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Run run dark beauty…


horses-sketch

This poem is dedicated to all those who have overcome adversity & climbed higher than humanly possible.
The photo is the sketch of a project I am busy with. Horses are my passion & I might have gotten stuck with this longer than I should for fear of not giving justice to this magnificent animal & the tremendous power exuding from it.
Keep warm! Hope you enjoy the poem. Feedback is always very welcome 🙂

Run run my race horse over the fences, hedges & highest walls, take leaps,
skip over rivers, mane blowing in the winds, undeterred… nothing stopping you.

Run run my stallion,spread the energy, black shining coat glistening under the effort
of raw power. Long gone are your days of uncertainty, battles over frail beginnings.

Run run dark beauty, never be afraid of winning, fly & never turn back, you were a
conqueror at your first faltering steps…

Run run my baby, I will celebrate your victories, as close to my heart,
as bright as the stars, as magical as your existence.

Sleep sleep my foal you’ve earned the miracle of tomorrow!

horses-sketch

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Touching the Void Official Trailer #1 – Nicholas Aaron Movie (2003) HD


This Film is in no way a eerie or creepy movie which is what I thought originally & debated whether I should waste my time scaring myself instead of relaxing to a more positive story, it therefore took me a few weeks to be in a curious mood enough to watch it.
Well, I was in for a surprise.
I agree, you have to be in a specific mood & not everyone may like the settings which oscillates between a movie & documentary but oh! so enriching!
You come out of it understanding what is vital for physical as much as for mental survival, it broaches the moral debates of crucial decisions in desperate times & there are bound to be conflicting opinions there but all in all if you want to be jolted from your every day routine & the complacency, torpor or maybe frustration that goes with it… this is your film.
Most of all even though he came so close to death, his ordeal didn’t stop him picking himself back up, get on with his life & going further with what he enjoyed most… climbing!
Most, myself included would have blocked totally at the fear of it happening again, that I found was a powerful message.
You can follow his next expedition in “The beckoning silence” on You Tube.
The first full length film “Touching the void” is on YouTube but I didn’t want to use up space on my blog so I thought the trailer will be enough to spur you into action 🙂
Let me know what impressions it left on you.
Have a lovely weekend!

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Published on 5 Oct 2012
Touching the Void Trailer – Directed by Kevin Macdonald and starring Brendan Mackey, Nicholas Aaron, Richard Hawking, Joe Simpson, Simon Yates. The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

MGM – 2003
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Film & Animation
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Lion Vs Mongoose: Mongoose Fends Off Four Lions


I just received this video thinking it’ll be the typical nature-sweet-story but found myself laughing all the way through amazed at the gall of this Mongoose going after not one lion who could kill her with the blink of an eye but four… which shows that it’s not the size that counts as much as the determination & she has it in bucket load!
There’s a lot we can learn from animal-behavior & I have the feeling that even though information is so much more available today we only have seen a fraction of it.
Just thought it would be a nice way to start off your week 🙂

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Published on 2 Sep 2014
Lion Vs Mongoose: Mongoose Fends Off Four Lions

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Four lions were left with their tails between their legs when a mongoose bravely took on the predators. Despite being under two feet tall, the aggressive mongoose growled at the felines and even bit one on the nose. The shocking fight, which was photographed in 2011 but has just been released, began in the Masaai Mara National Park, Kenya, when photographer Jerome Guillaumot came across four young lions surrounding the terrified marsh mongoose. The lions chased the mongoose into a hole in the ground but the small animal reemerged to fight the predators once again before running for cover. For more information, visit http://www.wild-dog.fr/en

Videographer / Director: Jerome Guillaumot
Producer: Rebecca Lewis
Editor: Ian Phillips / Kyle Waters

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News & Politics
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