What Happiness Is

Brief on Artists at Misnich. co. uk, 20.02.2020

Photography by Mko Kibuga Davis( click here)

A DANCE?

Dancing under the sun, like you don´t care about anything else but the sound, the warm wind wrapping your soul, the size os your heart when beating.

Digital Work Art by Brigitte Ottilia Kuckenberg Wagner(click here)

A GLOBE ADVENTURE?

When you search for the Moon, even if you see no light on the sky, like there is no other destiny in your travel nor in your dreams.

Photography by Stan_Reed_Art(click here)

FINDING THE PERFECT LANDSCAPE?

Chasing the energy of a storm, like you need the clouds into your lungs when breathing, like there is no other way to the paradise.

Painting by Ikuo Mochigi(click here)

FEELING THE MECHANICS OF LIFE?

Taking the tram, to play hide and seek with the snow, like you understand better the words around you if wheels are sketching the sound. Feeling the town from down to up.

Artist Philip Rebstock(click here)

CHATTING WITH TREES?

Until you understand the white touch of each pure leaf, the silent roots, the underground temperature, the fluent water shaping the earth on the way to become volcano.

Work Art by Giang-yoon Kwon(click here)

GETTING THE WIND?

Creating poetry with your eyes, abandoning your body to the sky and become a bird, a flock of birds, no arms, no legs, no presence but their soul.

Work by Shoji Tsuchya(click here)

BEING YOUR OWN SELF?

After all is how the story begin, with you, me and an informal chat about happiness, and sometimes is this simple.

A beautiful image, a nice word, a kind gesture, that incredible sound of your favourite song or the colour of the pure laugh in the last trendy video, a chat with someone you don´t know at all but feels like friend.

That, is the Artist and is meant to remind you how amazing you are, dear readers, so enjoy the gallery as much as this Thursday and think about how easy is to find Social Love by being your self and whispering a

” Are you alright buddy? Check on this colour, do you think is cool? “

ALL THE ARTISTS ABOVE ARE DISCLOSED IN OUR FACEBOOK SITE, MISNICH.CO.UK(click here) / EDITOR´S BRIEF/ OREJ/ 20.02.2020

Saint Valy and the Love Depression

Every year for Valentine’s Day things change, people love each other differently so I suggest we should also adjust the Saint´s name.  

A BIT OF THE HISTORY

From Pinterest( click here), 1920 original.

In 1929, for an example, we start to have in addition to love, the story of the Massacre and that was stressful.

From Wikipedia source( click here):

” At 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 14, 1929, seven men were murdered at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street, in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago’s North Side. They were shot by four men using weapons that included two Thompson submachine guns. Two of the shooters were dressed as uniformed policemen, while the others wore suits, ties, overcoats, and hats. Witnesses saw the fake police leading the other men at gunpoint out of the garage after the shooting.”

From WikiArt( click here) , original 1930

Love evolve in curious ways.

There was another episode, in Roman´s time AD 269 and consequently we hit the quid of the issue of our article:

” The day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it grew into an occasion in which couples expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”). Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.[9] In Europe, Saint Valentine’s Keys are given to lovers “as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver’s heart”, as well as to children to ward off epilepsy (called Saint Valentine’s Malady).”

From Wikipedia( click here)

Everything in romantic love starts with Chaucer and the representation of Saint Valentine´s Day in the 14th century.

Le Roman De La Poire, circa 1255

In the 15th century.

Detail of a 15th-century miniature depicting an allegorical court of love

In the 18th century.

But all of it was very naive, I mean we all know how strict was the medieval and further, this is false advertising, these people, they were forced to marry and declare eternal love.

For this year, I wish to all a happy celebration of Love, from a point of view that doesn´t include any impositions nor consumerism. Let us forget about sad stories, history, religion and think about pure love.

SOME PURE LOVE TREE

This paint( click here) has nothing or very litlle to do with our Saint but is gorgeous.

I invite the reader to do its own search in Google about Pure Love and take its own pick.

MY CONCERN ABOUT THE NAME

Is silly but we got many depressions out of love and I just think about Valium( click here).

