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How can you hold Infinity in the palm of your hand?

William Blake

“Know what it is to be a child . . .
To see a world in a grain of sand
And heaven in a wild flower,

Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.”

And I say:  

Is life that chose me and made me survive all the hurdles and illnesses?

Are events that directed me in the alleys of life?

And guided me in the countless forks in my wandering?

Far away from the path that my parents wished me to take.

How many bends did I have to decide on?

Fact is they are the total strangers who came to the rescue

Strangers with plenty of pity to fellow man and living species.

Without their pity how could I have summoned the remaining energy

To move forward and leave an imprint on this chaotic earth?

Ease up your judgment on your fellow neighbor.

He might seems a tad luckier

He could look not so lucky in the opportunities he had in his life.

Both of you share this common characteristic:

You both had to struggle all the way

And try to grab the few moments of satisfaction, hope and happiness.

How can you hold Infinity in the palm of your hand?

William Blake

“Know what it is to be a child . . .
To see a world in a grain of sand
And heaven in a wild flower,

Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.”

And I say:  

Is life that chose me and made me survive all the hurdles and illnesses

It is events that directed me in the alleys of life

Guided me in the countless forks that led me

Far away from the path that my parents wished me to take

And strove to show me at every bend

 

Ease up your judgment on your fellow neighbor.

He might seems a tad luckier

He could look not so lucky in the opportunities of his life.

 

Both of you share this common characteristic:

You both had to struggle all the way

And try to grab the few moments of satisfaction and hope.

 

Real, final, absolute: Death in Gaza July 21, 2014

Nothing can moves you?

There is nothing more real than death.
Nothing more, true, than death.
It’s absolute. It’s final.

When death erases hundreds of lives.
Thousands.
Or even just 4 children.
The action that created death
Is as real, true and absolute
As death itself.

Yet even with this concrete truth.
This overwhelming evidence of atrocity.
It does not move you.
It does not fuel you with fire.
It does not fuel you,
To act, with conviction.

This is not a “conflict”.
There is an oppressor.
There is an oppressed people.

The only conflict for you is this.
Will you be honest with yourself?
Will you be honest with others?
Will you share this truth, without fear?

Are you willing to take a side?
Whether it’s with the oppressor or the oppressed.

Let the world know.

I know, that my freedom as an individual,
Will not be complete, without the freedom,
Of the Palestinians.

Sherif Mktbi shared #‎FreePalestine‬

“Know what it is to be a child . . .
To see a world in a grain of sand
And heaven in a wild flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.”
William Blake

Note: 

Is life that chose me and made me survive all the hurdles and illnesses

It is events that directed me in the alleys of life

Guided me in the countless forks that led me

Far away from the path that my parents wished me to take

And strove to show me at every bend

Ease up your judgment on your fellow neighbor.

He might seems a tad luckier

He could look Not be so lucky in the opportunities of his life.

Both of you, share this common characteristic:

You both had to struggle all the way

And try to grab the few moments of satisfaction and hope.

Real, final, absolute: Death in Gaza

Nothing can moves you?

There is nothing more real than death.
Nothing more, true, than death.
It’s absolute. It’s final.

When death erases hundreds of lives.
Thousands.
Or even just 4 children.
The action that created death
Is as real, true and absolute
As death itself.

Yet even with this concrete truth.
This overwhelming evidence of atrocity.
It does not move you.
It does not fuel you with fire.
It does not fuel you,
To act, with conviction.

This is not a “conflict”.
There is an oppressor.
There is an oppressed people.

The only conflict for you is this.
Will you be honest with yourself?
Will you be honest with others?
Will you share this truth, without fear?

Are you willing to take a side?
Whether it’s with the oppressor or the oppressed.

Let the world know.

I know, that my freedom as an individual,
Will not be complete, without the freedom,
Of the Palestinians.

Sherif Mktbi shared #‎FreePalestine‬

“Know what it is to be a child . . .
To see a world in a grain of sand
And heaven in a wild flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.”
William Blake

Note: 

Is life that chose me and made me survive all the hurdles and illnesses

It is events that directed me in the alleys of life

Guided me in the countless forks that led me

Far away from the path that my parents wished me to take

And strove to show me at every bend

Ease up your judgment on your fellow neighbor.

He might seems a tad luckier

He could look not so lucky in the opportunities of his life.

Both of you share this common characteristic:

You both had to struggle all the way

And try to grab the few moments of satisfaction and hope.

 

Famous Paintings Updated With 21st-Century Gadgets

Swiping, scrolling, instagramming, catching a regular selfie…

It all seems so familiar these days. But what if we had this technology decades ago?

That’s exactly what the “Art x Smart” project, by Korean illustrator Kim Dong-Kyu, explores. He is injecting 21st century gadgets into famous historical artworks, and takes us to a utopian reality where ancient and modern times meet.

The author of this project, Kim Dong-Kyu, doesn’t seem to be short on humor.

For example, he took a classic like van Gogh’s “The Room” and turned it into a hipsterish studio apartment with a neon city bike and miles of charger wires.

Apart from being absurdly funny, these works also draw attention to our relationship with new technologies and their influence on modern society.

By comparing the originals and their remakes, you can experience an uprising feeling of loneliness, alienation and shallowness in those where the subjects are tethered to modern technologies.

Website: artxsmart.tumblr.com

“The Room” by Vincent van Gogh

“The Dream” by Pablo Picasso

“A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” by Georges Seurat

“The Card Players” by Paul Cézanne

“Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog” by Caspar David Friedrich

“The Ancient of Days” by William Blake

“L’absinthe” by Edgar Degas

“The Balcony” by Edouard Manet

“Portrait de Marie Therese Walter” by Pablo Picasso

“Rokeby Venus” by Diego Velázquez

“Over the Town” by Marc Chagall

“Alphonsine Fournaise” by Auguste Renoir

“The Luncheon On the Grass” by Edouard Manet

“L’homme Au Balcon” by Gustave Caillebotte

“In the Conservatory” by Edouard Manet

“The Death Of Marat” by Jacques-Louis David

“Old Man In Sorrow” by Vincent van Gogh

“The Scream” by Edvard Munch


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