The Consummate

The Beja Flor Age

Posted in animals, art, beauty, Feminism, health, judaism, life, love, relationships, sex, spirituality, subculture, travel, WTF, yoga by the consummate on November 16, 2012

I yearn for the day we live in the realm of the hummingbird. I want to be free from my mind and free from my ego. Although I have evolved so much over the last year, I pray that I can overcome and evolve even more.

I should probably write more often.

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Baby, Baby, Baby, Won’t You Be My Girl?

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, design, family, fashion, Feminism, friendship, health, humor, judaism, life, love, music, oldies, spirituality, subculture by the consummate on May 29, 2012

Catching Z’s

Posted in animals, art, experimental video, family, friendship, health, humor, life, love, subculture, WTF by the consummate on January 30, 2012
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Old Man

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, family, friendship, humor, life, love, new york, oldies, relationships, spirituality, WTF by the consummate on January 13, 2012

Old Man – Neil Young

Been thinking about OPITAKI lately. RIP papa kitty.

Even After All This Time

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, Feminism, health, humor, life, love, new york, oldies, relationships, sex, spirituality, subculture, WTF, yoga by the consummate on December 31, 2011

There’s still an elephant in the room of my heart.
Here’s to 2012’s pending release…

Gripping Tales of Suspense

Posted in animals, art, artists, Feminism, health, humor, life, love, neighborhood, new york, relationships, sex, subculture by the consummate on December 30, 2011

Too late for a literal application in my life but funny nonetheless.

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Just Close Your Eyes And Think For A Minute

Posted in animals, art, artists, california, family, health, judaism, life, love, plants, relationships, spirituality, swami satchidananda by the consummate on December 22, 2011

Just close your eyes and think for a minute, “Does the whole world love me? How many people don’t love me? How many animals don’t love me? How many plants don’t love me?” Then you will know yourself how healthy and happy you are.

God is love. That is the essential teaching from all the scriptures. If we want to experience God, we should express that love in our life, just as God loves everything and everybody. God loves a rat, a cat, a dog, a donkey, a pig, a sinner, a saint, an idiot, a scholar. The most beautiful and the most ugly. A good dancer. The one who doesn’t even know how to walk. (more…)

Big Shot On The West Coast

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, california, family, friendship, health, humor, life, love, neighborhood, sex, spirituality, subculture, WTF, yoga by the consummate on December 13, 2011

Papa large here.
Living the life of a toothless* senior with Woody Allen anxiety issues. ARI. (more…)

My Baby, A Star

Posted in animals, art, artists by the consummate on November 21, 2011

Jump to 8:48

Also, what Shepard is doing/saying is cool too…

No More Experiments

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, family, Feminism, friendship, health, life, love, relationships, subculture, WTF by the consummate on November 14, 2011

Inspired by this WIRED piece on what happens to chimps who are subjected to medical experiments after they “retire.”  READ IT.

STOP EXPERIMENTING ON ANIMALS. START EXPERIMENTING ON THE GOP.

 

 

When You Do The Voodoo That You Do

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, Feminism, friendship, health, humor, life, love, new york, oldies, relationships, sex, spirituality, subculture, travel, vacation, WTF by the consummate on November 11, 2011


You Do Something To Me – Sinead O’Connor Version of Cole Porter’s Classic

Intern Duties

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, california, Feminism, friendship, health, humor, life, love, relationships, subculture, WTF by the consummate on November 7, 2011

My intern, in her tiger costume, dutifully walked my dog, in his devil costume, on Halloween. I was too busy at work being a dead revolutionary to walk him but not busy enough to take the picture and discover this was my intern’s first dog walking experience, ever. Glad I could contribute to a first.

 

 

Because The Night

I read Just Kids this summer… thought of you.

 

New Discoveries

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, Feminism, friendship, life, love, photography, relationships, sex, spirituality, Uncategorized, WTF, yoga by the consummate on September 9, 2011

4 Leggeds Save The World

Just wait for it…

köszönöm a húgam, Nicoletta, for sharing this with me. Shout out to our animal sisters and brothers for walking with us daily (even though so many of us are assholes).

Water Babies

Under the Milky Way

Under the Milky Way (The Church cover) – The Brooke (A Tiny Ocean)


Sailin’ On

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, Feminism, health, humor, life, love, neighborhood, relationships, sex, subculture, tattoo, travel, vacation, WTF, yoga by the consummate on June 15, 2011

So I’m sailing, yeah I’m sailing on
I’m moving, yeah I’m moving on
Sail on, sail on, sail on, sail on

Mystical Mantra Energy

Apparently here in Europe there’s a Jesus holiday going on today. Something about the Holy Spirit. Obviously, I am not well versed but respectful. Posting this, my favorite version of Hare Krishna, in respect to the holiness of the day. But isn’t everyday holy?

