“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.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bruce Lee, Kim Seung Eun

 

“The doubters said,
“Man can not fly,”
The doers said,
“Maybe, but we’ll try,”

And finally soared
In the morning glow
While non-believers
Watched from below.”

 

“Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

 

“That perfect tranquility of life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful friend and a good library.” ~ Aphra Behn

 

“I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.”

– Frida Kahlo, 1932

“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.” ~ Maya Angelou