Day 14

January 14th: Swedish mosque attack

The image shows swastikas sprayed onto the front doors of a Swedish mosque. On Monday 29th December, 2014 another mosque was set alight in a suspected Islamophobic hate crime. This attack follows a Christmas Day attack on a mosque which injured worshippers and must be seen in the context of 13 arson attacks on mosques in Sweden this year. 

A far-right Islamophobic party is currently making significant gains in Swedish politics, the Guardian reports that:

Sweden Democrats leaders have likened Islamism to Nazism, and the party wants to cut the number of asylum seekers by 90%. This month, the leader of Sweden’s Jewish community condemned as “good old rightwing antisemitism” remarks by the party’s secretary that Jews could not be Swedes unless they abandoned their religious identity.

The Sweden Democrats more than doubled their vote to 13% in September to become the country’s third-largest party; opinion polls suggest this month’s budget crisis further boosted support for the party to up to 18%.

These appalling developments in Sweden are part of a wider upswing in support for the European far-right, neo-Nazism and anti-Muslim bigotry as was seen in the European elections. 

Everywhere I go ,someone or something reminds me of you. I was driving to get coffee at 7am, and the sun was coming up, I pulled out my phone to take a picture for you, and I had to remind myself that I can’t send them to you. I got to the coffee shop and while reciting my order, I spoke of yours. I drove home and while cleaning out my car, I found your gum wrappers in the door of the passenger seat. I know they were yours, because you’re the only person I’ve known to ball yours up. I noticed that about you. I came inside and all I can do is check times. 12:40,2:50,3,4,5,8,9,10,11.. all those times that I once waited for you to get done school or get off work so I could hear your voice. Usually you would get me to do something productive while you were working, but now I sit on my couch and wait for you. Always waiting. My friends invite me to dinner and a movie.. “I can’t go” I told them, I lied and said I didn’t feel good, but really it’s because I’m afraid I’ll miss your call. Sleep is the only place that I can feel peace, but you even haunt my dreams. I haven’t felt this tired in so long, but I slept for 15 hours last night.
—  You don’t even think about me
To Be A Light Or A Fire

I don’t want to be a fire, anymore. I don’t want to glow quick and bright and angry. I don’t want to be extinguished by others, I don’t want to be feared for the burn, I don’t want to be stopped, I don’t want to burn out, I don’t want to end. I don’t want to be a fire because when I wanted to be a fire, I wanted to be too powerful to hold and contain. I wanted to be untouchable, and I believed that I was.

But, oh, light. To be a light is useful and brilliant. To be a light is to be a constant and a path. To be a light is to last, and last, and surround people with your warmth and necessity. To be a light means lasting through the nights with nobody tending to you, constant, alert, like stars or the light you turn on so you don’t hit your shin. To be a light means to be bright, but not untouchable. To be a light means to be powerful, but a power you can harness. To be a light means you are not an unexpected burn. You are not sparks that turn into embers that turn into dust. You are not an element. You are here, and you will be here, and you will light the way for yourself and others, untouched no longer. Oh, to be a light.

Books and CupcakesJanuary Book Photo Challenge

Day 14 • Book OTP

Celia + Marco & Bailey + Poppet

“Everything I have done, every change I have made to that circus, every impossible feat and astounding sight, I have done for her.”

"…she leans forward and kisses him…and Bailey knows in that moment that he will follow her anywhere.”

30 Supernatural Day Challenge 2014: Day 14 - A Scene That Makes You Happy

A Scene? What about a whole episode? Because everything about Free to Be You and Me makes happy.

Every time I watch it.

Crap, I may start watching it whenever I see a crap episode this season because I love that episode and it always makes me happy.

I think mostly because it shows how close Dean and Cas are friendship-wise and DEAN HADN’T LAUGHED LIKE THAT IN YEARS.

 I’M SORRY, HE’S MY FAVORITE, AND THAT MAKES ME HAPPY.

I just want Dean happy, that’s my goal in watching this show, and this episode was probably one of the happiest episodes for Dean and IT’S REALLY SAD THAT IT’S FROM FIVE SEASONS AGO.

Ugh.

Anyways, I love this episode more than anything and I will fight you for the library on this freaking episode.

This whole thing makes me happy.

This whole episode is my favorite scene, no questions asked.

It just is.

Until tomorrow, my rexes.