Written by Sharon Dalton Williams

Every morning I start my day with some quiet time in my office. I have a nice comfy recliner I curl up in with my cup of coffee. My chair facesrepparttar window to east, so every morning I get to watchrepparttar 125591 day dawn.

Some mornings I am there so early thatrepparttar 125592 sun hasn't risen yet. I enjoy watchingrepparttar 125593 stars twinkle inrepparttar 125594 pre-dawn. Slowlyrepparttar 125595 sun begins to rise, and light begins to push backrepparttar 125596 darkness. The process is fascinating.

Some mornings I am treated to a spectacular sunrise scene. The colors bouncing offrepparttar 125597 nearby clouds give me a pleasing light show. I watchrepparttar 125598 colors change from pink to purple to orange to yellow.

Other mornings it's stormy outside, and all I see are storm clouds angrily racing acrossrepparttar 125599 sky. There's magnificence inrepparttar 125600 power ofrepparttar 125601 storm as it marches through affecting everything around.

And then there arerepparttar 125602 mornings where nothing particularly spectacular is going on. The sky is clear, and asrepparttar 125603 sun rises, it quietly bursts forth ontorepparttar 125604 scene lightingrepparttar 125605 earth.

I sat there in my quiet chair enjoyingrepparttar 125606 view outside my window recently and realized how blessed I am to look outrepparttar 125607 same window and see so many different skies. Each sky, so very different, has its own intrinsic beauty. The skies don't try to look like each other. They don't try to be anything they are not. They are different, and they are beautiful.

Did Nostradamus Predict the Sept 11th Tragedy?

Written by Richard Lowe

Nostradamus was a French astrologer born in 1503. He published a collection of prophecies in 1555. Each ofrepparttar four-line verses (called quatrains) is said to foretell a world event at some time inrepparttar 125590 future.

Of course, ever since that time,repparttar 125591 works of this man have been claimed to have foretold just about everything, including wars,repparttar 125592 rise and fall of empires, assassinations and disasters, as well as just about anything else.

Anyone who has ever really read these prophecies will immediately realize that they are written in such a vague way that they could mean almost anything. Nostradamus was purposely vague in his writings, as he was constantly being harassed and watched byrepparttar 125593 church.

Naturally, there are many people who claim right away that Nostradamus predictedrepparttar 125594 September 11th disasters. In fact,repparttar 125595 following "prophecy" circulated within hours ofrepparttar 125596 attack.

Inrepparttar 125597 City of God there will be a great thunder, Two brothers torn apart by Chaos, whilerepparttar 125598 fortress endures, repparttar 125599 great leader will succumb, The third big war will begin whenrepparttar 125600 big city is burning

- Nostradamus 1654

It's interesting to note how stupid some people are - Nostradamus died in 1566. If you are going to make a hoax at least get your facts right! Byrepparttar 125601 way, this actually was created by a student at Brock University in Canada inrepparttar 125602 1990s, appearing on an essay on Nostradamus. He was trying to show how anyone could make something that looks like a prophecy.

Someone obviously mistook this for a real prophecy and added a few lines of his own.

Inrepparttar 125603 City of God there will be a great thunder, Two brothers torn apart by Chaos, whilerepparttar 125604 fortress endures, repparttar 125605 great leader will succumb, The third big war will begin whenrepparttar 125606 big city is burning

Onrepparttar 125607 11th day ofrepparttar 125608 9 month, two metal birds will crash into two tall statues inrepparttar 125609 new city, andrepparttar 125610 world will end soon after.

I received another with a slight variation. Note that Nostradamus is misspelled and that New York is atrepparttar 125611 41st degree of latitude, notrepparttar 125612 45th (the email author pointed outrepparttar 125613 45 wasrepparttar 125614 latitude of New York). Byrepparttar 125615 way, none of these lines has anything to do with anything that was written by Nostradamus, except that someone went to some trouble to mix and match a few lines here and there.

Inrepparttar 125616 year ofrepparttar 125617 new century and nine months, Fromrepparttar 125618 sky will come a great King of Terror. The sky will burn at forty-five degrees. Fire approachesrepparttar 125619 great new city

Inrepparttar 125620 city of york there will be a great collapse, 2 twin brothers torn apart by chaos whilerepparttar 125621 fortress falls;repparttar 125622 great leader will succumb; third big war will begin whenrepparttar 125623 big city is burning


and yet another variation:

Inrepparttar 125624 City of Apples there will be a great thunder, Two tall brothers torn apart by chaos, whilerepparttar 125625 fortress endures,repparttar 125626 great leader will succumb, The third big war will swiftly begin fromrepparttar 125627 city of burning (Nostradamus 1654)

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