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Sometimes you’ll find an angel in the dark🍃Model: @erikafoster7 | Photo: @rhoscoephoto | MUA: Mari Tran of FACES by M
Sometimes you’ll find an angel in the dark🍃Model: @erikafoster7 | Photo: @rhoscoephoto | MUA: Mari Tran of FACES by M
Into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul🌲| Model: @erikafoster7 | Photo: @rhoscoephoto | Makeup by Mari Tran of FACES by M
Into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul🌲| Model: @erikafoster7 | Photo: @rhoscoephoto | Makeup by Mari Tran of FACES by M
MY QUEEN
He looks like those makeup youtubers im crying YES MY PRINCE MY QUEEN AHAHAHAH
MY QUEEN He looks like those makeup youtubers im crying YES MY PRINCE MY QUEEN AHAHAHAH
When you see an angel, everything changes ✨ it’s been a minute but I’m glad I’m (semi) back in the makeup world!  Photos coming your way soon.  Makeup by me on @erikafoster7 ❤️ Photo by @rhoscoephoto
When you see an angel, everything changes ✨ it’s been a minute but I’m glad I’m (semi) back in the makeup world! Photos coming your way soon. Makeup by me on @erikafoster7 ❤️ Photo by @rhoscoephoto
♍️ VIRGO ♍️
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Products Used:

Powder: @danessa_myricks evolution powders in “3 & 4”
Highlighter: @danessa_myricks illuminating veil in “goddess”
Eyeshadow: @morphebrushes “35F palette”
Symbol: @sugarpill eyeshadow in “acidberry”

#editorial #virgo #zodiac
#astrology #series #heavnlybodies #greenandgold #glowy #zodiacseries #blackboymagic #editorial #ethereal #dramaticlighting
A painting from a one of the landscapes I passed through on my 5 week trek in the Pyrenees
A painting from a one of the landscapes I passed through on my 5 week trek in the Pyrenees
Prints of my 'Guardian Hares' now up on the old etsy shop. 
Remember to look out for where the signs of where the veil is thin and magic still intertwines with our modern world. The Guardians are there to mark the way and lead you in. 😉 
Link to etsy in bio 
#magic #ethereal #hares #hare #magi #Avalon #Glastonbury #goddess #earthmagic #animalspirit #spirit #veil #moon #moonlight #art #acrylic #dandelions #ether #etsy #luna
@payalkeyalofficial #2018 #ophelia #sureal #fineart #fashion #water #lotus #flowers #wedding #night #bride #weddingdress #bridal #ethereal #fantasy #fashion #fairytail #india #pakistan #delhi #Lahore #love #epic #styling @meheksaeed #art #direction @hashimali90 #hair #makeup @qasimliaqat #beautiful @noor_bhatti @aimalkhanofficial #photography #ashnakhan @rizwan_dar
Luna~ Inspired by the moon, Earth's resident satellite, Luna emnates a distantly cool and ever-present aura. 
#luna #whitehair #digitalart #moon #digitaldrawing #digitalpainting #digitalartist #nature #ethereal #fantasy #fantasyart #drawing #illustration #characterdesign #woman #bob #originalart #wip #artistsoninstagram #instaartist #instaart #melbourneartist #dailyart #artoftheday
The grey bits were still pretty red and swollen for the photos but I am super happy with how this lady turned out. Thanks so much @porcelaindutchess good luck on your new adventure ✨ .
