I picked a book off my shelf during the storm just now and found this delightful passage underlined:

"I count among the most wonderful moments of we can experience as human beings those in which we’re walking around thinking we’re the only ones. I’m the only one who’s ever done this dumb thing. I’m the only one who’s ever had this random set of feelings. I’m the only one who’s ever suffered in such a way. And then we happen upon a poem or a song, a movie scene, a play, a page in a book, and we see ourselves. It’s as if the writer had stolen the thoughts directly from the dusty shelves in our minds or he or she had ripped the seemingly unique events from our vulnerable memories. The writer whispers, "It’s okay. Me too." It is a satisfying moment when you realize you’re not the only who thinks orange juice tastes funny after you brush your teeth. We collectively breathe a sigh of relief when we realize we are not alone in our thoughts, words, or deeds."


- Samara O’Shea in Note to Self

"When we are inspired, rather like when we are in love, we can feel both unintelligible to ourselves and most truly ourselves."

- British author and psychologist Adam Phillips (via mirfaan)
Source: mirfaan

"Not everyone will be happy at your success nor will everyone be saddened by your loss so be careful whom you share your personal matters with."

- Mufti Ismail Menk (via maarnayeri)


(via maarnayeri)

Source: islamic-art-and-quotes


Nkatoile - a Kenyan 4 Year Olds Bucket List

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Five dirty words journalists must learn to say without blushing

'Journalism is the best job in the world, and working with journalists is fun. They’re funny, irreverent, intelligent and excellent storytellers.
Still, as a group we tend to be arrogant, self-righteous and holier-than-thou (I include myself in this criticism). We tend to view ourselves as high priests of an exclusive profession and bearers of a special ethical standard that few others can live up to. We see ourselves as purer, more objective, less affected by the prejudices of the mere mortals we cover.’