“I don’t think we did go blind, I think we are blind, Blind but seeing, Blind people who can see, but do not see.”
— Blindness, by José Saramago
“Feminism is not about who opens the jar.

It is not about who pays for the date. It is not about who moves the couch. It is not about who kills the bugs. It is not about who cooks the dinner. It’s not even about who stays home with the kids, as long as the decision was made together, after thinking carefully about your situation and coming to an agreement that makes sense for your particular marriage and family.

It is about making sure that nobody ever has to do anything by “default” because of their gender. The stronger person should move the couch. The person who enjoys cooking more, has more time for it, and/or is better at it should do the cooking. Sometimes the stronger person is male, sometimes not. Sometimes the person who is best suited for cooking is female, sometimes not. You should do what works.

But it is also about letting people know that it is okay to change. If you’re a woman who wants to become stronger, that’s great. If you’re a man who wants to learn how to cook, that’s also great. You might start out with a relationship where the guy opens all the jars and the girl cooks all the meals, but you might find that you want to try something else. So try it.”

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Awakening | Takato Yamamoto

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“The wine we really drink is our own blood.
Our bodies ferment in these barrels.
We give everything for a glass of this.
We give our minds for a sip.”
— Jelaluddin Rumi, from The Essential Rumi

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Bluefooted

"Tarot, The Star"

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lalochezia
[la-low-kee-zee-ah]”
(noun) lalochezia is the state of emotional relief one achieves from using vulgar language. This satisfying feeling accompanied with the act of telling someone to f—k off is a great stress relief. If somebody accuses you of having a potty mouth, counteract their small-minded insult by explaining that copious amounts of lalochezia is helping you from punching them in the face. A little humor and intelligence always goes a long way.  (via wordsnquotes)

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“There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.”
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (via quotes-shape-us)
“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.”
Kurt Vonnegut (via introspectivepoet)
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Great Gatsby (via feellng)
“And don’t think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It’s quiet, but the roots are down there riotous.”
— Rumi (via thecalminside)
  • Men: Not ALL men.
  • Men to their daughters: Yes, all men. Every single one of them.