The wind and rain shook the hut in the night. Rajin and Fūjin playing their violent games. I imagine a great sumo contest in the sky, rattling our shelter's window panes, the contest always coming to a draw.
Warm food and laughter keep our spirits high. We share in the company of strangers who've become fast friends in the shared uncomfort of wet clothing, bone chilled. We toast our beers 3000 meters up the mountain side. Coyote curls up by my feet. He licks his wet fur, too stubborn to walk in his human skin, insisting his fur is fast dry. As my own vest and pants remain wet I shake my head, fast dry my behind. Coyote tells his stories to the circle of smiling travellers, boasting how he created the world, his clever defeat of Cayuse, and how he guided Skywoman to the earth. I shake my head at his selective memory. But perhaps these are the stories he must tell to give him courage to face unfamiliar spirits.
We rise before the sun is meant to break the horizon, but clouds stubbornly cover the landscape below. Ameratsu takes none of Rajin and Fūjin's nonesense, breaking from the defiant clouds to remind them just who they should be afraid of. Her message is hears, but she has other matters to attend and turning her attention heavenward.
The Indonesia International Storytelling Festival is back! And it takes place in the brand new national library ❤
#Repost from @aiodongeng with @regram.app ... Experience a distinctive and joyful tales from around the world!
Enroll in our International Storytelling Classes #FDII2017 , November 4-5, 2017 at Indonesia National Library, Jl. Medan Merdeka Selatan No. 11, Jakarta.
Expect these outstanding storytellers:
- Kak Aio (Indonesia), - Kiran Shah (Australia), - Seung Ah Kim (Korea), - Craig Jenkins (UK), - Tanya Batt (New Zealand) & - Uncle Fat (Taiwan). Pre Sale investment IDR 250.000/class on www.wewocraft.com [up to October 31] or direct sales on November 4-5 IDR 275.000/class (while the ticket lasts). Stay tuned for #FDII2017 on IG and Twitter: @ayodongeng_ind
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BIENVENUE🌝 Un compte pour raconter ma nouvelle vie, parce qu'elle est trop précieuse pour la garder enfouie et je suis bien trop excitée pour la vivre seule. Ici, je me sens libre de m'exprimer sur ces moments magiques que je suis en train de vivre depuis deja 2 mois, sans envahir le fil d'actualité de mes contacts qui n'auront pas forcément envie de tomber sur le minois de ma jolie fifille à tout bout de champ. Donc, tout est dit: Ce compte raconte l'histoire et l'evolution d'une merveilleuse histoire d'amour. Je partagerai mon experience telle que vecue, je donnerai des conseils selon ce que j'aurai appris, je partagerai avec vous des billets de blog , des videos...tout ce qui fera mon bonheur en tant que jeune maman. Je vous embarque dans cette nouvelle aventure avec moi avec le bonheur, l'amour, le partage comme des boussoles.
Mon compte perso: @shoomeatove
Spaghetti Pasta with Romaine Salad
Plant based | Vegan
Rican Vegana's Plant Based Kitchen
I love love pasta with salad. Definitely a great fast family meal that is plant based and super delicious.
Thanks for your patience and all the preorders on my recipe book!
I had to change the date, because of complications! The NEW release date will be Saturday. 😘❤️📚
YouTube: Newest video- link in profile (same name)
I’m a simple person. I really don’t desire that much out of life. All I want to do is make films and be surrounded by my friends in the process and this past Saturday I did just that. I’m extremely grateful to have my closest friends show up to support me at my first film premiere in Miami at the Ignite Art Exhibition put on by @changeisours_ . Thank you guys so much for coming through! You guys don’t realize how surreal it was to have all of you in one place to experience my work. Also major thanks to @natalieprisla, and @melodyrosee of @changeisours_ for having me at this event and all the help you guys provided leading up to Saturday night. Also major shoutout to every single artist at the show who put their best work on display and represented for the South Florida culture. 🤙🏾
Buenas noches, 😴😴😴hoy me atrevo a echar un cuento y crear otro capitulo más donde la protagonista es el 😎MARKETING DIGITAL, es hijo del MERCADEO OFFLINE (TRADICIONAL) , 😬 a quien le debe muchos años de aprendizaje y conocimiento porque de el reconoce que lo fundamental jamás va a cambiar, que es como el aprender a gatear antes de caminar, con la única diferencia que Mercadeo Digital se reinventó y quiso evolucionar junto a los medios actuales que trae consigo la era de LA INTERNET, 🔗se alío con el y juntos crearon maravillas poniendo en practica los conocimientos de su padre a fin de demostrar que los tiempos cambian, pero que los fundamentos TRADICIONALES, son la base para ir innovando. .
