a road trip to toronto!

one of my favorite cities i've ever had the pleasure to take in; toronto, canada. a couple girlfriends and i made the northeast trek to ontario... and needless to say, it was an absolutely great adventure!

i've come to learn about myself, in recent years, that i thoroughly enjoy roadtrips and the introspective nature it allows for me to just drive on the open road and, well, think. not to mention, how much fun it is with pleasant company + conversation!

and since i also volunteered to drive for long stretches of the trip, good tunes were a guarantee because i was my own favorite dj and you can bet i went prepared! hah.

all in all, it was absolutely great! definitely didn't hurt that we were met with even better times upon arrival... meeting new people and making new friends!

aside from the obligatory downtown toronto club scene... secondhand thrifting and boutiquing on queen street were among my favorite things we did. my fondest memory, though, was probably falling asleep on the balcony of our hotel just outside of the city with nothing but a bottle of wine, gifted canadian smokes and an oversized down comforter to cuddle up with - against the backdrop to toronto's oh-mazing skyline that seemed to encompass my being. definitely a sight for sore eyes! i absolutely loved it.

i just wish i would've taken more pictures, however, these mere memories alone are invaluable and will last me forever! dig it.

san diego zoo!

tijuana, mexico!

spent some time wandering the streets of tijuana, mexico and it was quite interesting! delicious foods and cheap drinks + cuban cigars = a fantabulous time exploring ;D see, it doesn't take much to make me happy. the only horrible thing was my pocket getting picked while waiting in customs to regain entry back stateside, smh. i was kinda afraid i wouldn't be allowed entry back ¯\(ยบ o)/¯ omg! but everything worked out in the end, and i can laugh at the whole ordeal now... although, there's still nothing funny about it.

pieces of me..!

om/ohm/aum. believed to be the basic sound of the world and to contain all other sounds... the sound of the universe. in essence, the entire universe is moving. nothing is ever solid or still and everything that exists pulsates, creating a rhythmic vibration that the ancient yogis acknowledged with the sound of "om."

we may not always be aware of this sound in our daily lives, but we can hear it in the rustling of the autumn leaves, the waves on the shore, the inside of a seashell. it allows us to recognize our experience as a reflection of how the whole universe moves – the setting sun, the rising moon, the ebb and flow of the tides, the beating of our hearts. and as we chant this sound, it takes us for a ride on this universal movement, through our breath, our awareness, and our physical energy. and we begin to sense a bigger connection that is both uplifting and soothing...

the symbol design can also be seen as a symbolic representation of the various psychological compartments of the psyche; an inner dimensional map of the various compartments of human consciousness and the relationship each has to the divine within.
the long lower curve represents the dreaming state. the upper curve stands for the waking state. the curve which emanates from the center represents deep sleep, beyond dreams. the crescent stands for the veil of material illusion. and the "dot" is the transcendental self. dorothy. dig it.