Die Hemel het ‘n nommer

 

Die Hemel het ‘n Nommer

Ek wil my ma bel. Ek moet eenvoudig met haar praat. Al is dit net vir drie minute. Ek wil haar stem hoor … ek wil hoor hoe sy vir my sê: ‘My wêreld, is dit jy?

En hoe gaan dit? “ …

Maar ek kan nie my ma bel nie. Want die Hemel het nie ‘n nommer nie. Nie onder die “H’s” in die telefoongids nie ; nie eers in die Geel Bladsye nie – dis verstommend: in hierdie tegnologiese eeu, met knoppies en rekenaars en satelliete, is daar gee direkte lyn Hemel toe nie.

In desperaatheid droom ek een nag, dat ek deurkom Hemel toe.

“Kan ek asseblief met my ma praat?”, vra ek. “Sy is Hettie Ellis – net vir drie minute, asseblief?”

“By watter afdeling is sy?” … vra ‘n sagte stem.

“Afdeling? … Sy… sy is seker by die hekel-en brei afdeling?” Haar hande was nooit stil as sy televisie gekyk het nie, altyd hekel- of brei penne wat saggies, gerusstellend, klik-klik-klik.

Maar die stem sê: “Ons het nie ‘n hekel-of brei afdeling nie. Ons is omgewe van die lig … ons word omvou deur Sy warmte …” Hulle dra dus nie klere nie. Hulle brei nie.

“Probeer asseblief die bak-afdeling? “ Natuurlik, sy sal daar wees. Na haar dood het ek naarstiglik die laaste stukkies beskuit uit die blik gaan haal en dit gevries. Ek sou dit nie kon eet nie … ek moes dit hou – sommer net om na te kyk. Maar die stem sê: “Ons het nie ‘n bak afdeling nie. Ons lewe van die vrugte van die Gees”

Ek bly ‘n rukkie stil. “Probeer asseblief die tuinafdeling? “ Sy was so lief vir die grond, so deel van die aarde … maar die stem antwoord: “ Ons saai nie en ons plant nie. Ons besit reeds die Ewige Saad”

Ek raak desperaat en ek vra:

“Nou watter afdelings is daar dan?”

Die stem is sag en geduldig. “Ons het kore…”

“Kore?” , vra ek, “Ek weet darem nie … sy was nooit juis ‘n voorsanger nie… wat is daar nog?”

Die stem raak nie ongeduldig nie. “Daar is ook hulle wat sit by die voete van die Een wat onderrig.”

“Sit hulle net?”, vra ek nuuskierig. “Ek weet darem nie. Ek het my ma nooit juis sien sit nie”

“Hulle sit en luister na die Stem”

“O! Ja , sy sal dáar wees!”, jubel ek. Ja, ek moes dit mos geweet het!

My ma was ‘n simpatieke, en intense luisteraar. Haar oë, haar gesig, haar hele lyf het altyd saam geluister. “Kan ek met haar praat?”, vra ek opgewonde. “Ek is seker sy sal daar wees!”

“Hulle wat luister, word nie onderbreek nie,” sê die stem baie sag.” Maar as jy wil, kan jy kom saamluister”

Die droom is verby. Maar in die môre, toe ek my stiltetyd hou, onthou ek dit weer. En toe ek kniel, bid ek nie. Ek luister. En ek hoor ‘n stilte vol vrede … en in die vrede is daar troos. En in die troos is daar Sy arms wat my vashou.

En Sy vashou voel soos my ma se lyf … nog beter: volkome.

Ek word bewus van die direkte lyn Hemel toe. Die lyn wat daar was, van die heel begin af. Nog voordat almal so slim geword het. Die lyn wat nooit onderbreek word nie, nooit beset is nie. Die lyn wat verniet is, en waarvoor jy nie eers ‘n rekening hoef te betaal nie. Jy hoef selfs nie eers ‘n nommer te onthou nie.

