Monday, April 25, 2016

Carroll's Journey: If I Could Dream

Everyone and everything is trying to get to someplace. Life is just one part of many stops in which we experience along the journey.

When I die, I don't know to where my next adventure will begin, but if I could choose, I think I would want to begin the next phase in the moment when I had my first play-date with my little nephew, Caden.

We played derby cars and it was a wonderful day. And after spending a few thousand years in that moment, I would then like to travel to when... I was a young boy myself and go back to when I was walking with my dog Pepper in the woods one day. Nothing exciting occurred that day, just a boy walking in the woods with his dog. It was just simply a beautiful day. I don't know why I remember that day, or why i dream of it from time to time in my sleep, but it was a great moment of peace for me.

After spending a couple hundred years in that moment, i would then go to a day when I was sitting on the couch and watching a show on TV. My mother walked into the room and handed me a cup of vanilla pudding she had just made. She sat down on the couch with me with her own cup of pudding and she and I watched TV together and eating our pudding. I can't remember the show we watched, but that aint the point. I just remember watching Tv and eating pudding with her and thinking how much I loved my mother. And I would like to stay in that moment for a few hundred years.

After that, I would like to soar through the universe and see all of the amazing sights it has to offer. Maybe live inside a nebula for a few thousand years. That would be nice.

I don't know where the journey continues after this, or maybe I do, but one thing is for sure - I hope there isn't as much pain in the next life as there is in this one.

A man can dream, can't he?





Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Kim Kimmy - By Carroll Bryant

KIM KIMMY - By Carroll Bryant



Kim Kimmy
I was feeling a little bit down
Kim Kimmy
Sorting through memories until I had found
All the good times I spent with you
In the hot nights of summer
Your husband never knew 

Kim Kimmy
You stood about five feet seven
Kim Kimmy
Your perfect little body was my piece of heaven
For the sake of letting me in 
We escaped to our little island of sin 
Nobody even tried to figure it out 

And the earth moved
The sky fell apart
Two children of fate making out in the dark
And the music played on the radio station and then
Two people trying to solve mysteries - again

Kim Kimmy
I was only trying to look back
Kim Kimmy
My heart went off into another attack
Of all of the days that I need a kiss
Why does it always happen in a moment like this?
A family reunion of every emotion inside

And the earth moved
The sky fell apart
Two children of fate making out in the dark
And the music played on the radio station and then
Two people trying to solve mysteries - again 

We were baptized by the night 
Lurking undercover out in plain sight 
Never again, you said, to fall in love 

Kim Kimmy
I was feeling a little bit down
Kim Kimmy
Sorting through the memories until I had found you

And the earth moved
The sky fell apart
Two children of fate making out in the dark
And the music played on the radio station and then

And the earth moved
The sky fell apart
Two children of fate making out in the dark
And the music played on the radio station and then
Two people trying to solve mysteries - again 

Two people passing themselves off in the daylight as friends

Kim Kimmy
Kim Kimmy
Kim Kimmy
I'm doing it all over again








Friday, April 15, 2016

Flag Of South Korea

The flag of South Korea, also known as the Taegukgi (also spelled as Taegeukgi, literally "Taeguk flag"). It has three parts: a white rectangular background, a red and blue Taeguk in the center that symbolize a balance, and four black trigrams, which are selected from the original eight, on each corner of the flag.

The flag's background is white, which is a traditional Korean color, common to the daily attire of 19th century Koreans and the color is also use for a traditional Korean wear (hanbok). It represents peace and purity. The circle in the middle is derived from the philosophy of yin and yang and represents the balance of the universe. The blue section represents the negative cosmic forces, and the red section represents the opposing positive cosmic forces. The trigrams together represent the principle of movement and harmony.






  The lack of the national flag only became an issue in 1876, in the Joseon Dynasty. Before 1876, a national flag did not exist and it was not considered important. The issue began during the negotiations for the Japan–Korea Treaty of 1876. Although the delegate of the Empire of Japan had the Japanese national flag, the Joseon Dynasty could not hang a corresponding flag. Thus, there were some proposals to create a flag, but the issue was considered unimportant by the government. At 1880, the proliferation of foreign negotiations led to a need for the national flag. The most major proposal was described in the ‘Korea Strategy’ papers written by the Chinese delegate Huang Zunxian. The proposal was to incorporate the Flag of the Qing Dynasty for the Joseon Dynasty. In response to the proposal, the government sent the delegate of Lee Young-Sook to explore the possibility of the issue through the politician Li Hongzhang. Li Hongzhang agreed with some parts of the proposal, but proposed that some other factors should be differed. The Qing Dynasty agreed with Li Hongzhang, but it is unknown how far the Joseon government explored this proposal.

The issue was then shelved but reemerged with the ratification of the United States–Korea Treaty of 1882. The controversy arose after the delegate Lee Eung-Jun presented a flag similar to the flag of Japan to the Chinese official Ma Jianzhong. In response to the discussion, Ma Jianzhong argued against the proposed idea of using the flag of the Qing Dynasty and proposed a flag with a white background, with a half-red and half-black circle in the center, with eight black bars around the flag On August 22, 1882, Park Yeong-hyo created a scale model of the Taegukgi to the Joseon government. Park Yeong-hyo became the first person to use the Taegukgi in the Empire of Japan in 1882. On January 27, 1883, the Joseon government officially promulgated Taegukgi to be used as the official national flag.

Before the division of Korea, a flag similar to the current South Korean flag was used for the entire country. However, after the division, two flags started to be used, the flag of South Korea and the flag of North Korea. The current South Korean flag was declared official by the government of South Korea on October 15, 1949 although it had been used as the de facto national flag before then.

 In October 1997, the exact colors of the flag were specified via presidential decree.





Source: Wikipedia 

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