” On Nov. 15,( 2013) that famous little pill—Valium—marked its 50th anniversary. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1963, F. Hoffmann-La Roche’s drug, marketed to “reduce psychic tension,” went on to become the Western world’s most widely prescribed answer to anxiety—and the first drug to reach $1 billion in sales.”

” Prescriptions for diazepam, Valium, were down to 14.8 million last year( 2012) , according to IMS Health. That’s far behind its market rivalalprazolam(the generic for Xanax), with 48.8 million prescriptions.”

” Globally, the World Health Organization (WHO) say that almost 300 million people have an anxiety disorder.”

I´m just saying that the studies are pointing worse therefore is better to admit the new era and forget about the classic Saint Valentine.

CHECK THIS OUT

” Terror Management Theory (TMT) suggests that culture serves as a psychological defense against the terror inherent in human existence. TMT proposes that cultures serve the vital psychological function of making anxiety-buffering self-esteem available to humans by providing world-views and standards of value to achieve within that description of reality. Persons whose faith in that world-view is strong and who see themselves as living up to its standards of value achieve the anxiety-buffering effects of self-esteem needed in an existentially terrifying world. Because a hegemonic global capitalism and its cultural impositions guarantee that in a cultural meaning system that affords anxiety-buffe ring self-esteem to only the “winners” of the great competition, most people will perceive themselves as “losers.” TMT predicts increased anxiety and social distress because a global capitalist system and culture will offer psychological sustenance to a minority of the world’s people. This paper will review the theory, its empirical supports, and offer a set of hypotheses derived from the predictable psychological, social, and behavioral consequences of a global capitalist system and culture.”

Click here to the original.

I suggest we should change the name, from Saint Valy to Saint Xanax, that´s all.

OreJ,

Wishes you all a Happy Xanax Day.

14.02.2020

OREJ/ SAINT VALENTINE S TEASER/ SPECIAL SUNDAY/ 9.02.2020/ MISNICH.CO.UK

Mary Donaldson

de Luisa Vazquez , Spanish Language

Casi todo era invisible en la noche sin luna londinense.
A más de cien metros la luz del farol de gas era apenas un resplandor fantasmagórico flotando en la pegajosa niebla.
Desde más cerca alcanzabas a distinguir una silueta, pero el vestido de ajado terciopelo burdeos no servía como reclamo. La claridad mortecina solo arrancaba unos cuantos destellos a los escasos brillantes falsos que los clientes no habían arrancado en su urgencia.
Ante aquella perspectiva, Ivonne se temía que tendría que esperar al amanecer con la esperanza de que se levantara la niebla. Entonces, intentaría conseguir unas monedas que ablandaran la mano de Charly y a ella le permitieran tomar un plato de aguada sopa.
Su nombre en realidad, era Mary Donaldson. Unos años antes, cuando Charly la rescató de la mendicidad para lanzarla en brazos de la prostitución, consideró que no era lo suficientemente exótico y se lo cambió. Le exigió además que hablara con acento francés. Ella hizo lo que pudo.

Había llegado con su familia de tierras escocesas para buscar un futuro mejor. Sus padres vendieron las escasas propiedades que poseían y emigraron a la capital con seis hijas y unos pocos enseres. Mary ocupaba el último lugar entre sus hermanas, tenía por aquel entonces 10 años. Era de baja estatura y muy delgada, pero poseía unos enormes ojos verde esmeralda y una indomable cabellera de pelo rojo que centelleaba como el fuego. Eso fue lo que llamó la atención de Charly cuando la descubrió arrodillada a orillas del gran río, intentando coger, con el hueco de sus manos, un poco de agua limpia entre los cadáveres de perros y ratas.
En aquel momento, hacía meses que su padre se había largado llevándose el poco dinero que les quedaba, para correr tras unas faldas más dispuestas que las de su madre. Esta, había muerto de inanición porque las míseras monedas que ganaba lavando ropa todo el día, solo le daban para alimentar a sus hijas y, a veces, no a todas. Pero antes de que eso ocurriera, les dejó de herencia una tuberculosis que fue arrancando de este mundo a sus cinco hermanas.
Aquel día en el río, cuando Charly la encontró desnutrida, sucia y apenas cubierta con unos harapos ya no le quedaba nada ni nadie.
Por eso cuando él la bañó, le dio un plato de sopa caliente, la acostó en una cama de sábanas limpias y la acarició y besó por primera vez en su corta vida, ella se rindió sin oponer resistencia.

