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It's a duck world





Well...
at least mine has become one. 


The smallest remains tiny. 


Not much of a looker 
after the bird of prey attack
Pretty to me though. 






Siblings born 
with only minutes between them. 

Once a duckling
always a duckling?

Recovery



Fast recovery!
And freedom!

Flat fall



Poor birdie flew into my room and collided full speed into the window facing Lac Léman/Lake Geneva
Flat fall!

Rumi


"It's your road, and yours alone.
Others may walk it with you,
but no one can walk it for you."
-Rumi

Thanks Nour 
for sending me some wisdom

In love...


...with my little duckling
Always been a sucker
for "lost causes".

Mascara Vinyl Couture by YSL




Mascara Vinyl Couture by YSL.
This summer is rainbow coloured.

Survival



My little duckling
was attacked by a bird of prey 
some days ago 
and bled behind its left eye. 
We had enormous rains
the days that followed
so now it sounds 
like a broken organ
when it breathes. 

I will it to survive!!!

I wonder though
how a poor little bird
can have so much hardship 
to go through?


The little duckling's 
 two siblings 
grow and grow and...
Sadly they attack it. 
I have to separate them
when I can't watch over. 




Positive people


Good things happen
in yourlife 
when you surround yourself 
with positive people. 
-Roy T. Bennett.

A difference of size...


A difference of size...
Without doubt. 
The smallest duckling
remains "miniscule".
And the duck
 is back in the tree 
so I expect new ducklings 
in about a month or so
around the French nationalday

Muhammad Ali - The Greatest - RIP


Muhammad Ali

(Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr)

Born January 17th 1942-

June 3rd 2016.

Boxing legend, civil rights activist, and cultural icon, Muhammad Ali, died last night at age 74 in Phoenix, Arizona. 

In the early 1960s  as a young heavyweight champion he converted to Islam and refused to serve in the Vietnam War. He became an emblem of strength, eloquence, conscience and courage. 

Quotes:

 “Impossible is just a big word 

thrown around by small men 

who find it easier to live in the world 

they’ve been given 

than to explore the power 

they have to change it. 

Impossible is not a fact. 

It’s an opinion. 

Impossible is not a declaration. 

It’s a dare. 

Impossible is potential. 

Impossible is temporary. 

Impossible is nothing.”


"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. His hands can't hit what his eyes can't see. Now you see me, now you don't."


 "Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth."




“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it—then I can achieve it." 

(Jesse Jackson said this as early as 1983.)


“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.”


 “If you even dream of beating me 

you'd better wake up and apologize.”


“Braggin' is when a person says something and can’t do it. I do what I say.”


"Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even."


 “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”


 "A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”


 "A man who has no imagination

has no wings."


"Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong."


“Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you're going to be right."









Paris Open singing in the rain




French Open in tennis
at Roland Garros was wet. 
Very wet. 


France is under water. 
La Seine, the river dividing Paris 
into the Left & Right bank, 
is rising five cm a day...

What can you do
except dancin' and singin' in the rain
as Gene Kelly in the classical
"Singin' in the rain"
from 1952.  


Don Lockwood:
Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo
Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo-doo 
Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo-doo 
Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo-doo...

I'm singing in the rain
Just singing in the rain
What a glorious feelin'
I'm happy again
I'm laughing at clouds
So dark up above
The sun's in my heart
And I'm ready for love
Let the stormy clouds chase
Everyone from the place
Come on with the rain
I've a smile on my face
I walk down the lane
With a happy refrain
Just singin',
Singin' in the rain

Dancin' in the rain
Dee-ah dee-ah dee-ah
Dee-ah dee-ah dee-ah
I'm happy again!
I'm singin' and dancin' in the rain!

I'm dancin' and singin' in the rain...

[ADDITIONAL VERSE]
Why am I smiling
And why do I sing?
Why does September 
Seem sunny as spring?
Why do I get up
Each morning and start?
Happy and head up 
With joy in my heart
Why is each new task
A trifle to do?
Because I am living
A life full of you.

Magnetic midnight








Colombian touch of Frida Kahlo
Creations by Lucia Echevaria.  

At modaoperandi.com

Marilyn Monroe




Could have been her 90th. 
Imagine that!
Marilyn Monroe at 90...

Gemini
June 1st 1926 - August 5th 1962. 







Duckling mystery






How could the smallest
duckling have a needle
Sticking out by his wing to be?!

Mystery of yesterday!

Varning - Savelend inte att lita på!


Tanken verkar god. 
Låna 5000kr i 14 dagar utan ränta

Hoppade på tåget. 
Tre ggr. 

Vilket blev en gång för mycket...

Råkade använda andra lånets OCR
när jag återbetalde i tid 18 maj
(den nya fakturan 
hade hamnat direkt i "skräp").

Fick ett billogram 
på 5000kr igår 23 maj.  
Betyder minst 30kr i avgift 
för insättning i bank. 
Samtidigt som mitt ursprungliga lån 
per automatik förlängts till en månad 
Kostnad: 950kr!


En bortkastad 1000-lapp. 
Ockerränta!!




Très triste!
Så se upp!!!


Cat & Uncle Bean's




Some cheese and pickles
with a glass of red Bordeaux
at Uncle Bean's


And the cat sneaks back in. 

Ducklings




Ducklings

Rehome adopted children




Rehoming adopted children 
has become a catwalk 
in some States in America. 
Free field for pedofiles
Disgusting!

A child exchange
in the air of trafficking

Miraculous recovery


Growing up. 

The little one was exhausted
this morning. 
Apathetic with cramps 
 and problem with an eye. 
Recovered 
after some loving care 
and refueling rest. 
A miracle. 
Knock on wood. 

Ducklings





The three ducklings
growing stronger day by day. 

Yoko London







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