I blog about the amazing beauty and creativity that exists on this earth as well as the human idiocy that may very well destroy it. I spent nine of my childhood years in a country going through civil war, by the way. I have been a bit obsessed with this twist of fate ever since.
The only dream worth having... is to dream that you will live while you are alive, and die only when you are dead... To love, to be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and vulgar disparity of the life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget. -Arundhati Roy
Those of us who grow in war are like clay pots fired in an oven that is over hot. Confusingly shaped like the rest of humanity, we nevertheless contain fatal cracks that we spend the rest of our lives itching to fill. -Alexandra Fuller
I have often wondered why the farthest-out position always feels so right to me; why extremes, athough difficult and sometimes painful to maintain, are always more comfortable than one plan running straight down a line in the unruffled middle. What I really understand is a particular kind of determination. It is stubborn, it is painful, it is infuriating, but it often works. - Audre Lorde
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