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

I Love My Daddy

Posted in california, family, Feminism, friendship, health, judaism, life, love, neighborhood, relationships, spirituality, subculture, yoga by the consummate on November 27, 2012

Grateful to be in California, so happy I can spend this time with my pops. No matter what and where I am or with whom, I am and will always be daddy’s little girl.

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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!

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

The Hug Inspired By a Hug Awaiting a Hug

This hug was inspired by a hug we witnessed while awaiting our hug from Amma.

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

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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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…

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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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.

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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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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Gold Digger

Posted in art, beauty, friendship, health, judaism, life, love, relationships, sex, spirituality, WTF by the consummate on December 19, 2011

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

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

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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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…)

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.

 

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).

The Vaginal Speculum

Posted in family, Feminism, friendship, health, humor, life, love, neighborhood, oldies, relationships, sex, vacation, WTF by the consummate on July 5, 2011

Lady Don’t Tek No – Latryx

After months of putting it off, I finally went to the gynecologist today. I must say that I’ve certainly had plenty of strange experiences in my life – but not particularly when it comes to the gyno. Sure, I’ve been a starving creative in New York and spent some time at the Margaret Sanger Center at Planned Parenthood on Bleecker Street. There you found women like me, too poor to attain health insurance but not poor enough to be considered poor. Does this strike you to be familiar Americans?

Nevertheless, I hold dual citizenship in the US & in Hungary. Clever me, believed I could obtain free medical care while in Hungary, one of the reasons I scheduled an appointment to see the doctor here. In Eastern Europe. Yes. I am crazy. (more…)

Two Sevens Clash


London Calling

Posted in art, artists, beauty, Feminism, friendship, health, humor, judaism, life, love, music, oldies, relationships, subculture, travel, vacation by the consummate on June 24, 2011

Do I have to explain?

BUD -> LDN

I Felt It All The Way Across The World

Posted in art, beauty, family, friendship, health, judaism, life, love, new york, relationships, spirituality, yoga by the consummate on June 24, 2011

If you’re hurting, so am I.

I felt your pain all the way across the world. I cried so hard last night swinging in the garden while listening to that song over and over again.  Although I had dedicated it to you before, its true meaning didn’t hit me until now.  I wish I could hold you and do awe baby. Physically, I cannot, but I will do so on a metaphysical level. Sending you healing for your loss.

Water Babies

Under the Milky Way

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


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

You Only Live Once

Posted in art, artists, beauty, Feminism, friendship, health, life, love, relationships, spirituality, subculture, WTF by the consummate on June 11, 2011

Fresh Off The Boat (FOB)

Posted in artists, beauty, friendship, health, humor, life, love, neighborhood, Party, relationships, subculture, travel, vacation, WTF by the consummate on June 3, 2011

A private sunset sail on Europe’s largest lake to kick off my summer. I now am the FOB.

Camus Quote

Posted in art, artists, beauty, Feminism, friendship, health, humor, life, love, music, new york, oldies, relationships, Uncategorized, vacation, WTF, yoga by the consummate on May 27, 2011

Camus and his existential thought patterns. His simplistic language has always captured me. I first read L’Étranger when I was about 14 years old, Robert Smith was my dream lover and The Cure’s KILLING AN ARAB inspired me to pick up the book. As an impressionable teen I felt akin to the narrator, Meursault’s, dilemma – not being able to fit in to the contradictory and oppressive rules of society. The outsider looking in – that is me. Things could be ever so simple if I agreed to follow the rules but alas, my wild heart cannot be tamed. The personal musings of my blog reflect my emotional and mental state at moments, but what I’d like to remind you readers is that however I am feeling, know, that I am stronger than I lead on to be and that I have begun to love myself more than my tendency to punish myself.

C’est Cauchemar

I have dreams with a recurring theme – they are all about me + you. I wish they would stop and we could talk. So get out of my dreams and into my car. Oh wait, I don’t have a car but you understand what I mean right?

Ikon Allah

If G-d wills it…

Is it possible that I am becoming more religious in a sense? My recent trip to Israel left me more proud of my heritage + culture but also with a profound sense of faith. I spent much time in Jaffa where there is a beautiful blend of Jews + Muslims living harmoniously with one another. One day, I found myself sitting on the rocks above waves crashing on the beach with strangers at 4 in the morning. We looked up at the stars and thanked G-d for the beauty we were experiencing. At that moment the Iman began his calls for prayers at the mosque. To hear this sound before dawn was eerie and other worldly. I felt as if I was having an out of body experience. The sound wasn’t unfamiliar, I’ve heard it before but I’ve changed.  As the vocalist Abdullahi sings “Ikon Allah” – Will of G-d, I too sing this tune. If certain things in my life are meant to be, it is the will of G-d and I leave it up to the higher powers that be. I know what I want but if it it is the will of G-d, it will come to be.

War Is Over

Posted in art, artists, beauty, family, friendship, health, life, love, new york, oldies, relationships, sex, spirituality, subculture, WTF by the consummate on May 24, 2011

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Oh baby, don’t you know?

War is over. If you want it to be.

Fangs!

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

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Missing Words

Posted in art, artists, beauty, family, friendship, health, life, love, music, new york, oldies, relationships, sex, subculture, WTF by the consummate on May 16, 2011

I STILL miss you.

Shabbat Shalom

Posted in art, artists, beauty, friendship, health, humor, judaism, life, love, spirituality, subculture, travel, vacation by the consummate on May 13, 2011

Sending you love from Israel!

BUONGIORNO

Posted in art, artists, beauty, friendship, health, humor, life, love, subculture, travel, vacation, yoga by the consummate on May 9, 2011

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Here’s To Traveling With A Girlfriend

Posted in art, beauty, friendship, health, humor, judaism, life, love, music, travel by the consummate on May 8, 2011

Cheers to my girlfriend whom I am traveling with. We’re “balling out” in Italy currently where we have a week of fun + games planned including celebrating at an Ambassador’s home, shopping (or for some window shopping) at the outlet mall, running through Villa Borghese, visiting sights, seeing music. It’s a good fucking life y’all, especially with friends.

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