Palestinian girls play on the first day of Eid al-Fitr in a United Nations school where dozens of families have sought refuge after fleeing their homes in fear of Israeli airstrikes, in Jabaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip on July 28, 2014. (Khalil Hamra/AP)

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Dhammapada, chapter 4 - verse 48: Flowers


The person obsessed
 With gathering flowers,
Insatiable for sense pleasures,
Is under the sway of Death.

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"Her touch is very seductive. I don’t even like her, but when she starts to touch me, I suddenly become totally vulnerable to her. It’s frightening."

- Mary Gaitskill, “Trying to Be” from Bad Behavior. (via batarde)

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Artist : Mehari 
Song : Long Way Home 
Album : All This Time - EP [2014]

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"When you look deeply into your anger, you will see that the person you call your enemy is also suffering. As soon as you see that, the capacity of accepting and having compassion for them is there."

- Thich Nhat Hanh (via thecalminside)

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A Coming Storm

Sanford Gifford, American, 1823-1880

1863, retouched and redated in 1880

Oil on canvas

Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Israel has instituted a no-man’s land 3 km deep into the Gaza Strip, shrinking the territory by 40%. I want a zionist to explain where Palestinians are supposed to go. How are 1.8 million refugees supposed to take cover from Israeli missiles?

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now, teddy. teddy. everything takes work. we’ll straighten it out. you know. you gotta work hard to be comfortable. yeah, a lot of people kid themselves, you know. they-they know when they were born, they know where they’re goin’, they know whether they’re gonna go to heaven, whether they’re gonna go to hell. they think they know that. they kid themselves. right? but the only people, who are, you know, happy, are the people who are comfortable. that’s right. now, you take, uh, uh, carol, right? a dingbat, right? A ding-a-ling. a dingo. that’s what people think she is,’cause that’s the truth they want to believe. but, uh, you put her in another situation, right? put her in a situation that’s tough. stress. where she’s up against something, you’ll see she’s no fool. right. ‘cause what’s your truth, is my falsehood, what’s my falsehood is your truth and vice versa. well, look. look at me, right? i’m only happy when i’m angry, when i’m sad, when i can play the fool, when i can be what people want me to be rather than be myself.

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“Words are all we have” — Samuel Becket

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Renovation of the main theater at The Charles seems to be complete. Same huge space, new high-back chairs.

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"The test of one’s decency is how much of a fight one can put up after one has stopped caring, and after one has found out that one can never please the people they wanted to please."

- Willa Cather (via alexithymiadaily)

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#127- Wings of Desire (1987)
"I now know what no angel knows."

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Mass Incarceration: 21 Amazing Facts About America’s Obsession With Prison | Activist Post

#1 There are more than 2.4 million people behind bars in America as you read this article.

#2 Since 1980, the number of people incarcerated in U.S. prisons has quadrupled.

#3 The incarceration rate in the United States is more than 4 times higher than the incarceration rate in the UK and more than 6 times higher than the incarceration rate in Canada.

#4 Approximately 12 million people cycle through local jails in the U.S. each and every year.

#5 Overall, the United States has the largest prison population and the highest incarceration rate in the entire world.

#6 Approximately one out of every four prisoners on the entire planet are in U.S. prisons, but the United States only accounts for about five percent of the total global population.

#7 The state of Maryland (total population 5.9 million) has more people in prison than Iraq (total population 31.9 million).

#8 The state of Ohio (total population 11.6 million) has more people in prison than Pakistan (total population 192.1 million).

#9 Incredibly, 41 percent of all young people in America have been arrested by the time they turn 23.

#10 Between 1990 and 2009 the number of Americans in private prisons increased by about 1600 percent.

#11 At this point, private prison companies operate more than 50 percent of all “youth correctional facilities” in this nation.

#12 There are more African-Americans under “correctional supervision” right now than were in slavery in the United States in 1850.

#13 Approximately 90 percent of those being held in prisons in the United States are men.

#14 The incarceration rate for African-American men is more than 6 times higher than it is for white men.

#15 An astounding 37.2 percent of African-American men from age 20 to age 34 with less than a high school education were incarcerated in 2008.

#16 Police in New York City conducted nearly 700,000 “stop-and-frisk searches” in 2011 alone.

#17 The “SWATification” of America has gotten completely and totally out of control.  Back in 1980, there were only about 3,000 SWAT raids in the United States for the entire year.  Today, there aremore than 80,000 SWAT raids in the United States every single year.

#18 Illegal immigrants make up approximately 30 percent of the total population in our federal, state and local prisons.

#19 The average “minimum security” inmate in federal prison costs U.S. taxpayers $21,000 a year.

#20 The average “maximum security” inmate in federal prison costs U.S. taxpayers $33,000 a year.

#21 Overall, it costs more than 60 billion dollars a year to keep all of these people locked up.

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Seductive kitty

How you feline? Cause you purrfect, I’m not kitten…

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James Joyce' dirty letters

Invading privacy is fun—when it’s the privacy of a canonized author.

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