Archive for the ‘Philosophy’ Category
I’m dealing with serious homesickness. Bad. Huge. I want out of cold places, and not just for vacation time. I want to move, relocate, go back to the tropics and throw on a bikini, some coconut smelling oil on my skin and feel the hot sand between my toes and salty water on my face… and remember why life is more than this European adventure, office hours, working for money or dealing with petty crap that from larger persepctives gets lost in the view. I’m itching to get out of the gloom.
Anybody got a pair of wings? Airline tickets? I’ll take a hot air balloon!
Yeah, okay so you don’t have any of those things for me… so here’s a little relaxation, sun and music video Bora Bora style as this is what’s keeping me momentarily centered and maybe you’ll enjoy it too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8BqiEFz2pM
ALSO, here’s a video that’ll make you want to not only get out of the office but perhaps rethink the value of life. Take a trip into space and see our beautiful Earth the way astronauts (lucky) get to see. It’s truly marvelous and worth the 18 minutes. Very powerful, beautiful and inspiring:
Hot, I think…
Enjoy your evening.
Posted in Art & Photo/Projects, Art Philosophy, Creative Stuff, Diary, INSPIRATIONS, Models, Philosophy, Photography, Prints/Art 4 Purchase, Sex in General, Sexual Philosophy, Writing, tagged art, erotica, literature, love, photography, poetry, Relationships, valentine s day on February 14, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Love looks not with the eyes,
but with the mind, And therefore
is winged Cupid painted blind. ~ William Shakespeare
Posted in Diary, education, Ethics/Morality, Feminism, In the News, Life Wisdom, Media & Sexuality, Motherhood, Philosophy, Politics, Relationships, Science, Sex Education, Sex in General, Sexual Philosophy, Uncategorized, tagged Ethics/Morality, family/kids, feminism, freedom, mom, politics, religion, sexual politics, sexuality, teens, women's rights on February 7, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Did you hear about the 9 year old girl who gave birth in Mexico? Crazy and so unfortunate.
I can’t help but go back to sexual philosophy as it triggers that part of my mind… and society and the absolute power the sexual drive has over people while various institutions try to mold and control it, make it into something which appeases their own fears. In the Mexico case the perpetrator is suspected of being a 17 year old, hardly an age where self control sits. For these young men (boys, really, in my mind), a penis is the disco stick while sex is the John Travolta moves. So, I wonder why this is so, this lacking self control when it comes to sex for many people because it’s not just a young male problem.
Discipline is the mighty key to pretty much everything. Of course, this is also among the hardest to practice and everyone reading this, as me, is equal enough in the sense that we struggle with some kind of discipline in our lives. Society makes sex complicated because it is so attached to the man-made morality created by religious teachings.
If you control the sexuality of another, you control their very core. We are sexual beings first and foremost. We are not born to live to learn lessons or to appease God. We are here to reproduce, evolve. Everything else just gives us purpose for our purposelessness. The cause which brings us purpose becomes our loyalty and so we create meaning where there was only potential at its essential form.
Going back to 9 year old mothers… remember too that centuries ago it was acceptable to rape a teen girl and impregnate her and claim her as wife property. In our day and age we understand its ill-effects and so we’ve evolved through the very nature of our humanity, our progression and the lessons learned along the way so we can make them better (hopefully) for future generations. So in essence, we’ve done exactly what we needed to do: reproduce and evolve (cliff notes). Everything else is a time filler (novel).
Morality is complex. Love is complex. Sex is not. It is very sad children must deal with any horrors but let’s not forget about the many 13-20-something year old girls in all sectors of culture, social and economic status who get knocked up and made to give life in exchange for theirs. We might as well throw the girls into the volcano, yet we find ways to cope, to accept and even to justify such action because after all, we create worship in the very potential of giving new life a chance even if the sacrifice is depriving females healthier, more sound options.