Want die Hemel is net ‘n stiltetyd, dis net ‘n gebed-ver

Met erkenning aan: Esta Steyn – Saldanha

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When a Sparrow falls

Finally aware she  would never return to him, he stayed beside her  body chirping out his sadness and  sorrow.      Millions of people cried  after seeing these photos        In America ,  Europe, Australia , and even   India ..        The photographer  sold these pictures for a nominal fee to the  most        Famous newspaper  in France .  All copies of that edition  were        Sold out on the  day these pictures were  published.             And many people  think animals don't have brains or  feelings?      You have just  witnessed Love and Sorrow felt by God's  creatures.       The Bible says God knows when a sparrow falls.               Imagine just how much more He cares for us.                 Live simply, love  generously, care deeply and speak  kindly.       Grace is God  reaching down.       Faith is man  reaching back.

Finally aware she would never return to him, he stayed beside her body chirping out his sadness and sorrow.
Millions of people cried after seeing these photos
In America , Europe, Australia , and even India ..
The photographer sold these pictures for a nominal fee to the most
Famous newspaper in France . All copies of that edition were
Sold out on the day these pictures were published.
And many people think animals don’t have brains or feelings?
You have just witnessed Love and Sorrow felt by God’s creatures.
The Bible says God knows when a sparrow falls.
Imagine just how much more He cares for us.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply and speak kindly.
Grace is God reaching down.
Faith is man reaching back.

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Leef So

Leef so

Leef So

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Onewheel is a self-balancing skateboard that will let you soar on the streets

Onewheel is a self-balancing skateboard that will let you soar on the streets

Onewheel is a self-balancing skateboard that will let you soar on the streets

 

Riding a bicycle or skateboard to and from your destinations is an environmentally friendly and healthy way to travel. However, not everyone possesses the skills necessary to balance themselves atop two wheels or a board. If you like the idea, but don’t think it’s possible for you, then you’ve likely looked into some other people-mover options that can balance themselves, and don’t require gas for fuel.

The Onewheel is one such option, but is far more portable and looks cooler than a Segway. This resembles a skateboard, but only has one go-kart type wheel in the middle. It can balance itself, and thanks to it’s cushy wheel you won’t feel any bumps or protuberances while on the road or sidewalk. Those who have ridden it say it’s similar to riding on a wave or fresh snow. It’s capable of going up to twelve miles per hour, and your speed is controlled by leaning forward or backward. Should you choose, you can even go in reverse!

It only takes 2 hours to recharge, and as it is minute-for-minute recharging, I assume that’s also its battery life. There is a fast charging cable available that will juice up the Onewheel in about 20 minutes, but it will undoubtedly cost more. It has a weight limit of around 250 pounds, and can’t go on an incline larger that 10%, as the front of the board goes down to move forward. This will cost you around $1,400.

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SENIORS UNDER ATTACK



THIS IS HAPPENING

RIGHT HERE

IN OUR OWN COUNTRY! 

We Must Stop This Immediately !

Have you noticed that stairs are getting steeper .  Groceries are heavier .  And, everything is farther away.  Yesterday I walked to the corner and I was dumbfounded to discover how long   our street had become! 

 

And, you know, people are less considerate now, especially the young ones.  They speak in whispers  all the time!  If you ask them to speak up they just keep repeating themselves, endlessly mouthing the same silent message until they’re red in the face!  What do they think I am, a lip reader?


I also think they are much younger than I was at the same age.  On the other hand, people my own age are so mucholder   than I am.  I ran into an old friend the other day and she has aged so much that she didn’t even recognize me. 

 

 

I got to thinking about the poor dear while I was combing my hair this morning, and in doing so, I glanced at my own reflection  well, REALLY NOW - even mirrors are not made the way they used to be!

Another thing, everyone drives so fast these days!  You’re risking life and limb if you happen to pull onto the freeway in front of them.  All I can say is, their brakes must wear out awfully fast, the way I see them screech and swerve in my rear view mirror.

