Fragrant Breeze


NOT one is filled with madness like to mine
In all the taverns! my soiled robe lies here,
There my neglected book, both pledged for wine.
With dust my heart is thick, that should be clear,
A glass to mirror forth the Great King’s face;
One ray of light from out Thy dwelling-place
To pierce my night, oh God! and draw me near.

From out mine eyes unto my garment’s hem
A river flows; perchance my cypress-tree
Beside that stream may rear her lofty stem,
Watering her roots with tears. Ah, bring to me
The wine vessel! since my Love’s cheek is hid,
A flood of grief comes from my heart unbid,
And turns mine eyes into a bitter sea!

Nay, by the hand that sells me wine, I vow
No more the brimming cup shall touch my lips,
Until my mistress with her radiant brow
Adorns my feast-until…

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Photo Magic

Jingle Bell Rock

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock 
Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring 
Snowing and blowing up bushels of fun 
Now the jingle hop has begun.

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock 
Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time 
Dancing and prancing in Jingle Bell Square 
In the frosty air.

What a bright time, it’s the right time 
To rock the night away 
Jingle bell time is a swell time 
To go gliding in a one-horse sleigh 
Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet 
Jingle around the clock 
Mix and a-mingle in the jingling feet 
That’s the jingle bell, 
That’s the jingle bell, 
That’s the jingle bell rock. 

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Carol of the Bells

Hark! how the bells 
Sweet silver bells 
All seem to say, 
“Throw cares away.” 
Christmas is here 
Bringing good cheer 
To young and old 
Meek and the bold

Ding, dong, ding, dong 
That is their song 
With joyful ring 
All caroling 
One seems to hear 
Words of good cheer 
From ev’rywhere 
Filling the air

Oh how they pound, 
Raising the sound, 
O’er hill and dale, 
Telling their tale, 
Gaily they ring 
While people sing 
Songs of good cheer 
Christmas is here 
Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas 
Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas

On, on they send 
On without end 
Their joyful tone 
To ev’ry home

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Ball of Timelessness




“I have my doubts. It’s normal, we are talking about a knee, so of course I am afraid to see how it is going respond,” Nadal told Canal Plus television on Friday. “But I can only trust my doctors and believe in myself and that everything will be all right.”




“The ATP and its players have made it clear to the U.S. Open that we do not support a Monday final,” the governing body for men’s tennis said in a statement. “We strongly believe the U.S. Open should keep a similar schedule to the other Grand Slams, with the men’s semifinals completed by Friday and the final on Sunday.

“It is unfortunate the U.S. Open response did not reflect our views on this issue and the ATP and its players will continue…

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Ball of Timelessness



Age was no object for many players on the ATP World Tour in 2012. In the year-end Top 100 of the South African Airways ATP Rankings, there were 28 players aged 30 and over. Thirteen tour-level titles were won by “veteran” players, highlighted by a 34-year-old Tommy Haas triumphing over then-30-year-old Roger Federer in the Gerry Weber Open final. Only Milos Raonic was successful in the bracket of players aged 21 and under.

30 & Over Winners

Age Player Tournament
34 yrs, 2 months Tommy Haas Halle
31 yrs., 11 days Roger Federer Cincinnati
30 yrs., 11 months Roger Federer Wimbledon
30 yrs., 9 months Jurgen Melzer Memphis
30 yrs., 9 months Roger Federer Madrid
30 yrs., 7 months Roger Federer Indian Wells
30 yrs., 7 months David Ferrer Paris
30 yrs., 6 months Roger Federer Dubai
30 yrs., 5 months Roger Federer…

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Ball of Timelessness

There were a number of players who retired from

professional tennis in 2012.

to recall their career highlights,

Click on their name


Andy Roddick

Gonzalez with Massu, Athens Olympics 2004

Fernando Gonzalez

Gaudio, Paris 2004

Gaston Gaudio

Agassi with Schuettler, 2001 Melbourne

Rainer Schuettler


Juan Ignacio Chela


Peter Luczak


Juan Carlos Ferrero

Ljubicic, Monte Carlo 2012

Ivan Ljubicic


Clement with Llodra, London 2007

Arnaud Clement


Jose Acasuso


Alexander Waske

Knowles, Paris 2007

Mark Knowles

Greetings to all of them …

Thanks .

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Creative Enlightenment

Ancient Words of  zen Wisdom


Tetsugen, a devotee of Zen in Japan, decided to publish the sutras, which at that time were available only in Chinese. The books were to be printed with wood blocks in an edition of seven thousand copies, a tremendous undertaking.

Tetsugen began by traveling and collecting donations for this purpose. A few sympathizers would give him a hundred pieces of gold, but most of the time he received only small coins. He thanked each donor with equal gratitude. After ten years Tetsugen had enough money to begin his task.

It happened that at that time the Uji River overflowed. Famine followed. Tetsugen took the funds he had collected for the books and spent them to save others from starvation. Then he began again his work of collecting.

Several years afterwards an epidemic spread over the country. Tetsugen again gave away what he had collected, to…

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