@2 years ago with 1232 notes
#dreams #remember #my #responsibility #every #day #work #true 

mbalance:

And then the day came,
when the risk
to remain tight
in a bud
was more painful
than the risk
it took
to blossom.


Anais Nin

@2 years ago with 12 notes
#anais nin #writing #bud #bloom #risk #painful #day 

"Enlightenment is not a peak experience. Its a permanent shift in paradigm that deepens day by day."

Shinzen Young, “The Point of Contact” (via wordslessspoken)

(Source: inhabitude, via frankenstein-complex)

@2 years ago with 122 notes
#shinzen young #point #contact #enlightenment #experience #paradigm #day #deep #quote 

18 veterans commit suicide every day, another 1,000 attempt suicide every month, and suicides among this generation's active-duty soldiers and vets frequently break their own monthly records. 

mohandasgandhi:

Read this.

@2 years ago with 523 notes
#veteran #war #suicide #everyday #article #news #iraq #iran #present #day #soldiers 

Egyptians call for day of action to revive their 'stifled' revolution 

Egyptian activists have called for an international day of action to defend their country’s revolution, as global opposition mounts towards the military junta.

In a statement appealing for solidarity from the worldwide Occupy movement that has taken control of public squares in London, New York and hundreds of other cities, campaigners in Egypt claim their revolution is “under attack” from army generals and insist they too are fighting against a “1%” elite intent on stifling democracy and promoting social injustice.

The announcement came as Alaa Abd El Fattah, the jailed Egyptian revolutionary who has become a rallying figure for those opposed to the junta, had his appeal against detention refused by a military court. He and 30 other defendants accused of inciting violence against the military will remain in prison for at least 10 more days. The authorities could then choose to extend their incarceration indefinitely. This week a secret letter written by Abd El Fattah from inside his cell at Bab el-Khalq jail was published by the Guardian and the Egyptian newspaper al-Shorouk, laying bare the growing chasm between the ruling generals and grassroots activists who believe that their revolution has been hijacked.

In Thursday’s communique, which was jointly signed by a number of activist groups and published on the website of the “No to military trials” campaign, Egyptian protesters say that while global media attention has shifted elsewhere since the toppling of Hosni Mubarak in February, their struggle has continued.

“Again and again the army and the police have attacked us, beaten us, arrested us, killed us,” reads the statement. “And we have resisted, we have continued; some of these days we lost, others we won, but never without cost. Over a thousand gave their lives to remove Mubarak. Many more have joined them in death since. We go on so that their deaths will not be in vain.”

The statement reaffirms activists’ decision to withdraw all co-operation from the military justice system: “We now refuse to co-operate with military trials and prosecutions. We will not hand ourselves in, we will not submit ourselves to questioning. If they want us, they can take us from our homes and workplaces.”

It ends with a call for an international day of action on 12 November. “Nine months into our new military repression, we are still fighting for our revolution,” the activists conclude. “Our strength is in our shared struggle. If they stifle our resistance, the 1% will win – in Cairo, New York, London, Rome – everywhere. But while the revolution lives, our imaginations knows no bounds. We can still create a world worth living.

(Source: , via seymourbuhts)

@2 years ago with 94 notes
#egyptians #day #action #revolution #activism #movement #occupy #occupywallst #global #protest 
highflyingbirds:

boniverotica:

I asked Bon Iver to describe a perfect day. ‘We spend the morning picking wildflowers in the field near the one-room schoolhouse.  When the sun is high, we find a shade tree, spread out our Navajo blanket, and share a salad of organic arugula and some rosemary bread I baked.  You wear a picture hat and a linen romper.  I bring my banjo and play all your favorite Woody Guthrie songs.  In the evening, we smoke hand-rolled cigarettes and drink whiskey from a jam jar.  When the whiskey’s gone and we’ve smoked our last cigarette, we make love on the back porch with only the light of the fireflies to see each other by.’

^ damn.

i second that damn. i want a day like that.

highflyingbirds:

boniverotica:

I asked Bon Iver to describe a perfect day. ‘We spend the morning picking wildflowers in the field near the one-room schoolhouse.  When the sun is high, we find a shade tree, spread out our Navajo blanket, and share a salad of organic arugula and some rosemary bread I baked.  You wear a picture hat and a linen romper.  I bring my banjo and play all your favorite Woody Guthrie songs.  In the evening, we smoke hand-rolled cigarettes and drink whiskey from a jam jar.  When the whiskey’s gone and we’ve smoked our last cigarette, we make love on the back porch with only the light of the fireflies to see each other by.’

