“Mouth” by Julia Nowak
“Mouth” by Julia Nowak
Sculpture by Eve Moosbrugger
“I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time” – Jack Long
Image by Lorna Simpson
“Learning to love our females selves is where our search for love must being” – Bell Hooks
“Spirit Within” by Lolly Owens
“How can you live without knowing what your spirit is doing and what your spirit is saying to you?” – #CarolineMyss
“EGO” by Feliks Marciniak
Be mindful of egoic illusions. The “realness” of life will become evident once you become aware and your true self emerges
“THE PALM OF COMPASSION” by Gray Jacobik
A moment of self compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life -Christopher Germer
“BENEATH THE SURFACE” by Fintan Whelan
People say I make strange choices, but they’re not strange for me. My sickness is that I’m fascinated by human behavior, by what’s underneath the surface, by the worlds inside people -Johnny Depp
“Mystic Eyes” by Nijesh Mohan , Acrylic and Gesso on Canvas
Sometimes the eyes can say more than the mouth…
Sculpture/Installation by Maïmouna Guerresi
The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety.
“Circa no future” by Nadia Huggins
(Indian Bay, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines)
“In History, stagnant waters, whether they be stagnant waters of custom or those of despotism, harbour no life; life is dependent on the ripples created by a few eccentric individuals. In homage to that life and vitality, the community has to brave certain perils and must countenance a measure of heresy. One must live dangerously if one wants to live at all.” -Herbert Read
** I grew up hearing stories of St.Vincent; it is the birth place of my parents and many other family members. These pictures are able to resonate, in me, a connection with a country that I only experienced as a young child. And the stories I heard, does it no justice….it is simply beautiful! Namaste Nadia!
“Facing History” by Alex Mackenzie
I always wished that there was some sort of establishment that catered to my family’s history. A building where I would have complete access whenever I wanted and the ability to engulf myself in the rich stories of my ancestors but, I am not so lucky. I must live the duality of grasping onto the available oral history while yearning for more.
I think it’s so important to learn different aspects of your personal narrative. Now, I don’t think you have to find direct lineage to embrace your history but, I do encourage finding connections where possible. For example, embracing the history of women; assessing pasts heroes and glorifying life-changing milestones can be celebrated through one’s own narrative. In my efforts to connect with my past, I was inspired to create a board on Pinterest called From Once You Came. Because I am not able to pinpoint the actual path of my history that leads me to my African heritage, I celebrate all African and Caribbean heritage on this board.
This month I will be exploring the idea of history and legacy and the joys of discovering where you came from to aid in knowing where you are going. Looking into your past is not always so daunting as it may seem: it can be inspiring and beautiful. And I know at times it may be emotionally stressful to want to go into that space however, the desire for a conscious awakening as part of your narrative (yes, looking at your history can be a conscious awakening) can be a needed step into your new narrative; a deeper connection with self.
*All posts relating to “From Once You Came” can be access here