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29

May

Does my sassiness upset you? 
Why are you beset with gloom? 
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken? 
Bowed head and lowered eyes? 
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you? 
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you? 
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs? 

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
I rise
I rise.

Maya Angelou, Still I rise (via showslow)

26

May

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14

May

Sandro Botticelli,The Birth of Venus (details)

(Source: c0ssette)

28

Apr

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26

Apr

Rest in Peace Lucille Désirée Ball | August 6th, 1911 April 26th, 1989

"The sun never sets on Lucille Ball. All over this worried world tonight, nations of untold millions are watching reruns they also watched the first time around. Joy requires no translation. God wanted the world to laugh, and He invented you. Many are called, but you were chosen. All of the funny hats, the baggy pants, the moustaches and the wigs, and the pratfalls and the blacked-out-teeth – they didn’t fool us one minute. We saw through all the disguises, and what we found inside was more than we deserve"

(Source: dianapowell)

25

Apr

This is a kangaroo being kind of the world in water colors thank you

This is a kangaroo being kind of the world in water colors thank you

24

Apr

Soo Sunny Park (b. Seoul, Korea) - Unwoven Light at Rice University’s Rice Gallery in Houston, Texas. Composed of 37 individual sculptural units, the installation uses iridescent plexi-glass embedded in pieces of a chain link fence to cast shimmering, colorful reflections across the spacious gallery. 

(Source: Flickr / walleyfilms)

15

Apr

archatlas:

Cityscapes Jeremy Mann

09

Apr

robchado:

Grabbed some stills while shooting video during a wedding yesterday. Love these!

06

Apr

The idea that sex is something a woman gives a man, and she loses something when she does that, which again for me is nonsense. I want us to raise girls differently where boys and girls start to see sexuality as something that they own, rather than something that a boy takes from a girl.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (NPR)

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