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i voted today, and i hope you do, too. "To be h…

i voted today, and i hope you do, too.

“To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times & places – and there are so many – where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, & at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction. And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.”

- Howard Zinn, from You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times

i live to amuse you, abuse you, infuse you with th…

i live to amuse you, abuse you, infuse you with the weirdness

S: Yasmine, you’re such a display case.

Yasmine: Uhh, okay. And what’s that supposed to mean?

S: I don’t know, you’re just always so entertaining to look at.

I wonder if it was the red pants. Or maybe it’s the fact that I’ve been wearing real, actual shoes for three days in a row, which is a record for me. I think I’ve fulfilled my shoe-wearing quota for the rest of my life already. Can I go back to the flip-flops now?