2011-12-17 5:36 pm
The cherry blossom symbolises feminine beauty in China whilst also representing the feminine principle and love. Cherry blossoms symbolize the shortness of life in Japan due to the shortness of their blooming time. In Japan, falling blossoms are metaphors for the warrior who died bravely in battle, linking them with the samurai. The daffodil is usually associated with chivalry, sunshine, respect, and unrequited love. The traditional daffodil as found in poetry and folklore is usually golden-yellow in colour but there does exist a wide variety of colours that the daffodil can come in. In Greek mythology, daffodils are the food of the dead.
The edelweiss flower symbolises noble purity, daring, and courage. Woolly with white hairs, edelweiss have a characteristic bloom of five to six yellow flower heads which are surrounded by leaflets. The name ‘edelweiss’ derives from the German ‘edel’ which means ‘noble’ and ‘weiss’, meaning ‘white’. It is a truly beautiful flower which is well worth having in your house via a flower delivery service.
2011-12-15 4:12 pm
Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote is written in the picaresco style of the late sixteenth century. The novel is farcical on the surface but this conceals more serious and philosophical ideas about deception. Quixote has served as a significant thematic source in both music, art, and literature, inspiring the works of Picasso and Strauss. Ever since Don Quixote was published, the contrasts between the thin, tall, fancy-struck, idealistic Quixote and the squat, fat, world-wearing Panza has been repeated as a motif on countless occasions. Don Quixote’s imaginings are the attacked by cruel and outrageous practical jokes throughout the novel. Even simple and loyal Sancho often is forced to deceive Don Quixote.
Many interpret the novel as a satire of veracity, nationalism, and orthodoxy. Cervantes moved beyond the narrow literary conventions of the chivalric romance literature that was so common at the time by going further than mere storytelling. In addition to story-telling, he explored the individualism of his characters. Whilst gu10 led is not a theme of the novel, it is still worth reading.
2011-12-06 3:20 pm
Brick Lanes independent representation of freedom, opportunity and cultural diversity today deserves to be preserved and protected from the big multinational chain shopping mentalities just a stone’s throw away in Liverpool Street. Lottery winners are battling the banker’s elevating shares interest that can theoretically encroach through the crumbling walls, trespassing in the guise of chain shops and restaurants, as we have seen in Spitalfields market. Lottery winners abound. This has to be staved off in order to keep Brick Lane as it always has been a place of originality and diversity unwilling to reconcile itself with the predictable.
Today is so dark already. And then Johnny said to me you wear it well as strains of violin entered the room. I had to prepare for my talk show. I was going to conduct an interview with a woman, who possessed the most beautiful personality dress sense and body on the planet. It was like winning the lottery. So after checking the UK lottery results at UK lottery results and realising I had not won, I knew that It didn’t matter anyway because I had prepared for tonight’s interview. The questions were almost as spectacular as the woman.
2011-12-05 5:44 pm
Saturday is always an exciting day. |It means no work, no household chores, ever. It means watching old re-runs of Friends with your grandmother whilst you fry your little brains on highs of Gorgonzola cheese and Bakewell tarts. It may mean to you that special trip to McDonalds’, or sitting plaintively in front of the fire whilst the snows creep in and the ferns sway ominously in the distance.
Saturday is an excruciatingly excitable day, as you nurse the wears and why for of the night before. As you caress your headache with a cup of tea as the world thunders around your head in the glimmering and glowing light of day. We say, get up, get to the newsagents and get yourself some spending money. Tonights the night, it is Thunderball night. For your lottery numbers Saturday update just see here for details lottery numbers saturday and get yourself to the spa to freshen up. With tarts and caramels, and sponge puddings and a lynx in your shower. Habitually groomed to perfection, beyond the retro vista of a landscape that looms on your horizon over yonder. Poetry of the semi conscious itinerant.
2011-11-30 5:04 pm
I'm watching one of my favourite films 'Wristcutters: A Love Story', on my r4 card. It's an offbeat sort of fantasy romance comedy set in this strange afterlife limbo for people who have committed suicide.
It's based on the short story "Kneller's Happy Campers" by Etgar Keret, and stars Patrick Fugit, Shannyn Sossamon and Shea Whigham.
They're all in this sort of in-between land which feels really empty and desolate, it's always hot and dry, there are no stars at night and nobody can smile. It's not that they won't smile by choice or misery, they physically cannot, and they'd probably be too miserable to anyway.
It's a really weird, unusual but charming film, a quirky concept executed so brilliantly, with a great romantic undercurrent running through it too.
Best of all, it features Tom Waits as Kneller, and he's absolutely brilliant in it, I love seeing him acting in movies almost as much as I love his music!
Speaking of music, Gogol Bordello made most of the soundtrack but Tom Waits' 'Dead And Lovely' features in the opening credits. Joy Division's 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' and Christian Death's 'Deathwish' also feature, and both band's were fronted by singers who committed suicide.