Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Musing Mind: Come, Take a Walk With Me. See What I See. Happy Earthday 2014

April 22nd is Earth Day and i almost missed it this year!
 
source: i really don't know some random facebook page


I love my little home called earth, sometimes i have found the best way to clear my head is to just take a walk, in an area an enjoy. Without a destination  or a purpose. I have found the comfort in just walking. Walking and appreciating that i can walk and smile in the beauty that exists around me. Even if i have to find it. Below are a few shots from one of my favorite places on the island where i live along with three of my favorite quotes about walking and introspection, i hope you enjoy it.


"There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a country. A find landscape is like a piece of music; it must be taken at the right tempo. Even a bicycle goes too fast."
(Paul Scott Mowrer)

 I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. "
(John Muir)

 "Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow. "
(Henry David Thoreau)

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Musing :: Mind : Clothes dancing in the breeze



In moments of chaos and confusion. my soul whispered 'Don't forget to breath' So i stopped, stood and really looked around. That's how i saw you singing in my yard. You were dancing a waltz amidst the clothes on the line. Switching between a soft coo and a sweeping howl.

You didn't see me watching you, or perhaps you didn't care? You just kept dancing, like a carefree child at the end of a summer's day, acknowledging that tomorrow there was no school. That the only thing to look forward to come morning was another opertunity to dance.

Only this dance, would be with a new partner, a partner of a different colour, purpose and texture.... Another unsuspecting partner that would become the central focus of your whimsical, airy dance.

Another partner that would feel you take their life in hand and engulf it all. Just for a moment.

And i remembered then what it felt like to dance with you. I remembered the feel of your hands in my hands, your hands in my hair, your hands in my heart as we twirled and twirled and twirled when nobody was watching and sometimes, even when they were. I remembered what it felt like to dance with the wind. I remembered the faraway feel of the dance. I remembered the feel.

Peace. Love. Dace with the Wind.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Musing :: NOTD : Bright Side of Life



The 17th of April was my birthday.

I had a lovely little time with people i love. The day had it's ups and downs but isn't that a summarisation of life it self? I did my nails in some of the brightest colours i own, orange, florcent pink and yellow. All these colours are colours i generally hate. When did i come to love them so much? (well at least in nailpolish, they still make my eyes hurt on clothes. Thanks photopobia! )

Isn't it crazy how much we can change even while we're looking? I have this theory that we only come to know change after it happens...

Be Well.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Musing Mind :: Breathe


I think there are moments meant for just breathing, naturally and at a steady pace. Moments in time meant for recognising the sky is blue and the earth is warm. The sun is setting and the yellow light is hugging the grey of the brick building just ahead. The dog is happy, the chickens are restlessly finding their footing for the night ahead and the cat has found a home with a yard where she can climb trees and chase as many lizards as she can find.

I think moments like those come when the soles of your feet are comfortably crushing blades of grass and your eyes are following the flight of pigeons that just left the top of the hot red roof and the tellphone lines and have now took to the open sky as if chasing the final glowing rays of the setting sun.

I think there are moments like that that, as a human being, you must breath in...so that your soul remembers the smell and the colour and the taste, years from now.

Don't forget to breathe.
Peace. Love. Breathe in the Moment

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

My Birthday Wishlist 2014

It's April! Aries Season. As of today my birthday is eactly two weeks away. Which got me to thinking about creating a birthday wishlist again. Honestly, it was very hard to do this year. I'm realising that as you grow up the things you desire, the things you yurn for change....or perhaps....evolve?  When i started thinking all i could come up with was:
  • A Long Time With the People I Love the Most
  • Courage
  • Clearity
  • Progress
  • Peace of Mind
It took me some time to actually come up with some material suggestions and even then, i found that i only really wanted three of them, the next two are a bit pricey so i feel guilty even entertaining the thought...and it's just a wishlist! haha crazy how uncomfortable money can make us, even hypeathetically. In the hopes that you enjoyed my nontangible wishlist above, take a look at my tangible wishlist below:




