I don’t know, so much of women’s femininity is tied up with their hair.
Orange is the New Black cast for Entertainment Weekly (May 2, 2014)
Elie Saab - Spring Summer 2014
i feel like i honestly do not have a passion for any career. my mind goes blank when i try and come up with future goals.i have a small amount of interest in many things and cannot pinpoint anything to come up with some sort of path to success.the only things i really want out of life is to keep learning, travel, and have a family. this makes me a little nervous considering i’ll be a college graduate in about two weeks. what will i do with my life…
As part of a tour put on by an organization called The Mystical Arts of Tibet, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India recently visited the Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas, Texas. They were there for a weeklong residency during which they constructed this magnificent Tantric Buddhist mandala sandpainting.
The monks will spend up to eight hours a day working together on one of their sandpaintings. The process starts with an opening ceremony and the consecration of work site.
Each work begins as a drawing, the outline of the mandala. Then, colored sand is poured from traditional metal funnels called chak-purs. Each monk holds a chak-pur in one hand, while running a metal rod on its grated surface; the vibration causes the sands to flow like liquid.
Once the sandpainting has been completed it is ceremoniously destroyed using a ritual vajra.
"The sands are swept up and placed in an urn; to fulfill the function of healing, half is distributed to the audience at the closing ceremony, while the remainder is carried to a nearby body of water, where it is deposited. The waters then carry the healing blessing to the ocean, and from there it spreads throughout the world for planetary healing."
[via My Modern Metropolis]