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#gypsy #gypsytattoo #neotraditionaltattoo #neotraditional #traditional #tattoo #tattoos #denver #girlswithtattoos #guyswithtattoos #tattooer #tattooing #ink #californiatattoo #coloradotattoo #colortattoo #ladytattooer #femaletattooartist #tattoomodel #tattoostyle #tattoo_artwork #tattooartist #flowertattoo #ethereal #magical
The grey bits were still pretty red and swollen for the photos but I am super happy with how this lady turned out. Thanks so much @porcelaindutchess good luck on your new adventure ✨ . . . . . . . . . . . #gypsy  #gypsytattoo  #neotraditionaltattoo  #neotraditional  #traditional  #tattoo  #tattoos  #denver  #girlswithtattoos  #guyswithtattoos  #tattooer  #tattooing  #ink  #californiatattoo  #coloradotattoo  #colortattoo  #ladytattooer  #femaletattooartist  #tattoomodel  #tattoostyle  #tattoo_artwork  #tattooartist  #flowertattoo  #ethereal  #magical 
“Let every dawn of morning be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close.”- John Ruskin
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▪️ORIGINAL DIGITAL ART BY: BRUCE ROLFF
⭕️Want to buy a Limited Surreal Images like this? If Yes! Type Rolffimages/Bruce Rolff in these Websites:
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#brucerolff #rolffimages #digitalart #art #love #original #digitalart #loveofart #spirituality #gallery #artist #imagination #artforsale #artistsoninstagram #digitalartforsale #ethereal #magical #fantastic #surreal #contemporary #enlightment #awakening
#conciousness #featuredartist #featuredart #amazingart #magic #mystery #unique
“Let every dawn of morning be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close.”- John Ruskin - - ▪️ORIGINAL DIGITAL ART BY: BRUCE ROLFF ⭕️Want to buy a Limited Surreal Images like this? If Yes! Type Rolffimages/Bruce Rolff in these Websites: - - http://www.designbyhumans.com http://wwww.fineartamerica.com http://www.shutterstock.com http://www.dreamstime.com http://www.shutterstock.com - - #brucerolff  #rolffimages  #digitalart  #art  #love  #original  #digitalart  #loveofart  #spirituality  #gallery  #artist  #imagination  #artforsale  #artistsoninstagram  #digitalartforsale  #ethereal  #magical  #fantastic  #surreal  #contemporary  #enlightment  #awakening  #conciousness  #featuredartist  #featuredart  #amazingart  #magic  #mystery  #unique 
♡we have completed the color cycle!♡ #rainbow #aesthetics #aesthetictumblr #rainbow_wall #cute #ethereal #light #love
♡we have completed the color cycle!♡ #rainbow #aesthetics #aesthetictumblr #rainbow_wall #cute #ethereal #light #love
♡we have completed the color cycle!♡ #rainbow #aesthetics #aesthetictumblr #rainbow_wall #cute #ethereal #light #love
♡we have completed the color cycle!♡ #rainbow #aesthetics #aesthetictumblr #rainbow_wall #cute #ethereal #light #love
@buttigabriela @buttigabriela #heavenlypresence#ethereal #skywardstory#allcopyrightsreserved 🆗✅✅✅
♡we have completed the color cycle!♡ #rainbow #aesthetics #aesthetictumblr #rainbow_wall #cute #ethereal #light #love
Oof SUPERIOR daddy
Srsly how does he do this
I feel inferior but in a good way like i want him to smash me against a wall and slap me hard then kiss me
Im so weird
Oof SUPERIOR daddy Srsly how does he do this I feel inferior but in a good way like i want him to smash me against a wall and slap me hard then kiss me Im so weird
Uh we can’t wait to get our hands on these live sessions we did with @carbon_studios_ . 🖤
Uh we can’t wait to get our hands on these live sessions we did with @carbon_studios_ . 🖤
A throwback to the cutest packaging I’ve ever put together 🌈✨ Am still working on detailing all of the original artwork am putting up in my etsy shop, there’s like 20+ original paintings so it take forever haha & it’s actually a lot of work updating an online store so thank you for your patience 😭💕 Am also upgrading print paper finally , oh & ordering cuter envelopes to ship the art to you 😍 & am actually going to create an actual business card or sticker not sure yet.. I’ve had an etsy for 3 years now & still don’t have a business card 😩 Am learning as I go & failing many times is important key to my growth 🌱🌿🌸 So pls remember failing is amazing!! It means you’re improving & actually doing something!! Yes it comes with sad heart but ur heart will heal into a better one! None of us really know what we’re doing, even the most successful ppl you look up to had to figure it all out & failed many times to be where they are today. So if you’re feeling self doubt or like a failure, it’s okay! It’s all apart of the process, be proud of your defeats, because they really aren’t defeats! & it’s okay not to create all the time, it’s okay to spend time with friends & family, we grow when we’re not creating too 🌻 Never forget why you started your journey, & if it truly didn’t make u happy, let it go, move forward, & do something The makes your heart feel fuller! We’re all going to die someday, you & I, so pls do what you really want to do! We live in a capitalism society & we’ll be working for the rest of our lives, spend ur time having fun NOW, work on what u truly want NOW. Now is all that really really exists. The past & the future are just thoughts but right now is all you baby!! Anyways am blabbing now haha stay hydrated & make today ur bitch!! Even if u just nap nap hehe 😊🍵🌈💗🥔✨
