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"Sometimes full of joy, and yet again sad, waiting to see whether Fate will hear us."
— from Beethoven’s letters

hairy Mary of Egyptmissal and book of hours, Lombardy ca. 1385-1390.
Paris, BnF, Latin 757, fol. 343v


hairy Mary of Egypt

missal and book of hours, Lombardy ca. 1385-1390.

Paris, BnF, Latin 757, fol. 343v


Antonio Canova - Perseus with the Head of Medusa (Detail), 1804-06


Antonio Canova - Perseus with the Head of Medusa (Detail), 1804-06

"There is a unique rightness and beauty to life which can be shared in openness, in wind and sunlight, with a fellow human being who believes in the same principles."
— Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals Of Sylvia Plath (via violentwavesofemotion)

The 14th-century Arab traveler, Ibn Battuta, described women’s position in the Golden Horde as a unique phenomenon.

"I have seen in this country the wonder of their exalting the women, for they have a higher position than men."

Turkish women of all social strata were not restricted to the indoors and “did not wear veils”.

Women in lower levels of society held the occupation of brokers in the market and exhibited their wealth through their extravagant dress, carriages and entourage of servants and maids, while their husbands wore sheepskin hats and coats and looked as if they were their servants.

Women of the upper class were treated courteously by their husbands and participated in public festivals and ceremonies.

The queens, the Khan’s four wives, took an active part in court councils and ceremonies, and accompanied him on his journeys.

During the ceremonies there was no separation between and men and women as was the custom in Middle East Islamic countries.


Shajar al-Durr: A Case of Female Sultanate in Medieval Islam by Amalia Levanoni


(via medieval-women)


Gaza is not the most beautiful of cities.

Her coast is not bluer than those of other Arab cities.

Her oranges are not the best in the Mediterranean.

Gaza is not the richest of cities.

(Fish and oranges and sand and tents forsaken by the winds, smuggled goods and hands for hire.)

And Gaza is not the most polished of cities, or the largest. But she is equivalent to the history of a nation, because she is the most repulsive among us in the eyes of the enemy – the poorest, the most desperate, and the most ferocious. Because she is a nightmare. Because she is oranges that explode, children without a childhood, aged men without an old age, and women without desire. Because she is all that, she is the most beautiful among us, the purest, the richest, and most worthy of love.

Journal of an Ordinary Grief - Mahmoud Darwish  (via stay-human)


NOT EVEN SATAN could have thought this up. Israelis cheering on massacres likes its a sport.

Contrary to what the media tell you this is how safe they are from ‘khamas rockets’ and this is how little regard they have for human life.

They wll not stop until they wipe Palestine off the map. The ethic cleansing of Palestine continues. Israel is targeting babies, children, women and men - no one is excluded - while the world sits by and watches.

Not so much as a squeak from Obama. Or anyone. They only care about Israeli lives.

There is no lower than this.


Palestinian poet and activist Rafeef Ziadah wrote this poem — “Shades of Anger” — after a man kicked her in the guts and said “You deserve to be raped before you have your terrorist children.”