Charly la desvirgó y luego vendió su virginidad a todos aquellos incautos demasiado borrachos para darse cuenta.
A partir de entonces el tiempo se paró. Languideciendo en el sofá de un prostíbulo entre cliente y cliente, todos diferentes, todos iguales para ella, no era consciente del paso de los días, de los años.
Hasta que, de repente, Charly decidió que estaba demasiado ajada para tener el privilegio de ocupar un puesto en el lupanar. Acababa de cumplir 20 años.
La sustituyó por otra de la misma edad de ella cuando llegó y a Mary la degradó a ocupar aquel lugar, debajo de la luz de gas. Lo único que pudo conservar fue aquel vestido tan viejo como ella.
Al poco, ya había recibido varias palizas que la llevaron al hospital y por las que había perdido unas cuantas piezas dentales. Este hecho, unido a que su exuberante melena rojo fuego ya no era más que un manojo de pelo ralo y de color desvaído y sus enormes ojos verde esmeralda ahora eran apenas visibles, enterrados entre bolsas, arrugas y ojeras la habían convertido en un producto desechable.
Ya solo era apta para los borrachos y depravados que poseían unas pocas monedas, insuficientes para permitirse algo mejor.
El siguiente paso en su vuelta a los infiernos fue el lógico en su profesión, la sífilis.
Cuando, con apenas 25 años, era un esperpento artrítico, desdentado y medio calvo, una sombra de la muchacha que fue, Charly la abandonó.
La encontraron al poco.

Había muerto a orillas del gran río intentando coger, con el hueco de sus manos, un poco de agua limpia entre los cadáveres de perros y ratas.

LUISA VAZQUEZ/ SHORT STORY/ MARY DONALDSON/ 07.02.2020/ MISNICH.CO.UK

ODD JOBS

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SOCIAL LOVE

I have been able to spot this today, I thought it was funny to consider odd painting your house, cutting the grass or trimming the hedge.

I try then to find out what other sources think about Odd Job.

GOOGLE SOURCE

1.Chicken sexer

Beats being a garden maintainer, I mean I rather ten times more to cut the fence then to force on chickens to do anything at all, out of whatever they feel like doing.

2.Penetration Tester

Weird stuff name, I mean you are being hired to rob banks, they pay for it and afterward they say that is legally wrong, hell yeah but exists.

3. No presentation needed

4.The best for the rest

Quote from Article( Click here)

5.Armpit sniffer

6.The best job to me among these

If I can choose, I rather be a witch or an ufologist, don´t mind me though and take your own pick, they say work is noble so Heigh Ho.

ODD JOBS/ SOCIAL LOVE/ FUNNY ADVERTS/ 5.02.2020/ MISNICH.CO.UK

Aloe Vera from Piplantri

ODD AD ODDITY

I spot this news today, talking about Piplantri, a village from India, planting trees and aloe vera plants. I was curious about their products.

Link to post ( click here)

ODDS

There is a sort of a movement on advertizing about planting trees. I feel like we started a bit before the Amazon´s disaster, while now, still drying our tears after the Australia .

“Day of Fire” on August 10, 2019, Brasil(click here)

They say there is always hope and I trust this, because Ethiopia, by example, they have managed to anticipate the future and take measures, to be precise, they managed to plant 353 million trees on Monday( click here).

I cannot say what Monday we talk about, nevertheless the article is from 29 of July 2019.

Let us see some facts about Ethiopia, wiki source: “Despite these improvements, it remains one of the world’s poorest countries.[33] In addition to poverty, Ethiopia faces hunger, corruption, weak infrastructure, and poor access to health and education (with an illiteracy rate of 51%), ranking in the worst quartile on the Human Development Index. The Ethiopian government’s respect for human rights also remained poor.”

