Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Koi No Yokan

Umas Rosas

Your Moment Of Zen

Black The Sun

Wish List

Wish List II

Heartbreaking

From Huffington Post:

Neha Afreen was admitted to the hospital with bite marks, cigarette burns, and a dislocated neck after a brutal beating by her father, authorities say. The three-month-old's father wanted a boy, but 19-year-old Reshma Banu had given birth to a girl.

Afreen died in the Bangalore hospital, leaving a grieving Banu to pore over grainy cell phone videos of her happy baby.

"After my delivery my husband had come to see me and the baby. He said, 'It is a girl, why did you give birth to a girl?'" Banu told CNN.

Just days after the birth, Banu says her husband told her, "For her wedding we will require a hundred thousand rupees (about $1,800 dollars) for all the expense. If you can get that amount from your mother, then keep her, but if you can't, then kill her."

A week after being admitted to the hospital with multiple injuries and a severe head wound, "Baby Afreen" suffered cardiac arrest and passed away, BBC reported.

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Like A Dream

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Like A Dream

The First Time He Saw Her

Sparkly

Umas Flores

Not The End

Like A Dream

Wants To Be A Dancer

Peace

Gezellig

Your Moment Of Zen

Tree Of Lights

Very Old Friends

Lunch?

Freudian Slip

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Peripeteia

Like A Dream

Your Moment Of Zen

Work On That

This Year's Love

Their Other Halves

Umas Flowers

We Met At Starbucks

Why We Kiss

From Life In The Fast Lane:

A kiss — the pairing or touching of lips — is typically an expression of affection, greeting or farewell, and intensely as an expression of romantic affection or sexual desire. Parents kiss children, worshippers kiss religious artifacts and couples kiss each other. Kisses take on a number of figurative meanings in folklore, literature, and art, ranging from the betrayal — with Judas’ kiss — to the life-giving symbolism of movies such as The Little Mermaid.

The word comes from Old English cyssan ‘to kiss,’ in turn from coss ‘a kiss.’ Anthropologists report that 90% of the people in the world kiss. So how does one gesture come to signify affection, celebration, grief, comfort and respect, world-wide?

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Ruin Me?

Now I Have To Explain

The Quiet Things