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Sep 20th at 9PM / via: isqineeha / op: isqineeha / 143 notes

isqineeha:

Where Were You When The Lights Went Out (2013)
Yemeni Artist SALWA ALERYANI

In this series, Salwa Aleryani collects electricity bills from her family and writes on them different verses from poems that reference light and darkness, literal or metaphorical, seeking to criticize the current blackouts and lack of electricity Yemen is experiencing at a time when they are producing more than sufficient energy resources. From this, she tries to understand how that darkness affects ones emotions and mental state, since one can predict that without electricity an individual is left in a state of active discovery rather than mere a routine. Even in darkness and stillness ones mind is always occupied with thoughts that allows them to reflect and ponder. In addition, she also tries to reflect on the value of those two outlets; electricity and poetry, and how much they shape our perceptions of darkness and guidance, if one is to think of light as guidance. In these two samples, the artist chose verses from Mahmoud Darwish(top and middle) and Wallace Stevens (bottom) .

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some-arab-nonsense:

" I wanted to change the world instead I have changed" 
-Mashrou3 Leila

some-arab-nonsense:

" I wanted to change the world instead I have changed" 

-Mashrou3 Leila


Sep 16th at 5PM / via: tvska / op: oix / 1,904 notes
oix:

Misty by jensenl on Flickr.

oix:

Misty by jensenl on Flickr.


Sep 16th at 5PM / via: alcyere / op: alcyere / 1,109 notes
alcyere:

. (by sly panda)

alcyere:

. (by sly panda)


Sep 11th at 1PM / via: sommerrr / op: sixsecondshigh / 41,181 notes
sixsecondshigh:

Why Alysia Montano wears a flower in her hair during every race.
Even though she grew up playing football, shooting hoops and running races against all the boys in her neighborhood, U.S. 800-meter champion Alysia Montano never wanted to be thought of as one of them.
As a result, she started wearing a flower behind her right ear to remind the boys they were getting beat by a girl.
The flower remains Montano’s trademark even though her opponents are now world-class female middle-distance runners.
"The flower to me means strength with femininity," Montano said in June after winning the 800 at the U.S. Olympic trials. "I think that a lot of people say things like you run like a girl. That doesn’t mean you have to run soft or you have to run dainty. It means that you’re strong."
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sixsecondshigh:

Why Alysia Montano wears a flower in her hair during every race.

Even though she grew up playing football, shooting hoops and running races against all the boys in her neighborhood, U.S. 800-meter champion Alysia Montano never wanted to be thought of as one of them.

As a result, she started wearing a flower behind her right ear to remind the boys they were getting beat by a girl.

The flower remains Montano’s trademark even though her opponents are now world-class female middle-distance runners.

"The flower to me means strength with femininity," Montano said in June after winning the 800 at the U.S. Olympic trials. "I think that a lot of people say things like you run like a girl. That doesn’t mean you have to run soft or you have to run dainty. It means that you’re strong."

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"The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy."

Sep 4th at 6PM / via: darkestshade-of-grey / op: hqlines / 1,900 notes

Sep 3rd at 12AM / via: flawlessindie / op: ponderation / 9,376 notes
ponderation:

Milford Sound #1 by Seksun Oonjitti

ponderation:

Milford Sound #1 by Seksun Oonjitti


Sep 3rd at 12AM / via: en-chain / op: serration / 209,922 notes

serration:

constantly torn between “if it’s meant to be, it will be” and “if you want it, go get it”


"Don’t forget
to love her.
The little girl you used to be.
Perhaps
She lies within you.
Untucked.
Sleeping peacefully."


brutalgeneration:

(by Joe Curtin)

brutalgeneration:

(by Joe Curtin)