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Maria V.

"Meeting friends all over the world, supporting causes"

Lisbon, AA, Portugal
married, 2 children
Speaks: English, French, Portuguese
Joined Feb 6, 2005

Hello and welcome

If all who hate would love us,
And all our loves were true,
The stars that swing above us,
Would brighten in the blue;
If cruel words were kisses,
And every scowl a smile,
A better world than this is,
Would hardly be worth while.
If purses would not tighten
To meet a brother's need,
The load we bear would lighten
Above the grave of greed.

If those who whine would whistle,
And those who languish laugh,
The rose would rout the thistle,
The grain outrun the chaff;
If hearts were only jolly,
If grieving were forgot,
And tears of melancholy
Were things that now are not;
Then love would kneel to duty,
And all the world would seem
A bridal bower of beauty,
A dream within a dream.

If men would cease to worry,
And women cease to sigh,
And all be glad to bury
Whatever has to die;
If neighbor spake to neighbor,
As love demands of all,
The rush would eat the sabre,
The spear stay on the wall;
Then every day would glisten,
And every eye would shine,
And God would pause to listen,
And life would be divine.

Author Unknown

Personal Professional Contact Singles
Joined Feb 6, 2005 Activist Aspirations undeclared 
Here for Meeting Friends, Support a Cause 
Group Host of none yet
Groups (AGR) A Green Road, Acoustic Coffee House, Amnesty International, C2 non-USers (Archive), Prepare to Unlock Reality (UR), WORLD LOVE MINISTRY, What we can do to stop Global Warming, World of Teas
Hometown Vila Nova de Santo André 
Birthday June 30  
Languages English, French, Portuguese  
About Me Im...well, next time I will describe
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Pets Cats, Dogs, Horses, Rabbits, Turtles, Fish  
Activist Aspirations
Political Leaning
Religions Christian - Catholic  
Eating Habits LOTS OF TEA, No Red Meat  
Wild Fact About Me You have to find by
My Philosophy I am not permitted to choose the frame of my destiny.But what I put into it is mine, so I have to be careful to get an extra push forward.
What Gives Me Hope My kids and my grandson Miguel
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Stop the violence
What/who changed my life and why
What Bugs Me Those who hurt others weaker than them, injustice, cruelty, intolerance  
Passions My familly, my friends and my cat  
Inspirations the sound of the ocean, music, the beauty of nature, Jesus and my parents  
What Scares Me Violent people, War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference, spiders, snakes, Losing the ones I love  
Role Models Jesus and my parents, Jesus and my father, Jesus Christ  
Quotation "A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
Interests pets, Children, Computers, Ecology, Internet, Interior Design, Movies, Music, Software  
Music Diana Kral, Norah Jones, Crystal Gayle, Sade, Santana, Byan Adams, ichard Marx, Dulce Pontes,  
Movies Casablanca, The Piano  
TV Shows  
Favorite Foods cheese fondu  
Favorite Places " my beach"  
Can't Live Without To live far away from the ocean, my familly, my Tony cat, Music and books  
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Friends of Maria

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Rajesh R.

Rameshchandra V.

Paola Z.

Philip C.

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    Dec 16, 2008 4:28 AM

    Rameshchandra V. (1589)
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    Dec 15, 2008 11:22 PM

    John H. (610)
    Hello ! My good friend Maria!
    Christmas is just around the corner. May I wish you and yours  Merry Christmas ~  !
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    Jun 24, 2008 1:44 AM

    Xenia Z. (565)
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    May 4, 2008 6:11 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    May in the Green Wode

    In somer when the shawes be sheyne,
    And leves be large and long,
    Hit is full merry in feyre foreste
    To here the foulys song.

    To see the dere draw to the dale
    And leve the hilles hee,
    And shadow him in the leves grene
    Under the green-wode tree.

    Hit befell on Whitsontide
    Early in a May mornyng,
    The Sonne up faire can shyne,
    And the briddis mery can syng.

    - ? - 15th century

     ... I wish you, dearest Friend, a pleasant week
     With Love

    Apr 7, 2008 4:33 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    A Smile Is Worth a Thousand Words


     ... just smile even when life gives you no reason
    to do it. It will light your heart.
    I wish you my dear Friend a week full of smiles.
    With Love and a

    Feb 29, 2008 4:40 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    "1. Nothing minor ever happens to a car
    on the weekend.
    2. Nothing minor ever happens to a car
    on a trip.
    3. Nothing minor ever happens to a car."

