I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace. ― Gaston Bachelard (The Poetics of Space)


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qualmi:
This reminds me of A. Huxley.                  "The finest works of art are precious, among other reasons, because they make it possible for us to know, if only imperfectly and for a little while, what it actually feels like to think subtly and feel nobly."
annalee:
@qualmi Wonderful quote, I love Huxley.
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satanachist:
The Tao begot one, one begot two, two begot three and three gave birth to the ten thousand things....unless of course three involuted back through two and one to the Tao?
gasole:
Fav from the set!

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cassel:
<3 <3
prongs:
Love that movie

In The Time Of An Exile
From The Jails Of Another
Where Soundings Are Taken
Raw To His Eyes.

I Have Walked The Way For Him
Down To Splintering Bone Ashes
With Your Voice Shining Sea
In His Fractures And Skys.

There Are No Voices Here.

There Are Only Confessions.
Keeping Him Hidden
Weighed Out Of His Name

We Have Entered Deserted
He Has Gazed...
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ferkixlll:
As always, food for thought. Surreal imagery.
tohidemyhurt:
interesting feeling here of religious awakening overlapping with secular renewal - as if the persona has either found God or found a new walk. or both. nice.

You can always, always give something, even if it's only kindness. - Anne Frank

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tohidemyhurt:
last night the pretty Korean girl nearby and i kept exchanges glances (or did we??). then when her friend went to the bathroom room she started checking her phone. Putting her phone away  she arched back, stretching. she was wearing a very heavy sweater, but what amazing breasts! what subtle flirtation! Kindness on a cold winter night.  Great Anne words. thanks.
prongs:
<3

So I've always really like the last verse of To A Louse by Robert Burns. Burns night on the 25th by the way. But I actually don't understand what he means by the very last line. Do any of you have a clue? It makes sense to say that if we could in fact see ourselves clearly, that we wouldn't care about...
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r_mutt:
You are too kind. Finding richness is one thing, putting it in a line is something completely different and there I can only be left in awe of the poets...
annalee:
@r_mutt haha indeed! The universe in a grain of sand :-)

Thank you for getting my set with @janesinner and @andrealaz to the front page. I'm glad people enjoyed the concept and little story so much. We shot it in Portugal early last summer. I came from Scotland, Jane came from Russia and Andrea came from Brazil via Germany!

You guys probably know that I have had quite a fascination with Russian culture for years
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cassel:
Love this set. Both are so perfect
alobarkudra:
Hot

May All Beings be Happy and Free. Peace Peace Peace. Happy New Year. Och Aye xxx


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clio:
Ask and you shall receive :) http://youtu.be/n9nc-dSaMLs
annalee:
@clio Nice! Just found him doing Ratt and Danzig too!
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Tomorrow is the Winter Solstice. The shortest day of the year. After that we can start heading towards the light again.

The job I left last week was my work in a psychiatric hospital where I did activities with people with advanced dementia. I loved those patients and I will miss them. They deserve all the patience and kindness and support in the world.

Something...
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phoenix:
I really understand the feeling of not being valuable if one is not directly helping others, and I battle with feeling selfish for hiding away and making art for a living. I'm just so sensitive, it's hard for me to be around people who are suffering because I end up taking on their pain. I get nightmares, have really strong emotions at the slightest thing (this happens all the time normally), and even start to become ill if I'm not careful to mentally separate myself. I wonder if this would ease if I did take on more selfless work. But, I do think I can help people in some way with my art and writing, if for no other reason than to inspire people to do what they are passionate about. I am developing more conceptual projects that will hopefully help women see themselves differently, maybe accept themselves underneath all the superficiality they are pushed so hard to cultivate. I like to imagine what humans could accomplish if we weren't so busy oppressing ourselves and others. Anyways, you are an amazing human being and I know you'll find something that is perfect for you. Have you made any art recently? :)
annalee:
@phoenix But that's so good that you can recognise that and you certainly help others through your art. In many ways, from inspiration, engagement, stimulation to gathering people together, you help yourself too, to not express our creative impulses or use our talents is like doing harm to yourself I think. I look forward to seeing your new projects, I msut keep up with what everyone is doing now that I don't have instagram or anything like that. I have jsut slowly started to make some images again, I'm hoping I will use my extra time for that. I feel the desire again which is nice. I hope everything is going well for you. Do you think of coming back to Europe again anytime soon? x
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That was a nice good morning to see @mendacia 's new set on here. She asked me to wake her up :-) Doesn't she look amazing?! I really adored that woman, she's so funny and has such a great energy.

In 3 or 4 days you can see the set I shot with @janesinner too and then I'll tell you a story about
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l_f:
I am not sure for what reason, but I enjoyed the first pictures the most... ;-) 
cassel:
Love to see you. But it hurts that mendacia go out to SG u.u