To see a hillside white with dogwood bloom is to know a particular ecstasy of beauty, but to walk the gray Winter woods and find the buds which will resurrect that beauty in another May is to partake of continuity. Hal Borland
I know it’s Movember, but while we’re admiring the impressive moustaches on the streets, at our offices or at home, I wanted to share something else equally important. Somehow this year the Pink Ribbon campaign seemed to pass by almost unnoticed. I even tried to google it a couple of months ago to find out if anything was going on, but it seems that this valuable campaign is much more scattered than it’s male equivalent; The events seem to be taking place at a more national level and vary significantly from one country to another. But on our trip to Paris, we were just in time to catch the Des Jardins D’Espoir exhibition at Hotêl de Béthune-Sully close to Place Des Vosges. The exhibition was a part of the Estee Lauder Pink Ribbon Photo Award, where 40 photographers had come together to present this topic from their creative perspective. The exhibition was beautiful and moving and the location at a beautiful courtyard could not have been better. You can find more information about Des Jardins D’Espoir …
“We’re the bridge across forever, arching above the sea, adventuring for our pleasure, living mysteries for the fun of it, choosing disasters triumphs challenges impossible odds, testing ourselves over and again, learning love and love and love!” ― Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever: A True Love Story
Tonight Brussels will become a stage for various art installations and performances as the yearly contemporary arts festival Nuit Blanche will kick off just before sunset. Take a look at the full programme of the entirely free festival here, take a nap during the day and discover the city by night, in a totally new light.
The 10th edition of Feeërieën festival by AB Brussels has been filling the Park Royal (Warandepark) with music throughout the week, and we still have two more nights left to enjoy! While the poetic autumn feeling is starting to sneak in, the evenings are still warm; So it’s the perfect time to step out into the late August evening, put on your favorite jumper and join the night cocoons under the trees. Click on the logo below for the programme and for more information. At Feeërieën, AB has joined forces with ONE, a grassroots organization that fights extreme poverty and raises awareness of small and effective policies that help people in developing countries to receive education and build a better future. Within ONE’s global Protest to Progress campaign, AB and ONE organised a protest song contest. While personally I prefer not to “fight against” anything, I’m totally behind the idea of everyone’s right to education, clean water, healthcare and fair income from their work, so I’ll stop by at their stand too. I found some …
Today we celebrate International Women’s Day, a day when female colleagues send funny chain emails to one another and men buy roses to their beautiful ladies. But this day also gives us an opportunity to look deeper into our society and gender equality. While here in Europe gender equality has come a long way, there is still plenty of room for positive change here, as everywhere on the planet. I want a world where women get paid the same as their male colleagues when they are doing the same job, where women have the right to make decisions concerning their own body, a world where women can walk on any street in a summer dress without feeling afraid, where two women in love can marry each other, a world where women are treated with respect from the moment they are born till the day they die. “We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies …
a clothes peg and some double sided tape
Sun is shining, music is drifting in from the streets below and I’m inside with a sore throat. Like a burning red scarf around my neck.
I found a lithographic print I’d made back in the days when I was an art student; Maybe this could find a place on the bed room wall?
Here I am, and you’ll be seeing a lot more of me once I have proper internet access 🙂