Tree Talk

Trees can talk to each other โ€“ Suzanne Simard

“A forest is much more than what you see,” says ecologist Suzanne Simard. Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led to an astounding discovery โ€” trees talk, often and over vast distances. Learn more about the harmonious yet complicated social lives of trees and prepare to see the natural world with new eyes.

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ECOLOGIST SAYS TREES TALK TO EACH OTHER IN A LANGUAGE WE CAN LEARN

 

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Tree Meditation

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Imagine the type of tree that you want to be, and then begin to find your roots in the floor or ground while standing up, straight and tall. Imagine that you are becoming really grounded by your feet, like roots of a tree spreading through the ground.ย 

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As you close your eyes, imagine that you are growingย taller becoming stronger, rising up into the sky, reaching for the rays of the sun. Move your attention from your feet, up through your legs, and pay notice to how it feels Then, let the feeling spread into your arms. Notice how your body is feeling.ย  Imagine your arms are like branches spreading wide, strong, healthy. Feel your connection to the other trees that stand tall with you in the forest. Look up and around and see the canopy. Where all the branches touch other trees and animals find safety and shelter within. Imagine the animals filling their belly’s and laying down to rest full and content in your the shelter of your branches. See the butterflies fluttering playfully as they wind in and out of your outstretch limbs. Hear the birds chirping and calling to one another as they set up to nest in your protective canopy of green. What else do you see within the shelter of your leaves and branches?

 

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A Green Forest Landscape with TreesNow begin traveling up your trunk, moving your attention up out of your limbs and to the top of your head. Travel all the way up to theย  top of your tree-self, beyond the branches. Take a moment here, what do you see? What does your surrounding forest look like? Is it tropical, do you feel sun drenched?? Or are you in the mountain ranges, able to see far and wide? Are you in a rain forest with rain beginning to gently fall upon your leaves? Is it sunny outside? Are you somewhere you’ve been before or wanted to be?ย Now stand tall and feel the strength of your being. You are rooted. You are healthy. Your roots can extend as far as you want them to go gaining nourishment and knowledge along the way. Stay in your forest as long as you wish exploring the feelings.

 

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71QHr4tBQeL._SX425_.jpgWhen you’re ready, think of what you need to let go of, what’s draining your energies, your vitality. Allow all that to slowly move through your limbs and extend out to your leaves. The leaves begin to turn brown and fragile.ย  Then, when you’re ready, allow the leaves to gently fall off you to the ground. Knowing they now no longer cling to you but instead lay at the ground near you to nourish you and only bring forth new seedlings of growth, upon your branches. Linger here as you feel this new energy of growth fill your senses.ย 

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Slowly come back to you. Feel the sunshine and air surround you like a hug.ย 

You feel lighter

You feel renewed

You feel refreshed

You feel grounded

 

Tree Meditation ยฉ 03/27/2019 Susan (Suzen) Halloran

Benefits Of Exercising In Nature (and why it’s better than at home workouts)

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I still do some at home workouts. But I really feel too strongly about getting out in nature and just moving. You can walk, hike, run, swim, etc… But the added benefits to getting outside and away from technology for a hot minute is well worth it. At home and gym workouts are awesome for changing up your routine, getting out of the rain and snow, or just meeting other people and that energy vibe you get from working out around other people. But stepping away from the TV, the computers and the tablets can change your entire mental outlook for the day. So get outside and take a walk!

Yoga and a long beautiful walk through the Botanical Gardens…

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Saturday the hubby and I had a morning yoga session at theย Norfolk Botanical Gardens. The gardens host quite a few different community projects as well as certificate programs in Floral Design. It was a gorgeous cool spring day and a perfect way to spend Saturday morning together! The class was very beginner friendly and the instructor, Charlotte was amazing! She also teaches Yin Yoga at theย The Space Above Yoga Center.ย 

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After yoga, we received free admission with the cost of the yoga class. What a beautiful way to spend a Saturday morning, yoga to restore surrounded with nature’s beauty. It was a magical day!ย 

 

It was peaceful and kind of meditative at times. Even though we’ve live in this area nearly 9 years, my hubby’s never been to the Botanical Gardens before. So this made the day extra special.

