Article: Powerfully Poetic Self-Portraits of a Former Dancer
Powerfully Poetic Self-Portraits of a Former Dancer http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/ingrid-endel-photography
Artistic souls can overcome obstacles, and even use them to fuel their artistic creativity!
All human beings are equal, but all cultures and religions are not. A culture that celebrates femininity and considers women to be the masters of their own lives is better than a culture that mutilates girls’ genitals and confines them behind walls and veils or flogs or stones them for falling in love. A culture that protects women’s rights by law is better than a culture in which a man can awfully have four wives at once and women are denied alimony and half their inheritance. A culture that appoints women to its supreme court is better than a culture that declares that the testimony of a woman is worth half that of a man. It is part of Muslim culture to oppress women and part of all tribal cultures to institutionalize patronage, nepotism, and corruption. The culture of the Western Enlightenment is better.
In the real world, equal respect for all cultures doesn’t translate into a rich mosaic of colorful and proud peoples interacting peacefully while maintaining a delightful diversity of food and craftwork. It translates into closed pockets of oppression, ignorance, and abuse.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali - from NOMAD - hardcover edition, pages 212 - 213 (via garbanzotoons)
Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a heroine in our house. We bought all her books after hearing her speak at Sydney Opera House last month!
I wouldn’t buy my girlfriend Starbucks and now she’s mad at me.
Well if the stock price goes way down perhaps you can buy it for her
E.F. Schumacher (via wordchalice)
Specifically our left brain is reductionist and thinks everything is acorns - unconnected atoms. Our right brain is holistic and integrates us into a living reality. Today too many people make their left brain their “ordinary” mind and don’t question that everything is being called acorns even when the roots and trunks and branches and leaves are all around them. What the world really needs now is not so much religious “faith” but rather a balancing dose of right brain thinking. It can come in the form of art, literature, or deeper human relationships.
Article: The Unbelievable 3D Latte Art of Kazuki Yamamoto
This early in the day I need coffee. This so deserves to be appreciated!
The Unbelievable 3D Latte Art of Kazuki Yamamoto http://www.visualnews.com/2013/05/20/the-unbelievable-3d-latte-art-of-kazuki-yamamoto/