13 Aug 2018 For Stephen (drawings), Hidden Figures and Sweetness at the bottom of the pie (books)

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Hidden Figures (book)

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Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures book cover.png
Author Margot Lee Shetterly
Country United States
Language English
Publisher William Morrow and Company
Publication date
6 September 2016
Media type Paperback
Pages 368
ISBN 978-0-06-236360-2

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race is a 2016 non-fiction book written by Margot Lee Shetterly.[1] Shetterly started working on the book in 2010.[2] The book takes place from the 1930s through the 1960s when women were still viewed as inferior to men.[3] The biographical text follows the lives of Human Computers such as Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, three mathematicians (known as “human computers”[4]) who overcame discrimination, as women and as African Americans, while working at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) during the Space Race, as well as Christine Darden, who was the first African-American woman to be promoted into the Senior Executive Service for her work in researching supersonic flight and sonic booms.[5][6] It was the basis of a film by the same name which was nominated for three Oscars.[1][7] The book reached number one on The New York Times Non-Fiction Best Sellers list[8] and got the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Nonfiction in 2017.

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Hidden Figures tells the story of African-American women who worked as computers to solve problems for engineers and others at NASA. For the first years of their careers, the workplace was segregated and women were kept in the background as human computers.[9][10] Author Margot Lee Shetterly’s father was actually a research scientist at NASA who worked with many of the book’s main characters. The book explains how these three historical women overcame the discrimination and racial segregation to become three American figures in history. The main character, Katherine Johnson, calculated rocket trajectories for the Mercury and Apollo missions.[11] Johnson successfully “took matters into her own hands”;[11] by being adamant with her supervisor about her capabilities, Katherine Johnson was allowed into all male meetings at NASA.[11][12]

The Planets and Space – numbers in the words:

Mercury = 103/4/2/1

Venus = 81/9 cycle

Earth = 52/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Mars = 51/6/3 cycle

Jupiter = 99/18/9 cycle

Saturn = 93/12/3 cycle

Uranus = 94/13/4/2/1

Neptune = 95/14/5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Pluto = 84/12/3 cycle

Planets = 87/15/6/3 cycle

Sun = 54/9 cycle

Moon = 57/12/3 cycle

Star = 58/13/4/2/1

Orbit = 64/10/1

Gravity = 102/3 cycle

Black Hole = 69/15/6/3 cycle

Worm Hole = 109/10/1

Neutrinos = 135/9 cycle

The Large Hadron Collider = 214/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1

Space = 44/8/4/2/1

Another book I recently read and can recommend that my mom-in-law passed on to me recently.  I gulped it down very quickly lol!  I love that the author Alan Bradley didn’t write his first book until late in life and has been a great success!

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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Front cover of book showing upside-down bird with stamp on beak.

Front cover of US/Canada first edition
Author Alan Bradley
Cover artist Joe Montgomery (US)
Country Canada
Language English
Series Flavia de Luce Mysteries
Genre Mystery
Publisher Orion (UK)
Delacorte Press (US)
Publication date
22 January 2009 (UK)
10 February 2009 (Canada)
28 April 2009 (US)
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Audiobook
E-book
Pages 304 (UK first edition)
384 (US first edition)
ISBN 978-0-385-34230-8 (US)
ISBN 978-0-385-66582-7 (Canada)
ISBN 978-0-7528-9194-1 (UK)
ISBN 978-1-4104-1917-0 (large print)
OCLC 256534817
Followed by The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie is a mystery by Alan Bradley published in 2009. Set in the English countryside in 1950, it features Flavia de Luce, an 11-year-old amateur sleuth who pulls herself away from her beloved chemistry lab in order to clear her father in a murder investigation. First-time novelist, Bradley, wrote the book after winning the 2007 Debut Dagger Award and selling the publishing rights in 3 countries based on the first chapter and a synopsis. Well received by critics as an old-fashioned mystery featuring an unforgettable protagonist, the novel has won multiple awards and is the first in a proposed 10-book series.

