Phoenix Awakened


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It’s a beautiful day in the Keys

Almost May

I’m not wasting my brain
Thinking about You

Mundane Things

Phone numbers changed

It’s taken me some time
To delete you from my mind

There’s No Recycle on my horizon
No more forgiveness in my heart for you

The Drama in my journey is over

The Phoenix Awakened

© Cynthia Martz 2013

https://myspace.com/gypsy/music/song/the-phoenix-26863546-26664731

Listen to the PHOENIX song

Dance like nobody’s watching;
Love like you’ve never been hurt.
Sing like nobody’s listening
Live like it’s heaven on earth.

         ~Mark Twain~

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Spirit Travelers


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….The look on my Dad’s face was stern and perplexed. My Mother had that half-smile with the bluest twinkle in her eyes.

It was mid morning. My younger sister and I had moved to New York City that summer. We had rented a small ground level apartment next to a bakery. The windows were covered in wrought iron. The ceilings were like those in a church and the huge skylights let the bright morning light shine into our realm; much to our dismay on a morning such as this.

Edie and I had went out the night previous. New York City Nights…We brought late night “Party Till” persons back to our place. The beds had been used but not for sleeping.

Going to sleep was not an option; as the parents were coming in on the morning train. Morning had already begun, as I sit on my bum in the loo contemplating the day ahead.

As I read some old news from our news rack, I heard Edie say “Do you think we could go BY a grocery and stock up on their favorites including Mom’s biscuits and dad’s sausage he loved”

This made me laugh hysterically and I replied “ Do you really think we can afford to BUY a grocery”

She did not seem as amused as I was.

The windows had all  been opened. Our over night guests vacated our castle just a few hours before. We didn’t want any lingering odors of smoke, burnt pizza or  other contraband greeting the folks bright and early.

My legs were numb. I had sat too long in the loo. The curtain to the window was blowing slightly. I could hear the street sounds and smell the bread already in the ovens. The morning rush of city dwellers and out of city subbers had begun.

That’s when I noticed Mom and Dad standing outside the window.

They had arrived earlier then we expected.

“A true spirit visitation dream supports the notion that a loved one is never far away, guiding and contributing to the life of the dreamer. It eases the longing for re-connection and inspires faith in an afterlife. Guiding souls are not on a spiritual platform above us looking down but are invisibly amongst us blessing us daily with their love and offering a helping hand.”

Quote above from unknown source.

The Drowning


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The water was turbulent
The color of ink
Murky and foreboding

I prayed for time

I jumped into the fray

Searching
My arms and legs moved quickly like tentacles
Hoping for a connection

I sensed her

Reaching

I held her

She panicked and flung herself from my grasp

I felt her

Slide past, descending into her watery grave of a dreamless rest

© Cynthia Martz 2013
4/27/13

Wishing You Well


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I am making healthy smoothie drinks and using different recipes.

Cactus, it is hard to find or outrageously expensive so I use aloe vera juice.

Luckily here in Key West Aloe grows all over the island.

I decided to do my own investigating into the various cactus drinks where the juice can be a main ingredient of smoothies.

I found this great article.

“The primary active ingredient in Nopalea is the juice derived from the fruit of the Nopalea cactus. Juice from the fruits of the Nopal cactus contains high levels of  Beletains, or plant pigments that are known to be excellent antioxidants. This juice also contains high levels of essential amino acids, B vitamins and bioactive phytonutrients. Nopalea juice is also sweetened with agave nectar and other natural supplements.”

It is grown in the mountainous regions of Mexico.

Key West is known for it also.

Copyright ©2013 Cynthia Martz
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Copyright ©2013 Cynthia Martz

Source:

http://theadvantagesofdrinkingjuice.wordpress.com/2012/10/30/nopalea-juice-everything-you-need-to-know/

The recipe:

Aloe Vera juice

Fresh Grated Ginger

Fresh Cinnamon

Fresh Spinach leaves

Fresh fruit (banana, the darker the better, strawberries, fresh pineapple, blueberries)

Sounds so good.

More information on the benefits of Nopalea

In a smoothie. Add some bananas, some ice and blend for a cool, refreshing, healthy shake. You can also mix up with some other fresh, seasonal fruit, such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries or even peaches. Whatever flavors you like will only add to the delicious mix of flavors.

As with anything  that is good for you it doesn’t come cheap.

I did find the capsules which can be used also.

http://www.naturalhomecures.mybigcommerce.com/freeze-dried-nopal-cactus-500mg-120-capsules/

World’s Away~Cirque du Soleil


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OMG, the best $5 I have spent in some time. It was on Pay On Demand UVERSE  TV, I would love to see it LIVE.

