when I work out and get a good sweat in, my hair turns curly or super wavy. sometimes I feel bad and think I should just not wash it to keep the curls intact…maybe I need to include some salt in my hair conditioner to assist in the voluminizing part of the morning.
okay maybe not.
jujulist replied to your photo:She’s baaaaack. Almost like she’s never been put… Are you taking up photography? Who are you going to shoot?? Or should I say blackmail?? hehehe
Well Miss Lady, in a former life, I was a photographer, nothing bigtime but it was a fun hobby for me. I’m a fan of film photography over digital, granted, I haven’t had the fortune of getting an up to date SLR digital camera but maybe I’ll invest in one.
But back to the photo, that’s my old precious from the good ol days. I put in new batteries and she worked. I put in a roll of film and guess what..she took it!! So I’m working on one roll thus far and if it works out, I will start using my black and white rolls and take some dramatic shots all over the place, esp where the architecture is badass. I like architecture, parks, gardens, nature, beauty, etc.
hell if you want I may even get you to pose, if you’choose to expose your not so humble self. =) *and no, I don’t do nudes*
When people ask me questions, I have answers. Depending on the mood swing I am having, it can be helpful or not so helpful and maybe even slightly destructive. Today I am feeling a little rambunctious and fun. Hit me up with some life questions and I’ll answer them. I may have to log in at night to do this since my job has IE6 which should be renamed IE-The Devil. Ok enough of me, ask me about you! =)
Ask me about me and you may not get a reply.
Faith, what defines faith? To me it is a belief. It’s a belief in something, someone, somewhere, anything, nothing, spiritualism, etc. It is just plain belief. But in my eyes I feel it is more than just that. It is something that lives deep inside all of us. It doesn’t always have a name and sometimes we don’t know how to pin point what it is, but deep down, I believe that it lies within us looking for a way to manifest itself in our lives.
There is a huge problem in this world today and it dawned on me the past few days stemming from conversations and finally the ultimate catalyst of this thought…a Movie. Tolerance. Actually there isn’t much of it these days. After watching a movie that depicted an era that commingled various belief systems, I saw something that is currently represented today. People judging others for what they do or do not believe. Forcing others to take on their systems, and creating prejudices that were not only unfounded, but also detrimental to a society that could have existed peacefully had people genuinely followed the teachings they so feverishly defended. Sometimes the people from our more advanced, elite society can be accused of that, except it’s becoming a counterargument. The pagans, elder monotheism, newer monotheism, you name it they all try to take each other out via philosophical debate of who is and who isn’t. *you knew that I’d have to throw a philosophy pitch in there somewhere, right?*
“How can I relate that to today?”, you may ask me. Well my thoughts are as follows. Science explains a lot of things that are concrete in this world. There are a lot of things that happen but no one wants to validate them entirely to faith. As soon as something inexplicable happens, people become afraid to attribute these things to something more powerful than can be witnessed with the naked eye, nor something so great that it can envelop us. Not a lot of people are prone to accepting the existence of miracles happening. Life itself is a miracle, you, your family, the things that you create, the things you are gifted with, all those little things are miracles. They are beautiful and grand in their splendor. What science has also done to our societies these days is eliminated a faith factor into the existence factor of life. It has slowly been eliminating people’s nature to be inquisitive and form opinions and explanations to the things that surround us. This is something that if made a valuable practice among social circles, classrooms, debate, work, the home, ANYWHERE, would make us not only more intellectual but better conscious of our surroundings.
Today culminated many discussions revolving around strong religious opinions. Yesterday my sister discussed how much inflexibility was presented in being a Catholic, I explained that sometimes people twist words to their own personal benefit. Sometimes in twisting words, in order to “believe” in them you must choose an extremist way of expressing. Defining mandates in absolute terms. If you are like me, you will know that the world doesn’t work in absolutes. There are exceptions and notable ones at that. For example, let’s take someone who could very well be considered a modern day saint, Mother Theresa. She was a catholic nun. *recall the Spanish Inquisition for this scenario*, one could make the assumption that for a Spanish Jew, a catholic can epitomize ultimate evil. But could they deny that Mother Theresa was a great figure who cared for the ill and needy from a land that wasn’t even her own? I doubt that they’d be able to. But the extremists would be able to twist her actions in a way to depict her as a part of a grand scheme of some sort. Belief does live inside us all. As my priest say, it is that small voice that guides you. It doesn’t speak to us in grand ways with pomp and circumstance, but it speaks to us in a low whisper. We have to learn how to listen and make sense of it. It is in moments of quiet and solace that we gain most insight and wisdom.
My challenge to you: I don’t care whether you’re a Christian, Muslim, Jew, Buddhist, Shinto, Spiritist, Atheist; I want you to take moments in your day or week and set it aside to listen to that voice in your heart. Take the opportunity to let it speak and guide you where you belong. I promise that the more you do this, the less mistakes you can make along your way. Learn to accept yourself the way you are, the truth that lives with you will carry you to your greatness and it will carry you through the moments that you will find weakness in yourself.