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Astral Weeks - Van Morrison

If I ventured in the slipstream Between the viaducts of your dreams Where immobile steel rims crack And the ditch in the back roads stop Van Morrison was 23-year when he recorded 'Astral Weeks'. -0- Also, read Hinduism and Van Morrison

'In Memoriam, July 19, 1914' by Anna Akhmatova

We aged a hundred years, and this Happened in a single hour: The short summer had already died, The body of the ploughed plains smoked. Suddenly the quiet road burst into color, A lament flew up, ringing, silver… Cornering my face, I implored God Before the battle to strike me dead. Like a burden henceforth unnecessary, The shadows of passion and songs vanished from my memory. The Most High ordered it — emptied — To become a grim book of calamity. - From Anna Akhmatova's third collection, White Flock(1917)

Love Story of Bobo The Monkey Prince

Untamed Love: summing up a beautiful documentary by National Geographic. Could well have been a Bollywood movie or a Pearl. S. Buck saga. - Shot somewhere in South India. - There are two tribes: The Mountain Tribe and The Old Temple Tribe. - The tribes usually fight over the limited food. - Story told in first person by a She monkey from the Mountain Tribe of monkeys. - Jeela is young and beautiful. - She falls for Bo-Bo a young handsome monkey Prince from her tribe. - Bobo, being a prince, is dear to all. - Bobo, the dear son of tribe chief Nine Fingers, is even allowed to climb the throne of the Chief - the lone tree a top the mountain. - Bobo and Jeela spend a lot of time together playing around. - A scheming powerful male Longtooth wants to be the Head. - The monkey tribe of Temple attack the mountain. - Nine Fingers and Longtooth give them a tough fight and they retreat. - Nine Fingers and Longtooth follow them, but only one, Longtooth mysteriously returns. - Nine