The word chandelier was first known in the English language in the 1736, borrowed from the old French word chandelier, which comes from the Latin candelabrum.
Crystals represent the earth purest and highest form of energy, which is also a source of abundance.
In the lage 19th century, a bohemian glassmaker named Daniel Swarovski invented a machine that cut cut crystals precisely.
☪︎ in a gentle way, you can Ꚃℏᥲкᥱ the world. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀- mahatma gandhi ✌︎ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
5.17.18📍Mumbai, India airport. flying solo from USA. as i retrieved my impressively plump suitcase (talk about love handles) i noticed people staring at me. not a mean glare, more of an awe-inspired look. children’s eyes wide, mouths agape. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
what was it? was i pitting out? shoelace untied? did i tear my suffocating skinny jeans again? did i look like a zombie from the walking dead? (bc that’s how i felt on hr 27 / 32 of traveling) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀
concerned but tryna keep my cool, i smiled and went on my way. playing The Greatest Showman “This is Me” song in my head, as i do in all moments of fear & insecurity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
i was remiss to ignore the glaringly obvious truth: i’m white. uh, yah, so? i’ve always been white. give or take a spray tan here & there. (i admit it, i’m an olive skinned Hudson wishing i was a bronzed Mayfair, ok?!) always white, but what i’d NEVER been was the minority. the anomaly was me.
perhaps it was my hereditarily engrained American arrogance, but i was continually surprised when people had never seen a Caucasian before. almost everywhere we went, someone wanted a pic w the sweaty white girl. (swipe left 4 pics)
it gave me an inflated sense of self importance (haha). followed by a prideful responsibility to represent my country well. to be kind, compassionate, enthusiastic, even generous at times. to make my mark in the way that i treat people.
in other words, this experience made me want to gently shake the world, and leave it better than i found it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
not just some silly lil white girl ⠀ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .