#brothers #throwback

#brothers #throwback

Every form that you see has its original in the divine world. If the form passes away, it is of no consequence, because its original was from eternity. Be not grieved that every form that you see, every mystical saying that you have heard will pass away. The fountainhead is always bringing forth water. Since neither ceases, why should you complain? Consider this spirit as a fountain; rivers flow from it. Put regret out of your thoughts, and keep on drinking from the rivulet. Do not be afraid. The water is limitless.

When you came into the world of created beings, a ladder was set before you, so that you might pass out of it. At first you were inanimate, then you became a plant; afterward you were changed into an animal. At last you became human, possessed of knowledge, intelligence, and faith. Next, you will become an angel. Then you will have finished with this world, and your place will be in the heavens. Be changed also from the station of an angel. Pass into that mighty deep, so that the one drop, which is yourself, may become a sea.

Rumi

blackartchicago:

Self Portrait / Always Watching (2014)Young Chicago Authors, ChicagoPhoto by RJ El

It’s my birthday. I’m celebrating.

blackartchicago:

Self Portrait / Always Watching (2014)
Young Chicago Authors, Chicago
Photo by RJ El

It’s my birthday. I’m celebrating.

amazighprincex:

[Image: a series of tweets by justified agitator (@Awkward_Duck) on August 19, 2014.

1:23 AM: We literally laid in someone’s backyard for what seemed like an eternity while tanks rolled down the streets #Ferguson

1:26 AM: I’m live tweeting because there’s a media blackout. #Ferguson

1:33 AM: I’m so shaken. They’re literally just rolling around throwing tear gas into neighborhoods-not aggressive crowds. #Ferguson

1:34 AM: I was pouring milk over one guys eyes when they came back around and threw another at us. #Ferguson

1:51 AM: Let me repeat, THEY ARE GASSING NEIGHBORHOODS not crowds of protestors.There was only a few of us walking. there is no curfew, so why?]

La Keisha Leek, curator (2014)Arts Incubator, Washington Park, ChicagoPhoto by RJ ElThis was a quick portrait taken at Ms. Leek’s recent curatorial debut opening at the Washington Park Incubator. Leek is one of a growing number of intensely active and connected young black artists in contemporary Chicago. We look forward to more of her work.

La Keisha Leek, curator (2014)
Arts Incubator, Washington Park, Chicago
Photo by RJ El

This was a quick portrait taken at Ms. Leek’s recent curatorial debut opening at the Washington Park Incubator. Leek is one of a growing number of intensely active and connected young black artists in contemporary Chicago. We look forward to more of her work.