Don’t do it. Don’t go to that job you hate. Do something you love today. Ride a roller coaster. Swim in the ocean. Go to the airport and get on the next flight to anywhere just for the fun of it. Maybe stop a spinning globe with your finger and then plan a trip to that very spot; even if it’s in the middle of the ocean you can go by boat. Eat some type of ethnic food you’ve never even heard of. Stop a stranger and ask her to explain her greatest fears and her secret hopes and aspirations in detail and then tell her you care because she is a human being. Sit down on the sidewalk and make pictures with colorful chalk. Close your eyes and try to see the world with your nose—allow smells to be your vision. Catch up on your sleep. Call an old friend you haven’t seen in years. Roll up your pant legs and walk into the sea. See a foreign film. Feed squirrels. Do anything! Something! Because you start a revolution one decision at a time, with each breath you take. Just don’t go back to that miserable place you go every day.
Matthew Quick, Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock (via simply-quotes)
أحْبَبتُكِ مُرغَماً ليسَ لأنكِ الأجمل ، بل لأنكِ الأعمق فعاشقُ الجمالِ فى العادةِ أحمق .. I was compelled to love you Not because you are the fairest, but because you are the deepest For a lover of beauty is usually a fool -
I didn’t fall in love
I walked to it in steady steps
With eyes wide open
I am standing in love
Not falling in love
I want you with every bit of consciousness in me.
- Ghada Al Samman
Once someone’s hurt you, it’s harder to relax around them, harder to think of them as safe to love. But it doesn’t stop you from wanting them.
silence is the language of god,
all else is poor translation.
Portraits of Afghan refugee children in Pakistan
For more than three decades, Pakistan has been home to one of the world’s largest refugee communities: hundreds of thousands of Afghans who have fled the repeated wars and fighting in their country. Whole generations of Afghan children have been born and raised in Pakistan, often living in poverty and uncertainty.
Photographed by Muhammed Muheisen/AP