Love, Pain and Romance: Balika Vadhu

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Love and pain are closely related,

people wish to hide everything

from their loved ones, that

could cause them pain.

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~Balika Vadhu~

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Imagine love and devotion so strong that your spouse shield’s you from anything that will bring any kind of suffering and pain. That’s gallantly in a man, that he promised to protect, love, and care for me and keeps his promises. That’s the definition of love, pain, and romance in my book.

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~Shalamar~

This is for the lover in you”

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…the meaning of love is always shown to me when you are wrapped in my arms…

I never met a girl who satisfies my mental and my physical being…

you’re more than just one woman, you’re blowin my mind with the love that you’re given…

It’s for the lover in you, …with this ring I’ll show you that there ain’t no maybe’s…

were gonna last forever.

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Clair de Lune… Is Most Romantic ~My Fondness For Classical Music~

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Music is the most beautiful expression of creativity in the world. And I love music from the romantic era in classical music the most.

One of my favorites is a composition by late romantic French composer Claude Debussy, called “Clair de Lune” which I can listen to for hours at a time. It’s my favorite hands down. It’s beautiful and flawless.

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I have two other compositions I adore just as much as Clair de Lune and they are by the Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff, called “Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini” and the other by Italian Composer Giovanni Rota Rinaldi (Nino Rota) and American Composer Henry Mancini called “Love Theme by Romeo and Juliet” (also known as A Time For Us.)

So I’ve planned a romantic candlelight dinner for two and of course in the background will be heard the one and only “Clair de Lune.”

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~Clair de Lune- Claude Debussy~

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~Sergi Rachmaninoff~ Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini~

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~ Love Theme From Romeo And Juliet~

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~Thank you for stopping by my blog and I hope everyone enjoys the weekend.~

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Bubbles On Skin…

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What could be better than the feeling of

bubbles on your skin after a long day?

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Behind A Waterfall…

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It’s said that behind a waterfall

is where it’s most peaceful.

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~Why I Love To Surround Myself In Art~

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I feel that surrounding our home with some of the most beautiful things helps create happiness in our lives. I in particular believe that having art on display in various places in our home helps to bring beauty to the surroundings and joy into our lives. I appreciate the works of famous artists like Gustav Klimt, Vincent van Gogh, Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, and Edvard Munch.

I also love having inspirational quotes in frames or on canvases on the walls, bookshelves, and in various other places throughout our home by various writers one of which is the many works of Dr. Maya Angelou, and one of her poems I love the most is called Phenomenal Woman.

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So among all the others here are just three well known famous art pieces I recently purchased in the form of diamond paintings that I plan to have hanging on my walls once I’ve completed making them.

1. The Kiss and Danae paintings by the Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt. (The Kiss is dated between around 1907-1908. And Danae is an oil painting dated around 1907.)

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~The Kiss-Gustav Klimt-Animated Short Film~

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~Danae~

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2. The Starry Night by the Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh dated in 1889.

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And although I don’t have the next three paintings I do enjoy them.

1. The Birth of Venus Painting by the Italian artist Sandro Botticelli dated in the mid-1480s. (Venus has been known as the Roman goddess of sex, love, beauty, and fertility)

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~ The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli~

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2. The Last Supper a mural painting by the Italian High Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, dated around 1495-1498.

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~The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci in 2 minutes~

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3. The Scream painting by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch dated 1893. (This agonizing face symbolizes the anxiety of the human condition.)

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~The Scream/Short Animation/Edvard Munch~

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~Listen: Dr. Maya Angelou Recites Her Poem “Phenomenal Woman~

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~Thanks for stopping by my blog and may you have an awesome rest of the week~

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~I Can Feel It Every Where~

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Early morning we sat by the lake. And so as I looked out on the sun’s reflection rising over it.

I whispered, “I could feel it everywhere.”

Because it was at that moment I felt so loved. The water was so pretty. Looking out at it was beautiful and breathtaking!

I liked this because it makes me feel so much better. I needed it. I was so happy. It was so romantic.

We lay on a white blanket, sipped on some wine, and ate fresh peaches. I rested my head on my husband’s lap.

We kissed and I watched the beautiful sky as we made amazing love.

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You’ve changed me from cold to hot,

now I’m ready to give you

all the love I got.

…can’t you read in my eyes this need

I have to love…

So don’t tease me now.

Please, please me now.

