"I got the Peacekeeper Award in class."
"How did you get that?"
"Well first I had to be chosen as the Peacekeeper. Then, if two people are having an argument, me and my other friend go up to them and try to fix the problem. Then if we can’t fix the problem, we go and tell Ms. Jamie."
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“We don’t give other people credit for the same interior complexity we take for granted in ourselves, the same capacity for holding contradictory feelings in balance, for complexly alloyed affections, for bottomless generosity of heart and petty, capricious malice. We can’t believe that anyone could be unkind to us and still be genuinely fond of us, although we do it all the time.”
I Know What You Think of Me, by Tim Krieder. (via timoni)
90% of the world’s problems go away if we all internalize this information and apply it uniformly to our daily lives.
There’s a line by the Italian writer Carlo Levi that I think is apt here: “The future has an ancient heart.” I love it because it expresses with such grace and economy what is certainly true—that who we become is born of who we most primitively are; that we both know and cannot possibly know what it is we’ve yet to make manifest in our lives. I think it’s a useful sentiment for you to reflect upon now, sweet peas, at this moment when the future likely feels the opposite of ancient, when instead it feels like a Lamborghini that’s pulled up to the curb while every voice around demands you get in and drive.
backpfeifengesicht - (n.) a person who needs to be slapped or punched; lit. "a face badly in need of a fist"
Jibaku 自爆 (suicide bombing) is a Japanese term for the act of killing yourself by exploding a bomb on your body in order to kill other people or to destroy a building at the same time.
Kaia, 16, Philly
African print jacket from Urban Outfitters, Shirt from a vendor, Jeans thrifted, Glasses Buffalo Exchange
I have two Nerf guns. One I’m taking apart for the project. The other I’m making as dangerous as possible. #product design