The Global Gender Gap Report 2013

The Global Gender Gap Report, introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006, provides a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities around the world. The index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparison across regions and income groups and over time.

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Artemis:  International Women’s Day.  

More about World Economic Forum  HERE.

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Seven Bowls of Tea

The first bowl moistens my lips and throat; 一碗喉吻潤,The second bowl breaks my loneliness; 二碗破孤悶,The third bowl searches my barren entrails but to find 三碗搜枯腸,Therein some five thousand scrolls; 惟有文字五千卷,The fourth bowl raises a slight perspiration 四碗發輕汗,And all life’s inequities pass out through my pores; 平生不平事盡向毛孔散,The fifth bowl purifies my flesh and bones; 五碗肌骨清,The sixth bowl calls me to the immortals. 六碗通仙靈,The seventh bowl could not be drunk, 七碗吃不得也,only the breath of the cool wind raises in my sleeves. 唯覺兩腋習習清風生。Where is Penglai Island, Lu Tong wishes to ride on this sweet breeze and go back. 蓬萊山﹐在何處,玉川子乘此清風欲歸去。~ Lú Tóng 盧仝
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~Lu Tong  卢仝, 790–835
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Artemis:  :-/   Lu Tong was a Tang Dynasty poet.  Most of his poetry was about tea and the tea ceremony.  Lu loved his tea.   LOL  
Image:  360doc.com 

Seven Bowls of Tea

The first bowl moistens my lips and throat; 一碗喉吻潤,
The second bowl breaks my loneliness; 二碗破孤悶,
The third bowl searches my barren entrails but to find 三碗搜枯腸,
Therein some five thousand scrolls; 惟有文字五千卷,
The fourth bowl raises a slight perspiration 四碗發輕汗,
And all life’s inequities pass out through my pores; 平生不平事盡向毛孔散,
The fifth bowl purifies my flesh and bones; 五碗肌骨清,
The sixth bowl calls me to the immortals. 六碗通仙靈,
The seventh bowl could not be drunk, 七碗吃不得也,
only the breath of the cool wind raises in my sleeves. 唯覺兩腋習習清風生。
Where is Penglai Island, Lu Tong wishes to ride on this sweet breeze and go back. 蓬萊山﹐在何處,玉川子乘此清風欲歸去。~ Lú Tóng 盧仝

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~Lu Tong  卢仝, 790–835

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Artemis:  :-/   Lu Tong was a Tang Dynasty poet.  Most of his poetry was about tea and the tea ceremony.  Lu loved his tea.   LOL  

Image:  360doc.com 

Spending the Night on Jiande River

The boat is moored beside the misty islet,As sun goes down, my sorrow starts anew.Out on the plain, the trees and heavens touch,The moon seems close to me on this clear water.

Meng Haoran 孟浩然, 691–740
Image: chinadigitaltimes.net

Spending the Night on Jiande River

The boat is moored beside the misty islet,
As sun goes down, my sorrow starts anew.
Out on the plain, the trees and heavens touch,
The moon seems close to me on this clear water.

Meng Haoran 孟浩然, 691–740

Image: chinadigitaltimes.net

Hiroshi Senju
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From Wiki:  ”Hiroshi Senju (千住博 Senju Hiroshi, born 1958) is a Japanese painter known for his large scale waterfall paintings. These waterfall paintings often focus at the base of the waterfall where the falls crash into the pool below, usually cropping out the top of the falls.  As a painter he primarily uses traditional Japanese painting techniques; employing pigments derived from natural materials and applying them to a specially designed mulberry paper.  In contrast to the norm of displaying such works in a dimly lit, tatami mated room, Hiroshi prefers his paintings to be viewed under natural light.”

Hiroshi Senju

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From Wiki:  ”Hiroshi Senju (千住博 Senju Hiroshi, born 1958) is a Japanese painter known for his large scale waterfall paintings. These waterfall paintings often focus at the base of the waterfall where the falls crash into the pool below, usually cropping out the top of the falls.  As a painter he primarily uses traditional Japanese painting techniques; employing pigments derived from natural materials and applying them to a specially designed mulberry paper.  In contrast to the norm of displaying such works in a dimly lit, tatami mated room, Hiroshi prefers his paintings to be viewed under natural light.”

