Manor while the others were sent to Virginia, New Zealand & Austrilia.

The Penrose & Chew families would unite in marriage, my grandfather & grandmother. The Baber family would go from Virginia to South Carolina then to Colorado.

In the 1950's my father being a Chew/Penrose would become friends with Frank Baber & his sister Zona. After my fathers death, it was Frank Baber that would take me as his foster daughter & raise me.

The Penrose, Chew & Baber family circle completed. I believe in destiny, tho I do not know its reason.