A beautiful poem written by one of my blogger friends. I wish more and more parents would spend time with their kids instead of thumping a fistful of expectations infront of them.
Here you go with the blog:
A girl,belonging to my husband’s extended family committed suicide a few days ago apparently for reasons unknown to her parents until then.I presume,she had lots to say but could not.This is inspired by her.
“To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first, and call whatever you hit the target” ― Ashleigh Brilliant
Random things have a way of connecting, creating a pattern, a bit like random stars get clustered into constellations.
I’ve often marveled at the designs attributed to constellations, wondered why whoever connected those sparkly dots not only connected them but also decided they were a dragon or a bear or pair of scales. They just look like random dots to me, yes, sometimes I see threads connecting them if I stare long and hard enough and force myself to see those lines (because they are supposed to be there), but the designs they make don’t look like anything other than a connect the dots puzzle which creates a weird shape.
The famous song sung by Beatles reveals the fact that True love is something which defies age limit/obstacles in life. It makes us stay together no matter whether we are 14 or 34 or 64.
Today we hardly see such true love instances in this fast paced technologically advanced world. Sometimes i feel there is no place for true human relationships….. Its all something to be seen and lived only in Shakespearean/Nicholas Sparks/ Yash Raj Films…..
My only question is what would people do without having lived a lovable life… without having a deep truthful relationship with their loved ones….. Do they ever regret for not having such simple yet costly pleasures in life? I doubt….
Just when i was almost losing hopes on this thing called TRUE LOVE… Thanks to Broken Light: A Photography Collective for sharing AJ Kings’ Photo taken during one of her Photographic Excursions to Portsmouth.
According to WikiPedia… Theatre is nothing but a form of fine art which uses live performers to present a piece of Story (maybe real or fiction) infront of live audience. The mode of expression of their feelings can be in many forms as mentioned below. Continue reading “Theatre- An Introduction”→
As i was surfing thru WordPress top posts i got this blog from WILD AT HEART. I was really moved by the story of how a cute cuddly cat which was left for care by Jet Airways was killed due to the negligence of Jet Airways and how inhumanely they treated the pet and the owner after the “cat”astrophe….
Be it a cat/dog/cow/lizard whatever… pets are pets… infact pets make us more Human in this selfish world. One can never express how it feels when their beloved pets are churned to death in the hands of cruel people in this case the JET AIRWAYS…
My Question is why don’t people ever have some sympathy towards these lovely creatures …. why do they mock at their death and prevent their owners from expressing their condolence on the loss of their pets.
I am very saddened by reading the death of James Dean(beloved pet of Preeti). Rest in peace James Dean… You always stay in our hearts as a cute kitty forever.
Check this post by Adarsha A to view picturesque view of one of the most famous yet not known Temple of India – Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatha Swamy Temple.
Check out all the information about this amazing place and take a virtual dip in the holy river waters and feel the divinity in the air …. also experience the various Charitable Trusts which has given lots of help in the upliftment of the poor and the destitutes in the society.
Every drop counts. Bengaluru- The city of gardens is now facing such a huge water scarcity. Why? Is it not each one of our responsibility to realise how precious is each drop of water to us? Read blog on the same issue only on WANT TO BE NOMAD…
Dogs know best. I strongly agree with TBM as Dogs are those people on this Earth who can be our best friends when we are in times of need. Be it when we are lonely or sad they are always with us. Nice post TBM…Keep blogging more
How are you guys? Well in this new post i am going to tell you something about Mr.Catholina Lambert who is a true testimony of Hardwork and Determination to fulfill ones dreams. Without wasting another second of yours let me take you to a short tour of Lambert and his dream castle famously known as Lambert’s Castle
Lambert ‘s Childhood:
Full Name: Catholina Lambert
Born on: March 28, 1834
Place: Goose Eye, Yorkshire
He was the eldest son of his parents. His Parents worked in Cotton Mills and had to travel around the country to find some work. Due to financial problems he studied only till age 10. Since age 10 he has been working in the mills. He earned respect from his owner at Boars Head Cotton Mill. The owner trained him well and by the time Lambert was 17 he had 7 years of apprenticeship experience.
