“Truth is not spoken in anger. Truth is spoken, if it ever comes to be spoken, in love. The gaze of love is not deluded. It sees what is best in the beloved even when what is best in the beloved finds it hard to emerge into the light.” ― J.M. Coetzee, Slow Man

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china-gringa, ch. 1

* Note: Considering the complexity of my questions and thoughts on the following topics, I’ve decided to make this post the first of a series. I wish to clarify that most, if not all, of the people I’ve met in Colombia have had only good intentions, or at least no harmful intentions, towards me. 628 more words

Colombella: A Year In Barranquilla

A Lure or a Fortress

Ancient wisdom: “The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in YHWH is set on high.”  Proverbs 29:25  (ISR98)

The original Hebrew word for “snare” is… 540 more words

Life And Grief

Embrace your solitude and love it. Endure the pain it causes, and try to sing out with it. ― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

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New Spaces For Tibetan Art: A Conversation With Nyema Droma, Founder of Himaalaya Studio Lhasa

Nyema Droma is a Lhasa based photographer and recent graduate of the London College of Fashion, where she studied fashion styling and photography. Last summer I had the opportunity to attend her senior thesis show “The Sons of Himalaya” featuring portraits of Tibetans in Lhasa. 3,208 more words


The Blind Spots

these are crevices without
peripheral value
they reach no limit.
In essence anything
standing in its vector
does not exist
nor does the vector.
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It’s all chance anyway
All random
Submit to the whips
Of fate
Who’s certainty is only
Living inside those of
Infinite resignation
For without a helping hand… 118 more words