Now, let us see some facts about Brasil: Brazil is the largest national economy in Latin America, the world’s ninth largest economy and the eighth largest in purchasing power parity (PPP) according to 2018 estimates. Brazil has a mixed economy with abundant natural resources. After rapid growth in preceding decades, the country entered an ongoing recession in 2014 amid a political corruption scandal and nationwide protests.

Now, I am happy to say that Ethiopia did a great job here, with very litlle resource. ” Ethiopia planted (click here)more than 353 million trees in 12 hours on Monday, which officials believe is a world record.”

Anyhow, before Ethiopia, there was a precedent in the same India.

More than 800,000 people in the state of Uttar Pradesh attempted to plant 50 million trees on Monday in an effort to get into the Guinness World Records. The article above is from July 2016.

Ok, so my conclusion is that the Monday is the day to plant trees, nevermind where, when as long as is past 2006 and congratulations on this amazing task, of planting 50 millions plus another quarter of million.

BACK TO PIPLANTRI VILLAGE

” A leading member of the village started the initiative in honor of his own daughter, who died a few years ago.” 13 June 2013 (click here)

” Shyam Sunder Paliwal( click here)…Kiran, Paliwal’s 16-year-old daughter, died in 2006 – a tragedy he marked by planting the burflower tree. He went on to channel his grief into a mission.” 11 October 2018 ( click here)

” For the people of Piplantri in the Rajsamand district of Rajasthan, the birth of a girl child meant bad news. Female foeticide and infanticide were not unheard of. This was mainly due to the hefty dowry system prevalent in the village. Enters social campaigner and ex-sarpanch of Piplantri village, Shyam Sunder Paliwal who envisioned a bright future for the girls. He believed that if the parents of newborn girls planted trees and nurtured them for 18 years, they could arrange enough money for the girl’s wedding when she comes of age.”

” And Piplantri has not stopped at trees. After his wife was told by a traditional doctor that she could cure her chronic back problems by drinking aloe vera juice, Paliwal went on a planting spree of the succulent. Originally for his wife’s use, Paliwal realised that aloe vera also kept termites away from nearby trees and went about planting with even more of a vengeance.” 28 Octobre 2016( click here)

ODDITY

” The need for a quantitative tool to measure differences between tree structures is already apparent. (cf. Dobson (1975), Farris (1973), Sokal and Rohlf (1962), Bobisud and Bobisud (1972)). This paper takes the axioms for a distance function on the collection of partial orders given by Bogart and changes them to a form with more general applications. Axioms(click here) giving a unique distance function on any collection of binary relations are stated and the applications to tree structures and hierarchical classifications are discussed.”

This sounds complicated but they say there is need of at least 1,5 m between two trees. I will ignore this detail, and divide 50 millions to 900 km of the distance and I get 55.555 trees over a kilometre, therefore 55 trees onto a square metre.

I am also confussed by the advertizing on the aloe vera products from Piplantri.

Nevermind where I look at , I will find the same (click here) an empty website.

The initiative(click here) has also helped buoy the town’s economy. To keep termites away from the trees, many of which bear fruit, the village has planted more than 2.5 million aloe vera plants around them. “Gradually, we realized that aloe vera could be processed and marketed in a variety of ways,” the paper quotes one village leader as saying. So the community now produces and markets aloe-based products like juice and gel, among other things.”

So, I have read more than 30 articles to understand that we burn forrests down in the South to plant Trees in the North or similar, that we are being given an example from a poor man from India on how to take care of the future and also, that there are no sales of the Aloe Vera products, Piplantri Brand.

Nevertheless , I have been able to find this in Piplantri :

The villagers tell us that the last sparrows from the mountains have left because of the marble dust from the mountains across, and the rhythmic explosions from the marble mining industries that rock the very foundations of this little village.

This in The Pantanal of Brasil :

The present work is a study and research about gold mining as a main destruction activity in the district of Poconé northem border of the Pantanal in the state of Mato-Grosso. The inadequate way of using mercury during the process of treatment to obtain gold is worring. The study of the fauna and flora of Poconé is a way of contributing to the proc…”

Copyright to Alamy Stock Photography

There is also some trouble on mines in Australia :

Australia is teetering on the edge of a massive hole – one left by huge mines that may soon close. As they do, the country is playing a desperate game of catch-up to make sure the mining companies pay for the cleanup. But a legacy of limited environmental requirements means that even if that succeeds, the end of the coal boom will leave Australia pockmarked with unfilled holes.”

