"When you’re happy, delightfully euphoric, you must take great care to capture it. In your thoughts, with your senses, in your deepest recollection. Because the gravity of life will inevitably bring your feet back to level ground. And as your shoes are tickled by blades of grass or dirtied by loosed earth, it’ll be nice to pull a piece of sky, joy, from your pocket, until you return to the clouds once more. -MH"
Angelina Jolie’s Surgery
Jolie’s medical decision says again what shouldn’t need re-saying: that a woman’s body is hers, that breasts are for something other than ogling, and that hard choices are made for strong reasons. Her decision to make her choice public is bold and brave and admirable. It is what celebrity is for.
—Rebecca Mead on Angelina Jolie’s decision to make her mastectomy public:
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."
Sex, Violence, and Radical Islam: Why ‘Persepolis’ Belongs in Public Schools
So we’re faced with a choice. Do we want to micromanage our schools for ideological purity? Or do we want kids to learn something — even, sometimes, something with which we might disagree? If we want the first, we should keep on as we’re keeping on. If we want the second, we need to stop being so worried that teachers might teach the wrong thing that we don’t let them teach anything at all.
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