streda, 30. apríla 2008

Creating Our Own Happiness

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I believe we have the power to create our own happiness. I believe the real magic in the world is done by humans. I believe normal life is extraordinary.
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I was sitting in my car at a stoplight intersection listening to the radio. I was, I guess, lost in the moment, thinking how happy I was to be inside my warm car. It was cold and windy outside, and I thought, "Life is good."
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Now, this was a long light. As I waited, I noticed two people huddled together at the bus stop. To my eyes, they looked uncomfortable; they looked cold and they looked soggy.
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The couple seemed to be doing their best to keep warm. They were huddled together, and I thought to myself, "Oh, those poor people in that punishing wind."
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But then I saw their faces. Yes, they were laughing. They looked to be sharing a good joke, and suddenly, instead of pitying them, I envied them. I thought, "Huh, what's so funny?"
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They didn't notice the wind. They weren't worried about their clothes. They weren't looking at my car thinking, "I wish I had that."
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You know when a single moment feels like an hour? Well, in that moment, I realized I had assumed this couple needed my pity, but they didn't.
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I assumed things were all bad for them, but they weren't. And I understood we all have the power to make moments of happiness happen.
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I believe this is something all of us can do: Try to be happy within the context of the life we are actually living. Happiness is not a situation to be longed for or a convergence of lucky happenstance. Through the power of our own minds, we can help ourselves.
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sobota, 26. apríla 2008

TUTANKHAMUN IN VIENNA


Mask of Tutankhamun's mummy, the popular icon for ancient Egypt
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TUTANKHAMUN
and the World of the Pharaohs

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Tutankhamun (1341 BC – 1323 BC) was one of the last kings of Egypt’s 18th Dynasty and ruled during a crucial, turmoil-filled period of Egyptian history He was only 8 years old when he began his rule and the boy king died under mysterious circumstances around age 18 or 19, in the ninth year of his reign (1323 B.C.). Only recent research discovered that he wasn‘t murdered but died because of an accident breaking his leg. His importance is due to his tomb, which uniquely was discovered almost completely intact in the Valley of the Kings-- the most complete ancient Egyptian tomb ever found


”Since the discovery of his tomb in 1922, Tutankhamun has captured the hearts of people around the world. Buried with him were treasures beyond the imagination, giving us a glittering glimpse into the past an now, Tutankhamun has returned to give a new generation the chance to learn firsthand about the life and magic of this ancient monarch.”



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Step by step, visitors come closer to the treasures of Tutankhamun and the world of the mysterious Pharaoh. Each of the four galleries devoted to the boy king corresponds to the four rooms of his nearly intact tomb, where the treasures were discovered by British explorer Howard Carter in 1922. Legendary artefacts from the antechamber, the annex, the treasury and the burial chamber include Tutankhamun's golden sandals, jewellery, furniture, weaponry and statuary.
 
 
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The exhibition includes the largest image of King Tut ever found -- a three- metre statue that originally may have stood at Tutankhamun's mortuary temple, and that still retains much of its original paint. There is also the canopic coffinette inlaid with gold and precious stones, one of the four that contained his mummified internal organs.
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nedeľa, 6. apríla 2008

I'm finished - let's go to the Museum

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I have already finished my big deal on time - income tax returns ...


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Recently I went to the many museums in NYC and actually I will sharing my experience with all of you...

I love museums and don't go to them enough. My favourit exhibit is the Natural History Museum and Museum of Art...



Museums are good. They make the brain grow...