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stream-of-consciousness scrapbooking, ramblings, fancies, and visual junk food.

circus. travel. dance. craft. permaculture. healing arts. desert magic.

une-canadien-errant:

red-lipstick:

Nicolas Demeersman aka Pretty Punk (b. 1978, Seclin) Worldwide ongoing Fucking Tourist series 2009-2014 Captures The Resentment Of Locals With A Simple Gesture. (Info with each pic)

hahaha this rules

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humansofnewyork:

"I want to be an engineer.""What advice would you give other engineers?""If you build a house that collapses, you’re going to get arrested. So you need to keep using the pendulum to make sure that everything is straight. Also, your cement mix has to be strong. You also need to be careful with the builders that you hire, or they will steal the cement from you.”"What sort of building would you build?""A factory that makes new books, so that everyone can have new books for school. All of my books are old and have writing in them."(Entebbe, Uganda)

humansofnewyork:

"I want to be an engineer."
"What advice would you give other engineers?"
"If you build a house that collapses, you’re going to get arrested. So you need to keep using the pendulum to make sure that everything is straight. Also, your cement mix has to be strong. You also need to be careful with the builders that you hire, or they will steal the cement from you.”
"What sort of building would you build?"
"A factory that makes new books, so that everyone can have new books for school. All of my books are old and have writing in them."

(Entebbe, Uganda)

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dutchy66:

Trockadero ballet

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18mr:

“When thinking of iconic romance, ask yourself if any imagery (paintings, photographs, film-stills) comes to mind that is not showing heterosexual couples? Probably not,” says photographer Braden Summers of his photo series of everyday gay and lesbian couples from around the globe.

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thosepaws-cfc2003:

JIAHUI LIU, CHN : Ball Tashkent 2014 > [X]

thosepaws-cfc2003:

JIAHUI LIU, CHN : Ball Tashkent 2014 > [X]

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at City of Oakland

suren seneviratne for dent de man // ss 14 lookbook

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Today is my last day in Turkey…what a journey it has been!

The kids at our social circus school performed in their first student show yesterday, and their friends and family were absolutely amazed by the things they learned. This morning, all of the students surprised me when I entered the school by waiting for me in a line and cheering “thank you!!” in English, Turkish, Kurdish, and Arabic…I was so overwhelmed and couldn’t stop myself from crying.

Before the kids left for the day, we sat in a circle to reflect on our work so far. These check-ins always take a very long time because everything must be translated between 3 different languages, but it’s my favorite part of being here.

One young girl said that she was very excited to see another girl performing on stilts, because it meant that any girl could do it. She’s going to try walking on stilts in class now.

A boy that we taught to walk on stilts thanked us for catching him when he started to fall and encouraging him to try walking again…that he was able to face his fears and do something he didn’t think he would ever be able to do.

A young boy who was not able to attend classes regularly remarked on how proud and excited he was to see his friends performing on stage.

Another student said that it was amazing for her to see their show bring together people from so many nationalities and religions, and to see everyone working together in harmony.

It has definitely been challenging living and working in rough conditions, and it’s going to be an uphill battle for a few weeks getting back into shape for training. I have lost a lot of weight and strength, since it was just not possible to take care of myself the way I am usually able to. I have so much egotistical investment attached to my training, so I think it was truly healthy to be forced out of that part of myself…and will be another good exercise to rebuild my practice in a healthy, balanced way.

Oh, and I’m moving to Portland and getting ready to apply to OT school and not doing residency at NECCA after all but maybe training with the Circus Project if there is room and they want me there. Things.

From our first student show at Sirk Hane. I am so proud of my acro students…many of these kids are performing tricks they learned two weeks ago! Amazing.

Tuck-ups and I…it’s a complicated relationship.

We seem to have been adopted by two stray kittens! They showed up two days ago.

mynameismakinen:

Salla Hakanpää, Pinta at Cirko Center for new circus, 2013, Helsinki Finland.

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Last year’s festival in Mardin.  Miss these wonderful people!

Last year’s festival in Mardin. Miss these wonderful people!

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