Musings & Moments thru Working Lyte...: on being... →
lyteworks: when one does magic, one becomes magic. …a living, breathing, walking, charm who brings a peculiar exuberance to everyone and thing. embedded in this, i suppose, is why it was always my passions that were given precedence in my life. for me, my passions, they are an eternity of summer suns, in… On magic.
My soul’s been absorbed with Diallo’s case. I’ve worked as at domestic worker—I...– Andrea Plaid, BAAD ASS FEMINIST ACTIVIST Read the interview in its entirety. http://whereisyourline.org/2011/07/badass-activist-friday-presents-andrea-plaid/
The state of birth, suffering, love, and death are extreme states—extreme,...– James Baldwin
I prefer sinners and madmen, who can learn, who can change, who can teach-or...– James Baldwin
ten minute freewrite at 4.20 am.
jalylah: sigh warsanshire: - I have thrown my body around like an old excuse I have thrown my heart out like a kite like rice confetti like milk teeth behind me like salt behind me I have thrown away all of my pride I have thrown all of my prayers into the deep well of your mouth. You catch me, you’ve caught me honey I have nothing left. -
…Were it not for the Buddhadharma, I’m convinced that, as a (B)lack American and...– — Dr. Charles Johnson, Seattle, July 2002, Turning the Wheel: Essays on Buddhism and Writing (via afrolez)
youths are passed through schools that don’t teach, then forced to search for...– Huey P Newton (via foreverbroke)
Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself...– Buddha
I’ve not learned the acceptable way of saying you fascinate me…I’ve...– Nikki Giovanni
He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he...– Leo Tolstoy (love this quote)
Women’s suffering has often inspired admiration from audiences whose embrace of...– ann powers
I don’t bother writing about Fox News,” Chomsky said. “It is too easy. What I...– Noam Chomsky (via noam-chomsky)
Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that...– Pablo Picasso (via colourcollision) Gorgeousness from Pablo Picasso
It is in deep solitude that I find the gentleness with which I can truly love my...– Thomas Merton (via thesearepeopleyouknow) Yes!
Men who are afraid to feel must keep women around to do their feeling for them...– Audre Lorde. from “Man Child: A Black Lesbian Feminist’s Response”
Witchcraft is not a matter of faith, it is a matter of observation. We work with...– Zsuzsanna Budapest (via griotnomad)
What are the words you do not yet have? What do you need to say? What are the...– Audre Lorde. Word. Up.
Usually adult males who are unable to make emotional connections with the women...– (via dreamhampton1)
Alice Walker Exclusive Interview on Smiley & West →
afrolez: Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple and more recentlyHard Times Require Furious Dancing, gives an exclusive account of her sabotaged flotilla mission to Gaza. “It is great that women of Color have publicly joined the struggle to end the occupation. If we believe in freedom and justice for everyone. We must end the apartheid regime in Palestine like we did in South Africa and in...
The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.– Michael Althsuler (via bhargette)
If you’re silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.– Zora Neale Hurston (via wllc)
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.– Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1918)
As a recovering people-pleaser, I often need to remind myself that what really...– Lori Deschene creator of the Tiny Buddha blog
15 of the Deadliest Corporations →
Scary statistics. westaylifted: These corporations, if they were individual human beings, would be locked up for life. Instead, they continue raking in the big bucks. Human rights abuses, murder, war, eco disasters, and animal exploitation keep these evil companies raking in the green. Prepare to be disgusted. I don’t think the list is in any particular order. Even if you don’t agree with...
By amending our mistakes, we get wisdom. By defending our faults, we betray an...– The Sutra of Hui Neng (via afrolez)
Loves music. Loves dance. Loves the moon. Loves the Spirit. Loves love and food...– Alice Walker (via thecolorpurple3) always a favorite.