A beautiful weekend in the Northern Beaches

This weekend, I was lucky enough to visit one of my friends houses on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Nature treated us to a stunning performance, as the sun dipped below the ocean, beautiful ombres of pinks, purples, golds and blues lit up the sky, I was reminded of the simple beauties of everyday life! So I thought I’d share some of these pictures with you, as a reminder that beauty is all around, and sometimes if you’ve got a friend to share the special moments with, that’s all you really need in life.

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As the day ends to rest
The sunset does its best
Setting on fire the lively waves
Colouring orange the nature he saves
its pure ancient glorious perfection.

The great ocean will receive
The burning sun who’s going to leave.
Slowly comes the night
Devouring that magic light:
we are still suspended in a great delight.

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xxx A

Girl Bashing

http://birdeemag.com/bitch-dont-call-me-that/

This is an incredibly interesting article about why we have to stop calling women sluts and whores (thank you Tina Fey). Because they are women only slurs, the words are inherently misogynistic, degrading and damaging.

It’s an interesting article because I am guilty of using these terms amongst friends but I’ve never meant it in a way where I’ve purposely set out to hurt someone. I think that these days the word ‘bitch’ is used very loosely and can even be used amongst friends. Slut I don’t agree with but am guilty of describing a girl that I don’t like very much as a slut, and upon reflecting on this really bad habit, it’s not a nice thing to do and I’m sure there’s many other words out there that could be used to describe someone.

But where’s the limit? Do we keep asking for more? How morally and politically correct can we actually be in a world full of people who are inherently different? But I do agree that we should fix up our vocabularly because we should be lifting women up, encouraging and supporting them other than ripping them down.

Peace and love to all you beautiful women and men out there!

xxx A

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