The Consummate

I Couldn’t Say It To Your Face

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, friendship, health, life, love, oldies, relationships, sex by the consummate on March 22, 2013
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Silence > Bullshit

Posted in art, artists, california, Feminism, health, humor, life, love, relationships, WTF by the consummate on October 15, 2012

 

Keeping my mouth shut.

Girls at The Bowl

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, Feminism, friendship, health, life, love, music, neighborhood, oldies, relationships, subculture, WTF, yoga by the consummate on September 10, 2012

I get by with a little help from my friends. At the Hollywood Bowl last night, we rocked it!

Blacker Dread

Posted in art, artists, beauty, health, life, love, neighborhood, new york, oldies, relationships, WTF by the consummate on August 23, 2012

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Nothing is Ever For Sure

Posted in art, artists, beauty, friendship, life, love, new york, relationships, sex, subculture by the consummate on August 16, 2012

Nothing is ever for sure, but when something in love doesn’t work from the beginning, it’s never going to work. Don’t push it. – Vanessa Paradis

A Szépség Iskolája

Posted in art, artists, beauty, Feminism, health, life, love, neighborhood, relationships, subculture, travel by the consummate on June 28, 2012

I discovered this DIY beauty book while staying at a friend of a friend’s in Budapest (Óbuda). The design is incredible. I need a copy!

This is my inborn nature.

Posted in artists, beauty, california, life, love, spirituality, subculture, yoga by the consummate on June 17, 2012

Regarding her embracing of others, Amritanandamayi commented, “I don’t see if it is a man or a woman. I don’t see anyone different from my own self. A continuous stream of love flows from me to all of creation. This is my inborn nature. The duty of a doctor is to treat patients. In the same way, my duty is to console those who are suffering.”

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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

Somebody Said You Got a New Friend

Posted in art, artists, beauty, Feminism, friendship, health, humor, life, love, music, relationships, sex, spirituality, subculture, WTF, yoga by the consummate on April 30, 2012

I Keep Dancing On My Own.

You have no idea how to interpret this and I like it that way.

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You Cannot Borrow Happiness From Outside

Posted in art, artists, beauty, family, friendship, health, judaism, life, love, relationships, spirituality, subculture, swami satchidananda, WTF, yoga by the consummate on March 29, 2012

The mind is restless; it is always looking for a change. That is the nature of the mind. It can never be satisfied. It might rebel and want you to go live in a teepee in the mountains. After a while it won’t be happy with your teepee on the mountaintop; it will think that only putting a teepee in the valley will make you happy. Once you are in the valley, it will want a teepee on Mars. There is no limit for the mind’s restlessness.

You have to educate the mind. Ask it:

“Why do you want to go to the mountain?”
“To find peace there.”
“Why do you want to come down?”
“I am tired of that and want to be with people.”

What does it all mean? That you are trying to borrow happiness from outside. Once you realize that peace and joy are always within you, you will be happy no matter where you are. Whether you are in the valley or in the mountains, it is the same thing.

Whether you are on the earth or on Mars, it is the same thing. Wherever you are, you should have a purpose. Go to the mountain for a purpose; come down for a purpose. And don’t let that purpose be a selfish one. The purpose should be for the benefit of others, for service to humanity.

Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi

– Swami Satchidananda

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The War We Really Wage (From Harish)

Posted in art, artists, family, Feminism, friendship, health, life, love, spirituality, subculture, WTF, yoga by the consummate on March 21, 2012

“Practitioners who train in courage become true warriors. The war we wage is not with enemies outside ourselves but with the powerful forces of our own habitual tendencies and negative emotions. The greatest of these is fear. In order to become fearless, we need to experience fear. Facing fear changes our perspective and gives rise to the courage to face our neuroses as well as our enlightened qualities.”

 – Dzigar Kongtrul

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I’ll Tumble For Ya

Don’t You?