Clothing manufacturers are less civilized these days.  Why else would they suddenly start labelling a size 32 waisted pant as 40?  Do they think no one notices? The people who make bathroom scales are pulling the same prank.  Do they think I actually ‘believe’ the number I see on that dial?  HA!  I would never let myself weigh that much!  Just who do these people think they’re fooling?



I’d like to call up someone in authority to report what’s going on — but thetelephone company is in on the conspiracy too: they’ve printed the phone books in such small type that no one could ever find a number in there!

All I can do is pass along this warning:
WE ARE UNDER ATTACK! 

 

Unless something drastic happens, pretty soon everyone will have to suffer these awful indignities
PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO EVERYONE

YOU KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

SO WE CAN GET THIS

CONSPIRACY STOPPED!

PS: I am sending this to you in a larger font size, because something has happened to my computer’s fonts – they are smaller than they once were. Thank you.

God gave you toes as a device for finding furniture in the dark.(aint this the truth)

 

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Train of Thought

Train of Thought – PPS

 

TRAIN OF THOUGHT

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Barry Roux (Can’t wait for the Gerrie Nel jokes)

Barry Roux for the Defence of Oscar Pistorius. Hope to see some soon of Gerrie Nel for the State.
It is the human way to make jokes/light of bad situations.
Barry Roux for the Defence of Oscar Pistorius. Hope to see some soon of Gerrie Nel for the State. It is the human way to make jokes/light of bad situations.

Barry Roux for the Defence of Oscar Pistorius. Hope to see some soon of Gerrie Nel for the State.
It is the human way to make jokes/light of bad situations.

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Barry Roux for the Defence of Oscar Pistorius. Hope to see some soon of Gerrie Nel for the State. It is the human way to make jokes/light of bad situations.

Barry Roux for the Defence of Oscar Pistorius. Hope to see some soon of Gerrie Nel for the State.
It is the human way to make jokes/light of bad situations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Coffee anyone?

 Some People Should Never, Ever Quit Their Day Jobs.  Kazuki Yamamoto is a Japanese barista  who constructs eye-popping works of 3D  art using just foam and coffee.

Some People Should Never, Ever Quit Their Day Jobs.
Kazuki Yamamoto is a Japanese barista who constructs eye-popping works of 3D art using just foam and coffee.

The Best Part of Waking Up ?  It's finding a 3D foam cat in your cup...   Am  I right ? …..because I sort of accidentally dropped our cat in the coffee today.  I'm really sorry about that.

The Best Part of Waking Up ? It’s finding a 3D foam cat in your cup…
Am I right ? …..because I sort of accidentally dropped our cat in the coffee today.
I’m really sorry about that.

 The Philosophy Behind Ephemeral Art - Why bother creating a masterpiece if  it's going to disappear down someone's throat ?   According to design philosopher Leonard Koren, ephemeral art has its roots in traditional  Japanese aesthetics. Two Japanese concepts -- wabi-sabi and mono-no-aware --  hold that "many things are beautiful precisely because they are short lived."


The Philosophy Behind Ephemeral Art – Why bother creating a masterpiece if
it’s going to disappear down someone’s throat ?
According to design philosopher Leonard Koren, ephemeral art has its roots in traditional
Japanese aesthetics. Two Japanese concepts — wabi-sabi and mono-no-aware –
hold that “many things are beautiful precisely because they are short lived.”

He's Like Picasso on Speed. Yamamoto must work quickly to satisfy customers'  desires for a fresh cup of joe.  He claims he completes each work of art in under four minutes, so the coffee is still hot when he serves it.  Sometimes One Cup Is Not Enough Some of his creations even climb out of their  cups and reach out to others ( I'm afraid those fish are not long for this world…)  Fans Say He's Also a Real Nice Guy. In the past, he's created latte portraits of his Twitter followers.  This is Twitter fan Peter Harrison, before his latte transformation.

