"We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, ‘O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?’ Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?
— Robin Williams as John Keating in Dead Poets Society
sticks and stones may break my bones, but language dictates everything from social norms to legislation and it’s indeed often used to bolster violence and oppression sooOo
"Patterns at Wharariki Beach" by nandezgreat1 (http://bit.ly/1niJrMF)
Quote from my interview in the Issue 39, “Femme” in West East Magazine.
The Sexy Lie, Caroline Heldman at TEDxYouth@SanDiego
Damn. This is such a good talk. Lets remember that everyone gets objectified though and we need to stop caring only about appearances.
In his series, The Good Badlands, photographer Guy Tal seeks to show us that though it is often hidden, and may only appear briefly, there is delicate and subtle beauty in abundance for any viewer with patience and desire.