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i stopped writing because i decided

i didn’t know enough

now i know that most of us know little more than we did as a child



some people learn to be kind

some dont

it is likely no fault of their own

some people learn google analytics

some people knit

some people learn to read

some learn to be mothers and fathers

most never do



the secret is

there is no secret

all those days that felt so long

those moments you could not bear to be human

a day will come when you will learn

or perhaps you wont



age comes to remind us we are human

pulling away our beauty and our thoughts to humble us finally

to remind us what we truly are

this is the thing we all share

but can never really share



where does your soul rest when you lie at night?

does it turn and turn just like everyone ever on this planet?

we should envy a silent sleep



every moment is as long as you ask it to be

every secret creeps in

as almost always, you are not the only one to hold it

you fall in love only to answer the question - 

humans, how do they do it?

in every heart breaking and soaking moment - how?

every beat and every bat

every cup of coffee and sob and glance in the mirror

it turns out, much like yourself

although

you may not always learn.



-av

theatlantic:

The Horrific Plight of Hungary’s Roma

BUDAPEST — The chamber in the Municipal Court of Budapest was packed, observers crammed into sweaty overflow rooms staring at closed circuit television screens and anxiously awaiting the verdict. As these rooms filled, an unwieldy queue formed outside as an incongruous gaggle of journalists, victims’ family, and some skinhead supporters of the accused implored court officials to let them in to hear the verdict. Arpad Kiss, his brother Istvan, their friend Zsolt Peto, and accomplice Istvan Csontos stood dead-eyed in front on the judge, flanked by masked policemen. Today Peto wore a buttoned-up collared shirt that covered up his “88” tattoo — a numerical reference to “Heil Hitler.”

Four years ago in a bar in Debrecen in eastern Hungary, fuelled by the neo-Nazi skinhead underground culture, these men devised a plan to commit a series of violent attacks on the country’s Roma minority, who comprise around 8 percent of the population of 10 million. Using a combination of guns and Molotov cocktails, the gang killed six Roma, including a four-year-old child, and injured over 50.

Read more. [Image: Helene Bienvenu]

thirteenny:

#BradleyManning was sentenced to 35 years in jail today for his role in the biggest intelligence breach in U.S. history.
Learn about the half-million classified documents he’s accused of leaking in ‘WikiSecrets,’ now streaming online: http://bit.ly/14ZEWfJ #wikileaks
(Photo: United States Army)

#FreeBradleyManning

thirteenny:

#BradleyManning was sentenced to 35 years in jail today for his role in the biggest intelligence breach in U.S. history.

Learn about the half-million classified documents he’s accused of leaking in ‘WikiSecrets,’ now streaming online: http://bit.ly/14ZEWfJ #wikileaks

(Photo: United States Army)

#FreeBradleyManning

brooklynmutt:

NY TimesA look at the variety of slogans employed by protesters in Brazil. Roll over the signs with yellow dots below for translations.

Click thru, this is very cool

super neat interactive feature

(via thepoliticalnotebook)

diorpaint:

HOW DO YOU EXPECT TO GET A RT FROM LIL B WHEN YOUR HATING ON ANOTHER GIRL SAYING SHES UGLY, UR SHOWING WHO THE UGLY ONE REALLY IS - Lil B

lol thank u based god!

wnyc:

And speaking of poetry…

HT Kim Nowacki

This.

tenyards:

What

this is jordyan and i trying to wear a sweater at the same time #iwannagotothebeach

The practice of “matching” a story is an outdated one that still continues despite the fact we’re all now working with a medium that no longer requires it. If someone already reported the story, you’ve verified their story is correct, and you have nothing to move that story forward, write a brief and link to who did the legwork already. By all means, let your readers know about the story, lead them to it. Be a beacon for all news, not just your own. Then, move on and produce something of more value. Newsrooms are low on resources, apply those resources efficiently. Your 500 word re-write of the same article your “competitor,” as you call them, is un-necessary and a total waste of time.

so legit #viligr

I believe strongly in high and low brow, serious and funny–marrying them–not only reach more people but to have a greater impact. I think people who use GIFs most successfully are using them that way. But really when you ask, What is a GIF?, it’s essentially a punch line.

I talked to Publishing Perspectives about GIFs and the art of self-promotion. (via annfriedman)

image

I’m sorry I couldn’t resist.

(via therumpus)

(via therumpus)

nerding out over #AndyGoldsworthy #art #sculpture (at Storm King Art Center)