Thursday, 26 January 2012

Bienvenue à notre trésor le petit cheri Olivier...26 janvier 2012 au Manoir Ville Marie

Le bonheur .....

Photo: Shahrzad Ghaffari 

Bonjour à notre petit cheri Olivier et ses supers maman et papa...
Nous fêtons ce soir avec beaucoup de bonheur l'arrivée de notre petit dragon chanceux (selon l'astronomie chinoise tous les garçons qui sont nés cette année vont baigner dans la bonne chance)...rassurez -vous que nous serions très proche tout le temps...nous vous aimons et avons très beaucoup, immensement hâte de vous voir trèssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss bientôt...
Portez-vous bien, on vous embrasse très forrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrt.
Mamie & Papi

Un cadeau de sagesse de la part du papa (Brodeaux, France) de Christophe (La pouvoirie Landriault) de Loupiac :'Serre Ton Bonhneur. Provoque Ta Chance. Va Vers Ton Risque...A Te Voir Faire Ils s'habitueront',

Maintenan, Olivier, notre petit fils regard le reste:

                              TU SERAS UN HOMME MON FILS........................................

Si tu peux voir détruit l'ouvrage de ta vie
Et sans dire un seul mot te mettre à rebâtir,
Ou, perdre d'un seul coup le gain de cent parties
Sans un geste et sans un soupir ;
Si tu peux être amant sans être fou d'amour,
Si tu peux être fort sans cesser d'être tendre
Et, te sentant haï sans haïr à ton tour,
Pourtant lutter et te défendre ;
Si tu peux supporter d'entendre tes paroles
Travesties par des gueux pour exciter des sots,
Et d'entendre mentir sur toi leur bouche folle,
Sans mentir toi-même d'un seul mot ;
Si tu peux rester digne en étant populaire,
Si tu peux rester peuple en conseillant les rois
Et si tu peux aimer tous tes amis en frère
Sans qu'aucun d'eux soit tout pour toi ;
Si tu sais méditer, observer et connaître
Sans jamais devenir sceptique ou destructeur ;
Rêver, mais sans laisser ton rêve être ton maître,
Penser sans n'être qu'un penseur ;
Si tu peux être dur sans jamais être en rage,
Si tu peux être brave et jamais imprudent,
Si tu sais être bon, si tu sais être sage
Sans être moral ni pédant ;
Si tu peux rencontrer Triomphe après Défaite
Et recevoir ces deux menteurs d'un même front,
Si tu peux conserver ton courage et ta tête
Quand tous les autres les perdront,
Alors, les Rois, les Dieux, la Chance et la Victoire
Seront à tout jamais tes esclaves soumis
Et, ce qui vaut mieux que les Rois et la Gloire,
                            Tu seras un Homme, mon fils.

Rudyard Kipling

Mamie & Papi, tonton Christophe, tata Shahrzad & tonton Bernard

Saturday, 21 January 2012

HAPPY 2012 Chinese New Year -The Year of the Dragon- Exceptionnal year for you my dear son Maziar and for all...

The Year of the Dragon

'I know how to tease Life and make both of us smile',  Maziar mon fils dragoon, Photo: Shahrzad Ghaffari, summer 2011

'I know how travel through Life with conviction', Maziar mon fils dragoon  Photo: Shahrzad Ghaffari, summer 2011

'I know how to Be Life travelling through Mind', Maziar mon fils dragoon,Photo: Shahrzad Ghaffari, summer 2011

HAPPY 2012 Chinese New Year 

Under the beautiful light of the Canadian sun rays on the yellow carpet of ancient Ginko leaves, 
connection of the Wisdom of the <60 Chinese fortune cookies> of the author Lew Yung
-chien, our Tai-chi Master to the beauty and benefits of the Ginko Biloba, the tree of the Chi-Kong Master Philip,

Scenario and arrangements by Deltra
Photo: Shahrzad  Ghaffari, NOV.2011, Westmount park

The first book Lew published besides helping me to understand the philosophy of the Art of Daoisme and Tai-Chi, also offered me a few techniques of relaxation that without it, it is impossible to have access to the dimensions where we want to reach while practicing Tai-chi, and it happens through Mind and is manifested only when we are relaxed...

