ever connected eyes with someone you don’t know, for months?… damn, years?
"The problem with English is this: You usually can’t open your mouth and it comes out just like that—first you have to think what you want to say. Then you have to find the words. Then you have to carefully arrange those words in your head. Then you have to say the words quietly to yourself, to make sure you got them okay. And finally, the last step, which is to say the words out loud and have them sound just right.
But then because you have to do all this, when you get to the final step, something strange has happened to you and you speak the way a drunk walks. And, because you are speaking like falling, it’s as if you are an idiot, when the truth is that it’s the language and the whole process that’s messed up. And then the problem with those who speak only English is this: they don’t know how to listen; they are busy looking at your falling instead of paying attention to what you are saying."
NoViolet Bulawayo, We Need New Names
I finished reading this some time ago and since then I was trying to write something coherent and meaningful. I couldn’t. Go, find it, read it, that’s all I have to say.
Troop & LeVert - For the Love of Money/Living for the City (feat. Queen Latifah)
The most beautiful among us is he who suffers silently, speaks the language of kindness, lives humbly and has the elegance of simplicity.
aesthete (adj.): someone with deep sensitivity to the beauty of art or nature
(Source: mesogeios, via wrivoleaux)
Aretha Franklin: People Get Ready
she make me lose my mind.
"In order to be free you simply have to be so without asking permission from anybody. You have to have your own hypothesis about what you are called to do, and follow it, not giving in to the circumstances or complying with them. But that sort of freedom demands powerful inner resources, a high degree of self awareness, and consciousness of your responsibility to yourself and therefore to other people.
Alas, the tragedy is that we do not know how to be free- we demand freedom for ourselves at the expense of others and don’t want to waive anything of our own for the sake of someone else: that would be an encroachment upon our personal rights and liberties. All of us are infected today by an extraordinary egoism. And that is not freedom; freedom means learning to demand only of oneself, not of life or of others, and knowing how to give: sacrifice in the name of love.
"Andrey Tarkovsky (via fallofbabylon
"Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart."
Kahlil Gibran (via cosmofilius
(Source: onlinecounsellingcollege, via lovepassiton)