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Where is she?

joolabird:

I laughed a lot today. The day was nice, it was quiet and simple and Minnesota in Nature. Home, in a home. I feel very at home in other people’s homes. And then your mom asked me,

"where is she?"

And it rung around in my chest like a doorbell. A home stale with vacancy- the ominous sound of a leaky pipe. A house that hadn’t had visitors in a while. I felt myself creep up from the basement, and explain to your mom. And in that, the little girl, the basement girl, the one underfed and underdressed, saw the sun for the first time in months. 

"where is she?"

And I would give anything, anything, to wake up one morning, walk down the stairs, and see her starting the coffee. What I wouldn’t give to sit with her at the table and talk, again. See her stirring a pan of eggs, or washing her hands adorned with silver rings. To touch her hands, again. To see her curls pushed back with a clip, or the spoon she used to always leave on the counter after stirring her coffee. 

Every morning on the way to the bus stop, I used to sit in the passenger seat with my coffee and listen to the sounds of her listening to MPR. I still hear the jingling intro in my head. She always had a million bags. A million things- her coffee splashing along her fingers. And after a while she would ask me to pick the music. She wanted to know everything about me. What I loved and why. She had an ability to empathize and understand the path in which any person’s mind took to come to a conclusion. She never asked for an explanation, she understood me. She could understand, anyone. 

She was all ears, always. She loved everyone. And I was so much like her. So so much like her. She left, and I have been gone since. Just as she has.  A chameleon soul, I can exist anywhere because anywhere else is easier than trying to live in the place she left. 

When she left, she took with her the only person in the world who has ever understood me. She was my mother, and I was her daughter. And now I only know how to be no one’s. But everyone’s at the same time. I am a stranger, here. 

So ‘where is she?”

I don’t know, but thank you for asking because no one knows how to, and I’m dying a little.


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I like people who dream or talk to themselves interminably; I like them, for they are double. They are here and elsewhere.
— Albert Camus, The Fall (via seabois)

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boyirl:


imabirdnowunknown, 2012

boyirl:

imabirdnow
unknown, 2012


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~ Tuesday, April 15 ~
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sustainableprosperity:

Not a Bug Splat: Artists Confront U.S. Drone Operators With Giant Picture of Pakistani Child

Published on Apr 10, 2014

http://www.democracynow.org - In an act of protest against drone attacks, a group of artists and villagers have unveiled a giant banner on a Pakistani field featuring the face of a young child. Organizers say the child lost her parents and two young siblings in a U.S. drone strike. Her picture is large enough to be picked up by satellite imagery. The “Not a Bug Splat” campaign is the work of Pakistanis, Americans and the French street artist JR. The project derives its name from a piece of military software that generates computer models of the destruction a bombing raid might cause — those models reportedly resemble the remains of a squashed insect on a windshield. Now, drone operators will see the face of the little girl staring up at them instead. We speak with Dr. Akash Goel, a physician who is one of the co-creators of the “Not A Bug Splat” project.

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democracynow:

This young Pakistani drone survivor is now staring up at U.S. drone operators that killed her family. The project picture is large enough to be seen from space.
Do you think daring artwork like this can effectively challenge drone warfare? Watch the Democracy Now! interview with Dr. Akash Goel, an organizer of the “Not A Bug Splat” art project.
 

democracynow:

This young Pakistani drone survivor is now staring up at U.S. drone operators that killed her family. The project picture is large enough to be seen from space.

Do you think daring artwork like this can effectively challenge drone warfare? Watch the Democracy Now! interview with Dr. Akash Goel, an organizer of the “Not A Bug Splat” art project.

 


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firsttimeuser:

La famille by Alain Laboile

firsttimeuser:

La famille by Alain Laboile


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theglaze:

David Ostrowski

theglaze:

David Ostrowski


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~ Friday, April 4 ~
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purpleas:

People lay down in a pedestrian zone as part of an art project in remembrance of 528 victims of the ‘Katzbach’ Nazi concentration camp in Frankfurt, Germany. The inmates of the Katzbach concentration camp, a part of the former Adler industrial factory, were forced into a death march to the concentration camps of Buchenwald and Dachau in 1945.The 528 vicitms of Katzbach are buried at Frankfurt’s central cemetery.
Picture: KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

purpleas:

People lay down in a pedestrian zone as part of an art project in remembrance of 528 victims of the ‘Katzbach’ Nazi concentration camp in Frankfurt, Germany. The inmates of the Katzbach concentration camp, a part of the former Adler industrial factory, were forced into a death march to the concentration camps of Buchenwald and Dachau in 1945.The 528 vicitms of Katzbach are buried at Frankfurt’s central cemetery.

Picture: KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS


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aerbor:

Yijun Liao

aerbor:

Yijun Liao


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~ Thursday, April 3 ~
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fyeahwomenartists:

Kati GegenheimerGarden, 2010Acrylic, latex & gouache on board
(via Paintings)

fyeahwomenartists:

Kati Gegenheimer
Garden, 2010
Acrylic, latex & gouache on board

(via Paintings)


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(Source: madamead)


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lawrenceleemagnuson:

Jean Brusselmans (Belgian, 1884-1953), Pajottenland, 1938

lawrenceleemagnuson:

Jean Brusselmans (Belgian, 1884-1953), Pajottenland, 1938


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