Amazing in 3-D doesn’t even begin to describe it.

I used to love The Barnum and Bailey Circus, my dad always took me to that.

I loved the flying trapeze and this was extraordinaire. The flying, the music, the contortionists.

It was a bit of every show mixed into one. I am going to check out the soundtrack now.

All the music was great but I especially enjoyed this list:

–The Beatles LOVE–
Blackbird – Composed by John Lennon / Paul McCartney

Octopus’s Garden – Composed by Richard Starkey

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds – Composed by John Lennon / Paul McCartney

Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! – Composed by John Lennon / Paul McCartney

Get Back – Composed by John Lennon / Paul McCartney

While My Guitar Gently Weeps – Written by George Harrison

All You Need Is Love – Composed by John Lennon / Paul McCartney

Worlds Away

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Under the Bigtop

“O” — “Water represents both life and the unconscious, the dream state and illusion because of its reflection,” says Pierre Parisian, Cirque du Soleil senior artistic director. “It’s sort of the unseen realm of spirits, of ghosts, and the flying boat is like The Flying Dutchman. They are trying to lure Mia aboard but she won’t go.” It is the first tent Mia visits after she falls into an alternate desert wasteland populated by six big tops, “six kinds of  limbo,” says Linz.

— To Adamson KÀ was about spectacle, with a stage a quarter of the size of a football field that lifts vertically, spins around and changes. “What I wanted to capture wasn’t just the act and the performers but the ingenuity. Part of what Cirque du Soleil does so well is combine art and technology and present you with this completely different imagery you’ve never seen before.”

MYSTÈRE — “Mystère is highly acrobatic, the most acrobatic show we have,” says James Hadley, Cirque du Soleil‘s senior artistic director for resident shows in North America. It is also the longest running Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas. Hanging from a cube in mid-air, an aerialist performs a ballet with seemingly effortless maneuvers, foreshadowing what is to come for the star-crossed lovers.

VIVA ELVIS — In the film, a mysterious self-propelled tricycle leads Mia to the Viva ELVIS tent, where performers dressed as super heroes fly off trampolines to the music of Elvis.

CRISS ANGEL BELIEVE — Mia travels through six Cirque du Soleil tents that occupy a limbo state between life and death in search of love lost. The seventh element is not a tent but Cirque du Soleil‘s very own peculiar White Rabbit, a dancing disembodied bunny head from CRISS ANGEL Believe, who makes a timely appearance, beckoning her to follow.

ZUMANITY — “The act that we’re using from Zumanity is very small and contained, but it fits thematically well where we’ve placed it,” says Adamson. What first appears to be water on the moon transforms into a water-filled glass container from which a seductive contortionist entices the Aerialist to join her.

THE BEATLES LOVE — The act built around the song Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite is “a circus-based theme,” says Adamson, “so it tied us back into the beginning of our opening circus.” Hadley adds, “Actually Mr. Kite, of all the acts that we filmed, probably has the biggest number of artists in one-act.”

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The Lady or The Tiger


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© Cynthia Martz 2013

Remember the tale “The Lady or the Tiger?” As it ends, the hero is standing before two identical doors: one conceals a beautiful maiden; the other, a ferocious tiger. The hero must open one of these doors—the choice is his—but he has no way of knowing which will bring forth the lady and which will release the tiger.

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Green Tea Blues


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I just woke from an afternoon nap where I was jumping into trains filled with food.

Just before napping I was writing in my food intake journal. I write down everything I eat during the day. Eating very healthy, no snacks, no soda’s, no bread, lots of fruit and fresh veggies.

I have lost, are you ready? One pound!!!!

I went to pour myself a glass of the fresh green tea concoction I made yesterday.

I did not have my glasses on. I was so thirsty.

I poured my glass, added ice and took a huge swallow.

I nearly choked not comprehending why it tastes so horrible.

I reached into the fridge to get the full gallon out. Just before I poured it down the drain I tasted it.

It was wonderful.

That’s when the realization hit me that the glass I had poured the tea into the first time had about 3/4 of sea salt in it that I had been using for my cold with my Netipot.

Tea and sea salt is not a good taste sensation.

Recipe for Iced Green Tea Concentrate

4 Large Iced Tea sized Green tea bags (Bigelow)

or

7-8 Regular sized

3  Teabags of Moroccan Mint Tea (Bigelow)

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1/4 cup Real Lemon juice

1 cup sugar

Several tsp. of wild honey

Bring the water to full boil in a filled quart size pan

Turn Off the heat

Place teabags for 5-7 minutes with lid on (Longer makes it bitter)

Remove teabags

Add lemon, sugar and honey.

Stir well

Combine with water to fill a gallon container.

Ice and Enjoy!