“Lovers and madmen have such seething brains
Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend
More than cool reason ever comprehends.”
William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Free admission to those who dream…

“If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer…
If you’re a pretender come sit by my fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.
Come in!
Come in!”
Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends

 

‘I am You’ – Gordon Parks

 

 

“I am You” Selected works of Gordon Parks 1942-1978  @ Foam photography museum, Amsterdam.

“Cold feet never take you to your desired destination.” – gao

Bevrijdingsdag

“I am free!” You say.
But how sweet is your freedom if others are not free? 
With liberty, 
with freedom, comes responsibility. 
And one of those responsibilities is to not condone the lack of freedom of another.
Speak up against injustice.
Start with what you have. Your so called freedom, your voice.
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Liberation Day Netherlands or Bevrijdingsdag (as we call it) is celebrated each year on May the 5th to mark the end of the occupation by Nazi Germany during World War II. In 1990 the day was declared a national holiday when liberation would be remembered and celebrated every year. Souce: wikepedia

The art work above were displayed at the Bevrijdingsfestival (freedom festival in Westerpark Amsterdam). They remind us to never take whatever freedom we have for granted. With freedom comes responsibly. We fight to hold on to it, battling everything we perceive as a threat to our ‘freedom’. Sometimes, standing still for just a moment to enjoy it. But while we bask in our so called freedom, we mustn’t forget that  there are others that aren’t free.

 

 

Wynwood, Miami

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Usually when I visit Miami, it’s about sun, sea, shopping and the Winter Music Conference
but this time I wanted to see more. So when someone whispered ‘Wynwood’, I thought, why not; I love art, I love fashion, I love food, dance and music.  
The vibrant murals on just about every wall or building made me feel as if I were in fantasy land. And there is a relaxing energy that comes with being surrounded by everything arts and crafts. What an inspiring experience. One I’d definitely recommend. 

 

 

 

 

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Wynwood, 2017

 

 

hidden-fences-oscars

“Katherine Johnson had an oscar moment.” they said.
But these kinds of stories must not be limited to ‘moments’. They should be. Always.

 

 

 

“We,
like clouds,
always moving,
ever changing…” -gao