— lena dunham
(Source: The New York Times)
He, too, blamed the Turkish soap opera for his daughter’s unhappiness, and he nodded toward the room where his wife was working. “I got married to my cousin,” he said. “I wasn’t in love with her, but we are here, living together. That’s what happens here, we marry our relatives.”
If we think it’s good for people to go to college and study and learn we have to create the circumstances where it can happen which means not asking people to get their degree as a side gig. In countries with low high school graduation rates, lots of economically important work is done by teenagers. The widely shared aspiration to transform America into the kind of society where most people graduate from some form of post-secondary education requires weaning ourselves off the market labor of the people in the relevant age bracket.
— "Obama struggles with Campaign Theme"
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves…
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination…
…over and over announcing your place
in the family of things
-Excerpts from Wild Geese, by Mary Oliver