Hiroshi Senju

Hiroshi Senju

Hiroshi Senju

Hiroshi Senju

From the theater piece:  On the Concept of the Face, Regarding the Son of God, 2011
Romeo Castellucci

From the theater piece:  On the Concept of the Face, Regarding the Son of God, 2011

Romeo Castellucci

You may be interested in Buddhism, joining a community or integrating the Buddha’s great teachings. Whatever your reasons, this article will teach you the basics of what you need to know to become a Buddhist. Siddhartha Gottama, founder of…

Step one:  Read about Siddhartha Gautama the “Awakened one”, the father of Buddhism.

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Artemis:   Wiki How… to do anything.  With pictures!!!  LOL

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How to Go to Bed After Watching a Horror Movie: 12 Steps

How to Eat a KitKat: 17 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow

How to See if Santa Is Real: 4 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow

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Wagner’s “Parsifal,” director François Girard, Metropolitan Opera. Images: Ken Howard 

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Sade  Tribute Mix by JaBig

Playlist:


Cherish The Day
Bullet Proof Soul
All About Our Love
Feel No Pain
King Of Sorrow
Soldier Of Love
Flow
Somebody Already Broke My Heart
Immigrant
Every Word
Siempre Hay Esperanza
The Sweetest Taboo
When Am I Going to Make a Living
Keep Looking
Cherry Pie
Tar Baby
Kiss of Life
Maureen
Clean Heart
Turn My Back on You
Punch Drunk [Instrumental]
No Ordinary Love

Paradise
Nothing Can Come Between Us
Frankie’s First Affair
Bring Me Home
Never as Good as the First Time
Hang on to Your Love
I Will Be Your Friend
Smooth Operator
Slave Song
Your Love Is King
Is It a Crime
Sally
Why Can’t We Live Together
Babyfather
Skin
By Your Side
The Moon And The Sky
Lovers Rock
In Another Time

I Never Thought I’d See the Day
Love Is Stronger Than Pride
Jezebel
Morning Bird
It’s Only Love That Gets You Through
The Sweetest Gift
The Safest Place
Haunt Me
Mr. Wrong
Give It Up
Fear
War of the Hearts
You’re Not the Man
I Couldn’t Love You More
Be That Easy
Long Hard Road
Mermaid
Like a Tattoo
Pearls

It’s a strange courage
you give me ancient star:

Shine alone in the sunrise
toward which you lend no part!

William Carlos Williams,  El Hombre, 1917
Peggy Guggenheim
Man Ray   (via: monodo-mind.blogspot)

Peggy Guggenheim

Man Ray   (via: monodo-mind.blogspot)

Pablo Picasso in his studio
Lee Miller

Pablo Picasso in his studio

Lee Miller

1956, Picasso Paints in real-time, intro clip  (via:youtube | AlistarMacdonald) 

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Using a specially designed transparent ‘canvas’ to provide an unobstructed view, Picasso creates as the camera rolls. Begining with simple works that take shape after only a single brush stroke, Picasso progresses to more complex paintings adding and removing elements until at last the work is complete. 

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Artemis:  This is from the film Le mystère Picasso, 1956, Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot.  HERE

 

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When, in the night, I await her coming
My life seems stopped.  I ask myself: What
Are attributes, freedom or youth compared 
To this treasured friend holding a flute?
Look she’s coming!  She throws off her veil
And watches me steady and long.  I say:
"Was it you who dictated Dante the pages
Of Hell?” And she answers “I am the one.”
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~Anna Akhmatova
Translated: Sofie Laffitte
Image: Gustave Moreau, Hesiod and the Muse, 1857
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When, in the night, I await her coming

My life seems stopped.  I ask myself: What

Are attributes, freedom or youth compared 

To this treasured friend holding a flute?

Look she’s coming!  She throws off her veil

And watches me steady and long.  I say:

"Was it you who dictated Dante the pages

Of Hell?” And she answers “I am the one.”

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~Anna Akhmatova

Translated: Sofie Laffitte

Image: Gustave Moreau, Hesiod and the Muse, 1857