 

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7 Aug 2018 We have to fix this – together

Hello.  Just a quick visit.  I did a bit of drawing this morning.  I seem to be on a theme of sorts with the “seats” of power.  The one I’m sharing was me imagining a being outside of our galaxy watching over this ol’ blue dot.  The other drawing is imagining the forces of light, shadow and the in between cradling our burning earth like a child while it screams for help.

These forces of energy are powerless to help fix what is happening all over the world right now.  We are literally burning!  The fix will have to come from all of us.  Unless I missed it, no one seems to be coming to save us from this mess we are currently in.  As much as I’d like a group of Superhero’s to come along and fix all of this, all that is just a big screen distraction from reality.  I think we are on our own!

Denial, obstruction, fear, greed and acting like nothing is happening will not make all this go away.  I feel like there are many who are playing “kick the can” with this.  What is happening to this planet is not “normal.”  I’ve been here 50 years and have watched the acceleration of this global climate change every year.  It feels like things are spiraling faster.  We don’t have time to keep putting this off to another generation.

http://www.globalincidentmap.com/beta/forest-fires-map – this site seems to have data from across the globe regarding active fires

GlobalIncidentMap.com

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/03/astronauts-space-earth-perspective/

Source is National Geographic/internet – I thought this was interesting. In all this time, so few have actually have seen the earth from a craft in space. I don’t know if there are words for such an awe inspiring experience!

http://www.gunviolencearchive.org/

Home 2018

Gun violence  and crime incidents are collected/validated from 2,500 sources daily – incidents and their source data are found at the gunviolencearchive.org website.

1: Actual number of deaths and injuries
2: Number of INCIDENTS reported and verified

22,000 Annual Suicides not included on Daily Summary Ledger

Numbers on this table reflect a subset of all information
collected and will not add to 100% of incidents.

http://www.gunviolencearchive.org  http://www.facebook.com/gunviolencearchive

Data Validated: August 07, 2018

Climate change consequences & other topics – Daily Briefing (11 July 2018)

Published on Jul 11, 2018

Daily Press Briefing: Japan, DSG, South Sudan, Thailand, DRC, DPRK, Syria, World Population Day, High-Level Political Forum, Global Goals Day, Noon Briefing Guest Today and Press Conferences Tomorrow

Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

HIGHLIGHTS:
– SECRETARY-GENERAL VOICES CONDOLENCES TO JAPAN IN WAKE OF LANDSLIDES, FLOODING
– ‘NO COUNTRY WILL BE SPARED FROM CLIMATE CHANGE CONSEQUENCES’, DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL WARNS SECURITY COUNCIL
– SECRETARY-GENERAL ‘APPALLED’ BY REPORTS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST CIVILIANS IN SOUTH SUDAN
– SECRETARY-GENERAL CONGRATULATES TEAM THAT RESCUED BOYS FROM FLOODED CAVES IN THAILAND
– D.R. CONGO: PEACEKEEPERS DEPLOY TO BIJOMBO AMID VIOLENT CLASHES
– WRAPPING UP VISIT TO D.P.R. KOREA, U.N. RELIEF CHIEF SPOTLIGHTS NEED FOR FUNDING TO ADDRESS HUMANITARIAN NEEDS
– SYRIA: 234,000 PEOPLE DISPLACED IN DARA’A, QUNEITRA AMID CONTINUED CLASHES
– WORLD POPULATION DAY SPOTLIGHTS FAMILY PLANNING AS HUMAN RIGHT
– HIGH-LEVEL U.N. FORUM DISCUSSES SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES, LEAST DEVELOPED, LANDLOCKED DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
– NEW YORK CITY FIRST TO REVIEW PROGRESS ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Some words in numbers:

Metatrons Cube = 156/12/3 cycle

Climate Change = 101/2/1 (ironic 101 is dreaded room of Orson Welle’s book 1984)

Weather = 80/8/4/2/1

– The difference between weather and climate –

Latest three month average temperature and precipitation anomalies for the United States. The difference between weather and climate is a measure of time. Weather is what conditions of the atmosphere are over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere “behaves” over relatively long periods of time. Feb 1, 2005

