Thursday, May 24, 2007

Support for broken hearts

Digital Collage by Itkupilli


I want to thank you all wonderful friends once more and again and again. You’ve been so great support. I hope we all support each other. This blogosphere has been so refreshing counterbalance to my quite stressful and heavy situation at life. Your delightful, inspiring and sometimes funny comments have so curative power. This has been so essential therapy with smiles, laughter and sometimes tears....



Officious, innocent, sincere, Of every friendless name the friend.

Dr. Samuel Johnson : English poet, critic, lexicographer, creator of first English dictionary
Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)


Making others happy, through kindness of speech and sincerity of right advice, is a sign of true greatness. To hurt another soul by sarcastic words, looks, or suggestions, is despicable. Sarcasm draws out the rebellious spirit and anger in the wrongdoer. Loving suggestions bring out the repentence in him. Repentence consists in thoroughly understanding one's own error and in abandoning it. Friendship is pure by nature. When you have a lilly in your hands, how can you crush it? When you love a person dearly, how can you hurt him, even though he may be wrong? Divine love is unlimited and infinite. When two or more persons are friends always, no matter what happens, that is an expression of divine love, of divine friendship.

Paramahansa Yogananda : India, scholar of Vedic religion, philosophy, created new translation of Bhagavad-Gita
Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 - 1952)



In life you throw a ball. You hope it will reach a wall and bounce back so you can throw it again. You hope your friends will provide that wall.

Pablo Ruiz Picasso : Spanish painter & founder of cubism
Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)



40 comments:

foam said...

wow, itKupiLLi,
this is a great blog. i love your digital art.
i'll need to come back later and spend more time when i'm not getting ready for this camping trip.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

foam

Bloody good to see you here, boy scout!:))

ThanKwee said...

Tears pouring down my face...

I love you Kirsi...

AnaB... this sweet lily was crushed in the crude hard hands of heartless souls...

You are an angel Kirsi...

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Kiitos Anajo. Minä rakastan sinua. :)

d-cima said...

"...When you work
You are as one flute
Through whose heart
the whisper of the hours
becomes music ...

And which it is to work with love?
It is to weave a fabric
with threads removed from your heart...
As if your loved
went to get dressed
in that fabric ..."

KHALIL GIBRAN
The Prophet


"Everybody has an purpose in the life....
a gift unique or special talent
to offer to the others"

The law of “dharma”or purpose in the life/The seven spiritual laws of success/Deepak Chopra

d-cima said...

Hi

thanks to you
for your friendship
and as much love...

Kiss
Chau Kirsi

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Daniel

If my heart could be always so full filled with gratitude
I feel just now,
after read these poems;
I could fill the whole world with love.

Gracias Principe

Mick said...

Another magnificent image.

Ana Banana said...

This was the perfect poem (Yogananda) for me today, Kirsi. And beautiful image, too.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Mick, thanks.
Do you think I could also use this at Thursday Challenge this week? ;))

***

AnaB
I think we are very similar…I so know you. The way you go into the things is so familiar to me. Mostly it awakes delightful response, but sometimes it could confuse. I feel you’re intense very lovely and comforting...
I like also that poem. And it reminds me to keep sincere, despite of what ever. The meaning behind the words and action is the only thing what counts. If the meaning is kind, that is all what matters.

Kelly said...

Aaw Kirsi...what can I say? We're all here to help each other~thats what makes the world go round!!

((HUGS))

okjimm said...

good morning, ah, afternoon??? I need to make a time chart----just to remember who is where and at what time.....not that time, and space and place really matter. If you are where you need to be when you want to be there, wherever there is, then you can never be late. boy and howdy....that made so little sense. good for me!! I am re-reading mail\mail......and I am trying to make a story for you..soon. now, though, please....do me a favor? stand up, raise your arms up as high as you can, take a deep breath and smile as wide as you can. ah....it is like making muffins in the air!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Kelly

You are so lovely...hugs

***

Jimm
I missed you...

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Jimm,
Time zones sucks. I’m having jet flag...I’m still at work and soon will go home, but since it’s weekend I think I stay quite late by my computer...I’m going to make a new collage for sure, and hope to see you again...

