#OrlandoStrong …. “Our City …. PULSE …. “!!


City

~~June 30, 2016~~

END OF THE MONTH

We ALL have a PULSE!!

In happened on June 12, as we all know.

As time goes by, we  tend to forget.

Yet, without warning, it hits me like a ton of bricks.

When that happens, my mind wanders to music.

The song pops in my head is Melissa Etheridge’s tribute to the massacre in Orlando.

I’m Puerto Rican.

I’m Latinx.

They were celebrating Latin night.

I could have been there.

The club is less than 30 minutes from my home.

This song says so much.

I’m including a music video that shows live pictures of the reaction of the Orlando community.

Please, bear with me and watch the video.

Hope you enjoy it.

HortyRex©

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In the wake of the unthinkable tragedy in Orlando, Melissa Etheridge found herself processing her pain with a guitar and pen in hand. And out of darkness, she brought a beautiful song entitled “Pulse” into the world. But “Pulse” isn’t just a song, it’s a message of love, an anthem of understanding and a call to forgiveness.

Melissa shared this beautiful moment with us on stage the other night, and we wanted to share her message of love with all of you. We could all use a good cry right now … and a reminder that we are all in this together.

“I think musicians … I think our job is to heal, our job is to put all those emotions in something and send it out and give it a place to where we can all … just breathe … and understand that we’re all humans and we all have a pulse.”

Melissa Etheridge

We ALL are connected through MUSIC!!

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~

Google Images

Andy Marlette, Cartoonist

https://www.facebook.com/marlette.cartoons/?fref=ts

I do not own these images.

No intention of taking credit.

If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.

HortyRex©

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~~GALLERY~~

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We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!!

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~~Pulse~~

Melissa Etheridge

~~Published on Jun 17, 2016~~

Dedicated to the victims of the attack on the Orlando LGBT community.

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We ALL are ONE!!

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To start the day …. “June is Pride Month …. Celebrate it …. “!!


PR9

~~June 27, 2016~~ 

THE MONTH OF JUNE 2016

…. a very special month of the year ….

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June is a very special month for the LGBT community.

Foryears, it has been marked as PRIDE month.

Many celebrations take place all over the world.

Parades are here, there and everywhere.

It’s a time when we come together, in the LGBT community, to celebrate our existence, to commune with others like us and with allies.

Per Wikipedia:

Gay pride or LGBT pride is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance.

Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBT rights movements throughout the world. Pride has lent its name to LGBT-themed organizations, institutes, foundations, book titles, periodicals and even a cable TV station and the Pride Library.

As the month winds down,  we reflect upon our right to exist, our right to be recognized as equal, our right enjoy life to the fullest anad our right to happiness.

A somber note dulled the celebrations this year.

2016 will always be remembered as the year when 49 beautiful souls were suddenly and senselessly taken in Orlando during the Pulse nightclub shooting.

We remain standing and strong in every sense of these words.

We are here to stay.

Ellen Degeneres celebrates Pride Month.

Watch the video included below. Turn the volume down.

Do you notice any difference between those interviewed and the people in her audience?

We all are the same!

HortyRex©

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“Please let’s unite and let’s work towards a more just and equal world for all.”

LAB Pro Lib

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~ 

Google Images

I do not own these images.

No intention of taking credit.

If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.

HortyRex©

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~~GALLERY~~

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https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2016/06/02/that-special-month-of-june-happy-pride/

Remembering …. “49 lives lost in Orlando shooting …. PULSE”!!

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/remembering-49-lives-lost-in-orlando-shooting-pulse/

IOTD …. Special Edition …. “A Year Ago Today …. Love Wins …. “!!

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2016/06/26/iotd-special-edition-a-year-ago-today-love-wins/

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~~Ellen Celebrates Pride Month~~

~~Published on Jun 22, 2016~~

So many of Ellen’s guests inspire people to be proud of who they are.

Celebrate who you are during Pride Month and every day!

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We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!! 

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. Puerto Rican Day Parade …. “!!


PRParade

~~June 10, 2016~~ 

SECOND SUNDAY IN JUNE

(two more days to go)

The Puerto Rican Day Parade (also known as the National Puerto Rican Day Parade) takes place annually in the United States along Fifth Avenue in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York.

The parade is held on the second Sunday in June, in honor of the nearly four million inhabitants of Puerto Rico and all people of Puerto Rican birth or heritage residing in the mainland U.S.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rican_Day_Parade

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~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

Facebook Timeline

Puerto Rican Pride

https://www.facebook.com/puertoricanpridestore/?fref=ts

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A Puerto Rican Moment …. “It Happens …. Yay, it’s JUNE … “!!


PRJune

~~June 7, 2016~~ 

JUNE IS HERE!! 

The Puerto Rican Day Parade (also known as the National Puerto Rican Day Parade) takes place annually in the United States along Fifth Avenue in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York.

The parade is held on the second Sunday in June, in honor of the nearly four million inhabitants of Puerto Rico and all people of Puerto Rican birth or heritage residing in the mainland U.S.

The parade always attracts many celebrities, both Puerto Rican and of Puerto Rican heritage, and many politicians from the Tri-State area.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rican_Day_Parade

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I Love Being Puerto Rican

https://www.facebook.com/ilovebeingpuertorican/?fref=ts

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IOTD …. Images of the day, #531 …. “Hug Your Cat Day …. June 4 …. “!!


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~~June 4, 2016~~ 

HUG YOUR CAT DAY

Today is Hug Your Cat Day

Go ahead and give your cat a big, furry hug.

Cat lovers can really get into this day. If you’re a cat lover, you can really appreciate the warm, cozy feeling you get when you curl up on a couch or chair, and hug your cat. The only problem is, your cat will most likely only allow a brief hug before sauntering away.

If your cat is a true hugger, count your blessings.

Dog lovers … sorry, but hugging your dog will not suffice.

If you are going to be “into” this day, you simply must hug a cat … your cat.

You don’t have a cat?

You can correct this today.

The month of June is “Adopt a Cat Month”.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/June/hugyourcatday.htm

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~ 

Google Images

Personal Photographs

I do not own these images.

No intention of taking credit.

If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.

HortyRex©

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A dear blogger friend taught me this concept.

You can find Michelle here: http://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/

~IN HER OWN WORDS~

IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”

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#IOTD #ImagesOfTheDay #531#DearBloggerFriend #HerOwnWords #Concept #Serious #Silly #JustBeautiful #MiniMentalVacay #Today #HugYourCatDay #GoAhead #Cat #BigFurryHug #MonthOfJune #AdoptACatMonth

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexach

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Frida & Kitty … come down.

I need to hug you!!

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #527 …. “Hello June …. and Summer ….”!!


JuneS

~~June 1, 2916~~ 

JUNE HAS ARRIVED

What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.

Gertrude Jekyll

http://www.quotegarden.com/

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~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~

Princess Sassy Pants & Co.

https://www.facebook.com/princesssassypantsco/?fref=ts

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A dear blogger friend taught me this concept.

You can find Michelle here: http://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/

~IN HER OWN WORDS~

IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”

GoldSwirl

#IOTD #ImageOfTheDay #527 #DearBloggerFriend #HerOwnWords #Concept #Serious #Silly #JustBeautiful #MiniMentalVacay #JuneHasArrived #WhatToSay #TimePerfectYoungSummer #FulfillmentOfPromise #FreshYoungBeauty #WillEverFade #GertrudeJekyll #QuoteGarden #PrincessSassyPantsAndCo

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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