Gong Li, Cannes 2012
photography by Benoît Peverelli
The problem isn’t that self-identified bisexuals who message exclusively men or women are being deceptive; it’s that a tiny multiple-choice list of sexual identities doesn’t capture the breadth and depth of the human sexual experience. —
Ann Friedman on fluid sexuality. After all, if science tells us that all human identity is fluid, why not sexual identity as well.
Play a C next to a C# and it’ll probably sound horrible to you. You might even call it wrong or bad. The sound goes to war with itself. It clashes. But take the C up an octave, and it becomes a major seventh. One of the most beautiful chords. It’s almost too nice sounding. When we see something bad or awful, maybe we’re just looking at in the wrong octave. We just need to change our perspective a little. Countries all over the world build bombs with the goal of hurting people, instilling fear, and killing, to prove a point. To try and change your perspective about an idea. Governments everywhere even bless their bombs for this purpose. Maybe we need a different kind of bomb. Maybe a bomb that makes people love you. Maybe a cupid bomb. I believe we already have it, and it’s called music. Every country has their own version of it and it works. It changes your viewpoint by bringing each other together. And you don’t even have to know a thing about it to get it. And in the end maybe all you really did was change the octave. Music is a language, a lifestyle, and it could just save the world. —
(Source: sprouting-colours, via mfs)
Carrot Soup with Tangled Collard Greens & Dukkah
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 bowl
This carrot soup with coconut-laced collard greens and a crunchy nutty spice blend topping is a healthy bowl of big flavor!
Dukkah (toasted nuts & seeds with cumin)
Yield: 2 cups
Serving Size: 1 tbsp
This Egyptian condiment is the perfect topping for soups, salads, eggs, and more!
Across the Ocean (by Danilo&Angela)
The Edge… There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. —
Hunter S. Thompson, Hell’s Angels
Literary Birthday, Emily Dickinson, born 10 December 1830, died 15 May 1886
- We meet no Stranger, but Ourself
- To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
- Hope is the thing with feathers - That perches in the soul.
- If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.
- Forever is composed of nows.
- I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine.
- I don’t profess to be profound; but I do lay claim to common sense.
- Behaviour is what a man does, not what he thinks, feels, or believes.
- A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.
- That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.
Dickinson was an American poet who is acknowledged as one of the most original and influential poets of the 19th Century.
Source for Image
by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write