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Today — 17 October 2021Main stream

Music & Art Mix 386: songs, drawing, movie & photography art by Michel Montecrossa & Mirakali

17 October 2021 at 09:16
By: MiraSG

‘Port On Another Planet’ – drawing by Michel Montecrossa

Description: ‘Port On Another Planet’, Mirapuri, 2013, Wax crayon and pen on paper, 29,7 x 21 cm

Listen to the tracks ‘Great Love – The Master Of Our Game’ by Michel Montecrossa and ‘Adventure Of Love’ by Mirakali

Please pay the artists for their music

Movie: ‘Cosmic Leap’ – Video created by Mirakali, Music by Michel Montecrossa

Photo: Branch & Sun – photo by Mirakali

More songs and movies: www.MichelMontecrossa.com

Explore Michel Montecrossa’s art, music, movies & more  on his facebook page and on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Montecrossa

Mirakali’s Homepage:  https://mirakali.net/

Tobacco Farming in the South During the 1900’s

16 October 2021 at 01:18
Workers in a tobacco field. In 2014 I joined a group on Facebook, named “I Farmed Tobacco as a Child.” But before I applied to join, I explained that I wanted to learn more about life on a tobacco farm because I had never experienced that life but had lived near tobacco fields and farms … More Tobacco Farming in the South During the 1900’s

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Tobacco Planting and Harvesting in NC's Olden Days 1

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Today’s Art: Multiple Realities drawings and paintings by Michel Montecrossa, part 300

17 October 2021 at 05:08
By: MiraSG

Today’s Art: ‘The Sunman’ – drawing by Michel Montecrossa

Description: ’The Sunman’, Miravillage, 2013, wax crayon on canvas, 49 x 58,5 cm

Michel Montecrossa Homepage: www.MichelMontecrossa.com

Become Michel Montecrossa’s friend on facebook: www.facebook.com/michel.montecrossa

All Michel Montecrossa Paintings and Drawings are available as High Resolution Digital Art Prints on canvas, either in standard-size A1 (59,4 cm x 84,1 cm) or on demand in other formats. See here previews of all paintings & drawings: http://michelmontecrossa.com/gallery/paintings-drawings

Send your order to: Filmaur Multimedia, Danziger Str. 1, 82131 Gauting near Munich, t: +49 (0)89-8508555, eMail: Filmaur@Mirapuri-Enterprises.com

Visit exhibitions of Michel Montecrossa’s art:

Read here about ‘THE ENERGY OF ART’ ART EXHIBITION of Michel Montecrossa paintings and drawings at the Mirapuri New Art Gallery (Mirapuri-Coiromonte, Italy)

Read here about the new ‘ART FOR FUTURE – KUNST FÜR DIE ZUKUNFT’ EXHIBITION 2020 – 2022 of Michel Montecrossa paintings and drawings at the New Art Gallery at the Filmaur Multimedia House (Gauting near Munich, Germany)

FOTD – October 16 – Autumn Leaves

16 October 2021 at 19:00
Welcome to my Flower of the Day Challenge (FOTD).  Please feel free to post every day or when you you feel like it.  Don’t forget that my FOTD challenge accepts […]

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October 16 – Blue from 2020 PastSquares

16 October 2021 at 13:11
This is my entry for Becky’s October PastSquares challenge. On the bottom of this post I have a list of Becky’s 16 topics she’s used in the past four years. […]

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Share Your Desktop – October 2021

16 October 2021 at 10:27
Here is my entry for Clare over at Clare’s Cosmo blog monthly challenge, Share Your Desktop. I’ve gathered a list of challenges and their hosts.  So if you know a […]

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COVID-19 Discourse: What Are We Doing, and Where Do We Go from Here?

16 October 2021 at 00:42
Image by geralt, via Pixabay

It’s been a while since I posted on this blog, but I’m writing tonight to say that the COVID-19 discourse bothers me. Most of the contentiousness involves vaccines and treatments (namely Ivermectin). Also, I have seen the effect that these discussions have had on people.

I may make a series of posts on the subject, but that would require a lot of research and commitment. However, there is at least one post that I have started working on that is pressing.


What Is Bothering Me About the COVID-19 Discourse?

Off the top of my head, these aspects of the pandemic have bothered me:

  • The pandemic response by the United States government
  • How people politicized the pandemic from the beginning
  • How fear has turned people against each other
  • Propaganda (its effectiveness, how blatant it is, how it has contributed to people turning people against each other)
  • The effects shutdowns have had on individuals and small businesses
  • Other things that the pandemic has exposed about various governments, human nature, and society at large

After more than a year and a half, I have barely taken part in discussions about COVID-19. For the most part, these discussions have been landmines. Talk about vaccines and treatments has been the most contentious from multiple angles. However, I have noticed that people with a specific political outlook have been responsible for most toxicity.


