Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 02/10/2017

Building Peace Unified


 

World Peace is an issue of cosmopolitan import …

It was on the 18th of August 2017 that down Ras Ramblas sad events wrote a tragedy again.Hearbreak and sorrow – the Angels of Numbers pensive …

I let down my guard and kept travelling unafraid.In a couple of weeks after the tragic incidents the Arch of Victory in Barcelona was welcoming visitors again.

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The Arc de Triomf in the capital of Catalonia was built as the main access gate for the 1888 Barcelona World Fair.The architect Josep Vilaseca designed a monument of classical style and proportions as an allegory of Barcelona’s respect for the nations and provinces taking part in the exhibition.

Down Ras Ramblas St. people kept bringing flowers and candles for the innocent souls.

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It was here , then … on a peaceful summer day that the Angels of Numbers were pensive … They started flying above the Blackboard from 1 to 2,from 2 to 3,from 3 to 4, cold chalk and sponges in their hands …
Fate was standing near them unpitied … She snatched the numbers from 1 to 2,from 2 to 3,from 3 to 4 …early … So flew the souls to their congenial place …
Here , Then souls holding hope in the midst of despair … Tearful flower petals seek warmth around the flames of the burning candles …

 

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Barcelona was as beautiful as always but there was a bitter feeling in the atmosphere especially in the night.

Nevertheless,the “Magic Fountain” in the foothills of Montjuïc was illuminating the Night & Soul … Water Sculptures & Light became one with the black sky … The Golden Doric columns were alike the remaining columns of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi ; I stepped into the Light again and enjoyed the show  …

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Font Màgica work of Art, Music, Water, Motion and Colour

When work on the Great Universal Exhibition of 1929 was under way, the organisers felt that it needed something nouveau …
It was then when Carles Buigas submitted his project for a colossal,daring and costly piece of work.His concept heralded the discovery of a new art,the art of light.The fountain plant has 3,000 jets shooting water in the air and creating diverse water sculptures,which are illuminated with the lighting system of 8 different colours,and dance to the sound of music.The colourful shapes of water keep dancing to classical music,they celebrate the joys of life,their performance is magical,they help people forget for a while that all is evanescent …

And,in daytime Sagrada Família is soaring skywards and towards the congenial place where the souls go.

 

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Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family, is a large unfinished Roman Catholic church in Barcelona,designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí ( 1852–1926) ; Gaudí’s work on the building is part of UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Sagrada Família,inspired by nature and faith,has been under construction since 1882. It’s now in the final phase,with another 11 years until completion.

The Sagrada Familia is an International centre for Spirituality which invites people of all backgrounds and Faiths to share in a sense of Life based on Love,Peace & Harmony.

Peace to Spain,Catalonia,Barcelona & Worldwide

October 1, 2017 …

 

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  1. […] Building Peace Unified […]

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  2. A beautiful post.
    Peace is a simple concept but so very difficult to achieve.

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    • Absolutely,dear Draco.Seemingly,the reasons behind it are beyond our control.So many thanks for your visit & your comment 🙂

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  3. Cool 🙂

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  4. We let visited Barcelona so many times,but there’s always something young and noteworthyto find 🙂 ❤ xxx Dearest Doda, I promise you recall me – I am Aisha from “Aisha’s Oasis” wp blog, but I let not been posting there since I moved to Canada and started my young blog “Theshieldofachilles.

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    • Yeah,Aisha,the goddess from Egypt with the many faces and blogs lol …
      Yes,I know … Anyhow,thanks timothyjcharles 🙂

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  5. Reblogged this on Truth Troubles.

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  6. Great post, I am going to reblog this article for you.