Sin embargo el está muy triste 😓porque ha notado como muchos de sus procesos son aplicados de forma extraña y busca de desplazar a su padre que tanto le ha enseñado, y que sin el, jamás podría haber llegado donde está, 😫MercadeoDigital me contó su historia, me dijo que las RAÍCES ⚫ jamás deben ser olvidadas, porque del origen se desprenden muchas cosas y a futuro el tal como le ocurrió a su padre, le tocará enseñar lo que el aprendió, más lo que se reinventó a futuros avances del marketing, por ello invita a todos a mantenerse siempre en conocimiento de lo tradicional como base para el los nuevos tiempos. 😮
It’s funny how it works, right? Your present thing is your only thing. We’re always making plans, always remembering. Always studying history and making predictions about the future. But you’re only ever allowed to be in one place at one time, doing one single thing. (Please stop calling yourself a multitasker, by the way. The whole concept is a myth.) Yet most of us are somehow wildly disconnected from this idea. We’ve accepted a puzzle-piece reality. Our minds on a moment that isn’t now. Our eyes on a screen. Our attention on someone else’s story. And our bodies - the lone member of the Present.
Unrelated. The last couple weeks I’ve spent more time with this hippie-rebel-monster child than I have with my husband. She’s always yanking my hair or my clothes and pulling me down to her level. She’ll whisper something that she thinks is a secret but is more like a fact about a very common thing happening around us. Like, “The sun is shining in our faces” or “My feet are dirty.” Then she’ll give me those side eyes, like we’ve discovered some universal truth about the world and only her and I know about it. Yesterday, she kissed me on the cheek a million times and kicked me in the knee cap twice. She called me a fat bitch and Mom. I think that means we’re on the right track.
On our last day in Marfa we ventured to Target Marathon, the bookend to Prada Marfa. ✌🏻Behind the scenes I've been planning work for my last shows of the year. Tomorrow we are traveling to Fredericksburg, TX so I can hopefully swipe some excellent antique photos, and so we can help our 5-year old conquer Enchanted Rock. 🙌🏻
Today is #nationalbossday , so I'm celebrating MYSELF.
And I'm tooootally fine with that.
Because it took a long time to get to this point... working for myself + being my own boss.
But it's definitely not all rainbows + unicorns, and is actually one of the most difficult jobs I've ever had.
I'm accountable for everything that happens.
I'm a one-woman show, and while I do collaborate with some pretty amazing people, all the decisions, marketing, brand development, customer relations, editing, accounting, sales, etc. is on MY shoulders. (And the list goes on + on.)
I don't get to show up at 9 + clock out at 5. My business is on my mind ALL. THE. TIME.
Like, I DREAM about this stuff.
I don't get a normal weekend, sick days or vacation days.
And there are times when I'm not sure where my next paycheck will be coming from.
But here's the truth...
I freakin LOVE doing what I do.
There were times that I'd considered giving up. Going back to a 9-5 with a steady paycheck that might let me sleep better at night.
But then I'd book another session, meet another wonderful new family, and the MAGIC would happen...
Where we can't stop smiling during their photos, and the once-shy kids are sad to see me go.
Where I can't stop staring at their pictures on my monitor.
