The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence. To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything is to succumb to violence. More than that, it is cooperation in violence. The frenzy of the activist…destroys his own inner capacity for peace. It destroys the fruitfulness of his own work, because it kills the root of inner wisdom which makes work fruitful.
Thomas Merton, as quoted in Courtney Martin’s weekly column for On Being, "The Spiritual Art of Saying No"
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also guys i tried to read the robber bride because. and i got to this point where the narrator was speaking vaguely whimsically about gentrification—like, labeling it as such and then waxing poetic about it in a positive way—and i just.

stop.

why.

close book.  put away.  no lo toque!

I can’t abandon
the person I used to be
so I carry her
365 Days of Haiku, Day #123 (via idreamof-pb)

3 white girls silenced. 1 brown girl befriended/attracted.

A GOOD DAY.

yo this one girl’s laugh is gonna get her slapped

time to put some white girls on blast.

deaderafterdark said:
Kudos on posting the recent Japanese screen. There is so much art to explore, yet we tend to focus mostly on European ones.

medievalpoc:

Well, this is a blog about European art specifically, but I also feature early modern artwork of Europeans from Asia, Africa, and the Americas because it shows how globalized our world was in reality, as opposed to the idea that everyone was very isolated in the past.

I recommend checking out the Nanban/Namban tags for many more similar artworks featuring both white Europeans as well as Europeans of color, including Black and mixed race Portuguese and Spanish sailors and traders like these men:

image

I find it fascinating to look at these images because they are so far removed from American stereotypes about race. All of these men are Europeans, and they are depicted that way by the Japanese artist who made the screen.

mother + son

sirenlovesong:

ariannagrandeofficial:

big-chicken:

cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat

this cat lives in a show horse barn which is why it walks and runs that way

THIS CAT THINKS ITS A HORSE

sirenlovesong:

ariannagrandeofficial:

big-chicken:

cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat

this cat lives in a show horse barn which is why it walks and runs that way

THIS CAT THINKS ITS A HORSE

gradientlair:

Raven-Symoné is EXQUISITE. Like…this is incredible. So beautiful.  

i have to get back on facebook for the QOC group i’m on eboard for.

my face

of utter

disgust:

unparalleled.

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fandompocalypsecj:

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Ah yes, the great emu war. The one war Australian kids actually want to learn about in history class

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Ah yes, the great emu war. The one war Australian kids actually want to learn about in history class