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  7. Dearest Doda, I must apologise for having been remiss in reading your beautiful post until today. Having not posted on my blog for several weeks, I know I have missed so much – but I am determined to finish my book very soon!
    It’s lovely to see you back, as your last post was just a ‘flying visit’, if I recall. I’m so glad to have read this wonderful tribute to the innocent ‘souls’ who fell victim to the dreadful attack on that day. Barcelona has always been a beautiful city, and will remain so well into the future, despite such heinous attacks as this.
    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely photos of this historic city. It’s many years since I visited Barcelona (the first time was in 1959 and the second in 1970. I was the grand age of 12 in 1959!). I’ve been to other parts of Spain many times since then and hope to see Barcelona again one day. I confess to knowing nothing about the Sagrada Familia and its lengthy construction time! I will make a point of visiting it, and the Magic Fountain when I get there.
    Your final line sums up perfectly the feelings of so many of us worldwide, Doda. It is something we should all pray for. Hugs to you… ❤ 😀

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    • There’s no need for apologies dearest Millie,I very well know how busy you’re,and I do appreciate the fact that you responded.Many thanks for your feedback and your long,generous comment.Happy to see that I stirred up childhood,and not only,memories.Truly,it’s a city with a long history behind,and a great hodiday destination.One can see and do so many interesting things.What a pity the political situation is so unsteable at the moment.Hope they remain united although Catalonia was an independent region of the Iberian Peninsula with its own language,laws and customs.Let’s pray for them,there’s nothing worse than national split.Hugs back to you 🙂 ❤ xxx

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      • I sincerely hope Catalonia remains as part of Spain. I think it would struggle nowadays as an independent region, but I’m not a Catalonian and I know passions run deep over these things. Whatever happens next, like you, I just hope it’s achieved by peaceful means. ❤

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  8. Dearest Doda, I hope you remember me – I am Aisha from “Aisha’s Oasis” wp blog, but I have not been posting there since I moved to Canada and started my new blog “Theshieldofachilles.net” based on my reconstruction of Achilles shield which I did under my birth name prior to adopting the name Aisha. I am sorry that I lost contact with you but so very happy to find a link back to you and your beautiful writing here!!! Please forgive my long absence but know that I never forgot your sweet friendship and look forward to resuming our friendship and interesting conversations!
    Barcelona is such a lovely place and you captured it’s magical beautifully – “The colourful shapes of water keep dancing to classical music,they celebrate the joys of life,their performance is magical,they help people forget for a while that all is evanescent …”
    Ahhh, that’s my dear friend Doda, my heart smiles when I read your words!
    🌅🎆☺☺💕💝💟

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    • Of course I remember you and our friendship my “Egyptian queen” 🙂
      Believe it or not,when I was preparing my Barcelona post,I was thinking of you and the comments we had exchanged on my “My Client is not in a Harry” post.No,Park Güell photos again,I mostly focused on Peace,as my visit to Barcelona was a couple of weeks after the tragic incident there.I’ll try to add some at the bottom space,just for you.Always thankful for your friendship and your beautiful comments.I’ll try to see if I can reach your new blog.Is it with WP again? All the best to you,dear Kathleen 🙂 ❤ xxx

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      • As sweet and lovely as always, Dearest Doda, big hugs and happy smiles blowing your way on the Mediterranean breeze! ❤️❤️❤️😃

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  9. Thank you for walking us through this beautiful city, dear Doda!
    Your photos are beautiful and words are insightful.
    Sorry for being late on visiting your site, I just got back from Japan this afternoon.

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    • I have to thank you for calling in and leaving your approving comment,dearest Amy 🙂 I knew you were travelling … much appreciated my friend ❤ and,so many thanks too for the magnificent Japan post you shared with us.The symbolism of your impressive photos is absolutely significant and profound 🙂 ❤ xxx

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      • I’m back to visit your beautiful post again. So eloquently written, Dearest Doda! Thank you for taking us there. ❤ xxx

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        • How kind of you dearest Amy!I do appreciate the fact that you always encourage me to keep blogging.We have visited Barcelona so many times,but there’s always something new and noteworthyto discover 🙂 ❤ xxx

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  10. “Then souls holding hope in the midst of despair … Tearful flower petals seek warmth around the flames of the burning candles” …

