Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 21/11/2015

Friendship Behind the Scenes


 

In the Mind’s Eye,I am not so Far Away … Just Sense me and I’ll be there ..

 

We Accomplish Nothing in this World Alone ...

We Accomplish Nothing in this World Alone …

 

It was on a sunny May day in 2015 when my husband and I met our Parisian friend Camille in the Historical Plaka under the Acropolis to show her around and then drive to Sounio to enjoy the sunset from the Temple of Poseidon.

Greek-French Friendship under the Acropolis ...

Greek-French Friendship under the Acropolis …

 

“Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.” William Shakespeare

Shall we Engrave Friendship on the Ancient Coloumns like Lord Byron ... ?

Shall we Engrave our Friendship on the Ancient Columns like Lord Byron … ?

 

Shall We Engrave Friendship & Solidarity on the Ancient Colums like Lord Byron’s verses … ?

“Place me on Sunium’s marbled steep,Where nothing, save the waves and I,May hear our mutual murmurs sweep;There, swan-like, let me sing and die … “

Or Shall we Gaze reflectively at “The Big Blue” and Reinforce Friendships & Nations’ Unity … ?

The Balanced Symphony of the Turquoise and Deep Azure waters Uncondionally Established a Strong Greek-French Relation that Brought Warmth and Peace into our Souls.We had nothing to share but only Love and Happiness.How Beautiful the World Feels without Disputes & Forceful Conflicts … Why so much hatred and animosity poison our world,I will never comprehend …

 

Friendships above Space & Time ...

Friendships above  Space  & Time  …

 

The Big Blue ...

The Big Blue …

“God my Master Builder, You built me into the mountains,

God my Master Builder, You enclosed me in the sea … ” Odysseus Elytis – The Axion Esti

Standing still and recalling verses of the Greek Poet of the Aegean Sea,who dedicated his life to Love,Hope,Beauty,Freedom and Justice with a voice to the human consciousness.

The seascapes exuded Tranquility,Harmony,Peace and we Humans should understand that our welfare and peace of mind are possible only if  all Nations are United and support one another.

The sun started setting,Camille was standing next to me,we both felt the warmth of friendship.

 

Temples & Monuments Inspiring & Uniting people irrespective of different beliefs & cultures

Temples & Monuments Inspiring & Uniting people irrespective of different Beliefs & Cultures

 

Camille was enthralled by the golden hues and the warmth of the Greek Friendship ...

Camille was enthralled by the golden hues and the warmth of our Friendship …

 

Peacekeeping Friendships ...

Peacekeeping Friendships …

 

Temples & Monuments Inspiring & Uniting people irrespective of different Beliefs & Cultures …

 

“If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships – the ability of all Peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.” Franklin D, Roosevelt

 

When Will the World know Peace … ?

 

 

 

 

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  1. There is beauty and mystery in your words that speaks to the heart in a unique and wonderful way. There is also a wisdom in your words embraced in your photos and I believe you truly are a very special and rare person. I am privileged to know you as a friend 🙂 Wolfie hugs!

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    • Can you see me blushing … ? Why thank you my wonderful wolfie friend!I knew that wolves are wonderful and powerful,but I never expected to show such sensitivity and tenderness.Your kindest words made me feel a tug at my heartstrings,opened gates to happiness …
      You are very special and rare too,I love your own “Cosmos”.Each time I visit your place,I have an impression that I am transferred to a parallel universe.I consider myself lucky to have met you and I celebrate our friendship tonight that I read your generous comment on this post in paricular.Sending you love & warm hugs of friendship your way 🙂 xxx

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      • Likewise my beautiful friend…you call to my wolf spirit and transport me with your words to brighter and better world’s. .. breathing new vitality and optimism into Wolfie life 🙂 The wolf spirit howls to you across the distances that separate us calling to you in the serenity of the night 🙂 xx

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        • Such a wonderful interaction between two different worlds,dear wolfie!I can clearly hear the wolfie howling,it’s well-received and treasured,it made my night 🙂 Sending you sunshine and pure light from this end for a brilliant Sunday 🙂 xxx

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  2. Wonderful post and lovely photos. Thank You.

