Njideka Akunyili Crosby

“Home, is where I want to be
But I guess I’m already there…”

 

 

 

“Clocks slay time… time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.”
~ William Faulkner

“The mind, with it’s own eyes and ears, 
May for these others have no care; 
No matter where this body is, 
The mind is free to go elsewhere”.  – The Mind’s Liberty by William Henry Davies

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

 

 

 

What we’re reading today…

“It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.”