On January 26 of two years ago Kobe Bryant died in a tragic accident

In the hearts of basketball fans and beyond, Kobe Bryant has left an unbridgeable void. It’s been two years since that terrible accident.

California helicopter crash in which not only the NBA star but also his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and 7 others died.

It was a day like many others, Kobe, who had hung up his boots, dedicated himself to his projects and his daughters personally following Gianna who one day dreamed of the WNBA.

An iconic character, a basketball legend who also cried Michael Jordan at the funeral.

Practically loved by everyone, respected and remembered for his humility and his innate class. Kobe Bryant was also a bit Italian.

His father Joe, a former player, has been playing for years in our country from Rieti to Reggio Calabria, Pistoia and Reggio Emilia.

Arrived in 1984 in Rieti, Kobe discovers a new world and rediscovers his father much more present than when he was in the NBA.

Learn Italian for a long time that he will never stop talking and to which he will always be tied. He plays basketball, hones his technique and becomes stronger and stronger, even than his father.

And then the years in the NBA where he makes history, makes friends, important bonds and becomes a point of reference for the championship.

He wins five NBA titles with the Lakers (with which he ends his career) and also wins two Olympic golds with the American national team.

Always at the forefront with women and all minorities, she is also often involved with young people. Thanks to his farewell letter to basketball, turned into a short, he also won the Oscar in 2018.

Then the love with Vanessa, known in adolescence and never abandoned, and their four daughters to whom he was very attached.

26th January (’22) – AUSTRALIA DAY

Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. Observed annually on 26 January, it marks the 1788 landing of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove and raising of the Union Flag by Arthur Phillip following days of exploration of Port Jackson in New South Wales. In present-day Australia, celebrations aim to reflect the diverse society and landscape of the nation and are marked by community and family events, reflections on Australian history, official community awards and citizenship ceremonies welcoming new members of the Australian community.

The meaning and significance of Australia Day has evolved and been contested over time, and not all states have celebrated the same date as their date of historical significance. The date of 26 January 1788 marked the proclamation of British sovereignty over the eastern seaboard of Australia (then known as New Holland). Although it was not known as Australia Day until over a century later, records of celebrations on 26 January date back to 1808, with the first official celebration of the formation of New South Wales held in 1818. On New Year’s Day 1901, the British colonies of Australia formed a federation, marking the birth of modern Australia. A national day of unity and celebration was looked for. It was not until 1935 that all Australian states and territories adopted use of the term “Australia Day” to mark the date, and not until 1994 that the date was consistently marked by a public holiday on that day by all states and territories. Unofficially or historically, the date has also been variously named Anniversary DayFoundation Day and ANA Day

In contemporary Australia, the holiday is marked by the presentation of the Australian of the Year Awards on Australia Day Eve, announcement of the Australia Day Honours list and addresses from the governor-general and prime minister. It is an official public holiday in every state and territory. With community festivals, concerts and citizenship ceremonies, the day is celebrated in large and small communities and cities around the nation. Australia Day has become the biggest annual civic event in Australia.

Indigenous Australian events are now included. However, since at least 1938, the date of Australia Day has also been marked by some Aboriginal Australians and supporters mourning what is seen as the invasion of the land by the British and the start of colonisation, protesting its celebration as a national holiday. Invasion DaySurvival Day, or Day of Mourning is observed by many as a counter-observance on 26 January, with calls for the date to be changed or the holiday to be abolished entirely. Support for changing the date has remained a minority position, according to most polls.

26th January (’22) – Republic Day of India

Republic Day is a public holiday in India, when the country marks and celebrates the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950, replacing the Government of India Act 1935 as the governing document of India and thus, turning the nation into a newly formed republic.[1] The day also marks the transition of India from an autonomous Commonwealth realm with British Monarch as nominal head of the Indian Dominion, to a fully sovereign republic in the Commonwealth of Nations with the President of India as the nominal head of the Indian Union.

The Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949 and came into effect on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system, completing the country’s transition towards becoming an independent republic. 26 January was chosen as the date for Republic day because it was on this day in 1930 when the Declaration of Indian Independence (Purna Swaraj) was proclaimed by the Indian National Congress in lieu of the Realm status as a Dominion later instated by the departing British Regime.

♬ Anyma feat Meg Myers – RUNNING

LYRIC

It doesn’t hurt me
Do you want to feel how it feels?
Do you want to know that it doesn’t hurt me?
Do you want to hear about the deal that I’m making?
It’s you
It’s you and me

And if I only could
I’d make a deal with God
And I’d get him to swap our places
Be running up that road
Be running up that hill
Be running up that building
Say, if I only could, oh…

You don’t want to hurt me
But see how deep the bullet lies
Unaware I’m tearing you asunder
Oh, there is thunder in our hearts

Is there so much hate for the ones we love?
Tell me, we both matter, don’t we?
You
It’s you and me
It’s you and me
You won’t be unhappy

And if I only could
I’d make a deal with God
And I’d get him to swap our places
Be running up that road
Be running up that hill
Be running up that building
Say, if I only could, oh…

You
It’s you and me
It’s you and me
You won’t be unhappy

C’mon, baby
C’mon darling
Let me steal this moment from you now
C’mon, angel
C’mon, c’mon, darling
Let’s exchange the experience

Say, if I only could
I’d make a deal with God
And I’d get him to swap our places
Be running up that road
Be running up that hill
With no problems

Say, if I only could,
I’d make a deal with God
And I’d get him to swap our places
Be running up that road
Be running up that hill
With no problems

Say, if I only could…
No problem

Be running up that road
Be running up that hill
Be running up that road
Be running up that hill
Be running up that hill

Farmscape Wonder Wander: 26 January 2022 — Progress of the Seasons Journal

Winter Botany in a Freshwater Tidal Swamp by Claudia with images (mostly) by Conrad Seed Capsule (Dried Fruit) of Canada Lily (Lilium canadense) Last weekend, we visited the Nature Conservancy’s Lewis A. Swyer Preserve in Stuyvesant and explored the wintry freshwater tidal swamp along Mill Creek. We stumbled upon an exquisite seed capsule and decided […]

Farmscape Wonder Wander: 26 January 2022 — Progress of the Seasons Journal

Devil’s Bridge Hike in Sedona — Outdoor Adventures Fitness

View from Devil’s Bridge in Sedona On our visit to Sedona, we didn’t have a whole lot of time to do as many hikes as we had hoped, however this was the one hike that we thought would be a must. We had read that you must get up early and get out on the […]

Devil’s Bridge Hike in Sedona — Outdoor Adventures Fitness