In memoriam

Se scutura din salcami o ploaie de miresme.
Bunicul sta pe prispa. Se gandeste. La ce se gandeste? La nimic. Innumara florile care cad. Se uita-n fundul gradinii. Se scarpina-n cap. Iar innumara florile scuturate de adiere.
Pletele lui albe si crete parca sunt niste ciorchini de flori albe; sprancenele mustatile barba... peste toate au nins anii multi si grei.
Numai ochii bunicului au ramas ca odinioara: blanzi si mangaietori.
("Bunicul"-Barbu Ștefănescu Delavrancea)

p.s. Îmi vei lipsi....

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The big secret

Cred ca daca zi de zi am viziona clipul urmator, lumea ar putea deveni mai buna, intr-o oarecare masura. Macar cativa dintre noi daca nu toti...
Enjoy it!

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of 99...

Wear Sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now.
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded. But trust me, in 20 years you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you cant grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You're not as fat as you imagine.
Don't worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing everyday that scares you.Sing. Dont be reckless with other peoples hearts, don't put up with people who are reckless with yours. Floss. Don't waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind.
The race is long, and in the end, it's only with yourself.

Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you succeed in doing this, tell me how. Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.
Stretch. Don't feel guilty if you dont know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds know still don't.

Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees, you'll miss them when they're gone.
Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't, maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't, maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either your choices are half chance, so are everybody elses. Enjoy your body, use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it's the greatest instrument you'll ever own...
Dance even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.
Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.
Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.
Get to know your parents, you never know when they'll be gone for good.Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future. Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography in lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young. Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.
Travel. Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old, and when you do you'll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.
Respect your elders.
Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one might run out.
Don't mess too much with your hair, or by the time its 40, it will look 85. Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than its worth.
But trust me on the sunscreen...

(Baz Lhrmann-Everybodys Free)


The city of tomorrow

Babcock Ranch este “primul oraş din lume care va fi în totalitate alimentat cu energie solară". El va avea aproape 20.000 case, dar şi spaţii comerciale, companii din industria uşoară, spaţii pentru birouri - toate clădirile fiind ecologice.
Oraşul va fi construit de Kitson & Partners pe o suprafaţă de aproximativ 6.900 de hectare. Acesta va include cea mai mare centrală electrică fotovoltaică din lume, care va fi operată de Florida Power & Light.
"The city of tomorrow", după cum este numit Babcock Ranch va fi situat în statul Charlotte, USA, în apropiere de aeroportului Southwest Florida International Airport. Construcţia oraşului despre se prezice că cel puţin toată America va vorbi este programată a începe în luna iulie 2010.
“Babcock Ranch will be a living laboratory for companies, workers and families ready to reap the rewards of innovation,” said Syd Kitson, chief executive of Kitson & Partners, a company that will create 20,000 jobs.