A throwback to the cutest packaging I’ve ever put together 🌈✨ Am still working on detailing all of the original artwork am putting up in my etsy shop, there’s like 20+ original paintings so it take forever haha & it’s actually a lot of work updating an online store so thank you for your patience 😭💕 Am also upgrading print paper finally , oh & ordering cuter envelopes to ship the art to you 😍 & am actually going to create an actual business card or sticker not sure yet.. I’ve had an etsy for 3 years now & still don’t have a business card 😩 Am learning as I go & failing many times is important key to my growth 🌱🌿🌸 So pls remember failing is amazing!! It means you’re improving & actually doing something!! Yes it comes with sad heart but ur heart will heal into a better one! None of us really know what we’re doing, even the most successful ppl you look up to had to figure it all out & failed many times to be where they are today. So if you’re feeling self doubt or like a failure, it’s okay! It’s all apart of the process, be proud of your defeats, because they really aren’t defeats! & it’s okay not to create all the time, it’s okay to spend time with friends & family, we grow when we’re not creating too 🌻 Never forget why you started your journey, & if it truly didn’t make u happy, let it go, move forward, & do something The makes your heart feel fuller! We’re all going to die someday, you & I, so pls do what you really want to do! We live in a capitalism society & we’ll be working for the rest of our lives, spend ur time having fun NOW, work on what u truly want NOW. Now is all that really really exists. The past & the future are just thoughts but right now is all you baby!! Anyways am blabbing now haha stay hydrated & make today ur bitch!! Even if u just nap nap hehe 😊🍵🌈💗🥔✨
What is seen is temporary, what is unseen is eternal. 
@lindsaykastuk 📷#tabitharachelphotography
Throwback to THIS beautiful day where I watched all the snowflakes fall down on me ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️ #pretty #blackhair #snow #ethereal #magic #tbt
"rise" an old track I have been finessing over time... please let me know what you think! I will post more soon.. 😊

#FlStudio, #Score, #Film Music, #Kontakt #ThemeSong #Epic, #Orchestral, #MoodMusic, #Instrumental #kontakt #theme #ethereal #mystic #africa #kenya #evolve #evolution #filmscore #indiefilm #shortfilm
You belong somewhere you feel free. 💐
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This Month we are giving away any pair of Psy Kicks! - Our new line of shoes. For your chance to win a pair do the following:

1. On Instagram follow both @samuelfarrand & @cate.farrand
2. In this post Tag up to 5 friends that you think would love to win a pair of Psy-Kicks!

Contest Winner Announced on Labor Day 2018!
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#shamanism #mysticism #psychedelia #psychedelics #psyart #psilocybin #visionaryart #peyote #dmt #ethereal #celestial #astral #luminous #galactic #visions #blackrockcity #electricforest #galaxies #ayahuasca #psytrance #psychedelictrance #fractal #trippyart #headyart #connected
This Month we are giving away any pair of Psy Kicks! - Our new line of shoes. For your chance to win a pair do the following: 1. On Instagram follow both @samuelfarrand & @cate.farrand 2. In this post Tag up to 5 friends that you think would love to win a pair of Psy-Kicks! Contest Winner Announced on Labor Day 2018! ::::::::::::::::: #shamanism  #mysticism  #psychedelia  #psychedelics  #psyart  #psilocybin  #visionaryart  #peyote  #dmt  #ethereal  #celestial  #astral  #luminous  #galactic  #visions  #blackrockcity  #electricforest  #galaxies  #ayahuasca  #psytrance  #psychedelictrance  #fractal  #trippyart  #headyart  #connected 
This Month we are giving away any pair of Psy Kicks! - Our new line of shoes. For your chance to win a pair do the following:
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1. On Instagram follow both @cate.farrand & @samuelfarrand
2. In this post Tag up to 5 friends that you think would love to win a pair of Psy-Kicks!
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Contest Winner Announced on Labor Day 2018!