Where I'm too excited to let the pictures just sit there, and I dive right in to edit.
Where I'm giggling with glee as I get to share the photos with that family.
Where I get an immediate email response from the mom, telling me she's cryyyying from how beautiful everything is, and how the kiddos are still talking about that day.
So today, I'm celebrating.
I'm celebrating how far I've come.
I'm celebrating where I'm at today.
And I'm celebrating where I'm headed.
Because it's ALL frickin amazing.
And a special shout-out to all the other creatives, solopreneurs + boss babes who are doing the same. Happy National Boss' Day!!!
"Meu nome é James Loot, sou morador de Gobbotown, uma cidade gigante pra habitantes tão pequenos, moro aqui desde que Diki Wiki e seu amigo Alfajorge eram crianças, antes das gangues se tornarem um problema pros policiais, o que vou contar pra vocês nos próximos 15 dias é como a explosão de ontem se deu e qual das duas gangues saiu vitoriosa da grande contenda!". Aeeee dia 16! Naquele pique em, ontem tava meio desanimado, mas hoje saiu como gostaria :3 #inktober#inktober2017#ink#goblin#oldskool#storyteller
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This pic above where you see me pointing down towards the ground then out away from me-- is exactly how my conversation has been for quite sometime with God. "Dear Father, You said you want me to stay here or move there? When exactly is this move suppose to happen? What am I to do thereafter?" I know most people don't hear God speak to them audibly in a small still voice, but for me that's one of the ways He speaks to me. Especially when He wants me to do something I am doubtful about. When God asked me to make the move back out to L.A. I didn't feel I was fully ready to do so. Yet, He asked me to trust Him and not in what I saw I was lacking financially. So I booked the one way ticket now 3 mos ago and here I sit in L.A. STILL with questions, but questions with a clearer intent. Questions that have now led me to writing my second book that will answer so many of the questions many of you have who've seen my storytelling show, "My Secrets & The Power of Forgiveness". I don't have all the answers to my journey ahead; and I am okay with not having them right now. I am growing into having contentment with where I am. I must say, I'm pretty excited for you to get to experience my 2nd book which will release January 2018!
Having always preferred to stay behind the camera lens and not have a public display of my life's story board, I truly believe that in this digital age of magnifying and exaggerating the true reality we must never forget what is real. The raw uncut version of the imperfect lifestyle, where is that nowadays? Picture perfect from a phone screen...
Today marks the anniversary of a defining moment. @chrisanorton16 was told he had a 3% chance to ever move again, but he refused to be defined by that diagnosis and has worked every single day since (a total of 7 years today) so that he can walk 7 yards down the aisle with his bride in April. Join us as we walk through this journey with him through the making of @7yardsfilm by @fotolanthropy and donate: 7yardsfilm.com. *Donate at least $25 and get your name on the official film credits! #7yardsfilm
Please welcome our next storyteller for Unreliable: Spirit, C.M. Soto!
C.M. Soto is a New Orleans-based playwright, screenwriter, poet, and humorist. She will be performing an excerpt from her upcoming book of travel humor, "Happily Ever Aftermath," the madcap explorations of an unwed mother. A photographer and graphic designer, Soto is also responsible for the layout and the 400+ travel photos throughout the autobiography.
Soto creates electronic-based music and performance art under the moniker, Vinylux. Her most recent Vinylux project was a full production of her one-woman multi-media rock and roll musical, Ice Scream Theater at The Marigny Opera House. She re-released her book of previously published poetry and photography, "These are the Rooms to my Mother's House" for the production last July.
Soto is the founding executive director of The Creativity Collective, a community-focused group of artists and entrepreneurs that are responsible for projects such as Gradeuxity Life Skills, an 80 page hand book and website that fortifies high school students with valuable life skills.
Soto is currently marketing her screenplay BOO, a feature-length New Orleans ghost story with gentle humor and current issues.
photo cred: Sally Asher Arts