that’s the way I want to go
After a tour of the (Palestinian refugee) camp, I realised that I was living in luxury. I knew how fortunate I was and how despicable and arrogant the rich people must be. I suddenly became aware of class differences in that upsetting spring for me. As I grew older, I acquired the necessary intellectual and moral ideology to understand what I had felt in that camp, why class society must be abolished and socialism established in its place. But, Samirah, my classmate and class sister and Amirah, my teacher and working-class advocate, taught me that first lesson of true freedom and true humanity. They taught me more in a few hours than a thousand books could have ever done in a hundred years…
I saw the meaning of poverty and hunger, and felt the despair of deprivation in my bones. I did not shy at the sight of filthy tents and I was not deterred by the sight of death. I toured the whole camp and tried to feel how the people felt. I returned home intoxicated by the wine of reality. I was crucified and redeemed at the same time. Ever since, I have loved the poor and marched with them to overthrow our mutual oppressors.
20 candles, one flame. #allsaints
for all those
who love cobblestone streets
MH and His Orchestra
Off their debut album, The Throes.
His voice reminds me of Zach from Beirut and it’s the same fun orchestra vibe. But his orchestra has even more, with 44 musicians jamming! And their sound is much more upbeat and poppy. More playful. Less dramatic and melancholy. They both have their moments and necessity. But this song is definitely what I want to be hearing the next time I skip down a cobblestone street. Whenever that may be…
So much chzzzzz and luv. Happs bday sweet hea. #allsaintsbrunch
Queen Elizabeth II about the song Dancing Queen (x)
“you shouldn’t be walking alone at this time of night”
people shouldn’t fucking attack other people at any time of day