1. If you’re always predetermining negative aspects of someone without truly knowing them, is placing that person in a box, and continuously shading their potential light.
    — Awakened Vibrations (via awakenedvibrations)
     
  2. 17:04

    Notes: 70

    Reblogged from aloofshahbanou

    Tags: pornographywarintersection

    aloofshahbanou:

    Pornography is inextricably bound to war

    Euro-American military tactics are strategically employed in very deliberate efforts to feminize and thus humiliate “the enemy,” torturing them into submission

    To be feminized is to be naked, to be frail, to be vulnerable, and to be effectively punished for this inferior status

    If the oppressor can use their powers to feminize “the enemy,” they can justify the most egregious acts of violence because their opponent was “asking for it,” because their opponent can be conceptualized and transformed into nothing more than a lowly, violable, abject target well-deserving of the tyranny of the world’s finest heteropatriarchs

     
  3. Necessary corollary: cultivate the ability to recognize which thoughts are negative.

    Necessary corollary: cultivate the ability to recognize which thoughts are negative.

     
  4. the-goddamazon:

    maarnayeri:

    I’ve been mulling over and ruminating in my thoughts these past couple weeks, desperately attempting to make sense of the senseless. Feverishly trying to patch and weave the pieces of history together to really understand and grapple with the calamities that have bestowed us today.

    Reality has begun to satirize itself. By the time we update the list of murdered Palestinians, the list is outdated. Four children are killed on the beach and Hamas is the culprit, despite being nowhere in sight. Israeli leaders can sign off hundreds of missiles into Gaza everyday and go on record to accuse Gazans of self inflicted genocide. 66 years after nakba, Israel has become the most funded and equipped nation in all of Asia per capita, as an individual country receive more aid by America than all of Africa, wage war and occupy illegal territory in most surrounding regions and claim to be in a precarious situation at the hands of those who it has massacred and laid cruel siege to.

    DIME bombs unearth entire societies, released on rehabilitation clinics and centers for the disabled and they are labelled human shields who were unfortunate and unintended, but an inevitable sacrifice and collateral damage. White phosphorous is abundantly and indiscriminately used in some of the most densely populated neighborhoods on Earth, while Israeli politicians gain interviews and are globally heralded as crusaders of a noble cause. Palestinian life has proven so cheap to many. More Palestinians have died in this week than Israelis have been injured in the past several years.

    Fact has become fiction and fiction becomes fact. 441 miles of apartheid wall that jeopardize agriculture and irrigation is security. Homes inhabited by several generations of families are obliterated in minutes to erect illegal Jewish settlements and is touted as a means of self determination. Billions of dollars continue to be funneled into a genocidal campaign touted around as a settler nation state’s right to self defense against a colonized populace that overwhelmingly relies on foreign aid and has been under heightened blockades with food and drink being counted to the individual calorie. Body count, political leverage and extensive history of settler brutality exemplify one reality. Media exemplifies another.

    Israel is the most transparent example of what settler colonial violence is in the age of neoliberalism. How it can deliberately target areas that are unanimously civilian populations and gets off with complete impunity. It distorts truth and history until it becomes eroded from public consciousness altogether. Palestinians are an illegitimate people and their indigenous villages were barren because in Zionist mythology, it was a land without a people for a people without a land. Colonial fabrications dominate public discourse, tangle themselves in media circuits and mock any and every intelligible and dignified approach to account for demolished villages, vibrant humans turned unidentifiable carnage and a military siege on what’s regularly referred to as the largest open air prison on Earth.

    The truth is this world failed Palestine. In every conceivable way. Refusing to divest was a failure on every student body member who voted otherwise. Providing arms and military aid was a failure and an obscene act of violence. Using revolutionary language and utilizing one genocide to lay the road for another was a tremendous failure. Invoking racist and Islamophobic rhetoric in a post 9/11 age to justify unjustifiable violence was a failure. Not holding one’s own government accountable for its enabling and apologist stances is a failure. These varied failures allowed this to take place and one day, perhaps not tomorrow or in a year or even in a decade, but the day will indeed arrive where we reminisce on this ongoing bloodshed and realize the ways in which both action and inaction was the catalyst in which this nightmare occurred.

    I don’t think I could have said it better myself.

