see you never, 2012

As we move forward into a new year/in life, I hope we realize that what we each of us does SINCERELY MATTERS. We are each given the ability of choice. Choice in words and choice in actions. We must make the choice to be more responsible as humans and allow compassion and understanding to lead the way. We cannot be spineless anymore. We must stand up straight. We must make choices with love in our hearts. Pride is not on our side, no one stands above another, we are all equals - we are one.

"it's like walking up mount everest with your best friend, then once you get to the top and feel accomplished, you turn around to your best friend and instead there's a human eating wolf. i still got my bones and flesh, but he ate my heart. all of it." 

each moment
I love 

It's been a decade since she left us on earth for the stars and beyond; 
her strength and beauty forever inspire me and I can't wait to see her again.
 Endless love to my Grandma Chiyo - the ultimate human being ::: thank you for everything.


Jada Pinkett-Smith: “The War on Men Through the Degradation of Woman” - "How is man to recognize his full self, his full power through the eye’s of an incomplete woman? The woman who has been stripped of Goddess recognition and diminished to a big ass and full breast for physical comfort only. 
The woman who has been silenced so she may forget her spiritual essence because her words stir too much
thought outside of the pleasure space. The woman who has been diminished to covering all that rots inside of her with weaves and red bottom shoes. I am sure the men, who restructured our societies from cultures that honored woman, had no idea of the outcome. They had no idea that eventually, even men would render themselves empty and longing for meaning, depth and connection.
There is a deep sadness when I witness a man that can’t recognize the emptiness he feels when he objectifies himself as a bank and truly believes he can buy love with things and status. It is painful to witness the betrayal when a woman takes him up on that offer.
He doesn’t recognize that the [creation] of a half woman has contributed to his repressed anger and frustration of feeling he is not enough. He then may love no woman or keep many half women as his prize. He doesn’t recognize that it’s his submersion in the imbalanced warrior culture, where violence is the means of getting respect and power, as the reason he can break the face of the woman who bore him 4 four children. When woman is lost, so is man. The truth is, woman is the window to a man’s heart and a man’s heart is the gateway to his soul. Power and control will NEVER out weigh love.

May we all find our way.

~ Jada Pinkett-Smith, Sinuous Magazine (http://www.sinuousmag.com/)

Still the "wild indian" that came into the world with distinct purpose to pursue and provoke, to enhance and empower, to live and forgive -- I still ride with my horses, I still see from the top of a mountain, I still drink the rain water, I still live through the sunshine -- I am still that "wild indian".

double quartz rope necklace
Great Falls, VA 

I am not here to make you happy.