Pleasure in what I did not expect ...

"...About home... Affecting the plant life around it. And when the time of men came, five tribes settled on it and called it Wakanda." 
Black Panther
Chadwick Boseman - Why Everyone Is a Hero in Black Panther - Extended Interview
"Do we still hide, Baba? Yes. Why?"
"Everybody should be the hero of their own story." ~ Chadwick Boseman
Foolish build barriers while the wise build bridges. 
"Good man, with a Good heart. And it's hard for a Good man to be king."
Heart-Shaped Herb, a plant that granted [The Black Panther] superhuman strength, speed and instincts.
"I am not prepared to be without you." ~ T'Challa to his father
J'Abari Tribe or the Mountain Tribe, is a tribe consisting of Wakandans who shunned the use of vibranium and removed themselves from mainstream society. 
Komoyo Beads:  source: FabianLacey.artstation.com
"Lupita Nyong'o - Why "Black Panther" Is a Different Kind of Superhero Movie" interview
 "Millions of years ago, a meteorite made of vibranium, the strongest substance in the universe, struck the continent of Africa..." 
"Now, more than ever, the illusions of division threaten our very existence."
Okoye : is the general of the Dora Milaje and the head of Wakanda's armed forces and intel.
Panther goddess Bast led him to the Heart-Shaped Herb, a plant that granted him
Queen Ramonda is an advisor to T'Challa, and serves on the Wakandan High Council.
"...Remember, don't freeze when you see her." ~ Okoye to T'Challa
Shuri - Logan's fav :) AND! I just found out... the Andinkra symbol on this shirt means "purpose"
 source 
"Tell me a story, baba. / What story, my son? / About home.
Ulysses Klaue : black-market arms dealer gangster and international criminal who had worked alongside N'Jobu in order to expose Wakanda to the rest of the world
Vibranium to develop technology more advanced than any other nation, but as Wakanda thrived, the world around it descended further into chaos.
Wakandans vowed to hide in plain sight, keeping the truth of their power from the outside world. Warrior became king and the first Black Panther, the protector of Wakanda.
Xhosa, related to Zulu and spoken by over 7 million people. It is one of the official languages of South Africa.
"You cannot let your father's actions define your life. You get to decide what kind of king you want to be." ~ Nakia to T'Challa
Zuri : Shaman/ Spiritual Leader of Wakanda is played by Forest Whitaker. I love him in this movie and in Phenomenon 

More. New. Still. Every. Day.

"Acceptance: the only place where change can begin."
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a 
Changing World by 
Dalai Lama XIV, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams
Eight Pillars of Joy from The Book of Joy : Perspective, Humility, Humor, Acceptance,
Forgiveness: Freeing ourselves from the past
Gratitude: I am fortunate to be alive. Compassion and Generosity: we are filled with Joy (pillars 6,7, and 8).
Hearts discovered that we are something unique...
I have so enjoyed reading and listening to this lovely book, and sharing it with Annie 
"Join two of the most joyful people on the planet—who are also beloved friends—and share their hard-won wisdom of finding enduring happiness and Joy in the face of life’s challenges." source
Kindred spirits indeed!
"Live to please God" 1 Thesslonians 4
Metaphysics: above all things
Negativity is a barrier between a person and the Light
"Open the channels and God will do the work... Out of trust comes faith. Out of faith comes conviction. Out of conviction comes realization, and Out of realization comes revelation." source
Perspicacious: of acute mental vision or discernment. p. 12 Walking on Water by Madeleine L'Engle
Quietly do the thing that provides Divine supply which does the rest. source
Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. Psalm 51
"Sense of purpose: is fundamentally about how we are able to contribute and be generous to others, feel needed and are valued..." ~ The Book of Joy
Truth is True always. The remedy for worry, doubt, and impatience is absolute Trust in God... Trust, at its highest level is the word of God become flesh." source
Until we trust God, we cannot have established true Unity with God
"Volunteering reduces the risk of death by 24%"
"Wise selfish" means seeing that our own well-being lies in everybody's welfare—in being compassionate. Compassion is good for you, the Dalai Lama points out, not just for those who are its object. And that’s his third point: The first person to benefit from compassion is the one who feels it.

Finals Week Fun!!

Activation energy (Ea) : the minimum energy required to ignite (excite) to reach height of the potential barrier
Become more and more resilient in each moment
Connecting the dots between
Desire and my Date with Destiny
Each day an opportunity to learn, and grow, and give, and be of service
Finals Week Fun
Harmonizing Heals the emotional body
Irises in bloom all over campus:
John 17:20-21: “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.
"Key is to create a connection - marry/harmonize through the neural network" from an old journal
Library is a buzz with energy of the culmination of the semester
No Saturday finals, but the library is still open. Now to check on things at the gardens "Overflowing and Overwhelming with love by God's grace" ~ Ted Nottingham
Quotes on this page are from Ted Nottingham YouTube videos
Rose Bowman '14 stopped by to see me :)
 "Set free. Liberated from the things of the world that turn us away from Spirit"
"Union with the Divine: The Mysticism of Meister Eckhart" 
eXams can be stressful, but! we had
Your breaks all lined up!
Zest Bakery, Stonington, CT  almost time for a visit