NASA – What’s the Difference Between Weather and Climate? | NASA

Fires = 57/12/3 cycle

Outer Space = 123/6/3 cycle

Astronaut = 129/12/3 cycle

NASA = 35/8/4/2/1

Denial = 45/9 cycle

Fear = 30/3 cycle

Obstruction = 156/12/3 cycle

Greed = 39/12/3 cycle

Material Wealth = 148/13/4/2/1

Possession = 150/6/3 cycle

Death = 38/11/2/1

30 July 2018 What a World

Hello.  How are you doing in your present moment?  I hope you are doing well…..so many are not.  Lots of fires, earthquakes, flooding and other manners of calamity going on all around us these days.

What are you doing to help yourself navigate these times?  It’s been harder for me lately but I have it easy compared to most everyone else I know.

There are people all over wearing multiple hats.  People in my neighborhood and beyond that are working so hard for themselves and their families – trying to be good people in this world.  In our midst so many hero’s!  In the above, middle and below of the strata of our existence so many trying to do their best in spite of all the obstructions put before them!

My thoughts, prayers and love go out to all our flesh and blood hero’s of today.  The police and fire departments, the hospice workers, the nurses, the doctors, the first responders, our veterans and those leaders of the many positive walks of faith at work in their churches, temples and communities.   A few may fall short and disappoint us, but most all of them try so hard!  It takes very special people to answer the call of service before self.

Every person on this earth, trying to make the world a better place each day is a hero in my book!

7:58 am have to pause – as I’m writing I’m hearing the patter of rain!  Oh thank goodness!  Living here in North Texas you just don’t take rain in the summer for granted!  Imagining all those cracks in the yards getting filled!  The skin of the earth getting some healing balm!

This morning on my Facebook I was reminded that I had shared this post from a friend a year ago.  I have tried to find the source book it’s from and haven’t found it yet.  I want to read the rest of the book lool!   When I read this it made me think that no matter what your vision or path to the God of your understanding or in some cases no God at all, when you were manifested a seed was planted within you…..a seed planted with love.  I know some would say their origin story doesn’t feel anything like that.  Way too many have an origin story rooted in violence….but yet you are here….you have a purpose and there is a place for you.   You just have to find it and there are many to help with this quest!   I hope you choose a positive path.  Remember, life is all about choices!

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Drawings from yesterday:

http://abc30.com/crews-continue-to-fight-to-keep-ferguson-fire-away-from-yosemite-and-populated-areas/3848455/

MARIPOSA COUNTY

Crews continue to fight to keep Ferguson Fire away from Yosemite and populated areas

The Ferguson Fire continues to grow– consuming more than 800 acres on Sunday. As of Monday morning, it is 56,659 acres and is 30-percent contained.

Firefighters are working to secure the southeast quadrant of the fire to keep it from spreading into Yosemite National Park and the more populated areas south of the park.

Residents can expect to see increased smoke during the next few days as these fire operations continue.

While the Ferguson Fire continues its slow growth, those working the fire lines are also in mourning. Another one of their own was killed while on the job fighting the flames in Mariposa County.

Brian Hughes, 33, lost his life when he and his crew were conducting a tactical firing operation on the east side of the fire. During that operation, he was struck by a tree. He was treated on scene, but died before he could make it to the hospital.

This comes just 16 days after Cal Fire Heavy Equipment Operator Braden Varney was killed on the job.

Dozens lined the streets of the town of Mariposa and Merced Sunday to pay their final respects to Hughes. A procession led the firefighter’s body from the Mariposa Airport to the Stanislaus County Coroners Office.

Fire personnel escorted his body through the city of Merced.

https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/video/neil-diamond-firefighters-battling-wildfire-surprise-performance-56910229video at this link of him singing.  Sharing this for my Mom who has always loved the Jazz Singer! 
Neil Diamond thanks firefighters battling wildfire with surprise performance

27 July 2018 Dreams, Drawings and Prince

Hello to you.  I hope this finds you well in the moment you are in as you visit here.  Yesterday I was out drawing quite a bit even though it was hot.  It was just enough not as hot as the past days to make it fairly comfortable.  This morning it is overcast, cooler and there is talk of rain in our forecast.  I really hope we do get a bit of rain, not too much at once of course!