Same copyright on Photography, by Alamy

And don´t forget Ethiopia:

I don´t understand any of this, I was just looking for the Aloe Vera Piplantri products and seem impossible , I´ll just give up and buy a plant to grow home to spare this continous troubles of reading.

I also apologize for the inconsistency of my research and leave this beautiful song behind, to blame on Mr. Trump for all of this , as usual , with all my social love.

ARTICLE ON POST/ PIPLANTRI/ SOCIAL LOVE/ 31.01.2020/ MISNICH.CO.UK

Wilds and Animals

Nature, nurture and so

This picture starts the article
( click)

I was fascinated by this picture, by the look in the eye of both creatures. They observe different. The beautiful bird is watching the camera, the guy aside is too close. Why to bother the bird?

I just don´t get the point.

Let´s say my five years old son see this video.

What am I to say to my son, to convince him not to hug on lions.

Is a lion, he doesn´t like you nor wants you near. Out of food you are useless to this animal. Out of science you are hopeless. Give me a good reason to go to bother a lion on these terms, and I dance the Rictusempra.

( By the way, there is a new storm (click) over Glasgow, happy days folks)

BACK TO WILD ANIMALS
This is more likely to get when bother and is deadly

This is the pure truth, you have to be very trained, aware and equiped, to dare to bother the wild and must be always for a superior reason or there is no reason at all.

Superior means to life.

I LOVE TO SEE PEOPLE WITH AWARNESS
Like this nice guy with some good advice

Is a random video, you can get more from YouTube, nevertheless the message is the same: don´t bother.

If you don´t do any superior good just keep yourself away.

This is real life and you don´t go and say Hello to a tiger, you don´t do that not even on human beings , except for the cases where , submitted to your confidence.

MAY THE GOOD EAGLES BE WITH YOU

THIRD PART ADVICE(click )

” Does the Harpy Eagle Make a Good Pet?

Harpies would not make good pets. They require lots of flying space for exercise to prevent feather breakage and impacts with the sides of the enclosure. These eagles are also quite large and have powerful talons and a sharp beak that can easily tear open human skin.”

So, if beautiful to nurture good thoughts towards the nature whilst keeping up on reality and common sense.

OPINION ON ARTICLE/ THURSDAY/ 30.01.2020/ MISNICH.CO.UK

Holocaust Remembrance

Shame on us

They say we don´t have to forget

I am a happy case, talking about books not facts, and its been more than thirty years since I discovered what happened during the Second World War.

The first book I purchased on this argument it was titled The 186 Steps, by Christian Bernadac and I never managed to sleep tight since then.

The aim of Mauthausen was to exterminate the people through exhaustion through forced labour. The SS called this Camp Knochenmuhle,or “bone shredded.” Between 122,766 and 320,000 people, mostly Soviet and Polish citizens, are estimated to have died on August 1, 1928 and ending in May 1945, with the complex liberated by the United States army. 

122,766-320,000 died here

The next book was about Auschwitz

Inside the Gas Chambers: Eight Months in the Sonderkimmando of Auschwitz, book by Shlomo Venezia

More than 1.1 million people died at Auschwitz, including nearly one million Jews. Those who were not sent directly to gas chambers were sentenced to forced labor.

I can add titles but the most important to me is The Nuremberg War Crimes Trial of 1945-46: A Brief History with Documents (The Bedford Series in History and Culture)

I have been so shocked to discover this new testimony as I still wonder how can anyone commit such terrible crimes an get away with it for more than half century.

Is like a never ending Nightmare .

Fascism is back in Europe ( click here) and is 2020.

From BBC official site.

I have no understanding of the new chapter of the modern Europe but I do know that is horrible to assist to it. Are we nuts? How can anyone feel like going back to this?

Shame on us. We are bloody hypocrites.

HOLOCAUST/ MODERN EUROPE/ REMEMBRANCE/ 29.01.2020/ MISNICH.CO.UK