Today I recall the beauty of one simple word: COMPASSION. Twelve years ago today I was a young Architecture student at Howard University in D.C. I was a witness to a day we will never forget. The sky was the most beautiful shade of blue and the air was crisp and warm – not a cloud in sight. I remember walking from the East Towers to campus passing Georgia Ave. shortly after the devastating news came from New York. Around the time the Pentagon was hit the streets filled with cars momentarily abandoned. People standing with their doors open and exclamations of fear & pain could be heard. In the days after on the radio I recall hearing words from those whose loss was greater than I. Every single one of them said the same thing. We DO NOT want anyone to ever endure the pain and loss like we have. Retaliation & war is NOT the answer. These words gave me a sense of peace amidst the madness and I smiled. For a brief moment in time we were all woven together tightly. Whether in tears, love, loss and most importantly compassion.
I give special thanks today to the first responders whose health was stolen from them during their bravest hours.
Photo Coutesy of Lynne Sladky / Associated Press from the LA Times
We at Cha Studio believe Lebron James SHOULD have rocked this ‘Lily of the Alley’ turband by us! Made with sustainable bamboo fabric. The woven soft texture is divine in lily white[matching his Heat Jersey] and the loveliest aspect of bamboo are the antibacterial properties. Perfect for a game, or two or how about 7? As in Game 7, Lebron plans to return to his superstitious ways and rock the infamous headband. Say the word, Lebron…we got you!
I’m down! Adventure Time!
Tony Robbins discusses the age old question @ TED, What makes us do what we do?
My hubby came across this so I can share with you ; )
A fabulous gift from a friend at work…an heirloom tomato plant. Wish I could travel with it everyday. Imagine a vehicle that could contain a garden…need a quick healthy snack? No problem. Amor!
It is not the thing believed in that brings an answer to man’s prayer; the answer to prayer results when the individual’s subconscious mind responds to the mental picture or thought in his mind. The law of life is the law of belief, and belief could be summed up briefly as a thought in your mind. As a man thinks, feels, and believes, so is the condition of his mind, body, and circumstances. – Joseph Murphy, “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind”
“Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.” -unknown
The power of eleven has been declared. Now add that with the last moment(in our lifetime at least) that you have one’s (or eleven’s for that matter) across the board. Infinite possibilities! Although, I would grant those same limitless mantras for any given day of the week, regardless of numerical significance. That being said I was drawn to the 11 day that is November 11th, 2011. I was hoping to have Cha Studio’s fall PoP shop ignite today. There are always delays and substitutions in the game of life and I too remind myself of going with the flow. So in the very near future, don’t want to jinx it…we will have it up and running again. Look out for the teasers! Besos, Cha
The included pictures are taken during a recent shoot with photographer Emm Jennings @ New Yorks Highline, courtesy of Ashley Sky Walker who made a special appearance for some background shots and support! Thanks to a fab bunch! Spotted was the one and only star stylist, Kareem James… ; )
At less than 20 minutes left no sound of freedom for Troy Davis…yet.