On my tombstone please write “Not appreciating my puns when I was alive was a grave mistake”
Why does everyone say “house-wife” or “house-husband” when “House-spouse” is not only gender neutral, but also RHYMES?
the prof asks the important questions.
Wait, spouse rhymes with house? I always pronounced it ‘spooze’ in my head /o\ WHY IS YOUR LANGUAGE SO WEIRD, GODDAMMIT!!!
Because English beats up other languages in dark alleys, then rifles through their pockets for loose grammar and spare vocabulary.
Ibn Arabi (2012) - Egyptian Artist MOATAZ NASR
Inspired by the poems of Andalusian Sufi Muslim Mystic Ibn Arabi (1165-1240), Nasr created this neon installation of one of Ibn Arabi’s poems about sufism and love:
نَاوَحتِ الأرْوَاحُ فِي غَيْضَةِ الغَضا
فمَالَتْ بأفنان علىّ ، فأفناني
وجاءت من الشوق المبرّح والجوى
ومن طُرَف البلوى إلى بأفنان
لقد صار قلبي قابلاً كل صورة
فمرعىً لغزلانٍ، ودير لرهبانِ
وبيتٌ لأوثانٍ، وكعبة طائفٍ
وألواح توراةٍ، ومصحف قرآنِ
أدين بدين الحب أنَّى توجهتْ
ركائبه، فالحب ديني وإيماني
In elder days, I used to deny my friendship
If my own religion leaned not unto others
But my heart has now transformed, to harbor all forms
It is now a meadow for gazelles
a monastery for monks
A pantheon of idols, and a pilgrim’s Kaaba
A Torah’s tablets, and a Quran’s text
Love’s creed is my credo, wherever I am or love is
For Love is my one true religion and belief.
By Sarah Trumbauer
She is %100 Paper. Inside and out. This project took a team of us (average of 5 to 10 of us working at different times) and 7 months. She is still in the works, but here is some progress