Posted in art, artists, life, love, music, neighborhood, new york, relationships, subculture by the consummate on March 9, 2012

You wanna be my main squeeze baby? Don’t you? You wanna gimme what I need baby? Won’t ya. – BIGGIE

 

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NOELC

7 March

Send Out The Prayers

Don’t think that because you pray, somebody gets healed. No. God is not to be fooled that way. He didn’t give someone a problem because you didn’t pray. He did it to teach that person a lesson. By praying for someone, you open your heart. You become more compassionate; and of course your prayerful thoughts will reach the person being prayed for. If the person deserves to receive them, he will. Even if that happens, don’t think that your prayer literally cured him. Your prayer helped him.

Peaceful and healing thought forms spread, and the person who is ready to receive gets healed. That is the power of prayer. Prayers bring powerful thoughts. If the sick person really looks for it and wants it, he or she can use it. You simply make it available. But you cannot force it onto him. If his previous offence was that big, his own destiny might cause him to reject the prayer. Such a person cannot be helped.

Don’t think that because you appeal to God, God simply obeys you. That would mean that God doesn’t love that person, and will only help him because you prayed. No. You should remember that each one is God’s child. God doesn’t wait for your prayers in order to take care of His children.

Your duty is simply to send the prayers. If the person for whom you’re praying is ready, he or she will receive the prayer. If not, somebody else might get the benefit. That is why we pray for the entire world.

Send out the prayers, broadcast. Whoever tunes in, will receive it.

Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi

– Swami Satchidananda

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You are the Universe, You are Enlightened. #words2liveby

Posted in art, artists, beauty, health, life, love, spirituality, swami satchidananda, WTF, yoga by the consummate on March 7, 2012

Conceivably, It Is What It Seems

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, new york, plants, relationships, san francisco by the consummate on March 2, 2012

Yes, you were correct my dear. He was a manipulative asshole. As soon as I could tell him in person to fuck off, I did.  You would have been proud. I’m just sorry it took me so long to make that realization on my own.

If I Should Leave You

Posted in art, artists, beauty, health, life, love, new york, oldies, relationships, sex, spirituality, subculture by the consummate on February 29, 2012

Beauty Supplies

Posted in art, artists, beauty, design, Feminism, health, humor, life, love, WTF by the consummate on February 22, 2012

Into The Black

Posted in art, artists, beauty, experimental video, Feminism, life, love, music, subculture, WTF by the consummate on February 21, 2012

Once You’re Gone You Can Never Come Back

The Heart Will Win

“The heart should play an important role, not only in married life, but in all of our relationships: with friends, relatives, business associates, and even strangers. Even if the other person uses the head, you should use more heart. Remember, ultimately the heart will win; it might take time but it will win. If you really want to use your heart, you will be guided in that direction. God’s guidance will be there. Pray more and trust in that higher force.

Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi”

– Swami Satchidananda

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Wave of Love

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, family, friendship, health, life, love, relationships, spirituality, subculture, yoga by the consummate on February 14, 2012

 

Feeling a sudden wave of love…

*Flash*Flash*Flash*

Posted in art, artists, beauty, life, love, subculture, tattoo by the consummate on January 25, 2012

But You Treat Me Like A Stranger and That Feels So Rough

Posted in art, artists, beauty, film, friendship, health, humor, life, love, music, new york, oldies, relationships, spirituality, subculture, tattoo, WTF by the consummate on January 21, 2012

Now You’re Just Somebody That I Used to Know

For BV.

The Giver and Receiver Both Have Lessons To Learn

Posted in art, artists, beauty, health, judaism, life, love, relationships, spirituality, subculture, swami satchidananda, WTF, yoga by the consummate on January 17, 2012

Both Have Lessons To Learn

If you want to give some advice, your first duty is to look and see if that person will accept it, if he or she will be benefited by your saying something. If the person gets upset, it shows that you don’t know how to say it gently in the proper way. In that case, you learn something from it: “Ahh, I made her angry. I should have known how to present the problem. It is her problem, but I have to learn how to present it in the right way. Maybe I put it bluntly and that is why she got upset.” There are things for you to learn also. If your intention is to help someone but you fail to make him realize that you are helping him, it’s your mistake. You can’t blame him for that.

