“ The path isn’t a straight line; it’s a spiral. You continually come back to things you thought you understood and see deeper truths.
Unknown (via natural-magics)
“ I like to write about the things that we all go through, and don’t talk about as freely as we’d like to. I like to write about the things that kind of ping-pong around our minds, but never make it any further. If it can open up a heartfelt conversation about the human condition, especially within a somewhat apathetic generation, I want to tackle it, as artistically as possible.
“ In San Francisco last year, a man stabbed a woman in the face and arm after she didn’t respond positively to his sexually harassing her on the street.
In Bradenton, Fla., a man shot a high school senior to death after she and her friends refused to perform oral sex at his request.
In Chicago, a scared 15-year-old was hit by a car and died after she tried escaping from harassers on a bus.
Again, in Chicago, a man grabbed a 19-year-old walking on a public thoroughfare, pulled her onto a gangway and assaulted her.
In Savannah, Georgia, a woman was walking alone at night and three men approached her. She ignored them, but they pushed her to the ground and sexually assaulted her.
In Manhattan, a 29-year-old pregnant woman was killed when men catcalling from a van drove onto the sidewalk and hit her and her friend.
Last week, a runner in California — a woman — was stopped and asked, by a strange man in a car, if she wanted a ride. When she declined he ran her over twice.
FUCK YOU if you think that street harassment is a “compliment” or “no big deal” or that it’s “irrational” of us to be afraid because “what’s actually gonna happen.” Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you some more.
“ I hate the fact you always feel like you have to be going somewhere, like the end destination is to be finished, or to be happy. But truth is a lot of us are completely lost, and we don’t know, and that is also a state of mind, to not know who you are and where you’re going.
Lykke Li (via lykkeli)
An Earth Day-inspired daily cartoon by Mick Stevens: http://nyr.kr/1iFKAuT
“ If flowers can
how to bloom after
so can you.
“ What is your favorite word?”
“And. It is so hopeful.
Margaret Atwood (via beatboxgoesthump)