J’s, dressed in black, she.
Stalked, took pics of her kicks, me.
Name, you, wonder, i.
On the feast of Mama Mary the Immaculate.
Nelson Mandela’s Long Road to Freedom
“I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended” - Nelson Mandela
Revolutionary, anti-apartheid leader, peacemaker and world icon Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela died at his home in Johannesburg, South Africa, just before 9 p.m. local time on December 5, 2013. He was 95 years.
Mandela, who spent 27 years in jail for fighting the racist white rule of apartheid, gave his life to see the liberation of his people. His courage and resolution will forever serve as a great example of human dignity.
The world honors your memory. May you rest in peace, Madiba.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Stay safe everyone!
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i was uncertain to move forward and regretful to look back
swimming in a sea of my mistakes it was faith in myself i lacked
no matter how many times i fall and how many wounds i have to bear
i refuse to believe that life is never fair
perks of authority
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No direct translation.
Pride is too simple.
Nationalism is too narrow.
Heart is too literal.
But it’s what drives a group of men
To breathe ONE BREATH
Play as ONE TEAM
Work with ONE HEARTBEAT
To make the impossible possible.
>Vincent “Chot” Reyes<
Head Coach, Philippine National Basketball Team
The Amazing World of Gumball is one of my favorite cartoons. Every character on Gumball is some sort of nonhuman thing, like Teri, the paper doll girl at the far right. The first season used her for puns. Gumball (center) calls her personality “flat” in one episode. But the second season gave Teri a personality: She’s a hypochondriac. And it’s not because she’s made of paper. It’s because her mother is a doctor who has made poor Teri acutely aware that major illnesses start small.
I like that being a paper doll isn’t the cause of Teri’s personality, but a reflection of it. Everyone in Gumball’s class could be a real person, but what they are instead is a symbol for their true nature.
Every time i die. -Battery
I hear far too many news stories that make me think less of people and humanity as a whole. So many examples of cruelty, selfishness and greed.
Batkid’s story makes me believe in people.
Thousands turned out in San Francisco to support this kid. People took the day off of work, made signs and drove into the city just to make his day a little more special.
I think this guy on Twitter put it really well:
Good people do good things everyday, but so often we let the bad people and the bad things occupy our thoughts. The ones who want to “watch the world burn.” It’s quite easy to fall into a pattern of cynicism in regards to our fellow man. And we’re given good reason to doubt each other. The school shootings, the bombings, the bullying and suicides that result.
And there’s a lot of bad things that just happen, without someone to point a finger at. A typhoon hitting the Phillipines. An icy road on a dark night. Or a kid named Miles being born with leukemia.
We can’t stop all the bad things from happening. Or the bad people. But we can do things to help each other. To show each other that good exists and is more powerful than anything.
Batkid (Miles) and what the people of San Francisco did for him this week touched the entire world. It’s a reminder to everyone that what we do for one another really does make a difference.
"This city just showed you that it’s full of people ready to believe in good." - Batman, The Dark Knight
Miles’s wish was to be a superhero. Not to go to Disneyland, or meet a celebrity or get a bunch of toys. And even if he was drawn to the exciting lifestyle of Batman, or the cool costume… it was this kid’s wish to help people. To save them from bad guys and to make their lives better.
And I think he did it in a way he may never fully comprehend. By inspiring the people around him, he got us to feel love and dare I say a rare instance of pride in the human race.
I don’t want this to be a feel-good story that briefly touches us and then flitters away when the next tragedy strikes. I think we should make a conscious effort to remember it when the bad things happen, so that we can endure and have faith in one another.
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