Lots of dreams last night – shopping of one sort or another lol.  I hate shopping for the most part so that was weird.  I was apparently looking to find a ruby or red stone ring and was all over the place with that.  Some of the places seemed familiar like vendors at the Holistic Fair that had crystals, jewelry shops etc.  Wouldn’t that be funny if we had favorite places in our dreams and could go back to them if we wanted to?  Anyhew…no find the ring.  The key behind this is a ring in the Pyramid catalog that caught my eye but I am not going to buy it.  I want to use that money to pay for me to get as much picture space as I want here on WordPress instead lol!  Plus I don’t need anymore jewelry!

https://www.pyramidcollection.com/Default.aspx

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So there was that and then the funny one was with Kyle and I going to this HUGE outdoor flea market like place.  Stuff was spread out for miles on this property.  Well Kyle had his heart set on bidding on the rocking chair of some old race car driver!  I told Kyle about this and he laughed because it isn’t like him to want such a think in our world.  He used to like to watch NASCAR and his favorite driver was Jeff Gordon until he retired.

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The dream before I woke up involved my Dad and a beaded necklace.  He was showing me a stretchy beaded necklace.  It was like he was teaching me something about making it.  I woke up thinking how proud I was to learn something from my Dad.  I have had my Dad on my mind a lot and I think the necklace bit is my mind adding the last bit of The Hobbit when Bilbo gives away a necklace the was given to the Elvenking Thranduil out of gratitude for food and drink.

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I hope something here is what you were looking for, is helpful to you somehow today.  Sending you lots of positive vibes through the wires and on the winds (and hopefully gentle rains) that connect us all.

Prince Performs “Purple Rain” During Downpour | Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show | NFL

 

18 July 2018 The spider, the fly and chalk drawings

Hello to you.  I wasn’t sure if I was going to post today.  With this heat my motivation to do anything has been next to zero!  A trip to the grocery store and I got my hair returned to dark brown to match what is growing out so I don’t look like I’m wearing a lion’s mane anymore.  I’m almost finished reading Smoke by Dan Vyleta which has been interesting.  There is an interesting premise to sin actually leaving a smoke trail.  That’s all I’ll say in case you are curious to read the book.  Kyle’s mom passed it on to us the last time we visited: (https://smile.amazon.com/Smoke-Novel-Dan-Vyleta-ebook/dp/B015VAA7JW/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1531956138&sr=1-5&keywords=Smoke).  I will be looking forward to a visit to Half Price Books for something new to read when we go get Kyle’s glasses in a few days.

I did get out and do some chalk drawings today; it was very sweaty business!  The spider and the fly part is because this morning we found a large black spider with orange coloring on it’s back running around in the living room.  We try not to kill insects that get trapped in the house.  Well I grabbed the pink transport plastic cup we have for such situations.  The spider gave me a good run but ended up stalling in front of the window where there was a fly perched.  Everything stopped for just a moment lol.  Moments like that are interesting to me.  Kind of like those videos of animals you would least expect cuddling or playing together.

I hope this finds you doing well in your where and when as you stop by.  I really appreciate the visit and hope when you come to my page here that you find something that resonates with you and your heart.

I wanted to say something about President Trump’s visit with Putin and all the mostly justifiable crap he got for it.   It was this statement he made that made me think a little differently about things: (https://www.rt.com/news/432848-trump-putin-friend-meeting/) – Trump calls Putin ‘competitor,’ says he might become friend ‘some day’.  When I heard this I felt almost sorry for him.  It was almost like what a small child might say about a hero or someone they look up to that may let their admiration go unrequited.   Peace in this world has to start somewhere.  I like seeing the leaders of this world at least attempting to work out their differences through diplomacy and non-combatant methods.