Soon he discovered that America is the land of opportunities and at 17 he took his brother William and set sail to Liverpool with just 5 pounds in his pocket.
How those 5 pounds multiplied into several hundred pounds?
Early life in America:
At Boston he secured the job of book-keeping for just $4 in a silk mill. Silk Making was the new trend in America that time. So Lambert worked very hard and impressed his owner again. He was successful in securing a partnership in the firm. Soon he worked even more harder and became the owner of the Silk Mill and renamed the mill as “Dexter Lambert and Company”
He met Isabella Shattuck and married on September 9, 1857.
His business grew very rapidly and his silk mill became very famous. Isabella gifted him a land along the cliffs of Garret Mountain and this became his future destination of his dream castle “Lambert’s Castle”
He and Isabella had 5 children named as
Florence in 1859
Frederick in 1861
Walter in 1863
Isabel Louise in 1866 and
Clifford in 1869
They were very happy until there came a tragedy in his life…
Tragedy in Family:
His younger brother William with whom he came to America died mysteriously while travelling South America.
In 1870, their infant son Clifford died of cholera.
In 1871, their son Percy was born, only to die in 1882 of scarlet fever.
Another son born in 1873 died within weeks of his birth.
In 1875 his first son Frederick died of scarlet fever at the age of 13.
A son, Harry was born in 1875, only to die in 1885 before the age of 10.
Their oldest daughter Florence, married and had a child in 1882 and another child in 1883. She died of pneumonia soon after, at the age of 24. Florence’s death was to forever sadden Lambert. In fact, one of the stained glass windows in the Castle is a portrait of Florence.
However his business prospered and he bought mills. He also built a mill in remembrance of his daughter Florence called as “Florence Mill”. His oldest son Walter, 22 and son-in-law William Suydam ran the mill. His mill became a popular destination of all silk mill workers.
The Castle- A dream land of Lambert
Since he was a boy he had always dreamt of having castles like the ones in Yorkshire and Warwickshire
In 1891 he began designing a new home at Paterson, the place gifted by his wife Isabella for him years before. The castle was made up of sandstone and granite. The castle costed $1.5 million at that time. In 1892, the Castle was finished. In January 1893 the housewarming session was held in the presence of 400 people including President Mc Kinley.
In 1896, the 70ft observation tower was constructed on the crest of the cliff. A gallery was also added to display European ArtWork.
For quite some time he remained as a businessman only working 16 hours a day. And in 1900, he opened the castle’s artifacts to be seen by public every saturday afternoon.
But…sooner or later all good things have to come to an end
The fall of Lambert’s Empire:
These factors have been largely responsible for Lamberts fall
1900-1904– Paterson had Great Fire and 2 floods and a devastating tornado affecting all the businesses in that place
1901- His wife Isabella , 44 years old died
1904– He married Isabella’s sister Harriet.
1913– The famous Paterson silk strike starts
WW1 and Silk Strikes ruined Lambert’s business. He lost a large amount of wealth and was forced to sell his estate.
1916– He auctions a large part of his collection of artwork ( 368 paintings and 32 sculptures)
1917– He sold off his Silk Mill
Unlike other bankrupts …Lambert managed to clear all his debts and and was proud to repay every creditor from his own wealth. In Dexter Lambert Company too…none of the investors lost their money.
1923– Feb 15 he died at the age of 89. He is buried next to his wife, Isabella in Paterson
The Castle after his death:
1925– His son Walter sold the castle and the property for $125,000.
The Castle contains hundreds of acres of wooden area behind the cliffs above the castle. The Historical society now holds social gatherings, craft shows and fundraisers at the Castle. Its a favorite site for NEWLYWEDS taking wedding pictures. The Museum is open to the public throughout the year.
Sorry for making the post very lengthy…I hope you have enjoyed it till the end. All we can infer from Lambert’s story is that we can also grow rich in our lives only if we start thinking BIG. Happy Reading and All the best for you people who wanna think big ….