pink and blue, mostly blue

allure

“Ah, but I was so much older then 
I’m younger than that now.”

Tough week for everyone this week? I was reminded of the Dylan song, My Back Pages.” Ah… I feel younger these days, young and in shock, and it’s not because I don’t get the technology, or the music, or the styles.

I believe in evolution not devolution, and because I do, I have to have faith, and yet my faith in all sorts of things is rapidly dwindling. 

Maybe my feelings are due to some kind of wisdom that comes with age? Cynicism, even pessimism, seem to affect quite a few of us with the passing of time.

Recently, psychologists seem to be countering the whole “positivism” trend with the idea that pessismists are actually just people who see things the way they are, realists, and hence simply more intelligent than optimists.

I’ll cling to that thought for now. I’ve always been the glass is half empty type. Today anyway, you will not convince me otherwise.

No More Anti-aging!

How many of you were ecstatic when you saw that picture of Helen Mirren, the Dame, in so many ways? How many of you thought, “I want to be like Helen Mirren when I growup?” Well, we’re all grown up, time to be like Helen. 

Thank you Allure magazine. To hell with anti-aging.

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this is not normal

I was going to do a regular post today, but forget it. This is not normal. Recently, the Huffington Post published 60 photographs of women around the world protesting. Here’s some inspiration for you and me, to get out there, and join these women in saying no to injustice of all kinds.

Women Working

KINSHASA, -:  A policeman kicks a woman during a demonstration with a group of the main opposition Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) demonstrators, 30 June 2006, in Kinshasa. A major dialogue involving the political elite of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from the president down was set to open Friday to ensure a smooth run-up to the country's first democratic elections in 45 years. AFP PHOTO / LIONEL HEALING  (Photo credit should read LIONEL HEALING/AFP/Getty Images)

KINSHASA, -: A policeman kicks a woman during a demonstration with a group of the main opposition Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) demonstrators, 30 June 2006, in Kinshasa. A major dialogue involving the political elite of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from the president down was set to open Friday to ensure a smooth run-up to the country’s first democratic elections in 45 years. AFP PHOTO / LIONEL HEALING (Photo credit should read LIONEL HEALING/AFP/Getty Images)

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wednesday ted talks

Ted Talks

If you click on this link, you can see Ashton Applewhite, author of This Chair Rocks, giving a Ted Talk at the Library of Congress. If you don’t, you’re misssing out on something really good. 

Tartan

tartan

I don’t know if I would ever feel comfortable wearing tartan, but when I look at these Rei Kawakubo pieces, I think I might want to try. They are simply elegant.

Great designers seem to go through “tartan periods.” 

mcqueen

Alexander McQueen did. 

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tuesday, yoga jones

Women Working

bubbles

Cental Park, by Conservatory Pond. Conservatory Pond is the pond you can sail little motorized sails boats on. It’s a really peaceful place to go sit if you want to be in the park but still around people, especially children. We go there most Sundays just to drink coffee, sit and be lazy.

This women working was just learning how to make these giant bubbles. She had taken some lessons and the spot from the young man who was usually there. And although she didn’t quite have the techique down, she was very happy learning.

The young man, her mentor, is a master bubble maker. He strings out long lines of them, and they go bouncing and gliding across the pond like so many sprites.    

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