Thursday, March 13, 2008

Shockvertising





This is an ad from Stella Espresso Coffee which seeks to express to coffee drinkers in Italy just how strong their coffee is and how much “bite” it really has.
The scorpion, which is made out of coffee beans, is crawling up the woman’s nose and lingering around her mouth to graphically represent that “bite”. I am not a coffee drinker but that’s way too much bite for me!

Mythology and their stories (1)

Eve, Mother of all living, by Sandra Stanton.

...Every culture has a story that tries to explain its human origins. This is simply a normal human phenomenon. The lucky cultures are the ones whose creation myths contain some humor and kindness....


A people's belief about the world's beginnings is usually called a creation myth, mythology, story, or tale by other peoples. It should be noted, however, that to the people involved, these are not myths or stories. They are real, not in a linear, literal, scientific sense, but nevertheless real, and part of the authentic plurality of humankind's truths. Thus, a more useful and respectful way to describe these "myths" is to call them "sacred narratives," especially when the people to whom they are sacred are still living and revering in these stories.

Harmony




Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims study together in India. Like I did in mine childhood in "multicultural" Amsterdam.

Dedicated to my Muslim Friends

My Muslim friends don’t force me to wear a burka or a chador, they don’t call me 'Selma' because they don’t like my Western name 'Sandra', they don’t force me to wear a Burkini when I’m going for a swim and last but not least the don't see me as a Kafir.

Instead of this they give me a shoulder when I cry and bake me an apple-pie. They encourage me to live my dreams, they motivate me to do the things I want to do. They pick me up in the middle of the night when my car is broken. They give me their blessings, they give me love. And last but not least they love me for being who I am.
I love them too!

Day Opening - March 13



Justin Timberlake presented the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame statuette to Madonna on Monday night