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Photography the ZuriART Way

These are photos taken at my best friends wedding edited with Picnik

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Beautiful Flower ~ India Arie

Artist: India Arie
Song: Beautiful Flower

Now we’re moving from the darkness into the light
This is the defining
moment of our lives

‘Cause you’re beautiful like a flower
More valuable than a diamond
are powerful like a fire
You can heal the world with your mind

There is nothing in the world that you cannot do
When you believe in you,
who are beautiful
Yeah, you, who are brilliant
Yeah, you, who are
Yeah, you, who are resilient

Photography: By Alicia Adanna

I Get Out Lyrics Lauryn Hill

That’s how I choose to live… No more compromises, I see past your disguises…

“I Get Out”

[Singing Chorus]
I get out, I get out of all your boxes, I get out, you can’t hold me in these chains  I’ll get out
Father free me from this bondage, Knowin’ my condition, Is the reason I must change

[Verse 1]
Your stinkin’ resolution, Is no type of solution, Preventin’ me from freedom, Maintainin’ your pollution I won’t support your lie no more I won’t even try no more,If I have to die, oh Lord That’s how I choose to live I won’t be compromised no more, I can’t be victimised no more I just don’t sympathize no more Cause now I understand, You just wanna use me, You say “love” then abuse me, You never thought you’d loose me, But how quickly we forget, That nothin’ is for certain, You thought I’d stay here hurtin’
Your guilt trip’s just not workin’, Repressin’ me to death, Cause now I’m choosin’ life, yo, I take the sacrifice, yo, If everything must go, then go, That’s how I choose to live


[Singing rest of Verse 1]
That’s how I choose to live… Hehehehe, awhh, No more compromises, I see past your disguises, Blindin’ through mind control, Stealin’ my eternal soul, Appealin’ through material, To keep me as your slave

[Singing Chorus]
But I get out, Oh, I get out of all your boxes
I get out, Oh, you can’t hold me in these chains
I’ll get out, Oh, I want out of social bondage
Knowin’ my condition Oh, is the reason I must change

[Singing Verse 2]
See, what you see is what you get, Oh, and you ain’t seen nothin’ yet, Oh, I don’t care if you’re upset
I could care less if you’re upset, See it don’t change the truth, And your hurt feeling’s no excuse, To keep me in this box, Psychological locks, Repressin’ true expression, Cementin’ this repression, Promotin’ mass deception, So that no one can be healed, I don’t respect your system, I won’t protect your system, When you talk I don’t listen, Oh, let my Father’s will be done

[Singing Chorus]
And just get out, Oh, just get out of all these bondage
Just get out, Oh, you can’t hold me in chains
Just get out, All these traditions killin’ freedom
Knowin’ my condition, Is the reason I must change

[Singing Verse 3]
I’ve just accepted what you said, Keepin’ me among the dead. The only way to know, Is to walk then learn and grow, But faith is not your speed, Oh, you’ve had everyone believe That you’re the sole authority, Just follow the majority, Afraid to face reality, The system is a joke, Oh, you’d be smart to save your soul, Oh, when escape is mind control, You spent your life in sacrifice, To a system for the dead, Oh, are you sure… Where is the passion in this living, Are you sure it’s God you servin’, Obligated to a system, Getting less then you’re deserving, Who made up these schools, I say, Who made up these rules, I say, Animal conditioning, Oh, just to keep us as a slave

[Singing Chorus]
Oh, just get out, Of this social purgatory
Just get out, All these traditions are a lie
Just get out, Superstition killing freedom
Knowin’ my condition, Is the reason I must die
Just get out, Just get out, Just get out
Let’s get out, Let’s get out
Knowin’ my condition, Is the reason I must die
Just get out

I Get Out ~Lauryn Hill

Not Again…

Like the grey clouds in the sky, the colors of love begin to fade ~ Alicia Adanna

Not Again…

She sits in the window by the moon light
Listenin to the rain drops hit the pane
The same as the tears rollin down her cheek
Alone she awaits for understandin of the pain
Confused still not givin up the fight
Her mind is tellin her to abstain
But her heart is at it’s peak
Down that sorrow filled road, is she headed again…

She knows her way around it all too well
Been down there one too many times before
Consistency seems to be the way of her trade
Promisin to herself that it wouldn’t be the same anymore
Not even keepin her thoughts and emotions withheld
But still captive, feelin like a prisoner of war
Like the grey clouds in the sky, the colors of love begin to fade
This broken feelin she wants this no more…

Her eyes searchin for sumthin only her soul can see
Takin on the mental strain, learnin to endure
Feelin so strong about whut she wants to believe
But the back and forth feelin of secure and unsure
Is all that it seems to be
Gettin caught up in the constant allure
Never noticin how much she’s been deceived
Wonderin how much is it is about her bein immature…

Uncertain of the consequences if she let’s go
The magnetic pull she feels to strong to dismiss
Caught in the tidal waves of emotions
So deep she plunges into the abyss
Not to sure how far this might go
But knowin how much she is weaken by his kiss
So profound, seemingly overwelmed by the notions
But feelin, there maybe sumthin right about this…

To timid to let it all go
Never again wantin to feel that torn
But knowing that without a chance she will never see
Tryin to keep sight of the signs that forewarn
To scared to let her true feelins show
She’ll never learn until she’s reborn
Into a woman who can trust in what she needs
In a love that is to be adorned…

(c) Alicia Adanna 2011

Progressive Quotes: Food4Thought

“In imagination, there’s no limitation.” ~ Mark Vistor Hansen

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

“Most people are in favor of progress, it’s the changes they don’t like.” ~Unknown

“Be nbot afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” ~ Chinese proverb

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” ~ Mark Victor Hansen

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

Photography By Alicia Adanna