For women who are tied to the moon, love alone is not enough. We insist each day wrap it’s knuckles through our heart strings and pull. The lows. The joy. The poetry. We dance at the edge of a cliff, you have fallen off. So it goes. You will climb up again.
You rare girl, once again, you have a body that belongs to no lover, to no father, belongs to no one but you. Wear your sorrow like the lines on your palm. Like a shawl to keep you warm at night. Don’t mourn the love that is lost to you now. It is a book of poems whose meters worked their way into your pulse. Even if it has slipped from your hands, it will stay in your body.
You loved a man who treated you like absinthe, half poison and half god. He tried to sweeten you, to water you down. So you left. And now you have your heart all to yourself again. A heart like a stone cottage. Heart like a lover’s diary. Hope like an ocean.❞
Letter From Anais Nin to Clementine von Radics (After Marty McConnel)
practicing an untitled poem, hello.
Jean-Michel Basquiat (via artnet)
In 1968, during the administration of US President Lyndon B. Johnson, Eartha Kitt encountered a substantial professional setback after she made anti-war statements during a White House luncheon. Kitt was invited to the White House luncheon and was asked by Lady Bird Johnson about the Vietnam War. She replied: “You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. No wonder the kids rebel and take pot.”
During a question and answer session, Kitt stated:
The children of America are not rebelling for no reason. They are not hippies for no reason at all. We don’t have what we have on Sunset Blvd. for no reason. They are rebelling against something. There are so many things burning the people of this country, particularly mothers. They feel they are going to raise sons — and I know what it’s like, and you have children of your own, Mrs. Johnson — we raise children and send them to war.
Her remarks reportedly caused Mrs. Johnson to burst into tears and led to a derailment in Kitt’s career
More than a derailment.
This is what happens when you truly speak truth to power, when you embrace truth with no thought of your own welfare.
This is how the world moves forward, and sees it’s own face for a moment.
Thích Nhất Hạnh (via purplebuddhaproject)
Prof Deepak Malhotra - HBS - 2012 Speech to Graduating Harvard MBA Students. "Quit early, quit often." an excellent* video for everyone, not just students.
I can’t wait till we finally move in our new place so I can start working on some new designs with all my fabrics, the calm I get from it is so necessary.
Maybe this is a crazy question, but how did Europeans know what Africans looked like? I know that some of the paintings here are of North Africans/Middle Easterners, but others clearly depict people born south of the Sahara. I've heard of Prester John but I never imagined that medieval Europeans were aware that Prester John would have had brown skin. Am I missing something?
I just finished reading The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra. Now, in order to generate more understanding for myself and for you I’m blogging about each law.
The first spiritual law of success is the law of pure potentiality. This law suggests that in our essential state, we are able…
NYC: Where to Hustle and Work