You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in one drop.
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After learning my flight was detained 4 hours,
I heard the announcement:
If anyone in the vicinity of gate 4-A understands any Arabic,
Please come to the gate immediately.

Well—one pauses these days. Gate 4-A was my own gate. I went there.
An older woman in full traditional Palestinian dress,
Just like my grandma wore, was crumpled to the floor, wailing loudly.
Help, said the flight service person. Talk to her. What is her
Problem? we told her the flight was going to be four hours late and she
Did this.

I put my arm around her and spoke to her haltingly.
Shu dow-a, shu- biduck habibti, stani stani schway, min fadlick,
Sho bit se-wee?

The minute she heard any words she knew—however poorly used—
She stopped crying.

She thought our flight had been canceled entirely.
She needed to be in El Paso for some major medical treatment the
Following day. I said no, no, we’re fine, you’ll get there, just late,

Who is picking you up? Let’s call him and tell him.
We called her son and I spoke with him in English.
I told him I would stay with his mother till we got on the plane and
Would ride next to her—Southwest.

She talked to him. Then we called her other sons just for the fun of it.

Then we called my dad and he and she spoke for a while in Arabic and
Found out of course they had ten shared friends.

Then I thought just for the heck of it why not call some Palestinian
Poets I know and let them chat with her. This all took up about 2 hours.

She was laughing a lot by then. Telling about her life. Answering
Questions.

She had pulled a sack of homemade mamool cookies—little powdered
Sugar crumbly mounds stuffed with dates and nuts—out of her bag—
And was offering them to all the women at the gate.

To my amazement, not a single woman declined one. It was like a
Sacrament. The traveler from Argentina, the traveler from California,
The lovely woman from Laredo—we were all covered with the same
Powdered sugar. And smiling. There are no better cookies.

And then the airline broke out the free beverages from huge coolers—
Non-alcoholic—and the two little girls for our flight, one African
American, one Mexican American—ran around serving us all apple juice
And lemonade and they were covered with powdered sugar too.

And I noticed my new best friend—by now we were holding hands—
Had a potted plant poking out of her bag, some medicinal thing,

With green furry leaves. Such an old country traveling tradition. Always
Carry a plant. Always stay rooted to somewhere.

And I looked around that gate of late and weary ones and thought,
This is the world I want to live in. The shared world.

Not a single person in this gate—once the crying of confusion stopped
—has seemed apprehensive about any other person.

They took the cookies. I wanted to hug all those other women too.
This can still happen anywhere.

Not everything is lost.

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Playing House establishes quickly that its central relationship will be Maggie and Emma’s. Maggie’s husband is disposed of in the first episode, kicked out of the house in the wake of a revelation that he’s in a relationship with an online cam girl. While Emma’s ex-boyfriend Mark, played by Keegan-Michael Key of sketch show Key & Peele, does live in town and may well be a source of future drama, he’s happily married, for the moment at least. […] The pilot ends with a classic “catch her before she goes to the airport and tell her how you feel” moment, but it’s a friendship, not a romantic relationship, that’s at stake.
Not everything in life has to be earth-shattering to matter. The things that cheer and center me everyday—such as my hair—are critical. They help me through the more difficult stuff. Besides, it’s dreary to go through life with perspective. If it’s not death or illness, I can’t freak out? Yes, I can. I can freak out if I want.

coffeepiesandstuff:

Get to know me meme | favourite movies [1/5]

Daydream Nation (2010)
No, fuck you. You don’t know anything about me.

Look, I’m not a lesbian, I just think that all humans are born with the ability to be attracted to both sexes. I mean, I could see myself in a relationship with a girl. Olivia Wilde is so sexy she makes me want to strangle a mountain ox with my bare hands.
Lay with me Cersei, I incest
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I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.

anthfan:

Some inspiration from DT (x)

Who doesn’t need some kind words from DT? I mean…really. 

(Source: was-sammyheughan)

pinkmans-jesse:

100 FILMS IN 2013→ 57/100 Films: 2 Days in New York (2012)

Marion: If you live your life with one person only, one day they’ll be gone or you’ll be gone. And one of you will be left in the cold world. The family we are born in eventually vanishes. By then you have created your own family if you’re lucky. First you have to choose the person you’ll build this family with, and stick to it as much as possible. How many tries do you get before you strike out? When my mother died, just a few hours before the end, she looked in my eyes and had the expression of a little girl who didn’t know what was happening to her. The same as when Lulu was born. Something totally pure. So I guess we can do all the growing up we can. In the end, at the core, we stay the same. But before that sad ending that awaits all of us, maybe we can share beautiful, ephemeral moments with the people we love.

pinkmans-jesse:

100 FILMS IN 2013
→ 57/100 Films: 2 Days in New York (2012)

Marion: If you live your life with one person only, one day they’ll be gone or you’ll be gone. And one of you will be left in the cold world. The family we are born in eventually vanishes. By then you have created your own family if you’re lucky. First you have to choose the person you’ll build this family with, and stick to it as much as possible. How many tries do you get before you strike out? When my mother died, just a few hours before the end, she looked in my eyes and had the expression of a little girl who didn’t know what was happening to her. The same as when Lulu was born. Something totally pure. So I guess we can do all the growing up we can. In the end, at the core, we stay the same. But before that sad ending that awaits all of us, maybe we can share beautiful, ephemeral moments with the people we love.
Faith in God means believing, absolutely, in something with no proof whatsoever. Faith in humanity means believing in something with a huge amount of proof to the contrary. We are the true believers.
mizonia:

"I was six years old when I saw my first Godard movie, eight when I first experienced Bergman. I wanted to be a director when I was fourteen." -Julie Delpy

mizonia:

"I was six years old when I saw my first Godard movie, eight when I first experienced Bergman. I wanted to be a director when I was fourteen."

-Julie Delpy

In 1984 I was hospitalized for approaching perfection
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