Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.
— Chuck Klosterman - Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story (via hadaes
What separates us from the animals, what separates us from the chaos, is our ability to mourn people we’ve never met.
— Author David Levithan in his book “Love is the Higher Law” (via thinkandbefree
You won’t allow me to go to school.
I won’t become a doctor.
One day you will be sick.
Poem written by an 11 year old Afghan girl
This poem was recorded in a NYT magazine article about female underground poetry groups in Afghanistan. An amazing article about the ways in which women are using a traditional two line poetry form to express their resistance to male oppression, their feelings about love (considered blasphemous).
Here’s the link
Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.