Take the Lead

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Take the Lead (2006), is the real story of a dance teacher who wants to help a group of students who are currently in detention. They live with ghetto problems like gangs, drugs, domestic violence. The system gave up on them, but their dance teacher did not.

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You, Me & Us

One day at the market a lady who was selling apples had two piles of them. In the beginning, it seems strange to see how the same apples, coming from the same apple tree are categorised into two piles: small and big apples. Then thinking, it is normal for it is what we do with ourselves. We are categorised as poor and rich, small and high in jobs and money. Actually, it is the way we have been separated in you, me and the rest of the world. 

Living in a world where everything is lead by ego, we have also been separated by the colour of the skin, sex, religion. However,

Strength lies in differences, not in similarities” 

Stephen R. Covey


Look around you. We call some flowers crocus or tulips, roses or lilies. Even if they do not have the same colour, size, shape, they do grow in the same way and in the same garden – Earth. They are different and we love them as they are. What about us?

Why do you have to make war for someone else’s religion? Why should we make people feeling bad for they are not like me, like you?

WE need to accept ourselves as we all are – Human Beings not robots. Nobody should believe what I believe for I do not believe what you believe. We all have different experiences and different perceptions so we cannot think in the same way. It does not mean we cannot respect each other.


I have worked with people coming from different parts of the world: from the USA, Asia, Australia, Europe, Nigeria, China, Philippines and Japan. They all laugh and love life as you & I do. 

I have worked with lesbian and gay, with Christian, Catholic & Muslim people. They all laugh and love life as You & I do. 

I learned things from each of them. I have seen pleasure for life in Italians, honesty of Germans, politeness of English people, pleasure for music & dance of Nigerian people; respect of Muslim people, gays’ love, Indian people’s love for colours. I have learned holistic methods from Thailand’s people, respect for Chineses, the beauty of the Japanese. It is said that Nordic people are cold but they are as warm as you and I do. Each of us is a flower of different sizes, shapes and colours in the garden of the Earth. Each of us is a drop of Humanity Ocean.


We respected and helped each other in varied ways no matter that I needed or they needed help. So, why using differences for hate & war? I only can say – WE ARE ALL THE SAME. We all live, Love, have wishes and desires.

Recognize yourself in he and she who are not like you and me.

Carlos Fuentes

We all are different and this can be seen in the colour of the skin, sex, religion, but that is the beauty of our diversity, the beauty of our Mother Earth. Moreover, all our differences create the beauty of our world.

I cannot be like you, you cannot be like me. Yet, WE ARE ALL THE SAME. There is not about you, me and others. All is about Us.



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Flowers of Autumn 1

In my garden

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Your Time

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.

Charles Darwin

Time is too long, when you wait for others to do something for you. When waiting for others to do what you don’t like doing. Time becomes your enemy, when you are waiting for a future that you do not know if you will live it.

Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.

Coco Chanel

Time is too short when you live every moment, you do what you love. Time becomes your friend when you offer what you have with all your heart.

Therefore, when loving, time can be short and still represents eternity.

Time is too short for those waiting,
Too fast for those who are afraid,
Too long for those who wail,
Too short for those who praise him.
But for those who love, time is eternity.

Henry van Dyke

You choose how to live your time here and now! Too long or too short? Is time your friend or your enemy?

How is your time?

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