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16 de dez de 2014

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12 de dez de 2014

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10 de mar de 2011

Aula de Musica na Faculdade

Faz tempo que nao escrevo, mas estou de volta.
Hoje fiz minha prova final da aula de Apreciacao da Musica na faculdade. Sim, eu voltei a fazer faculdade, uma vitoria na minha vida e estou muito feliz. Estudo no Mercy College, que fica 10min do meu trabalho. Falando em trabalho, sai do escritorio e estou realizando meu sonho de me tornar professora aqui em NY, por enquanto sou Assistente de Professora e trabalho com alunos especiais.
Faculdade, trabalho dos sonhos, e casada!!! Ja completamos 7 meses de casados e temos crescido bastante juntos.

Mas voltando a aula de musica, eu aprendi muita coisa interessante. Toco clarinete e sei ler partituras, mas eu nunca havia estudado com detalhe a historia da musica. Aprendi a distinguir o tipo de musica de cada epoca: Baroque com muitos arranjos e geralmente com um solo, Classico com uma orquestra maior e menos foco no solo, Romantico com expressao de sentimentos, uma orquestra grande e uma musica dinamica que cresce de notas baixas pra altas, Nationalismo com musicas patriotas e folcloricas, Modernismo com tamanhos variados de orquestras e diferentes tipos de musica, Jazz (que e o orgulho americano pois iniciou aqui) e Big Bands (nao sei traduzir) que eu toquei muito no Brasil (Glenn Miller).
Meu professor queria que aprendessemos a identificar na musica que ouvimos os instrumentos, o estilo, a epoca que pertence. Dificil fazer isso num semestre, mas ele nos desafiou e posso dizer que aprendi bastante.
Sou grata pelo meu professor William Olenick!

13 de set de 2009

Bruno, I choose you!


"Choosing a life partner is not a matter of getting a magical sense or a supernatural revelation that, "This is the one." It is a matter of getting to know people who cross your path and evaluating them by the uncompromising standards you have established beforehand, recognizing always that you will find more than one person who meets those standards. That is what makes finding a life partner a choice in the truest sense of the word. Out of all the people you know, out of all the friendships you develop, out of all the legitimate "possibles" before you, you choose one person with whom you wish to spend the rest of your life. This is no a flighty, haphazard, head-in-the-clouds choice, but a deliberate, sober, feet-firmly-planted-on-the-ground decision. It is reaching the place where you approach another and say with deliberate confidence, "I choose you." (page 72 of Waiting and Dating by Myles Munroe)

11 de jun de 2009

A true gentleman is...

Before blogging this I kept trying to think of someone that I personally know who is a gentleman but no one came to my mind. Only movie or book characters or my fiancé! :)

To define a gentleman, I submit this quote, my standard in RPGs for the better part of two years now: "It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say he is one who never inflicts pain. This description is both refined and, as far as it goes, accurate. He is mainly occupied in merely removing the obstacles which hinder the free and unembarrassed action of those about him; and he concurs with their movements rather than takes the initiative himself. His benefits may be considered as parallel to what are called comforts or conveniences in arrangements of a personal nature: like an easy chair or a good fire, which do their part in dispelling cold and fatigue, though nature provides both means of rest and animal heat without them. The true gentleman in like manner carefully avoids whatever may cause ajar or a jolt in the minds of those with whom he is cast; -- all clashing of opinion, or collision of feeling, all restraint, or suspicion, or gloom, or resentment; his great concern being to make every one at their case and at home. He has his eyes on all his company; he is tender towards the bashful, gentle towards the distant, and merciful towards the absurd; he can recollect to whom he is speaking; he guards against unseasonable allusions, or topics which may irritate; he is seldom prominent in conversation, and never wearisome. He makes light of favours while he does them, and seems to be receiving when he is conferring. He never speaks of himself except when compelled, never defends himself by a mere retort, he has no ears for slander or gossip, is scrupulous in imputing motives to those who interfere with him, and interprets everything for the best. He is never mean or little in his disputes, never takes unfair advantage, never mistakes personalities or sharp sayings for arguments, or insinuates evil which he dare not say out. From a long-sighted prudence, he observes the maxim of the ancient sage, that we should ever conduct ourselves towards our enemy as if he were one day to be our friend. He has too much good sense to be affronted at insults, he is too well employed to remember injuries, and too indolent to bear malice. He is patient, forbearing, and resigned, on philosophical principles; he submits to pain, because it is inevitable, to bereavement, because it is irreparable, and to death, because it is his destiny. If he engages in controversy of any kind, his disciplined intellect preserves him from the blunder. [From The Idea of a University, 1852]"


Sometimes, I wonder if the guys have it harder than the women. Lads, you have to be the perfect knight in shining armour. But take the advice I gave the women-this is the ideal. Strive for it, but do not berate yourself if you have failed in the past, or fail in the future.

