I hope these things cheer you up or make you smile. They certainly made my day better when I found them.
Bulgaria’s Kooky Kukeri Festival
Each year, people across Bulgaria gather in Blagoevgrad to partake in the annual Kukeri Festival. Draped in elaborate costumes made from long goat hair, participants dance away the evil through a procession involving the ringing of bells. Dancers wear carved wooden masks that depict the faces of beasts and jump in a centuries-old ritual intended to drive away evil spirits. Desislava Ilieva started attending festivals as a child and now continues to uphold her family’s tradition by wearing costumes handmade by her father.
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Yutaka Hirose - Soundscape 2: Nova (1986) FULL ALBUM
A beautiful slice of an Amethyst stalactite known as a ”flower” from Uruguay!
An electrifying sky in Tokyo before a typhoon
Imagine seeing this as you exit out of the Tokyo subway…
A guided meditation to try while eating a piece of fruit
Courtesy of the always amazing Plum Village
Jeremy Soule’s majestic and calming ambient music for reflecting on the harvest
A CT Scan reveals that an ancient mummified monk is forever at rest inside of a buddha statue
These dogs being pulled along in some tyres in the snow
If this exists in the world. Everything is going to be OK.
Beautiful Delft tiles featuring the names of animals in Norfolk dialect by Paul Bommer
Toshi Yoshida ( Japanese, 1911 – 1995 ) – Autumn In Hakone (1954)
What do you think of this week’s offerings? I hope you enjoyed them.