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Our Lady of Rio de Janeiro
Corcovado - Jardim Botanico For the past 10 years I thought that Rio de Janeiro was ruled by our Lord of Corcovado. From his majestic location he seems to protect the whole city day and night. Now I realize that Rio de Janeiro is not only ruled, but also protected by our Lady Mother Nature of the Botanic Gardens. There is not a single day in which all the human beings residing in Rio are not amazed of what our Lady is able to do to make Rio the most beautiful city in the entire World. In the winter time and during the early hours, with her grace she may be able to cover her son and the hills surrounding him with a blanket, then with the rise in temperature, uncover him to let him shine under a striking blue sky. What a wonderful life this can be by simply contemplating the city from Vista Chinese. But Rio's physical beauty is only one aspect that our Lady revels to us. In reality, Rio is deeper than its beautiful looks; it is a state of mind, an overwhelming combination of passion, emotions, sensitivity and romanticism. If a broken heart arrives to Rio, our Lady can heal it with grace and compassion. She will detach any soul from the feeling of disappointment, the dramas of the self-pity and unnecessary suffering. She will never let a broken heart give up and she will do everything to always make it hopeful, thankful and grateful. Our Lady always accentuates the positive and eliminates the negative.
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