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"It may be that when we no longer know which way to go that we have come to our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings."
— Wendell Berry

When to ignore our advice and book your flight as early as possible | CheapAir →

The magic number for Africa….166 days (5.5 months). Who really knows their travel plans 5.5 months in advance????

— 1 month ago
#travel  #flights  #international  #price  #booking 
Good Morning Kigali!

Good Morning Kigali!

— 1 month ago with 1 note
Conundrums

suntbone:

salmiakkivodka:

If dudes are expected to have a lot of sex

But ladies are expected to stay virgins until marriage

But homosexuality is bad

I’m really confused who dudes are supposed to be having all that sex with

Guys I got it

Society is literally telling dudes to go fuck themselves

(via thedharmaking)

— 1 month ago with 676925 notes
africaisdonesuffering:

Long Distance Loving
the phone rings. you are eight and you groan. it’s muqdisho, nairobi, london, toronto, juba, detroit, addis, cairo, edmonton. you can tell it’s long distance from the way it rings higher and longer than usual. you are closest to the phone which means you have no choice but to pick it up. slowly, you reach out for the receiver.
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you are nine and in the car and the family’s driving to kfc. your parents are talking about politics, about transitional federal governments, about your grandmother and sending money back home. you and your brothers are arguing about video games when suddenly your father yells at you to stop talking in french. you speak enough french at school and outside he says, and that as long as you are at home or out in family you can only speak somali.
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you are ten and your father’s brother is calling from detroit and when you start speaking to him he laughs a delighted laugh and tells you he is proud you can hold a proper conversation in somali. suddenly this language that once filled you with shame (because you did not speak it with the ease you felt you should’ve) becomes a source of pride. he tells you to use it more, to be grateful because a lot of kids born and raised in the west don’t get to learn the languages of back home.
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africaisdonesuffering:

Long Distance Loving

the phone rings. you are eight and you groan. it’s muqdisho, nairobi, london, toronto, juba, detroit, addis, cairo, edmonton. you can tell it’s long distance from the way it rings higher and longer than usual. you are closest to the phone which means you have no choice but to pick it up. slowly, you reach out for the receiver.

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you are nine and in the car and the family’s driving to kfc. your parents are talking about politics, about transitional federal governments, about your grandmother and sending money back home. you and your brothers are arguing about video games when suddenly your father yells at you to stop talking in french. you speak enough french at school and outside he says, and that as long as you are at home or out in family you can only speak somali.

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you are ten and your father’s brother is calling from detroit and when you start speaking to him he laughs a delighted laugh and tells you he is proud you can hold a proper conversation in somali. suddenly this language that once filled you with shame (because you did not speak it with the ease you felt you should’ve) becomes a source of pride. he tells you to use it more, to be grateful because a lot of kids born and raised in the west don’t get to learn the languages of back home.

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(via africaisdonesuffering)

— 1 month ago with 74 notes
#somali  #africa  #immigrants 
Here's Every State's Favorite Band →
— 1 month ago
#music 
Aid workers: These are your life options ... →
— 1 month ago
#UN  #NGO  #overseas  #expat  #life options  #future 

youngblackandvegan:

diokpara:

nomadicphoto:

Corner of Her Mind.

dope

glory

Stripe shirt love.

(via solarmulunda)

— 1 month ago with 4137 notes
#stripes  #fashion