Bellucci; lipstick; Syria; among other things…

By: Gabriela Yareliz

She is back– and with her own line of lipstick. Monica Bellucci, out of hiding and back. I felt like I hadn’t seen her forever until I opened this month’s Vogue. Fantastic! It is terribly shallow but there is something awesome about red lipstick and curling your hair…

The New Yoker had a fantastic article by Steve Coll, about why he is “Leaving Facebookistan.”

It takes a while to find it, but if you are a Facebook user, there is a small settings button entitled “deactivate account.” If you click, Facebook displays the faces of people “who will miss you.” If you are determined nonetheless to depart, and scroll further down, you are required to choose a “reason for leaving” before you are permitted to go. Unfortunately, “inadequate citizen rule” or “doubts about corporate governance” are not among the choices. From the available list, I went with “I don’t feel safe on Facebook.”

Farewell, Facebook friends. May you enjoy everywhere the full rights of free citizens.”

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I liked it. Congrats Steve Coll.
Also, this Economist cartoon was great… Merkel and Hollande:
Also, the news about Syria is raising questions…all of those people and mostly children killed.
It reminds me of the book of Judges, a book I just finished in the Bible. If you want to read about chaos, atrocities, sadness, abuse, oppression, violence–you can read this book. Israel at its peak of insanity you could say. Ironic, that it is called the book of Judges.
At the end of one of its most horrific chapters it ends saying:
30 And it was so, that all that saw it said, There was no such deed done nor seen from the day that the children of Israel came up out of the land of Egypt unto this day: consider of it, take advice, and speak your minds.” (chapter 19)
The book ends saying: “25 In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” (chapter 21)
What is the international community doing when such terrible things occur? Are we considering it, taking advice and speaking our minds? It is clear that what people do now a days is what is “right in their own eyes.”
In this age of relativism, we see anarchy of the soul–

Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

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