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Finish my first Cantonese sw group today, hooooooray!  持續倆月的糾結結束啦,現在開始寫堆積如山的paper work! #placement #iss #swgroup #hongkong (在 ISS Sheung Shui)
好久不見的冰紅茶以及長相甜美的紅豆牛奶。Lots of support from the clients, colleague and field mate. A busy but nice day. #ISS #hongkong #placement #massprogram
One day off from busy Hong Kong. #sea #irisontheway #beautifulscenery
A nice day with an old friend and dessert. Hey, July! #ieat #hongkong #deliciousfood

instagram:

#fourpartpoems with @emolabs

For more photos from Tony’s life and poetry, follow @emolabs on Instagram.

For Texas Instagrammer Tony Ciampa (@emolabs), Instagram serves as a place where images and creative writing come together as a form of self-expression.

After moving to Texas from his native Boston, Massachusetts, Tony took to Instagram to make friends and build a community of his own—and his photos reflect their adventures together. It wasn’t until later when his experiments in poetry began.

"It was a Saturday night, and a girl I was having a fling with wasn’t texting me back, so I was just sitting out on a hill that overlooks the skyline drinking a beer. It felt like this quintessential moment in the life of a young adult, so I wrote down what was in my head, took a photo and posted it," Tony explains. "It was the first poem I’d written since high school, so it was really cool for me to see people respond positively to it." With that post, Tony’s #fourpartpoems series was born, and he’s posted a poem every day since.

As for his aesthetic, handwritten poems photographed in front of sweeping landscapes, Tony cites another artist on Instagram for the initial inspiration. “I follow @lidiagulyas on Instagram, and the photo style comes from her. She does a lot of hand lettering and in one of her photos from a few months ago she had written the phrase ‘I want you’ in a notebook and held it out in front of an out of focus cityscape. It was so moody and really stuck with me.”

Tony writes all of the poems himself, first pouring out his emotions from the day through free writing, then distilling out his rhymes from there. “In my mind,” he says “that keeps the emotion as authentic as possible.” He then embellishes them with line drawings and sets up his photo before dusk, his self-imposed deadline for posting his work.

Love this!

Lo Wu Correctional Institution - the largest female prison in #hongkong
“生命诚可贵 爱情价更高 若为自由故 二者皆可抛”
stefano-crifo:

equality and equity 

The difference between equality (left) and equity (right)

stefano-crifo:

equality and equity

The difference between equality (left) and equity (right)

karahgreene:

"…I want to be that nut on a bus Who’s really a prophet Telling everybody  “Smoking is bad Stop it You might be an opera singer some day And how are you gonna hit the high notes?” I wanna live like those high notes That rise from the throats of old ladies When they see little babies  Riding in shopping carts I wanna start somebody’s heart like that Taking ninety years back So you’ll have sworn You weren’t born Until you saw me Planting roses In all the sidewalk cracks So when you trip You’ll fall in love With someone you thought you hated And now look at what that love has created…”#socialwork #therapy #find #truth #dark #light #heavyheart

karahgreene:

"…I want to be that nut on a bus
Who’s really a prophet
Telling everybody
“Smoking is bad
Stop it
You might be an opera singer some day
And how are you gonna hit the high notes?”
I wanna live like those high notes
That rise from the throats of old ladies
When they see little babies
Riding in shopping carts
I wanna start somebody’s heart like that
Taking ninety years back
So you’ll have sworn
You weren’t born
Until you saw me
Planting roses
In all the sidewalk cracks
So when you trip
You’ll fall in love
With someone you thought you hated
And now look at what that love has created…”#socialwork #therapy #find #truth #dark #light #heavyheart

Attachment theory in a page

(Source: thesocialworkexam)

jtotheizzoe:

explore-blog:

Isaac Asimov in conversation with Bill Moyers about science, dogma, education, and creativity – a must-read.

Science: Verb or noun?
What say you?

jtotheizzoe:

explore-blog:

Isaac Asimov in conversation with Bill Moyers about science, dogma, education, and creativity – a must-read.

Science: Verb or noun?

What say you?

(Source: explore-blog, via kenyatta)