Glad to move forward and into the future. 2017 was one of the most challenging years for me. So glad its been thrown in the fire. Time keeps moving with or without our consent and I embrace each moment for what it is. Ultimately death is the most natural thing that can happen so we do not fight it rather it gives us a fierce appreciation for being.
Photos by @makhulu_
The brutal slaying of all competition through his impeccable style and archetypal thematics have put @conorsaysboom in a league of his own for over a decade.I first met Conor in 2001 at the Dhrogeda Meeting of Styles in Ireland when he still had dreadlocks ;) and we both were still really figuring things out. A few years later I came to London and saw his newfound mastery at work near Brick Lane. The most humble and gentle soul whose inspired me to always work harder. Mountains of respect for this man. Master of the Universe.
No longer let your breathing be only an act of the air that surrounds you, but let your intelligence also now be in harmony with the intelligence that embraces all things. For the intelligent power is diffused in all parts and pervades all things for him who is willing to draw it to him, no less then the aerial power for him who can breathe. -Marcus Aurelius
Photo by @chopemdownfilms
Thanks to Bob Marlowe for sharing this epic in Progress shot of 'Who will guard the guards themselves'
Final pics to follow. My favorite mural in Los Angeles. Located behind @thelastbookstorela
Favorite wall of 2017 * Astronomia Nova * in Sweden.
+ Simple and Clear + Nature
Thanks to @artscape_festival
@alexiawebster has a beautifully weighted heart. She sees and understands much. This knowing pushes her to communicate through her work. 'See the complexities of the world. Hear the people. Smell the scent of the spirit world.' From refugee camps to recycling depots to Mexican borders and Somalian villages. Born to intellectual activist parents in the Apartheid Era of South Africa, Alexia cannot unsee injustice. Weaving this sensitivity into her work with threads of the poetic and her spiritual search. One can see the human cause peering through her lens. This woman is my rock and the things weve shared have taught me immensely. Loyalty and friendship like this are hard to find. Blessings for 2018 Queen x
Do the external things that fall upon you distract you? Give yourself time to learn something new and good, and cease to be whirled around. Avoid those triflers who have wearied themselves in life by their activity and yet have no object to which to direct every movement and every thought.
In human life time is but an instant, and the substance of it a flux, and the perception dull, and the composition of the whole body subject to putrefaction, and the soul a whirl, and fortune hard to divine, and fame a thing devoid of certainty. And, to say all in a word, everything that belongs to the body is a stream, and what belongs to the soul is a dream and vapor, and life is a warfare and a stranger's sojourn, and after-fame is oblivion. What then can guide a man?