[3/9/2001 11:20:41 PM | Always Me]
I found out today that my mom got her name by accident. To hear her tell the story, her brother went to register her but lost the paper that her name was written on. When he got to the registrar of births office, he wa asked the name of the baby and said it was a name ending with "me" and starting with "es"
The registrar suggested "Desme" and her brother said yes. Well her name should have been Esmie not Desme, but I love my mom's name and always did.'
Is'nt life like that, its the little unkowns and suprises that make life what it is.
[3/9/2001 10:47:04 PM | Always Me]
"WHAT DO YOU SEE?"
"when you look at me?"
What do you see when you look at me?
Do you see a person of mixed ancestry?
Or do you just take into account
the color of my skin?
Do you see the person that dwells within?
One or more of my ancestors
may have come from
the same country as yours
But you push me away
my lineage you ignore
You act as though my color is a sin
as if I was a figment
of your imagination
What do you see
when you look at me?
Are you seeing you?
Or are you seeing me?
[3/9/2001 9:54:34 PM | Don Don]
leaving my eyes closed
sitting quietly in my armchair
feeling like an oil drop on water level spreading faraway
enjoying rainbow colours as diminishing and spreading outside
my soul is shivering
enjoying the unity
and endless freedom.
submitted by Irea
[3/9/2001 9:42:07 PM | Don Don]
THE BEAUTY REMAINS, THE PAIN PASSES
Although Henri Matisse was nearly 28 years younger than Auguste Renoir, the two great artists were dear friends and frequent companions. When Renoir was confined to his home during the last decade of his life, Matisse visited him daily. Renoir, almost paralyzed by arthritis, continued to paint in spite of his infirmities. One day Matisse watched the elder painter working in his studio, fighting torturous pain, with each brush stroke, he blurted out: "Auguste, why do you continue to paint when you are in such agony?" Renoir answered simply: "The beauty remains; the pain passes." And so, almost to his dying day, Renoir put paint to canvass. One of his most famous paintings, The Bathers, was completed just two years before his passing, fourteen years after he was stricken by this disabling disease.
[3/9/2001 9:39:39 PM | Don Don]
A 150-year-old quote on women...
If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these together ought to be able to turn it back and get it right side up again.
- Sojourner Truth, Speech at Women's Rights Convention 1851