All photos by Mark Christopher
Alyssa Edwards lookin gorgeous!
I always thought it would be cool to be a ‘sk8terboi’ but I don’t have good coordination. My favorite Avril song is still “Runaway” because I tend to run away from my problems. :)
Hamphrey is the cutest little furry blob I’ve got in my town. He makes a funny grumpy face too. And his catchphrase is “snort”
These are my favorite parts of Lady Gaga’s new video “Applause.”
1.That full body outfit where she’s walking with a bouquet of some sort. The wig reminds me of something Jinkx Monsoon would wear on Drag Race.
2. The part where her body bounces on the ground to the beat as if her fierceness is like a shattering earthquake. haha. It reminded me of “Ichigeki” - a Japanese b-boy group that did a similar move in that b-boy movie.
3. Her impression of Venus with the seashell boobs and she’s grabbing the floor.
This new song and art aesthetic is filling me with happiness. Oh yeah, I love how she name-drops Koons. Who doesn’t love modern art? :)
I am fascinated by the screenshots of the new Guilty Gear Xrd. I just love these fast, furious, and stylish fighting games. http://www.japanator.com/guilty-gear-xrd-is-looking-gorgeous-29341.phtml
Franz Kafka, the story goes, encountered a little girl in the park where he went walking daily. She was crying. She had lost her doll and was desolate.
Kafka offered to help her look for the doll and arranged to meet her the next day at the same spot. Unable to find the doll he composed a letter from the doll and read it to her when they met.
"Please do not mourn me, I have gone on a trip to see the world. I will write you of my adventures." This was the beginning of many letters. When he and the little girl met he read her from these carefully composed letters the imagined adventures of the beloved doll. The little girl was comforted.
When the meetings came to an end Kafka presented her with a doll. She obviously looked different from the original doll. An attached letter explained: “my travels have changed me… “
Many years later, the now grown girl found a letter stuffed into an unnoticed crevice in the cherished replacement doll. In summary it said: “every thing that you love, you will eventually lose, but in the end, love will return in a different form.”
For me there are two wise lessons in this story: Grief and loss are ubiquitous even for a young child. And the way toward healing is to look for how love comes back in another form. - May Benatar