Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Lamia

The Lamia: In this 1909 painting by Herbert James Draper, Lamia has human legs and a snakeskin around her waist. There is also a small snake on her right forearm.

This word was used  by Marguerite Duras in her hallucinations in the film:

Monday, August 25, 2014


"Peace goes into the making of a poem
As flour goes into the making of bread."
Pablo Neruda

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Memories of war

A man and child flee the scene of a 1982 bombing raid in Dezful, Iran. Photograph: Seifollah Samadian

“Despite the daily carnage, Dezful residents faced the war with resilience, even humor. Despite the proximity of Iraqi forces, the city was never occupied, and became a model of civilian resistance. My own uncle’s home was demolished during a nighttime air raid in the early 1980s. Known for his well-groomed appearance and carefully ironed shirts, he emerged from the wreckage bloody and bruised. When his neighbors spotted him and inquired about his tattered clothes, he replied: “I didn’t know that in Khomeini’s Iran, a man should wear a suit and tie to bed so that he looks presentable if they find him dead the next morning.”

Monday, August 18, 2014


Women and children fled Sinjar in Iraq from the horrific attack by daesh , took refuge on mountains.....


Listen to "Try" sang by Colbie Marie Caillat
Read the lyrics:

Put your make up on
Get your nails done
Curl your hair
Run the extra mile
Keep it slim so they like you, do they like you?

Get your sexy on
Don't be shy, girl
Take it off
This is what you want, to belong, so they like you
Do you like you?

You don't have to try so hard
You don't have to give it all away
You just have to get up, get up, get up, get up
You don't have to change a single thing

You don't have to try, try, try, try
You don't have to try, try, try, try
You don't have to try, try, try, try
You don't have to try
Yooou don't have to try