He’s Like Picasso on Speed. Yamamoto must work quickly to satisfy customers’
desires for a fresh cup of joe.
He claims he completes each work of art in under four minutes, so the coffee is still hot when he serves it.
Sometimes One Cup Is Not Enough Some of his creations even climb out of their
cups and reach out to others ( I’m afraid those fish are not long for this world…)
Fans Say He’s Also a Real Nice Guy. In the past, he’s created latte portraits of his Twitter followers.
This is Twitter fan Peter Harrison, before his latte transformation.

 We Wish We Knew The Meaning Behind This One...  But, sadly, we don't watch enough anime.  Here's one of the many, many Anime characters Yamamoto has painted.


We Wish We Knew The Meaning Behind This One…
But, sadly, we don’t watch enough anime.
Here’s one of the many, many Anime characters Yamamoto has painted.

And Here He is After: (According to Mr. Harrison, the gift was a complete surprise.)

And Here He is After: (According to Mr. Harrison, the gift was a complete surprise.)

And Here He is After: (According to Mr. Harrison, the gift was a complete surprise.)

And Here He is After: (According to Mr. Harrison, the gift was a complete surprise.)

Try Asking for One of These at Starbucks. Within the six years,  Yamamoto has been working at a coffee shop in Osaka.   He's racked up more than 100,000 Twitter followers obsessed with his latte art.

Try Asking for One of These at Starbucks. Within the six years,
Yamamoto has been working at a coffee shop in Osaka.
He’s racked up more than 100,000 Twitter followers obsessed with his latte art.

Come On In! The water's...well, the water's actually coffee. But it sure is nice and toasty in here.

Come On In! The water’s…well, the water’s actually coffee. But it sure is nice and toasty in here.

He Uses Just a Spoon and Toothpick. Yamamoto says he uses two very common  objects -- a spoon and a toothpick -- to create all of his art.  He pours the foam in first, then uses the toothpick to paint with espresso and the spoon to create shapes.

He Uses Just a Spoon and Toothpick. Yamamoto says he uses two very common
objects — a spoon and a toothpick — to create all of his art.
He pours the foam in first, then uses the toothpick to paint with espresso and the spoon to create shapes.

The Art of Nature This is why the Japanese love the metaphor of cherry blossoms.  "Because cherry trees blossom for only a week or two every year, when they do blossom,  there is the emotional poignancy of knowing that it is only a temporary state of affairs," writes Koren.

The Art of Nature This is why the Japanese love the metaphor of cherry blossoms.
“Because cherry trees blossom for only a week or two every year, when they do blossom,
there is the emotional poignancy of knowing that it is only a temporary state of affairs,” writes Koren.

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Yamamoto's Dedication to his Craft is Inspiring.  His intricate and beautiful works of art remind us to find playful moments even in the most mundane of situations.  They are truly joy in a cup.

Yamamoto’s Dedication to his Craft is Inspiring.
His intricate and beautiful works of art remind us to find playful moments even in the most mundane of situations.
They are truly joy in a cup.

Speaking of Impermanence... You could read this as a sad statement  about the plight of the polar bear or you could gape in awe at Yamamoto's magnificent attention to detail.

Speaking of Impermanence… You could read this as a sad statement
about the plight of the polar bear or you could gape in awe at Yamamoto’s magnificent attention to detail.

Then There's This Amazing Giraffe What better way to show off your over-the-top  creativity than crafting a sculpture of the most vertical of creatures, the giraffe?  I would have major guilt destroying this work of art in order to get my caffeine fix.

Then There’s This Amazing Giraffe What better way to show off your over-the-top
creativity than crafting a sculpture of the most vertical of creatures, the giraffe?
I would have major guilt destroying this work of art in order to get my caffeine fix.

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I have music in my soul

I have music in my soul – too cute

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Close call between an aircraft and a skydiver

Close call between an aircraft and a skydiver (seen on www.eposvriende.co.za )

Close call between an aircraft and a skydiver (seen on www.eposvriende.co.za )

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