I will not be shaken.

Rebecca, a girl (or is it woman?) who prefers to spend most of her time staring at the moon or hiding in corners with books.

There is a deeper portion of our being that we rarely allow others to see. Call it a soul maybe, this is the place that holds the most value. All else can drift but this. When this dies our body has no meaning. We handle this portion of our being with extreme care. Life tears at us and scars us as children so we adopt facades and masks to hide this part of us, to keep this sacred part of ourselves from the pain. And yet, we long to communicate this deeper place … to connect with each other on this spiritual level, for we know that this is the only part of us that will last.

Train Surfing in South Africa

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Woman and Bowl of Lukewarm Chili, circa 2014

Woman and Bowl of Lukewarm Chili, circa 2014

Nzimbe sadyera kutalika koma kutsekemera.

Chichewa proverb

Translation:

           Sugar cane isn’t eaten for its height, but (for its) sweetness.

Meaning:

Appearance isn’t as important as inner qualities.

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I shall conquer you.

I shall conquer you.