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Junkie Children from St. Petersburg
Photos made by Willycat in St. Petersburg of children using heroin. Photos were made 10 years ago, so some people suppose that today there is a big probability that those kids are not with us

fohk:

Junkie Children from St. Petersburg

Photos made by Willycat in St. Petersburg of children using heroin. Photos were made 10 years ago, so some people suppose that today there is a big probability that those kids are not with us

Do not be so sweet
That people will eat you up.

Nor so bitter that
They will spit you out.

- Pashto Folk Saying (via nainareign)
I am not superwoman. My mother is not superwoman. My mother’s mother is not superwoman. I am, we are, soft. Can shatter. Crumble in your hands. Our survival does not mean we prosper. We are like other women but unlike them. So do not tell us we can handle anything. We only seem like superwoman, a figment of your imagination, because you have forced our lives to be perpetual labor with only seconds of relief. If we carry the world on our shoulders and the children on our backs, what are we but your glorified mules slapped with guilt praises of perseverance and strength. Our bones and our blood and our sweat have built the wealth of nations. Our burial should not be the first time we rest.
- Yasmin Mohamed Yonis (via ethiopienne)
I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’
- Toni Morrison (via ethiopienne)

(Source: thisislove)

If you’re not serving, you’re just existing. Life is meant for ministry. God wants you to learn to love and serve others unselfishly.
- Rick Warren - Purpose of a Driven Life (via littlethingsaboutgod)

(Source: lighthouseyouth)

You don’t measure love in time. You measure love in transformation. Sometimes the longest connections yield very little growth, while the briefest of encounters change everything. The heart doesn’t wear a watch - it’s timeless. It doesn’t care how long you know someone. It doesn’t care if you had a 40 year anniversary if there is no juice in the connection. What the heart cares about is resonance. Resonance that opens it, resonance that enlivens it, resonance that calls it home. And when it finds it, the transformation begins…
- Jeff Brown (via cosmofilius)

(Source: lunarfossil)

And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.