I just found this lovely picture on the Internet and thought I will share it with you.
It shows a female dog feeding a 10-day-old tiger cub and her puppy at a zoo in Hefei, Anhui province, China. The tigress, who is a first time mother, was deemed incapable of feeding her young because of insufficient milk (Picture by JIANAN YU/REUTERS).
The dog clearly adopted this little tiger cub and it's treating it as his own. It shows that animals are capable of altruism and they can be very kind to one another.
Piano used to make me feel in control, imagine a little boy sitting in front of this massive instrument and with his small fingers playing it. In fact if I remember correctly when the top of the piano was open it was taller than me standing next to it.
Drums I remember used to make feel strong as well as in control. I guess it had something to do with ability to produce Music loud enough to be heard by the whole party of people in a crowded and noisy room without any need for amplification.
Violin on the other hand used to make me feel very calm and concentrated and focused. It used to make me feelx more humble and calm than I was, as well as promoting my ability to achieve anything (music) I wanted with patience and practice.
In fact I recall feeling differently when playing different type of music on the same instrument.
Violin was a different cattle of fish, it was mush smaller than the other two, making it easy to move and handle and it was possible to carry it With me. This advantage came at a price, it needed more concentration as the margin of error regarding where to place the fingers and the hand movements were very small.
If you have not tried playing a music instrument, you should, you can never know if you like something and wether you will be successful in doing something unless you try.
This year Anna participated in the Race for Life. She entered and completed her run to express support for Maman, your Grandma who is fighting against cancer. I don't know if you've ever heard about this event? It is the UK’s biggest fight against cancer and the largest women-only fundraising event in the UK. I had a good excuse not to run as I am not a woman :-) Well, even if i wanted I would have not been able. But I was there at the finishing line waiting for Anna. She did very well. She also raised £70 through her fundraising website
For some of the women who take part in Race for Life it is a celebration of surviving a cancer experience. Others take part in memory of a loved one or to give hope to a cancer-free future. But all of them share a common goal: to raise money for Cancer Research UK's groundbreaking work and to help save more lives.
You can read about different reasons people participate in Race for Life here These are very moving stories, very tragic and sad sometimes, but also giving us a hope for better future, for a cure.
You are a woman, maybe you would like to take part in Race for Life next year? You can join Anna and her friends.
I am your dad Atria.