What Would I Like to Talk About Regarding the COVID-19 Discourse?

If I do make some in-depth posts about the pandemic, these are a few of the topics that I would like to talk about:

  • This pandemic has shown me the worst of humanity.
  • What makes someone an “anti-vaxxer?”
  • What should we have done to deal with the pandemic properly?
  • Why are we turning on each other?
  • Was Joe Biden right in calling this “the pandemic of the unvaccinated”?

If I do get around to making these posts, I will go back to this one and add the links here.

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Yesterday — 16 October 2021Main stream

Short Story: Her Fan, Her Weapon

15 October 2021 at 19:00

Written in response to the Inktober prompt #7: Fan.

~Her Fan, Her Weapon~

Her fan is her weapon.

Among the flowing gowns and bright chandeliers, the purple and silver leaf hides her sharp smile, helping her blend in with the socialites around her.

In the shadows, the honed iron ribs slices as cleanly as any knife. In the restrictive dress favoured by the ladies of the land, it’s hard to fight, so she makes sure every strike counts.

Many have asked to touch her fan, a faux pass in her culture. All are rejected. They think that the fan is just a quaint decoration. She’ll keep it that way as long as she can.

~End~

Genre: general

Inktober attempt:

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October 17th-KANNADASAN MEMORIAL DAY.

16 October 2021 at 18:30
அக்டோபர்-17: 'கவியரசர்' கண்ணதாசனின் 38 ஆவது நினைவு நாள் இன்று –  www.patrikai.com

This week’s Sunday Story is of different type (Post Number 2650) – normally should have been a Tale of a Blogger! Exemption in the case of Kannadasan as I still even now read his ARTHAMULLA INDHU MADHAM- “Meaningful Hindu Religion”.

Poet Kannadasan was born on Twenty Fourth June Nineteen Twenty Seven at Sirukodalpatti

And passed away on October Seventh, Nineteen hundred and Eighty One at Chicago, Illinois, United States,. was an Indian philosopher, poet, film song lyricist, producer, actor, script-writer,

Editor, philanthropist, and is heralded as one of the greatest and most important lyricists in India.  His original name was Muthiah. His children are Revathi ShanmugamKalaivanan Kannadasan,  His important book  was Cheraman kadali

Indeed a great film lyricist, writer deeply involved in religious study

Wrote ARTHAMULLA INDFHU MADHAM- “Meaningful Hindu Religion”

Who lived opposite to my house in Karaikudi during Nineteen Fifties!

Noted lyricist Kannadasan visited Maha Periyava and as usual they discussed Aanmeegam. Kannadasan was earlier an atheist and wrote articles criticizing religion.

Slowly he changed due to the effect of Maha Periyava who weaned him from useless rationalism. But the basic nature of criticism still Continued.

He asked Maha Periyava when milk is White then how come the Parkadal is shown as Megavarnam? Has the colour of Mahavishnu dissolved in the ocean of milk.

Acharyal gave a smile. He just said ‘Enjoy you will get the reply by noon’.

Kannadasan was perplexed. He dare not sat anything. Vummidi Bangaru Chetty visited the Sri Matham that afternoon. Both Kannadasan and Vummidiyar belonged to the same Chettiar community and greeted each other in their traditional way. Afterwards Vummidiyar placed a Large Green Emerald at the Acharyal’s feet pleading him to accept . The sage had no discrimination for a gem and a monolithic rock.
He asked the staff member of the mutt to bring milk in a vessel. After it was brought he asked Vummidiyar to immerse the emerald in milk.
Now this was a shock to the Jeweller. This is the process used to check the genuineness of emerald in his field.

Did the Kanchi seer suspect his intentions or the gem. Silently he did. Acharyal then Called Kannadasan to see. Kannadasan was shocked. The milk turned pale green and a tinge of light emanated from the Emerald immersed in milk.

Kannadasan was speechless. How did this happen? The Acharyal explained the reason in a scientific way about the change of colour and drew parallel with Parkadal “When Parandaaman is lying in the parkadal,he too emits such radiance. Hence it is Megavarnam’.

Tears filled Kannadasan who then immediately composed the famous song ‘Tiruparkadalil pallikondar Sriman Narayana……….’

As for Vummidiyar, Acharyal Blessed him requesting him to take the Emerald to the Varadaraja perumal kovil and make a Magudam for the Perumal’.

He too wept for his ignorance that he had felt humiliated earlier when Acharyal told him to immerse the emerald in milk. It was not to test the Genuineness of the Gem.

It was the greatness of this Gnana Guru to drive away ignorance and guide people.

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara!

