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What is a Leap Year?

Note: This video answers the question I raised here, through “Actually, the moment of Earth’s revolution (the spin around the Sun) lasts 365 days, 6 hours, 9 minutes and 9 seconds. The reason why terrans gave the calendaristic year a round number is of practical nature. Still, from the same practical reasons, because of those six additional hours, the day of 29 february is added. I don’t know where the 9 minutes and 9 seconds go….: every 100 years, the first year of the new century (ex: 1800, 1900, 2000, 2100), despite being a leap year, doesn’t receive an additional day in February (the 29th day).

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Is Pluto a planet?

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An Old Man’s in the park inspiration. A lesson of creativity, in a day for inventivity

An old man sits on a bench in the park. He is still. After observing that he didn’t move for some minutes, standing with his head looking down, a lady comes and asks him:

 

– Mister, what are you looking at with such concentration?

– At the twittering dove as they eat bread crumbs.

– But…. why?

– It inspires me.

 

The lady doesn’t understand the answer and goes away. Hours pass and afternoon comes. Seeing the old man still for a quarter of hour, with his head looking up, a child comes and asks him:

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Shreds of Time

"Clock time" by Salvador Dali

Time… why does it have to move always forward, never behind? We never have enough ot it lately: I don’t know when we progressed into a world of speed, but just as we made this jump, everything began to move faster: information, cars, people, even the clock seems to be ticking faster.

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The Blue Marble

“And then, his house which will it be? A man’s home is the place where he feels that he truly belongs”

This is what Tudor wrote, in today’s article. He loves his house, his childhood “nest”, the family which safeguards him… the country he lives, the Earth he inhabits.

When he dreams of travelling to another planets, I don’t know why, but my thought flies to Saint-Exupery and his Little Prince, which had a star that, no matter how small it was, he loved it, because it was his home, his country, his mystery….

God made so wonderful the visible things, but the unseen ones, His Kingdom, to wchich he climb slowly, hanging by every word He speaks with the fingers of faith, dazzled, hesistating, but most important, loving, this will be our eternal home, our hapyness, our peace.

As I read Vişan Miu Tudor’s “Blue Marble”, I madly missed my father…. because the home a human being must fell that he belongs isn’t the earth, but the place He prepared for him.

Introduction by Răsvan Cristian Stoica
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