hand in hand, on the edge of the sand
they danced by the moon’s last light
Just to do something different, here’s a dance mashup with scenes from some great films. Most of which I’ve been lucky enough to catch, at one time or another.
I hope you enjoy.
Dance with me in Dreams
until the end of Love
eventually the cabin staff will cut you off
Following the Dierks Bentley song Somewhere On A Beach I posted earlier today, I also came across this little ditty.
I have so been there.
Except I didn’t actually go to Cancun.
but Marmaduke always has my back
it’s got to be five o’clock somewhere
This song by Dierks Bentley says everything about the kind of summer vacation that I can’t enjoy right now. As a matter of fact there are some fabulous beaches near the garret, but it isn’t warm, it isn’t relaxing, and there is certainly a dearth of hot girls in skimpy bikinis.
If it comes right down to it I can’t play the guitar either.
but I can dream
friendship is all about trusting each other, helping each other
loving each other, and being crazy together
This song is for a friend, someone to whom real friendship means everything.
Maybe, someday, I can repay her friendship.
Maybe it will always stay this way.
Well, I can dream, can’t I?
one rose can never be enough
unless it’s given in true friendship
in bad Latin adiemus means ‘let us approach’
Just for once I was listening to my Walkman yesterday as I strolled by the sea. This Enya song inspired me to enjoy my perambulations a little more.
The music was once used on a Delta Airlines commercial. It seems that not all adverts are tasteless.
Serenity, Peacefulness, Inspirational.
Listen with happiness.
reminds me of sailing
every moment is made glorious by the light of love
she walks in beauty in the night
the moon and stars her tender light
a soft brightness her soul incites
to taste of love’s passionate delights
starlight serves to highten her charms
redolent of Mediterranean mists and sea-dew
Rosemary grows wild on the shores of the Mediterranean, and is widely cultivated in the more temperate areas of Europe and North America. This glossy shrub can be seen in decorative borders, kitchen gardens, herb gardens, and physic gardens, wherein medicinal plants are grown.
In Greek mythology rosemary is said to have been draped around the otherwise naked figure of Aphrodite when she came out of the sea. A more Christian legend is that the Virgin Mary draped her blue cloak over a white rosemary bush while she was resting on her way to Bethlehem and the flowers turned blue. The shrub was henceforth called ‘the Rose of Mary’.
Most decent cooks are familiar with this herb as an addition to meat dishes, lamb in particular. However, it can be used judiciously as a seasoning to a wide variety of recipes; soups, casseroles, salads, and stews. Use rosemary with chicken and other poultry, game (especially as its strong flavour enhances the strong flavours of game dishes), lamb, pork, beef steak, and fish, especially oily fish. It also adds flavour to otherwise bland grains, mushrooms, peas, potatoes, and greens, (especially good with spinach).
If you a drop of strong drink, then perhaps try this rosemary pomegranate grilled meyer-lemon sparkler. But beware, it’s much stronger than it looks. For some reason rosemary adds a lot to the taste of pomegranate juice.
Rosemary also goes very well with gin, try putting a sprig of the herb into a fresh bottle and letting it stand for a week or so.
A rosemary gin fizz is a very refreshing, if potent drink.
The main active ingredients in this herb are tannin and saponin. (There is also a little thujone, which is the active ingredient in wormwood, used to produce real absinthe.) Technically this adds up to rosemary being good for the immune system, blood circulation, reducing cancer forming free radicals, as an aid to digestion, enhancing memory and concentration, (especially after a stroke), staving off eye problems, and staving off aging of one’s brain, (dementia).
Rosemary can have a beneficial psychoactive effect, it will not get you very high, but it will make you feel both relaxed and alert, at one in the same time. As a sleep aid it can give you wild dreams. (Actually rosemary is a very mild ‘legal high’.)
Rosemary is best gathered in spring and summer, but as an evergreen it can be collected fresh at any time of the year. It dries very well.
the flowers are very much favoured by bees
only the world can keep us apart
It was always in the cards that the world would conspire to keep me apart from she I care for, but that distance is not the shape of my heart. This track from Sting comes some way to expressing how I feel.
A real man, a man who shows and honest and open face to the world can only ever love one woman. And, I don’t own a dog.
but then, real men don’t play cards
when a man is weary of the sea, he is weary of life
Here it’s cold, grey, damp, and miserable. This song by Groove Armada makes me think of better days and visits to warm places like Laguna Beach.
The Beaches of Orange County look pretty good from here.
A nice dream for a bad day in England.
sunset over the Pacific
I’ll never weary of that
we must live in the present and not dwell on the past
Arise early to enjoy the dawn.
Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Practice mindfulness and wellness.
Live with no regrets of the past.
Do what you love and not what others want.
Live as if today is all there is.
Take time to smell the flowers