The giver of the help should remember certain things about how to give constructive suggestions. Stop and think, “Is this the right moment to discuss this? Am I presenting it in the proper way?” If you positively know that the person is not in a mood to receive it from you, wait until another time or start very gently. Then give that person time to think about it. Maybe at the spur of the moment the ego will come and say, “How dare you tell me that!” But when you go away, he or she will try to apply your advice. Remember there is a giver and a receiver; both have lessons to learn.

Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi

– Swami Satchidananda

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.

I Bounce Right Back

If you lift me up and put me down I bounce right back – Shinehead

 

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Ayin Hara

Posted in art, artists, beauty, judaism, life, love, spirituality, subculture, WTF by the consummate on January 9, 2012

 

Kennahara

 

Joy Kills Sorrow (I Still Miss Someone)

Posted in art, artists, beauty, health, humor, life, love, music, new york, oldies, relationships, WTF by the consummate on January 3, 2012

I Still Miss Someone – Johnny Cash Cover by Joy Kills Sorrow*

*I’m SOOOO into Joy Kills Sorrow right now. I’m such a middle-aged white gentile housewife living in Vermont right now.  (more…)

Fever!

Posted in art, artists, california, family, friendship, health, life, love, neighborhood, relationships, WTF by the consummate on January 3, 2012

I rang in the New Year with a feverish bang.

That is a FEVER lasting nearly 24 hours. I’m thinking 2012 is going to be a scorcher! More fire!!!

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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…)

El Matador Playa

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, friendship, health, humor, life, love, plants, relationships, spirituality, subculture, WTF, yoga by the consummate on December 12, 2011

El Matador Beach, California

Thank you Tito for taking this lovely photo! What a beautiful way to end of lovely day on the coast! xo

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

Hello Nasty

Hello Nasty!


Photo by the late Dash Snow

See you soon BK & MONEY MAKING! NOV 8-12.
Friends, expect an invite [to havoc].

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.

 

 

Fast Times

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, doo wop, family, fashion, Feminism, friendship, health, humor, life, love, subculture, WTF by the consummate on November 5, 2011

I Just Can’t Keep Myself To Myself

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, Feminism, friendship, health, humor, life, love, music, neighborhood, oldies, relationships, subculture, WTF by the consummate on November 4, 2011

Myself to Myself – Romeo Void

They Shut It Down

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, Feminism, life, love, relationships, subculture, WTF by the consummate on November 2, 2011

Let’s keep it going folks.

 

 

How About This?

Posted in art, artists, california, Feminism, health, humor, life, love, music, relationships, subculture, WTF by the consummate on October 31, 2011

Why don’t you take your social regulations and shove them up your ass?

Bun Up

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, Feminism, friendship, health, humor, life, love, music, neighborhood, subculture by the consummate on October 11, 2011

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Because The Night

I read Just Kids this summer… thought of you.

 

Class Warfare

Posted in art, artists, Feminism, health, life, music, subculture by the consummate on September 22, 2011

What the Fuck? – Crass

“You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear: you moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for; you hired workers the rest of us paid to educate; you were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did.

“Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea? God bless. Keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.”

– Elizabeth Warren on claims the Democrats are participating in “class warfare”

Go To Sleep

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, Feminism, friendship, health, humor, life, love, neighborhood, spirituality, subculture by the consummate on September 20, 2011

Lucky for me, I slept 9 hours last night!!!!

Go the F to sleep… (more…)

OBEY

Posted in art, artists, beauty, california, design, health, humor, life, love, neighborhood, subculture, WTF by the consummate on September 19, 2011

Protesting LA’s moratorium on legal mural scapes. WELCOME TO LOS ANGELES + WELCOME TO YOUR NEW JOB!! 🙂

 

 

 

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Hello New Life

Hello – Martin Solveig & Dragonette


 

Reflecting

Posted in art, artists, beauty, friendship, health, life, love, new york, oldies, relationships, spirituality, subculture, travel, yoga by the consummate on September 11, 2011

Reflecting.

Thank you to the Almighty, thank you to those surrounding me, thank you to myself for being who I am. Photo credit: Steven Weiss, nomad & NY pal who stopped in Budapest to reflect with me.