    Those words truly resonated with me…. A heatfelt tribute…. Having Spanish (and Italian) roots, this post is even more meaningful to me. Thank you for your commitment and powerful message dear Doda… Much love & best wishes to you! ❤

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    • Nothing was the same as before in the beautiful city,but whatever happens,life has to go on and find its rhythms again.There are so many instances where we are completely powerless in controlling the things which happen around us.Thank you for appreciating my post,dear Aquileana.Much love & hugs of friendship to you 🙂 ❤ xxx

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  11. The delicacy of your touch is felt, dear Doda, even as you intimate the echoes of tragedy: that bitterness tasted in the late evening air. Moving to more recent events in Catalan, then I was appalled to see the actions of the Guardia Civil on the day of the referendum. Somehow, it seemed more frightening than the mass killing in Las Vegas, which I know is a controversial thing to say. The latter, at least was understandable: a lone psychopath at work. The former, with far reaching consequences, and echoing a dreadful past. H ❤

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    • Can’t thank you enough for your “unexpected” visit and your considerable insight into my Barcelona – Peace post,dear friend Hariod.There are times when I feel that our world is falling apart,that it is disorderly divided instead of being unified and peacefully progressing to face the today dystopias.Perhaps we are in a state of inevitable evolutionary process where entropy presently reigns …
      Sending love,respect & peace your way ❤ xxx

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  12. Thank you, dear Doda, for these beautiful wishes of Peace. They are needed more than ever right now. Wonderful post, albeit with sad undertones, about one of my favorite cities.

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    • Thank you too for appreciating my efforts to convey messages of peace and love worldwide.Alas,so many sad incidents and catastrophic weather phenomena batter our beautiful world.Best to you,dear Tiny :)Take care xxx

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  13. Kudos to you. You do so much more than just sightseeing. You understand and fell. Much respect.

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    • Always thankful for your laudatory comments and your respectful attention to my humble posts,dear Rommel!I usually choose to be more of a traveller than a tourist,it makes a big difference,I assume.Best to you dear friend 🙂 xxx

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  14. She’s a legal philosophyyer and it ahs been so surd for her to capture employment cos there’s no jobs here in legal philosophy, so we will be having more ‘ambitious’ O am certain(p) of it xxxxxxxxxxx .

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  15. Peace to everybody. I know Sagrada Familia, but we did visit it due to extremely long queues. Thank you for this interesting post.

    Happy upcoming weekend.

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    • I know,it’s the 4th time I’ve visited Barcelona,but never managed to get in,it’s the most visited tourist attraction in the city,it roughly gets over 3,000,000 visitors every year.Thank you so much for your visit and comment,dear friend Matti.Best wishes for a happy & peaceful weekend 🙂

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  16. A wonderful post dear Doda.. Perfectly timed for many events around our world today.. Fate takes many, yet each perfect petal is still part of the flower and each flower is part of the bouquet that we are able to pick from Our Wonderful Garden of Life.. We are all of us growing, all be it in our separate fields..
    Each may hold a different shape, a different colour, and belong to a different species.. Yet we each need nourishment, we all grow out of darkness, and we all reach up towards the light..
    Barcelona is a beautiful place, I have been in the 90’s and such magnificent architecture. Its people were friendly ..
    My heart was with them this week..
    But I truly hold the belief that while there are those who hold peace, love and Unity at ones core.. We can help create those ripples outwards to spread across the world..
    Your photo’s are stunning, and good to see a post from you again Doda.. and welcome back..