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You Can’t Turn Me Off

(In The Middle Of Turnin Me On”)

~High Inergy~

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Living With Enthusiasm & Passion On Purpose

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I can remember stories those things

my mother said. She told me fairy tales

before I went to bed. She spoke of happy endings,

then tucked me in real tight. She turned my night light on and kissed my face good night. My mind would fill with visions of perfect paradise. She told me everything,

she said he’d be so nice. He’d ride up on his horse and

take me away one night. I’d be so happy with him

we’d ride clean out of sight…

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Fairy Tales”

~Anita Baker~

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I have to confess that as a grown woman, I’m still very much in love with all kinds of fairy tales and living life with enthusiasm and passion and so having a somewhat fairy tale magical lifestyle on purpose appeals very much to me.

Don’t get me wrong it’s not about running away from being an adult. I feel as an adult you should handle your business but once the things I should do is all done… it’s playtime baby, lol! I like to close my doors, shut out the world and enjoy doing as I very well please, doing any and everything that makes me feel good and makes me happy, especially when it’s not hurting or harming anyone else.

~Have An Amazing Weekend!~

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“Never Knew Love Like This”

~Alexander O’Neal~

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My Affection For Jazz Is Real

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I enjoy listening to all kinds of music but for some reason, I have a special kind of affection and love for jazz. When I listen to jazz I can get so caught up in the music and sometimes upon hearing it I become so emotional because I can actually feel the vibrations of the beat deep within my soul.

And so for as long as I can remember I always felt there was a special kind of message being conveyed through the notes and songs. It’s amazing how the various sounds from the trumpets, saxophones, flute, and piano can combine together and create such beauty.

Here check out a few of my favorite Jazz musicians like Robert Glasper, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, and Charles Mingus Jr.

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1. Robert Glasper- The Best of Robert Glasper

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2. Miles Davis – Relaxin with Miles Davis Quintet Album

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3. John Coltrane– Greatest Hit/ The Best of John Coltrane

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4. Thelonious Monk– Monk’s Dream/ Full album

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5. Charles Mingus– The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady album

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Where Did All Of Those Yesterdays Go? We Should Bring Them Back… Morris Day And The Time

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Music’s playing, everyone’s

dancing closer and closer, making

friends and finding lovers…

where did all of those yesterdays go

~Odyssey~

‘Native New Yorker”

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Music, dancing, and entertainment were our life and we had the energy for it. I tell you I love to reminisce on how alive things were back in the day for all of us. There was always something to do, places to go, people to see, and things to enjoy. For one, we loved going to dance clubs back then and there were many of them. We’d go on Friday and Saturday nights and a lot of the clubs had two and three dance floors and a live band on each floor.

I tell you my husband’s experience was so much greater than mine because he was right there in the thick of it. He had the opportunity to use his talent by playing his musical instruments in those live bands as he played back up to a lot of the well-known famous music groups and singers back then.

My only wish is for the youth of today, I wish they could have the same types of exposure to seeing and being in live bands and the chance to socialize and grow their talents as we did and not just be sitting in some music studio making beats as some do now because things have been synthesized. If you want to hear drums or a saxophone it is artificially fixed, no live bands, as a lot of talent, is not being allowed to display themselves. It saddens me somewhat. That’s why my husband and I love to go to some of the jazz clubs in New Orleans because they still have live bands right on the dance floors. It’s such an incredible experience. There were so many other activities for the youth. A boy and girls club was found almost everywhere so we were never bored and stayed out of trouble. I know things change but I wish it was so that things like this for the youth were perfected and not to have let die out.

And so I was so tickled to death to have found that Morris Day is back… sharing more of his talent with us. I love his new music video “Morris Day- Grown Man Ft. Big Daddy Kane” it’s a must-see.

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~Morris Day- Grown Man Ft. Big Daddy Kane~

(His Newest Video and he looks so good)

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~Morris Day And The Time- Jungle Love (Purple Rain with Prince)~

(I was so tickled watching Morris Day back then, he was amazing, LOL!)

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~ Odyssey- Native New Yorker~

(This song describes our lives back then, busy as we were living our young lives to the fullest)

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Generational Differences: Balika Vadhu

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Times have changed, it seems.

Yours and my time has passed away.

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The shame itself used to stop us

from doing anything wrong.

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One call from the parents would

alter our decisions.

That generation has passed.

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Today’s children have their own mentality.

They act according to their own will.

They make their own path.

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Then they get lost in that

path and tread the wrong path.

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I only understand that no matter what happens.

We cannot leave our children in their condition.

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They are our progeny after all…

change the… mentality…

find the right path and start life afresh.

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~Kalyani~

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~Balika Vadhu~

Kalyani Devi Dharamveer Singh/Jagdish’s Grandmother (Surekha Sikri)

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