corn braids

WAKE UP

I’m really tired of ppl saying things like “There’s more important things to worry about.” One issue being more tragic than the other doesn’t diminish the issues at hand.

It’s deeper than Kylie’s hair. How dare the media give a Caucasian girl a pat on the back for full lips & braids when there were NEWSPAPER articles coming down on Black women for their features.

If you’re not Black, you don’t get to tell me what to be mad about or what to focus on.

I never got a check in the mail for wearing braids of having full lips, did you?

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~Blessed Harvest~

Join hands, dear friends, and hearken
To the sounds of distant drums;
All hail an ancient melody
Beneath the rising sun.

With feet upon the tepid grass,
We’ll dance our fears away.
May hearth and home be gratified
Upon this blessed day.

Beloved seeds and hallowed grains,
Sweet tributes of the land;
We welcome every offering
From seed to root to hand.

For we are rich in pastures green,
No wealth was ever sweeter;
We raise a glass beneath the sun
To you, the Earth, our keeper.

With sheaths of corn and braided bread,
We feast upon Earth’s carpet;
Bestowing thanks and gratitude
For her abundant harvest.

One day, our golden days shall fade
As autumn’s reign begins;
With heavy hearts, we’ll forge ahead
Before the veil grows thin.

May reverence and gratitude
Be born to every child,
For Earth’s fine fruits and wholesomeness
Are fortunes of the wild.

Descendants of the scattered stars,
May blessings come your way;
May Mother Earth sustain your soul
On this fine harvest day.

© 2016 Amelia Dashwood, All rights reserved.

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Jared Leto, in the making of Panic Room:

David [Fincher] has something to do with everything, in a good way… he actually braided my hair. A lot of people don’t know this about David, but he spent a big part of his youth in the islands and learned how to braid corn rows. (x)

Eau so Fresh

Fandom: Legend of Zelda (present day AU)
Pairing: Link x Zelda
Also available on FFN and AO3

Usually the closer to closing customers came in, the more it annoyed Zelda. Her personal rule of thumb was that at whatever time a store said they closed, they actually closed half an hour before that; and the only people who didn’t observe that rule were people who have never worked in retail themselves. But for a customer as… well, sexy, as this man was…

She watched the man reach behind him to scratch his back, and she couldn’t help but notice his tattooed bicep flexing through his rolled up sleeve.

Oh yeah, she could make an exception.

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