lørdag 12. juni 2010

Show mercy

Micah 7:18-19
Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.

- The Bible
photos by: Jean Francois Carly

Very Fucking Hungry

Two crows chortled and cackled in the sky. A wild dog howled somewhere in the hills. Ah could hear the cgirruping of hungry chicks. Close by, a mule brayed in despair. Ah heard the idiot twittering of a lark. Bees hummed earnestly. All about me the world seemed in need of attention.

All about me the world demanded that it be attended to. It was time all the fledglings and chicklings, weaners and catlings, lambs, piglets and babies were attended to.

Ah was in woeful need of attention. Ah was in terrible need of nourishment. Mah body longed for sustenance. How long would ah have to wait? Do you know?
Did ah tell you ah was very fucking hungry?

- Nick Cave, "And The Ass saw The Angle,1989
photos by:Jean Francois Carly

fredag 11. juni 2010

tirsdag 8. juni 2010

Girls don`t cry

After a long day of typing on our exam papers me and a friend went to a park to lay in the grass for a while. Lets call my friend tinygirl86 since she is so tiny.

Me: I have met a lot of people with issues lately, with the classic story of bad childhoods. I was surprised how the girls and boys handled their issues. The boys were open and reflective and honest about their feelings and vulnerability while the girls were very self defensive and in social circumstances often very loud and vulgar. They seem less balanced than the guys.

tinygirl86: Its because its not legitimate for girls to show their feelings. Its true! We are tying so hard to get away from the traditional woman, for a girl to show her feelings is weakness, for a guy it’s a sign of strength. And its easier for guys to open themselves to women because they get credit for it and positive feedback, while women is just seen as whining.

Me: Maybe its because we unconsciously feel that showing emotional vulnerability is negative because it’s a “female property” too cry and therefore we think its negative and avoid it? Especially Alfa-women, who are looked on by their environment as strong. THAT is twisted.

mandag 7. juni 2010

Jessica Watson- the youngest person to solo sail the world.

For a couple of weeks ago 16 year old Jessica Watson was the youngest person to sail around the world non stop and un-assisted! She completed the voyage in 8 months.

The Los Angeles Times reported Watson's reason for her journey: "I wanted to challenge myself and achieve something to be proud of. And yes, I wanted to inspire people. I hated being judged by my appearance and other people's expectations of what a 'little girl' was capable of. It's no longer just my dream or voyage. Every milestone out here isn't just my achievement, but an achievement for everyone who has put so much time and effort into helping getting me here."

the World Speed Sailing Record Council (WSSRC) did not recognise record attempts by sailors under the age of 18.

After the journey she has begun a relationship with Michael Perham, the previous youngest circumnavigator. They met during a stop he made in Australia during his circumnavigation, and they have had several phone conversations during her journey.