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The beauty of what you love is what you are. - a remix of Rumi's "Let the beauty of what you love be what you do"


"I said to the the sun “tell me about the big bang." The sun said: "it hurts to become."" — Andrea Gibson, I Sing the Body Electric, Especially when my Power’s Out


It will hurt a great deal, so I am starting closer to the middle - S.F.
Ñ humansofnewyork:

"It was amazing to me how actors like Denzel Washington could reach out and affect people, even in The Gambia where I lived. So I decided I had to be an actor. My father prayed for me for 5 minutes on the runway. He was holding onto my hand and praying over and over, and I could see everyone watching from the windows of the plane. It was a little embarrassing but he would not let go. Finally he told me: ‘Now go to America. But do not forget where you came from.’ I first flew to Oklahoma, because I knew other Gambians there, but I was running out of money, and I was eating nothing but noodles, and one day it got so bad that my nose started bleeding. And I said to myself: ‘How am I going to be an actor in Oklahoma? If I’m going to be hungry, I’m going to be hungry in New York.’ So I borrowed money for a Greyhound bus, and I rode for two days on that bus. And for the whole ride, I had nothing but water."

This is truly working hard for a dream or even a calling. Like dancer who dances until their toes bleed. 

humansofnewyork:

"It was amazing to me how actors like Denzel Washington could reach out and affect people, even in The Gambia where I lived. So I decided I had to be an actor. My father prayed for me for 5 minutes on the runway. He was holding onto my hand and praying over and over, and I could see everyone watching from the windows of the plane. It was a little embarrassing but he would not let go. Finally he told me: ‘Now go to America. But do not forget where you came from.’ I first flew to Oklahoma, because I knew other Gambians there, but I was running out of money, and I was eating nothing but noodles, and one day it got so bad that my nose started bleeding. And I said to myself: ‘How am I going to be an actor in Oklahoma? If I’m going to be hungry, I’m going to be hungry in New York.’ So I borrowed money for a Greyhound bus, and I rode for two days on that bus. And for the whole ride, I had nothing but water."

This is truly working hard for a dream or even a calling. Like dancer who dances until their toes bleed. 

D 09/07/2014
Posted by humansofnewyork

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Ñ humansofnewyork:

"I don’t think people realize how hurtful of a word ‘still’ can be. So many times people have asked me if I’m ‘still’ chasing my dream of being on television, with a tone that implies I’ll eventually be giving up."

I also don’t think people realize how hurtful the word “potential” can be too. 

humansofnewyork:

"I don’t think people realize how hurtful of a word ‘still’ can be. So many times people have asked me if I’m ‘still’ chasing my dream of being on television, with a tone that implies I’ll eventually be giving up."

I also don’t think people realize how hurtful the word “potential” can be too. 

D 09/07/2014
Posted by humansofnewyork

Reblogged from humansofnewyork
Ñ humansofnewyork:

"What do you feel most guilty about?""That I live on the West Coast, and my mom lives here on her own. I’m here on business, so I just got to visit her. My friend calls these ‘lightbulb trips.’ When you visit your older parent after not seeing them for awhile, and there’s something simple they need you to do, like a burned out lightbulb that they need you to reach, and you realize that if you hadn’t come, they’d have been sitting in the dark."

This is profound.

humansofnewyork:

"What do you feel most guilty about?"
"That I live on the West Coast, and my mom lives here on her own. I’m here on business, so I just got to visit her. My friend calls these ‘lightbulb trips.’ When you visit your older parent after not seeing them for awhile, and there’s something simple they need you to do, like a burned out lightbulb that they need you to reach, and you realize that if you hadn’t come, they’d have been sitting in the dark."

This is profound.

D 09/07/2014
Posted by humansofnewyork

Reblogged from humansofnewyork
Ñ flavorpill:

J.K. Rowling’s Newest Story Caters to a Harry Potter Audience That’s All Grown Up by Alison Herman

