“We plan our lives according to a dream that came to us in our childhood, and we find that life alters our plans. And yet, at the end, from a rare height, we also see that our dream was our fate. It's just that providence had other ideas as to how we would get there. Destiny plans a different route, or turns the dream around, as if it were a riddle, and fulfills the dream in ways we couldn't have expected.” -Ben Okri
p.s. Ben Okri was a Nigerian author who used magic realism to convey the social and political chaos in his country, 1959.
"All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible." -T.E. Lawrence
Be kind to your daughters. Take responsibility. Protect them. Love them. Always.
Fathers, to your daughters, you are their world. It's you who they look to when someone wrongs them. It is you that they know will always defend them. It is you that they will love unconditionally. Never take their love for granted.
"So fathers, be good to your daughters. Daughters will love like you do. Girls become lovers who turn into mothers. So mothers, be good to your daughters too." Daughters - John Mayer
I'm dedicating this post to all the women of the world.
To every woman who has ever been called a slut. To every woman who has ever been harassed. To every women made to come second to a man. To every woman who has been forced to put aside their dreams for someone else. To every woman who has been hurt by a man. To every woman who hates herself because the world wills it. To every woman feeling alone in this world, without a glimmer of hope in sight. To every woman who has ever had to give up a baby because the father left. To every woman who is struggling to support her child on her own. To every woman who reads this... you are special.
Little girl, hold your head up high, walk with confidence... never let anyone tell you that you aren't descended from royalty. You are beautiful, intelligent, creative, insightful, and above all... unique.
"You are beautiful no matter what they say. Words can't bring you down. 'Cause you are beautiful in every single way. Yes, words can't bring you down. So don't you bring me down today." Beautiful - Christina Aguilera
"I've traveled the world twice over, Met the famous; saints and sinners, Poets and artists, kings and queens, Old stars and hopeful beginners, I've been where no-one's been before, Learned secrets from writers and cooks All with one library ticket To the wonderful world of books." -Anonymous
I wanna travel the world with you someday... Go on a South African Safari... Wine taste in Italy... Eat Brie in Gay Paris... Scuba Dive in the Coral Reef... Experience the hills of Holland... Ski in the Alps... Sit front row of a NYC Fashion Week Show... Do mission work in Brazil... Drink tea with The Queen... Explore the Pyramids of Egypt... Chinese New Years in Hong Kong... I wanna do all this and more... All the while having you at my side... =]
The director of our college's Women's Resource Center has done many amazing things in her young life... to just name a few, she's a published author, started a non-profit, and has a blog which is quite interesting. This is me, a student, who adores her, sharing the amazingness that is Sharon Sobotta with you all... and if you read this Sharon, YOU ROCK! lol.
neways... her website, and accompanying blog, is called Intercultural Encounters... and no its not a missed connections type of site, it means what it says... Her encountering different people from all walks of life...
okay, i'm going to just let you all check it out for yourselves... because its currently 11a and I didn't go to bed till 5.30a... and I'm deathly tired... haha.
* Seminar is essentially us reading something, writing about it outside of class, and discussing it in a round table setting during class. p.s. I'm taking Women In Madness for January term... Je suis très excité!!! p.p.s. we got a sofa in our room... pics will be up soon... =]
TopMan has recently launched it's online store!!! For those asking, "What's TopMan? Sounds Dirty..." Think of it this way... H&M but better... much better. It's all the rage in the UK... they have a women's counterpart, TopShop [<--link] The best part, prices are pretty much the same as the UK store... None of that, inflated pricing because of currency differences.
If you guys remember, I posted news of this photo blog which showcases gay and lesbian couples, with the intention of encouraging voters to vote against discriminatory ballot arguments. In case you don't remember... me and my bf Chris were featured on it... here's the link >> click here
I was featured on the site, and above is my friend Keelia and her gf Candice... the site hasn't received very many submissions since the elections, and it would be a very sad thing to see this blog cancelled... so I urge you to share this with everyone you know, and keep in mind, submissions aren't exclusive to couples... anyone can subit a photo...
"There's definitely a dangerous feeling when you're in love-- it's giving your heart to someone else and knowing that they have control over your feelings. I know for me, who always tries to be so tough, that's the dangerous thing.” -Beyoncé Knowles
It's a french company that features AMAZING apparel... think, Urban Outfitters, except less Glorified Thrift Store, and more Barney's CoOp. I found these amazing boots in there online store... Lewis Leather x Comme Des Garçons The site also has a blog and a news section... however i haven't had the time to check them out yet... but i urge you guys to... =]
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"A wonderful place to be. The birds are singing. The dreams that are sent to me. Everyone's waving.But there's no noises. The smell of your skin. The glittering lights of hell. I'm missing sin." Lovely 2 C U - Goldfrapp
it's been an amazing 2 months babe... you continue to amaze me every single day.