    Love and Mega Hugs my friend..
    Sue ❤ xxx

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    • Oh gosh,sweet friend Sue,you’re so busy,but you managed to come around again and leave your humanistic and cheerful attitude.
      You’re so compassionate,so loving and caring,you’ve already reached the “Light”,and you generously enlighten your fellow men.I strongly support that there’s a window from one heart to another …
      Always speak the truth,my friend!Love & Mega Hugs back to you 🙂 ❤ xxx

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      • Bless your heart dear Doda.. But I doubt I have reached the light.. Many more of my shadows to unfurl.. 🙂 But I will never stop trying to reach up to the light.. and trying to spread a few rainbows along the way xx

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  17. I hope to visit The Sagrada Família before I leave the planet. How wonderful to be able to see it in person. I’ve seen many photos of it and always in awe of its beauty. I recently saw a documentary about its construction. Really like your beautiful photo. One day!

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    • It’s expected to be finished in 2026,on the 100-year anniversary of Gaudi’s death.It’d be lovely if we manage to see it finished and without the cranes around it.A real revolutionary masterpiece of architecture based on the traditions of Gothic and Byzantine cathedrals.
      Hope you’ll make it some day,dear Roslyn!Btw,I was glad to read that painting has awakened your interest again.Many thanks for calling in,my friend 🙂 xxx

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  18. This post of peace is one that we desperately need… thank you for sharing its harmonic spirit here, Doda xx

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    • Oh,my sweet friend Christy,can’t comprehend such evil,we almost mourn every single day.Can’t thank you enough for all your kind visits and your pithy comments.Have a nice and peaceful autum day 🙂 ❤ xxx

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  19. The magic fountain really looks magical in your beautiful pictures, dear Doda. Lovely colors and light in darkness – a reminder to keep hope alive. I’ve never been there, so it’s nice to get to know it a little through you, my friend. 🙂

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    • “Light in Darkness”,that could be a very apt title for my post,dearest Aditi.I’m so glad you can always discern the symbolism behind my humble images.Thank you so much for virtually strolling around the beautiful city with me.Enjoy a beautiful & peaceful day,my friend 🙂 ❤ xxx

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  20. I must repeat what others say – how timely, how tragic and sad- and yet beauty surrounds us.The architecture by Gaudi is marvelous and isn’t it incredible that fountains lighten and uplift the spirit especially with music! Good to hear from you Doda and sending love and blessings!

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    • Troubled the era we live in,even those who are not personally responsible for the fate of the world,are called on to encounter it,to come to know the true face of the situation;it’s the commencement of the end,our world can’t bear more.Memories and feelings of our days weep … Btw,it was thrilling to listen to Vangelis’-Antarctica as the gushing fountains spread the water skywards.Love & blessings back to you Cybele dear 🙂

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  21. Hi Doda, your post is perfect with how the world is nowadays. It seems fear and violence are winning rather than peace, love, and compassion. Hope is always on the forefront though even in the midst of turmoil. So, thank you for sharing this history and for the wonderful images. We can only pray that someday peace and harmony will prevail. Much love to you!

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    • Never doubt that even a small group of thoughtful,committed humans can bring the change.I was taught in my life that “Today’s Utopia Is Tomorrow’s Reality”.The time of the Light approaches,dear Sue,let’s follow in the steps one by one,without haste,because the edifice of the New Age should be based on solid foundations,which will not be shaken again,as the power of the people grows.We’ll manage to touch the essence,the utopian human dream,my friend.Keep spreading the “Light” and your strong messages in your brilliant posts and soon you’ll reap what you sow,exactly as you do in your fertile allotments.Much love back to you 🙂

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  22. Very timely my dear friend. So much darkness in the world; and yet so many people hoping and working towards lightness and peace.

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    • I’m afraid that it would be timely anytime now as there’s no ending.
      “In omnia paratus … “,but nobody can stop us from living our lives and working for peace united.Thank you my dear friend Su for focusing on the positives 🙂 xxx

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  23. Such a timely post, dear Doda. There is so much senseless evil in this world. But it’s nothing new nor nothing we haven’t been taught in the scriptures. The Lord will not take away anyone’s agency, even if it means they will seal their fate to the devil. That unfinished Catholic Church is amazing and so beautiful. What a beautiful tribute to God. We must always look up and remember God’s time is not our time. As you probably have heard, so many innocent people in Las Vegas had their lives cut short. And yet we must always remain optimistic as God is ultimately in charge. My apologies, dear Doda. I did not mean to make this some sort of mini-sermon. My heart is full for those around the world striving for peace and to live righteously during these difficult times.

