In my art class we are studying still life vanitas, then we were made to pick objects which created meaning to us.

  • The first photo probably looks just like a shoe, a glass, bangles and a fake butterfly - but in vanitas this shows the importance of needing to have perfection in yourself and in the way you look.
    The Glass: The glass is empty, this symbolizes emptiness and the shallowness of people. That people are so caught up in being beautiful and perfect they don’t care about things that are important, and the more people care about their looks the more they begin to judge people on how they look.
    The Butterfly: Butterflies are seen as beautiful and free, but these things only last for a short time. The make up you wear is not you. To me butterflies are percieved as delicate and fragile, most people who are obsessed with their looks are broken and unhappy about themselves in other areas.
    The Shoe and Bangles: These are things to show what girls/people will go through to look nice, its not like pretty shoes and jewelery are necessary, but in order to feel pretty people will dress themselves up, and although its not wrong to do these things, its sad how people feel like they need to try hard to impress people when the only people they need to impress are the ones who accept them for who they are.

    I feel as though this is who i am, i feel like i try to hard to be perfect, and i get upset when i am not. Its stupid how the media is trying to convince us that if we are not a certain image we are not perfect. I feel like all this trying so hard has made me shallow, as i also end up jugding others on their looks, i compare myself to them. when all i really ever wanted was to look nice…

  • The second is the one with the photo frame, the two lenses and the polaroid/instax - this is similar to the first, a theme of vanity.
    The Frame: The object isn’t actually a frame, but a reflectionless mirror. This is just to show vanity in people, when they want nothing more then to look at their beautiful self.
    The Lenses/Camera: These are influenced to show how people flaunt off their beauty. “selfies, posing”, all just another aspect of vanity.

    To me vanity is something to reasure yourself that you are beautiful, you can do something such as take a nice photo and feel like you look good, it will make you happy. Then you will upload this to online media/social networking sites so that other people can reasure you that you are beautiful too. To me being beautiful is something important, but not something im proud of.

  • The third is of a glass, a clock, a candle and a key.
    The Glass: Like in the first image, the glass shows emptiness and shallowness, and in this picture it represents man kind, and how cruel the world can be. How people just do not care anymore.
    The Key: The key symbolizes heaven, which may not mean alot to you, but to me is important, not only does the key represent heaven, but also the afterlife, no matter which side you chose.
    The Candle: The briefness of time, we can’t control time and we never know when time will be up, this conflicts with the key, as one moment we will be here, and before we know it we will be in the afterlife.
    The Clock: Another symbolization of time, how it is brief (The quick passing)

    This is actually one of my biggest fears, The after life, and often i feel as though i am the only one, even the thought of living forever terrifies me, so i find this particular picture hard to fully describe. But basically this is me afraid that i am to shallow and i want to be a better person, more godly if you would. So that i don’t have to be afraid of death, and my afterlife.

  • The last, is books, records, CDs, and speakers, short and sweet this shows my love for music.
    Books: Accomplishments of people, great written works and knowledge, this shows how i have have taken time to learn music, i am passionate and i feel that i have accomplished alot with this.
    Records/CDs/Speakers: These are representaions of musical objects, i chose these halfly because my instruments were to large for the photo, but also because with these three objects you can see how music has evolved and gotten “better” over time, from Speaker/Radio, to Record to CD, just like i have in my music.

    Music is probably the most important thing in my life, I can’t go a day without listening to it, its something i want to persue in my life, as a career. And i am so thankful to have otained a talent to let me do this.

    So i guess these are little pieces of me.

It’s difficult to find accurate books on Angels and Angelology that are based in Abrahamic doctrine–without the New Age-y crud or appropriative mindset that so often dominates this particular field. I recently made a trip to the library and found a great book that has, so far, been extremely on point and religiously-accurate. A Catalogue of Angels: The Heavenly, the Fallen, and the Holy Ones Among Us by Vinita Hampton Wright approaches the topic of Angels from the key Abrahamic faiths–Judaism, Christianity and Islam–using these teachings and beliefs to explain their characteristics and nature, rankings, dwellings, abilities and limitations, and mythologies. In addition, it includes angelic identifications of both the Holy and the Fallen, as well as examples of prayers from the various faiths. 

I’ve browsed through the book, and am currently in the process of reading it in its entirety (…about half-way though as of now). Overall, it is a great read and an extraordinarily accurate one! I definitely recommend it. 

And lookie, it’s a cheap buy here!

Sharing my Route 66 World

Saturday was a special day!  Not only did I get to take a drive, not only did Samantha join me, but I was able to start introducing her to some of my Route 66 family!  Over the last six months, I’ve met dozens of people from all over the world that have become ‘Friends for Life’ due to our shared love of the Mother Road.  Due to conflicting schedules, Sam wasn’t able to join me for the events and…

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Palmira sells COG 34.17: Evercore ISI Initiates Coverage on Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (COG)

“Evercore ISI initiated coverage on shares of Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG) in a research note issued on Monday, reports. The firm set a “hold” rating on the oil and gas exploration company’s stock. Shares of Cabot Oil & Gas Co ..” said Vinita to Raye on Thursday, June 4, 2015.

“My dear Miss Raye,” said Vinita, “have you heard that TXOE went down to 272.91?”

“Tsx Oil And Gas Ew Index.”

Raye replied that she had not.

“But it did,” said Vinita. “CANADA STOCKS-TSX turns negative as oil and bank shares drag TORONTO, June 1 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index was lower on Monday, getting June off to a sluggish start as commodity prices drove up mining stocks but pulled down oil and gas shares … Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 13.94 …”

Raye, with a heightened complexion, made no answer.

