Painted circa 1876, by Claude Monet, Gladioli is an oil on canvas and it is currently covered with protective glass. The painting's dimensions are 22 x 32.5 inches and is surrounded by a ten inch thick ornate gold frame making the entire work measure a substantial 30 x 20 x 3 7/8 inches. The painting depicts a women in blue, strolling along a path, in a formal garden, shaded by a green parasol. Pink, red and purple gladiolas, in full bloom, are in the right foreground. They are bordered by a low growing, coral colored flowers and small shrubs line the path. White moths fly amongst the flowers, and the angular dark shadow of a nearby building, that is just outside of the painting, lies in the left foreground. Behind the women in blue there are red roses growing up a lattice and a picket fence or gate is located just behind the gladiolas in the background. The path is interrupted by the square shadow of a nearby building, perhaps a gardening shed or the artist's workshop.
I am almost eight months pregnant at this moment in time. After having my first child I discovered that I could not reason with anyone who would want to abort their pregnancy. I feel that a woman is the one who gets herself in the situation to begin with because not enough precautions were taken. Women and men are both educated on the consequences of unprotected sex throughout their lives. This may be on television, in school, or even through the media. Those sources “pound” it into our heads every day that unprotected sex could result in not only unplanned pregnancy, but also sexual transmitted diseases. After having the information, facts, and education on unprotected sex, there should be no reason why women or men should have a reason to want to need to abort a pregnancy.
According to the National Institute Mental Health (NIMH) booklet (2008), Bipolar disorder is commonly known for a manic-depressive illness. This is caused by a brain disorder that usually shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and carried out day by day. The symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe. The different norms that can go from up or down moods. Bipolar symptoms can damage a healthy relationship, job and school performance, and even suicidal.
Seasons of Flight is a haunting tale of misplaced identities, and at the same time, an expression of solitude. The novel opens with a feminine experience of "being Nepali" in the US. Its protagonist, Prema, a Nepali woman from a rural hill-town, wins a green card in a US government lottery and immigrates to Los Angeles, who is overwhelmed by her environment at every juncture of her life. She has been disembedded from her Nepali language, cuisine, homeland and Hindu religion. She does not find any constants or signposts as she navigates the territory of Los Angeles which she could call her own. A very simple question, "Where are you from?" (1) and the chain of conversation that follows, compels her to think about her national identity.