The place of lost hearts

The place of lost hearts

This is a nebula published in APOD, called IC 1805.
But if you thought that somewhere in the heart could be found destitute of love, is this would be good to explore.
Simpre surprising nature. It is clear, which we feel, that’s how we see it.
But if I were an unlucky in love, grateful that my heart was there.

The place of lost hearts

Face Catch: love, hate, war, passion … just small words

Small words

The fixed eyes look at a star?
Appendices sensitive to light, or perhaps antennas,
distant and anonymous friends of eternal night.
Some around here, maybe other planets.
But we all share the same small words.

Carlos.

The distinguished
The distinguished
Memories from the future
Memories from the future
Eyes never get old
Eyes never get old
Our third meeting
Our third meeting
Angels and Demons
Angels and Demons
Visible dreams
Visible dreams
About smiling eyes :)
About smiling eyes 🙂

All of the photographs belong to Roberta Tancredi

3 ways to lift your libido

I always feel a bit sad when I hear people (mainly women in long term relationships with children ) say they have lost their libido, they just don’t feel like sex anymore. In most cases, after some discussion it becomes apparent that they are only speaking about the act of sex itself and are completely disregarding the pure joy of intimacy which I truly believe is one of the most emotionally satsfying things we as humans can be a part of.

I am not for one minute saying that this is easy to achieve and maintain nor am I suggesting that is is a one sided problem because it isn’t. What I’m saying is that I believe it’s important to address issues of sex and intimacy in long term relationships as soon as there’s a problem. Both couples in any long term relationship NEED to experience intimacy. If you don’t have sex, fine, that’s a different thing all together but intimacy is a must, that is what makes your relationship with each other special AND it is also meets a basic human need – to love and feel loved. The good news is that what will probably happen if you make time for intimacy is that you will have more sex and not just more frequently but more enjoyable. Not a bad result for investing a bit of time for a cuddle!

1.Exercise. Everyday. Go for a walk, ride your bike, go to an exercise class, take up yoga, swim, jog, play badminton, tennis, touch footy, squash, horse riding, triathlons…anything, just do something physical each day.

2.Eat Well. Eating junk food will not make you feel like taking your clothes off and sharing yourselfwith someone. It will make you feel like lying on the couch eating more junk and watching a movie about someone who is taking their clothes off and sharing themselves with someone. Eat healthy, fresh & light and your frisky side will soon wake up.

3.Think good things. The way you think about yourself determines how other people think of you. ie. If you don’t think you are appealing don’t expect anyone else to think you’re appealing, except perhaps for those who think they’re also unappealing which won’t make for a healthy and strong relationship. If you think negatively about yourself it is essential that you take steps to shift this around because self confidence is the most important part of sexuality.

There are professionals who deal with sexual disfunction if that’s an issue but I highly recommend you start with the above. At the very least you’ll feel healthier and happier than you do today and at the very best you’ll be enjoying the most satisfying time of your intimate life. I wish all three things for you.

China: An Incredible Love Story

The 70-years old Chinese man who hand-carved over 6,000 stairs up a mountain for his 80-years old wife has passed away in the cave which has been the couple’s home for the last 50 years.

Over 50 years ago, Liu Guojiang a 19 years old boy, fell in love with a 29 years old widowed mother named Xu Chaoqin…

In a twist worthy of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, friends and relatives criticized the relationship because of the age difference and the fact that Xu already had children.

At that time, it was totally unacceptable and immoral for a young man to love an older woman. To avoid the market gossip and the scorn of their communities, the couple decided to elope and lived in a cave in Jiangjin County in Southern ChongQing Municipality.

Life was harsh in the beginning as they had nothing; no electricity or even food. They had to eat grass and roots they found in the mountain. Liu made kerosene lamp that they used to light up their lives.

Xu felt that she had tied Liu down and repeatedly asked him, ‘Are you regretful?’
Liu always replied, ‘As long as we are industrious, life will improve.
In the second year of living in the mountain, Liu begin and continued for over 50 years to hand-carve the steps so that his wife could get down the mountain easily.

Half a century laser in 2001, a group of adventures were exploring the forest and were surprised to find the elderly couple and the over 6,000 hand-carved steps.

One of their seven children said, ‘My parents loved each other so much, they have lived in seclusion for over 50 years and never been apart a single day. My dad carved these steps over the years for my mum’s convenience, although she doesn’t go down the mountain that much.

The couple had lived in peace for over 50 years until one fine day; Liu who is now 72 years old returned from his daily farm work and collapsed. Xu sat and prayed as he passed away in her arms. So in love with Xu, was Liu that no one was able to release the grip he had on his wife’s hand even after he had passed away.

‘You promised me you’ll take care of me, you’ll always be with me until the day I died, now you left before me, how am I going to live without you?’

Xu spent days softly repeating this sentence and touching her husband’s black coffin with tears rolling down her cheeks.

In 2006, their story became one of the top 10 love stories from China by the Chinese Woman Weekly. The local government has decided to preserve the love ladder and the place they lived as a museum so that the love story can live forever.