Seals sparring at big sur, during their “catastrophic molt,” when they shed the entirety of their fur for sleek new summer pelts
You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.– Thich Nhat Hanh (via ethiopienne) the buddhist ethic behind this gets lost, sometimes. but it’s so real. (via ancestryinprogress)
Justice is what love looks like in public--Cornel... →
Our understanding of the “good” has expanded beyond the lone-dreamer theory to...– http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/21/opinion/good-and-evil-in-birmingham.html?hp
Maurice Sendak on dying →
There’s something I am finding out as I am aging, that I am in love with the world.
James Baldwin--A Talk to Teachers, 1963
I would teach (my student) that he doesn’t have to be bound by the expediencies of any given administration, any given policy, any given morality; that he has the right and the necessity to examine everything.
"Our ability to critique is important, but not as... →
It’s as though Louisiana were to declare war on lung cancer and our war...– http://louisianaeducator.blogspot.com/2012/08/welcome-back-louisiana-public-school.html
We want land, bread, housing, education, clothing, justice and peace.– The Black Panther Party’s 1966 founding manifesto
Believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have...– Rilke
kru-pa: Take Action: 10 Urgent Deportation Cases... →
queerdesi: We have 10 deportation cases we are hoping you can help us out with, if you think you can help just click the link for each case and take a minute to sign the petition and to make a phone call. Each of these detainees are being held at the Broward Detention Center and all of them are low-priority cases, the same cases President Obama, through John Morton, promised to stop deporting. ...
There are years that ask questions and years that answer.– Zora Neale Hurston (Their Eyes Are Watching God)
Courage lies in being oneself, in showing complete independence, in loving what...– Fernand Pouillon
One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play...– Annie Dillard, the Writing Life
You’re not speaking to me with this brand of disaster capitalism that tries to shock a besieged public with unproven, untested, and drastic action couched as “solutions.” You’re not speaking to me when you invoke language like “achievement networks,” “portfolio management,” and “rightsizing” our schools – and say not a word about lower class sizes or increasing the presence of loving...
When I say what I’d like to see happening amongst black young people I’d like to...– Melissa Harris-Perry (via daniellemertina)
I don’t consider you a success simply because you have a lot of money. How you...– Son of Baldwin (via sonofbaldwin)
There is no postfeminism—it’s like saying “post-democracy”! —Gloria Steinem, who usually bothers me but this is very well put
The stars will come out over and over the hyacinths rise like flames from the windswept turf down the middle of Upper Broadway where the desolate take the sun the days will run together and stream into years as the rivers freeze and burn and I ask myself and you, which of our visions will claim us which will we claim how will we go on living how will we touch, what will we know what will we say to...
Son of Baldwin: "But What About Black-on-Black... →
sonofbaldwin: I answered this question for one person on my Facebook page vis-a-vis the Trayvon Martin murder. I figured I’d preemptively address it here just in case. Let’s put this into its proper context. I, as much as anyone else, fear the destruction of black people, whether that threat is external…
I don’t care how much sex anyone has, how often they do it, or who they do it...– Charlie Glickman (If You Don’t Respect Sluts, You Don’t Respect Women)