Since films started projecting a visual representation of how others saw life and the people who lived in it, we began receiving messages about what is alluring and attractive. The original “It” girl was Clara Bow. She personified the carefree, spirited, self-assured, and happy independence of the newly liberated American woman. Her appeal wasn’t about being darkly mysterious or aristocratically posh but about being comfortable with who she was. She sported the flapper’s short hair and short dresses and confidently strode out and
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"Find out who you are and do it on purpose." Dolly Parton
"All contemplative acts, silences, poems, honour the world this way. Brought together by the eye of love, a milkweed pod, a twig, allow us to see how things have been all along. A feast of being.”
Mary Rose O’Reilley, The Barn at the End of the World
"Use your signature strengths and virtues in the service of something much larger than you are." Martin Seligman
"The ultimate mystery is one’s own self."
Sammy Davis Jr.
"If we could see our real Self coming down the street, we would wonder who this beautiful, radiant, magnificent creature could be. We would not be able to take our eyes off them.” Eknath Easwaran, The End of Sorrow
"Above all, don’t lie to yourself."
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
"Death is the beginning of something."
Border security is managed carefully by most countries. What is let through and out of borders – materials and people - is of utmost importance to the economic and political efficacy of counties that see themselves as separate from and in competition with other countries. Some borders are vigilant at protecting its citizens and the economy from the spectre of dark possibilities. Other borders are more laissez faire allowing the free market to flourish and human traffic, both legal and illegal, to flow without too many
"Everything is practice." Pele