from their skin.
more water in their eyes.
more tremble in their bodies.
more women in their hearts
on their hands.
more softness in their height.
more honesty in their voice.
more humility in their feet.
(via nayyirah waheed)
before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant professor, and...
and dropping its bombs each time the circle brings it overhead; physical pain is like a steady barrage on a trench in World War One, hours of it with no let up for a moment; Thought is never static; pain often is.
this in a private message to me. I believe she has posted it elsewhere in one of her own stories, but I simply had to share it here, too. If you see this, please know I found it extremely profound and have read and reread it so many times I've nearly committed it to memory...
flower next to it. It simply blooms."
- Anonymous (Maybe?)
I really like this quote, for it keeps me grounded. It's infuriating when people are always trying to prove themselves or be the best at something, especially with things like beauty and materialistic endeavours.
"Remember today, for it is the beginning. Today marks the start of a brave new future."
I found this article and wanted to share. I printed this out and have it by my computer so I can see it everyday. New thoughts for the new year.
Start spending time with the right people...
"You know what's really powerfully sexy? A sense of humor. A taste for adventure. A healthy glow. Hips to grab on to. Openness. Confidence. Humility. Appetite. Intuition... Smart-*** comebacks. Presence. A quick wit. Dirty jokes told by an innocent looking lady...
A woman who...
After 9/11 when the country was gearing up for war I was in a shop and found a bumper sticker with a quote by Ghandi:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind"
I bought the bumper sticker & it is on my rear bumper to this day.
A young man is walking along the ocean and sees a beach on which thousands and thousands of starfish have washed ashore. Further along he sees an old man, walking slowly and stooping often, picking up one starfish after another and tossing each one gently into the ocean.
I understand you, and out of that understanding comes love. Love is the missing factor; there is a lack of affection, of warmth in relationship; and because we lack that love, that tenderness, that generosity, that mercy in relationship, we escape into mass action which produces...
Some crawl up your as...
Some snap under pressure
Some don't have the strength to hold you up
Some get a little twisted
Some support you
Some are your favorite
Some are cheap and get bent out of shape
And some actually cover your as.. when you need them
however seductive. Shun the 'transcendent' and all who invite you to subordinate or annihilate yourself. Distrust compassion; prefer dignity for yourself and others. Don't be afraid to be thought arrogant or selfish. Picture all experts as if they were mammals. Never be a...
She's the girl that believes that what comes around goes around. The one that hopes for a better day. The one that won't give up on you. She's the girl thats unlike the rest. The one that spent her days smiling, and her nights crying. She's the girl that would love to be loved...
right thing to do ... and doing it ... when doing it places us in the path of harm.
Strength of Character, is doing the right thing ... aware of the consequences
~~~my high school architecture teacher and baseball coach
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