Tommy hilgier fall/winter 2013-14
Gelatin Silver, Love, Kazumi Kuragami, 2009
Street Art Havana, Cuba
We return thanks to our mother, the Earth,
which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams,
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs,
which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and stars,
which have given to us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to the sun,
that has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in Whom is embodied all goodness,
and Who directs all things for the good of Her children.
E.L. Trouvelot, New York Public Library Aurora borealis as observed March 1, 1872, at 9:25 p.m.
Currently living in Indonesia myself it’s awesome to stumble across new historical facts and learning that Mata Hari (her Indonesian name) first learnt dance in Eastern Java when Indonesia was known as the Dutch East Indies. She then went onto become a famous exotic dancer and courtesan. I like to think that even though I might not become someone famous in my lifetime, like Mata Hari, Indonesia will hold a special place in my heart and it’s culture will influence me in alternate ways forever.