You work hard, you make money; you do it for yourself !! That’s not life !!! You go out, you seek for people who need your help, you make their lives better, you become that sponge that can absorb all the negativity and you become that person who can emit beautiful positive Vibes, and when you realize you have changed someone’s life and because of you this person didn’t give up. That is the day, when you LiVE. !! __________________________________________
Collettivo FX was founded in 2010 in the deep province of Reggio Emilia.
In love with the earth, they work on all of its surfaces, without limits, but to preserve all those stories that are too important to pass in silence. They are stories of road on the street, stories of community for the community, narrated in a never banal way; beauty splits fully included in that section of the History of Art called Street Art.
Many individual works and itinerant projects and social involvement achieved in Italy and in the world over the years. Among the interventions in Italy there are those in: Reggio Emilia, Campegine (Museo Cervi), Casale Monferrato (Linguistic Institute), Modena, Finale Emilia (Festival Icons), L'Aquila (Muspac), Matera, Parma, Palermo (Quartiere Zen and MTO), Vedriano (Street Art Festival), Milan, Turin, Bologna (Baum Festival), Imola (Restart Festival), Ariano Irpino (Prison), Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi (Prison), Naples (Rione Sanità), Ravenna (Casa Circondariale), Genoa (Ex Manicomio di Quarto), Tricarico (Matera 2019),
Abroad they painted in: Jerusalem, Ramallah, Almaty (Artbat Festival), Mostar, Barcelona, Valencia, Fanzara (Miau Festival), London, Madrid, Las Mesas (La Muncha Festival), Lugano, Tunis, Madeburg (Opus Acquanet Festival ), Dresden.
Look at this chic, mid blink with her virgin mohito🍹
I’m actually asleep here in case you can’t tell 😁
Yesterday, I thought it was Friday !!!!!!
I even parked my car on the wrong side of the street (street cleaning makes us alternate sides here in BH) but luckily I didn’t get a ticket. 🚗🚨💸
BUT mainly I’m posting this to vent:
I’m kind of mad at myself. I don’t ever “train” my kids to sleep in their crib alone and next thing I find myself cuddling with them at night. Which I secretly love. But then I also don’t get to sleep much because they wake up a few times and also because I don’t sleep as comfortable, making sure they’re ok.
What a sucker I am.
But also, I know soon it will be only a distant memory and all the sleepless nights and the tiredness will no longer be...SO maybe it’s ok? And I will have enjoyed all those nights of cuddling? I think I rather have that. I think. But I question it every day because maybe if I wasn’t so tired I’d be sharper during the day? Happier? I’m not sad or depressed but hey...maybe I could be more fun! I don’t know...does anyone know?
Stairway to Sajjangad
This is second stairway clicked by me during last trip..and yes it off course leads to heaven already as it is leading us to Sajjangad 💜
Among all forts in Maharashtra Sajjangad stands out by being more of a spiritual place as it was residence of Ramdas Swami - who considered as spiritual mentor of Shivaji by many. Another reason for love for this place is I have special memories for Sajjangad due to my school's residential camp on the fort which I can never forget. Most memorable part is none but the prasad that we get at dinner time - hot wheat kheer sweetened by jaggery! It smells yummy..I am hungry just with its memory!
But wait..this post isn't about Sajjangad but about the collective efforts taken by community to build such a huge, sacred place.
Can you spot the white tiles in each of the stairs? The tiles carry names of persons who contributed economically to build this place. This signifies form of participatory development which can take place without government intervention just on the basis of social capital - the social harmony among people and will power to create some memorial place for person we admire. This shows culture of selflessness and also respect for legends like Ramdas Swami.
I wonder why do people spend money for such cause which gives them nothing in return materially. It benefits other people for generations who might not even care about who took efforts to build such a great place.
And again I find answer of this question in one of the vlogs by @jayshetty in which he says human brains are wired for generosity by default when they are born. Generosity is foundation of human civilization which makes think of others.. empathize with them and act to make their condition better.
This post is just an attempt to be grateful to all people who spend their today's fortune for someone else's tomorrow. Hats off.
Shot on Oppo cameraphone
Rp via @t.radz When my mother was pregnant
With her second child i was four
I pointed at her swollen belly confused at how
My mother had gotten so big in such a little time
My father scooped me in his tree trunk arms and
Said the closest thing to god on this earth
Is a woman’s body its where life comes from
And to have a grown man tell me something
So powerful at such a young age
Changed me to see the entire universe rested at my mother’s feet.