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The Sky is Falling

Note: The ink ran out in my journal pen. I couldn’t make a dollar out of 15cents, so I decided to blog it so ya’ll know it’s real. I took these images years ago, but they feel right today.

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Oh love you’re the shit, when you opt to stick around,
Keep us excited and ourselves newly found
You give us the hope that horror will pass
Never to appear as less than full glass
Offer us shades of invincible luck
And lead us to believe that the One has been struck
But surely again this too shall pass
For most are finite and the end alas
Escape to St. Elsewhere for a solo debut
Where the only sure guest is a suffering stew

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Who Run the World: Flaneurs VI

Daaahhhlings!
My deepest apologies for not posting in some time! Both my time and internet connection have been limited. Well, I’m here now so let’s get on with it! Shall we?
Flaneur of the day goes to Francisca Ramos DaLuz. This energetic, warm hearted woman spends most of her time as a farmer and gardener. Her efforts ultimately aid in preserving the necessary skills and tools of self sustainability. As Cabo Verde is in a time of transition, through the influence of international cultures, some fear the loss of traditional lifestyle. We don’t want naturalism to become a thing of the past. What would life be here without corn for cautchupa or mint tea from Mont Verde? Francisca spends a lot of her time at Ribeira do Vinha where the community lives primarily off of the land. She is not a paid farmer, but indulges in the beauty of nature. I appreciate her and many others who keep the spirit of Cape Verdean culture alive.

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 LB Signing Off!
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Who Run the World: Flaneurs – V

Hey there fellow Flaneurs!

In a country where people are barely born with a silver spoon in their mouths, children are often expected to work and help their families at young ages. I met these three girls working at the fish market. You would never imagine such pleasant faces and upbeat spirits working harder than some adults I know back in the states. These girls not only make it as the Flaneurs of the day for demonstrating such independence at a young age, but also for their outgoing confidence and personalities.

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LB signing off, until tomorrow!

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