There’s a fine line between civilized and uncivilized, human and animal. That we consistently insist on our superiority over “barbarians” is a testament to our innate perversion and inability to see the ‘other’ as human and dignified. Life is dignity and chaos intertwined and justice is an arbitrary will.
this place feels like a time capsule.
yesterday i submitted the most poorly developed draft for my fiction writing class.
prayer circle for when i workshop on wednesday.
until then, i will be slogging along with my thesis paper and other final papers.
An entire packet of Lindt milk chocolate truffles sits nearby, tempting me. Coaxing me to reach in, telling me 3 more won’t hurt.
Imagine a world that felt true sorrow and put its energy into preserving the lives of Afghans, Iranians, Iraqis, Pakistanis, Palestinians, Syrians, and Yemenis. Imagine a nation that didn’t need a song to stir up their humanity and instead made use of their analytical faculties and woke up.
♛ what would persephone wear » many would think the queen of the underworld would incorporate the flames within her clothes, but much to the contrary. the way she dresses reflects the way she feels; she is majestic and valuable, for her captor hades always makes sure she is provided the best, the most amazing stones cover her from head to toe as the unholy armor she so desperately needs to get through the day. but the shades of fabric only vary from ivory to the deepest black, which represent the dullness of what her life has become.
When a Muslim fraternity from the University of Texas at Dallas took to the streets to protest against domestic violence, these striking pictures made waves around the world. Muslim America rocks — we just don’t hear about it often.
While Muslim America can rock, this is not an example of it.
I knew there was a reason why these photos were bothering me.