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    • So many thanks for appreciating it!Your wintry scapes are out of this world!

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  3. Beautiful post, dear Doda… the photographs are stunning and I love William Shakespeare´s quote .. By the way I am glad to count you among my WordPress friends… Love and best wishes. Aquileana☀★🎇

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    • Thank you Aquileana Dear!I am grateful that we met in the Blogshere;I consider you a good WP friend too 🙂 Sending love,peace & true friendship your way.Doda , ☜♡☞ xxx

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  4. A beautiful post, dear Doda. Nothing beats sharing time and places with friends and family. I feel safe in saying that all but a few in this world want peace. The day will come when we shall have it, rest assured! Love and hugs! 🙂 ❤

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    • Thank you dear Linda for appreciating it!Wonder how people can live without peace around them.So wonderful your thoughts,they really soothe my soul and uplift my hopes!Have a nice start in your new house and enjoy this holy season of the year.Love and hugs to you too and of course to your furry-kids,who will become great explorers now,until they conquer the uncharted territory … 🙂 ❤ xxx

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  5. I so appreciate this loving embrace of friendship, dear Doda. A truly lovely post of golden hues, deep and passionate water, and the love and honor that surrounds all of us. Although there are people who are unable to grasp the magic of love, there are so many more who do, including this long and loving display from your awesome readers. Thank you so much for being so loving, and generating so much love in this world. 😀

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    • I have to thank you for embracing my post with love and kindness and for showing great respect for this important relationship.It could be between two people or more,or between nations to contribute to peace and growth and show empathy and altruism.Even in the Blogsphere we can establish friendships that endure and make you feel- good.It’s what’s on the inside that brings people closer.I consider myself lucky I’ve met you and I really treasure our friendship and all the knowledge I’ve gained from reading your nature posts and your book.I am thankful to you in so many ways,dear friend Jet!A beautiful bird with a red red gular sac told me that you have something for me.Is that true ? 🙂 xxx

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  6. I believe the majority of people want nothing more than harmony and friendship… it’s the belligerent minority who attract all the attention… but I don’t foresee that peace will ever prevail on our planet because there will always be those willing to cause harm to others… the methods may change but the end result is always the same throughout history. I wish I could be more optimistic but I am being realistic. All I can do is personally be accepting and tolerant in my every day life.

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    • Why I so much agree with you,dear Roslyn?I wish I didn’t,but being realistic,we have to accept that peace is an utopian concept.Let’s keep it in our families and with our friends,at least …

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  7. Excellent view my friend

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    • Thank you so much dear friend Jake!I’ve R/Ted your Ralph Waldo Emerson last post,it was brilliant,loved the quote 🙂

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  8. A truly beautiful post and one that deserves to be shared. Your final words cry out to us, as does you wonderul statement: “Why so much hatred and animosity poison our world, I will never comprehend.” This world is, indeed, most beautiful and it’s time we all learned to live in peace and harmony to enjoy the beauty we have been given. 🙂

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    • So many thanks for calling in and for your generous and approving comment!
      Indeed,there is so much beauty and harmony around us,and we,humans,don’t show the respect it merits.Where is our civilised world to stop the atrocities that take place worldwide?Hate begets hate;violence begets violence;toughness begets a greater toughness,and we’re caught in a vicious circle that is worsening the situation.Sending peace & kind thoughts your way 🙂

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      • You express sentiments I truly share. Thank you again for the wonderful post.

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        • I have to thank you too for openly expressing your sentiments and for sharing this friendship post with me.There is no wonder since you’re Irina’s friend … 🙂

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  9. Paris, I love Paris. It will always be for me, the capital of Europe with war without war. Toujours Paris!

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    • I am with you Jacint!The City of Light,the centre of Arts and Literature.So much to see and be inspired by.Thank you,my friend ~ Always Paris ~ Toujours Paris!

