the holiday quote

Οχι, όχι δεν θέλω ξεκούραση. Ούτε ύπνο. Τουλάχιστον όχι πια. Θέλω ταξίδια, όνειρα και ατελείωτους περίπατους σε δρόμους, σοκάκια και δάση. Θέλω να δω καινούργια μέρη, καινούργιους ανθρώπους. Ρουτίνιασα αγάπη μου.

Billie Holiday was performing in a Manhattan club in 1943, and between sets she took a seat at a table and ordered her usual Top and Bottom (a mixture of gin and port wine). Two white sailors from the South, on leave in the Big Apple, approached her, wanting to know where a “darkie” got off wearing a mink coat. When Lady told them to get lost they snuffed out their cigarettes in her mink. Without pause, Holiday told them to meet her outside, if they had any balls. At which point Holiday proceeded to beat them both unconscious with her fists. It was a bad idea to mess with Lady Day.
—  Rich English on the toughness of Billie Holiday

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Surviving Time With Toxic Family/Friends

• Be the light
• No ego
• No emotionally heavy convos
• Stay in your center
• Take nothing personal
• Inhale deep
• Exhale slow
• Focus on the good––only
• Send love and light through the entire space
• Come light
• Leave light
May the Force be with you. ✨  

–– Lalah Delia | VibrateHigherDaily