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Once upon a time, all a woman could do was sit and wait, longing for her man to come to her. 
But her status has changed over the years, now she has to go to work and long for him from there! :P  

The idea behind kendo is to discipline the character through applying the principles of the katana (sword).

The reasons for practising kendo are:

To shape the mind & body,

To grow a vigorous spirit,
And through hard training, to aim to improve,
To encourage respect and honor,
To treat others with honesty,
And to always try to grow as a person.

Then one will be able;

To love his country,

To contribute to the growth of culture,
And to promote peace and prosperity among everyone."

From the Page: That night she freed Solo from carbonite but Solo and Leia were caught by Jabba. Han was thrown into a cell with Chewbacca, while Jabba had better plans for her. To Leia's discomfort, he licked her face with his over-exocentric tongue. She was then forced into replacing Oola as Jabba's favorite slave girl. Several of the dancers stripped her of her costume and put her slave costume on her in front of the audience. During this time she was forced to wear a skimpy metal bikini costume and endure the shame and humiliation of being one of Jabba's slaves. She was kept beside Jabba on his large throne, kept on a metal leash. The night after her captivity, she was offered to Boba Fett by Jabba. However, Fett was not interested in the princess and went to sleep after arguing with her.

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When she had so spoken, the goddess put sweet desire in his heart. And Ankhises was seized with love, so that he opened his mouth and said:

`If you are a mortal and a woman was the mother who bare you, and Otreus of famous name is your father as you say, and if you are come here by the will of Hermes the immortal Guide, and are to be called my wife always, then neither god nor mortal man shall here restrain me till I have lain with you in love right now; no, not even if far-shooting Apollon himself should launch grievous shafts from his silver bow. Willingly would I go down into the house of Aides, O lady, beautiful as the goddesses, once I had gone up to your bed.'

So speaking, he caught her by the hand. And laughter-loving Aphrodite, with face turned away and lovely eyes downcast, crept to the well-spread couch which was already laid with soft coverings for the hero; and upon it lay skins of bears and deep-roaring lions which he himself had slain in the high mountains.

And when they had gone up upon the well-fitted bed, first Ankhises took off her bright jewelry of pins and twisted brooches and earrings and necklaces, and loosed her girdle and stripped off her bright garments and laid them down upon a silver-studded seat. Then by the will of the gods and destiny he lay with her, a mortal man with an immortal goddess, not clearly knowing what he did.

Aphrodite, the goddess of love.

Women's History Magazine

Prelude to a Kiss

Sometimes I feel
Like I don't belong anywhere.
And it's gonna take so long
For me to get to somewhere.

Sometimes I feel so heavy hearted
But I can't explain cuz I'm so guarded.
But that's a lonely road to travel
And a heavy load to bear.

And it's a long, long way to heaven
But I gotta get there.
Can you send an angel?
Can you send me an angel,
To guide me.

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ALICIA KEYS Official YouTube Channel

The werewolf is a mythical creature that appears in European culture as far back as the times of the ancient Greeks. The culprit was believed to transform into a wolf or a ‘wolf-man', an affliction either brought about by a curse or through the use of magic.

Ancient cultures across the world ascribed shape shifting abilities to the most dangerous animals they came in contact with; in Africa it was the lion, in India it was the snake and tiger and in Europe it was the white wolf, suggesting that the myth might have come about from mans need to invent stories.

Scholars believe that certain types of mental illness also played a part in perpetuating the myth. According to H. Sidky, author of. ‘Witchcraft, Lycanthropy, Drugs, and Disease: An Anthropological Study of the European Witch-Hunts’ (1997), this might include children suffering from some extreme types of autism that display wolf-like characteristics including solitary behaviour, a taste for raw food and a tendency to yell and bite.

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The night is over an I guess youre gone
I try and tell myself forget it and just carry on
But as I walk these lonely streets with nothing else to do
I close my eyes and dream that Im alone with you.

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