But there IS place for you and your forces to force a child to drink gasoline, torture him, and burn him alive. There IS place for your armed-to-the-teeth militants to kidnap another child and beat him brutally. There IS place for you to use white phosphorus on Palestinian civilians. There IS place for you to raid homes, vandalize mosques and churches, and prevent us from entering our holy places. There IS place for you to steal our land and culture and claim it as yours. There IS place for you to demolish homes and steal our water and resources. There IS place for you to kill whole families at a time in the name of ‘self defense’ from ‘Hamas terrorists.’
Fuck all neutralists, two-staters, peace-lovers, apologists, and sideliners. And fuck Israel.
Israel is a war criminal. Spread the truth.
If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier than other people, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are.
- Montesquieu (1689-1755)
Being tender and open is beautiful. As a woman, I feel continually shhh’ed. Too sensitive. Too mushy. Too wishy washy. Blah blah. Don’t let someone steal your tenderness. Don’t allow the coldness and fear of others to tarnish your perfectly vulnerable beating heart. Nothing is more powerful than allowing yourself to truly be affected by things. Whether it’s a song, a stranger, a mountain, a rain drop, a tea kettle, an article, a sentence, a footstep, feel it all – look around you. All of this is for you. Take it and have gratitude. Give it and feel love.
- Zooey Deschanel (via 5000letters)
We lived long together / a life filled, / if you will, / with flowers. So that / I was cheered / when I came first to know / that there were flowers also / in hell
- William Carlos Williams “Asphodel, That Greeny Flower”