^ damn.

i second that damn. i want a day like that.

@2 years ago with 4583 notes
#bon iver #love #beautiful #perfect #day 
oldfilmsflicker:

Happy Birthday Timothy James ”Tim“ Curry (born 19 April 1946)

oldfilmsflicker:

Happy Birthday Timothy James ”Tim“ Curry (born 19 April 1946)

(Source: oldfilmsflicker, via sparklysubversivenouns-deactiva)

@2 years ago with 245 notes
#rocky horror picture show #tim curry #happy #birthday #naked day #birth #day #sexy #man 

guardiancomment:

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we asked 11 women from different countries to choose one reason we should celebrate this year.

• From the US: Jessica Valenti - let’s celebrate the backlash against sexism

• From Egypt: Adhaf Souef - let’s celebrate the women of Egypt’s revolution

• From India: Mari Marcel Thekaekara - let’s celebrate Indian women being more visible than ever

• From Sudan: Lubna Hussein - let’s celebrate the women of Sudan’s Nuba mountains

• From China: Lijia Zhan - let’s celebrate China leading the world in wealthy self-made women

• From Afghanistan: Orzala Ashraf Nemat - let’s celebrate Afghanistan’s grassroots activists

• From Norway: Maria Reinertsen - let’s celebrate more dad time for kids in Norway

• From Chile: Catalina May - let’s celebrate a belated discission about women’s rights in Chile

• From the UK: Anna Bird - let’s celebrate a new energy among UK feminist activists

• From Russia: Natalia Antonova - let’s celebrate women taking on the government

• From Saudi Arabia: Eman Al Nafjan - let’s celebrate the Saudi women’s driving campaign

Photographs: Reuters; Phil Moore for the Guardian; Manish Swarup/AP; AP; Janine Wiedel/Alam; AFP/Getty Images; David Wong/AP; AP

(via pantslessprogressive)

@2 years ago with 3304 notes
#women #day #international #cause #feminism #celebrate #progress #sexism 
bangified:

The association began with the 2006 film V for Vendetta. Anarchist hero V dons the visage of Guy Fawkes, the long-faced, goateed rebel who was part of a plot to blow up the British Parliament in on November 5, 1605.
Though Fawkes and his small team of plotters ultimately failed at their infamous Gunpowder Plot and were executed, their rebel spirit lives on. The day has been celebrated in the United Kingdom each year since, commemorating King James I for surviving the assassination attempt. But this year, 406 years later, the fanfare – or at least the famous face of political rebellion – takes a different form: the masked crusader has become the face of the Occupy Wall Street protests.
(PHOTOS: 2011: The Year of Guy Fawkes)

hell yeah, in honor of the day. 

bangified:

The association began with the 2006 film V for Vendetta. Anarchist hero V dons the visage of Guy Fawkes, the long-faced, goateed rebel who was part of a plot to blow up the British Parliament in on November 5, 1605.

Though Fawkes and his small team of plotters ultimately failed at their infamous Gunpowder Plot and were executed, their rebel spirit lives on. The day has been celebrated in the United Kingdom each year since, commemorating King James I for surviving the assassination attempt. But this year, 406 years later, the fanfare – or at least the famous face of political rebellion – takes a different form: the masked crusader has become the face of the Occupy Wall Street protests.

(PHOTOS2011: The Year of Guy Fawkes)

hell yeah, in honor of the day. 

(via bangified-deactivated20130321)

@2 years ago with 13 notes
#fawkes #king #james #plot #gun #powder #guy #occupy #struggle #protest #movement #social #change #mask #celebrate #day 
2 years ago
#dreams #remember #my #responsibility #every #day #work #true 
highflyingbirds:

boniverotica:

I asked Bon Iver to describe a perfect day. ‘We spend the morning picking wildflowers in the field near the one-room schoolhouse.  When the sun is high, we find a shade tree, spread out our Navajo blanket, and share a salad of organic arugula and some rosemary bread I baked.  You wear a picture hat and a linen romper.  I bring my banjo and play all your favorite Woody Guthrie songs.  In the evening, we smoke hand-rolled cigarettes and drink whiskey from a jam jar.  When the whiskey’s gone and we’ve smoked our last cigarette, we make love on the back porch with only the light of the fireflies to see each other by.’

