As You Are | Kimbra
As I turned to leave, I looked down. Beside my foot, a sprout of greenery was clawing its way through the pristine nothingness to begin anew. It was later that I realized my haven had sent me a message, and it had shown me that nothing is ever completely lost, unless you cease searching.
Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.
Rainy day in Paris
Seek only light and freedom and do not immerse yourself too deeply in the worldly mire.
How can we effect change in the world when only half of it is invited or feel welcomed to participate in the conversation. Men, I would like to take this opportunity to extend your formal invitation.
Gender equality is your issue too. Because to date I’ve seen my father’s role as a parent being valued less by society despite my needing his presence as a child as much as my mother’s. I’ve seen young men suffering from mental illness unable to ask for help for fear it would make them less of a men or less of a man. In fact, in the UK, suicide is the biggest killer of men between 20 - 49, eclipsing road accidents, cancer and coronary heart disease. I’ve seen men made fragile and insecure by a distorted sense of what constitutes male success. Men don’t have the benefits of equality either.
We don’t often talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that they are and that when they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence If men don’t have to be aggressive in order to be accepted, women won’t feel compelled to be submissive. If men don’t have to control, women won’t have to be controlled. Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive.Both men and women should feel free to be strong.
© Pedro Vilaverde
Livia Nador was a Hungarian stage actress in pre-war Budapest. She was arrested due to her Jewish heritage and began a horrific trip through various concentration camps. This photo was taken on the day of her liberation by US troops at the Gusen concentration camp on May 6, 1945.
Once you had put the pieces back together, even though you may look intact, you were never quite the same as you’d been before the fall.
The National | England
Someone send a runner Through the weather that I'm under For the feeling that I lost today
Married ballet couple Andreea Olteanu and Patrick Lavoie ©Karolina Kuras
Were we incapable of empathy – of putting ourselves in the position of others and seeing that their suffering is like our own – then ethical reasoning would lead nowhere. If emotion without reason is blind, then reason without emotion is impotent.