Carlos Killian said...

HI LITTLE CAPRICORN,THAKS FOR VISITING MY BLOG,I LOVE YOUS DIGITAL COLLAGES AND I SEE WE HAVE TE SAME SPIRITUAL GUIDE,PARMAHANSA YOGANANDA ANOTHER CAPRICORN LIKE US.LOVE,KILLIAN

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Hi Carlos
Sure we Capricorns have spiritual connection and I think we are quite sensitive with that. Yogananda is also Capricorn? I didn’t know that, but I not amazed at all…
Love Kirsi

okjimm said...

yes. time and space can really be a nusance. I am writing you a story. will try to have it ready so that you can read it tonight.
please do not be upset if i can not finish (i can no longer use that word without thinking of you) silly jimm

Ana Banana said...

Good Morning, Good Afternoon, and Good Evening to you, Kirsi.

Thank you for those kind words. Yes, It think we are very similar in some ways, although you seem to be more "balanced" than I. Which is a good thing out here in bloggerville. I am glad the intensity is comforting for you. It's funny...I didn't think my intensity was that transparent. Mostly the intensity is to try to make people laugh...pretending that I am insane, madwoman. But, you are right, it is confusing for some people and they do not understand the humor. From now on I'm going to specify, before and after, that what I write is meant to be a joke by adding things like: :) or ;o) or LOL. I think I must have forgotten to use those symbols a few times for sure and that has gotten me into big trouble -- just recently. But, you are right, it is the meaning beneath the words that is important. Sometimes that meaning is very difficult to translate into other languages, Kirsi! I am happy that you understand me. Lots of love and peace to you, Today. I can't wait for the next image.

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Such wonderful sentiments, bonny lass, you are a precious spirit with a tender, kind heart, and a talent that lifts the soul of any who pass in here. I'm so glad to know you. x

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Dear sweetest Banana,

We are alike, and I bless :) ;)). My humour is sometimes so horrible and I can’t stop. But I’ve noticed, that part of my humour, the cynical part has been also my insecure. I didn’t trust that people could truly be so nice to me. So I wanted be a bit cautious, that I didn’t look ridiculous. But now I don’t care. If I look poor by being kind, so what! I dare to be vulnerable...and so do you. I admire you genuineness and daring.

Love Kirsi

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Dear Shrink,

I’m truly amazed about your words, but very glad. I’m sometimes like a little girl, and I act like one, but let’s say that good company here at blogosphere lift me sometimes to higher lever, and you are definitely one of those lifters. I’m really happy to know you.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Silly Jimm
Silly me is waiting your story…if you want I can Finnish your story…:)) <3

okjimm said...

dear heart....I have spent too much time talking with you and not looking at your art. A mistake I will correct.

Ana Banana said...

oh, Kirsi....

You are so right about being cautious so as not to look ridiculous! I wish I had a bit more of that! LOL! But I am happy you will be more vulnerable! At least then I won't look like the only insane woman online! There are more than a few men who think that I am insane, Kirsi. And that is only because they do not understand my sense of humor. I think I need to work on my humor...in order that they laugh instead. If I say that I am neurotic and belong in psychiatric hospital, they believe I am asking for help...for them to be my doctor. If I say to a man (who calls himself "DAD) "I need a father and will you adopt me as your daughter?", he thinks I am insane! To me, that joke seems really obvious, but not to all apparently.

Yes, most people are very cautious, Kirsi. It is very frustrating to me because I can't help but be vulnerabale. It is as if I am inside out -- all of my feelings I wear on the outside. I cannot control that and I do not wish to...it feels unnatural for me. But it is very sad for me when I am rejected, humiliated, or perceived as insane or "imbalanced" because of it.

I welcome your vulnerability, Kirsi. I love that quality and saw that in you from the very beginning.

Love to you, my dear friend Kirsi.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Ana
I’ve frighten so many people by showing how much I care, how pressures they are to me. If I’m too eager they first want to reject, then even humiliate, or like you said perceive as insane or "imbalanced" because of it.
Well, luckily there are so incredible delightful insane people who want to be loved and want to love back.

