"People don’t let women go as nuts. It’s OK for Hunter S. Thompson or Keith Richards to be active drug addicts, but women like Courtney Love are supposed to always be getting help. Not a lot of people have the balls to be that upfront and exposed and vulgar. Courtney tells you everything. I think it’s crazy, but I admire that."
savethesoulfish: Clinging to negativity, resentment and hate can be like a cancer. The burning remarks we imagine throwing at someone else always end up eating away at ourselves. Hate is always a cycle of self destruction. It destroys your eyes first, suddenly you can’t see what’s meaningful to you and what it would look like to be full of love. But there’s a secret cure: we don’t need a doctor; we all have the power to heal ourselves. We just need to embrace forgiveness and love. Suddenly we can see all the opportunities, meaning, and moments with loved ones in our lives and because since we can see them we can finally enjoy them fully. I wish on everyone who hates me or bears bad will towards me that they learn this, that they learn to love themselves and their lives, that they move past petty hate to accomplish amazing things and to become happy. This is a gift to myself more than it is to them. I am giving myself the freedom to enjoy the incredibly meaningful opportunities that are in front of me, to make the most of time with friends and family, and to fully share my love with the love of my life. To waste a single moment that I’m blessed enough to have with him feels like blasphemy.
"Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck."
The Dalai Lama
Day and night in Reykjavik
Day and night in Reykjavik
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) directed by Wes Anderson
"Maybe nothingness is to be without your presence,
without you moving, slicing the noon
like a blue flower, without you walking
later through the fog and the cobbles,
without the light you carry in your hand,
golden, which maybe others will not see,
which maybe no one knew was growing
like the red beginnings of a rose.
In short, without your presence: without your coming
suddenly, incitingly, to know my life,
gust of a rosebush, wheat of wind:
since then I am because you are,
since then you are, I am, we are,
and through love I will be, you will be, we will be."
Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia Dies, Transition Should Support Rights Reform
(Nairobi) – Ethiopia’s new leadership should commit to fundamental human rights reforms in the wake of the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. Meles’s death was announced by the Ethiopian state media on August 21, 2012.
Meles had been in power since 1991, when the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) lead a coalition of armed opposition groups in overturning the rule of Mengistu Haile Mariam.
Meles leaves a mixed legacy on human rights. Under his leadership the country has experienced significant, albeit uneven, economic development and progress. At the same time – particularly since the controversial 2005 elections – Ethiopia has seen a sharp deterioration in civil and political rights, with mounting restrictions on freedom of expression, association, and assembly.