born saint

Derek Walcott (Saint Lucian poet and playwright, winner of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature, 1930–2017)

LOVE AFTER LOVE 

The time will come
when, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,

and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

–Derek Walcott

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Courageous 12-Year-Old Mormon Girl Comes Out As Gay In Front Of Her Entire Church
"I believe that God wants us to treat each other with kindness, even if people are different -- especially if they are different."

I’m really praying she doesn’t have a horrible existence until she’s 18 as a result of this.

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Sanders Sides Fanmixes (4/4): Logan

Listen to the Playmoss playlist: Lexicographer /// For Logan Sanders by emirietype by emirietype
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Lexicographer (n.) A person who collects and compiles words.

Virgil | Roman | Patton 

Don’t ever think you aren’t good enough, For God has set you apart.
Don’t let the world etch its expectations on your soul, for you were wonderfully created.
Don’t fall into the trap of ignoring your God given beauty, for there is no fault in you.
We were born sinners, transformed into saints by the cleansing blood of Jesus.
You are appointed, anointed and adored.
—  31women (Gabi)

Jean-Léon Destiné (March 26, 1918 – January 22, 2013)

Haitian-born American dancer and choreographer. He was born in Saint-Marc and moved to the United States with the dance company of Lina Mathon-Blanchet in the early 1940s. He later studied at Howard University. His work, becoming well known in the 1940s, often addressed Haiti’s history of resisting colonialism and slavery. He also danced with Katherine Dunham’s company and founded a national dance company in Haiti in the late 1940s. Destiné is known as the father of Haitian professional dance. (Wikipedia)

Portrait of dancer and choreographer Jean-Leon Destine. Printed on front: “Louis Melancon.”

  • Courtesy of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Detroit Public Library
I just figured out something​

ROB LOWE WAS BORN ON SAINT PATRICK’S DAY AND SODA’S MIDDLE NAME IS PATRICK. Coincidence? I think not.

hang in there, Joan!

“A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry~~~

Photography by Vadim Trunov