Monday, August 31, 2015

morning...


morning light... may peace prevail on earth

Sunday, August 30, 2015

moon...


full moon risen

Saturday, August 29, 2015

peace...


may peace prevail on earth and in me

Friday, August 28, 2015

vitrines...


love the creativity of parisien vitrines.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

peace...


may peace prevail on earth

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

peace...


may peace prevail on earth and in me

Monday, August 24, 2015

âsûdaî...


in pakistan âsûdaî is the brahui word for peace.
may peace prevail on earth

Sunday, August 23, 2015

peace...


may peace prevail on earth

Saturday, August 22, 2015

emem...


in nigeria emem is the efik word for peace.
may peace prevail on earth

Friday, August 21, 2015

bridge...


the hardestt thing in life to learn is which bridge to burn and which to cross. david russell

Thursday, August 20, 2015

what's my name...


(internet photo)
i am continuously surprised by people who say they, "love, admire and / or idolize" Muhammad Ali yet refuse to call him by the name he chose and has carried since 1965, i.e., 50 years!! recently i posted a photograph on social network of Ali and me when he visited an office where i worked . a german "friend' responded to the post, "i was a great fan of him in the 70ties. sometimes get up at night with my father to watch his fights. you can be proud to met him.  cassius clay."

i sent a private message saying that in the 70s Ali was no longer using the name cassius clay and to refer to him now by that moniker was to deny his achievements. she responded, "oh yeah, well, Mohammad. but i use the name that i first heard him called. that's what i want to say! do you understand." oh course, i understood that nothing i could write would change her mind or even penetrate such a closed attitude. i responded, "as the french say, "d'accord". ok!"

i am at a loss to understand people's resistance to referring to others by their preferred names. i've encountered this attitude about calling Ali by his 'birth' name before, from a french woman. after close to 25 years of resistance it took giving her Ali's book, "Ali Rap" for her to understand and finally say she understood why i asked her to call him by his name, Muhammad Ali.

the Ali/ ernie terrell match always comes to mind in these instances. before the match ernie terrell wrote a song "cassius clay" and sang it on a national television show. later in a pre-fight interview terrell continued to try to goad Ali by calling him cassius clay.  as he pummeled terrell, Ali taunted him with the words, "what's my name?" i bet after the bout, the response to "what's my name?" was "Muhammad Ali".

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

vienosti...


in finland vienosti is the veps word for peace
may peace prevail on earth

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

peace...


may peace prevail on earth and in me

Monday, August 17, 2015

peace...


looking backwards to find the way forward.
may peace prevail on earth

Sunday, August 16, 2015

peace...


napkin from a breton creperie.
may peace prevail on earth

Saturday, August 15, 2015

cats...


one of the many parisien cats. this one had, i'm told, amber eyes but all i could think of was pumpkins when i looked into his/her eyes.

Friday, August 14, 2015

shlamaa...


in iraq shlamaa is the aramaic word for peace.
may peace prevail on earth

Thursday, August 13, 2015

sunset...


yesterday's sunset...

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

fashion...


summer fashion...

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

wall art...


paris wall art...

Monday, August 10, 2015

train...


sky view from the train...
may peace prevail on earth

Sunday, August 9, 2015

balloons...


somewhere in lorraine i happened to look out the window and saw this!! very exciting.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

garden...


a tiny vegetable patch in paris. a friend is growing cherry tomatoes in her atelier's garden.

Friday, August 7, 2015

vride...


in veneto, italy vride is the cimbrian word for peace
may peace prevail on earth

Thursday, August 6, 2015

peace...


may peace prevail on earth

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

p's...


in vannatu p's is the bislama word for peace.
may peace prevail on earth

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

khanaghutyun...


khanaghutyun is the armenian word for peace.
may peace prevail on earth

Monday, August 3, 2015

travel...


travel is good for the soul.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

peace...


may peace prevail on earth