The amazing photographs of this book are exemples of mastering the Art of photography through practicing the art of Tai-Chi... Tai-chi leads to the diffent levels/states of Mind where the beauty is the  Being... therefore, eternilizing the beauties by the Art of photography or any other forms of Arts......Lew often repeats,' Tai-chi is practiced all the time, 24 hours per day...'

Shahrzad Ghaffari, 22 JAN 2012

Lew Yung-Chien, Photo: Shahrzad Ghaffari, 2011

Master Lew you are a genius Artist and a good friend to me, while Canadian and  with Chinese origins, you live beyond the limits of time and space because you are an Artiste and because Chi has no borders...!?! 
Thank you for your generous contribution to the Arts, creativity and friendship...through your Wisdom & Heart...

My Inner Wisdom brought me to Lew who welcomed me, and later, thanks to the advice of  Philip whom Lew introduced to our group as one of the best Chi-Kong Masters in Montreal, I decided to continue the art of Tai-chi in regular basis every morning and adopt its discipline in order to release my tensions, relate my body to my Mind so using my creativity in Harmony with the whole...I am experimenting the Art of Being and how to manifest It through the Arts: photography, writing, dancing, singing...

HAPPY 2012 Chinese New Year 

To my Tai-Chi group, friends, all the people who have an admiring look on China and its amazing ancestral heritages ...
Thanks to Lew, Philip, Tammy, Carol & Eddy...and the wonderful Chinese guests of  our hotel Auberge Manoir Ville Marie  
wishing to you and to your families the best of all during 
the Chinese New Year 4710...
and for China and all the Chinese, the harmony in during the China's development...

Carol is a 'One of the Kind' Canadian Chinese treasure with whom I share a good friendship, who is full of beautiful energy of Life...she is practicing many different types of the Chinese Arts while she is also interested in Western Arts...

thanks Carol and Eddy for being here and sharing the best of your heritage and friendship..

Carol doing the Art of Fan in the park of Westmount,
Photos: Shahrzad Ghaffari, Spring 2011

Daily practice of Tai-chi under the guidance of Master Lew in Westmount park (8-9 a.m every day except week-ends and holidays)
Photos: Shahrzad Ghaffari, spring 2011

Our Tai-cgroup with Philippe the Chi-Kong  Master,
Photo: Shahrzad Ghaffari, summer 2011 at Westmount park 
Master Philippe is one of the most interesting caracteres of the Westmount park with whom I travel through different frequencies of Life...we share the love of  Nature ...he is a knowledgable friend with a great  sense of humor...he is whenever there is a Presence... 

Tammy & Deltra under the beautiful umberella Delta go from New York Art musium,
Photo: Shahrzad Ghaffari, summe 2011
Tammy you are such 
an exceptional friend and loving personne...we love you and are delighted to be able to continue doing Tai-chi when Master Lew is travelling...I always remember my initiations to Tai-chi 37 and 24 movements with you such a talented instructor, thank you for your generosity for sharing so skillfully your ancestral Arts with your friends...

Tammy leading our Tai-Chi group when Lew is travelling, Photo: Shahrzad Ghaffari, summe 2011

Deltra loves anything she is learning, and she is demonstrating the Art of Chinese Fan below with so much joy...
(All photos: Shahrzad Ghaffari, 2011)

And thanks to all our Tai-Chi group/friends/artistes who make the practice of Tai-chi possible for all of us, the union of the group makes this friendship and realization of Self possible...I appreciate our commitment with Freedom...I love you and wish us lots of fun and self-realization moments during every 24 hours Arts of Tai-chi...Chi-kong or any other forms of Arts which expresses Life and Harmony...

Sharing some fun after Tai-Chi, Spring 2011 Westmount Park (left to right: Deltra, Tammy, Carol, Sharon)
Photo: Shahrzad Ghaffari

HAPPY 2012 Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. The Chinese year 4710 begins on Jan. 23, 2012.
Chinese months are reckoned by the lunar calendar, with each month beginning on the darkest day. New Year festivities traditionally start on the first day of the month and continue until the fifteenth, when the moon is brightest. In China, people may take weeks of holiday from work to prepare for and celebrate the New Year.

