Lift Up Your Weary Head!



So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys - to woo women - and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do.
—John Keating (via there-is-no-there-there)
Often, in an immigrant family, it’s a very big departure for a child to say: I want to be an artist, not a doctor, not a lawyer, or an engineer. The father, here, tells his daughter what so many immigrant parents tell their children: Art is not the safest route in life. We didn’t sacrifice all this for you to take up a precarious profession.He tries to comfort her, at the same time, by insisting that being an immigrant makes her an artist already. And this is a fascinating notion: that re-creating yourself this way, re-creating your entire life is a form of reinvention on par with the greatest works of literature. This brings art into the realm of what ordinary people do to in order to survive. It takes away the notion that art is too lofty for the masses, and puts it in the day-to-day. I’ve never seen anyone connect being an artist and an immigrant so explicitly, and for me it was a revelation.
Edwidge Danticat, All Immigrants are Artists. (via sirilaf)

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james blake - a case of you

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Someday someone is going to look at you with a light in their eyes you’ve never seen, they’ll look at you like you’re everything they’ve been looking for their entire lives. Wait for it.
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Some white people are so privileged, they expect sympathy for their guilt.
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dadsworstnightmare:

still hoping i one day have a 5 girl group of friends…and we’re all from completely different racial backgrounds with completely different hair textures and we all love cinema…and take photos of each other all day and have our own personal styles that don’t collide with each other. oh and we also really love each other like sisters and tell each other everything