I just got back from my week in New York. My head is full of thoughts about curating, archiving, art and gentrification. I’m trying to work my way through all of this and make it come together in a somewhat cohesive way.
Also, you really need to watch this documentary called Captured. Our class had the pleasure of meeting Clayton Patterson, and visiting his gallery/archive. Meeting him was definitely a highlight of the trip. Seriously watch this film, it is online for free, and it is extremely interesting.
From another archival visit, I also have in my possession copies of some archival materials that I really should not have copies of (e.g. unpublished essays) by one of my creative and intellectual heroes. I have to say, looking through an archive of someone’s personal thoughts, papers and ephemera feels extremely voyeuristic, especially when that person is still alive. I can’t say anymore, but suffice to say these papers are my new prized possessions and they are entering my own archive. They are definitely food for thought.
Anyway now that I’m back, I promise to be neglecting this Tumblr less. I do however have a crazy month coming up, because of it being the end of my semester (lots of coursework to do) and le boyfriend and I are moving house for April 1.
I guess this is my way of saying, yes I am somewhat around, but also somewhat aloof.
How do you keep your dye up on the roots of your dreads so well?
TIPS PLEASE! :D
Thanks for the question! :) (And sorry for the delay in responding, I’m out of town on a school trip right now.)
I do touch-ups myself, but the secret to good dread colour is getting professional help with both maintenance & the initial colour! The best recommendation that I can give other than that is to make sure to keep those sections clean and separated. Also remember that dreads soak up a lot of colour, so sometimes you can need as much as 3 times the amount of colour that you would use on non-dreaded hair of equal length.
Sagittarius is the sign you can trust. Everybody has a Sagittarius friend that is as loyal and imposing as their symbol and mascot, the centaur. In fact, a centaur would probably be just as worthwhile to keep around. Like a…
“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.”—Buddha
This another card that I would does not necessarily have as straight forward of a meaning as it would initially appear. Yes it can point to a union or a meeting of hearts, but that it is a pretty gross over-simplification.
Aside from symbolizing literal romance/intimacy, The Lovers often points to partnerships, ideas or people coming together, establishing personal beliefs and the need for decisive action. This can indicate a need to a make an ethical decision and the decide where you stand.
In some decks, the male of the pair is depicted having to choose between a virtuous maiden and a temptress. As such, sometimes, this card can point to adultery or “cheating”. (I don’t really buy into the virgin/temptress binary, but you know, that is a common interpretation.)
This card can often indicate a choice has to be made and the cards and not going to give you the answer, instead the free will of individuals involved with determine the outcome. Keep in mind though, that like most romances, the energies associated with the choice (or opportunity) may be temporary, so you need to make a decision now.
Sometimes, this card is thought of representing Paris’ choice between the three goddess for who was most beautiful. Paris chose Aphrodite, and that choice is what mythologically started the Trojan War.
This card deeply symbolizes your choices being put to the test. However, if your choice weathers the storms, your situation or relationship could be better for it.
Keep your questions coming, lovelies! Ask me about Tarot, Crystals, Paganism, Feminism, Burlesque, Body Modification - anything you like, really! :)