A mantra is mystical energy encased in a sound structure and each mantra contains within its vibrations a certain power. But of all mantras, the maha-mantra (the Hare Krishna mantra) has been prescribed as the easiest and surest way for attaining God Realization in this present age.” 

George Harrison (1943-2001),
in his autobiography :’I, me and Mine’

More on the Hare Krishna Mantra can be found here:
http://www.meditationiseasy.com/mCorner/techniques/Hare_Krishna_Mantra.htm

Fangs!

So many kitties here in Israel… Makes me think of my Meow-Meow + Borio. Hope they are well.

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New Found Freedom

Posted in animals, beauty, Feminism, film, health, humor, life, love, travel, vacation, WTF by the consummate on May 12, 2011

Crack is Whack!

I AM OFF THE BLACKBERRY FOR ONE MONTH (5/7-6/8). NO TEXTING, NO BBMING, NO TALKING!

RIP WINSTON KITTY

Posted in animals, beauty, california, friendship, life, love, relationships, spirituality, subculture by the consummate on May 6, 2011


RIP “WINSTONIAN”

Winston*, named after Winston Churchill, has gone up to the great sky where he will join the likes of  Mitten, Blossom, Tiger, Diddle, Forest, Panna + Opi kitties. I am so sorry Winston that you were unable to say a nice good-bye to my mother but I know you will be happier on the other side of the rainbow bridge with the rest of our beloved four-legged brothers + sisters. Smile down upon us often.

*this photo was taken on his last day with us. Not too bad for someone suffering from kidney failure. He purred till the end.

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It Would Have Been Enough

Posted in animals, art, humor, judaism, life, love, music, spirituality by the consummate on April 18, 2011

Happy Passover!!!

I NEED YOU TO

Posted in animals, california, family, health, life, love, new york, relationships by the consummate on April 6, 2011

Feeling Like A Fox

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, life, love, music, new york, photography, relationships, spirituality, WTF by the consummate on March 31, 2011

“Feeling like a fox with sad old eyes”

The Lighthouse – Josh Pyke
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/876271/thelighthousesong.mp3″

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And Lightning Strikes, Maybe Once, Maybe Twice

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, fashion, Femimism, friendship, life, love, music, oldies, relationships, sex, spirituality, subculture, travel, Uncategorized, WTF by the consummate on February 13, 2011

In Memory Of

Posted in animals, beauty, family, friendship, health, judaism, love, music, new york, relationships, spirituality by the consummate on January 24, 2011

RIP OPI

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Stick By Me

Posted in animals, beauty, family, friendship, life, love, relationships, spirituality, yoga by the consummate on January 21, 2011

You Know I Can’t Let You Slide Through My Hands…

Posted in animals, art, beauty, life, love, music, relationships by the consummate on January 19, 2011

I watched you suffer a dull aching pain
Now you decided to show me the same
No sweeping exits or off stage lines
Could make me feel bitter or treat you unkind
Wild horses, couldn’t drag me away
Wild, wild horses, we’ll ride them someday.”

Wild Horses Cover – The Sundays

I’m So Naive Sometimes

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, Feminism, friendship, health, life, love, neighborhood, relationships, WTF by the consummate on January 12, 2011

Please Play Nice

Posted in animals, art, beauty, friendship, health, humor, life, love, relationships by the consummate on January 11, 2011

And fair.

Comforter

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, life, love, relationships, yoga by the consummate on January 7, 2011

Ahimsa

Posted in animals, friendship, health, life, love, relationships, spirituality, subculture, swami satchidananda, WTF, yoga by the consummate on January 3, 2011

Ahimsa (Sanskrit: Devanagari; अहिंसा; IAST ahiṃsā, Pāli: avihiṃsā) is a term meaning to do no harm (literally: the avoidance of violence – himsa). It is an important tenet of the Indian religions (Hinduism, Buddhism and especially Jainism). Ahimsa means kindness and non-violence towards all living things including animals; it respects living beings as a unity, the belief that all living things are connected. Indian leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi strongly believed in this principle.[1] Avoidance of verbal and physical violence is also a part of this principle, although ahimsa recognizes self-defense when necessary, as a sign of a strong spirit. It is closely connected with the notion that all kinds of violence entail negative karmic consequences.

READ MORE:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahimsa

A Great Elephant Deep In The Forest

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, Feminism, life, love, photography, relationships, spirituality, yoga by the consummate on January 3, 2011

Repost from 10/2009 – such is the advice I am taking upon my life again.

Photo by Nick Brandt

I love this quote. I find it to be so serene and noble. And for a while I used this as a mantra to mend a broken heart.

But if you do not find an intelligent companion, a wise and well-behaved person going the same way as yourself, then go on your way alone, like a king abandoning a conquered kingdom, or like a great elephant in the deep forest. – Buddha

An Elephant Never Forgets

Posted in animals, art, artists, friendship, health, life, love, photography, relationships, tattoo by the consummate on December 30, 2010

You’ll always have a place in my heart.

