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We live in a world where we so often quote figures of the number of the dead in Iraq and Afghanistan and Congo, until they become just that—figures. Each time I read these news articles, I find myself thinking, “What do they dream about in Congo?” “How do they fall in love in Afghanistan?” “How do they resolve family quarrels in Iraq?” “What do they like to eat?”

Of course we must know about the dead and the dying. And of course these figures and facts are essential. But they must, they should coexist with human stories. We should know how people die, but we should also know how they live.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Commonwealth Lecture 2012

On the tremendous importance of human stories and not just “facts.” Adichie is incredible.

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Because my love for you is above the level of the words
I’ve decided to remain silent.

Nizar Qabbani 

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My only hope is
that one day I can
love myself as much
as I love you.

Mariah Gordon-Dyke (via

Testing my studio lights with these beauties

July 28, 2014 at 11:54PM
You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.

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