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adele - I had a best friend in grade named Elizabeth. Minus the ciggy, I think she could have had this attitude. (With extra weight or not).

"On a more serious note, however, "African American" sounds like a euphemism to me. Often when people say it I find it is tinged with hesitation, with a fear of upset, like we're all trying to cover up some horrific, monstrous identity beneath it. It sounds like a country trying to protect itself from the truth of its origins. From the beauty of all the colors that make up its fabrics, and the struggles it has had to go trudge through. All of that exists in the word "black" when I hear it…

"On a more serious note, however, "African American" sounds like a euphemism to me. Often when people say it I find it is tinged with hesitation, with a fear of upset, like we're all trying to cover up some horrific, monstrous identity beneath it. It sounds like a country trying to protect itself from the truth of its origins. From the beauty of all the colors that make up its fabrics, and the struggles it has had to go trudge through. All of that exists in the word "black" when I hear it…

"Some people, say life is hard. It is not.  Some people say it's easy. It is not.  Some say it's lonely, tricky, or a test. It is not.  Life is only a reflection, of whatever you say.  What say you?"  ~Mike Dooley (The Universe, TUT.com) ..*

"Some people, say life is hard. It is not. Some people say it's easy. It is not. Some say it's lonely, tricky, or a test. It is not. Life is only a reflection, of whatever you say. What say you?" ~Mike Dooley (The Universe, TUT.com) ..*

Some people say there’s beauty in sadness – and these close-up photos of teardrops certainly make it it seem that way.

Some people say there’s beauty in sadness – and these close-up photos of teardrops certainly make it it seem that way.

"A lot of people say they've never seen anything like it in Boston," the owner says. "It's a more California style—very finished, but also very informal." Tub, MTI Baths. Sink fittings, Gessi. Sconces, Jasper.   - Veranda.com

"A lot of people say they've never seen anything like it in Boston," the owner says. "It's a more California style—very finished, but also very informal." Tub, MTI Baths. Sink fittings, Gessi. Sconces, Jasper. - Veranda.com

Carpe Diem Quotes | Carpe Diem is often used for emphasis after saying something that urges someone to make the most of the day and what they are doing. It is a useful piece of advice that reminds people to slow down and seize the day. While different people say it in different ways, such as ‘you only live once’ there is no denying that carpe diem is a powerful message that we want to embrace and to live | http://mer-cury.com/quotes/14-carpe-diem-quotes-to-help-you-seize-the-day/

Carpe Diem Quotes | Carpe Diem is often used for emphasis after saying something that urges someone to make the most of the day and what they are doing. It is a useful piece of advice that reminds people to slow down and seize the day. While different people say it in different ways, such as ‘you only live once’ there is no denying that carpe diem is a powerful message that we want to embrace and to live | http://mer-cury.com/quotes/14-carpe-diem-quotes-to-help-you-seize-the-day/

Lennon Wall in Prague. I've heard some people say Prague is "dirty" and "covered with graffiti." Prague is spectacularly beautiful, in an ages-old way. To say it's dirty is to miss the nuances of that, as some miss the beauty of antiques and marble statues with the noses broken off. The graffiti is actually one of the many thousands of things I loved about Prague. Graffiti isn't necessarily a sign of urban decay there as it's typically assumed in the USA, & more an expression of freedom.

Lennon Wall in Prague. I've heard some people say Prague is "dirty" and "covered with graffiti." Prague is spectacularly beautiful, in an ages-old way. To say it's dirty is to miss the nuances of that, as some miss the beauty of antiques and marble statues with the noses broken off. The graffiti is actually one of the many thousands of things I loved about Prague. Graffiti isn't necessarily a sign of urban decay there as it's typically assumed in the USA, & more an expression of freedom.

I got to go to an advance screening of Beauty and the Beast this week. It was a stunning movie, and I loved it! There is SO MUCH CHATTER happening online this week, I’m even seeing people say they are planning to boycott the movie because of rumors that are flying. Of course I’m talking...

I got to go to an advance screening of Beauty and the Beast this week. It was a stunning movie, and I loved it! There is SO MUCH CHATTER happening online this week, I’m even seeing people say they are planning to boycott the movie because of rumors that are flying. Of course I’m talking...

There is something so fascinating about this piece that I cannot get over. People say street are is graffiti, I say its just adding beauty to the world!

There is something so fascinating about this piece that I cannot get over. People say street are is graffiti, I say its just adding beauty to the world!

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