“I wake to sleep and take my waking slow.  
I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.  
I learn by going where I have to go.” – Theodore Roethke

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

Change “..plunge into it,
move with it,
and join the dance.” 

Zena Holloway

“When every dream has turned to dust,
and your highest hopes no longer soar.

When places you once yearned to see,
grow further away on distant shores.

When every night you close your eyes,
and long inside for something more.

Remember this and only this,
if nothing else you can recall—

There was a life a girl once led,
where you were loved the most of all.”
~ Lang Leav, Lullabies

“If it is with pain that you come upon me
Why do you think it strange that I flee?
I will no longer stay out of loyalty
If you have no love to spare, 
then I beseech you, leave me be.” – gao

(artwork, Adrien du Silence)

 

 

 

“..and the sunlight clasps the earth, 
and the moonbeams kiss the sea:
What are all these kissings worth,
If thou kiss not me?” 

~ Percy Bysshe Shelley, Love’s Philosophy

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“Rest is not idleness and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” ― John Lubbock, The Use Of Life

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