^ damn.

i second that damn. i want a day like that.
2 years ago
#bon iver #love #beautiful #perfect #day 

mbalance:

And then the day came,
when the risk
to remain tight
in a bud
was more painful
than the risk
it took
to blossom.


Anais Nin

2 years ago
#anais nin #writing #bud #bloom #risk #painful #day 
oldfilmsflicker:

Happy Birthday Timothy James ”Tim“ Curry (born 19 April 1946)
2 years ago
#rocky horror picture show #tim curry #happy #birthday #naked day #birth #day #sexy #man 
"Enlightenment is not a peak experience. Its a permanent shift in paradigm that deepens day by day."
Shinzen Young, “The Point of Contact” (via wordslessspoken)

(Source: inhabitude, via frankenstein-complex)

2 years ago
#shinzen young #point #contact #enlightenment #experience #paradigm #day #deep #quote 
2 years ago
#women #day #international #cause #feminism #celebrate #progress #sexism 
18 veterans commit suicide every day, another 1,000 attempt suicide every month, and suicides among this generation's active-duty soldiers and vets frequently break their own monthly records.→

mohandasgandhi:

Read this.

2 years ago
#veteran #war #suicide #everyday #article #news #iraq #iran #present #day #soldiers 
bangified:

The association began with the 2006 film V for Vendetta. Anarchist hero V dons the visage of Guy Fawkes, the long-faced, goateed rebel who was part of a plot to blow up the British Parliament in on November 5, 1605.
Though Fawkes and his small team of plotters ultimately failed at their infamous Gunpowder Plot and were executed, their rebel spirit lives on. The day has been celebrated in the United Kingdom each year since, commemorating King James I for surviving the assassination attempt. But this year, 406 years later, the fanfare – or at least the famous face of political rebellion – takes a different form: the masked crusader has become the face of the Occupy Wall Street protests.
(PHOTOS: 2011: The Year of Guy Fawkes)

hell yeah, in honor of the day. 
2 years ago
#fawkes #king #james #plot #gun #powder #guy #occupy #struggle #protest #movement #social #change #mask #celebrate #day 
Egyptians call for day of action to revive their 'stifled' revolution→

Egyptian activists have called for an international day of action to defend their country’s revolution, as global opposition mounts towards the military junta.

In a statement appealing for solidarity from the worldwide Occupy movement that has taken control of public squares in London, New York and hundreds of other cities, campaigners in Egypt claim their revolution is “under attack” from army generals and insist they too are fighting against a “1%” elite intent on stifling democracy and promoting social injustice.

The announcement came as Alaa Abd El Fattah, the jailed Egyptian revolutionary who has become a rallying figure for those opposed to the junta, had his appeal against detention refused by a military court. He and 30 other defendants accused of inciting violence against the military will remain in prison for at least 10 more days. The authorities could then choose to extend their incarceration indefinitely. This week a secret letter written by Abd El Fattah from inside his cell at Bab el-Khalq jail was published by the Guardian and the Egyptian newspaper al-Shorouk, laying bare the growing chasm between the ruling generals and grassroots activists who believe that their revolution has been hijacked.

In Thursday’s communique, which was jointly signed by a number of activist groups and published on the website of the “No to military trials” campaign, Egyptian protesters say that while global media attention has shifted elsewhere since the toppling of Hosni Mubarak in February, their struggle has continued.

“Again and again the army and the police have attacked us, beaten us, arrested us, killed us,” reads the statement. “And we have resisted, we have continued; some of these days we lost, others we won, but never without cost. Over a thousand gave their lives to remove Mubarak. Many more have joined them in death since. We go on so that their deaths will not be in vain.”

The statement reaffirms activists’ decision to withdraw all co-operation from the military justice system: “We now refuse to co-operate with military trials and prosecutions. We will not hand ourselves in, we will not submit ourselves to questioning. If they want us, they can take us from our homes and workplaces.”

It ends with a call for an international day of action on 12 November. “Nine months into our new military repression, we are still fighting for our revolution,” the activists conclude. “Our strength is in our shared struggle. If they stifle our resistance, the 1% will win – in Cairo, New York, London, Rome – everywhere. But while the revolution lives, our imaginations knows no bounds. We can still create a world worth living.

(Source: , via seymourbuhts)

2 years ago
#egyptians #day #action #revolution #activism #movement #occupy #occupywallst #global #protest