Nothing in this world was more difficult than love.
Across planes of consciousness, we have to live with the paradox that opposite things can be simultaneously true.
Unique furniture designs by Senegalese artist Babacar M’Bodj Niang.
All Africa, All the time.
What is African includes the ways by which we have preserved ourselves in foreign lands and lands engulfed by foreign men. It is the commitment to the preservation of natural and cultural environments that sustain us, and the rejection of those that seek to destroy us. We must remember that culture is meant to preserve people, not the other way around. It is fluid and it should be self-reflective.
Don’t ever compliment me by insulting other women. That’s not a compliment, it’s a competition none of us agreed to.
For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a gaseous nebula must collapse.
This is not your destruction.
This is your birth.
Your heart and my heart are very, very old friends.
KINSTUKUROI (Japanese: golden repair) -
the art of repairing broken pottery with gold lacquer so that the object’s brokenness, emphasized by veins of precious metal, becomes essential to its beauty
Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room.
Annapurna Himalayan Range, Nepal (September 2013)