quietly explosive

all internal chatter, patches for a virtual quilt

headlikeanorange:

Paasvuur (Easter fire)

headlikeanorange:

Paasvuur (Easter fire)

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Today I called a depression hotline
Because I was awake before the sun and
Nobody else was.
A woman on the other end answered.
Just before I opened my mouth
I thought about if anyone ever thought to
Ask them if they were alright.
So I did.
Over the phone I could almost hear her smile as she said
“I’m doing just fine.”

I’ve been conditioned to hold my breath
When I walk by cemeteries or
When ambulances pass by.
Sometimes it is not always beauty that robs your lungs.

In the 5th grade I accidentally broke a boy’s finger.
I feel guilty about it still.

I’ve been single for almost a decade.
When I was telling my friend about
Another botched attempt at getting close with a girl she said
“You’re too soft for a man. You’re too nice.
Girls want to hug boys like you, not kiss them.”

I can’t help that my arms tremble when I hold someone,
I don’t want to break something so precious.
I can’t help that I cry more out of love than I do sadness.

I am not a shell, I am not steel.
My skin is dark but it is not rough.
My body writes checks out to any homeless heart.
My lips bruise trying to talk people into sleep.
I am soft, I am tender.

“You’re Too Soft For A Man.” ” - Nishat Ahmed

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witnessingthisdunya:

themuselim:

I wanted to verify the story and found this article.
This is the example of the prophet, it’s not what he was wearing or how long his beard was that defined his imaan and detachment from selfish pleasures. May Allah make giving easy for us.

:’)

witnessingthisdunya:

themuselim:

I wanted to verify the story and found this article.

This is the example of the prophet, it’s not what he was wearing or how long his beard was that defined his imaan and detachment from selfish pleasures. May Allah make giving easy for us.

:’)

(Source: aburayyaan, via theidealmuslimah)

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sollertias:

Portrait of Mrs. Andrew Reid by George Romney, c. 1788 (detail)

sollertias:

Portrait of Mrs. Andrew Reid by George Romney, c. 1788 (detail)

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myfairytaleeverafter:

More?
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conflictingheart:

The Many Expressions of Marutaro the Hedgehog [via]

Only reblogging because I think wanderwomann will like this. :)

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