Understanding.

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There is nothing greater than reading a novel, poem, article – anything really, and breathing the words so deeply, it’s as if your own soul has spoken. The urgency to bend pages, underline and highlight in an effort to remember – not just the words, but the feeling of being understood. It’s in those moments especially, that I’m in awe of  just how powerful language can be.

One of my favorite excerpts, from a favorite classic..

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Home.

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I’m currently reading, Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou. Every single line touches my soul – her wisdom and talent is everything. A brief excerpt from the first chapter, “Home”..

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What Is Beauty?

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Chaima photographed in Agadir, Morocco, October 2015.

Three years ago, photographer Sara Melotti. was working as a fashion photographer. It was around this time that she had a personal realization: “I realized the work I was producing was contributing to very unrealistic standards of beauty — killers of self-esteem — that made my friends and countless other women suffer.”  With this realization, Quest for Beauty was born. The collection, which includes photographs and interviews with women from around the world, sends a powerful message of self-love. A few of her enchanting photos if you’d like to see..

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Prince.

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I’m not a human
I am a dove
I’m your conscious
I am love
All I really need is to know that
U believe

To the man responsible for the soundtrack of my life.. RIP.

Featured artist: Karine Laval.

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French-American artist, Karine Laval, first captured flowers around a friend’s swimming pool. Her distorted, yet dream-like images led her on a photographic journey, exploring gardens around the world. Laval’s collection, Heterotopia, will be showcased in two New York exhibits this spring. Below are a few of her stunning photographs, if you’d like to see..
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