01/22/23 – Tourist

CURRENT EVENTS

Tourist

A tourist visited a Sufi. He was astonished to see that the Sufi’s home was a simple room. The only furniture was a mat and a kerosene lamp.

Tourist: “Sufi where is your furniture?”
Sufi: “Where is yours?”
Tourist: “Mine? But I’m only a tourist here.”
Sufi: “So am I!”

~ RUMI

BOOK OF THE WEEK

I think this is a very worthwhile book to read and it may challenge some of your beliefs. 

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

By Neil DeGrasse Tyson

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. (Source: Goodreads)

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

I saw this film a long time ago and just finished watching it again–still as funny as ever, perhaps more so if you are a Star Trek fan. 

Galaxy Quest (1999)

Galaxy Quest is a 1999 American  parody of and homage to science-fiction films and series, especially Star Trek and its fandom. 

The film depicts the cast of a fictional cult television series, Galaxy Quest, who is drawn into a real interstellar conflict by actual aliens who think the series is an accurate documentary.

It stars Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, and Daryl Mitchell.

Galaxy Quest eventually achieved cult status, especially from Star Trek fans for its affectionate parody, but also from more mainstream audiences as a comedy film in its own right.

Several Star Trek cast and crew members praised the film. It was included in Reader’s Digests list of the Top 100+ Funniest Movies of All Time in 2012, and Star Trek fans voted it the seventh best Star Trek film of all time in 2013.

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

The choreography and hand motions make this performance so interesting to watch.

 The Book of Love (1957)

By The Monotones

The Song’s Background

Lead singer Charles Patrick heard a Pepsodent toothpaste commercial with the line “you’ll wonder where the yellow went”/ “when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent”, which inspired him to come up with, “I wonder, wonder, wonder who, who wrote the book of love”. He worked it up into a song with Davis and Malone. The “boom” part of the song was a result of a kid kicking a ball against the garage while they were rehearsing. It sounded good, so they added it to the song.

ART  OF THE WEEK

The Artist and His Art

EXTRAORDINARY PERSON  OF THE WEEK

Rumi

Rumi as depicted by Iranian artist Hossein Behzad (1957)

Rumi (30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian poet, Islamic scholar, theologian and Sufi mystic originally from Greater Iran.

His poems have been widely translated into many of the world’s languages and transposed into various formats. Rumi has been described as the “most popular poet” and the “best selling poet” in the United States

JOKE OF THE WEEK

PHYSICAL TRAITS

When it comes to quick fixes,

this is the only one that actually works.

It took time for you to get into the shape you are in, so it will take time for you to make a change. Take pleasure in small incremental improvements and you will get to where you want to be.

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS

LEARNING TRAITS

MISCELLANEOUS

In case you are wondering when is the right time to do something,

perhaps this watch will help.

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