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Be nice…

In Love on March 5, 2012 at 9:53 pm

“People are often unreasonable, irrational and self-centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and sincere, people may deceive you; Be honest and sincere anyway. What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight; Create anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous; Be happy anyway. The good you do today, will often be forgotten; Do good anyway. Give the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give your best anyway. In the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway.”

Mother Theresa

Note to You

In Love on March 5, 2012 at 9:50 pm

“I can’t remember to forget you”

“The friend w…

In Love on March 5, 2012 at 9:36 pm

“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares. ”

H.Nouwen

A nice quote by Henri Nouwen

In Love on March 5, 2012 at 9:33 pm

A nice quote by Henri Nouwen: The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate…and many more.

Hearts of gold

In Love on March 5, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Where ever You go,go with all Your Heart.

Confucius

Hearts of gold

In Love on March 5, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Where ever You go,go with all Your Heart.

Confucius

In Love on March 5, 2012 at 4:12 pm

check today line…

In Love on March 5, 2012 at 8:07 am

George. Jessie. Love.

Things I have never been:

  • optimistic
  • a trendsetter
  • an intellectual
  • particularly brave

Things that I have become:

  • less pessimistic
  • the first of my peeps to attempt to parent a transgender kid
  • getting smarter every day
  • braver

It strikes me how the very traits that have, historically, not defined me suddenly do.  It is strange how I, a glass half empty kind of gal, am suddenly perceived as a voice of optimism and strength.  Never one to lead the charge, I take note that I’ve been more outspoken and public about just how okay it is to support ones’ “different path” child.  I’ve noticed that my penchant for trashy magazines and easy-read contemporary novels has morphed into a desire to deepen my knowledge and understanding every day.  (That is not to suggest that I have lost interest in those fine periodicals, quite to the contrary, actually.) And, just to make thing…

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In Love on March 5, 2012 at 8:06 am

In Love on March 5, 2012 at 7:53 am

ArabLit

From the Egypt Independent (formerly Al Masry Al Youm English):

The spark at the center of Hassouna Mosbahi’s short novel, “A Tunisian Tale,” is a human immolation. As in the real Tunisia, this death by burning launches a thousand stories. The book also echoes revolutionary Tunisia in its reference to Abu al-Qasim al-Shabi’s poem, “If, one day, the people desire to live …”

But “A Tunisian Tale,” published in Arabic in 2008, is not a novel of social change or cultural brightening. Mosbahi’s book does not provide an arena for people to stand up for their rights.

“Ahh,” one of the protagonists says after recalling Shabi’s poem, “that time seems so distant now …”

Everything in “A Tunisian Tale” circles around a single, mysterious death. The dark novel leads us both toward and away from this central event, but never gives us any quarter for hope. The story, after all…

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