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Wannabe Writer: I wanna write a book.

Me: Okay.

Wannabe Writer: I wanna write a bestseller.

Me: Okay. Go for it.

Wannabe Writer: What do you think I should do?

Me: You’re asking me?

Wannabe Writer: Yeah, you being so intelligent and all.

Me: Well, I don’t know about that…

Wannabe Writer: You know a lot about books and you’re a writer.

Me: Yes, but…

Wannabe Writer: So, what should I do?

Me: Look, I don’t know what makes a bestseller. Except for one thing.

Wannabe Writer: What?

Me: You have to write it first.


(Tip: Wannabe Writer and Me are one and the same person.)


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I have been listening to this song on Youtube, “Feast of Starlight” from the movie “The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug”.

Those who are fans of Enya will surely enjoy this song. It’s gorgeous.

Composed by Howard Shore, sang by Grace Davidson, the lyrics are (I think) from Philippa Boyens, inspired by a poem of Tolkien.

The lyrics are in elvish and also in that language of the dwarves. It this interests you, you can search for the lyrics in the internet. A lot of Tolkien fans out there have them on their websites. I’m thinking of purchasing the soundtrack and hopefully, I’ll find the lyrics there. It’s a beautiful song, but I don’t understand a word of it. 🙂

This song is the theme for the impossible love between Tauriel, an elf, and Kili, a dwarf. It is no less beautiful for being impossible.

If you fancy this type of songs, you know it’s the kind that heals cancers. 🙂

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Don’t worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of cats, they are all tall enough to climb upon.

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They ask me if space travel, to other worlds, will ever be possible. I say yes, and that it wouldn’t surprise me. Over a 100 years ago, nobody believed we could fly. Or break the speed of sound. Or put a man on the Moon. Of course Man will travel to other planets. It’s just a matter of time.

Will that be a great think for Mankind? Yes, of course it will be.

But imagine now that there were no countries. No borders, no intolerance, no wars. People respecting other people, other beliefs, other races, other cultures, all living together in peace, accepting that they are part of this world as we are all. Imagine that mankind had found a way to co-exist with itself, without prejudice or preconcepts. That would be indeed, a great surprise to me. It would be the greatest achievement of Mankind, a giant leap in the evolution of Humanity.

Who knows? Maybe wars (and animal abuse, and child abuse, and other horrible things) will one day be part of a long lost past, only heard of in History classes.

Yeah. Who knows? 🙂

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Blue Skies – Saturn photo in January 2005 with moon Mimas

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I really, really, really like this movie. And I just got the DVD! 🙂

Maybe the science in it is not accurate, but it is awesome to watch anyway. More than once.

I love stories about intelligent people or, in this case, people who get so intelligent that they influence and change the world around them. To be able to control matter is something that fascinates me. And it’s not a movie about sorcerers, or magicians, or vampires, or the like (although I enjoy these too). It’s about an ordinary human being (and a decent one) that acquires extraordinary powers in the most unexpected place in the world.

Forget the percentages of brain usage. Think of this as someone who became so intelligent, she became One with the Universe. That’s my interpretation of it. 🙂


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Children and animals face so many problems these days that it’s astounding that they still exist in this world.

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I’m a master of nothing and a learner of everything.

Ball! Balloons! Fun!

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