HIghly qualified blogger. Beware of awesome overdose. Scroll at your own risk. Of course, I am being super sarcastic. So there. I should stop typing.
Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński
Polish poet and Home Army soldier, one of the most renowned authors of the Generation of Columbuses, the young generation of Polish poets whose adolescence has been marked by the tragic times of World War II (many of them perished in the Warsaw Uprising).
”We learned our lesson. There is no conscience.
buried by fear, we live in pits;
in terror we carve out our dark loves,
statues of ourselves-evil troglodytes.
We learned our lesson. There is no love.
How could we then escape into darkness
from the sail of the nostrils sniffing us out,
from the staves and hands in their spreading net,
when the mothers and children would never come back
to the hollowed out pod of an empty heart.
We learned our lesson. One must forget,
so as not to die imagining it all.
We rise in the dark and slippery night.
We look for the heart, take hold of it, strain
our ears: the pain will be extinguished,
But stone-yes, a rock-will still remain.
And so we stand on tanks and on trucks,
on aeroplanes and in the rubble,
where the serpent of silence will crawl over us,
where the ice-cold torrent will cleanse us, not knowing
if time is standing still or flowing.
Like foreign cities dug from the depths,
human strata turning to ashes
lying on their backs or standing straight,
not knowing whether we are the pages
of a fire sculpted Iliad in shimmering gold,
whether, if only from pity, they build
a cross over our grave.”
After reading that sex ed article Aimee reblogged earlier, I was inspired to make this! I know I know that someone will call me on my terminology here, but if you can forgive the use of ‘lady,’ instead of ‘vulva,’ maybe you will enjoy it?
DON’T HATE YER PARTS! SEX EDUCATION IS POWER! LOVE YOUR SWEET, SWEET BODY! etc.
I’m glad the portrait of Ben Franklin stayed the same on the new $100 bill. There’s something about his slight, tight frown, the paternal hint of disappointment in his eyes and those pursed, sealed lips that seem to say, “I don’t approve of what you’re doing, but I can’t stop you from rolling this banknote into a straw and ripping a fat rail of white lightning in the Buffalo Wild Wings handicapped bathroom stall, you goddamn beautiful disaster.”
lbr though he’d be doing it right along with you
Am I the only one that knows the stereotypical heart shape was meant to be two hearts fused together?
OH MY GOD THAT MAKES SO MUCH SENSE
cuz the weird fake heart shape is about love, it’s about TWO HEARTS COMING TOGETHER
whoa. talk about mindfucked.
Greatest source of information I’ve come across on Tumblr. EVER. That’s fuckin’ ill..
"Transforming cultural ideas of manhood is the most important step in reducing violence in the world." - anti-sexism activist Jackson Katz during yesterday’s #TEDxChat
Thank you to everyone who joined our #TEDxChat with Jackson Katz yesterday to discuss how men can help prevent domestic violence. We loved all of your thoughtful, intelligent comments!
Two of our favorite comments from you all after yesterday’s chat:
We hope the conversation gave you something to think about, and thank you again for bringing all your fabulous brains and ideas.
Wiesław Chrzanowski (20 December 1923 – 29 April 2012) - a Polish politician and lawyer, a member of the Polish anti-Nazi resistance organization, the Home Army, during World War II, here photographed during the Warsaw Uprising.