And at least there is one man, Jimm, who dares to be liked. I think he wouldn't mind if I wanted write hundret email per day for him, and maybe I will...at least I just wrote one. :)

I love you dear Banana.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Jimm

You've seen the real art...:)

Kelly said...

What language are your other blogs in, maybe I could translate sometimes? And what time zone are you in?

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Kelly

Time zone is EET +3 now at summer time, normally EET +2,

Well the other blogs are in Finnish, I’m afraid it’s almost impossible to translate. Finnish is so different language from all the others, and one of the most difficult to learn. No translator I know can translate Finnish, if you could find one, let me know….

okjimm said...

it is late...you should be sleeping...dreaming of all the things Kiri needs to create. oh I left a smile for you...at the park...where the flowers are.......i do not know the name of the park...the signs were all in a language i couldn't read---some scandinavian language i think i'm sure you can find it.

AnaB--\\there are more than a few men who think I'm insane\\

gees, kiddo, sounds like a whole organization of them......i dunno, like the boy-scouts or something....can you get me membership information? send it care of jimm at the blog of insane women, USA.com

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

OK Jimm I should be in bed, and I will go soon….I better take you with me, so you could help me to find that smile, and if its lost, maybe you could give a new one….

Mauricio said...

Another wonderfull collage. I like so much the 2 last post.

Good weekend my friend

Ana Banana said...

Kirsi...we are the same then. Because I have frightened several away by doing the very same thing. I was either too enthusiastic, too emotional, too sensitive, too vulnerable, too friendly, too flirtatious, etc. Yes, if you are too eager with some people, forget it...you are immediately thrown into the trash bin, with your heart on the floor. It is all one big game. And if you don't play it, you lose, or you hurt, or you are lonely. But Kirsi, you and I both know, it is the person who puts all games aside and is willing to open his or her heart with the innocence of a child -- accept words and feelings without fear -- who wins the biggest prize of all. You have a very big heart, Kirsi, and I can see that you love with great passion and zeal. You will attract the same if you are willing to risk your own vulnerability.

I love you, too, dear Kirsi. Good dreams tonight...

Ana Banana said...

And okjimm...I am laughing! yes, and you have immediate membership privileges if you like. The only requirement is that you never, ever, and I mean EVER, communicate to me again. And you must do it in a way that cuts like a knife. More importantly, if I inquire as to why you banished me from your friend list, even if I plead for your mercy, you must remain stoic and silent forever more. Membership is growing day by day. So you might want to hurry and secure your place (and safety) soon.

okjimm said...

AnaB

THE LEAGUE OF MEN WHO THINK SHE IS
INSANE

wowsers. too many rules for me!

I guess we will just have to carry on as before. ah. Well. KIRSI----go to your room and get some rest. tomorrow is a busy day......

cosmic clown said...

Hey Itkupilli u r too sweet....:D

"Life without a friend is like death without a witness."
- Spanish Proverb

so Thanks for being a sweet friend......:D
and keep on creating magic....:D

ThanKwee said...

Hyvää Päivää Kirsi!

I was a bit absent yesterday. My brain felt a bit tired.

But this morning the little birds outside and their loud chirping aroused me from my restful sleep.

I lay there in bed for awhile and stretched, then looked out the window and felt happy to be alive.

Then I thought of all of you sweet friends in bloggersville and I smiled.

My brain is more active today. :)

Minä rakastan sinua Kirsi.

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

AnaJo,

Kiitos! Minä rakastan sinua. You just made me smile, I happy to have a friend like you. :))

LADY LUXIE said...

MY goodness!..You....are an artist of sublime caliber...I have no words to express how deeply moving your art is..snooks..it' just amazing...

and it's always very relaxing to see all tnese....my days are stressed and hectic and just being here makes me feel refreshed...

thank you so much for being so generous with your creations...:>

*ItkUpiLLi* said...

Luxie,
Oh dear, I’m honored. It inspires me so much...you are so lovely.

okjimm said...

I keep re-reading Cosmic Clown
//Life without a friend is like death without a witness."//

Wowsers and howdy-do!

that is so cool.... kinda makes me want to stand up and say
I want life
I want friends
I want witnesses
I want love

...and then death is only a shadow we can ignore. CosmicC...thank you for sharing