Borsalino hat from Rome, Italy. It was rainy in Europe and this was a honeymoon souvenir from Alex.
Reality. I saw this old man at the entrance to the temple in Sri Lanka. He was so quiet, sitting on the ground motionless and stared at the temple of his deep eyes. The wrinkles on his face and expressive eyes are themselves tell the story of his life. (© Sachi Wickramage / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
“There’s a feeling in music and it carries you back down the road you have traveled and makes you travel it again. Sometimes when I hear music I think back over my days — and a feeling that is fifty-fifty joy and pain swells like clouds taking all kinds of shapes in my mind.”
“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. ... I get most joy in life out of music.” Albert Einstein
Mukhtar Mai is a Pakistani woman who, after being gang-raped, was expected to commit suicide. Instead, she prosecuted her attackers and used compensation money to start schools, a women's shelter and an organization to support women from around Pakistan. We have a chapter about her story in Half the Sky.
Half the Sky is an eye opening book everyone should read
Women Fight Back Against Witch-Branding in Rajasthan. Read more about how Shanta Devi was branded a witch nearly a decade ago, after her family was plagued by long bouts of fever and breathing problems.