"Traditionally, Christians in Iraq (specifically in Christian towns) put a Cross that lights up at night on top of their homes starting the first week of September in preparation for the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Although the refugees are out of their homes and they themselves are carrying their cross every day, some maintained the tradition by placing a Cross by their tents in their refugee camps as a reminder of their tradition and faith. May their faith increase more and more and may the Cross of Jesus give them light, strength and life instead of darkness, weakness and death that they are experiencing every day."
—Sister Luma Khudher OP
Photo by Sister Sara, OP
Gene Krupa Jam Session, 1941
Drummer Gene Krupa playing drum at Gjon Mili’s studio.
New York, NY
photos: Gjon Mili
Here, eating “à l’Africaine” means eating with your fingers. It’s not just for chicken wings - under the guidance of my Ivoirian plumbing crew I have really expanded my finger food horizons. It’s a whole new world of etiquette but they’re coaching me and progressively more food ends up in my mouth and less on my clothes. …
|—||Adyashanti (via thecalminside)|
Félix Vallotton (Suisse, 1865 -1925), Un soir sur la Loire), 1923