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#shamanism #mysticism #psychedelia #psychedelics #psyart #psilocybin #visionaryart #peyote #dmt #ethereal #celestial #astral #luminous #galactic #visions #blackrockcity #electricforest #galaxies #ayahuasca #psytrance #psychedelictrance #fractal #trippyart #headyart #connected #plur
This Month we are giving away any pair of Psy Kicks! - Our new line of shoes. For your chance to win a pair do the following: >> 1. On Instagram follow both @cate.farrand & @samuelfarrand 2. In this post Tag up to 5 friends that you think would love to win a pair of Psy-Kicks! >> Contest Winner Announced on Labor Day 2018! 👽👽 🛸🌀 #shamanism  #mysticism  #psychedelia  #psychedelics  #psyart  #psilocybin  #visionaryart  #peyote  #dmt  #ethereal  #celestial  #astral  #luminous  #galactic  #visions  #blackrockcity  #electricforest  #galaxies  #ayahuasca  #psytrance  #psychedelictrance  #fractal  #trippyart  #headyart  #connected  #plur 
I hear the birds on the summer breeze, I drive fast. I am alone in the night.. 🌙 #vintagewoman
I hear the birds on the summer breeze, I drive fast. I am alone in the night.. 🌙 #vintagewoman 
Taking the term “DJ” literally as a disc jockey evokes an image of someone gripping the bridle of some sort of sonic Seabiscuit, racing from track to track towards the end of a set. However, music lovers like you and us know that this is an absurdly reductive idea of what it means to provide music to an audience, whether on the dance floor or through sets published on the internet. To properly DJ is to enter a flow state that directs vision inwards in order to manifest self-expression while simultaneously guiding the music using an empathetic outward focus that enchants the audience with the present. The most special sets induce a benign amnesia that begs us to pay so much attention to what’s happening that we temporarily disregard the music that we have heard in the preceding moment. These sets satisfy us fully in the Immersive Now; anticipation of the next song - or even the next pounding beat - ceases entirely. It is only after these sets finish that the audience is given pause to contemplate what he/she has experienced. And even after thought is given to the music, a sense of deep mystery remains 👁🎵👁
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This Tunesday, we invite you listen a very special set that @dersurhodes just released through @souqrecords. The set is titled “Us” and it is a celebration of our movement towards unity. Link in bio. Let’s journey together 🙏
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#nightcause #venicebeach #losangeles #california #deephouse #ethereal #meditation #burningman #music #soundbath #storytelling #middleeast #worldpeace #worldmusic #unity #soundtrack
Taking the term “DJ” literally as a disc jockey evokes an image of someone gripping the bridle of some sort of sonic Seabiscuit, racing from track to track towards the end of a set. However, music lovers like you and us know that this is an absurdly reductive idea of what it means to provide music to an audience, whether on the dance floor or through sets published on the internet. To properly DJ is to enter a flow state that directs vision inwards in order to manifest self-expression while simultaneously guiding the music using an empathetic outward focus that enchants the audience with the present. The most special sets induce a benign amnesia that begs us to pay so much attention to what’s happening that we temporarily disregard the music that we have heard in the preceding moment. These sets satisfy us fully in the Immersive Now; anticipation of the next song - or even the next pounding beat - ceases entirely. It is only after these sets finish that the audience is given pause to contemplate what he/she has experienced. And even after thought is given to the music, a sense of deep mystery remains 👁🎵👁 . . . This Tunesday, we invite you listen a very special set that @dersurhodes just released through @souqrecords. The set is titled “Us” and it is a celebration of our movement towards unity. Link in bio. Let’s journey together 🙏 . . . #nightcause  #venicebeach  #losangeles  #california  #deephouse  #ethereal  #meditation  #burningman  #music  #soundbath  #storytelling  #middleeast  #worldpeace  #worldmusic  #unity  #soundtrack 
My EP Gold-Plated will be up on #SPOTIFY #ITUNES #APPLEMUSIC and so many other great music sites on AUGUST 24th!!! .
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Preview “Ice Cream + Memes” and “Gold-Plated” on #soundcloud #linkinbio .
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Stay tuned for some live sessions to be posted on YouTube, as well as videos, handmade merch and upcoming shows. Website will be launched soon! .
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#singersongwriter #factoryundergroundstudios #dandelyinmusic #dandelion #420fairy #femaleartist #jewelrydesign #liveperformer #acoustic #electronic #ethereal #goldplated #purplehairaffair #mythology #philosophy #lyrics #poetry #somethingoutofnothing #musicandlove #norwalkct #smalltowngirl #explorer #femalemusic
My EP Gold-Plated will be up on #SPOTIFY  #ITUNES  #APPLEMUSIC  and so many other great music sites on AUGUST 24th!!! . . . . Preview “Ice Cream + Memes” and “Gold-Plated” on #soundcloud  #linkinbio  . . . . Stay tuned for some live sessions to be posted on YouTube, as well as videos, handmade merch and upcoming shows. Website will be launched soon! . . . . . #singersongwriter  #factoryundergroundstudios  #dandelyinmusic  #dandelion  #420fairy  #femaleartist  #jewelrydesign  #liveperformer  #acoustic  #electronic  #ethereal  #goldplated  #purplehairaffair  #mythology  #philosophy  #lyrics  #poetry  #somethingoutofnothing  #musicandlove  #norwalkct  #smalltowngirl  #explorer  #femalemusic 
"No one in the world can change the Truth. What we can do and should do is to seek truth and to serve it when we have found it. The real conflict is the inner conflict. Beyond armies of occupation and the hetacombs of extermination camps, there are two irreconcilable enemies in the depth of every soul: good and evil, sin and love. And what use are the victories on the battlefield if we are ourselves are defeated in our innermost personal selves?" St. Maxilian Kolbe.  20th century martyr. Franciscan priest. 