Here is one of his poems in THamizh and my English translation of the sdame:

  1. சக்தியொரு பாதியாய்

சக்தியொரு பாதியாய்ச் சிவனுமொரு பாதியாய்த்
தர்மத்தில் இணைந்து வாழ்வோம்
கத்திவழி நேர்மையாய்ப் பண்புவழி மேன்மையாய்ப்
பாரெல்லாம் வணங்க வாழ்வோம்!
பள்ளியறை கொள்வதில் பரமனடி சேர்வதில்
பக்கத்தில் பங்கு கொள்வோம்!
பாதாதி கேசமும் சீரான நாயகன்
பளிச்சென்று துணைவி வாழ்க!
படுவதொரு துயரேனும் வருவதொரு சுகமேனும்
பாதியாய்த் துணைவன் வாழ்க!
தாய்வீடு விட்டபின் தன்வீடு தாய்வீடு
என்றெண்ணியே தலைவி வாழ்க!
சமகால யோகமிது வெகுகால யாகமென
சம்சாரம் இனிது வாழ்க!

Translation in English

2.Goddess Parvathy as half

Goddess Parvathy as half and Lord Siva ass half

In justice let us live together!

Knife way honestly culture way nobler

As the world adorns let us live!

In sleeping place and to reach the feet of Almighty

Just in the side we participate!

From the foot to head, with the noble Lord

With lustre the better half live!

Whether suffering or pleasure to come

As better half live!

After mother’s house, self’s house is mother’s house

So treating may the house lady live!

As contemporary luck and as long time prayer

As sweet the family life pass!

I hope that our esteemed viewers would have enjoyed reading this Sunday Story. We shall meet tomorrow with our usual Blog and till then may Kanchi Acharya bless us all! GOOD BYE till then!

On this day, I happily recollect the award that I received in the name of KANNADASAN from “ILAKKIYACH CHOLAI, Chennai.

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Salvaged Love

16 October 2021 at 11:54
By: Joana
How could you let your inner chaos spilland ruin what we have created here.From fragments of ourselves cut to pieces,our nail draws and our blood smearsthe intimacy we once had— forever lost?We still cling to something that isn’t therehoping to find a reason and another causeand go back from the beginning and be bared,be stripped […]

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Cyberrock & Electronica Saturday, part 236

16 October 2021 at 12:50
By: MiraSG
Michel Montecrossa & Mirakali & Usha in between at the Spirit of Woodstock Festival in Mirapuri, Italy

It’s the two-hundred-thirty-sixth Cyberrock & Electronica Saturday: enjoy these tracks by Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali from various albums

Please pay the artists for his music

Michel Montecrossa on facebook: www.facebook.com/michel.montecrossa

Michel Montecrossa Homepage: www.MichelMontecrossa.com

Explore Michel Montecrossa’s art, music, movies, quotes and more on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Montecrossa

Mirakali’s Homepage: www.Mirakali.net

Michel Montecrossa & Mirakali – Die Virtuelle Climate Change Konzert Tour, Session #6 ‘Hot & Ready’

16 October 2021 at 12:02
By: MiraSG

MICHEL MONTECROSSA & MIRAKALI – DIE VIRTUELLE CLIMATE CHANGE KONZERT TOUR, SESSION #6 ‘HOT & READY’

Die Virtuelle Climate Change Konzert Tour, Session#6 ‘HOT & READY’, veröffentlicht von Mira Sound Germany auf Audio-CD, DVD und als Download, ist die nächste Steigerung von intelligenter Musik, Filmkunst und sinnlicher Tanzenergie, für die Präsentation des neuesten New-Topical-Cyberrock von Michel Montecrossa und seiner Band The New Chosen Few sowie von seinen Gemälden und Zeichnungen.

Alle Songs sind versehen mit Tanz-Moves präsentiert von Michel Montecrossa, dem Blue Girl und ihren virtuellen Pals zum Mittanzen.

Die Lieder der Virtuellen Climate Change Konzert Tour, Session #6 sind: ‘Hot & Ready – Heiß & Bereit’, ‘Something’s Crushin’ In – Part One‘, ’Flucht In Etwas Besseres’ und ‘Something’s Crushin’ In – Part Two’.

Michel Montecrossa sagt:

“Die Virtuelle Climate Change Konzert Tour, Session #6 ‘HOT & READY’ ist reines Art-Movie und Intensität von New-Topical-Songs.“

Michel Montecrossa Homepage: www.MichelMontecrossa.com

Michel Montecrossa auf facebook: www.facebook.com/michel.montecrossa

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Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #95 – Oct 16, 2021

16 October 2021 at 10:30

Welcome to Week #95 of the Saturday Six Word Story Prompt. Click here to read the guidelines for the Saturday Six Word Story Prompt series.

