Too many Americans are mistaking feeling for thinking.– Irshad Manji, Wall Street Journal, A Muslim Reformer on the Mosque. I was lucky enough to work with Ms. Manji on an anti-stoning project through NYU’s Moral Courage Project and the film The Stoning of Soraya M. She’s a mind to watch. I am in no place to discuss Islam, I have friends...
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.– Anaïs Nin
All of us, whether or not we are warriors, have a cubic centimeter of chance...– Carlos Castaneda
my relationship with jess hodge, via text
Me: Remember that time you convinced the guy at starbucks to let us use the bathroom? lol you have powers.
Jess: haha y u remember the sbux thing?? are u stranded and have to pee??
Me: Haha at the moment i was but not anymore.
Jess: hahaha ahh sweet relief! thx for thinking of me at all occasions!
Never take naps at midnight
When you wake up at 1AM everything is surreal and emotional. There’s a Woody Allen movie playing and making me feel things, Jean-Luc Godard is missing (actually I think he is hiding), I have heartburn, I went from being flat broke to having a lot of money thanks to the state of New York. OVERLOAD.
I feel like if you are someone’s friend you should just show up now and then and...– mercy bell guess i better start eating tacos… (via maryannasokol) sometimes i’m wise, like, in a valley girl way.
A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is...– Antoine de Saint Exupery, a French writer & aviator (via creativemigration)
New York there’s that sense if you don’t move quickly or do the...– Anthony Bourdain Or do what you’re doing better.
8 Tips for writing from Flannery O'Connor... →
I love Flannery with ridiculous heaps of love. If you’ve never partaken of her work know a) LOST references her b) Sufjan Stevens references her c) she was dying while she wrote most of her work d) she was sarcastic about it. Now go read short story of the ages, A Good Man is Hard to Find and feel mini explosions all throughout your body.
I try to make things fascinatinger.– Ira Glass, in this interview. (via jmmbb)
You should all see Winter’s Bone. It is hands down one of the top 10 best acted films I’ve ever seen and it’s all unknowns who look like they got hired off a trailer park. It’s a completely depressing and thrilling crime noir set in the Ozarks. It has the same plot as a dime-a-dozen New Jersey mafia films but it’s actually exciting. I kept thinking Jennifer Lawrence...
NYTimes: When An Arab Enclave Thrived Downtown →
Conjure, for a moment, a place just steps from City Hall but a world apart. Salaam. Good to remember during the ridiculous xenophobic goings-on of the moment. Thank you Dr. Lisa Knauer for calling this article to attention.
“Seasons of Love” Original Broadway...
Harvard Magazine: The Mindfulness Chronicles - On... →
“Mindfulness, she tells the medical school audience, is the process of actively noticing new things, relinquishing preconceived mindsets, and then acting on the new observations. Much of the time, she says, our behavior is mindless. She recounts one of her favorite anecdotes: ‘I once went to make a purchase and I gave [the cashier] my credit card and she saw it wasn’t signed.’...
Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the...– Rainer Maria Rilke
A family in my sister’s neighborhood was recently stricken with a double...– Elizabeth Gilbert What do we owe to each other, really? Are we wasting our energy on petty responsibilities and courtesies that society says we owe each other when in fact there is more deep and pressing, sacrificial work to do we should save our efforts for?
someday i will invent the falafel taco or falafel...
Some of my favorite travel lit (or rather books that heavily feature travel). Obscure/recent/quirky recommendations please. I’ve already read Kerouac and Chatwin and Greene and a lot of the canon. The Dark and Stormy: Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, the Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder (Haiti, Russia) The Oath: A Surgeon Under Fire by Dr. Khassan Baiev...
“From the Mouth of Gabriel” Sufjan...
have you ever looked around while in the midst of faking it to realize that...– beth hommel amen girl, amen.
don’t be afraid of loneliness some refugee beside itself instead of what you’ve got. - “from the mouth of gabriel”
I’m so into life right now!– Jax
kristinetuna: julie peel- “fall asleep (cover)” ...
Steve Eats: Tainted Eggs! →
It seems like every year there’s some kind of national outbreak of contaminated food. This is one of the many problems with having our food mass-produced in one place. Now most of the country is worried that they may have eggs from this one factory in Iowa that has recalled their eggs due to a… Amen brother Steve.
macyk: Winter Winds - Mumford & Sons and my...
last year this time
i had intense financial issues hanging over my head, was broke as a bottle in a gang fight, was battling the flu, and i was gonna give up music. but i met an australian named emma and her cellist friend anita who inspired me into giving it a try for one more week while they were in town. so one night i put on a black dress, drank some strong coffee, and followed a hunch. and everything changed.
What we do with each other has a time limit, and it doesn’t recur.– Rafael Yglesias, author of A Happy Marriage, who lost his wife to cancer (via jfisfoxfur) This hit me like cold water to a raw heart.
After I said I was "post-hug"
Cat: What have you been doing tonight, mercy?! Mercy: No I’ve been totally normal! Cat: Like a drunk but not right?