// 1. Came To Dance Tank  - love tanks, rececntly digging graphic tees, this message is all too true. // 2.Sterling Silver Initial Necklace - Simple but pretty, and silver! I love silver... // 3. MAC Archie Lipstick Collection in Daddy’s Little Girl, Boyfriend Stealer,  Ronnie Red, Girl Next Door, Betty Bright - i don't want all of them just these select colours// 4. Julip Nailpolish Set - wanted this since i saw it on the Opera Whinfrey show years ago // 5.Hello Sweetie Doctor Who Tee - a cutesey spin on my favorite female Doctor Who character and he signiture saying, love it! //

Hopefully after some saving and graduation in the next two years, i can afford the priceyer ones on this list :) Till then a girl can dream...and wish ;)

Do you find that the things you want out of life are changing?

Peace. Love. Birthdays.

    Monday, 24 March 2014

    Musing :: Style : Skirting the Issue

    I don't usually wear them...but when i do....



    I know it's a low quality image but ah, why do i like it so much? Sometimes you have to step out of the ordinary. I promise i'm not as miger as i look in this photo.

    What article of clothing is outside of your ordinary?

    Peace. Love. Experiment.

    Thursday, 20 March 2014

    TiLT - Overalls a.k.a Jumpers


    Don't ask me why we call overalls jumpers here, i figure because you can just kind of jump into them and be good for the day. ;) I am glad the trend came back becase i loved wearing them when i was younger. For some reason wearing them just made me feel like a productive artist! Like i could go paint murals and wipe my paint filled hands all over my denim overalls and not care because even that was a testiment to my creativity. Of course the kinds that are debuting these days you would not want to get paint on but instead would like to peer with some heels

    I dont yet own a peer as i am parcial to the suspendered, high waist, flair legged type (some specific tastes there i know) I find that the ones i seek are more previlant on the asian market. Asians sure know how to rock it too! A close second favorite are dress overalls. Here are a few of my favorites surfing round the interweb. Overalls done differently, in a unique, fun and artistic way.




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    I think these looks are a fun and inovative way to wear the returning trend that lets you stay playful yet grown. What do you think of these looks? 

    Monday, 17 March 2014

    Musing on Body: Natural Vs. Relaxed Hair-Ashamed of your 'roots'

    I wrote this post up last year and hisitated posting it. Today i have changed my mind about sharing.

    This concept has bothered me for some time, this trend of women thinking that because they have natural hair that some how makes them more black and more proud of their heritage than other women of negro decent. Of course i know that this is not the concensous, i'm just voicing a view thoughts from consistant examples i've come across.

    Wby?

    So many people seem to be of the opinon that if you straighten or put product in your hair it is because you are ashamed of its texture and therefore ashamed of your 'roots' pun intended.

    You must be trying to look like a white woman, you must believe that black beauty is the look of a slave, something you want to separate yourself from. You want to pretend that you are not black, that you are 'one of them' You know, them, with the straight hair and the light skin. You want to acquaint yourself with their majority, you are lending to 'the white man's authority over the black man'

    I can't help but stare at people who have this opinion, shocked and awed at humanities ability to judge ANYTHING about their fellow man under the guise of justice and equality. I know that many of my readers are not of 'African American' decent. It's not my intention to offend. It just amazes me how people can yell and holler for equality and freedom of expression as long as it looks like they do.

    Should we then revert to wearing bits of cloth about our privates? This is NOT to say that wearing your hair natural is prehistoric, calm down. What i am saying is that this is how i see it:

    No of course not, to wear cloth instead of clothes would be ridiculously impractical. Impractical like wanting to keep hair in a way that is often prone to tangles and pain and copious amounts of time spent fixing it in the morning and at night? Which, might i take the time to point out, no race wants to do. That is the primary reason i do not have my hair the way most natural gals do, i just can't handle it! Hey and believe me, i REALLY admire those who can, i love many natural hair styles, they looks beautiful! I've recently been experimenting withsem myself. But...how come they're not considered ashamed of the texture of their hair when they curl or use sytetic braids or the like? Why is it considered just style then but not when i do it?