 

 

I’ve been to the Gardens with visiting friends during the height of tourist season and it was beautiful. But it was hot and can get crowded. I’ve always recommended people travel here during off season. No lines, hotels are less expensive, and events are less crowded. So plan two trips to the area. One for relaxing and one to take in all the tourist vibe events!ย 

 

So now come take a walk with us as we explore the

Norfolk Botanical Gardens

 

“There is unspeakable beauty and potential to be found in nature. It entices me and is an invitation I just have to accept.” ย ~Jil Ashton-Leighย 

 

 

โ€œA human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.โ€
~Albert Einstein

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“It is no longer sufficient to describe the world of nature. The point is to defend it.” ~Edward Abbey

โ€œThere is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature moreโ€
~George Gordon Byron

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โ€œAdopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.โ€
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

“‘Is the spring coming?’ he said. ‘What is it like?’ …

‘It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine, and things pushing up and working under the earth.'”

~Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

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“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. … There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature โ€” the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”

~Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

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“Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”

~John Muir, Our National Parks

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“I felt like lying down by the side of the trail and remembering it all. The woods do that to you, they always look familiar, long lost, like the face of a long-dead relative, like an old dream, like a piece of forgotten song drifting across the water, most of all like golden eternities of past childhood or past manhood and all the living and the dying and the heartbreak that went on a million years ago and the clouds as they pass overhead seem to testify (by their own lonesome familiarity) to this feeling.”

~Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

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“An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” ย 

~Henry David Thoreau

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“Whoever loves and understands a garden will find contentment within.”

~Chinese proverb

 

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As we walked through the Enchanted Forest, the birds became hyper aware and greeted us as we passed by! It was magical!

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“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”

~ Lao Tzu

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Sadly it was closed, the Butterfly House is a summer event.

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But the Butterfly Garden was blooming!

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In a field of roses, she is a wildflower.

~Unknown

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“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” ~William Shakespeare

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“The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration.”

~Claude Monet

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The Rose Garden

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“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.”

~Dale Carnegie

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“Take time to smell the roses.”

~Proverb

Hope you enjoyed the tour of the Norfolk Botanical Gardens. We highly recommend it for a low key, long walk kind of day filled with beauty.ย 

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Susan & Keith

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Earth Days

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Top Earth Day Fun Facts Recycling

 

 

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What Can You Do?

Trash Free Earth Challenge
Plant A Tree $1
Volunteer
Reduce Your Footprint
Eat Less Meat
Stop Using Disposable Plastic
Plant A Tree (US National Forest) In Honor Of Someone
Plant A Billion Trees
Rainforest Coalition
Go Styrofoam Free
Plastic Free Shopping Guide
Earth Justice
50 Ways To Make Every Day Earth Day
25+ Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Adopt The Planet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MqTOEospfo

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๐‘ป๐’“๐’†๐’†๐’”, ๐‘ฎ๐’๐’๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’–๐’” ๐‘ป๐’“๐’†๐’†๐’”

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๐‘น๐’†๐’‚๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’‚๐’“๐’•๐’Š๐’„๐’๐’† ๐’•๐’๐’…๐’‚๐’š ๐’‚๐’‡๐’•๐’†๐’“ ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’”๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’š 2 ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’†๐’”,ย “๐‘ต๐’†๐’˜ ๐’”๐’•๐’–๐’…๐’š ๐’…๐’†๐’๐’—๐’†๐’” ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’“๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’„๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’“๐’†๐’†๐’” ๐’Š๐’ ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’„๐’Š๐’•๐’Š๐’†๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‰๐’๐’˜ ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’š ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’”๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’๐’Š๐’—๐’†๐’”“. ๐‘จ๐’๐’… ๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐‘ฐ ๐’„๐’๐’–๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’Œ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’”, ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’๐’๐’š, ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’๐’๐’š? ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’†๐’š’๐’“๐’† ๐’‹๐’–๐’”๐’• ๐’ˆ๐’†๐’•๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’๐’๐’˜?

๐‘ฐ ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’Œ ๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’„๐’Œ ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† 60’๐’” & 70’๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‡๐’๐’๐’˜๐’†๐’“ ๐’„๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’…๐’“๐’†๐’, ๐’‰๐’Š๐’‘๐’‘๐’Š๐’† ๐’„๐’–๐’๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’†, ๐’‡๐’๐’๐’Œ ๐’”๐’๐’๐’ˆ ๐’˜๐’“๐’Š๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’ˆ๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’Š๐’—๐’†๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’…๐’‚๐’š ๐’˜๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’•๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’‚๐’๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’…๐’Š๐’Ž ๐’‡๐’–๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’† ๐’˜๐’† ๐’˜๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐’‡๐’‚๐’„๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’“๐’†๐’†๐’” ๐’”๐’–๐’“๐’“๐’๐’–๐’๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’–๐’”.