No shade to The Hunger Games or John Green, but no YA phenomenon is ever likely to recapture the sheer scope of the mid-aughts Harry Potter craze. With seven core books, multiple spin-offs, eight movies, an amusement park, and at least one more film written by J.K. Rowling herself, the Potter franchise is almost as impressive for its longevity as for its initial popularity. Part of theHarry Potterbooks’ long shelf life is thanks to Rowling’s impressive willingness to keep fans supplied with new information via the gradual rollout of fan sitePottermore. The updates are mostly tidbits of wizard history in the form of world-building details or character bios, but today Pottermore unveiled the mother lode: a 1,500-word update on Harry’s life, in the form of a delightfully passive-aggressive dispatch from gossip reporter and occasional beetle Rita Skeeter. 
To view the story in full requires a Pottermore log-in, and even then, access isn’t guaranteed — the site predictably crashed almost instantly. The Internet always takes care of its own, however, so hats off toTumblr user accioslothspleasefor posting screenshots. Anyway, on to the close reading!
In a nod to a certain sporting event the rest of the world is still paying attention to, Skeeter’s column comes to us from the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. As obsessives already know, Harry Potter is set to turn 34 at the end of the month, putting us a few years shy of the only other insight Rowling’s given into the future of her protagonist: the 19-years-later epilogue to the original series, in which Harry (and his convincingly aged on-screen avatar) sends his son Albus Severus off to Hogwarts from Platform 9 3/4.

READ MORE on Flavorwire

flavorpill:

J.K. Rowling’s Newest Story Caters to a Harry Potter Audience That’s All Grown Up by Alison Herman

No shade to The Hunger Games or John Green, but no YA phenomenon is ever likely to recapture the sheer scope of the mid-aughts Harry Potter craze. With seven core books, multiple spin-offs, eight movies, an amusement park, and at least one more film written by J.K. Rowling herself, the Potter franchise is almost as impressive for its longevity as for its initial popularity. Part of theHarry Potterbooks’ long shelf life is thanks to Rowling’s impressive willingness to keep fans supplied with new information via the gradual rollout of fan sitePottermore. The updates are mostly tidbits of wizard history in the form of world-building details or character bios, but today Pottermore unveiled the mother lode: a 1,500-word update on Harry’s life, in the form of a delightfully passive-aggressive dispatch from gossip reporter and occasional beetle Rita Skeeter. 

To view the story in full requires a Pottermore log-in, and even then, access isn’t guaranteed — the site predictably crashed almost instantly. The Internet always takes care of its own, however, so hats off toTumblr user accioslothspleasefor posting screenshots. Anyway, on to the close reading!

In a nod to a certain sporting event the rest of the world is still paying attention to, Skeeter’s column comes to us from the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. As obsessives already know, Harry Potter is set to turn 34 at the end of the month, putting us a few years shy of the only other insight Rowling’s given into the future of her protagonist: the 19-years-later epilogue to the original series, in which Harry (and his convincingly aged on-screen avatar) sends his son Albus Severus off to Hogwarts from Platform 9 3/4.

READ MORE on Flavorwire

D 09/07/2014
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Ñ humansofnewyork:

"My family made me come. But I hate it. I can’t get a job because I have a lot of accent. I was an assistant manager at a big jewelry store in the Dominican Republic, now I clean tables. We had a big house there. Now we live in a small apartment. If I was home right now, I’d be in a very nice restaurant, on the beach, laughing with my friends. Not sitting alone on a bench, trying to learn English. There I was a princess. Here I am an immigrant. A servant."

I am learning more and more how rich my culture really is and how deprived I have been. I can not say I am in the exact position as the Park-Bench Princess, but I do understand the struggle of assimilating to a foreign culture and lifestyle.

humansofnewyork:

"My family made me come. But I hate it. I can’t get a job because I have a lot of accent. I was an assistant manager at a big jewelry store in the Dominican Republic, now I clean tables. We had a big house there. Now we live in a small apartment. If I was home right now, I’d be in a very nice restaurant, on the beach, laughing with my friends. Not sitting alone on a bench, trying to learn English. There I was a princess. Here I am an immigrant. A servant."

I am learning more and more how rich my culture really is and how deprived I have been. I can not say I am in the exact position as the Park-Bench Princess, but I do understand the struggle of assimilating to a foreign culture and lifestyle.

D 09/07/2014
Posted by humansofnewyork

Reblogged from humansofnewyork

Filipino artist Noel Cruz transforms mass-produced dolls to create stunningly realistic one-of-a-kind figures of celebrities.” 

This is beyond awesome! Someone please hire this artist!

(Source: facebook.com)

p 07/07/2014
Posted by wheredidcamillego

Reblogged from hey-hey-shutthefuckup
p 07/07/2014
Posted by kittiezandtittiez

Reblogged from nightmarefeast

» 31 Places Bookworms Would Rather Be Right Now

Beyond awesome places to relax and read your favorite books or listen to your most favorite soothing songs.

I want all these places nearby.

> 30/06/2014

inthepresenceofothers:

Omar Holmon - “Contingency Plan”

"When the lines become a mantra of repetition, take it as a sign you’ve gotten to comfortable in staged movements and rehearsed feelings…"

"The best moments on stage, are those dropped lines that make the poet bleed human…"

q 30/06/2014
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