"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain."
The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran
"I came to realize that we don’t raise boys to be men, we raise them not to be women."
Don McPherson, former NFL quarterback, feminist, educator (via beeewalsh)
Pete Seeger has passed away in New York. He was 94.
"At some point, Pete Seeger decided he’d be a walking, singing reminder of all of America’s history," Bruce Springsteen said at a Madison Square Garden concert marking Seeger’s 90th birthday in 2009. "He’d be a living archive of America’s music and conscience, a testament to the power of song and culture to nudge history along, to push American events towards a more humane and justified ends."
Here’s Seeger performing “Michael, Row the Boat Ashore.”
Seeger famously responded to Woody Guthrie’s “This Machine Kills Fascists” guitar with a banjo that read, “This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender.”
Sister, help to trim the sails.
"It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. I was so preposterously serious in those days… Lightly, lightly – it’s the best advice ever given me…So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly my darling…"
Aldous Huxley, Island (via eerised)
"Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world."
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables (via observando)