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“Life ,even in the coldest places, can hold  the warmest hearts together and make them shine”

Young and determined, dreamy and ambitious, Zahra Akbarmolei went to north Iran where nature inspired her the most and came back with those beautiful shots to share with us.

Being positive and creative, Zahra could see warmth and light in the coldest of places. Beautiful job Zahra, keep it up 🙂

Camille Seaman_Iceberg

Camille Seaman: Haunting photos of polar ice (see link)

I was watching this beautiful presentation last night and would like to share it with you. I just love the way photographer Camille Seaman talks about and interprets icebergs. It is so inspiring, creative, and beautiful!

Enjoy!

After her beautiful painting, Saba Tavakoli would like to share with us today a story of a feeling that she experienced and believes a lot of us did too. Saba also put together a picture that best describes that feeling, but she says that it is not so much about the photo, but more about the story behind it.

Enjoy!

“Today I heard news that I probably should’ve been happy about, but it left my stomach feeling heavy and my head feeling sick.

You know that kind of rage that stirs inside you and you fight back little stinging tears, and your hands shake as your mind screams that you’re not happy about it. It is actually terrible news to you, and it makes you angry. And it isn’t because of the direct situation at all; it is people’s reaction to it and you wish people “could’ve been that way to you too”. But they’re not, and instead they say anything to put you down and knock you back. And what do they gain from it; nothing but a false sense of security. No matter how many birthday cards you send them, no matter how many sentimental gifts you buy them or how many meals you cook for them, you will never be good enough. And I’m reaching the point where I’m giving up and it feels so good to be free and start letting go of someone who hurts my feelings so much. My main point really is just letting other people who feel this way know that they are not alone either. It’s about spreading hope and happiness to people who need it. Just cheer up and I quote “Don’t make those a priority, if to them you are just an option.””

Picture taken by Jennifer of her guitar

“Music’s the Medicine of my Mind!” When I read this on the wall of 14-year-old Lebanese Jennifer Al Ghoul I felt curious, happy and proud… Whether quoting John Logan or saying this from the heart, Jenny expressed her feelings, thoughts, and appreciation of music in the best way she could. Being a guitar player, and constantly trying to compose her own music, Jenny seeks comfort, consolation, inspiration and joy in music.

The great attachment of this young generation to music in general is impressive, but do all young people truly appreciate real music, and try to understand and interpret it? It is true that music has a special significance to each and every person, but does this generation have a proper musical education and culture? Do youngsters take advantage of the benefits of “real” music?

Research has shown that children that are actively involved with music have better academic results, their concentration ability is much better, their body control is stronger and their self-esteem is considerably higher.

Among many other functions, Music is a mood regulator, spirit uplifter, creativity booster and a great healer. Music is indeed the medicine of our mind…

Check out the contribution of 13-year-old Korean Jisoo Kim! With whatever was available for her, she did her best to share with us her own interpretation of “We Can Do It” poster.

Good job Jisoo, You could do it 😉

Here’s another contribution of Nada Al Dash. I personally liked a lot how her hand and the camera show in the iris! Nice Shot Nada 🙂

Let’s check together what Nada has to say about it.

“This is a picture called “The secret eye”. It is a picture I took of my eye. I took it because behind those eyes is a girl full of secrets. Behind those eyes lie all my hopes, dreams, and reality. Eyes always have a story to tell and this is mine. I am who I am! I love it, I am living it, and I have been dreaming about it. This is me, but who are you? Take a picture of your eye and you will discover many things about yourself you haven’t known yet….. Good Luck! :)”

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28485829@N07/sets/72157626541123619/ (Please check link for more pictures.)

Weaam Magdy Alaidi, a 13-year-old ambitious and passionate Egyptian young lady, is sharing with us today one of her African Adventures. Weaam was wowed and inspired by the beauty of Kenya, as well as by its diversity, culture and nature. Those are some of the memories she holds dear to her heart.


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