a queen quotes...

Thank you for being here
Because you are not there. -G.Stein

I got 99 problems... palsy is just one

Not because she is Palestinian

Not because she is gorgeous.

Not because she is from New Jersey.

But because she is smart

and because she is funny. 

It was easy to quit smoking two years ago.

It was easy to start again last week.

It’s hard to quit a second time. 

A sad time. 

In Israel.

In India. 

I am connecting to that time. 

But like that time, this time too will fade into pictures and a gut feeling. 


I woke up in the middle of the class I taught. 

I had been dreaming that I was a mystic, a poet, and a mother. 

The greatness of the feminine was beside me and

all my students were animals, grazing, and milking.

I woke up and I was smoking a white cigarette 

while my dog ran up and down the stairs, I leaned back

against the fence and I prayed to Jesus.

While I leaned, the wind blew my skirt around my knees 

and I knew that I experienced the ancient tradition of anxiety.

I woke up to the sound of music in my bedroom.

I was not alone and I knew that the journey was not finished. 

Remember that you have only one soul; that you have only one death to die; that you have only one life, which is short and has to be lived by you alone; and there is only one glory, which is eternal. If you do this, there will be many things about which you care nothing.

—Teresa of Avila

I lean to you, numb as a fossil. Tell me I’m here.

—Sylvia Plath (via weaverofstars)

(via nicalea)

According to Kabbala women do not have to pray because they have G-d built inside them more so than men. While men have to be reminded of his presence three times a day when they are called to prayer. Women sit separately from the men in the synagogue because this way they are closer to G-d and they are not disturbed in their prayers from the “wondering eyes of the males.” Also, according to Kabbala, the main mystical Jewish text, when Moshiach will come, the world will run according to the feminine presence, the Malchus.

Federica Valabrega

US Navy Videos

Gd knows I would never post anything good about the military in this place- BUT I feel exceptionally proud of my Uncle who is the director of the Military’s Sexual Abuse Research in the Navy… 

there are grooves in the big system

there are moves in my heartbeat

E. M. Broner

E. M. Broner