|The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them; a man may live long, yet live very little.|
- Michel de Montaigne
Do We Need a New Language about Homosexuality?One of the more popular, misunderstood, and challenging problems Catholics face today is the topic of homosexuality. I think of the many great strides we as a Church and as a culture have taken in speaking about it. In the same way, neither side whether secular or religious, has spoken more clearly on the subject. Catholics, at the very least, have always been very good at making distinctions. The process of making distinctions is not just good philosophy and theology, but it also aids in our practical and charitable responses to what we experience.Do We Need a New Language about Homosexuality? by TESM
When we respond to homosexuality we should know what it is. Moreover, when someone is homosexual it does us little good to categorize that person according to preconceived notions about their sexual activity, sexual purity, or moral state. In fact I've usually seen these reactions as one's own personal, moral blindness than as a useful discussion geared towards understanding something so as to respond to it more effectively.
That being said
ConsistencyWith every beatConsistency by BethyLuv215
my heart grows fonder.
With every breath
my love grows stronger.
With every day
my mind calls out louder.
But with every moment
my soul falls lonelier.
MetropolisI am a beastMetropolis by Elendurwen
A self-sustaining hive
My veins are electric
A red glow of power
I’m a monster
A titan made of steel
Thousands of my fingers
Point to the sky
My myriads of eyes
My ant-like people
I see myself through them
Their choking bodies
I exist eternally
An abomination of nature
Through rebirths of my biology
As it swarms mindlessly
In its temporary beauty
Through my intestines
Unrequited“I never /wanted/ any of this!” she almost screamed. “I never /wanted/ to care, or to think that you and I might have a chance. I never /wanted/ any of this!” Her rage was radiant, making her whole form glow. Or perhaps that was just the reflection of rain on her wet cheeks. Dark spots stained her pajama top where her tears had landed. She was alone in the apartment, hands balled into fists as she paced beside the bed. It was a small apartment, and not particularly comfortable, but it was all she could afford. Income as a college student was something of a miracle the way she looked at it, having to use most of the local bar patron’s tips for school supplies. Her roommate, also a good friend of hers, helped pay the rent.Unrequited by BethyLuv215
“Are you okay?” a male voice rang suddenly from the doorway.
“Oh my god! I-I didn’t hear you get back. I’m sorry. Y-yeah. Totally fine.” There was a slight crack on the last word, but she held herself ta
|This group came to be from our desire ( Codruta's and mine) to make a place of our own on DA. A place to be ourselves and to be togeter with other people that see the world in a similar way. We like many things here on DA and we dislike other things as well. |
Art means not only photography. We don't care about the quality of the photo AS LONG as it has feeling. For ourselves didn't have good cameras and struggled a lot to be taken seriously by others.
Art is life and life is art, if you know how to live it. And joy, happiness, are present in our life as well as grief, desolation and mourning. This group is about us and others that feel the same, about our feelings, and the way we manage (or sometimes not) to turn what we feel in art.
I am sorry, but you are not kept here against your will. If you think you don't feel the same, you are free to leave. But not ask of us to give up what we are and what we like.
Some of you may find this useful :
Monochrome is a term generally used to describe painting, drawing, design, or photograph in one color or shades of one color. Monochromatic light is light of a single wavelength, though in practice it can refer to light of a narrow wavelength range. A monochromatic object or image is one whose range of colors consists of shades of a single color or hue; monochrome images in neutral colors are also known as grayscale or black-and-white.
For an image, the term monochrome is usually taken to mean the same as black-and-white or, more likely, grayscale, but may also be used to refer to other combinations containing only tones of a single color, such as green-and-white or green-and-black. It may also refer to sepia displaying tones from light tan to dark brown or cyanotype (“blueprint”) images, and early photographic methods such as Ambrotype, Tintype and Daguerreotype, each of which may be used to produce a monochromatic image.
Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. It is distinguished from other ways of addressing fundamental questions (such as mysticism, myth, or the arts) by its critical, generally systematic approach...
The shorter version of all that's writen above:
monochrome pictures only
works need to have a connection with some philosophical current (eg. realism, empiricism, monism)
works need to express/transmit/have a meaning