Book Musings: The Amazing Discoveries of Ibn Sina

The Amazing Discoveries of Ibn Sina

Beautifully illustrated story of Ibn Sina, a genius of the Islamic Golden Age (c.622-c.1258). We learned he was a polymath, distinguished by his historically crucial contributions in the medical field.

His famous work, The Canon of Medicine, has made his name live through the centuries. He wrote hundreds of books on subjects including architecture, mathematics, philosophy, music, chemistry, education, medicine and meteorology.

GREAT book and it was wonderful discovering Ibn Sina!

The Amazing Discoveries of Ibn Sina Book 2017

Toasting to Gratitude

**THROWBACK POST**

November 5 2015:

Lillian asked tonight as I was making dinner if we could have a toast at dinner. Thomas joined in her excitement to add this to our dinner. We kind of made it a weekly tradition for each of us to share something with one another and toast our glasses.

We kept forgetting about it during the summer. I’m so glad she remembered. I had such a blissful feeling being in our little home, warm and cozy, making spaghetti and home made sauce.

Lillian’s toast: Here’s to her reaching the one year and 100 photo mark on instagram and the fun weather we’ve been having.

Thomas’ toast: The yummy food we have to eat and this great home we have.

Mine: Here’s to Team TLC always coming back together after rough moments, sharing meals like this, toasts, reading together, growing gratitude gardens, making vision boards, and laughing.

May you share a toast with your friends, family, and/or furry four-legged loved ones often … xoxo

Whisperings by Camilla Downs

“Whisperings of the Heart”

The heart whispers secrets
Try not to hear it you do.

Continuing to be in this life’s game
Following the rules, filling out the papers,
conforming to the this-is-the-way-it’s-done norms.
Too busy for interruption
to hear the gentle whisperings of the heart.

Yet, the whisperings never quiet fully.
They are there.
The whisperings are ever delivered
with love and gentleness.

The whisperings of the heart judge not.
The whisperings of the heart
are …..

Go here to read more …

Poetry and Photography: Whisperings of the Heart

 

Book Musings: The Amazing Discoveries of Ibn Sina

November 18 2017:

The Amazing Discoveries of Ibn Sina

Beautifully illustrated story of Ibn Sina, a genius of the Islamic Golden Age (c.622-c.1258). We learned he was a polymath, distinguished by his historically crucial contributions in the medical field.

His famous work, The Canon of Medicine, has made his name live through the centuries. He wrote hundreds of books on subjects including architecture, mathematics, philosophy, music, chemistry, education, medicine and meteorology.

GREAT book and it was wonderful discovering Ibn Sina!

The Amazing Discoveries of Ibn Sina Book 2017

Reaching the Goal – Where Would You Fly

December 9 2017:

After having one of her phantom-who-knows-why throwing up nights … It was great news for Lillian this morning to see we have 31 books pre-ordered so far!

Our goal is 50 – Look how close we are! Oceans of gratitude and love to everyone who has shared, commented, or purchased … xoxo

Lillian in Sun Fall Break 2015

Here’s the back of book blurb:

Welcome to the radiant imagination of Lillian Darnell, a wonderful and unique human being, the kind who comes around only once in every 56,000 births, as she is missing the short arm of her 18th chromosome.

Leave this reality behind and enter enchanted lands awash in mysteries, happy endings, adventures, and inspiration. Come within and discover heartwarming and beautiful tales, woven with love and magic, brought forth from the imagination of a young woman with a different perspective. Lose yourself in wondrous adventures as you follow courageous, enchanting characters, kind animals and plant life, and graceful Mother Nature.

The delightful tales, legends, and poems within these pages were written by Lillian Darnell between the ages of four and fifteen. The stories and poems are mostly edited for spelling and grammar, yet the bulk of the stories remain as she originally wrote and published them to include a few grammatical errors and made up words.

Will a girls dream of becoming a princess come true?

What does love have to do with rainbows and why do we sometimes see double rainbows?

What do roses have to do with fairies and why don’t we see fairies during the day?

How can sad, mischievous, fearful animals help humans feel emotions?

How did the world come to have color?

What really happens in a day of the life of a young whale who lives in the Wooden Ocean?

Why should you never sleep with bears?

“You can’t help but feel happy and be inspired while reading this book. Lillian’s stories jump straight out of her heart and onto the pages in an authentic, innocent, and loving way. The world needs more positivity and happiness and her stories are bursting with both. Thank you Lillian!” -G. Brian Benson – Award-winning and best-selling author, actor and TEDx speaker.

“Let your imagination be taken away with Lillian Darnell’s writings and allow yourself to be transported to places where anything is possible with love, joy and a touch of inspiration. This collection is born from a young woman with a unique perspective on how our world could be – immerse yourself and come, see the world through Lillian’s eyes.” -Dr Veronica Wain – Award winning filmmaker, Academic, Author, Disability Advocate

Where Would You Fly Updated Cover 9.2017

Leaf Soup and Leaf Salt and a Near Leafcastraphe

**THROWBACK POST**

November 5 2013:

I had leaves stuck all over in my hair! Beautiful Thomas entertaining himself (and me) waiting on Lillian to get done with her therapies. He made leaf soup, leaf salt and avoided a near leafcastraphe! I LOVE this beautiful and awesome life!!! xoxoThomas and Leaves 11.5.13 #3Thomas and Leaves 11.5.13 #1Thomas and Leaves 11.5.13 #2

Lillian and Camilla November 2017 Date Day

November 17 2017:

Lillian and Camilla November 2017 Date Day … on a rainy and really wet day.

Parmesan and sea salt fries for Lillian and vegan olive and artichoke pizza slice for me.

Then “window shopping” in the grocery store for all kinds of scrumptious foods. Lillian took pictures of all of them plus some great natural smelling hand made soaps.

Lillian picked out a cookie from the cookie bar and we headed home to enjoy it in the lodge while playing a fun game of go fish.

A turkey shaped cookie and peppermint dark chocolate bark for Lillian and a couple of lady fingers along with some hot chai tea for me. Lady fingers are yum, yum dipped in chai tea!! ☕️  xoxo

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Closer Still – Where Would You Fly

November 11 2017:

Forward, Closing, About the Author … Done! Next: C18 Info & Book Blurb for Back Cover!

November 16 2017:

Font style chosen. Next to complete: copyright page and back of the book blurb! xoxo

Where Would You Fly Updated Cover 9.2017

Want to pre-order and help us in bringing this to life? Our goal is to have 50 books pre-ordered and we have 15 so far. We are hoping to have them in hand by the end of December 2017. Go here to learn more …. http://www.LillianDarnell.com/author

Thank you!! xoxo

 

Love is Always the Solution

**THROWBACK POST**

November 4 2014:

Had kind of an off day and so did Thomas. As I was unpacking my lunch bag, there on the bottom, was a perfect beautiful heart. In that moment my heart was filled with anything but love.

I have no idea what it was … some type of clear liquid but nothing I took out was wet. Perfect thing to find at the perfect moment!

Then, after dinner Thomas and Lillian made me a custom crossword puzzle titled, “what you do for us”; composed of great clues and answers like: love, hugs, laundry, dishes, food, clean clothes, tucking in and TLC …

Love is always the solution … xoxo