๐‘ฑ๐’๐’๐’Š ๐‘ด๐’Š๐’•๐’„๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’ ๐’˜๐’“๐’๐’•๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’“๐’†๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’†๐’… “๐‘ฉ๐’Š๐’ˆ ๐’€๐’†๐’๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐‘ป๐’‚๐’™๐’Š” ๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’„๐’Œ ๐’Š๐’ 1970 ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ช๐’๐’–๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ช๐’“๐’๐’˜๐’” ๐’…๐’Š๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Š๐’“ ๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’Š๐’ 2002 ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’๐’–๐’Ž๐’†๐’“๐’๐’–๐’” ๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’” ๐’…๐’Š๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Š๐’“ ๐’”๐’‘๐’Š๐’ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’†๐’”๐’” ๐’”๐’๐’๐’ˆ.

 

๐‘ต๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’… ๐’Š๐’• ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’‡๐’๐’“๐’†? ๐’€๐’๐’– ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’‡๐’๐’๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’Š๐’๐’Œ๐’” ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’—๐’†, ๐’๐’“ ๐’‹๐’–๐’”๐’• ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’š๐’“๐’Š๐’„๐’” ๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’†:

๐‘ป๐’‰๐’†๐’š ๐’‘๐’‚๐’—๐’†๐’… ๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’‚๐’…๐’Š๐’”๐’†
๐‘จ๐’๐’… ๐’‘๐’–๐’• ๐’–๐’‘ ๐’‚ ๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’๐’•
๐‘พ๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’‚ ๐’‘๐’Š๐’๐’Œ ๐’‰๐’๐’•๐’†๐’, ๐’‚ ๐’ƒ๐’๐’–๐’•๐’Š๐’’๐’–๐’†
๐‘จ๐’๐’… ๐’‚ ๐’”๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‰๐’๐’• ๐’”๐’‘๐’๐’•

๐‘ซ๐’๐’’๐’• ๐’Š๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’˜๐’‚๐’š๐’” ๐’”๐’†๐’†๐’Ž ๐’•๐’ ๐’ˆ๐’
๐‘ป๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’…๐’๐’’๐’• ๐’Œ๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’˜๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’š๐’๐’–’๐’—๐’† ๐’ˆ๐’๐’• ๐’•๐’Š๐’ ๐’Š๐’•๐’” ๐’ˆ๐’๐’๐’†
๐‘ป๐’‰๐’†๐’š ๐’‘๐’‚๐’—๐’†๐’… ๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’‚๐’…๐’Š๐’”๐’†
๐‘จ๐’๐’… ๐’‘๐’–๐’• ๐’–๐’‘ ๐’‚ ๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’๐’•

๐‘ป๐’‰๐’†๐’š ๐’•๐’๐’๐’Œ ๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’•๐’“๐’†๐’†๐’”
๐‘จ๐’๐’… ๐’‘๐’–๐’• ‘๐’†๐’Ž ๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’•๐’“๐’†๐’† ๐’Ž๐’–๐’”๐’†๐’–๐’Ž
๐‘จ๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’š ๐’„๐’‰๐’‚๐’“๐’ˆ๐’†๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‘๐’†๐’๐’‘๐’๐’†
๐‘จ ๐’…๐’๐’๐’๐’‚๐’“ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‚ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’ ๐’”๐’†๐’†๐’Ž ‘๐’†๐’Ž

๐‘ต๐’ ๐’๐’ ๐’๐’
๐‘ซ๐’๐’’๐’• ๐’Š๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’˜๐’‚๐’š๐’” ๐’”๐’†๐’†๐’Ž ๐’•๐’ ๐’ˆ๐’,
๐‘ป๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’…๐’๐’’๐’• ๐’Œ๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’˜๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’š๐’๐’–’๐’—๐’† ๐’ˆ๐’๐’•
๐‘ป๐’Š๐’ ๐’Š๐’•๐’” ๐’ˆ๐’๐’๐’†
๐‘ป๐’‰๐’†๐’š ๐’‘๐’‚๐’—๐’†๐’… ๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’‚๐’…๐’Š๐’”๐’†
๐‘จ๐’๐’… ๐’‘๐’–๐’• ๐’–๐’‘ ๐’‚ ๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’๐’•

๐‘ฏ๐’†๐’š ๐’‡๐’‚๐’“๐’Ž๐’†๐’“ ๐’‡๐’‚๐’“๐’Ž๐’†๐’“
๐‘ท๐’–๐’• ๐’‚๐’˜๐’‚๐’š ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ซ๐‘ซ๐‘ป
๐‘ฐ ๐’…๐’๐’’๐’• ๐’„๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’”๐’‘๐’๐’•๐’” ๐’๐’ ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’‚๐’‘๐’‘๐’๐’†๐’”
๐‘ณ๐’†๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’Ž๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’Š๐’“๐’…๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’†๐’”
๐‘ท๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’†!

