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Why Alysia Montano wears a flower in her hair during every race.
Even though she grew up playing football, shooting hoops and running races against all the boys in her neighborhood, U.S. 800-meter champion Alysia Montano never wanted to be thought of as one of them.
As a result, she started wearing a flower behind her right ear to remind the boys they were getting beat by a girl.
The flower remains Montano’s trademark even though her opponents are now world-class female middle-distance runners.
"The flower to me means strength with femininity," Montano said in June after winning the 800 at the U.S. Olympic trials. "I think that a lot of people say things like you run like a girl. That doesn’t mean you have to run soft or you have to run dainty. It means that you’re strong."
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Definition of flower power

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sixsecondshigh:

Why Alysia Montano wears a flower in her hair during every race.

Even though she grew up playing football, shooting hoops and running races against all the boys in her neighborhood, U.S. 800-meter champion Alysia Montano never wanted to be thought of as one of them.

As a result, she started wearing a flower behind her right ear to remind the boys they were getting beat by a girl.

The flower remains Montano’s trademark even though her opponents are now world-class female middle-distance runners.

"The flower to me means strength with femininity," Montano said in June after winning the 800 at the U.S. Olympic trials. "I think that a lot of people say things like you run like a girl. That doesn’t mean you have to run soft or you have to run dainty. It means that you’re strong."

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Definition of flower power

One day you will fall in love without me. I wonder where I will be when you do. Will I be busy trying to build a nest inside the cavern of someone else’s ribs or will I be pacing the same square of carpet counting how many times I could have walked to you by now?

One day I will fall in love without you. I wonder where you will be when I do. Will you be tracing the naked curve of some other woman who is nothing like me or will you be worrying the shredded place in your heart where once upon a time I tried to sew myself into you?

One day we will fall in love without each other.

Only, when it is late, when the dark comes and makes it so quiet that I can hear your name under my pulse, I’ll still think of you. I will sit here, in love with someone else, wondering if it’s my face that pops into your head when you hear my name in a crowd. I’ll wonder if maybe I’ll ever see you again—wonder if you ever think about me, too.

And—no matter where I am or who I love—I’ll hope (with all of my heart) that you do.

red-lipstick:

Максим Задвинский aka Max Zadvinskiy (Russian) - Dreaming About The Summer…, 2010      Photography

red-lipstick:

Максим Задвинский aka Max Zadvinskiy (Russian) - Dreaming About The Summer…, 2010      Photography

leseanthomas:

Probably the greatest, comprehensive analysis on one of the most important film makers in animation gone too soon, and my direct influence in storyboard/visual storytelling in animation, the late great Kon Satoshi.

Rest in Power, Kon-san!

"The beauty of an ugly addiction," photographer Frieke Janssens