The wait is finally over! We are thrilled to inform you that Franklin Liquors in Franklin, MA has now launched on the ScanKart App and we wanted to let you know first.
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Vinita Bicholkar, Goa Student With Cerebral Palsy, Scores 83 Per Cent In Class 10th

Vinita Bicholkar, Goa Student With Cerebral Palsy, Scores 83 Per Cent In Class 10th

15-year-old Vinita Bicholkar has had a hard time since she was born. A premature baby, she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, the neurological disorder that affects human motor function. She was confined to a wheelchair, struggled with stiff limbs and suffered from seizures.

But Bicholkar did not give up. She overcame her circumstances and scored 83 per cent in the recently-concluded Secondary…

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Vinita Bali: People expect tangible, palpable and quick change

Vinita Bali: People expect tangible, palpable and quick change

Last year, the people of India elected Narendra Modi and the BJP on the promise of “more governance, less government”, and the prospect of a better life for all. He was clear, he was persuasive, he symbolised hope and he got the people’s mandate. That itself was a great place to start. The people of India naturally expect this PM’s sarkar to deliver on its promises. They also expect change to be…

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Taryn buys BCRX 11.21: BioCryst To Present At The Jefferies 2015 Healthcare Conference

“RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:BCRX) today announced that executives from BioCryst are scheduled to provide a corporate summary and update regarding the Company’s programs at the …” said Beatris to Vinita on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.

“My dear Miss Vinita,” said Beatris, “have you heard that SAAB went down to 2286.69?”

“S&P Asia Infrastructure Index.”

Vinita replied that she had not.

“But it did,” said Beatris. “European shares decline as Greece’s debt plight overshadows gains in Asia ASIA’S DAY: Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 0.1 percent to 20,437.48 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 0.9 percent to 28,249.86. The Shanghai Composite rose 2 percent to 4,910.90; the index is up 141 percent over the past year. Australia’s S&P ASX/200 climbed 0.9 . …”

Vinita, with a heightened complexion, made no answer.

Day 5 - 30 May

I’ve arrived this afternoon in Tulsa.  I’m about 800 miles in.

And today’s thought of the day is lemon meringue pie.

The drive so far is built it turns out on food and bed.  Cafes, restaurants and motels. Mostly in that order.

At Clanton’s, the 80-year-old cafe on Route 66 in Vinita, Oklahoma, I asked for a coffee and a damn fine piece of ( lemon meringue) pie.

The waitress (who was my first Cindy of the trip as it happens) brought me a piece (see picture) but said it was on the house.

She said it was the last piece in the cafe and looked kinda of small and ugly. It’s your lucky day, sir.

In the UK they would have cut it in half and sold each slice for £5.75 and a little sneer on the side.

Vinita buys SBH 31.78: Sally Beauty Provides Update On Recent Security Investigation

“About Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SBH) is an international specialty retailer and distributor of professional beauty supplies with revenues of $3.8 billion annually. Through the Sally Beauty Supply and Beauty Systems …” said Pamula to Jeanmarie on Saturday, May 30, 2015.

“My dear Miss Jeanmarie,” said Pamula, “have you heard that TXBM went down to 110.76?”

“Tsx Global Base Metals Index.”

Jeanmarie replied that she had not.

“But it did,” said Pamula. “TSX Ends A Tad Lower On Global Cues – Canadian Commentary Canadian stocks rallied towards the close but still ended a tad lower on Thursday, tracking declining global equity markets … The benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Index closed Thursday at 15,107.00, down 3.47 points or 0.02 percent. The index scaled an …”

Jeanmarie, with her usual reserve, made no answer.

Economical Options for Quality Conscious Online Entrepreneurs

Economical Options for Quality Conscious Online Entrepreneurs

By Vinita Basu Awareness plays an instrumental role in determining the success of any online venture and to spread information, you must make effective use of advertising and marketing tools. One of the strategies which you can employ to introduce your business on the global platform entails publishing articles and blogs related to the product or service. That said, crafting these requires quite…

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Cecelia sells ROVI 16.9: Rovi Sets Record Straight on Discussions with Engaged Capital

“Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ:ROVI) today issued the following letter to all Rovi stockholders in connection with its 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which will be held on May 13, 2015: VOTE “FOR ALL” ROVI DIRECTORS ON THE BLUE PROXY CARD TO PROTECT ..” said Vinita to Wilma on Monday, May 25, 2015.

“My dear Miss Wilma,” said Vinita, “have you heard that STRP went up to 600.09?”

“Credit Suisse Water Index [Usd] Price.”

Wilma replied that she had not.

“But it did,” said Vinita. “Short Interest in iShares Russell 2000 Index (ETF Separately, analysts at Credit Suisse upgraded shares of iShares Russell … The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Russell 2000 Index (the Index). The Index is a float-adjusted capitalization …”

Wilma, with her usual reserve, made no answer.

Keitha sells MR 27.29: Mindray Medical International Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts (NYSE:MR)

“Shares of Mindray Medical International (NYSE:MR) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the eight ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, AR Network reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have …” said Dian to Vinita on Monday, May 25, 2015.

“My dear Miss Vinita,” said Dian, “have you heard that CPR went down to 2.811?”

“Copper Index.”

Vinita replied that she had not.

“But it did,” said Dian. “Copper Challenged By The Worries On Chinese Demand Copper prices got hit by the worries of Chinese demand that sucked the necessary steam from the metal. The prices dipped below Rs 400 in domestic exchanges while tripped to a three week low in International exchanges. The bears have lashed on the …”

Vinita, with thoughts that could rest on nothing, made no answer.