Prompt for Week #95 (Oct 16, 2021 – Oct 22, 2021)

Regret

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I will do a roundup post each Saturday (or Sunday, if I am running out of time!). So please be sure to participate before time runs out!

I can’t wait to read your stories. 😀 I hope that you’ll be back for next week’s Six Word Story Prompt. 

Have fun! Thank you for participating. Until next week, folks!

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From the sideline to the front line

15 October 2021 at 07:00
As Jesus started His public ministry, He began recruiting people who would be on His team. The people He selected were not influential community leaders or wealthy movers and shakers. A human resources person in our day would shudder in disbelief at the people He called. His priority was not picking five-star recruits, but making […]

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ITHAKA POEM 702- NO SUNRISE.

16 October 2021 at 07:30

Here is a great communication from my Spanish poet friend

Poetry Without Borders / By: Germain Droogenbroodt | ATUNIS GALAXY POETRY

Dear Tamil friend,
My Dutch editor, who a few months ago, published my last volume “The Restlessness of the Word“, bilingually Dutch-Spanish, also sends the Ithaca poems to the Flemish and Dutch readers and has suggested to publish one poem from that book as Ithaca 702. Actually he will add 2 more poems as well as  a picture of the cover as publicity for the book. He published several of my books, never asked any money for the publication and pays me royalties. The cover and illustrations of the book are done by my dear friend Satish Gupta, one of the most important Indian painters.The French title of the poem is from a French movie (1991 with beautiful music by the famous Spanish cello player Jordi Savall) and means “All the mornings of the world…”.Best regards
Germain See weekly the Poem of the Week – Poetry without Borders
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Tous les matins du monde…

Tous les matins du monde
sont seuls au retour.
All the mornings of the world
are alone at their return
NO SUNRISE

There is no sunrise that knows a past
or a future sunrise
as its equal.

Minute by minute
life strips itself
of its own being,

an ephemeral flower
that knows no return.

Germain Droogenbroodt

from “The Unrest of the Word”

***Tous les matins du monde …//Todas las mañanas del mundo /están solas en el regreso // No hay amanecer que sea un pasado / o un futuro amanecer / que se reconozca igual // Minuto a minuto / se deshace la vida / de su propio ser // una efímera flor / que no conoce regre

TRANSLATION

THAMIZH

Envius Thoughts – Page 90 – by NV Subbaraman -“NVSR's ENVIUS THOUGHTS “for  greater catholicity and nobility.

TOUS LES MATINS DU MONDE …//Todas las mañanas del mundo /están solas en el regreso //

சூரிய உதயம் இல்லை

கடந்த கால

வரும் கால

ஹனக்கு நிகரான

அறிந்த

சூரிய உதயம் இல்லை.

நிமிடத்திற்கு நிமிடம்

தானாகவே

தனது வாழ்வை

உரித்துக் கொள்கிறது.

தற்காலிக மலர்

திரும்பி வருவதை அறியாது!

ஆக்கம்

ஜெர்மெய்ன் ட்ரோகென் ப்ரூட்ட்

அவரது

UNREST OF THE WORD

என்ற நூலிலிருந்து

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Today’s Art: Multiple Realities drawings and paintings by Michel Montecrossa, part 299

16 October 2021 at 06:26
By: MiraSG

Today’s Art: ‘Drinking Club Arrangement’ – drawing by Michel Montecrossa

Description: ’Drinking Club Arrangement’, Mirapuri, 10th March 2018, ink and wax crayon on paper, 42 x 29,7 cm

Michel Montecrossa Homepage: www.MichelMontecrossa.com

Become Michel Montecrossa’s friend on facebook: www.facebook.com/michel.montecrossa

All Michel Montecrossa Paintings and Drawings are available as High Resolution Digital Art Prints on canvas, either in standard-size A1 (59,4 cm x 84,1 cm) or on demand in other formats. See here previews of all paintings & drawings: http://michelmontecrossa.com/gallery/paintings-drawings

Send your order to: Filmaur Multimedia, Danziger Str. 1, 82131 Gauting near Munich, t: +49 (0)89-8508555, eMail: Filmaur@Mirapuri-Enterprises.com

Visit exhibitions of Michel Montecrossa’s art:

Read here about ‘THE ENERGY OF ART’ ART EXHIBITION of Michel Montecrossa paintings and drawings at the Mirapuri New Art Gallery (Mirapuri-Coiromonte, Italy)

Read here about the new ‘ART FOR FUTURE – KUNST FÜR DIE ZUKUNFT’ EXHIBITION 2020 – 2022 of Michel Montecrossa paintings and drawings at the New Art Gallery at the Filmaur Multimedia House (Gauting near Munich, Germany)

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