Go Cavs!

I might as well, say, Go Cavs!!!!! Are you ALL IN CLEVELAND? We’re ALL IN at the Library!!!!!

Check out my book display…

P.S. To all those who have tickets to the game tonight in Cleveland, make sure you cheer loud!!!! The team needs to hear you say, Go CAVS!!!!! Tear it up and have fun!

I am Shila Iris, Luv!

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Article: Photographer Captures Jaguar Attacking a Caiman

Photographer Captures Jaguar Attacking a Caiman

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Article: 20 Things You Need To Give Up If You Want To Be Truly Happy

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Mellow Monday Mood

One thing is for sure, you won’t leave this planet without knowing what great love is, and it’s cozy partner, pain!!!  We all go through the same things, let’s sing our hearts out!

THE POWER playLIST – Monday, is not for moaning. It’s the beginning of a promising week!

BE FREEEEEEEEEEEEE! Your freedom’s in your mind…

1. Have fun and cherish the day…

2.  Seize the day…

“I don’t mind, whatever happens…”

3.  Stop your complaining because, age ain’t nothing but a number…

“All you gotta do is knock, I’ll let you in…”

4.  Let the night be like… 

5.  If you wish to pursue, try a little old school…

6.  Tell him… 

“you incite me to chorus…”

7. Reach for love. Don’t be afraid of what’s in your heart, it may lead you to something wonderful…

 

LIFE is for LIVING, when people need to be free, Don’t TAKE it PERSONAL.

“Love is a beautiful thing. You shouldn’t shun the way in which life presents it to you. You have a right to pursue it, if only for a moment. Go for the intimate, for the hot, and for the fulfilling! You deserve it. Let love take you higher and higher.”

from ShilaIris, with love ♥

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BOOK BOYFRIENDS – COME READ WITH ME

We can both be lost in the confines of a good book.

Do you read, bruh? Let’s meditate on it.

If you go to a man’s house and he doesn’t have books, stop. Hmmmm. Do you really want to be there? Lol!

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10 REASONS THAT READING IS GOOD FOR A MAN: 

1.  Men who read tend to be more intelligent, witty, good on their feet, and highly entertaining. They navigate life differently- in a way that is attractive and respectful. They think before they leap. They possess power and are more secure.

2.  They typically don’t waste a lot of time. They compartmentalize, prioritize, and organize better. They get you in order too! They tend to be more direct- they say what they mean, and they mean what they say. They possess a level of brevity that makes them interesting.

3.  They know how to problem solve better and are less sensitive. They really do get life! They do not pretend to have all the answers, though. They listen and do not interrupt the thoughts of others. They are less dramatic and are not threatened by life as much. They are also less likely to allow unfavorable situations to intimidate their manhood. They fight for the things they want, because they have read the answers!

4.  They are more in tune with people’s feelings and know how to pander and pacify without enabling.

5.  They tend to be more realistic about life. Readers tend to embrace reality more, rather than shun. I find them to be less judgmental and they communicate better- from a centered place. Their awareness is more than an aesthetic. They are really conscious!

6.  They spend less time on social media. They do not digitally compensate or validate. They are quietly secure and know the meaning of privacy. They are not secretive, though. They simply have other things to do!

7.  Readers hang with other readers and this means there will be good parties and outings! The conversations are intense and satisfying. Add a glass of red… or white, and they can really go at it!

8.  Readers are more in tune with the 5 senses. They also know that there are more than 5 senses.

9.  Readers buy and share their books with you. They are less competitive and possessive. They want you to have the knowledge they have. They do not wish to keep you in the dark.

10.  I find that readers are willing to read to others! That’s so attractive to me! Goodnight.

An ode to the brother who reads. I’m watching you.

Peace and love, Shila Iris

– and one for the road –

Barack Obama reading.

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Rainy days in Cleveland… I can’t seem to stay awake today!

Sometimes you have to let yourself rest. Couldn’t keep my eyes open.

-Shila Iris, Thursday, November 6, 2014

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Friday Night Music

1.  Sade- No Ordinary Love

Sade Adu and I go waaaaay back to the year I was born. Her music has been around for as long as I have been in existence- 30 years, 31 counting the time that I was in my mother’s womb. My mom listened to Sade, and so do I. I feel her in my bones. I love almost everything that she releases, forever mesmerized my her smooth and sultry lyrics. I’m in love.

“I gave you all the love I got, I gave you more than I could give, I gave you love. I gave you all that I have inside, and you took my love, you took my love. Didn’t I tell you what I believe. Somebody say that, a love like that won’t last. Didn’t I give you, all that I’ve got to give, baby…”

2. Floetry- Say Yes

You see, I don’t like to play around. I know what I want. I can see that you know what you want to. I saw you smile at me. I see you looking. I know you want it. And you are lucky, because I’m feeling famished, I have to rejuvenate. If I want you, I’ll get you. All you gotta do is say, yes. That’s how it works. These women were beautiful together. So sad that they had to break up. So much chemistry.