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    • When I finished my post and heard about the mass shooting in Las Vegas,I was devastated.There’s no end,dear Linda,who is going to stop those atrocities worldwide?
      Thank you for your mini-sermon and your steadfast faith in our Lord.Your words convey a strong message to all humans and especially to those without humanity … Peace to you & yours my lovely friend 🙂 xxx

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  24. Peace is the perfect theme. Your images and commentary shows the labor of hope and love. The aesthetics and place are worth the journey, and what a journey it is. Thanks for your thoughts.

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    • Big thank you for your insightful response,Sally.How sad we are further away from world peace than at any time …

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  25. Peace to you my beautiful soul. I didn’t know the story of the Sagrada Familia. Or the length it will take to complete but then certain universes never are xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    • It’s truly a wonder to behold in terms of both technical engineering and design.Gaudi’s church is amongst the most complex structures ever planned.The ”God’s Architect” was most enterprising and charismatic.Many thank yous my wonderful Scottish friend Shey & big hugs to your angel 🙂 xxx

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      • Oh the biggest hugs to your angle too. We have to keep these angels sweet xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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        • Thenk ye,darling,darling 🙂 Tha,sweet,safe & happy!IMore hugs to him & his sweet Nena ❤ xxxxxxxxx

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          • Aw…. He was here earlier. He got lots of hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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            • Was he,”dotty” Nega? ❤ xxx
              Moira,a very good Scottish friend and colleague used to call me dotty mother … he,he xxx

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              • Yeah, he was kind of. He was certainly a bit naughty!!! xxxxxxx

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                • Overdose of love spoils them ❤ xxxxxx

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                  • I know….. he was what we call challenging…. xxx

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                    • ❤ 🙂 xxx

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                    • His mam just got another job–part time. She’s a lawyer and it ahs been so hard for her to get work cos there’s no jobs here in law, so we will be having more ‘challenging’ O am sure of it xxxxxxxxxxx

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                    • Oh,good news coming my way 🙂 I am so glad to know that everybody is happy now.Daughter got a job,and you’ll enjoy more time with the little angel now 🙂 🙂 🙂 Happy weekend darling,darling Shey ❤ ❤ ❤ xoxoxox

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              • We used to mind him two days whens he was doing her traineeship. But so nice for her as she has had no work since Feb and the chances of getting back into law were dropping by the minute, which after the length of time it costs to train and also what it cost –defo the privilege of the rich here–was a bit of a sickener. Happy weekend to you my darling darling darling Doda xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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                • I see,she’s really lucky she got this part-time job.It’s so nice to see extended families today,you’re such a supportive mum and granny.We do the same here in Greece,we consider family a sacred social institution.
                  Sending love to you & yours sweetheart Shey 🙂 xxxxxxxxxxxx

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                  • My lovely Doda, I sure do consider family to be everything xxxxxxxx

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                    • I can sense it,my dearest Shey,we share the same attitude ❤ ❤ ❤ xxx

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                    • I always loved when we went to Greece to see how important and how valued family was, each member, wherever they were and however young old they were.

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                    • Absolutely,darling Shey,you appreciated it because you’ve the same attitude.Wishing you a splendid,rainless week ahead and sending you & the angel sunshine 🙂 xxxxxxx

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                • Well, we have that sunshine today so thank you so much and the very very best to you too xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  26. Your photos are displayed perfectly. I have heard about Sagrada Familia, but have not seen it, even in photos So, thank you!

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    • I,too,thank you for your feedback,dear Hien!Delighted for appreciating the Sagrada Família,which has been under construction for 135 years now.When Gaudí was still alive and was asked why the project was taking so long,he used to say, “My client is not in a hurry.” He was talking about God …

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