Breathing Fire into the New Year

Legend has it that in ancient times, Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each one. He announced that the people born in each animal's year would have some of that animal's personality. Those born in dragon years are innovative, brave, and passionate. Salvador DaliJohn Lennon, and Mary-Louise Parker were all born in the year of the dragon.

Fireworks and Family Feasts

At Chinese New Year celebrations people wear red clothes, decorate with poems on red paper, and give children "lucky money" in red envelopes. Red symbolizes fire, which according to legend can drive away bad luck. The fireworks that shower the festivities are rooted in a similar ancient custom. Long ago, people in China lit bamboo stalks, believing that the crackling flames would frighten evil spirits.

The Lantern Festival

In China, the New Year is a time of family reunion. Family members gather at each other's homes for visits and shared meals, most significantly a feast on New Year's Eve. In the United States, however, many early Chinese immigrants arrived without their families, and found a sense of community through neighborhood associations instead. Today, many Chinese-American neighborhood associations host banquets and other New Year events.
The lantern festival is held on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month. Some of the lanterns may be works of art, painted with birds, animals, flowers, zodiac signs, and scenes from legend and history. People hang glowing lanterns in temples, and carry lanterns to an evening parade under the light of the full  moon.
In many areas the highlight of the lantern festival is the dragon dance. The dragon—which might stretch a hundred feet long—is typically made of silk, paper, and bamboo. Traditionally the dragon is held aloft by young men who dance as they guide the colorful beast through the streets. In the United States, where the New Year is celebrated with a shortened schedule, the dragon dance always takes place on a weekend. In addition, many Chinese-American communities have added American parade elements such as marching bands and floats.
Read more: Chinese New Year: 2012 —


Gift to my dear foster mother, exceptional June Laura Kenney...LIFE....INSPIRED BY BOTH SIDES NOW-JODI MITCHEL-21 JAN 2012

Both sides Now-I1, Shahrzad Ghaffari, JAN.21. 2012
Both sides Now-I2, Shahrzad Ghaffari, JAN.21. 2012
Both sides Now-I3, Shahrzad Ghaffari, JAN.21. 2012

I love this last version of 'Both Sides Now' that I discovered in my Singing classe...Jamilah was singing it wonderfuly thanks to you dear Ira who know how to make us sing the way it works for us...I may try to sing it...Jane sings it wonderfully, too. I may try this session Nana Mouskouri's and next session Both sides now!
Last year, when June Laura Kenny my wonderful foster mother had her strock and had lost her short term memory, I called and Dad Clifford Kenny passed Mom to me, right away I was inspired to gro on Youtube and find this song (I had listen to it for a few times the previous days) and asked Mom if she know the song and she said yes....when I ran this song, there was a big silence until it was finished...Mom  was singing the song with difficulties but I could hear all her emmontional releases through her brocken voice...Dad took the phone and thanked me and told me that the song released all the pressure and stress which were blocked in seemed that her tears were running generousely to give her some comfort...from then, I picked songs that I liked and it worked, she somehow started to trust again in her and so Dad and others...
It seems that the music memory is located somewhere that the strock cannot affect it...Since then, I decided to memorise my favorite songs....thanks to you Joni Mitchel with your amazing song 'Both sides now'

Here some information about the book Mom wrote about the time she was in Hollywood...

Fleeing the Fates of the Little Rascals

June Laura Kenney

I am a former 'Little Rascal,' circa 1934-1939, and was in a few other Hollywood 1930's films, but that wasn't the future I wanted. Instead I wanted the world of books, reading and writing and headed myself in that direction, later becoming a teacher for 36 years.

Along the way I was helped and loved by many blessed adults, and some of them were even famous and very noteworthy. I tell it all in my own book, 'Fleeing the Fates of the Little Rascals.'

