Nature Squalls: "Puerto Rico Blooming Time Line"

Bloom
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Even the wilderness and desert will be glad in those days. The wasteland will rejoice and blossom with spring crocuses. Isaiah 35:1

Have you ever felt something inside dead; this deep sensation of dull motivations, or a long cocooning period....which seems like it will never end? Then an event, like a brief sudden violent wind storm, provokes a brief commotion in you?

It happened to me, actually this article is a product of such an experience. From frustration, anger, results of being deceived; and all human emotions never felt blooming from my soul.

Isaiah was inspired by God when he wrote and still inspires us. The verse from chapter 35 quoted at the beginning is exactly what nature whispered squalidly into my senses. Accompanied by the blooms that were all around made me rise from the deadly emotional state I was submerging myself into.

I read Bill's article where he encourages us to write. Using his teacher's motivational strategy he presented another picture; which led me to untie and canalize what was provoked from a Hub I read, discriminatory written, about Puerto Ricans.

Blooming time...is about hope, even after death

Bill wrote: "Hopefully this picture will give you an idea for your next article."
Bill wrote: "Hopefully this picture will give you an idea for your next article." | Source

Close your Eyes and Point your Finger

Close your eyes and point your finger,

On the map just let it linger

Any place you point your finger to,

There’s someone with the same type blood as you!

England, China, or Alaska,

Mexico or Madagascar,

Indonesia, Ireland or Peru

There’s someone with the same type blood as you!

No type of blood is better,

No type of blood is best,

Each type of blood is just as good

No better than the rest!

Close your eyes and point your finger,

On the map just let it linger

Any place you point your finger to,

There’s someone with the same type blood as you!

In the mountains or in the valleys,

Rich hotels or slum-like alleys

Any place you point your finger to,

There’s someone with the same type blood as you!

Plumbers, barbers, men of science,

Clerks or teachers, dwarfs or giants

Make no difference what they are or do,

There’s someone with the same type blood as you!

It may be “A” or “B”,

It may be “B” or “O”,

Whatever type it may be, sir,

There’s one thing you should know:

Nature has no favorite nation,

Color, creed, or occupation

Any place you point your finger to,

There’s someone with the same type blood as you!

Close your eyes and point your finger,

On the map just let it linger

Any place you point your finger to,

There’s someone with the same type blood as you!

Someday you may be in danger;

Then along will come a stranger

With a blood to pull you through…

A stranger’s blood may save your life for you!

Close your eyes and point your finger,

On the map just let it linger

Any place you point your finger to,

There’s someone with the same type blood as you!

Words: Hy Zaret and Music: Lou Singer

Knowledge

If you talk about a theme it is because you have evidence, if not it is a gossip. If you have evidence you need to have knowledge of cause and effects. If you criticize without being through certain experience...your words become vain, weak and senseless.

I invite you to use the scientific method before you throw words and deceive yourself.

My elementary education came from New York; a song still tunes inside my heart, which words and definition still helps me in moments of discriminating others. I ask myself where do some people come with the idea that they are better than others..."Close your eyes and point your finger".

What is a nation, city, state, or continent?

A nation, city, state, or continent; are words to identify a place. There are over 200 states? Whatever...people move from one place to the other and still they will have the same body system then the rest of the humans living on Earth.

Jealousy has few manifestations...like many things. Everything strives in the balance that things get from maturity, You may feel jealousy from:

  • envy of others advantages
  • troubled by rivalry
  • solicitous or vigilant in maintaining or guarding something

That defined, lets focus on the last definition which is what every person that feels love will accomplish. A couple needs jealousy for their relation. Parents need jealousy for their children. Sons and daughters need jealousy for their home,...and so on... We all need jealousy for our world, our earth, universe...our own being...our people...our Lord! If we love we will be solicitude or vigilant of maintaining or guarding who or what we love.

I love Borikén "the great land of the valiant and noble Lord".

Blooming time

Passion fruit bloom
Passion fruit bloom | Source
Passion Fruit
Passion Fruit | Source

Nature squalls

History prevails among any expression made. Nature will not leave anything uncovered, it will squall the truth. Nature squalls the benefit it offers to us like the passion fruit hanging over my doorsteps. This was the first whispered nature squall, as I passed by it inadvertently.

I was anxious and my help was right over me. Passion fruit helps reduce feelings of anxiety and stress. It produces calmness and well being by raising chemicals levels within us which promote happiness.

Nature squalls that just like a plant, we need to be pruned from time to time, in order to bloom. Nature squalls that with each season things will have different views...nothing stays the same things change, we also change.

Nature squalled when in 1977 a flooding river exposed the most important archaeological site in the Caribbean. This natural event revealed the presences of indigenous people dated back to more than 1,000 years before Columbus encountered the New World.

Puerto Rico like any other place has its seasons...ups and downs no different than any other nation, city, or country. Nature squalls that everything changes by specific climatic conditions.

Puerto Rico has its history, where blooming time is demonstrated.