     
  5. The night never wants to end, to give itself over
    to light. So it traps itself in things: obsidian, crows.
    Even on summer solstice, the day of light’s great
    triumph, where fields of sunflowers guzzle in the sun—
    we break open the watermelon and spit out
    black seeds, bits of night glistening on the grass.
    — Joseph Stroud, Night in Day (via fables-of-the-reconstruction)
     
  6. (Source: talesoftheeast)

     
  7. 22:11

    Notes: 31

    Reblogged from zerostatereflex

    Tags: mayflyemergenceradarbioskanyu

    zerostatereflex:

The Mayfly Emergence
 Awesome!
“The Mississippi River produced a massive radar echo as mayflies emerged from the water and became airborne. The mayflies were detectable on radar around 8:45 pm…The radar loop below shows the reflected radar energy (reflectivity) from 8:35 pm to just after midnight. The higher the values (greens to yellows) indicate greater concentrations of flies.”

(GIF via Wired)

    zerostatereflex:

    The Mayfly Emergence

     Awesome!

    “The Mississippi River produced a massive radar echo as mayflies emerged from the water and became airborne. The mayflies were detectable on radar around 8:45 pm…The radar loop below shows the reflected radar energy (reflectivity) from 8:35 pm to just after midnight. The higher the values (greens to yellows) indicate greater concentrations of flies.”

    (GIF via Wired)

     
  8. 21:58

    Notes: 6849

    Reblogged from zeffwolf

    Tags: basaltclifffaceverticalseakanyu

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    (Source: pleoros)

     
  9. Make me sweet again
    Fragrant, fresh, wild
    And thankful for any small event
    — Rumi (via saalik)
     
  10. thesensualstarfish:

 
     
  11. Don’t wear your long skirt to the beach
    they said
    you’ll get sand and sea foam
    all up in the hem
    she wants to get sand
    and sea foam
    all up in her hem
    with its wide flounce
    swirling around her ankles
    it is the perfect home
    for sea foam
    and sand
    she goes down to the sea
    in the clothes of her choosing
    of loosing
    around her body
    like tides
    in colors of rose
    and sand
    and shell
    to echo the shore
    she walks down
    shoeless
    thin string of tiny conus
    wrapped
    four times around her
    wrist
    soft dune
    sinks under the
    weight of her steps
    makes her feel
    every muscle
    in her feet
    and her calves
    makes her
    listen to
    the mother earth
    that bears her
    sea and sky are
    studies in grey
    pulling her soul
    out to
    the promise of winter
    here in
    the heart of
    summer
    the water runs cold
    between the bar
    and the strand
    gulls float as
    she searches for
    a speckled stone
    the sea gives her
    only a shard of shell
    grained like wood
    a pebble of rolled
    pumice
    speckled only to touch
    and a quail’s breast feather
    found
    in her pocket
    from she knows not where
    first spatters of rain
    say it’s time to go
    she follows her family
    to the tram
    but soul
    remains
    under the sand cliff
    where the swallows made
    their holes
    night will come
    and moon will rise
    paint its silver crescent
    in her hair
    and she will gather
    the wild blackberries
    crush them in her teeth
    stain her lips with them
    and areoles
    and every hidden place
    wait for salt
    on wind
    and foam
    on water
    and kiss
    of him
    on the other side
    of the horizon.


    ~ miaokuancha

    21 juillet, 2014

    “Don’t wear your long skirt to the beach.”

     
  12. So many people sang Sappho’s songs that she was called the tenth muse. Solon the Athenian law-giver, one of the seven sages, heard a boy singing a Sappho song. He asked the boy to teach it to him, “so that I may learn it and die.” As we pluck our guitars and banjos and do our best to sing her poems, we are in a line - a very fragmented line - of musicians who learned her songs in the centuries after she lived and some who now make songs inspired by her poems. She is so distant and so unknown to us, yet real and and achingly beautiful, like the rosy-fingered moon she described as pouring light over both the flowery fields and the salty sea. She shines her poetic light on us, as she has on so many others, across a distance of twenty-six centuries; but it’s “the same moonlight”.
    — 

    Chris Mason, ‘Bright Lyre Becomes Voice: Translating Sappho into Songs’, The Antioch Review 67 (2009)

    Chris Mason is a member of Old Songs, a band that translates ancient Greek poetry and sets it to music in an Appalachian folk style. You can listen to it here; it’s really, really good. 

    (via argonauticae)

     
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The end of a  dream…(El final de un sueño.)

    The end of a  dream…(El final de un sueño.)

    (Source: distantpassion)