๐‘ซ๐’๐’’๐’• ๐’Š๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’˜๐’‚๐’š๐’” ๐’”๐’†๐’†๐’Ž ๐’•๐’ ๐’ˆ๐’
๐‘ป๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’…๐’๐’’๐’• ๐’Œ๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’˜๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’š๐’๐’–’๐’—๐’† ๐’ˆ๐’๐’•
๐‘ป๐’Š๐’ ๐’Š๐’•๐’” ๐’ˆ๐’๐’๐’†
๐‘ป๐’‰๐’†๐’š ๐’‘๐’‚๐’—๐’†๐’… ๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’‚๐’…๐’Š๐’”๐’†
๐‘จ๐’๐’… ๐’‘๐’–๐’• ๐’–๐’‘ ๐’‚ ๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’๐’•
๐‘ฏ๐’†๐’š, ๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’š ๐’‘๐’‚๐’—๐’†๐’… ๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’‚๐’…๐’Š๐’”๐’†
๐‘ป๐’ ๐’‘๐’–๐’• ๐’–๐’‘ ๐’‚ ๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’๐’•
๐‘พ๐’‰๐’š ๐’๐’๐’•?

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๐‘ป๐’‰๐’๐’”๐’† ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’“๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’• ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’š๐’“๐’Š๐’„๐’”, ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’• ๐’Š๐’” ๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐’Š๐’‡ ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’˜๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’˜๐’‰๐’๐’๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ. ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’†๐’”๐’† ๐’๐’Š๐’๐’†๐’” ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’—๐’† ๐’˜๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐’‚ ๐’‡๐’๐’“๐’†๐’•๐’†๐’๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’ƒ๐’š ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’ˆ๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’•๐’‰ ๐’๐’‡ ๐’š๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’…๐’‚๐’š. ๐‘ป๐’๐’ ๐’๐’‡๐’•๐’†๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’…๐’†๐’Ž๐’๐’ˆ๐’“๐’‚๐’‘๐’‰๐’Š๐’„ ๐’Š๐’” ๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’๐’๐’“๐’†๐’…, ๐’๐’“ ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’„๐’‚๐’–๐’”๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’๐’–๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’•๐’” ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’•๐’๐’ ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’ˆ๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’”๐’๐’Ž๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’š ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’๐’–๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’• ๐’•๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’…๐’†๐’—๐’Š๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐’๐’“ ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’”๐’–๐’“๐’…. ย ๐‘พ๐’‰๐’†๐’ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’˜๐’† ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’๐’‡๐’•๐’†๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’•๐’‰ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’๐’†๐’๐’๐’Š๐’‚๐’๐’” ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’‚ ๐’‡๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’‰ ๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’‘๐’†๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’•๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‡๐’–๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’„๐’‚๐’–๐’”๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’š ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’ ๐’Ž๐’๐’“๐’† ๐’Š๐’๐’—๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’†๐’… ๐’Š๐’ ๐’Š๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’๐’”๐’† ๐’˜๐’‰๐’’๐’” ๐’š๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’” ๐’ˆ๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’š๐’๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’…๐’†๐’Ž๐’๐’ˆ๐’“๐’‚๐’‘๐’‰๐’Š๐’„?

๐‘ป๐’‰๐’‚๐’•’๐’” ๐’๐’๐’• ๐’•๐’ ๐’…๐’Š๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’Š๐’”๐’‰ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‡๐’‚๐’„๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’†๐’™๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’๐’„๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’˜๐’Š๐’”๐’…๐’๐’Ž ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’๐’”๐’† ๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“ 30 ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’“๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐’—๐’๐’Š๐’„๐’†๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’“ ๐’•๐’๐’. ๐‘ฉ๐’–๐’• ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’—๐’๐’Š๐’„๐’†๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‡๐’–๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’˜๐’๐’“๐’๐’… ๐’Š๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’“๐’๐’‚๐’… ๐’”๐’†๐’†๐’ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‡๐’†๐’‚๐’“ ๐’๐’‡ ๐’„๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’ˆ๐’†. ๐‘จ๐’๐’… ๐’‰๐’†๐’š, ๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’๐’‡ ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“ 30, ๐’„๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’ˆ๐’† ๐’Š๐’” ๐‘ฎ๐‘ถ๐‘ถ๐‘ซ, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’๐’‡๐’•๐’†๐’ ๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š ๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š ๐’๐’†๐’„๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’‚๐’“๐’š.

