austinkleon: Mary Oliver’s instructions for living a life. From her poem “Sometimes,” found in the collection Red Bird. 5.Two or three times in my life I discovered love.Each time it seemed to solve everything.Each time it solved a great many thingsbut not everything.Yet left me as grateful as if it had indeed, andthoroughly, solved everything. …

106-year Old Woman Dancing with the Obamas

Today in “I will miss President and First Lady Obama” and also “Why representation matters”: 106-year old Black woman Virginia McLaurin was able to fulfill a dream this weekend by visiting the White House and meeting the Obamas during a Black History Month celebration. So wonderful to see the joy on all their faces. So important to …

What I’ve come to learn is that the world is never saved in grand messianic gestures, but in the simple accumulation of gentle, soft, almost invisible acts of compassion. Chris Abani (via wordsnquotes)