Borikén "the great land of the valiant and noble Lord"

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Puerto Rico Blooming Time Line 1000s - 1800s

Date
Event
1,000 AD
Tainos settled on the island calling it Boriken.
1493
Christopher Columbus arrived on the island on his second voyage.
1508
Juan Ponce de Leon founded Caparra (first Spanish settlement).
1509
Spaniards colonist treated the natives as slaves.
1511
Taino population started to devastate by the mistreatment and diseases from the Europeans.The Tainos rebelled, but the Spaniards were armed and won. Ponce de Leon ordered 6,000 shot; some survivors fled to the mountains and others left the island.
1520
The island is officially named Puerto Rico
1873
After 400 years; slavery is abolished by Spain.
1898
During the Spanish American war, Puerto Rico is invaded by US forces. Treaty of Paris ended the war resulting in Puerto Rico becoming possession of US.
One thousands to eighteen thousands.

Defense of sea attackers

San Juan's walls, Puerto Rico
San Juan's walls, Puerto Rico | Source

San Juan's Forts

Nature squall the Atlantic Ocean road from Europe to the Americas; from Africa to to the Caribbean.

San Juan Bay became a shelter harbor with high political and military value until today. A tower at El Morro and La Fortaleza were built by Spanish troops beginning in 1539. Most of the other walls were constructed from 1760's - 1780's. The island had to be defended against sea attackers because of the trade winds and wealth.

A shelter harbor until today

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Puerto Rico Blooming Time Line 1900s

Date
Event
1900
Residents of the island were allowed to organize own government with the Foraker Act signed by President William McKinley.
1902
Puerto Rico was declared territory of US
1917
Citizenship was granted to Puerto Ricans with the Jones Act
1946
Jesús T. Piñero was appointed as Puerto Rico's first governor.
1948
Muñoz Marín was elected governor (first elected by Puerto Ricans).
1950
Puerto Rico's Commonwealth Bill was signed by US President Truman.
1963
World's largest radio telescope inaugurated at Arecibo Observatory.
1993
Spanish and English were declared official languages.
1998
Residents by vote decided to remain the commonwealth status.
1999
US Navy bombing was damaging in great scales Vieques (an island territory of PR).
San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico | Source

Puerto Rico Blooming Time Line 2000s

To talk about the 2000 was to think we were going to live as the Jetson (futuristic animated comic). After more than a decade, we look back and progress is just about the same as the 1900s.

Puerto Rico receives everyone with warm open arms. We are still the bridge that connects the Old World to the New World. Everyday is an opportunity to blossom!

Blooms of dignity, integrity, and honor

Dear Sir and Madam, a Puerto Rican is not:

  • dirty
  • epidemic
  • parasite

By your actions, thoughts and desires your blooms will blossom! We, Puerto Rican people, have demonstrated and still demonstrate, that we are capable to live with dignity, integrity and honor!

History is history; wars are wars; and people will keep defending what they think it is theirs. Sadly to know that human still do not understand that they are created as God's image; and that we are all the same. This world is not yours, either mine...it is for all of us to enjoy. Nobody is better than the rest. Christ came for all of us!

May God bless us and may His mercy cover us with true love!


© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

Be witness of our earthly paradise

© 2014 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

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Froggy213 2 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico

This was a very well done hub. Take that all who have discrimination against Puerto Ricans or others!! Great job my love.


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

I love your articles, Maria. There is always so much truth in them. Well done and thanks for mentioning me and using that picture. Blessings to you always my friend.

bill


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Lastheart 2 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Thanks Greg and Bill for your words! HubPages is HubPages with people like both of you.


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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Really cool article. Just chuck full of great stuff. A partner and 35 year friend of mine's mother is Puerto Rican. Just love the culture. thanks for a great read.

I have yet to meet a man that bled green.


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Lastheart 2 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Eric thanks! Give a 'Boricua saludos' to your friend! I hope he is giving a good image of us.

I wonder if you will read this reply????? because, I am more than curious to know what do you mean with:

"I have yet to meet a man that bled green."


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Froggy213 2 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico

What he means by that honey is: all people are the same. We all have red blood in us and we all were made by God.

Eric is showing he doesn't discriminate on color, race. or religion.


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Lastheart 2 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Ohhhhhh...ok... I thought he knew I have green blood....Lol...smells like politic.


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

We need to be reminded of the message in the poem ever so often. Thank you also for your insights into what Puerto Rico is and what it is not. When I think Puerto Rican, I think "privileged." You enjoy the geographical features of the lovely Caribbean and the financial opportunities of the Americans. Great mix!


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Lastheart 2 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

MsDora thanks so much for your warm words and spirit lifting encouragement. Hope this messages reaches its goal. Be blessed sister.


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mylindaelliott 2 years ago from Louisiana

I'm sorry you were upset by someone's rude comments. This is a great hub. I learned more about Puerto Rico.


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Lastheart 24 months ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

mylindaelliott, sorry for my delayed reply. You touch my heart thanks!


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poetryman6969 23 months ago

I tend to be allergic to flowering trees. But everything looks so beautiful!


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Lastheart 23 months ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

poetryman6969 thanks for your visit...yes ...everything looks so beautiful flowering trees!


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sgbrown 17 months ago from Southern Oklahoma

The poem conveys a very strong message, we are all the same with small and unique differences. I enjoyed your hub and all the interesting information you have about Puerto Rico!


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Lastheart 17 months ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Thanks sgbrown for passing by and leaving your comment. That poem is a song I learned when I was a child, since then it gave a big lesson.

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