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The change of perspective


"What makes you think this is the right place for me?"

"The Universe puts us in places where we can learn. They are never easy places, but they are right. Wherever we are is the right place and the right time. The pain that sometimes comes is.. is part of the process of constantly being born."

"You sound like you've been doing some thinking about this on your own."

"Perhaps. We are both, I suppose, going through transitions. But the Universe knows what it's doing."

"I wish I had your faith in the Universe. I just don't see it sometimes."

"Then I will tell you a great secret, captain. Perhaps it's the greatest of all time. The molecules of your body are the same molecules that make up this station, and the nebula outside, the burning inside the stars themselves. We are star stuff. We are the Universe made manifest, trying to figure itself out. And as we have both learnt, sometimes the Universe requires the change of perspective."

~ A conversation between captain John Sheridan and Ambassador Delenn.
Babylon 5, Season 2, Episode 4

The Inquisitor and Ambassador Delenn


"Who are you?"

"Delenn."

"Unacceptable answer. I already know your name. Who are you?"

"Delenn."

"If you repeat an unacceptable answer, the penalty will be increased. Who are you?"

"I'm the ambassador for Menbar."

"Unacceptable. That is only your title, what other people call you when you choose to hide behind formalities. Who are you?!"

"I uh...I'm the daughter of..."

"Unacceptable. What a sad thing you are. Unable to answer even such a simple question without falling back on references and genealogies and what other people call you. Have you nothing of your own? Nothing to stand on that is not provided, defined, delineated, stamped, sanctioned, numbered and approved by others? How can you be expected to fight for someone else when you haven't the fairest idea who you are?

"Do you know how many have stood before me, as you stand now, proud, defiant, full of their own bloated self-importance, confident that they are chosen, special, favored of God? All of them have broken. And better for everyone that they did. Better to spare others the illusion of false hope.

"You have the audacity to presume that you are on a mission from God. Embarked upon a holy cause. I don't believe it. And by the time you leave here, neither will you.

"It is even possible that you may die here."

"What purpose will be served by killing me?"

"Oh...I would not kill you. You can remove the manacles at any time, but, that would mean admitting your error, admitting that you are not worthy enough, or strong enough for the task ahead, and pride will prevent you from doing that. If you believe you are the chosen, then you must risk everything on the premise that the universe will not let you die.

"Unless...you're wrong. And here, now, together, we will find out, once and for all."

...

"Do you know what your problem is, Delenn? You are a piece of the machine that thinks it is the whole of the machine. The flute that believes itself the symphony. You have malfunctioned. Admit it, and you will feel better. Your only destiny is to be the nail that gets hammered down. Bang. Bang. Bang."

~A conversation between The Inquisitor, sent by the Vorlon, to test Ambassador Delenn.
Babylon 5, Season 2, Episode 21

Lazy cat coming downstairs

I laughted my head off at this video!


 

Slow loris loves getting tickled

Adorable loris, isn't he?!! :D 


 

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Relaxation

 
Just feel waves and sounds of the eternal planet...

Let the sun shine high above!


Let the sun shine high above,
Let the day be full of love,
Never drop a word in vain,
Gladly face a pouring rain,
Don't give in if you are low
Always keep your inner glow, -
You will save your mind and heart.
- Isn't it a perfect start?? :-)

Любить

  
Любить - значит готовым быть
Любое чудо сотворить!
Пусть оно глупо иль банально,
Или пустяк, иль нереально,
Но в этом - сущность отношений,
Источник страсти и волнений -
Когда другому ты готов,
Забыв про всё, дарить любовь! 
Дарить серьезно и шутя,
Когда рассвет, когда заря, 
Дарить, забыв о всём другом,
Ловить счастливый миг вдвоем! 

 
 
Для счастья нужно так немного:
Ромашек зелень у порога,
Весенний ветер, летний дождь, -
Волнующая сердце дрожь.
Гроза, бушующая рьяно,
Благоуханье розы пьяной,
Тепло искрящегося солнца,
Бросающего луч в оконце.
Котенок, что мурчит на печке,
Журчащая неспешно речка,
Свет звезд далеких и планет,
Что из галактик шлют привет.
Полет мохнатого шмеля,
Бескрайние леса, поля,
Улыбка друга, смех детей,
В горах заливистый ручей.
Всё это - счастье без преград! -
Ключ от желанных всеми врат.

 

Ливень

 
Тучи бродят,
Что-то ищут,
Грозно ходят,
Ветер свищет.

Затянуло небосвод,
Скоро ливень грянет.
И в потоках бурных вод
Воздух свежим станет!



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