Howling

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, life, love, photography by the consummate on December 10, 2010

I was raised in the desert. Coyotes howling at night was a regular occurrence. Living in the city, I miss their sounds of freedom.

Sticks and Stones

Posted in animals, art, beauty, health, life, love, relationships by the consummate on November 12, 2010

Nobody Can Replace You

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, friendship, health, life, love, relationships, spirituality, swami satchidananda by the consummate on October 29, 2010

Divine Will has no tinge of selfishness. Ego means selfishness, “I,” “me,” “I am doing this for my sake.” So whatever you will to do for your sake is egoistic and will have its own return. We have to face it. But without the ego, we would say, “Some Cosmic Power makes me work. The God in me motivates me. He sent me here and He is making me do everything. I am an instrument. He gave me everything. He may take it all back. Nothing belongs to me. Not even the body belongs to me.” We should perform all our actions with this feeling, free from egoism. That is Divine Will. Your conscience prompts you, not the ego. The conscience will always say, “It’s good for everybody.” Don’t even pray, “Let me be happy, Help me. Make me good.” Always think in terms of the cosmos: “Sarveshaam swastir bhavatu.” — “May all be happy.” So, keep on dinning it into the mind, “Thy Will be done. It’s all for Jesus, all for Moses, all for Buddha, all for Allah.” Use any name, it doesn’t matter. “All for the Ashram. All for the Cosmic Consciousness. Nothing for me. I’m not even eating for my sake. I am eating because I have to serve.” That should be the thought behind our every act. The minute you begin to live that way, your life will be totally, totally different. You will enjoy supreme joy. You will not be affected by these petty little things.

We should always roar like lions, “I am that I am! I am ever joyful, ever peaceful! None of this nonsense will affect me!” We must have that strength and courage. Even if you act temporarily, “I am a super yogi!” for one week, you will see the difference. It’s not just to be read, or heard or preached. It should be lived. And you can live that life. Don’t say, “Oh, that is only fit for saints. I am just an ordinary person.” You are not ordinary, If you were ordinary, you wouldn’t even be here. Nobody is ordinary here. No. Even a thorn has a purpose. It had been placed here for a particular cause and it is unique in its place. Nothing can be substituted for that. Nobody can replace you. You are unique in your position. Don’t try to compare yourself with others. You are all important. Everybody is needed in this cosmos. Be proud of your existence.

Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi

– Swami Satchidananda

Reconsidering Columbus

Posted in animals, artists, beauty, friendship, life, love, plants, relationships, spirituality, subculture, travel, WTF, yoga by the consummate on October 7, 2010

Native American culture and philosophy is close to my heart. I’ve had the honor of participating in spiritual ceremonies and met amazing torch bearers (some in this video) who are passing these ways down to the next generation of Native peoples and others who respect these ways. It’s high time we look at history and start telling a new story – the TRUTH.

Take action: http://reconsidercolumbusday.org/TakeAction.html

Shana Tovah

Blue Green Colors Flashin’

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, health, judaism, life, love, music, oldies, relationships by the consummate on August 4, 2010

Readings

Sheva Salaam Od Yavo Shalom Aleinu

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, fashion, friendship, health, judaism, life, love, photography, plants, relationships, spirituality, yoga by the consummate on July 5, 2010

Everyday I’m Hustlin’

Posted in animals, art, beauty, life, love, music, new york by the consummate on July 2, 2010

I met someone in an elevator a while back. Finally had lunch and one of his comments was “you strike me as a hustler.” So call me Rick Ross!

Classic Text Book Case

Posted in animals, california, life, love, relationships, sex, spirituality, Uncategorized, WTF, yoga by the consummate on May 27, 2010

I Went to Yoga Today

Posted in animals, art, beauty, health, life, love, yoga by the consummate on May 2, 2010

End Off Shore Drilling NOW

Posted in animals, beauty, life, plants, travel, Uncategorized, WTF, yoga by the consummate on May 2, 2010

BP should not only be “pressured” over this recent oil spill, legal charges should be brought against the company on behalf of the women, men, children and sea life effected. Say a prayer for the sea life and the countless number of families who rely upon the gulf for livelihood. If this oil spill is not contained and spreads to Florida, we’ll see a wipe out of sea life there – including turtles, manatees, dolphins and other important creatures.

If you find yourself near the gulf with some time, I urge you to volunteer. More info here.

To give you an idea of statistics, like the fact that more than 70% of the country’s birds frequent the gulf, click here.

Hot Blooded!

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, fashion, life, love, music by the consummate on April 8, 2010

Well, well, well… You shouldn’t have! I mean, for me? (This is a day dream)… These shoes are HOT BLOODED!

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Dream Weaver

Posted in animals, art, artists, beauty, california, health, judaism, life, love, music, relationships, san francisco, spirituality, travel, yoga by the consummate on April 5, 2010