Daily Archives: January 25, 2020

Horoscope♉: 01/25/2020


A female visitor who might have a few problems might come to your door wanting advice and sympathy, Taurus. She could have some other news that could come as a shock to you. A crisis on the job might make it necessary for you or your partner to spend most of the time today away from home and family. This could be frustrating, particularly if you have to cancel your plans. Hang in there!: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: India Republic Day

Today’s Holiday:
India Republic Day

This holiday is an important national festival in India, celebrating the day in 1950 when India’s ties with Britain were severed and the country became a fully independent republic. The holiday is marked with parades and much celebration in all the state capitals, but the celebration in Delhi is especially grand. There is a mammoth parade with military units, floats from each state, dancers and musicians, and fly-overs. Independence Day on Aug. 15 is also a national holiday, but is observed chiefly with speech-making and none of the grandeur of Republic Day. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Paul Leonard Newman (1925)

Today’s Birthday:
Paul Leonard Newman (1925)

Newman was an American actor who captured the darker, less heroic aspects of his best-remembered roles, such as those in The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and The Sting. After eight nominations, he finally won an Academy Award for The Color of Money in 1986. In 1982, he launched his “Newman’s Own” line of food products, donating the profits to various charitable causes. Why was Newman once placed on Richard Nixon’s enemies list? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss Premieres (1911)

This Day in History:
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss Premieres (1911)

Still regularly performed, Der Rosenkavalier is one of the most acclaimed comic operas of Richard Strauss, the leading composer of romantic opera in the early 20th century. It is loosely based on the works of Molière and Louvet de Couvrai and tells the story of the shifting romantic attachments of four principal characters. Strauss, who often abandoned tonality to emphasize the humor or drama of a scene, composed Der Rosenkavalier in collaboration with what poet? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Ambrose Bierce

Quote of the Day:
Ambrose Bierce

Fiddle, n.: An instrument to tickle human ears by friction of a horse’s tail on the entrails of a cat. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Ostracism

Article of the Day:

In ancient Athens, ostracism was a method of temporarily banishing a public figure. Each year, the assembly took a preliminary vote to decide whether a vote of ostracism should be held. If a majority approved holding an ostracism, voters would put into an urn a piece of pottery—called an ostrakon—marked with the name of a person they wished to be ostracized. If at least 6,000 votes were cast, the person named on the most ostraka was exiled. How long did the exile last? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: a bit beyond (one’s) ken

Idiom of the Day:
a bit beyond (one’s) ken

Advanced beyond one’s ability to understand or make sense of the subject matter or task at hand. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: self-righteous

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Excessively or hypocritically pious.

Synonyms: holier-than-thou, pharisaic, sanctimonious, pietistic

Usage: My self-righteous neighbor Mary makes herself out to be a paragon of virtue and chastity, but I know that she has some dirty little secrets of her own.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Acuarelă (Minulescu) – Wikisource (in orasu-n care ploua de trei ori pe saptamana…)


de Ion Minulescu

Claudiei Millian

În orașu-n care plouă de trei ori pe săptămână
Orășenii, pe trotuare,
Merg ținându-se de mână,
Și-n orașu-n care plouă de trei ori pe săptămână,
De sub vechile umbrele, ce suspină
Și se-ndoaie,
Umede de-atâta ploaie,
Orășenii pe trotuare
Par păpuși automate, date jos din galantare.

În orașu-n care plouă de trei ori pe săptămână
Nu răsună pe trotuare
Decât pașii celor care merg ținându-se de mână,
În gând
Cadența picăturilor de ploaie,
Ce coboară din umbrele,
Din burlane
Și din cer
Cu puterea unui ser
Dătător de viață lentă,
Și absentă…

În orașu-n care plouă de trei ori pe săptămână
Un bătrân și o bătrână ―
Două jucării stricate ―
Merg ținându-se de mână…

Ion Minulescu Aquarela (in orasu-n care ploua de trei ori pe saptamana)

Ion Minulescu Aquarela (in orasu-n care ploua de trei ori pe saptamana)

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