I don’t approve of killing babies but I wouldn’t mind if “something really horrible” happened to the one yelling his head off in the row behind me.
You know what’s cute? Hearing my 6 year old nephew take care of his baby sister in the next room and apologizing to her for being shitty at it.
Gabriel García Márquez, RIP
Occupied Pleasures by Tania Habjouqa
More than four million Palestinians live in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem, where the political situation regularly intrudes upon the most mundane of moments.
Movement is circumscribed and the threat of violence often hangs overhead. This creates the strongest of desires for the smallest of pleasures, and a sharp sense of humour about the absurdities that a 47-year occupation has produced.
This is an exploration of the moments where ordinary men and women demonstrate a desire to live, not just simply survive.
"Don’t let yourself die without knowing the wonder of fucking with love."
RIP Gabriel García Márquez. Your writings are immortal.
This is my niece and your eyes are invalid.
Am I the only one who is saddened by Joffrey’s death?
— Rhian Ellis, After Life
"TALKING HEADS" (GADAJACE GLOWY): a short documentary, directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski in 1980, turns a simple idea into a masterpiece: ordinary people of different age and background in Poland were asked 3 simple questions. Their spontaneous responses reveal the way they see life.
Question 1: “WHO ARE YOU?”
Although there are more than 1,500 women calligraphers in Iran, Aghighi’s art is unique; she is a pioneer among women in the exploration of the potentialities of calligraphy as visual art. As she explains, “I sadly realized that I am the only professional calligraphic woman artist in Iran. I do not claim my works are unique but can say that I am the first woman using conceptual calligraphic writing as an art form.” (via)
oroj and poetry of hafez, azra aghighi bakhshayeshi, 2011
Iranian photographer Hossein Fatemi, offers a glimpse of an entirely different side to Iran than the image usually broadcasted by domestic and foreign media. In his photo series An Iranian Journey, many of the photographs reveal an Iran that most people never see, presenting an eye-opening look at the amazing diversity and contrasts that exist in the country.