“There is immeasurably more left inside than what comes out in words. ” — Dostoevsky
"My father was very simple, but everyone respected him. The former president of India came to his funeral, even though we weren’t a wealthy or powerful family. Everyone saw my father as a peacemaker. Whenever there was a fight, he’d put himself in the middle and beg for it to stop. Once there were two groups of men fighting, and my father ran over to break up the fight. Someone threw a stone and it accidentally hit my father in the head. He was so respected, that as soon as the stone hit him, everyone went calm."
(New Delhi, India)
Blessed are the peacemakers.
When you’re stressed from having to deal with the RMV, sweating in your room after calming down a short-tempered boyfriend, dealing with changes with people you used to count on, and you have no phone.
But! You won small battles. You’re mostly moved in.You fixed your car. You tried with the RMV. You ate delicious free food all day at a neat job. You read Isaiah 40.
But mostly, you remember, YOU’RE SEEING THE NATIONAL AND NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL AND REALLY DOES LIFE GET BETTER THAN THAT. WHAT DO YOU EVEN HAVE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT.
Tonight, the resolution we all have been fighting for for so long has come to be. The Board of Directors has approved the sale of the company to the family of Arthur T. Demoulas and we are back in the building starting tomorrow! The entire management team including those fired and those who resigned will be back as well to start the process of rebuilding. Most importantly, ATD is back!!”
Not sure if those outside of New England have been following the Market Basket saga closely, but it’s an amazing story. It speaks volumes to the difference a strong leader makes when he promotes a culture of respect. The employees and those with ties to Market Basket showed that not only you can, but you should, stand up to fight for what you believe in even if it seems like the odds are against you. What an impact! The link takes you to a site that documented the story.
Claudia Roth Pierpont on how the struggle for civil rights shaped Nina Simone’s life and career, and on a controversial new movie, “Nina,” starring Zoe Saldana.
"I want to be a pilot so I can fly everywhere." (Dhana, Jordan)
I don’t want to forget this time. Because yet again, the Lord provided a job to live in a city I’m crazy about and a cute place to live with some sweet friends. And to find out the good news with my family was only fair. They of course are my biggest fans.
And it really was a great weekend with some of the people I love, just having fun fun fun.
Thankful I get to celebrate God’s goodness with my WHOLE family!!! #bestweekend (at Mass. Ave Bridge)
“She said ‘I love you and I want to spend my life with you.’ Then ten days later, we sat in a diner, and she said ‘I don’t want to be with you anymore.”
“What was your happiest moment with her?”
“The happiest times were just little moments of exuberance. Like when she jumped on my back because something swam up against her in the ocean. Or when we danced in the kitchen when the pizza arrived”
"Sorrow" by The National // Self-Portrait and Self-portrait with a Bandaged Ear by Vincent Van Gogh
SO IN LOVE WITH THIS TUMBLR. EEEEEEEEE!
Two of my favorites: Chvrches cover Arctic Monkeys’ ‘Do I Wanna Know?’
(There are few things I enjoy more than a good cover.)