Girls will be boys in Afghanistan →
… The pretence stops at puberty, when the bacha posh is overnight forced to become a girl again. The world of boundless male freedoms is thus replaced with the invisible chains that mark an Afghan woman’s life. The hardest part of this sudden boy-to-girl transformation is the behavioural change it requires. Having learned to face the world with an Afghan boy’s direct gaze, she is suddenly...
A sense of life meaning ensues but cannot be deliberately pursued: life meaning...– Irvin D. Yalom, The Theory and Practice Of Group Psychotherapy (via psychotherapy)
What makes my heart beat?
The palpable energy of being in the presence of a performer who gives one lone, single fuck - the sanctity of music. That makes my heart beat. When I can be that performer to an audience. That makes my heart beat. The sound of Grandma laughing her genuine, belly-aching laugh. That makes my heart beat. Cool summer nights. Crispy autumn winds. That makes my heart beat. When I report and write...
shortformblog: Jon Stewart took to The Daily Show last night (11/10/11) to talk about the Penn State child sexual abuse scandal, and gave a serious commentary about how people knew of Sandusky’s abuse and didn’t do anything, as well as the recent student rioting over the firing of coach Joe Paterno. The very end of this is worth heeding for Penn State fans: “And just like with the Catholic...