Friday, 28 February 2014

I need to invest more time in meditating...

Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world. By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is a law eternal.
~The Buddha

At the beginning of the Year I was trying to be '...more forgiving, to others AND to myself..." and to "...Live consciously, being more aware of myself & my surroundings...", but I just can't, it is so hard at times.

Whenever I try to be kind people become condescending or nasty, whenever I try to be understanding people use me. So I thought about trying to learn meditating... not that this might really help me, but it could be useful on how I would handle Real Life in the Future.


I know the basics and used to 'pseudo-meditate' in the past, but being hyper/wired almost 24/7 and being an Agnostic, meaning I have a hard time with everything Spiritual or which feels illogical to me, it gets harder to reap real benefits out of this. Also, now that I think of it, I am not constant with any kind of practice besides my daily Sport.


Well, today starts a long weekend here because of Rosenmontag, which is a holiday here and in which I do not participate anyway, so I could try finding the right time in my daily schedule now.

Perhaps that could also help me not getting irritated so often. Something that is really troubling to me, though that might be more because of the people I am surrounded with on a daily base.
(I really could write a book about them...)

I wish you a beautiful weekend...

Yours,
 Nokta

Image Sources - #1 & #2

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Tumblr Tuesday VIII

I would love to share an interesting theme with you... lots of Vintage Suitcases!
(Links as always below each of the images, should you fancy to Like them on Tumblr and for Crediting of course.)







As some of you may know, Number 6 of my New Year's Resolution of 2014 was to "...Travel at least once further away than 200 km from my Place..."
And maybe, just maybe this will happen sooner than I thought & expand into something bigger. I can't get into details right now 'cause I don't want to jinx it... but it will be awesome.
Only problem is, I might need to fly by Aeroplane... :(

So wish me Luck all you Lovelies! :*

Yours, 
 Nokta


P.S.: I was going to post an entry last Friday, which was totally awesome, but Blogger kind of ate it & now it's lost. So from now on I will create a Back-Up Data File until each Entry is up on my Blog! Basta

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Tumblr Tuesday VII

Perhaps it is Fleurop's fault by spamming me everywhere with so many flower adds for V-Day (Thank Goodness, that one has gone by!) in the past weeks OR it is the Clivia miniata & the Ornithogalum dubium, both with 'Neonish' orange blossoms, greeting me in my Mother's living room. On to the Floragasm...
(Links are below the images, should you fancy to Like them on Tumblr and for Crediting of course.)

 





By plucking her petals you do not gather the beauty of the flower.
- Rabindranath Tagore



Wishing you an inspiring and rewarding Day...

Yours, 
 Nokta

P.S.: For more lovely images of this Series on Tumblr... -> More Flowers

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Tumblr Tuesday VI

As a Child I had a few (Skeleton?) Keys, really old ones, and I adored them. They way they looked... who did they belong to before I got them into my possession, where had they been used? So mysterious for a child's Mind. Unfortunately I lost them, when I moved from the House but my love for this kind of Keys has never vanished.
(Links are as always below each of the images, if yopu want to Like them on Tumblr and for Crediting of course.)






In less than 4 weeks the Flea market season starts in ours and the surrounding Towns & Cities.
I'm quite excited!
What about you? Do you like these kind of vintage Keys or not? And what about Flea markets?
Or are they a No Go for you? -I would love to hear from you!

Yours, 
 Nokta

P.S.: If you, like me, can't get enough of these Eyecandies, here's the tag for more... -> Skeleton Keys

Friday, 7 February 2014

Nokta reads 01/2014...

I was thinking about posting some of my short wannabe-reviews again.
So with today I begin posting "Nokta Reads 2014" once a month.
I hope you enjoy it, while it lasts... ;)

The House of the Vampire - George Sylvester Viereck
★★★★★★★★☆☆
This way quite a gay book, in more than one ways...
I wasn't happy with Viereck always writing the full name when mentioning the protagonist, after the 10'th time it made me want to stop reading the book. But I never do that, so read on I did.
Minor spoilery Spoilers ahead for this!
I love that this had no Happy end. I like that an old book like this, first published in 1907, used the theme of an 'emotional' & artistic energy sucking Vampire!
You can read this at Gutenberg Project, it's a quick one -> The House of the vampire - G. S. Viereck

Der Geschmack von Apfelkernen (The Taste of Apple Seeds) - Katharina Hagena
★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆
I don't think the Author really knew what she wanted to write about...
The book only got such a "high" rating from me, because she had a few good laughs that made me smile (okay, laugh out loud!).
The main protagonist was basically eating, sleeping, wearing 50+ year old dresses, which she kept destroying in one way or another, and riding her grandpas bicycle to the lake to swim around naked. Not to forget, running around while going Commando.

Cyrano de Bergerac - Edmond Rostand
★★★★★★★★★★
Vay anam!!! Where to start!?
My poor, poor Cyrano! I saw it on TV as a (very small)kid, but never read the Play. Never did I realise, what I had missed all those years!!ONE1!
I have always been of the believe, that people with a beautiful Mind are a thousand times better to love than people with a beautiful Face and/or Physic.
And sadly Cyrano was a troubled man, lacking self esteem & self love thanks to superficial people being the majority in his surroundings and this World in general.
He was trying to hide his vulnerabilty and integrity(regarding the World) by colouring his every words with stinging, straightforward insults... laced with his dry wit & sarcasm among other things.
It hurt to see, that in the end he sacrificed his own happines just so as not to hurt & offend(in his eyes) his beloved Roxane.
Oh, and I just kind of might have fallen in love a tiny bit with Le Bret, his friend.
Also available at the Gutenberg Project for free in English -> Cyrano de Bergerac - E. Rostand

Ein Weinberg in der Toskana - Wie mein Traum wahr wurde (A Vineyard in Tuscany: A Wine Lover's Dream) - Ferenc Máté
★★★★★★★★☆☆
This was the 2'nd book out of Máté's "The Tuscan Trilogy", and I am still livid about the fact, that our Public Library had this one but not the first.
I really, really dislike (read, HATE!) it whenever I read a book series out of order, basically not reading from the beginning. But I was being repeatedly reassured by one of the Ladies that this was the first part. DX
Anyway, this is an non-fictional Autobiography about landlife in sunny Tuscany and about the process of renovating a House & cultivating grape vine so as to make Wine (& some money). 
Máté has done a nice job of making me wonder in between reading sessions when he was going to go mad, get himself & his small family ruined, drive off the next cliff or if he ever would gain a single drinkable drop of the so dearly desired Red Liquid.

(Sorry for the bad quality, had to use the smart phone Camera... but hey, natural Light!)

Also, feel free to recommend me books... always love to hear about a new/unknown one.
My fave genres are Horror, Science Fiction, Classic and such.

Yours, 
Nokta

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Tumblr Tuesday V

Today I would so love to share some beautiful DOF (Depth of Field) in Photography.
(Links are below each of the images, should you fancy to Like them on Tumblr and for Crediting of course.)







So, do you even like Photographs like these(DOF)? Which one of them is Your favourite? -Let me know.
I wish you a lovely and inspiring week!!!

Yours, 
Nokta

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