Being black in America... “sometimes It feels like you’re walking in a crowd and nobody ever really sees you for you...”⠀
🖼 Robert Longo 1953⠀
“Untitled Ferguson Police”⠀
#juneteenth was such an important moment in our history as a country and a culture! This day marks the day Alavert ended in the #unitedstates. We are all created equal, Slavery and extreme racism has no place in our hearts, our minds, or our world! We need a reminder that it is our differences that give us strength not weakness. We are all human and deserve to be treated with equality.
Such a wonderul experience at the “Soul of a Nation” exhibit @thebroadmuseum With my dear sister friend Madame Sophie ✨@invocateur
So, Yesterday, Today, and every Tomorrow I am so very very grateful for my #freedom 🙏🏾✊🏾❤️.⠀
“I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.” -John F. Kennedy
Un tatuaggio è per sempre... Ci sono poche cose nella vita che sono per sempre.
Eminem è tra queste. Perché? Semplice. La sua musica c'è quando ne ho più bisogno. A questo serve la musica no?
Sempre nel mio cuore nella mia mente e ora, nuovamente sulla mia pelle 🖤
Grazie @tattoomaxartist sempre 🔝
A tattoo is forever ... There are few things in life that are forever. Eminem is among them. Why? Simple. His music is there when I need it most. That's what music is for? Always in my heart in my mind and now, again on my skin🖤
Hellooooo!!! I'm back.
I had so much to do this past week that it took me ages to finish the book. But here I am now, ready to say my opinion on it.
OK, here we go:
First glance at the book cover and I thought it was science fiction and '79 was the name of an aircraft that would crash on an undiscovered island, and the passengers would survive, stuff like that. But, hell, no! It is what they call a "financial thriller". It begins with Bill Hitchcock, a successful banker, who is now in his place in California in 1984, and he's "putting on paper an account of what really happened in 1979".
The story is primarily set in Saudi Arabia and Iran, with a mild touch of America, Switzerland, and some other countries. It was actually written in 1976 and was published in 1977, but it somehow predicts the crash of the entire world, especially the Middle East and the US, as a result of a chain of evil decisions.
This novel mostly revolves around finance, oil, politicians, and war, which might sort of slow you down, especially when it comes to numbers, calculations and some banking expressions. However, Erdman goes on with the plot so smoothly that at some point you think you are a middle-aged, retired banker reading your own diary!
Bill is hired by the Saudis to come to the rescue of their economy. And he goes for it rather passionately, though he tries to sound cynic.
He is smart, but a little juvenile, if you ask me, when having extramarital affairs, though experienced in "the field" for more than 20 years or so. And now he's divorced, and the love he seeks for seems as childish. It happens too fast and too naively. So, don't expect a true romance here.
Deeper into the story, what fascinated me was the allure of both Yamani, and the Shah of Iran. Their negotiation skills, their incredible self-esteem and prudence.
But what really frightens me is the fact that how an individual can simply decide the destiny of a nation!
I give this book 4/5 stars for it proved once again that politicians are like diapers, they must be changed often for the same reason.
At the end, I highly recommend it, especially if you are into this genre.