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All I needed was a blog

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As I begin a novel I remind myself as ever of Camus’s admonition that the purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself. And even while thinking, well, fat chance! I find courage, reach for the heights, and if the rock keeps rolling down again so it does. What the hell, start again. Rewrite. Be of good cheer. Smile on, Sisyphus! _Faye Weldon, Writer

When I opened my Blog this morning, what a surprise! look a this award below:

6 Year Anniversary Achievement
Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!
You registered on WordPress.com 6 years ago.
Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.
Isn’t refreshing?
So, thank you WordPress team fist, for hosting my blog gracefully for the longest and for all your support during this wonderful journey of writing. And  thank you dear reader, the loyal, and the passer-by as well for stopping by.
I smiled at the sole quote above from the writer Faye Weldon that came well àpropos in an email to me, as well, for from WPress team.
 I had no fat chance, ever 6 years ago. i just started a blog, with a vain idea.
It happened that I wrote sometimes a couple of months ago a post, blogging about the writer Albert Camus”s admonition that purpose the writer to keep civilization from lost of its memories, remember the time back to Neolithic era, when writing was not yet created, only left with some carved painting on stones and caves (The Grote of Lascaux) and the punishment of Sisyphus by the Gods of Olympus, the rolling rock, and the encouraging  the team to me, to keep on writing.
At the beginning, it was a chimeric idea that came from a Daily prompt: Imagine an a special holiday, and it was the first day of spring, and as I just came back from Algiers, Algeria, I had in my mind a thought about the goldfinch_it’s a national pet out there, don’t be surprised. The thing is, it became an endangered species, and although it is protected, thanks to the environmental authorities, it is still targeted and captured by aficionados and smugglers.
So, I just hold on that thought, and  post my first blog in gibberish languages some sort, in the hope to grab the attention of a passer-by reader hopefully from Algiers.
Recently, I saw on YouTube that young people out there started by launching individually a campaign to free the caged  bird, I felt that somehow, and somewhere I wasn’t so vain.
That we come to think about a main subject, at the same time, in any part of the world, of common issues. Sisyphus, is still calling, although from a vale that had no echo. we just keep blogging,  right? write…
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A sailor|if I have a hammer|prompts of the day

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Echoes of Sinbad the sailor: Flickr photo of the day

If I have a hammer
I would be a carpenter,
and I would be an Art-painter
I'll build a boat,and I'll trace route
If I have a hammer
I would be a sailor,
I'll say then lo,
and I'll pray,Oh! Lord! 
I have pain in my heart to sooth

I would have astrolabe, Sextan,and compasses 
maps, and routes I'll  draw, as hour passes
So, I'll throw off the bowlines behind, and go asea,
and see people, and things I would never see
I would be a skipper, I got
urgent desire, a heart on dire to see the seven seas_
"Les Îles Marquises,
le ciel est bleu la mer est grise."
Then, I would reconcile my heart
with  that old dream of mine,
I had once ago, when I was a kid of nine.
That's would be it, a state-of-mind, and art?

Then, I'll  say cheers to all the tears, and all the fears, 
and all the dreams, loves and friends left, behind.
That, shall I have  a toast with a glass of wine

Then, I can sing Brel,
and I  draw like Gauguin 
With peace in mind

https://kmlkoubablog.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/just-to-make-this-dock-my-home/

 

Daily Prompt: Pour Some Sugar on Me|Salt n’ Peppa’

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What is your favorite sweet thing to eat? Bread pudding? Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies? A smooth and creamy piece of cheesecake? 

Pour-some-sugar-on-me

I have posted this post some months ago, and I renew it here, in this time of chocolate, so indulge moderately

When I read The Daily Prompt: Pour Some Sugar on  me, I was going to write about the sweets topics and all the above: Mille-Feuilles, a French pastries , and petite salties, petits-fours gourmets I am found of, then I saw the featured image by stu_spivack in a second,  I recalled Nina Simone’s “I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl” song,

What It Was Like to Hear Nina Simone Live

I want a little sugar in my bowl

I want a little sweetness down in my soul

I could stand some lovin’, oh so bad

I feel so funny, I feel so sad

I said to myself : forget about the food,  I couldn’t help but  just post this video as is, http://www.last.fm/music/Nina+Simone/_/I+Want+a+Little+Sugar+in+My+Bowl http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rqU9LKA83Yc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLyk7Jst9Bk&list=RDrqU9LKA83Yc

A little treat for myself, it’s mon Peché-Mignion, that’s  what I wanted to share with you, first,  so I grabbed a Mille-Feuilles, an Eclair-aux-chocolat, at a French bakery at the corner of the street,  and some petit-salés, with a bottle of champagne Moêt et Chandon, (these are traits from France,) where she lived for many years, and I sat back and listened to Nina Simone, but  you don’t have to, so listen you proper music if you don’t like Jazz, and please indulge delightfully.

But then I got that bitter-sweet taste heft in the palate, when I got to read the Longreads post: What it was like to hear Nina Simone Live?

http://blog.longreads.com/2014/08/06/what-it-was-like-to-hear-nina-simone-live/   http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/08/11/raised-voice?src=longreads

But wait! There is more to it, I just read this http://nyti.ms/1FsNLNj that I want to share it with you, for the time being too, it’s on Tweeter, I feel not so funny, but so sad

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