    Hartman's Automotive Laws


     ... without car problems dear Friend
    With Love

    Feb 8, 2008 5:47 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    Reasons to Smile:

    - Remember its quite true to say
           One smile is worth a dozen frowns.
    - It enriches those who receive,
    Without making poorer those who give.
    - Among the worlds expensive things
    A smile is very cheap.
    - The world will seem a better place
    And all because you smiled.
    - And after all this my dear Friend
    Just give a big one: it's Weekend

    ... so, I wish you a wonderful one.
    And, smile dear Friend
    With Love
    Ana *flower

    Dec 30, 2007 5:15 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    From old to new!

    Only a night from old to new!
    Always a night from old to new!
    And in the first day,
    My wishes are few:
    The beginning of the end
    Of all wars in the world
    That all the soldiers safe return home
    The beginning of the end
    Of the prejudice, intolerance, racism
    Hunger, greed, attacks to life.
    After that night is the first new dawn
    And may we can start from the beginning,
    Living together, without haste
    In union with kind Mother Earth.

    ... I wish you a new year full of Love and Peace
     my Friend

    Dec 7, 2007 12:17 AM

    Ana M. (1141)

    A butterfly in the wind

    A child is...
    A butterfly in the wind,
    Some can fly higher than others;
    But each one flies the best they can.
    Why compare one against the other?
    Each one is different!
    Each one is special!
    Each one is beautiful!

    I wish you a great friday and 
    a wonderful weekend my special friend 
    With Love

    Nov 16, 2007 5:09 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    "A friend is someone
     who dances with you in the sunlight and,
     walks with you in the shadows.
     Is someone
     who stays there in silence and,
     hears what you say no mater the subject.
     Walks by your side and,
     behind you and catchs if you stumble.
     A FRIEND is a gift, a treasure to keep,to honour,
     whom we give a permanent place in our hearts."

    ... I love you sweet friend and,
     I wish you a wonderful weekend.

    Nov 13, 2007 10:48 AM

    Ana M. (1141)

    "Unless each day can be looked back
    upon by everyone as one in which
     we have had some fun, some joy,
     some real satisfaction, that day is a loss."

    ... so sweet friend Carpe diem and be happy
    With Love

    Oct 22, 2007 2:59 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    The Unicorn
    Mane the colour of churning foam
     or snow on a moonlit night
    Like dandelion seed fluff as fine as cirrus
     in the morning light
    Each eye like a stormy whirlpool
     in the dark, swirling sea,
    Her horn casts rainbow haloes
     which shimmer beautifully
    Pearly coat of liquid silver
     like a glossy sheet of ice
    White feathers at her cloven hooves
     as soft and quiet as mice
    In the moonlight she gallops gracefully
     like a shadow on the sea
    With softness, sweetness and purity
     she looks across to me.
    by Anna (aged 11)

    ... may your week be full of Love

    Oct 19, 2007 6:35 AM

    Ana M. (1141)

    Let Me Live
    The darkness is closing in
    Soon I will be gone
    Why do I deserve this?
    I've done nothing wrong.
    I'm thrown in to a crate
    I feel so cold and alone
    I wonder what's next
    The future is unknown.
    Hundreds of others around me
    Screaming for their parents
    I know they will not come
    They've been shot protecting us.
    Everyday this happens
    Innocent animals killed for money
    Another day, another kill
    It's not the one bit funny.
    Do your self a favour
    If not for you, for your future kids
    Save us endangered animals
    Please just let us live!
    by Amy Carnes (aged 10)


    Aug 22, 2007 9:58 AM

    Ana M. (1141)

    Our Friendship

    Our friendship is like an ocean
    That goes down so deep
    I compare it like a rose
    Whose beauty you want to keep.

    Our friendship is like a river
    That I know will never end
    I see it like a dove
    With a beautiful message to send.

    Our friendship is like a song
    That goes on and on forever
    It is in our hearts prisoner
    That will be free for ever.


    Aug 12, 2007 2:48 PM

    RC d. (418)

    Aug 1, 2007 11:01 AM

    Ana M. (1141)

    A Special World

    A special world for you and me
    A special bond one cannot see
    It wraps us up in its cocoon
    And holds us fiercely in its womb.

    Its fingers spread like fine spun gold
    Gently nestling us to the fold
    Like silken thread it holds us fast
    Bonds like this are meant to last.

    And though at times a thread may break
    A new one forms in its wake
    To bind us closer and keep us strong
    In a special world, where we belong.

    ... with Love


    Aug 1, 2007 7:26 AM

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