Not so typical

You know.. when you want to do all but tell her that she is pretty or beautiful because it’s something typical.. she hears it a lot..

Instead you want to listen to her mind melt from her lips. Watch as her eyes get caught in the sunlight and turn a different shade.. the light reflecting onto the canals of your heart.. and it’s your heart that just began that humming sound because the sight of the colors that radiate around her are overwhelming.. because those colors don’t exist in the box of crayons that once showed you the rainbow and all it’s in betweens..

Not so typical.. I don’t want to tell her she is pretty or beautiful.. because it’s something typical.. she hears it a lot.. I’m not.. so typical..

To be present for the way she looks at the clouds. As if they are a part of her drifting by the heavens.. as if she doesn’t mind because those parts of her are meant to be shared with the universe.. and I was lucky enough to be there for it.

To see the way her hair dances with the breeze and tickles the backs of her knees.. and she will giggle.. and that will warm my heart. 

I want her to know that I am there with her on every level because it is she that i see my fears in.. It is she who hits me with bricks so that I am no longer weak… and covers me in pedals when my aching heart needs mending.

Not so typical.. is the way she inspires me. And I can only hope, to inspire her.


Keep Palestinians living in Gaza in your prayers. They are looking under rubble for their loved ones or burying them all while watching the skies for their own safety.

Remember those in West Bank and present-day Israel, some of whom are living in fear of being kidnapped and burned alive, like 17-year-old Mohamed Abu Khdeir was, or attacked simply for being Palestinian. 

The above photos were taken today after family homes were pounded as Israel continued its aerial bombardment of Gaza, killing at least 15 Palestinians - including children - and wounding 100.

Never stop searching for the truth and never stop spreading it once you find it. Hell will freeze over before Western media does so it’s down to us.

(Photos: Mohammed Salem / Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters)


Awol Erizku, Heads,  2013, Grid of nine archival pigment prints in custom white frames


Awol Erizku, Heads,  2013, Grid of nine archival pigment prints in custom white frames



please stop calling Black children who have different interests and tastes white

it’s damaging and alienating



to anyone having a bad day im so sorry also here are some pictures of baby elephants 






feel better friend

Baby elephants are my fave

Sign this petition. Make it VIRAL!

How dare these bastards think that this is acceptable!?!?!? Polar Bears are nearly extinct as it is due to climate change and asshole human beings and their invasions. Humans take EVERYTHING FROM EVERYTHING. Period.So, sign this petition. Make it viral.. We need to help who and what we can.

As I’ve misplaced the rhythm to my writing, tonight…
The thoughts had summed up to this..
Empower yourself. Empower each other.

So many people are shut up tight inside themselves like boxes, yet they would open up, unfolding quite wonderfully, if only you were interested in them.

Sylvia Plath, Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams: Short Stories, Prose, and Diary Excerpts (via quotes-shape-us)