You are not free until you have no need to impress anybody.
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"It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else’s."
— Lupita Nyong’o, accepting her Oscar
Congrats again to the stunning Lupita Nyong’o on her Oscar win!
It is not against the law to secretly take photographs up a woman’s skirt in Massachusetts, the state’s Supreme Judicial Court ruled Wednesday. The court dismissed charges against Michael Robertson, who was arrested by Boston transit police for taking photos and videos up multiple women’s skirts or dresses on the subway.
The judges sympathized with the notion that a woman should be able to have a reasonable expectation not to have secret photos taken up her skirt when she goes out in public, but ruled that current state law does not address that. Massachusetts’ “Peeping Tom” laws, as written, only protect women from being photographed in dressing rooms or bathrooms when they are undressed. Since upskirt photos are taken of fully clothed women in public, they don’t count, according to the court.
“A female passenger on a MBTA trolley who is wearing a skirt, dress, or the like covering these parts of her body is not a person who is `partially nude,’ no matter what is or is not underneath the skirt by way of underwear or other clothing,” the court wrote.
Robertson’s lawyers defended his actions by arguing the photos were a matter of free speech.
1) Hey, judges. How are you? I know y’all have to “interpret the law” and shit like that, but can you for a moment gets your heads out from under your robes and get some fucking common sense and decency into them? 2) Are any of y’all named “Jesus H. Christ”? 3) You’ve just turned Massachusetts into Florida.
Paolo Nutini - Iron Sky [Abbey Road Live Session]
That same night, I wrote my first short story. It took me thirty minutes. It was a dark little tale about a man who found a magic cup and learned that if he wept into the cup, his tears turned into pearls. But even though he had always been poor, he was a happy man and rarely shed a tear. So he found ways to make himself sad so that his tears could make him rich. As the pearls piled up, so did his greed grow. The story ended with the man sitting on a mountain of pearls, knife in hand, weeping helplessly into the cup with his beloved wife’s slain body in his arms.
Saudade: An Untranslatable, Undeniably Potent Word
The Portuguese term â which embodies a particular mix of melancholy, longing and loss â has no direct equivalent in English. But it does find full expression in bittersweet music.
"I’ve always been fascinated that there are certain words with no direct equivalents in other languages. It goes to the idea that life is so varied and complex, it will spawn words as distinctive as snowflakes.
The natives of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina have the word mamihlapinatapai for a look shared between two people when both are wishing the other would do something neither wants to. In Thai there is greng-jai — when you don’t want someone to do something for you because it would be a bother for him or her.
Perhaps my favorite of these elusive words is saudade, a Portuguese and Galician term that is a common fixture in the literature and music of Brazil, Portugal, Cape Verde and beyond. The concept has many definitions, including a melancholy nostalgia for something that perhaps has not even happened. It often carries an assurance that this thing you feel nostalgic for will never happen again. My favorite definition of saudade is by Portuguese writer Manuel de Melo: “a pleasure you suffer, an ailment you enjoy.”
You can accept or reject the way you are treated by other people, but until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed.
Balmain Jeans — Kid Cudi ft. Raphael Saadiq
Can I come inside your vortex?