The sexual drive is incredibly strong. You know this. The only force that can stop it is discipline. The more aware we become of our conscious mind, the more potential there is at becoming disciplined and then we create self control. We often react to another’s lack of it; however, self-control is a gift. If you didn’t get that gift, you have to work for it. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
However, the good news is that the best solutions begin with the self. You have to know your weakness in order to create a strength instead, or the weakness becomes the standard. As a humanity our greatest weakness is a standard lower than what can in reality be achieved because humanity in general lacks its own self-control. But, as long as we practice various methods to discipline intentionally, consciously and authentically, we will get there and evolve.
Posted in Art & Photo/Projects, Art Philosophy, Creative Stuff, Diary, Feminism, mom at work, Prints/Art 4 Purchase, Sex in General, Sexual Philosophy, Wiesbaden Life on January 31, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Valentine’s Day is coming up. I had to bring out a little nudity.
…yeah, and again, I love the colors. In the case of this painting, the color around her is what makes her pop! Love it!
“Be Mine is painted on a 13×19 canvas sheet with acrylics.
Posted in Art & Photo/Projects, Art Philosophy, Creative Stuff, Diary, home, INSPIRATIONS, mom at work, Prints/Art 4 Purchase, Uncategorized, Wiesbaden Life, tagged acrylic, arts, illustration, painting, Wiesbaden on January 27, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
This new painting was much more constrictive to paint than I like. I love paintings that show a lot of brush control but in terms of my artistry, it’s not in my nature those steady hands. “Miami Blues” is an offshoot of some recent attempts to challenge my rather playful and sometimes neurotic hand, to calm it down into new strokes and create new art from my norm.
I named this piece “Miami Blues” because it reminds me of South Beach, one of the beautiful places I grew up in and in the middle of Wiesbaden’s winter’s gloom I could use a little sun and splash of color, sandals and lemon juice to lighten my hair. Instead I’m fluffed up in my blue smurf robe and furry slippers. So, I’ve got Miami blues I think. No better way to deal with it than to paint the gloom away (see it through the windows?!)
This artwork is painted in acrylics on a 13″ x 19″ unstretched canvas sheet so it is flat and can be matted and custom framed. Contact me for more info.
Posted in Art & Photo/Projects, Art Philosophy, Creative Stuff, Diary, Feminism, INSPIRATIONS, Media & Sexuality, mom at work, Prints/Art 4 Purchase, Sex in General, Website & Updates, Wiesbaden Life, tagged arts, creativity, valentine s day on January 22, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Diary, Expat Again! views, Feminism, In the News, Life Wisdom, Media & Sexuality, Motherhood, Philosophy, Politics, Relationships, Sex in General, Wiesbaden Life on January 19, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
I’m ready to leave Europe. It feels like everything that had to finish did finish, except the contract that has us here another year, 10 months exactly before we have to ship the first car to ensure it’s waiting for us in Atlanta because of customs reasons. It arrives on port 2 hours from our home but politics requires we drive 4 hours inland to Atlanta for pick up. Modern business. Go figure.
My job has kept me so busy I was actually happy my little one was vomiting yesterday morning as it required I take the day off. OMG. Overload! It took me all day to clean and do laundry and I mean, non-stop all day. I thought about a few days at work when it was non-stop all day, so busy you hardly have time to eat, or worse: pee! Interesting difference between the two worlds.
I deal with other people’s shit in the workplace so I can get money to get x which satisfies a need or want. Easy exchange. In the motherhood department I deal with other people’s shit so I can be reminded of how useless it is to tell the teens to clean their room, or anything else domestically based for that matter to get a thanks for all the hard work you do – maybe – later in life like when I’m on my deathbed. Everyone is wonderful when they’re dying.
Parenting teens is worth advocating a one child avenue. For people interested in getting a taste of parenthood, it’s perfect. The workload thereafter is exponential and when a woman adds a job (versus a flexible business), its almost impossible to keep it all going without a firm and large support network, or a family who acts as a team.
Being a woman is tough. I don’t know why men would ever think we’re the second sex when it’s always what we have that they want.
…I got sidetracked off the leaving Europe thing but forgive me, it’s Saturday morning and the mice are asleep and I’m waiting for my thyroid hormone pill to kick in before I can have my coffee. I’ll come back to it.
“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”
Gotta remember this.