“See I’ve been watching you for a while, your smile and stuff. And I don’t know if I can be with you for tonight, alright. Is that alright, baby, baby… All you gotta do is say yes. Don’t deny what you feel let me undress you, babe. Open up your mind and just rest. I’m about to let you know you make me so, sooo…”

3. Akua Naru- How DoesI It Feel Now?

I am a poet who has yet to release! My injaculation should be my ejaculation! So, in finding out how to fulfill my need, I look at other artists like me, this is how I need to be! I need to cum… I need to cum all over the page, all over the stage, release my rage… I need you Akua. She has a full schedule of tour dates, listen to this, and you’ll know why! I see how it needs to be done. Jus Listen…

“I want to make love to your existence,
drenched in colors of your energy,
then masturbate, to the memories.
I wanna lose myself inside yourself…
Until you find me. Confine me,
to the freedom of your prison.
Exist in the same space, same time.
Combine until your thoughts slow grind with mine…

I wanna love you more than madly.
Wrap these legs around your words,
until your speech is straddled deep, gladly.
Swim the currents of your vibrations,
be separate in one
with the same meditation..
Uh the same meditation..”

4. Maxwell- Til’ the Cops Come Knockin’

This man knows how to set a mood. I have listened to this on repeat for many many years. It is absolutely stimulating! Just looking at him sing the song does it for me! Yes, baby, you can hold me! I love the vintage feel of this video. He and Sade, really know how to keep it simply beautiful. I love the woman he chose for this. Yes! … if you want to taste him just a bit more, with no hold backs, beautiful images of tinted skin… let’s not play the game

“Papa gonna have to leave a message on the telephone baby
There won’t be no stoppin,’ me ’til the cops come knockin’

Please you, tease you, eat you
Make you feel so good inside
Lovin’ you long if that’s alright?”

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click the pic to hear the song…

5. Janet Jackson- Anything

I always have to leave off with Janet! She and I travel on the same wavelength when it comes to connecting with your true feelings of passion. Bring it baby! I don’t need to lie. I always tell people, if she wanted to do the Velvet Rope tour right now today, in 2014, it will sale the fuck out! I’d be there! It was a bomb ass tour. She was free and just beautifully red, velvet, and colorful!  I suggest you listen to this amped up with candles. Just a suggestion.

Thank you for visiting! Remember, good things don’t come easy. Are you ready to journey?

-Shila Iris

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Being in a band…

It feels wonderful to be in a band with some beautifully seasoned artists. Check us out: Intercourse the Collective on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and we have a wordpress blog as well!

 

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Peace and love,

Shila Iris, 1:45 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014

My 30 Birthday!

I am turning 30 on February 13 and this is one of the celebrations I will be having! I am very excited and so happy to embark on this phase of my life.

Intercourse Shila 30 Birthday

Feel free to bring your positive energy! I will only be performing 4 songs, so try to be on time. Thank you.

Shila Iris 11:19 a.m. 2/5/2014

Hiatus Kaiyote- Nakamarra

I love this song. The weirdness of it definitely works for me. Just wanted to share something fresh.

Also love Quadron! This group has two great albums. Check them out.

Ms. Shila Iris aka Queen, 2:06 a.m. 1/15/2014

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Portraits of the Body

THIS IS IN NO WAY AN ATTEMPT TO OBJECTIFY THE WOMAN’S BODY. I DO NOT GLORIFY THE OVER-SEXUALIZATION AND/OR OVER-VISUALIZATION OF THE BODY. I BELIEVE THAT LOOKING AT THE HUMAN FORM IN A STRICTLY SEXUAL WAY IS PROBLEMATIC AND IT DAMAGES THE SELF-ESTEEM OF GIRLS AND WOMEN WORLDWIDE. THIS ARTICLE IS FOR THE PURPOSES OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND ART AND TO SHOW MY APPRECIATION FOR BEAUTY. NOT SEX! PLEASE, READ ON. THANK YOU.

Before, I have talked about my experiences with nude photography and I gave my opinion of the cross between good photos and then what seemed to be an unnecessary hyper “sexualization” of the body.The bottom line was that I believe it can be very difficult for both the photographer and subject to take nude photos that are moving.

On some levels, this is due to the way we have been taught to value ourselves socially, physically, and spiritually. Lots of people portray themselves in a sexual light, but really have no idea of what sex or real intimacy is about. So when you see nude photos of them, it is easy to  feel like they are throwing themselves at you in a way that is not attractive.

I do not like most nude photos that I come across, especially when it comes to men. Photographing men in this element is definitely an art in which I wish to pursue. However, in my work, there can be no confusion between what is masculine and what is feminine. I like a masculine man and a feminine woman. It’s that simple. Underneath it all, I admire those who know themselves because you can see it in the photos.

Another thing is, I am learning that a lot of this nudity just isn’t worthwhile. Random photos don’t do much for me. They have to have some purpose, and if not, fool me!

Using the internet daily to navigate and research the digital landscape of communication, I came across these portraits. I am viewing from the eye of an artist. Something about them made me want to look.

Not all these photos are nude, but they have suggestive elements.

Peace and love,

Shila Iris, 10:27 a.m. 1/10/2013

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