Devi Dja "The Pavlova of the Orient"
From "Devi Dja’s Bali & Javanese Cultural Dancers"
Souvenir Book, Nicolas Editions Artistiques, Paris, 1940’s
— Ray Charles (via heavymetalviolin)
I am at home with this heaven of the unforeseen,
waiting for the next whoosh of sudden departure
when, with no advance warning, to tiny augery,
the unpredictable plummets into our lives
from somewhere that looks like sky."
Longing is the fusion of fire and water.
Fever has another attribute: longing. Every winter an absent joy pains you. You walk in the rain, a single duo: you and the person you were in another winter. You surreptitiously mutter to yourself words you don’t understand,…
In Honor of International Women’s Day
This image was for an Amnesty International event in Mexico City in October 2013 raising awareness of the rights of migrant women.
The message: “I Am a Woman” and “My Rights Go Where I Go.”
is not a clay idol:
She is the dalit mother
who changes mud into rotis"
The rape and murder of a tribal girl
No newspaper carried a headline or a photo feature,
No youth were roused to protests,
No city’s life came to a standstill,
No furor in the parliament,
No nation’s conscience was haunted,
No Prime minister addressed the nation,
No TV channel discussions,
No police officials were transferred or suspended,
No candle light marches,
No billion women rising,
a tribal girl was raped and murdered!
- “Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.”— Joseph Conrad via amandaonwriting
- “Cakes have gotten a bad rap. People equate virtue with turning down dessert. There is always one person at the table who holds up her hand when I...”
- “if you consider a woman
less pure after you’ve touched her
maybe you should take a look at your hands”— (via solacity)
- “Don’t open the door if you don’t feel like it.”— Haruki Murakami, The Kangaroo Communiqué (via parlouz)