๐‘บ๐’–๐’“๐’“๐’๐’–๐’๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’Ž๐’š๐’”๐’†๐’๐’‡ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’† ๐’Š๐’” ๐’๐’‡๐’•๐’†๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’๐’๐’š ๐’‘๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’ˆ๐’“๐’๐’–๐’๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’‡๐’–๐’ ๐’˜๐’๐’“๐’๐’…. ๐‘ฉ๐’†๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‚๐’Ž๐’๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’•๐’“๐’†๐’†๐’” ๐‘ฐ ๐’‚๐’Ž ๐’“๐’†๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’…๐’†๐’… ๐’‹๐’–๐’”๐’• ๐’‰๐’๐’˜ ๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’“๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’†๐’“๐’—๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’๐’‡ ๐’‘๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’†๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’†, ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’…๐’๐’Š๐’‡๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’”๐’‚๐’„๐’“๐’†๐’… ๐’ˆ๐’“๐’๐’–๐’๐’…๐’” ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’๐’๐’š ๐’Š๐’”. ๐’€๐’๐’– ๐’„๐’‚๐’’๐’• ๐’”๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’‡๐’๐’๐’˜๐’†๐’“ ๐’๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’‘๐’–๐’•๐’†๐’“ ๐’”๐’„๐’“๐’†๐’†๐’. ๐‘บ๐’–๐’“๐’† ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’”๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’ ๐’‚๐’“๐’•๐’Š๐’‡๐’Š๐’„๐’Š๐’‚๐’ ๐’‡๐’๐’๐’˜๐’†๐’“๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’š๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’† ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’˜๐’‚๐’๐’•, ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’• ๐’˜๐’‰๐’†๐’ ๐’Š๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’‚๐’”๐’• ๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’† ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’˜๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’Œ๐’๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’…๐’๐’˜๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’”๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’๐’†๐’… ๐’‚ ๐’‡๐’๐’๐’˜๐’†๐’“?

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“๐‘บ๐’„๐’Š๐’†๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’”๐’•๐’” ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’Œ๐’๐’๐’˜๐’ ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’”๐’๐’Ž๐’† ๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’Š๐’๐’„๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’†๐’Ž๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’‚๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’†๐’” ๐’‚๐’”๐’”๐’๐’„๐’Š๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’… ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’ˆ๐’๐’๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’ ๐’„๐’๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‚๐’•๐’† ๐’„๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’ˆ๐’† ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’‚ ๐’๐’†๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’†๐’‡๐’‡๐’†๐’„๐’• ๐’๐’ ๐’‘๐’๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐’ˆ๐’“๐’๐’˜๐’•๐’‰. ๐‘ฌ๐’™๐’‘๐’‚๐’๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’„๐’‰, ๐’‚ ๐‘ฏ๐’†๐’ƒ๐’“๐’†๐’˜ ๐‘ผ๐’๐’Š๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’Š๐’•๐’š ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘ฑ๐’†๐’“๐’–๐’”๐’‚๐’๐’†๐’Ž ๐‘ท๐’‰๐‘ซ ๐’”๐’•๐’–๐’…๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’‰๐’‚๐’” ๐’”๐’‰๐’๐’˜๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’Š๐’๐’„๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’†๐’” ๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚๐’Ž๐’ƒ๐’Š๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’•๐’†๐’Ž๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’‚๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’”๐’ ๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’… ๐’•๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’…๐’†๐’„๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’† ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’…๐’–๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’๐’‡ ๐’‡๐’๐’๐’“๐’‚๐’ ๐’”๐’„๐’†๐’๐’•๐’”.