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  10. This is the most touching and beautiful post that speaks of our heart wrenching experience of watching the most beautiful and romantic city turning into a war zone. Your words, quote, and photos are conveying comfort. Thank you so much, my dearest friend. ❤ xxx

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    • So many thanks for your rich comment which precisely describes the hours of horror that shook the City Of Light.I wanted to share something hopeful,something to show that beauty in our hearts and thoughts is never lost.Thank you dear friend Amy!Sending you warm thoughts and sincere friendship as always 🙂 ❤ xxx

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      • I visited Paris four times and used to stay in Bastille. I love this area due to the history. I knew exact where to stay, dine, have coffee, and get bakery, and how to get to other parts of Paris. I still remember these streets. I was devastated last Friday. Your post is so beautiful and comforting, and I so love these photos. I appreciate our sincere friendship. 🙂

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        • Yes,dear friend Amy,Paris is one of the most visited and friendly European cities,I know how comfortable you felt to wander round the city and enjoy all the facilities and go sightseeing safe.Hope we’ll soon regain comfidence when this worldwide upheaval settles … 🙂 xxx

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            • ❤ I have just seen a beautiful & meaningful painting! Am I allowed to behold … ? ❤ ❤ ❤ xxx

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  11. A delicious and poignant allegory dear Doda, and you weave your sagacity and kind heart throughout with deftness and subtlety. Holding hands of friendship across land an water alike. Hariod ❤

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    • Blushed … dear Hariod,and so many thanks for your laudatory comment.Your writing style is powerful and engaging,but my post was just a humane expression and need to share something beautiful with you after seeing the cruel face of a life we have not chosen.It’s so unfair when others decide for you without you.Sending you peace & friendship!All the very best, Doda ❤

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  12. Such a beautiful text with lovely accompanying photos. It is difficult to describe with words how the Paris attacks made us feel. I am still trying to understand but probably will never… Knowing there is so much goodness and love out there gives us hope. Thank you for sharing this lovely post.

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    • Thanks a million times over for your insightful and generous comment,dear Inger!Let’s hope that peace will prevail,we all felt devastated.Best of luck,I tried to vote,but it was only through FB.Sorry about it.

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  13. Dearest Doda.. your words echo within many a heart.. Why can we not find Peace?.. We can only build peace upon Love and Friendships…

    May we all hold hands in the faith of Caring.. That is what is missing so much in today’s world.. So many caught in the Illusion of Greed, of their not being enough for ALL..

    When we reach deep down within our hearts and Pull out our empathy, compassion, and caring.. When we stop pointing and blaming, and Look within our own prejudices and own anger and hatred.. Maybe then dearest Doda, The world may know Peace..

    But sadly dear dear friend, Many of us have yet to alter our own ways of being..

    The amazing thing though.. Out of Darkness comes Light… and as dark as it may appear right now across our world.. I know deep within my heart, that those of us who are now reaching out for Peace.. are sending the first ripples to spread out..

    May many hearts start to reach out and join in Unity, Love and Kindness.. and start a chain reaction of Love that will outshine any darkness..

    Beautiful post Doda.. and set to wonderful photo’s.. I hope your friends are safe and well..

    Love and Blessings Sue ❤ xxx

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    • Thank you dear friend Sue for adding your peaceful thoughts and your insight to my post.As you said in one of your posts,we cannot stop wars and people’s prejudices,but at least we can share our nice thoughts and show our real respect to anything “different” since we can peacefully coexist.The big ones have different plans though,and care only for dominance and wealth.I had the impression that all people have sentiments more or less…,but fanatism kills everything. Thank you dear Sue,my friend Camille lives in Biarritz,she was safe there,but Dwi and some relatives of ours live in the centre of Paris.All of them are fine.Have a peaceful Tuesday evening with the little Princess!Love & Hugs 🙂 ❤ xxx

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  14. I cannot add much more to this post, so simple in concept yet so out of our grasp at the moment. To share and enjoy culture, beauty and art together!! It is my dream as well!! Thank you for this glimpse of your beautiful soul and your beautiful country.

