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The Magic of the Dubai Fountains

I’ve just returned from an amazing trip to Dubai (stay tuned for future posts!!!) – the largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf, Dubai is the capital of the Emirate of Dubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the country.

There’s lots and lots to tell you about Dubai but I wanted to take the opportunity to share the magic of the Dubai Fountains which are timed to energetically “dance” to the beat of beautiful cultural music.

People wait in large crowds just to witness the show – and there is different music for each “performance” – but you get to sit back and enjoy just over 60 seconds of liquid lines of gold, moving against an awesome city skyline.

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Thinking About Dying

“I don’t fear death so much as I fear its prologues: loneliness, decrepitude, pain, debilitation, depression, senility. After a few years of those, I imagine death presents like a holiday at the beach.”
~ Mary Roach

In the midst of life there is death. We all know this but we hate to think about dying. We resist not only the thought of dying but the actual act of dying to the fullest. Our goal? To live as long as possible – of course! Who wouldn’t want to have children, see said children have their own children, contribute to mankind, have a purpose bigger than ourselves or be the most awesome person in the life of another? Every.Last.One.Of.Us.

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92 years old + Female + Black Panther Star? Yes, Wakanda Forever!

“Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age.” ~ George Sand

 

Wakanda Forever!!!!

You cannot be alive today and not heard these words or seen them printed somewhere after the screening of the mega block-busting Black Panther movie.  And I admit, I actually haven’t written any thoughts on the film here but that’s because my plan to see it again (and really see it with different eyes this time around) has not materialised.

However, I can tell you that the evening after my first viewing found me totally and absolutely amazed at the costumes, the acting, the set designs, the plot, the actors, the imaginative technological possibilities for the future, the significance of this type of production for ‘such a time as this’ aka every visual nuance and spoken word affected me in a profound way.

Today though, I wanted to share an interesting story about defying the odds so let me introduce you to Miss Dorothy Steel, a 92 year old African American woman who started acting at the young age of 88 and who was successfully selected to play the role of a merchant tribal leader in the Black Panther.  Continue reading