A true lady is...

I want to be a true lady. Even if it takes me years to develop some characteristics. The first step towards becoming a true lady is knowing what it takes to be a lady. So, I did some research and here it is what I found:

A lady is sweet, even-tempered and kind, never shying away from her Christian duty to any in need. A lady is always properly and nicely dressed, be she tending the sick, having tea or attending the ballet. A lady never raises her voice, for a show of temper is unsightly in a woman. A lady is meek and humble, never seeking to raise herself with words, but always to extol others’ virtues and accomplishments. A lady never knows more than a gentleman on any given subject, and if she does, she is obliged to hold her tongue. A lady never fails to be polite to anyone, be he or she queen or a beggar, a widow or a child. A lady offers everything of herself and her home to any who asks it of her. A lady never seeks the company of a gentleman, and is never alone with a gentleman who is not her relation, husband or fiancé. A lady seeks to give pleasure to those around her, through her words and deeds. A lady never runs, never exerts herself. A lady is generous yet economical. A lady knows when to speak, to add to the conversation with her gentle views, and she knows when to be silent, for men always know the world far better than a woman. A lady is a teacher and a student, imparting lessons of virtue to her children, yet learning obedience and honesty from God. She is always virtuous, always temperate, never rude nor angry. A lady is the morality of the world.
I know all of you playing a Victorian woman are about to hang up your bonnets. It seems impossible, to be perfect. And if you’re all ready playing, you know you’ve forgotten to do some of that. To be quite honest, that is the idea. The lady was a model, like the Virgin Mary, an impossible standard to emulate.

19 de abr de 2009

Nós, nosso, queremos, vamos, estamos


Meu vocabulário mudou. Agora falo na primeira pessoa do plural: Nós.

Engraçado como uma decisão de namorar, que parecia ser apenas o próximo passo a ser tomado, muda tudo!

Antes os sentimentos eram só meus, os suspiros diante das fotos aconteciam quando ninguém estava vendo, as gargalhadas das palhaçadas eram solitárias, as anotações secretas no diário faziam parte do que eu estava construindo, entendendo, questionando, orando, querendo em silêncio.

Namoro é coisa séria. São duas vidas que agora estão caminhando pra se tornarem um. Os planos dele agora são meus planos também, os sonhos dele são meus sonhos, as qualidades dele são minhas também, as vitórias dele, as lutas, as dores, as alegrias, os amigos, a família, os medos, os valores, as certezas, as incertezas, os compromissos, as falhas, as obrigações, são todas minhas também, e vice-versa.

Eu estava pensando sobre o dia do casamento mesmo, aquele momento que você diz: "Sim". E lembrei que minha mãe desistiu de casar com o ex-noivo dela quando os convites já tinham sido mandados, o vestido já estava comprado e tudo praticamente encaminhado pro casamento acontecer. Tendo ouvido essa história algumas vezes eu entendi que realmente minha mãe estava prestes à cometer um grande erro, o rapaz não estava nada de acordo com o que ela queria num esposo: dizimista, trabalhador, servo de Deus, homem firme. Mas imagina a decepção do noivo?!

Meu ponto é: penso que a decisão de se casar não é feita no dia do casamento. Quando dissermos "Sim" no altar, vai ser apenas um "Sim" em público, porque nos nossos corações já teremos certeza do "Sim", já vamos ter dito um para o outro, e o "Sim" já vai estar sendo vivido.