    And hey, some might ask those of us who delve into the wearing of weaves and wings and the sort, why the extensions? I mean that's not real hair, everybody knows!

    Yeah and your nails aren't really aqua coloured, and your toes aren't really orange coloured and we KNOW you're not really that tall so why you wearing them heels though? Your eye lashes aren't that long, your boobs aren't that big or perky, your waist isn't that small, your eyelids sure as hell are not naturally smoky and your lips aren't naturally gradient red.

    You aint fooling nobody either so why do you do it?

    Is it fun? Is it nice to experiment and change things you feel like you have some control over in a world where the plot seems more experience based than character based? Is it interesting to see what happens when you dye your natural tips of your natural locks blonde? when you dye your afro red? You like playing with colours and forming your opinion of things? Does it make you feel like an individual deciding what you should look like everyday? Independent of having to ask and sometimes beg someone to twist up and plat up and braid up your hair as a favor?

    Or are you doing it because in reality all you want is to look like someone else, to be someone else, to slip into an ethnicity unnoticed and act like you've been there all along because you hate yourself amd what you are. Cause you want to decide what you want to be from here onward, which is someone else, not you but someone you have pin pointed as a goal of attaining a likeness to. If this is your case then i suggest you see a psychiatrist. If however your reason is one more akin to the paragraph that preseded this one. I'm thinking you will be okay.

    I know i have wore my hair in so many ways! I've braided it, put in extensions, had an awesome afro (that is not practical when you're a teacher and a visually impaired person who often has to sit in front seats in classes and theaters sigh) tried the cutest short wig (i could never cut my poor awesome hair plus my doctor near killed me for exposing my neck and face to the sun like thatwhoo albinism :( ) and recently tried flat ironing it, my hair! I've never put in straightening product simply because i don't like the idea of my hair being permanently one way ever. (same reason i will never get a tatoo) i love experimenting with it!

    It's mine and i have a right to choose to do with it as i please just like i have a right to choose to paint my nails or wear make up because this is MY blank canvas! I get to do what i want with it and you know what? so do you! I may not like your colour or size or height or length choices but gratefuly? i don't have to where em! So-i-don't-have-to-like-them! And vise versa!

    So, if you are an individual so firm in her worth that you know that no hairstyle, permed or relaxed is going to change the magnitude of the importance of who you are. If you know that beauty is not defined by choice of hairstyle but by choices of character and you choose to be comfortable in weave, braids, Mohawk, curls or afro because no change can change a negative history already written or a possitive influence yet to be orcestrated and you are, quiet frankly, rather fine of that?

    Then go on girl, 'whip it good!' I am, i'm going to use my body to express myself in a way that doesn't make hurt others and makes me happy, i will change my hair to a different look everyday if i want to, i will wear peers with combat boots if i feel like because for me? Natural is my heart not my hairstyle!

    Let no one tell you that you are of less value because of the appearance choices you've made, no matter what side of the colour gradient you or they are on.



    Peace. Love. Choice


    Thursday, 13 March 2014

    TiLT - My Style Inspiration - Mimi.G!

    I'm still discovering who i am stylewise. Isn't that always the case in so many aspects of our lives though? Learning to break out of the mold of what so many many people feel is the right to tell us how we ought to do things? I've always been a person who dispises being boxed in, i like being free to wear heels and pearls one day and an over sized tshirt, timnerlands and cargo pants the next. I see no reason to have to choose one or the other.

    In that respect Mimi.G is really inspiring to me and i connect with her as it has to do with not fitting the visual mod racewise. This chick is a beautiful inpowering woman who crafts her own style with her very own hands! I love pretty much everything she wears and hope to afford some of her pices someday.

    She recently did a short interview for kisforkinky.com and i really hope you enjoy it and are inspired by it as much as i was.


    You can check out her blog here.

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    Wednesday, 12 March 2014

    New Layout




    Pink really isn't my colour but the creator of this design only had it in pink and just loved this set up so much that i figured...maybe i can make it work. If not i can always go back to tan :)

    What do you think of the new digs?