twisting turning / trying to fit myself into this small hole / it’s a world gone mad / am i on track? / my feet sinking in i can’t go back / there’s too many voices saying what i need / please just let me go at my own speed / i don’t need nobody to tell me who to be / ready to sting, i am young and free
– Mary Oliver, Red Bird (via pureblyss)
– Yasmin Mogahed (via pureblyss)
You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then – to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the thing for you.