"Until Lions tell their tale, the story of the hunt will always glorify the hunter."
@1 month ago with 468 notes
#k'naan #one of my all time favorite songs
African Proverb (via keywrites
"Until the lion learns to speak
the tales of hunting will be weak” - K’naan
"Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again. And what do we teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are? We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel. And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel? You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children."
@1 month ago with 308 notes
There’s this app on my phone called the gratitude journal. Every day it prompts me to write something I’m grateful for, even if it’s the smallest thing. It’s nice ‘cause whenever I’m feeling bad I just scroll through all the things I’ve written so far and it makes me feel a bit more hopeful and reminds me of the many things I’ve been blessed with, Alhamdulillah.
Downloading this now
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“My parents were always fighting. They weren’t very supportive. I used to be bitter about it. I was caught up on how my life could have been different if I had better parents. How things would have been different if x, y, and z had happened. But then you get older and you realize maybe they didn’t have the capacity to give you what you needed. They couldn’t understand you, just like you couldn’t understand them. You realize they were dealing with their own disappointments. And you even start to think, ‘Maybe I could have been a better son.’”