#martyr #martyrdom #truth #catholic #saint #saintoftheday #sacrifice #hope #love #charity #patience #understanding #humility #compassion #eternal #perseverance #ethereal #divine #majesty
"No one in the world can change the Truth. What we can do and should do is to seek truth and to serve it when we have found it. The real conflict is the inner conflict. Beyond armies of occupation and the hetacombs of extermination camps, there are two irreconcilable enemies in the depth of every soul: good and evil, sin and love. And what use are the victories on the battlefield if we are ourselves are defeated in our innermost personal selves?" St. Maxilian Kolbe. 20th century martyr. Franciscan priest. #martyr  #martyrdom  #truth  #catholic  #saint  #saintoftheday  #sacrifice  #hope  #love  #charity  #patience  #understanding  #humility  #compassion  #eternal  #perseverance  #ethereal  #divine  #majesty 
::: E T H E R E A L ::: O R A Pearls ::: Luxury cultured pearls ::: Handmade in Chelsea - London ::: International Shipping :::
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New beat for sale $25 MP3 Leases
Link to beat store in bio 🦇💉👾
New beat for sale $25 MP3 Leases Link to beat store in bio 🦇💉👾
AW18 ENTROPY LEATHER PETALS 🥀 // #eleenhalvorsen #AW18 #process
Amarië, The Elf
Part III

Photography by: @paulodias.photo 
Production: Dark Dreams 
Hair & Makeup: @paulojalcantara @paulo_caetanos 
Outfit:
. Dress: @devilnightuk
. Elf ears: @phazeclothing1
. Circlet: @aeternumnocturnejewelry ( @darkdesirestore )
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#elf #ethereal #alternative #alternativemodel #lights #gown #picoftheday #instapic #instagood #photography #goth #beautiful #art #me #picture #abandoned #palace #photoshoot #fantasy #elfears #fiction #dark #magical #elfs #reminiscing #gothgirl #elfie #arrabida #portugal #portugal🇵🇹
Amarië, The Elf Part III Photography by: @paulodias.photo Production: Dark Dreams Hair & Makeup: @paulojalcantara @paulo_caetanos Outfit: . Dress: @devilnightuk . Elf ears: @phazeclothing1 . Circlet: @aeternumnocturnejewelry ( @darkdesirestore ) . . #elf  #ethereal  #alternative  #alternativemodel  #lights  #gown  #picoftheday  #instapic  #instagood  #photography  #goth  #beautiful  #art  #me  #picture  #abandoned  #palace  #photoshoot  #fantasy  #elfears  #fiction  #dark  #magical  #elfs  #reminiscing  #gothgirl  #elfie  #arrabida  #portugal  #portugal 🇵🇹
"Like the mountains in springtime." Still waiting for a trip as good as this one was, back in the day. 
#trip #sikkim #india #friends #throwback #nature #ethereal #travel #sunshine #mountains #hillstation #trees #river #tour
you can’t save everyone
you can’t protect those who love you
you can’t save everyone you can’t protect those who love you
p e r i o d (p.s. please swipe)
p e r i o d (p.s. please swipe)
i am so much more.
you are so much more.
we are so much more.
i am so much more. you are so much more. we are so much more.
if only they knew
if only they knew
My spirit animal is a unicorn 🦄 #idobelieveinunicorns #unicorn #spiritanimal #silverlocks #dutchess #flowercrown #ethereal 📸 Photo credit: Christina Valentine Photography
burns are permanent
burns are permanent
flashbacks and replays (swipe)
flashbacks and replays (swipe)
I think it’s really sad when people, usually minorities, die in a tragic and violent situation, like police brutality, and the public’s response is to create a hashtag for them. To remember them via a hashtag. To reduce them to a hashtag. I understand why people may want to circulate such hashtags, as a way of raising awareness, however the hashtag should become before the trauma. Using a hashtag after someone’s passing, does not prevent the occurrence of the situation, instead it stands as a trend; a measure of how ‘woke’ people are. I don’t want to take away from the tragedy and I recognise that such hashtags may serve to prevent the reoccurrence of such sadness in the future, however, it shouldn’t take the death of an innocent to highlight that more needs to be done. We need to recognise these instances of violence, exploit, police brutality and sexual assault, as or before they occur, not once it’s too late.
