Glori: “Uptown, there, is Central Park… an’ off to the right is the river an’ New Jersey… an’ you can see the bridges… Matthew, you’re weepin’. What’s wrong?”

Matt: “I’m not sure… I grew up in Hell’s Kitchen… at the time, one of the nastiest areas in the city. Never got out of it, really… never really saw anything but filthy streets and crumbling buildings… I lost my sight when I was barely into my teens. I guess I’d forgotten the little of beauty I’d experienced. And I had no idea there was so much more. So much, Glorianna… so much beauty. Everything– so beautiful.” 

[Daredevil vol. 1 #223 by Denny O’Neil, David Mazzucchelli, Ken Feduniewicz, et al.] 

    Matt has had his vision restored a number of times (though for maximum emotional impact, each instance is treated like the first). In this particular situation, a cosmic being called the Beyonder gifts Matt with sight as payment for a legal service he wants rendered by Nelson and Murdock. Matt is iffy about helping the Beyonder, and refuses to accept the giant pile of money initially offered (because Matt never pays much attention to the law firm’s financial situation, to Foggy’s perpetual dismay), so the Beyonder tries a much more drastic bribe. Matt spends his temporary time among the sighted with his girlfriend Glori, who– being a photographer– is eager to share with him the wonders of the visual world. 

    Matt will never have his sight permanently restored– not just because it would cheapen and negate the whole concept of the comic, but also because Matt would never allow it. From a practical standpoint, it’s a distraction. He doesn’t want it, he doesn’t need it. He’s so accustomed to operating with his usual array of senses that adding the extra input of vision into the mix scatters his perception and throws off his groove– particularly in fights, where that sort of thing matters most. But there’s also the explanation he gives the Beyonder in this issue– who finally agrees to take back his gift after Matt threatens to sue him. Matt argues, essentially, that being able to see would spoil him. It’s a beautiful thing to him– not something he generally wishes for, but still something he enjoys whenever he ends up with it– and he doesn’t want a desire for sight, or a fear of losing it again, to get in the way of him living his life. 

When it was Ruki’s time to come out on stage and he didn’t I was thinking “Oh man, is there trouble?!” and then Ruki came out holding a cake [laugh].  I was really touched.  I was able to have a really great birthday.
—  Reita at SHOXX Vol 223, Reita’s personal interview

Where to start reading Supergirl(Kara zor el)?

Let’s start with Superman/Batman #8

  • Superman/Batman #9-13, 19, 23, 27, 32, 62, 77
  • JSA Classified #2
  • Supergirl vol.5 (especially #0, 1, 2, 10-19, 20, 21, 23-27 28-33, 34-35, 37-42)
  • JLA #122-123
  • Infinite Crisis
  • Superman vol.2 #223
  • Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes vol.5 #15-37
  • Action Comics #850, 867, 881, 900
  • Amazons Attack! #4-6
  • Blue Beetle vol.8 #18
  • Teen Titans vol.3 #48-49, 50-54, 55, 66, 99-100
  • Brave and the Bold vol.3 #2, 4, 17, 18
  • Final Crisis
  • Justice League: Cry for Justice
  • Superman/Supergirl: Maelstrom #1-5
  • World’s Finest #3-4
  • Batgirl vol.3 #14
  • Blackest Night: Superman #1-3
  • Superman:Last Stand Of New Krypton
  • War of The Supermen 1
  • Justice League of America vol.2 #45-46
  • Supergirl vol.6 nu52

Also check out Supergirl: Many Happy Returns #75-81 and also Supergirl’s cosmic adventures in 8th grade

If you think I missed anything let me know :)

“The blues, of course, are about finding the good in the bad, playing through the pain to extract the joy and the lesson within. The scenario presented in this Carrie Mae Weems photograph from the Kitchen Table Series contains all of the tensions and dualities embedded in the blues: His succulent lobster is completely eaten, while hers remains untouched. His glass is almost empty, while hers is full. Eyes closed, they are both lost in the shared moment. As he plays, she sings and touches his face tenderly, cigarette dangling from her free hand. A man and a woman, lost in beautiful, poetic, and forever enigmatic moment.”

Dawoud Bey, an excerpt from his reflection on Carrie Mae Weem’s series in Aperture, Vol. 223 Vision & Justice

The Relationship Between the Noble Wives of the Messenger of Allāh (ﷺ)

It is reported that ‘Ā’ishah (Allāh be pleased with her) said,

“Umm Habibāh (Allāh be pleased with her) called for me on her deathbed and said, 'There used to occur between us the kinds of things that happen between co-wives (al-darā’ir), so may Allāh forgive me and you those things.’

I said, ‘May Allāh forgive you all those things and release you from [all liability] for that.’

She replied, ‘You have made me happy, may Allāh make you happy.’

And she sent for Umm Salamah (Allāh be pleased with her) and said the same things to her.’“

[Source: Imām Al-Dhahābee, Siyar A’laam Al-Nubalaa’, Vol. 2, p. 223]

Jeśli chociaż jednak osoba uważa to za fajne, to pojawienie się tutaj ma znaczenie.To nie tak, że nie chcę aby horyzonty słuchaczy się powiększały, ale chciałbym zwrócić najlepsze brzmienie tym, którzy twierdzą, że polubili nas za pierwszym razem. A także przez wzgląd na te osoby dla których musimy uczynić the GazettE jeszcze lepszym zespołem. [ dop. tł: Summer Sonic 2011]

Aoi, 2011

SHOXX Vol 223

“Oh People! During the Holy Month of Ramadan, recite a lot of supplication and seek Allah’s Pardon (Istegfar), because by means of supplications the calamities are removed from you and by means of asking Allah’s Pardon your sins are forgiven.”

— Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (ع),Wasail al-Shia, vol.7, p-223.