My love for Language

<<J’adore les langues>> is an expression that could be translated as “I love languages” or “I love tongues”. Both translations to an eye that is used to the English tongue might find the two statements to be completely different expression but they do mean the same thing.

Language is certainly a beautiful thing. A complex system for which one comes to understand the world and to contemplate its existence. Has this ever happened to you: you are sitting in a rocking chair, in your winter gown, by a fire place and a thought comes to your mind. Where does language come from? It has happened to me -minus the winter gown and rocking chair- I sometimes find myself pondering about the phenomena that is the human language. Whether you believe that the human language like any other language from non-human creatures are just mediums of which we use to communicate with each other so thus, has a social purpose. Or you believe that language is more of an expressive platform that helps us to build our mental faculty so is thus innate.

Any standpoint one takes to define language still does not fully explain the origins of the human language which is forever evolving – the English language has changed so much in the past 100 years. The various human languages can be used to create poetic and meaningful phrases – the mind boggling grammatical systems of the world is yet another example of the beautiful complexity of the human language.

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Your lies

​These feelings of tension in my chest – that I cannot explain.

Why do I envy things that I should not have , that I do not need?

Your love

I do not deserve.

Your friendship

That I should not think of.

This world

That I do not belong in

Suffocates my heart, tramples on it like the void entity that it is.

Is this what depression is?

A lonely path that I walk, smiling in the midst of agony.

It’s you, 

It all began with you. 

Your false love brought me from the depths of anguish only to shut me further into the cage that I built myself long ago.

A cage for which I reside in.

A cage furnished with your lies.

Tommy Hilfiger Resort collection 2017

Tommy Hilfiger, a multinational high end fashion brand which is highly respected for its wearable designs and beautiful prints. Founded around 31 years ago in 1985 in New York by Tommy Hilfiger himself. It’s no surprise that the latest collection is already a success after recently being launched.

I absolutely love the prints used to create a luxurious casual look with a mix of textures such as lace in some looks which fascinates me the most. The collection almost looks like a mixture of sports luxe to flirty country and to even boss lady style. As you’ve already guessed the usual use of the Tommy Hilfiger logo colours still remain as a trademark look in some of the outfits.

Overall, I can’t wait to see how people play with this collection net year.Judge for yourself bellow:

 

-British Vogue

LaFortune

Which outfit is your favourite?

Unravel

I’ve tried my best.
I’ve done everything that I can for you
but you still don’t see me.
Why is that,

I’m I not good enough
An alien for you to gawk at
A prisoner of your deadly stare

Is it okay for me to be locked up in your venomous smile?
Release me from the hole that is unrequited love
So you can make it clear to me.

Don’t avoid me.

Don’t avoid this…
…Now
Unravel my dreams

10 Steps to a healthier mind

It takes time to heal a mind. To grow a mind. Take the time to build your healthy mind.

1. Smile more

The act of smiling can help lift not just your spirits but of those around you-the more you do it the easier it will become. Trust me – smiling to yourself can feel weird at first and awkward especially when you aren’t feeling yourself. However,I have found that faking a smile once in a while can actually make you a happier person. This does not mean that you should pretend that your problems do not exist and use the smile as a mask – accepting issues and situation then figuring out how to solve them with a smile is very different from hiding.

2. Adopt a growth mind-set
You’ve probably heard it a million times but however it is true. Adopting a growth mind-set could be the start of your new journey as a better you. Carol S.Dweck stated that “In a growth mind-set students understand that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good teaching and persistence. They don’t necessarily think everyone’s the same or anyone can be Einstein, but they believe everyone can get smarter if they work at it.” This can be applied outside school, of course.

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Street style ideas I will be stealing #1

Pinterest is one of the world’s largest photo hubs with the ability to inspire and cultivate new ideas. I absolutely love login in and viewing thousands and thousands of outfits, recipes, nails, quotes et cetera.

Here are my favourite pins this week to inspire your wardrobe:

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Welcome to my story

.We are all the main characters of our own story.

Sometimes it is easy to feel as if you are just playing a supportive role in life. You feel as if the people around you live a more exciting life – they are always in the spotlight while you hide in the shadows. You hide in the shadows of your friends. You hide in the shadows of your family.

To you , you do not matter, but to someone else you are a precious pearl- their main character. You probably haven’t met this person yet. If that is the case then you should start living for yourself. All main characters in fairy tales could not have possibly existed without their supporting characters. Would there have been a Little red ridding hood without an evil wolf- I think not. The evil wolf had a purpose and so do we all.

Each of us have a purpose in life and it is up to us to find and alter it.

Welcome to my story.

Where I make up the plot.

Where I decide who my supporting leads are.

Where I begin to live.

LaFortune xx

What is your story?

Poetry Thursday: Black Flowers

 

Black Flowers

He said – long ago – that
myth was dead. He meant it.

“Myth is dead!”
“Long live myth!”

They are playing out
something. Legendary.

Picks up her glass. She
has a glass, with coffee,

ice and milk in it. Thinks
about the refugees on the

road. Road to what, to
where? With nothing but

their clothes on their backs.
Mythic and literal.

How to speak about them
and why? How to speak

to them. To keep them
in mind. In our minds.

“Bless you and keep you,”
so the prayer says.

-Norma Cole