Meu namoro só se tornou uma declaração oficial e pública no dia 02 de Março, 09 depois de seguirmos todo o ritual desde construir a amizade, tempo de cortejo, conhecer os pais e orar, e orar, e esperar. Porém no meu coração e no coração do Bruno já estávamos namorando desde o dia 27 de Dezembro, 08 quando ele se declarou e eu me declarei de volta. E todo aquele sentimento que era só meu, passou a ser NOSSO.
na.mo.rar
(aférese de enamorar) vtd 1 Esforçar-se para conseguir o amor de; cortejar, galantear. vtd 2 Atrair, cativar, inspirar amor a, seduzir. vint 3 Andar em galanteios. vpr 4 Tornar-se enamorado; afeiçoar-se, apaixonar-se. vpr 5 Agradar-se, ficar encantado. vtd 6 Desejar possuir; cobiçar. vtd 7 Fitar (alguma coisa) com afeto e insistência. vtd 8 Empregar todos os esforços para obter. (Michaelis Dicionário)
Uma decisão de um compromisso pra vida toda não é coisa que se decide ali no altar. É um "Sim" que deve ser vivido muito antes. Um "Sim" que abrange muitos outros "Sims" previsíveis e imprevisíveis na vida à dois.

Viver o "Sim" é entender que o casal se torna um aos poucos em cada área: profissional, ministerial, familiar, pessoal, estudantil, financeira. E que a única área em que o casal se torna um que é reservada para o casamento é a sexual. Portanto todas as outras áreas devem ter um "Sim" vivido e confirmado antes do GRANDE DIA!!!

26 de mar de 2009

There are NO accidents


Author: Elisabeth Elliot

My friend Judy Squier of Portola Valley, California, is one of the most cheerful and radiant women I know. I met her first in a prayer meeting at the beginning of a conference. She was sitting in a wheel chair, and I noticed something funny about her legs. Later that day I saw her with no legs at all. In the evening she was walking around with crutches. Of course I had to ask her some questions. She was born with no legs; she had artificial ones which she used sometimes, but they were tiresome, she said (laughing) and she often left them behind. When I heard of a little baby boy named Brandon Scott, born without arms or legs, I asked if she would write to his parents. She did:

"The first thing I would say is that all that this entails is at least one hundred times harder on the parents than the child. A birth defect by God's grace does not rob childhood of its wonder, nor is a child burdened by high expectations. Given a supportive, creative, and loving family, I know personally that I enjoyed not a less-than-average life nor an average life, but as I've told many, my life has been not ordinary but extra-ordinary.
"I am convinced without a doubt that a loving Heavenly Father oversees the creative miracles in the inner sanctum of each mother's womb (Psalm 139), and that in His sovereignty there are no accidents.

"'What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Creator calls a butterfly.' As humanity we see only the imperfect, underside of God's tapestry of our lives. What we judge to be 'tragic--the most dreaded thing that could happen,' I expect we'll one day see as the awesome reason for the beauty and uniqueness of our life and our family. I think that's why James 1:2 is a favorite verse of mine. Phillips' translation put it this way: 'When all kinds of trials and temptations crowd into your lives, my brothers, don't resent them as intruders but welcome them as friends.'
"I love Joni Eareckson Tada's quote. When I saw it on the front of Moody Monthly, October 1982, I was convinced she'd penned the words for my epitaph. Now my husband David is aghast to hear me say I want it on my tombstone! Glory be!

People with disabilities are God's best visual aids to demonstrate who He really is. His power shows up best in weakness. And who by the world's standards is weaker than the mentally or physically disabled? As the world watches, these people persevere. They live, love, trust and obey Him. Eventually the world is forced to say, "How great their God must be to inspire this kind of loyalty."

"Being Christian didn't shield my family from the pain and tears that came with my birth defect. In fact, ten years ago when David and I interviewed our parents for a Keepsake Tape, I was stunned to hear my mother's true feelings. I asked her to tell the hardest thing in her life. Her response: 'the day Judy Ann was born and it still is....' And yet when we as a family look back over the years, our reflections are invariably silenced by the wonder of God's handiwork. Someday I hope to put it in a book and I know it will be to the glory of God.

"Getting married and becoming a mother were dreams I never dared to dream, but God, the doer of all miracles intended that my life be blessed with an incredible husband and three daughters. Emily is nine, Betsy will soon be seven, and Naphtalie Joy is four. I've decided that every handicapped person needs at least one child. They are fantastic helpers and so willing to let me 'borrow their legs' when I need help.

"You as a family have been chosen in a special way to display His unique Masterwork. I pray that your roots of faith will grow deep down into the faithfulness of God's Loving Plan, that you will exchange your inadequacy for the Adequacy of Jesus' resurrection power, and that you will be awed as you witness the fruits of the Spirit manifested in your family."