Fleeing the Fates of the Little Rascals
 View, through the eyes of a child and teenager, the scene of growing up in the glamorous Hollywood of the 1930s and 1940s! During childhood, the author visited or auditioned at almost every major movie studio in Tinseltown. What was it like to work on the set of Hal Roach's Little Rascals? To be given a screen test with one of Hollywood's greatest directors? To be told "never again to call" the office of Columbia Pictures studio boss, Harry Cohn? To receive from one of the Marx Brothers, the gift of a camera? Author Laura June Kenny experienced all this and more. Her memoir provides a unique look at a Hollywood and a Southern California that is no more, and cannot be replaced. Born disadvantaged in the worst year of the Great Depression, her fate was to be discovered and to be loved by a disparate group of people who inspired her to reach for the "real stars," and thereby find her stardom. Filled with rare photos from the author's own collection, this is the story of a Hollywood moppet turned teacher, writer, public speaker, emcee, wife, mother, grandmother, and what she learned along the way!
To be followed...
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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TALBEAUX D'HIVER II-Shahrzad Ghaffari18 DEC. 2012

Une Fenêtre pas comme les autres, création d'Hiver, Photo: Shahrzad  Ghaffari, Serre de Westmount , 18.DDC.2012

Shahrzad est enchantée de votre visite et vous invite à partager votre art de sagesse,...

Bonjour aux Artistes et Artisans de la vie!!! C'est un grand plaisir de partager avec vous ma passion de vivre l'équilibre en harmonie avec la liberté grâce à la comprehension de ma place et la place de l'autrui dans cette univers...
Alros, je vous remercie pour être vous, pour votre générosité et l'ouverture, joignons à cette foire aux merveilles avec nos oeurves crées par la Passion et Tendresse pour la VIE...

Manoir Ville Marie, ce Cocoon de Paix pour beaucoup de clients réguliers qui y offrent leurs présences authentiques!!! Alors, dormir au Manoir Ville Marie est une expérience à la fois paisible et intéressante.

Participez au tirage d'un Certificat de Cadeau d'une nuit pour deux au Manoir Ville Marie':

Tous les deux mois, il vas avoir un tirage (le premier étant le pre,mier septembre 2011) et le nom du gagnant serait annoncé. sur ce weblog

*Racontez-moi un poème, une petite histoire de sagesse de maximum 500 mots, ou une photo, une peinture...

Je remerci mon très cher fils, Sépandat Stéphane (qui a le regardl très profond sur l'univers et ses êtres) pour m'avoir encourager (plutôt forcé) de faire ce blog en rapport avec mes amis Manoir Ville Marie.

Je remerci mon très cher fils, Maziar Marc (qui a le regard minutieux sur ll'univers et ses êtres) pour m'a aidé (plutôt forcer) d'avoir le courage d'apprendre comment faire ce weblog, toujours disponible pour sa mère, Maziar est un excellent guide et proffesseur.

Enfin, je remerci mon cher mari et compagnon de vie, Bahram Bernard pour m'encourage d'essayer de faire court et simple!!!

A cette étape de ma vie, je crois que la fiérté de l'être humain est dans sa Compréhension de l' cette Compréhension nous guide vers la Conscience qui se manifeste souvent par les Arts, La Créativiyé ou nos Actions. Où La Paix est présente, elle y est présente également.

. Les textes et photos publiés sur ce blog sont mes propres créations et comme tous les arts peuvent être naîfs maintenant et plus mature plutard!!! Vous allez avoir une part précieux dans mon évolution artistique par vos commentaires.

. Je jongle entre trois langues, alors, pardonnez mes erreurs et si vous souhaitez apporter des corrections, j'en serais ravie (envoyez-moi vos corrections et je les appliquerez) et je vous en serrais très reconnaissante.

... Au fur et à mesure que vous allez me connaitre à travers mon regard sur la VIE, l'univers et le monde..

Je vous aime et j'ai hâte de vous décourvir par votre ART...


About Me

J'ai toujours été ravie de mon prénom Shahrzad شهرزاد qui avait été choisi par ma chère mére, un être exceptionnel que j'appelle madar en persan. Quand j'ai appris que Shahrzad voulait dire:'Caractère Libre', j'ai sourri...quand j'ai lu l'histoire de Shahrzad, j'ai encore, quand j'ai appris que Shahrzad était dans la Perse antique la déesse de l'apprentissage (ou quelque chose similaire,à confirmer), j'ai me suis demandée comment ma mère savait que ce prénom allait tellement bien à sa fille Shahrzad!