"Pongáio" was the name my Aunt Mona gave to a long, green, cool room where we gathered at her home —
replete with comfy chairs, a rocker, sewing machine, sewing goods, beautiful beads, shelves, books, bibelots, photographs, odds'n'ends, mementos of a life, treasures —
a gathering of all the useful & 'useless' things that so make life a pleasure.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Heart Generator


The human Heart is now documented as the strongest generator of both electrical and magnetic fields in the body. Important, because we've always been taught that the brain is where all of the action is. While the brain does have an electrical & a magnetic field, they are both relatively weak compared to the Heart. The Heart is about 100,000 times stronger electrically & up to 5,000 times stronger magnetically than the brain. Important, because the physical world - as we know it - is made of those 2 fields: electrical & magnetic fields of Energy. Physics now tells us that if we can change either the magnetic field or the electrical field of the atom, we literally change that atom and its elements within our body and this world. The human Heart is designed to do BOTH.

Teach your children

(great fb site&blog... go and see)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Lovely for the end of the day...

Lovely bath

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Came across this researching the web:

"... a (supposedly) Confucian quote "What I hear I forget. What I see I remember. What I do I understand."

Whether Confucious or whoever, very good advice!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Time in our hands

Dalai Lama
Every one of us is getting older, which is a natural process. Time is constantly moving on, second by second. Nothing can stop it, but what we can do is use our time properly; that is in our hands. Whether we believe in a spiritual tradition or not, we need to use our time meaningfully. If over days, weeks, months and years, we have used our time in a meaningful way – when our last day comes, we'll be happy, we'll have no regrets.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Heart awakening

It’s time to dream big dreams, tap our heart knowledge and flood this planet with a new vibration of love and healing. As Jung told us, “Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” Don’t be afraid to enter heart-space, don’t be afraid to find what’s written there. It’s time to come awake.
from Judith Gayle — Heart-Space: Finding The Answers

Friday, April 20, 2012

Gearing up...

Gearing up for a trip Across the Big Pond.
Found this, "flying over" Paris...

Paris - St. Eustache
Aerial Labyrinth - St. Eustace Church

Thursday, April 19, 2012


"Working with Ur-Plu is not quite about giving up control; rather we need to work with subtler levels of influence, and dance with the energy."
Eric Francis - On the Edge of the Night

Monday, April 16, 2012

Anger & Fear

Dalai Lama:
The first drawback of anger is that it destroys your inner peace; the second is that it distorts your view of reality. If you think about this and come to understand that anger is really unhelpful, that it is only destructive, you can begin to distance yourself from anger.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Learning to cook ...

But, I believe I prefer this!

... and don't forget to wash your hands before cooking, even if you are a Rattus!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Here and There

Loved this comment on the Youtube page:
"Nothing new: Everyone knows that this one Peruvian pan flute playing band is playing in all pedestrian zones in the world at the same time!
RitterBizDev 10 meses atrás"
Linked on my Fb page, from my cousin:

Images : Duy Huynh
Music: Keith Jarrett "Rio" - Part 2 Track 3

Monday, April 09, 2012


Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
(1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
from The Weekend Tarot Reading — Sunday, April 8, 2012 by Sarah Taylor

Love Is
Digital collage ~ K. Sluss

Tuesday, April 03, 2012


This a photo from a pousada — ± bed-and-breakfast, or little hotel — site.
I haven't been there (although, I wish!) but it's so typical of our dream mineiro breakfast or afternoon lanche, that I just had to post it! Quitutes, juices, fruit, bread and a good fogão a lenha.

pousada da terra - tiradentes
This from the web (of course!), but I didn't write down the complete site name, and now I'm not sure from which Pousada it is — the name I had doesn't have this photo on its site! Oh dear!
I have it as a pousada in Tiradentes, MG. As soon as I find the it (I hope!) I'll put the link.
Update: Mystery solved - it's from their Facebook! Here's the link: Pousada da Terra

Monday, April 02, 2012