There is no force in the world better able to alter anything from its course than love.
Father Greg Boyle

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/07/16/new-mexico-church-miracle-virgin-mary-statue-appears-to-weep-olive-oil.html

I’m not sure how I feel about this story.  It’s a beautiful statue.   I have a Mary statue in my own home.  When I see things like this I sincerely hope it’s not a trick on someone’s part to make fools of people and the innocence of their beliefs.   When such things end up being a charade, that is betrayal.

People want miracles, want signs, want some tangible evidence of God’s presence in this world.  The Virgin Mary, a Mother figure, provides a very healing and loving presence.  She is a perfect ambassador of the divine to this world. There is hope in such displays and so many are seeking hope now.  Reading about it inspired me and my drawing today.   I will rest in the love of that and leave the church to it’s due diligence of fact checking miracles.

Nicole Darrah By | Fox News

A sculpture of the Virgin Mary that appeared to be crying at a church in New Mexico is being investigated after it was determined her tears were olive oil.

The statue, which is located at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Hobbs, underwent a chemical analysis that was determined to be “a scented olive oil.”

“Some of the witnesses claimed it smelled of roses,” Bishop Oscar Cantu, of the diocese, told the Las Cruces Sun News. “So something similar to the oil I bless and consecrate each year that we use for baptism, for confirmations and for ordination of the priests.”

Weeping Virgin Mary statue

“Some of the witnesses claimed it smelled of roses,” Bishop Oscar Cantu, of the diocese, said of the oil.  (Facebook/Luisa Payne)

An investigation is underway to figure out whether there was a natural cause behind the liquid found on the hollow bronze sculpture, Cantu said.

The diocese also examined the interior of the statue and determined nothing there was irregular.

“There’s nothing on the interior that’s not supposed to be there, except for cobwebs,” he told the news outlet. “So we took pictures; we examined it.”

VIRGIN MARY STATUE BEHEADING IN NEW YORK BEING PROBED AS HATE CRIME

Cantu said he has to look into whether the tears were a hoax, but, he said, “even if it were (a hoax), we are not sure how it would be done, physically. Because it is hardened bronze. We’ve examined the interior, and there’s nothing on the interior.”

If the church does conclude the tears are supernatural, Cantu said it will have to decide if they’re from God or an evil spirit. The diocese said some people who have engaged with the sculpture have reported “beautiful, positive fruits” since their encounter.

Weeping Virgin Mary statue

An investigation is underway to figure out whether there was a natural cause behind the liquid found on the hollow bronze sculpture, the diocese said.  (Facebook/Luisa Payne)

“I’ve read most of those written testimonies, and they are stories of tremendous faith, people who have been dealing with terrible suffering in their lives and have felt a tremendous spiritual consolation that Mary walks with us in our tears,” Cantu told the Sun News. “I can’t help but think of my own shedding of tears for the poor people who come to our border, fleeing life-threatening situations. The tears of those children who are separated from their parents. There are many reasons we would shed tears, and God stands with us in those moments.”

Cantu was reassigned last week to a diocese in California. His last day in the southern New Mexico diocese is Sept. 28. But he said one of the final items on his to-do list before he leaves is to take a trip to Hobbs to see the sculpture himself.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

 

2 July 2018 Rag Rug and Drawings (chalk and pencil)

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
Erich Fromm

1 July 2018 Look Within (Happy birthday wishes)

Our calendar message for July is:  “Look within.  The secret is inside you.” – Hui Neng

Hello to you.  Hope this finds you doing well in your where and when.  Last night I had a snippet of a dream about actress Maggie Smith of all people.  Something about her and selecting chocolate toffee bunnies lol.  I woke up before finding out what she picked out lol.  Today has been productive for us.  We got the grocery shopping done early.  We were remind why Kyle normally goes without me:

1 July 2018 – Kyle made the mistake of saying this little dragon looked sad. Darla had to come home with us. “Darla – They say I’m bold, fun and pink. I love to do puzzles , they make me think.” My birthday is May 25th.

