Sunday, February 14, 2010

Also known as love

Lovetta Conto grew up in a refugee camp in Ghana. Today she designs Akawelle (which means “also known as love”) a line of jewelry made from the remnants of bullets that litter her native Liberia. Half of the profits go to a home for displaced children. This way, she says “the same bullet that has killed someone can help a new generation”.

I couldn't resist buying one. I like to wear it to remind myself I have no idea what a difficult day really means.


Monday, February 8, 2010

A perfectly good life strategy, wasted

I know my life would be so much simpler if I worked to lower everyone's expectations.

Unfortunately, my ego keeps getting in the way.