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    • Oh,sweet friend Cybele,Nick’s influence is obvious … You really love Greece and everything about this small country.Grateful thanks for your rich and approving comment and your kindest words 🙂

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  15. I love this post dear Doda. What beautiful places to visit with your friend. The pictures are awesome, my faves are those ancient columns and the golden seascape. You are a perfect friend. Have a wonderful Sunday. Hugs 🙂 ❤

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    • You’re a perfect friend too,dear Aditix!Your nature posts and your sentiments betray your rich and peaceful inner world!So many thanks for your kindness!Happy Tuesday 🙂 ❤ xxx ☀

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  16. that is wonderful and nice of you 🙂

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  17. What a beautiful post in every way and so very true my special lady. So many true and heartfelt quotes and images, woven together by your special hand. x

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    • Thaaaank You,my sweet Scottish friend Shey!The bridges that connect our friendship are strong and will be enduring in the course of time!Delighted you enjoyed my concept,proud to have the viewpoint of a talented writer like you!Sending Love,Peace,Friendship & Sunshine to warm the cold days of Scotland 🙂 Warm hugs for the weekend ❤ ~ Doda xxx

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      • Doda as we say here, yir far too kind. Your concept is brilliant. You covered so much in this post, I mean that. And you added to it with lovely pictures too. Very though provoking my friend. OH and we do have some sunshine today after weeks of rain. YES!

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        • Thank you sweet friend Shey for your generous comment!Glad you appreciated the concept,”yir far too kind” too!Hope sunshine stays after the attacks of the recent storms and hurricanes!Have a brilliant Tuesday 🙂 ☀

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          • Well it is also sunny today. So it must be your good wishes xxxx

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            • Is it?Hope it stays!Guess what!Here is overcast and softly raining,torrential rains are expected in the afternoon.I am not complaining,we needed rain,hope it’s not catastrophic as it was the other day.Gather sunshine and enjoy your day,sweet friend 🙂 ☀

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              • NEVER!! Rain in Greece??? I hope it is not too heavy for you but just gives you what you need x

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                • Right now all is black outside,the storm is brewing,the clouds above our garden are really threatening … 😦 xxx

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                  • My darling, we have got your sun, definitely. I am sending happy rays your way though to chase the clouds xxxxxx

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                    • Thank you my sweetheart!
                      Funny weather patterns,the sun was shining in the morning,it was a very warm and nice day,but now I do need your happy sunrays to chase the threatening black clouds.It all changed so suddenly xxxx

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                    • Sending rays your way. It is bucketing here….

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                    • But now,storm Clodagh is attacking you.Is it still bucketing or snowing now?Take care my sweet friend 🙂 xxx

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                  • Doda it has rained all day again. Oh well…

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                    • Here it was sunny and warm,more like a spring day 🙂 xxx

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  18. Hey Doda – I am actually signing off and plan to come back later to fully enjoy your post – your quotes and thoughts on friendship/life seem to be as colorful as the gorgeous images – can’t wait to come back to this post again later – cheers

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    • Thank you dear Yvette!You have already left your praiseful and rich comment!Anyhow,you are welcome any time,there is no rush my friend,take your time 🙂 Cheers xxx

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      • Well my favorite part of the post was how it flowed – we moved into sunset with you – feeling the warmth of human connection – and indeed – Shakespeare was correct – words can be too easy like the wind – but sometimes a post can use words to move a reader and send a breeze of warmth – and again – live the colorful images –
        Xxoo

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        • Such a rich and beautiful comment dear Yvette!Thank you my friend for re-visiting and leaving your warm words !Friendship to you too ~ PS:I’ll come by your place tomorrow,I’ve seen some new posts by you;I’m playing catch up again … xxx

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          • Well take your time in dropping by ((hugs)) and I will be back by to see you I. A few days – hard to believe it is December already – oh my! Xxoo

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            • Thank you Yvette Dear ! Time flies by,and we wish our lives away … When I was a little kid I used to say roll on Christmas,roll on summer,but I don’t any more lol xoxox

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  19. Dear Doda, sweet friend living in the sweetest country, may you always know the sweetness of true friendship! I love this post sooooo much, such beautiful photos, profound words, and this: “Temples & Monuments Inspiring & Uniting people irrespective of different Beliefs & Cultures” – this is the root of friendship: inspiration and unity brought together through love of a glorious culture and history. bravo, dear friend, my love and hugs and big smiles go out to you!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