I had to agree with him that going shopping with me is a lot like going with a toddler, “Daddy can we have this?! What about that?!” I wasn’t too bad though lol.  Other than our coming home with a sad looking pink dragon named Darla that we didn’t need, we spent about $153 which is pretty good for us.  We filled the car and it wasn’t too bad yet, $2.58 a gallon.  Wait til the 4th comes!  If it’s like other holidays, serious sticker shock will be happening at the gas pump!

Today is my mother-in-law Beth’s birthday and we will all be getting together for the 4th to celebrate her day, Kyle’s birthday (13th of July) and the other birthdays we missed and those yet to come later this summer.  It’s tricky getting everyone together so when we do, we have a great time!  Happy Birthday to Beth! Loving daughter, sister, wife, mom and friend.   She has walked with me through some serious trials and loves me still.

 

25 Aug 2009 – trip back in time. Beth and her beautiful Grandbaby Laci who was trying on some Mary Kay products for herself lol.

For the birthday girl – Beth introduced me to Glee and one of our special things was watching it together.  Love us some Blaine (Darren Criss)!

GLEE – Raise Your Glass (Full Performance) (Official Music Video)

26 June 2018 Ramandu and Lilliandil (Drawing – The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis)

A quick hello to you.  How are you doing?  I hope you are well.  Everybody was in my thoughts and prayers this morning.  Turns out the drawing from yesterday that was to be a lion but ended up looking almost like a pool was indeed a good place for praying and meditating!  I had used some of the chalk with glitter and it makes this sparkle like the surface of a pool of water when the light hits is just so.

25 June 2018 – This started out as a lion. I was thinking of Aslan. I wasn’t happy with how it looked so this happened lol. When I sat in front of it, it was actually great for meditating. A lion becoming color and light!

I was inspired in my drawing this morning to try and render an image of Ramandu, a resting star and his daughter Lilliandil.  There is something wonderful about books, especially stories like C.S. Lewis wrote, that stir the imagination.  Some characters and stories are just so vivid and bright that it makes me want to bring them out of the book in my chalks.  I hardly have done them justice but it was fun to try!

26 June 2018 – Ramandu and Lilliandil in chalk. I will probably tweek this later and see if I can’t get things to stand out more. It’s all an experiment when it comes to this for me!

Kyle and I haven’t seen the rest of the movies they made in the series, just the first one.   After reading the stories I hope to find the movies available to watch at some point.   This scene I’m sharing is so beautiful.  Talk about a star making an entrance!

The Chronicles of Narnia – The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Meet Lilliandil

 

http://narnia.wikia.com/wiki/Ramandu

in:

Ramandu


I am a star at rest, my daughter. When I set for the last time, decrepit and old beyond all that you can reckon, I was carried to this island. I am not so old now as I was then. Every morning a bird brings me a fire-berry from the valleys in the Sun, and each fire-berry takes away a little of my age. And when I have become as young as the child that was born yesterday, then I shall take my rising again (for we are at earth’s eastern rim) and once more tread the great dance.
―Ramandu (Chapter 14) [src]

Ramandu was a star at rest, and the father of Caspian X‘s wife, in the world of Narnia.

Description

He was an old man with silver hair and a beard that went all the way down to the floor. Tall and straight, he was clothed in a robe that appeared to be made of the fleece of silver sheep, and his feet were bare.

He was mild and grave of demeanor, and seemed to radiate light, commanding silence and respect.

Biography

It is unknown when Ramandu was first born as a celestial star, but after many years he became tired, as all stars eventually do, and returned below to the surface of the world. During his rest, he lived on his own island, located at the beginning of the world’s end, where years later he eventually bore a daughter with an unknown human woman.

During his time as an earth-bound star, he and his daughter together guarded the ancient Stone Knife of the White Witch, which she had used to kill Aslan during the Winter Revolution. It lay on Aslan’s Table, and was forbidden to be touched by anyone.

In the 2290’s NY, however, Ramandu’s island was discovered by three of the Seven Lost Lords, Mavramorn, Argoz and Revilian, one of whom touched the knife in a fit of anger, causing all three of them to fall into an enchanted sleep.

In 2306, a ship called the Dawn Treader docked at the Island, searching for the three lords and Aslan’s Country. This party was led by King Caspian X of Narnia, who quickly fell in love with Ramandu’s daughter.

