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The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work....

When I was a little girl, I didn't like eating broccoli. We had to finish everything on our dinner plates, so I remember plugging my nose with my siblings as we shoveled it in, hoping for a decrease in foul taste. One day my mom said, "Pretend you're a giraffe and that you're grazing allll the trees in the jungle - the broccoli is one of the trees you're eating!" Suddenly, eating broccoli became fun, and I saw it from a completely new perspective. What my mom was doing was manipulating me. She knew broccoli was good for me because it's rich in dozens of nutrients, but she also knew my finite mind could not see it that way. It was just yuck to me. She became relevant to my experience, my childhood imagination, and created a scenario that would get me to do what she wanted me to do. And it was good. The...

I wrote this song a week or so ago. It was was spurred on by the reconnection with an ex-boyfriend from whom I created a distance in order to move on healthily. I feel all better now, so we're friends, and it's lovely. The separation and reconnection with him made me think of the separation and reconnection in many different relationships - whether it's our parents, our friends, our exes or God. I began thinking of the return - to intimacy, to friendship - and I'm so grateful for the return after separation. It means new times begin. The chorus goes: "I don't want to leave your side again. I don't want to leave, I'll stay 'till the end." I threw in a few minor chords to foreshadow that it most likely won't be easy  to stay connected in a way that always brings life. My friends told me the other day that marriage...

It sometimes feels that way, doesn't it? Do you ever imagine the perfect partner? I do. I've written it all down. To my detriment and to the detriment of those I've dated, I've likely been too stringent in certain areas. I recently read that we need to let-up a bit on our nitty-gritty desires and be more concerned about our partner's character. Your divorce won't be caused by the fact that your spouse didn't want to regularly play tennis with you...

One day I sat down on the subway to find my eyes wandering over to the man's arm who was seated across from me. He was wearing a tank top, and his arm was filled with tattoos. I didn't want to stare, but I wanted to stare! He closed his eyes as he listened to his music, so I attempted to get to know him by interpreting his arm. I wondered what he was trying to tell the world. Some stuff was beautiful, some stuff was dark. I imagined the different seasons of his life, and the different meanings of each section. What did he want me to know when I beheld his arm? I then went into the world of my thoughts. I remembered relationships, and how I struggle when feelings aren't communicated clearly with words - wear your heart on your sleeve, not your sleeve tattoo, I plead!  I thought...