I think it’s really sad when people, usually minorities, die in a tragic and violent situation, like police brutality, and the public’s response is to create a hashtag for them. To remember them via a hashtag. To reduce them to a hashtag. I understand why people may want to circulate such hashtags, as a way of raising awareness, however the hashtag should become before the trauma. Using a hashtag after someone’s passing, does not prevent the occurrence of the situation, instead it stands as a trend; a measure of how ‘woke’ people are. I don’t want to take away from the tragedy and I recognise that such hashtags may serve to prevent the reoccurrence of such sadness in the future, however, it shouldn’t take the death of an innocent to highlight that more needs to be done. We need to recognise these instances of violence, exploit, police brutality and sexual assault, as or before they occur, not once it’s too late.
sideways glance
sideways glance
bags and suitcases weighing me down🌀
bags and suitcases weighing me down🌀
floating through space, drifting through time💫
floating through space, drifting through time💫
were my tea leaves too dry?🍂
were my tea leaves too dry?🍂
free yourself from binding thoughts💫
free yourself from binding thoughts💫
mere moments & temporary forevers ✨
mere moments & temporary forevers ✨
tends to be the case when you see humans but no humanity
tends to be the case when you see humans but no humanity
What’s some things you feel like are “ethereal”?
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Created with the @typoramaapp 
Source: Online Google Dictionary
#ethereal #world #light
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i internalised my blue surroundings🌀💧
i internalised my blue surroundings🌀💧
We choose to be ignorant. We choose to indulge in ignorance. Sadly, this really is true. We’re ignorant to things which do not concern us, things which do not directly affect us. We’re ignorant to things which make us uncomfortable, things which have us wringing our hands and nervously shifting foot to foot, as someone else shares their own troubling experience. Franz Fanon wrote in his essay ‘Black Skin, White Masks’, a message that his philosophy teacher had taught him: ‘When you hear someone insulting the Jews pay attention; he is talking about you.’ Through this his teacher was trying to emphasise the flippant grouping of minorities. Although your minority group was not insulted, don’t think that this doesn’t concern you. Don’t think that they are not grouping you in this category. If you are not part of the majority, you are the minority. We choose to be ignorant, perhaps sometimes because it’s easier than addressing a raw situation. Perhaps you’d rather save your breath or choose your battles. Picking my battles is something my mum has always told me to do, wisely. Something which has taken me a long time to understand and something which I am still in the process of wholly grasping. You don’t have to speak on everything and sometimes it is wiser to remain silent; but if you’re in a position to help and you choose to be ignorant, if you choose to turn your head and cross the road, then that is your choice. But, do not expect others to stand in solidarity for you. Do not expect them to fight for you.
We choose to be ignorant. We choose to indulge in ignorance. Sadly, this really is true. We’re ignorant to things which do not concern us, things which do not directly affect us. We’re ignorant to things which make us uncomfortable, things which have us wringing our hands and nervously shifting foot to foot, as someone else shares their own troubling experience. Franz Fanon wrote in his essay ‘Black Skin, White Masks’, a message that his philosophy teacher had taught him: ‘When you hear someone insulting the Jews pay attention; he is talking about you.’ Through this his teacher was trying to emphasise the flippant grouping of minorities. Although your minority group was not insulted, don’t think that this doesn’t concern you. Don’t think that they are not grouping you in this category. If you are not part of the majority, you are the minority. We choose to be ignorant, perhaps sometimes because it’s easier than addressing a raw situation. Perhaps you’d rather save your breath or choose your battles. Picking my battles is something my mum has always told me to do, wisely. Something which has taken me a long time to understand and something which I am still in the process of wholly grasping. You don’t have to speak on everything and sometimes it is wiser to remain silent; but if you’re in a position to help and you choose to be ignorant, if you choose to turn your head and cross the road, then that is your choice. But, do not expect others to stand in solidarity for you. Do not expect them to fight for you.