Worth Watching_the "Black Irish" movie? You Betcha! Although,the box office $$ in the USA showed little of nothing to be made in profits in 2007_this movie could be any family's story,Irish or Not!
And,on another note regarding "Black Irish"...You may recall reading in my October 21,2011 Post about_"Complexion Solutions:Arsenic Wafers & Bird Poop"_
Well,I'm adding another "complexion solution"_the use of Irish peat an age old Irish tradition for facials.Take a look:
Peat has excellent moisture- retaining qualities which improves skin elasticity. When peat is applied to the skin, it penetrates partially between the epidermis cells of the skin. An exchange reaction of ions is produced when the binding process with albumin in the skin occurs. The harmful positive ions in the skin tissues are exchanged for the rejuvenating negative ions in the moor peat. These particles are captured by the blood vessels in the system, carried throughout the body to help healing. The rejuvenating benefits can be attributed to the abundance of essential oils, fatty acids and lipids. These penetrate into the skin re-establishing the skin's natural pH balance. Read more and purchase via this site:
Or take a look at what a thousand year old face looks like here: http://beaut.ie/blog/2010/og-ireland-peat-beauty-range-100-natural-and-100-irish/
I'VE DECIDED THAT I NEED THIS PRODUCT & WILL PURCHASE IT REGARDLESS OF MY GOOD GENES & RICH SUPPLY OF MELANIN! Don't judge me,just trying to hold on to what I've got!
***BEWARE OF SCARING YOUNG CHILDREN IN YOUR HOME WITH THIS BEAUTY REGIMEN***
Now,another subject of today's Blog was an interesting tidbit of knowledge I learned while watching the TV show_"The Amazing Race".One of the challenges while on the leg to Paraguay was to properly string a HARP!Who knew_as the Announcer said_"The Harp is the National Instrument of Paraguay".
My thoughts on all things Harp relate to IRELAND.But ,NO!! After digging a little deeper,the Harp is the national instrument of not only Ireland,Paraguay but Wales,Israel, Burma,Ukraine, Peru(to a lesser degree) and Greece's lyre(a second cousin to the Harp). Which is funny because in planning my upcoming "Greek Goddess Birthday Party" in May_I've contacted the Harpist that played at my "Garden Birthday Party" accompanied by my nephew on Cello a couple years back to provide the Music.My friends and I will dress in togas while lounging around the pool with Harp music playing,eating Grapes & maybe a Greek bronze-bodied,scantily-clad Greek Male God may show up ...can't wait!!!!
The Paraguayan Harp was redesigned using tropical woods and other features.Paraguayan Harpist taught future generations via oral lessons,singing the lyrics in the language of the guarani. New techniques were developed moving away from classical traditions.Nails,instead of fingertips,were used to pluck the strings.Frontline World did an excellent story on Paraguay_Sounds of Hope..at 9:35m listen to the children Harpist play their traditional music:
Compare that style to one of my favorites_Loreena McKennitt_"Lady of Shalott".
Black Facials,Black Irish,Harps of The World_now that's probably something you never thought about..chalk it up as something you learned TODAY! Hope you enjoyed the journey....I did!
So,I'll end this Blog with some most beautiful pictures of "Harp's Around the World".
***A Little Irish Humor***
Lassi says "Paddy we've been married along time. You're good lookin and I think you've slept with alotta women. I won't be mad but I would like to know how many if any. Paddy says. My lovely Lass you should know I never slept with anyone but you my Darlin. All the rest I was awake!!!!!