Yesterday at the hair salon I picked up a magazine and read a quote by someone saying something to the effect that people wonder why everyone is so transfixed on Kim Kardashian and his response was that is was because she is so “real.”
I choked on my water.
How the hell did we get here? Can it be possible that an entire generation could be defined by their inability to know the difference between what is real and what is …not? Kim Kardashian is not like anyone I know or have met in the real world. Her lifestyle, her opportunities are not only unattainable for 99.999999% of the population, of what value are they to anyone? Including herself?
Is someone’s life really enhanced by having a whole separate closet for your choices of exercise clothes alone? And if it is, can someone explain it to me? Apart from having more of everything than anyone could possibly need or use in their lifetime, having each of those items singularly cost more than many middle class people’s weekly or even monthly salary, is obscene. How does it help? Is she a better person because of it? Does she bless the lives of others more because of it? Is the world a better place because of that? And THIS is what we want people to think of as normal so that they all spend their lives trying to achieve it, fail, and then, also fail to have ever done one thing that might have actually been normal and worthy of a spent life? Continue reading →
I am always amazed at the lengths to which people go to make sure they appear “beautiful.” People shower daily, wash and condition their hair and use all kinds of products and add-ons to enhance their hair. We use flowers, and bows, and jewels. People spend a fortune on clothes that they spend more on to make sure they are clean and pressed. They worry about make-up and accessories and skin care and diet and even surgically altering their body. From the time children are small the messages are daily constants until we are sure that something has kicked in and they are on the treadmill and have demonstrated a life long commitment to the continuation of making every effort to be beautiful. Continue reading →
Who we are, how we treat people, what we say about them, the things we do to hurt their journey or enhance it . . . these are the things that speak volumes beyond anything else. Are we capable of love? Have we loved others? What have we done to those who have loved us? Continue reading →
“I will teach my daughter not to wear her skin like a drunken apology. I will tell her ‘make a home out of your body, live in yourself, do not let people turn you into a regret, do not justify yourself. If you are a disaster it is not forever, if you are a disaster you are the most beautiful one I’ve ever seen. Do not deconstruct from the inside out, you belong here, you belong here, not because you are lovely, but because you are more than that.’” Azra.T
We live our lives as we choose, in unhappiness or joy. We interpret the world as we choose, in unhappiness or joy.
Take the time to look around you, paint your world with love and joy and you will see that it is filled with hope and peace, even in the midst of chaos and tragedy. There are things that money and power cannot buy, or change, or touch. The spirit that is life, that unites all of us, shines everywhere. It continues. It overcomes and it rises out of the ashes even when it appears all hope is lost. Continue reading →