·৯· ঐ ·· love in the morning ·· ঐ ·ৎ·

· ঐ ·

·· ঐ ··

as she took her last sip of coffee

he leaned over,

silently asking

for a sweet coffee-flavored kiss

·৯·  ঐ  ·ৎ·

৯· ঐ ·ৎ

·· ঐ ··

· ঐ ·

“The Coffee Song”    Frank Sinatra

originally posted  16 March 2010

artwork  ~   “Breakfast”   Juan Gris
{  public domain }

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This Holiday, I Pledge to #GiveBooks!

For the third year in a row,  Chronicle Books is asking you to share the love of reading,  support your local bookseller and help promote literacy by pledging to give books this holiday season.  And they are teaming up again with the nonprofit  First Book  to make your pledge go even further.

For every pledge shared on social media through the site  #GiveBooks2014  { http://givebooks2014.com/ },  Chronicle Books will donate a book to a child in need.  Last year they donated 10,000 books,  and they’d really like to make it a holiday tradition.

*Update,  they have over 25,000 pledges so far this year ~ how about helping them reach 30,000 or even 50,000?

How do you pledge?

It couldn’t be easier ~ just go to #GiveBooks 2014

{ http://givebooks2014.com/ }

Click on the links  THERE  to share #GiveBooks on  Pinterest,  Facebook,  Tumblr,  Twitter

and/or make your pledge using the Sign It icon ~

no money is involved.

(Chronicle Books will donate the books without asking you for a donation though,  of course,  First Book  is always grateful for assistance ~ ten dollars purchase four books.)

A book is a gift that can last forever,  so pledge and give books as gifts this holiday season.

“Carol Of  The Bells”   Pentatonix

BONUS:  Shop for books and enjoy 30% OFF + FREE GROUND SHIPPING!
Enter discount code  GIVEBOOKS  at  ChronicleBooks.com

*excludes personalized books and gifts

I have no knowledge of  First Books other than the  fact that Chronicle Books works with them every year through  #GIVEBOOKS.  All I can say is that I donate a (very) small amount to  UNICEF   every month because I personally  feel that they do so much good.

disclaimer:  i am not affiliated in any way with  UNICEFChronicle Books  or  First Book.

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∙ ግ ▪ Ꮬ ▪ ∙ and the angels weep ∙ ▪ Ꮬ ▪ ኖ ∙

∙ ▪ Ꮬ ▪ ∙

▪ Ꮬ ▪

…and  the  angels  weep

at  the  beauty  of  your  soul

∙ Ꮬ ∙

∙ ▪ Ꮬ ▪ ∙

ግ ▪ Ꮬ ▪ ኖ

∙ ግ ∙ Ꮬ ∙ ኖ ∙

“And The Angels Weep”    Akira Yamaoka

artwork  ~   artist unknown

originally posted  22 April 2010 ~

the angels weep at your beauty

for your sweet soul

shines out through your eyes


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For every use of the hashtag #GiveaBook on Facebook and Twitter before December 25, Penguin Random House will donate a book to the Save the Children organization, up to 25,000 times.

Sample Tweet:

For every use of the hashtag  on Facebook & Twitter by Dec. 24th, Penguin Random House will donate a book to Save the Children

For additional information on ways to support the campaign, visit:


And remember ~ a book is a gift that can last forever, so give books as gifts this holiday season.

“Save The Children”   Marvin Gaye

 disclaimer ~ i am in no way affiliated with  Penguin Random House,  Save the Children,  or  Give A Book on Facebook.

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⋆ ✶ ⋆ futile nights ⋆ ✶ ⋆

⋆ ✶ ⋆


fraught-filled  days
worrying  my  life  away

twisting  into  futile  nights
shooting  at  the  stars

wishing  i  was  fearless

knowing  my  aim  is  off


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✫ ✶ ✫

⋆ ✫ ✶ ✫ ⋆

“Sleep”  Featuring Josh Turner

artwork ~   “The Starry Night”   Vincent van Gogh  {  public domain }
{ ink drawing which probably preceded the painting }

‘Van Gogh’s night sky is a field of roiling energy. Below the exploding stars, the village is a place of quiet order. Connecting earth and sky is the flamelike cypress, a tree traditionally associated with graveyards and mourning. But death was not ominous for van Gogh. “Looking at the stars always makes me dream,” he said, “Why, I ask myself, shouldn’t the shining dots of the sky be as accessible as the black dots on the map of France? Just as we take the train to get to Tarascon or Rouen, we take death to reach a star.”
The artist wrote of his experience to his brother Theo: “This morning I saw the country from my window a long time before sunrise, with nothing but the morning star, which looked very big.” This morning star, or Venus, may be the large white star just left of center in The Starry Night. The hamlet, on the other hand, is invented, and the church spire evokes van Gogh’s native land, the Netherlands.

“The Starry Night”  {oil painting}  Vincent van Gogh

‘The painting, like its daytime companion, The Olive Trees, is rooted in imagination and memory. Leaving behind the Impressionist doctrine of truth to nature in favor of restless feeling and intense color, as in this highly charged picture, van Gogh made his work a touchstone for all subsequent Expressionist painting.’


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