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When Ramandu first appeared to the travelers of the Dawn Treader, he did not greet them, but joined his daughter; with her he raised his arms toward the east and sung a ritual song of welcome to the Sun. Afterward, a Bird flew by and placed a bright fruit into his mouth. This was a Fire-berry, which renewed his strength each day until the time when he would be able to once more join the great dance.He told Caspian that in order to break the enchantment of the Three Sleepers, it was necessary for someone to sail as far east as possible, and to leave there a volunteer who would continue on to the Utter East. However, he could not give Caspian navigational information about the journey there, because he had only a star’s perspective of Narnia.

When Ramandu first told the visitors his name and there was no recognition from them, he realised that he had ceased being a star long before they were born. He also corrected Eustace for equating what a star is made of, stating that although in our world stars are made of balls of flaming gas, that is not what they are.

He also informed the adventurers that they had already met another star, Coriakin, who he indicated was earthbound because of some personal failure. However, he would not reveal the circumstances of Coriakin’s fall, on the grounds that humans are not meant to know such things about stars.

Dismissing this line of questioning as useless, he pressed Caspian to decide about sailing east. When the king mentioned the weariness of his crew, Ramandu said that enchantments can be broken only by knowledgeable and willing participants. He also assures them that should the adventurers wish to winter on this island, Aslan’s Table would supply them daily with royal fare.

Finally, Ramandu laid his hands, radiant with a faint silver glow, on the head of Lord Rhoop, so that he could experience rest in the company of the three sleepers.

When the crew finally left for the Utter East, they left behind Lord Rhoop and one other Narnian with Ramandu, who cared for them until their return. When the ship eventually returned, they took the Narnians back home with them, including Ramandu’s Daughter who left to be with King Caspian whom she had fallen in love with. Presumably, she left with Ramandu’s blessing.

It is most likely that Ramandu eventually returned to the skies when he was fully rejuvenated, and shone once again as a full star.

Appearances

http://narnia.wikia.com/wiki/Ramandu%27s_Daughter

Lilliandil

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Ramandu’s daughter, known as Lilliandil in the 2010 adaptation of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, was the wife of King Caspian X, as well as the mother of King Rilian.

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Lilliandil was an inexpressibly beautiful, young woman; tall, with long yellow hair that hung down her back, and she dressed in a single long garment of clear blue that left her arms bare. According to the illustrations in the book, she went barefoot, just like her father.

Biography

Childhood

Lilliandil was the daughter of Ramandu, a resting Star, and an unknown mother. Since she was not a Star herself, her mother might have been human. She grew up on her father’s island at the Beginning of the End of the World. Together, she and her father watched over Aslan’s Table and the Stone Knife with which he was killed, which was kept on the table in his honour. Circa 2290 NY, the Narnian lords Revilian, Argoz, and Mavramorn landed on the island and fell into an enchanted sleep after one of them touched the Knife.

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Caspian and Ramandu’s daughter (illustration in the book)

In 2306, another ship landed on the island, which was met by Lilliandil. They identified themselves as Narnians, friends of the three sleepers, and were led by the young King Caspian X, who was instantly smitten with the Star’s beautiful daughter. He asked her what breaking the spell on the sleepers would require, mentioning something about Sleeping Beauty and the kiss required to wake the princess. Lilliandil, however, replied that it was the opposite here; he must break the spell before he could kiss the princess.The young king immediately decided to break the spell, and asked her what he must do. Ramandu gave him instructions, and Caspian and his crew sailed away, leaving behind a Lord named Rhoop and a sailor called Pittencream. Ramandu and his daughter cared for both men during their stay.

Marriage and Queenship

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Lilliandil meeting Caspian for the first time.