“๐‘ฐ๐’๐’„๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’†๐’” ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’†๐’Ž๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’‚๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’† ๐’‚๐’”๐’”๐’๐’„๐’Š๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’… ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’„๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’ˆ๐’๐’๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’ ๐’„๐’๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‚๐’•๐’† ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’‡๐’†๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’‘๐’๐’‚๐’๐’•-๐’‘๐’๐’๐’๐’Š๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’๐’“ ๐’Ž๐’–๐’•๐’–๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’”๐’Ž, ๐’‚๐’ ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’‚๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’‡๐’‚๐’„๐’Š๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’… ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’Š๐’๐’๐’š ๐’ƒ๐’š ๐’‡๐’๐’๐’“๐’‚๐’ ๐’„๐’๐’๐’๐’“ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’”๐’„๐’†๐’๐’•,” ๐‘จ๐’๐’๐’ ๐‘ช๐’‚๐’’๐’‚๐’๐’Š ๐’†๐’™๐’‘๐’๐’‚๐’Š๐’๐’†๐’… ๐’Š๐’ ๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’„๐’‰.” (๐’’๐’–๐’๐’•๐’† ๐’•๐’‚๐’Œ๐’†๐’ ๐’‡๐’“๐’๐’Ž ๐‘บ๐’„๐’Š๐’†๐’๐’„๐’† ๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’Š๐’๐’š: ๐‘จ๐’” ๐’•๐’†๐’Ž๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’‚๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’†๐’” ๐’“๐’Š๐’”๐’†, ๐’‡๐’๐’๐’˜๐’†๐’“๐’” ๐’†๐’Ž๐’Š๐’• ๐’๐’†๐’”๐’” ๐’”๐’„๐’†๐’๐’•)

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๐‘ป๐’‰๐’†๐’”๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ๐’” ๐’‚๐’“๐’†ย ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’‡๐’๐’–๐’๐’…๐’๐’š ๐’”๐’‚๐’…. ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’• ๐’”๐’•๐’†๐’‚๐’…๐’š ๐’…๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’–๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’๐’‡ ๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’† ๐’”๐’†๐’†๐’Ž๐’” ๐’–๐’๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’“๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐’•๐’ ๐’”๐’๐’Ž๐’†. ๐‘ฉ๐’–๐’• ๐’‚๐’” ๐‘ฑ๐’๐’๐’Š ๐’”๐’‚๐’Š๐’… “๐‘ป๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’…๐’๐’’๐’• ๐’Œ๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’˜๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’š๐’๐’–’๐’—๐’† ๐’ˆ๐’๐’•,ย ๐‘ป๐’Š๐’ ๐’Š๐’•๐’” ๐’ˆ๐’๐’๐’†”ย ๐’Š๐’” ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’‘๐’‰๐’†๐’•๐’Š๐’„ ๐’•๐’“๐’–๐’•๐’‰ ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’„๐’‚๐’”๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’…๐’๐’Š๐’‡๐’†. ๐‘ฐ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‚ ๐’˜๐’๐’“๐’๐’… ๐’˜๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐’˜๐’† ๐’๐’๐’๐’š ๐’Œ๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’•๐’“๐’†๐’†๐’”, ๐’‡๐’๐’๐’˜๐’†๐’“๐’”, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’…๐’๐’Š๐’‡๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’š ๐’˜๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’˜๐’† ๐’”๐’†๐’† ๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’Ž๐’–๐’”๐’†๐’–๐’Ž ๐’Š๐’” ๐’‚ ๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š ๐’ƒ๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’Œ ๐’•๐’‰๐’๐’–๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’• ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’ ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’‡๐’–๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’†.

๐‘บ๐’ ๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’ ๐’‡๐’“๐’๐’Ž ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’‘๐’‚๐’”๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’ ๐’‡๐’“๐’๐’Ž ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’Œ๐’†๐’”. ๐‘ณ๐’Š๐’”๐’•๐’†๐’ ๐’•๐’ ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’„๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’…๐’“๐’†๐’, ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’•๐’‰ ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’๐’…๐’‚๐’š ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’๐’Ž๐’๐’“๐’“๐’๐’˜. ๐‘ฐ๐’•’๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Š๐’“ ๐’‡๐’–๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Š๐’“ ๐’„๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’…๐’“๐’†๐’’๐’” ๐’‡๐’–๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’”๐’ ๐’๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’”๐’ ๐’๐’. ๐‘ซ๐’ ๐’˜๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’„๐’‚๐’, ๐’˜๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’Š๐’” ๐’Š๐’ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’‘๐’๐’˜๐’†๐’“ ๐’•๐’ ๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’‘ ๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’†๐’“๐’—๐’† ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’•๐’“๐’†๐’†๐’”, ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’…๐’๐’Š๐’‡๐’†, ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’Ž๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’๐’„๐’†๐’‚๐’๐’”, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š ๐’‚๐’Š๐’“ ๐’˜๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’‰๐’†.

 

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