Close some doors today. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere.
Paulo Coelho (via positive-nature)

(Source: is-vero)

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bcapitalized:

“Tell Me Again”Tell me again why we should forgetI see that you haven’t forgotten Pearl Harbor yetTell me again why you say you can’tYou paid everyone else for their time in the campsTell me again why we should ignoreThe many times you said “you’re mama’s a whore”Tell me again why because we fail to seeThe reasons you hung all our men from a treeTell me again why our history you chokedFor chaining us, killing us, suppressing our voteTell me again why we should share your terrorOur enemy’s long been who you see in the mirrorTell me again why you wouldn’t relentFrom calling our ancestors niggers and wenchTell me again why so we’ll understandAnd please with a straight face if you think you canTell me again why those little girls diedFor once tell the truth not another ‘white lie’Tell me again why now that you live in fearIt’s about time you felt what we felt all those yearsTell me again why because we’re not insaneWe know no one’s cornered the market on painTell me again why is it you find?When you cry your tears they are wet just like mineTell me again why, we pray that you tellWhy when we made your heaven you gave us pure hellTell me again why what is your excuseWhy you won’t compensate us for all your abuseTell me again why because our ancestors needTo hear that you’re sorry for your hate and greedTell me again why, why should we forgiveThe ones who detest the mere fact that we liveI’ll tell you why if I may be so boldWe have to forgive you to save our own souls.From the gospel musical “Reaching For Freedom” by Jay Arrington

bcapitalized:

“Tell Me Again”

Tell me again why we should forget
I see that you haven’t forgotten Pearl Harbor yet
Tell me again why you say you can’t
You paid everyone else for their time in the camps

Tell me again why we should ignore
The many times you said “you’re mama’s a whore”
Tell me again why because we fail to see
The reasons you hung all our men from a tree

Tell me again why our history you choked
For chaining us, killing us, suppressing our vote
Tell me again why we should share your terror
Our enemy’s long been who you see in the mirror

Tell me again why you wouldn’t relent
From calling our ancestors niggers and wench
Tell me again why so we’ll understand
And please with a straight face if you think you can

Tell me again why those little girls died
For once tell the truth not another ‘white lie’
Tell me again why now that you live in fear
It’s about time you felt what we felt all those years

Tell me again why because we’re not insane
We know no one’s cornered the market on pain
Tell me again why is it you find?
When you cry your tears they are wet just like mine

Tell me again why, we pray that you tell
Why when we made your heaven you gave us pure hell
Tell me again why what is your excuse
Why you won’t compensate us for all your abuse

Tell me again why because our ancestors need
To hear that you’re sorry for your hate and greed
Tell me again why, why should we forgive
The ones who detest the mere fact that we live

I’ll tell you why if I may be so bold
We have to forgive you to save our own souls.

From the gospel musical “Reaching For Freedom” by Jay Arrington

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benandcandace:

The Many Faces of Peggy Moffitt. Illustrations by Ben & Candace.

benandcandace:

The Many Faces of Peggy Moffitt. Illustrations by Ben & Candace.

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indypendent-thinking:

A baby unicorn! How have I lived this long without this? (via rhino babyhead by mudstuff on Etsy)

indypendent-thinking:

A baby unicorn! How have I lived this long without this? (via rhino babyhead by mudstuff on Etsy)

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indypendent-thinking:

Generations (via http://www.etsy.com/listing/79278577/dum-dum-dum-fine-art-photographic-print)

Creepy in a good way.

indypendent-thinking:

Generations (via http://www.etsy.com/listing/79278577/dum-dum-dum-fine-art-photographic-print)

Creepy in a good way.

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indypendent-thinking:

Generations (via http://www.etsy.com/listing/79278577/dum-dum-dum-fine-art-photographic-print)

Creepy in a good way.

indypendent-thinking:

Generations (via http://www.etsy.com/listing/79278577/dum-dum-dum-fine-art-photographic-print)

Creepy in a good way.

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holygoddamnshitballs:

Twins Come Out To Their Parents and Catch It All On Camera

Rarely do coming out stories involve twins making the big announcement together.

Luke and Adam Monastero, 21-year-old fraternal twins from Canada, have known they were gay since they were about 4 years old but didn’t tell each other until recently. After coming out to each other and most of their friends, they decided it was time to tell their parents — and they secretly recorded the whole thing on camera.

At the end of the video, both twins seem elated by the weight lifted off their shoulders. “We’re officially out of the closet! I’m a free man! I feel alive!” they tell the camera.

"I feel like my parents’ reactions were completely better than any of us thought they were going to be, and hopefully this will show you guys that people don’t really care and your parents will love you no matter what," Luke says.

"That’s kind of why we’re making these videos — to just show people that are gay in the closet you know you can just be who you are and not to be afraid," Adam adds.

Well done, guys.

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criterioncollection:

William Greaves, October 8, 1926 – August 25, 2014.

criterioncollection:

William Greaves, October 8, 1926 – August 25, 2014.

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heroineheroine:

I saw this on my twitter timeline …
Just let this sink in please ….

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did-you-kno:

This giant carpet in Brussels is actually 750,000 begonias that were displayed in honor of Belgium’s Turkish immigrants. Source

did-you-kno:

This giant carpet in Brussels is actually 750,000 begonias that were displayed in honor of Belgium’s Turkish immigrants. Source

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odditiesoflife:

Thai Twins in Amsterdam, 1968
Most likely exotic dancers or escorts, these twins are donning the latest of 1960’s fashion complete with big beehive hairdos and micro miniskirts. The photograph was taken by Dutch photographer Theo van Houts in Amsterdam.

odditiesoflife:

Thai Twins in Amsterdam, 1968

Most likely exotic dancers or escorts, these twins are donning the latest of 1960’s fashion complete with big beehive hairdos and micro miniskirts. The photograph was taken by Dutch photographer Theo van Houts in Amsterdam.

(Source: digilander.libero.it)

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