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#ByeBye2016 ~ The Legends Are Passing The Torch – (Poetry + Pics)

Hello Friends,

Been a minute. Hope this blog post meets you in good health and great expectations for the coming new year. Compliments of the season to you.

2016 has been somehow somehow but we still give thanks to our Creator, we are alive to continue to pursue our passions and add value to the earth and fellow humanity.  This 2016 has seen a lot of deaths, famous people who have contributed their quota to life, old and young, some sadly gone too soon, people we know and people we don’t know. I believe our legends are passing the baton. Are you one of the ones to take it and keep the creativity flow going? Are you ready to create your own legacy, create something new, of value that you will be remembered for?  We’ve lost so many great ones this year. Especially in the arts and entertainment industry. Their works live on and their legacies remain in memoriam.

Below, I share with you a poem written by a talented young poet and master of words who I connected with on Facebook who goes by the pseudonym ‘Happy Prince’.  Read below, after this tribute video courtesy “Do You Remember?” Facebook page, which is a live video being updated as time goes by as we are sadly, being surprised daily of news of sudden deaths.  May the souls of the departed rest in peace. Amen!

Gone like the day,
Like its sun,
Your journey is like today,
Tomorrow it will not return,

Torn from existence,
Your race has known its end,
No matter the strength of resistance,
Your remains no longer on this air depend,

As you shook hands with death,
Your legend was born,
Ferried through all the earth,
Who says you are done,

Your light brightened the path of many,
Your voice knew no race,
You shared love with people diverse and plenty,
Leaving hatred no trace,

Let the sun shine,
Let the moon glow,
Let the birds travel at ‘half mast’ in a straight line,
Let the land whiten with snow,

Let eyes bleed tears,
Let voices shake with emotion,
Let dirges ring in both ears,
For another train has left the station,

You conquered though outnumbered,
We celebrate your bravery,
Your name will ever be remembered,
We will tell you’d story,

A story hot on history’s lips,
Generations will hear and learn,
The least of the secrets it keeps,
Even time will pen,

Rest in the light.

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“no man is self-made” – Happy Prince

celebrities are fan-made, team work makes the dream work 

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On a beautiful note, I leave you with visuals of a round up photo shoot for 2016. Shot by budding Atlanta Photographer  – Simeon Fabunmi  and beautiful quotes to start off the new year.

I wish you the best of 2017 and may it be better than 2016! 

200 Incredible 2017 Happy New Year Quotes, Wishes and SMS Greetings:

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A quote for a year ending, a new year /////// 2016:

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Unieke nieuwjaarskaart met een feestelijk goud gekleurde champagne fles, confetti, sterren en hartjes. Verkrijgbaar bij #kaartje2go voor € 1,89:

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...great things will happen!:

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What will 2017 bring ☆:

Beautifully Dreaming, Positively Doing… See you in 2017

xoxo

Tosinger

Dare To Be Daring – #YourTurnChallenge Day 6

This is Day 6  of the #YourTurnChallenge, an initiative to practice the art of shipping by writing one blog post every day for a week.

As a child I stuck my finger in fire

Just to know how ‘hot’ heat is

Broke open a living, breathing snail

Just to see what goes on inside, within

I’m the cat that curiosity never killed

The lioness that ate more than meat

The thirst for adventure will continue for life

I’ll dare to venture from time to time

Crossing boundary lines of creativity

Breaking rules like Picasso’s artistry

I’ll dare to be different in my chosen ways

Some restrictions may not allow it again and again

But I’ll do what I can with what I have

Until it’s time to throw caution to the wind

And skydive off the edge of a very high cliff 🙂

 

Beautifully Dreaming… Positively Doing

Tosinger

A Valentine Playlist and More..

Happy Valentine’s Day All

If you are not particularly bothered about the overrated ceremonial aspect of the card giving, chocolate eating and champagne sipping  candle-lit dinners, at least you will relate to the theme of Love.  Love in all forms that is. Love is all about compassion, giving, kindness to yourself first, and then to others ( see the previous post) . Long and short of it,  love God who created you, love  yourself very, very well first,  so you can love others freely also. The true meaning of Love? See below

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and  as customary on seasonal occasions, here is a selection of 7 songs/music for your enjoyment.

This UB40 song  I will be doing a cover of tonight at this event. So if you are in Atlanta. Come on out to Ike’s Cafe and Grill

love
ləv/
noun
an intense feeling of deep affection.
compassion, care, caring, regard, solicitude, concern, friendliness, friendship, kindness, charity, goodwill, sympathy, kindliness, altruism, unselfishness, philanthropy, benevolence, fellow feeling, humanity, infatuated with, besotted with, enamored of, smitten with, consumed with desire for;
captivated by, bewitched by, enthralled by, entranced by, moonstruck by;
a great interest and pleasure in something.
synonyms:    care very much for, feel deep affection for, hold very dear, adore, think the world of, be devoted to, dote on,

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Here is an interesting  poem by  Anthony BlackRooney

A CHINESE THEMED VALENTINE by BlackRooney

MI: MY NAME IS “MI” AND YOURS IS “YU”. WHAT’S MINE IS YOURS AND YOURS, MINE

YU: MY DARLING MI, YOU ARE MY WORLD, I LOVE YOU MI, YES YU LOVES MI

MI: THROUGH THE HIGHS AND LOWS AND THICK AND THIN. MY HEART WILL BEAT FOR YU ONLY

YU: I LOVE YOU TOO, MI AND YU TOGETHER IN PERFECT HARMONY

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Join me on a Google Hangout at 12pm EST. Video will be available for replay if you miss it. I will be discussing with some other wonderful bloggers on the ‘Metamorphosis of Love’

Join our ‘Metamorphosis of Love’ hangout on Valentine’s Day

The topic to be discussed is the metamorphosis or evolution – if you will – of love or its perception from the African woman’s context. What were you taught about love as a young woman, and how did those concepts change if at all in various stages of life and with different experiences?

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love is the same in any language | the more you travel the more you see that all people have the same needs: food, water, shelter and LOVE!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Beautifully Dreaming… Positively Doing..

xoxo
Tosinger

Join our ‘Metamorphosis of Love’ hangout on Valentine’s Day

Our next hangout takes place this Friday, 14th February at 17:00 GMT.

The topic to be discussed is the metamorphosis or evolution – if you will – of love or its perception from the African woman’s context. What were you taught about love as a young woman, and how did those concepts change if at all in various stages of life and with different experiences?

Facilitator – Malaka (Ghana/US)

Her fab guests are:
Tosinger (Nigeria/US) Listen to her music via http://www.afrodreaming.com/home.html
Rambling Roomates (Ghana) Read their blog http://loveafrican.wordpress.com/
Tiffany (South Africa/Kenya) Check out the site she curates http://holaafrica.org/tag/holaa/
Ngosa (Zambia)Visit her blog http://mwanabaafrika.blogspot.com/

– See more at: http://adventuresfrom.com/2014/02/11/join-our-metamorphosis-of-love-hangout-on-valentines-day.html#sthash.SnJn1hjx.dpuf