In time, the spell was broken, and the sleeping Lords awoke. Shortly after, King Caspian and his crew returned to the island to take their people back to Narnia. While there, Caspian asked Lilliandil to come to Narnia with him, which she did. Soon after, the two were married and Caspian made Lilliandil his queen.She was a good and dearly beloved queen. After about fifteen years of marriage, she gave birth to a son and Caspian’s heir apparent, Prince Rilian, who, like his mother, had some Star’s blood in his veins. When Rilian was newly knighted, and about twenty years old, he and the queen, together with some courtiers, went maying in the Narnian forests. While resting apart from the others, the queen was attacked by a green serpent. Her screams were heard by the courtiers, who rushed to her aid, but they were too late to save her. Before she died, the queen seemed to try hard to tell Rilian something, but was unable to say it before the serpent’s venom took hold.

It is unknown what she was trying to say to Rilian before she died, but it was discovered later that the serpent who killed her was a witch who was plotting to kidnap the prince. It is possible, although speculative, that the queen knew this and was trying to warn her son.

Afterlife

Following her tragic death, Lilliandil went to Aslan’s Country where she lived happily, and was eventually reunited with her husband ten years later. Rilian later joined his parents, though it is unknown when he died. Lilliandil was among the many Narnians present at the Great Reunion following the end of Narnia, along with her husband, son and father.

Adaptations

  • In the 1989 BBC TV series, Ramandu’s daughter is played by Gabrielle Anwar. In the 1990 sequel, she is un-credited, but possibly played again by Gabrielle Anwar.
  • In the 2010 film adaptation, Ramandu’s daughter was played by the Australian actress, Laura Brent. This is the only adaptation to name her (the book series simply called her “Ramandu’s daughter”). Her name was created by producer Douglas Gresham, which was created to evoke imagery of the sea of lilies from the book. In the movie, she is apparently a full-blooded star (being the Blue Star that guides the crew of the Dawn Treader to Ramandu’s island and the Dark Island), not a half-star, though again there is no mention of her mother, and her father is mentioned by her (and is the namesake of the island), but does not make an appearance. In this adaptation, she wears a white dress and is surrounded by a bluish-white glow.

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2:47 pm edit – A little brighter in the sun with more color applied.  Need more practice! 

25 June 2018 Drawings and The Chronicles of Narnia

For those unfamiliar with The Chronicles series,  here is a little info.  If you go to the actual link there is a lot more.  I would have to say my favorite relationship/part of the book is what goes on between Aslan and Lucy.  She has the faith of a child and it is her unyielding belief in Aslan that gets them out of more than one trouble spot.

“Will the others see you too?” asked Lucy.
“Certainly not at first,” said Aslan. “Later on, it depends.”
“But they won’t believe me!” said Lucy.
“It doesn’t matter.”
C.S. Lewis

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chronicles_of_Narnia

The Chronicles of Narnia

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The Chronicles of Narnia
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Author C. S. Lewis
Illustrator Pauline Baynes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Fantasy
Children’s literature
Publisher HarperCollins
Published 16 October 1950 – 4 September 1956
Media type Print (hardcover and paperback)

The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of seven fantasy novels by C. S. Lewis. It is considered a classic of children’s literature and is the author’s best-known work, having sold over 100 million copies in 47 languages.[1][2] Written by Lewis, illustrated by Pauline Baynes, and originally published in London between 1950 and 1956, The Chronicles of Narnia has been adapted several times, complete or in part, for radio, television, the stage, and film.

Set in the fictional realm of Narnia, a fantasy world of magic, mythical beasts, and talking animals, the series narrates the adventures of various children who play central roles in the unfolding history of that world. Except in The Horse and His Boy, the protagonists are all children from the real world, magically transported to Narnia, where they are called upon by the lion Aslan to protect Narnia from evil and restore the throne to its rightful line. The books span the entire history of Narnia, from its creation in The Magician’s Nephew to its eventual destruction in The Last Battle.

Inspiration for the series was taken from multiple sources; in addition to adapting numerous traditional Christian themes, Lewis freely borrowed characters and ideas from Greek and Roman mythology as well as from traditional British and Irish fairy tales.

The books have profoundly influenced adult and children’s fantasy literature since World War II. Lewis’s exploration of themes not usually present in children’s literature, such as religion, as well as the books’ perceived treatment of issues including race and gender, has caused some controversy.

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