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“They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn't. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.” ― Frida Kahlo

Category: Musings

Tongue (two) Tied | Note to Self

“We can make detours with our minds but we can’t distract the truth from our hearts.” – Nikki Rowe

*artwork via Xaviera Lopez

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Mastering Myself | Note to Self


Ever tried searching for something you already found? That’s what my 20s have been like. You look for it in others. You look for it in places. You look for it in song and prose and purpose. But the truth is; it was never lost. 

Des|i|re

“An honorable human relationship … in which two people have the right to use the word ‘love’, is a process, delicate, violent, often terrifying to both persons involved, a process of refining the truths they can tell each other.” – Adrienne Rich

Further reading:

Brain Pickings – Alain De Botton / The Course of Love

Sending Signals

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All journeys are solitary. For me to say I need you to come along is misplaced faith. You don’t meet people on your journey, you meet them in theirs.

50 Reasons Not To Date A Poet | As Told By…

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It may sound romantic, but in search of that elusive metaphor, poets can be somewhat  “eccentric.” If you date a poet everyone will think you are the jerk they are writing about. You wi…

Source: 50 Reasons Not To Date A Poet

*Unconsciously Graceful | Spotlight on Lillian Bassman

“I am completely tied up with softness, fragility, and the problems of a feminine world.” – Lillian Bassman

I dabble in photography. You could say I have a good eye. The eye is a strange thing isn’t it? A part of the body that speaks the most kindly and yet ferciously. My eyes have seen a lot. Good, bad, yes’s and no’s. I have soaked in life on more than one occassion. I stumbled aross Lillian Bassman’s fashion photography when researching graphic designers. A simple enough search. When I saw Lillian’s works – vignettes of memory and exposure – there was definitely a sense of mystery. A gracefulness that is instinctive.

“For more than 80 years, Lillian Bassman defined, not only fashion, but the role of a fashion photographer.”

Source: Unconsciously Graceful: Lillian Bassman

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By Night, Shining Wool and Towering Heel, Evelyn Tripp, Suit by Handmacher, New York, Harper’s Bazaar1954

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The Little Furs: Mary Jane Russell in a cape-jacket by Ritter Brothers at the Essex House, New York1955

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Tra Moda e Arte: Teresa in a gown by Laura Biagiotti and shoes by Romeo Gigli1996

 

 

E|x|otic

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The daily dread of being judged, of being measured and found lacking in some way, no matter how small, was a burden she carried, compact and profound. It was a too-heavy purse, worn and comfortable on her shoulder, which she did not know the weight of until she set it down.
Lynda Cohen Loigman

“I lift my lids and all is born again…” | In Response

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I lift my lids and all is born again…

I sing to fit into notes –

letters of stories I have yet to forget.

Yes, I lift my eyes and paint your breath.

Wet with pigments of paper-made memories;

I write your name with brittle brushes

left to dry

in a room with little light.

Can I stay in slumber against you

once more my love?

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Good Advice (Love, and other Notes)

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Belle De Jour’s Guide to Men

Today I Am | #Grateful

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| Today I am grateful for… |

15/7/2016

1) My Family (the blessing of people to whom I can call my own)

2) My God (for showing me the power of humility in the midst of consequences, no matter how big or small, within the chain of humanity and the spiritual laws)

3) My Friends (the blossoming of maturity – to those who propel us and those who offer parachutes)

4) The Past (the errors in judgement, the deliberate refusal to be still again. The muddy waters. The clear springs)

5) The Present (the missteps, shuffle-hustle, footloose freedom of choice, intention and traction)

6) The Future (the ‘could be’s’, ‘should be’s’ and ‘would be’s’ come to rest in this space, finally unraveling with divine intervention).