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    • Oh,my sweetest lady,my good friend Aisha,how happy I am to have you here and to read your insightful statements!You have set a very good example for us all with your unbiased attitude towards the “different” and multiculturalism.The story of your life is proverbial!You embraced Egypt,you have deeply respect Her glorious history and have embodied Her cultural background in your lifestyle.USA exists only in your dreams now.Enjoy your peaceful life in Egypt my lovely friend!Sending you so much Love,Peace & Friendship as always 🙂 ❤ Doda xxx

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  20. Thank you for this beautiful post, dear Doda. I’ve been shattered by the Paris attacks… Spent a lot of time on Facebook trying to understand… We live in dangerous times… Masses of people moving across the continents…How will all this end?… I know that good will triumph in the end, it has in the past. 🙂 Much love to you xxx ❤

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    • Yes,my lovely friend Irina,we all felt devastated,shocked by the inconceivable cruelty of the Paris attacks.Nightmarish scenes that wounded our souls and our dignity … I figure that multiculturalism should be the first subject taught in schools from early years.Good question,my friend.How will all this end ?I’m afraid,it doesn’t have an easy answer.Keep writing poetry,keep inspiring our world with your peaceful and beautiful thoughts!Hopeful the ending of your astute comment;can’t thank you enough!Sending Love,Peace & Friendship your way 🙂 ❤ Doda xxx

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      • At the moment I have no inspiration whatsoever! My muse is asleep and the best thing is to let her have a rest. 🙂 Sending Love,Peace & Friendship your way too. ❤

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        • I can imagine how beautiful and refreshed your muse will be after Her relaxing breaker.That’s how it works with all artists.They cannot produce art on demand … Inspiration comes out suddenly and like a forceful surge in a storm.Sending you Love and Best Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving week,if you celebrate it 🙂 ❤ xxx

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          • Thanks for your understanding, dear friend. We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia as yet…I’m saying ‘as yet’ because it was only 10 years ago that we started trick or treating at Halloween. Have a great weekend, dear Doda. 🙂

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            • Yes,I know dearest Irina how it works as we recently have some foreign-brought celebrations here in Greece too.I think that some of them tend to be globalised and commercialised.So many thanks for coming by again!I wish you also have a great and peaceful weekend,my good friend Irina 🙂 xxx

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  21. Reblogged this on Irina's Poetry Corner and commented:
    When Will the World know Peace … ? By DG MARYOGA

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    • Why thank you for reblogging,Tweets & R/Ts,my wonderful friend Irina!Looking forward to your new inspirations and poems 🙂 Have a nice and peaceful weekend ❤ xxx

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      • My pleasure, dear Doda. I haven’t written much lately, my Muse has gone into hiding. 🙂 Have a lovely week ❤

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        • Let Her enjoy some time off;she loves dancing with Terpsichore while listening to Apollo playing the lyre … So many thanks once again!Take care ~ Have a lovely day,dear friend Irina 🙂 ❤ xxx

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  22. This is a wonderful post, Doda! Friendship, peace and warmth just flow out of your words and these gorgeous pictures! I fell in love with the blue and golden hues of the peaceful sea. Much love & peace to you, dear friend, Tiny XX

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    • Thank you dear friend Tiny!Delighted you enjoyed my concept behind the blue and the golden nuances!Nature is generous to us,but we,humans,oftentimes are so ungrateful and take everything for granted.Sending Love,Peace & Friendship your way 🙂 ❤ xxx

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      • Nature is, indeed, very generous to us! And I hope that one day we learn to take good care of her, today we are not doing very well in that respect. Much love, Tiny XX

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        • Generous,forgiving,and a very good teacher!Sad though that some of us are unteachable,disrespectful,and greedy.Keep taking good care of your wonderful feathered friends and enjoy the magic of the Salt Marsh 🙂 Love to you as always,dear Tiny 🙂 xxx

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  23. What a beautiful post, with breathtaking scenery and words Doda. Thanks!

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    • Thank you Maria!The tragic Paris attacks badly disturbed my peace of mind and I wanted to share something with you to show that Humanism is still alive in our Civilised World.Hate begets hate,violence begets violence,and we are trapped in a vicious circle that has no end … Let’s hope that peace will soon prevail worldwide.

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    • So many thanks for the brilliant pink rose,my friend!Uncompromising its purity,its beauty 🙂

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