— “Changes” as a meaning of multifactorial process (material and inmaterial) of improvement of ourselves and our lifes according to our innermost level of wisdom and knowledge, always holding tightly our must pure and noble values, beliefs and references, with faith and true edifying love —
The year 2013 has just debuted and is a real gift to wake up to another day and to another year bringing with us the conquests of the past seasons and the lessons we’ve learned throughout our own existences. Here, in the country where I currently live, New Year’s Eve is called Réveillon, a term directly inherited from the not so far influence of the French language in the official national lexicon. For those who are not familiar with this term, here is a “wikipedian-based” little help: “In France, Brazil, Portugal, the province of Québec, many cities across Northern Ontario, the city of New Orleans, and some other French-speaking places, a réveillon is a long dinner, and possibly a party, held on the evenings preceding Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The name of this dinner is based on the word réveil (meaning reawakening), because participation involves staying awake until midnight and beyond to celebrate the renaissance of a cyclical time (a new year). In Portuguese-speaking countries, it is also a designation for the party preceding the New Year’s Day. In the USA, the réveillon tradition is still observed in New Orleans due to the city’s strong French heritage, with a number of the city’s restaurants offering special réveillon menus on Christmas Eve.” — [the etymology of some terms is usually controversial, but the referred one seems to be in the right direction...]
Moreover, I take this moment to mention that precisely at the very first minute of this brand new year I was presented with New Year’s greetings from an esteemed dear friend who lives abroad… Thank you so much, my dear, for enlighten the beginning of 2013!
Ultimately, this post basically was written with images. As always ocurred at Réflexions dans le Petit Trianon, each photo has a meaning to me, whether due a very tiny or subtle detail or due to a general visual expression virtually observable by anyone. Photography always transcends classical science, since each observer has his/her own interpretations about what is observed and, in a general way, each of these interpretations is correct.
Eniko Mihalik, Harper’s Bazaar España, June 2012
— Eniko is so powerful and so beautiful! Oh, by the way, is summer in Southern hemisphere… One of the hottest summers of the past ninety years in some locations!
— The princess of symphonic metal (love this music style!). As I once said in a previous post especially dedicated to her, I am a real and true fan of her! I also recommend to visit her beautiful personal blog Smoonstyle.
— Impossible not to feel inspired and passionated by her, at least for me…
For inspiration and knowledge achievement purposes…
— Samuji S/S ’13
— Chanel S/S ’13 make up (silver shadow trend)
— I previously mentioned that is summer in Southern hemisphere, so, evidently is winter in Northern’s (personally, I always preferred the fall and winter seasons!). Thus, the images below honor the fascinating beauty that comes from the cold… [some images sources are innacurate to display]
— Hana Soukupová, Vogue China, October 2005
A final personal message…
— The value of the small, close (to the heart!) and beautiful things is immutable and indispensable to us, no matter how far we can get in this life!
…followed by a well-known meaningful Norwegian poetic song lyrics (for non-Norwegian speakers, I advise to employ a reliable translator to the text below in order to obtain the clarity and correct meaning and sense contained in the original written).
— De nære ting —
(Tekst: Arne Paasche Aasen / Tone: Kurt Foss og Reidar Bøe)
Ditt sinn monne flyve så vide omkring,
det er som du glemmer de nære ting,
det er som du aldri en time har fred,
du lengter bestandig et annet sted.
Du syns dine dager er usle og grå,
hva er det du søker, hva venter du på?
Når aldri du unner deg rast eller ro,
kan ingen ting vokse og intet gro.
Gå inn i din stue, hvor liten den er,
så rommer den noe ditt hjerte har kjær.
På ropet i skogen skal ingen få svar,
finn veien tilbake til det du har.
Den lykken du søker bak blående fjell,
kan hende du alltid har eiet den selv.
Du skal ikke jage i hvileløs ring,
men lær deg å elske de nære ting.