I love this new painting of mine
"I keep thinking you already know. I keep thinking I’ve sent you letters that were only ever written in my mind."
why nicki is better than you could ever be
but, the thing is, she’s not
nicki’s saying any woman can be a queen and strong, that any woman can be as fierce as she is
She’s saying anyone can face that fear and YOU, you as in all women, all individuals are capable of standing up and being proud of yourselves.
you can be just as incredible as she is and she’s saying that right here, not that you can never reach the same level she’s currently at
i like her a lot
(Source: fuckyeahnickiminaj, via theelectricrelaxation)
“But I feel as if I did know Rue, and she’ll always be with me. Everything beautiful brings her to mind. I see her in the yellow flowers that grow in the Meadow by my house. I see her in the Mockingjays that sing in the trees. But most of all, I see her in my sister, Prim.”
Human touch: As Mandela lies dying, we should all shake his powerful hand - Winnipeg Free Press →
"In the Anishinaabe culture, we are taught two things that I think are relevant here. One is that when people undergo a great hardship, they obtain a certain spiritual power from surviving the ordeal. The other is that we are taught to shake hands with people like this in the hope that some of that power might rub off on us. This is why you sometimes see long lines at a powwow of people waiting to shake hands with a cancer survivor or grieving widow.
The world is filled with seemingly intractable dilemmas: from conflicts in the Middle East to the reconciliation between Canada and Anishinaabe people here at home. It is sometimes tempting to throw up our hands and say something like, “If only we had a Mandela, then we could solve this.” However, as the world turns its attention to this man once again and honours him, this a chance for us to shake hands with him in a metaphoric sense. We should remind ourselves of what he did for his people, for all South Africans and indeed, all of humanity.
Perhaps then some of his power will rub off on us, too.”.