“You won’t allow me to go to school.
I won’t become a doctor.
One day you will be sick.”—
— Poem written by an 11 year old Afghan girl
This poem was recorded in a NYT magazine article about female underground poetry groups in Afghanistan. An amazing article about the ways in which women are using a traditional two line poetry form to express their resistance to male oppression, their feelings about love (considered blasphemous), and their doubts about religion.
“You’ve seen the sun flatten and take strange shapes just before it sinks in the ocean. Do you have to tell yourself every time that it’s an illusion caused by atmospheric dust and light distorted by the sea, or do you simply enjoy the beauty of it?”—John Steinbeck, Sweet Thursday (via 1beauty)
Ok well now I don’t want to sleep cos’ Gary’s tweeting and this makes me sad because my tweets aren’t amazing enough for him to tweet me back, unhappy face :(
Welcome to the club :( No, really, I think it’s just pure chance. It’s probably all about…
I’m sure it’s pure chance, look at his reaction to the Jane Fonda workout we had RT the heck out of it and eventually he saw it. Don’t give up I’m hoping for a reply one too. X
Yeah, I’m not losing hope but every time I see him retweeting and I’m like “LOVE ME” haha :’) I get so worked up :$ I wish you the very best for getting a reply too! :-) x
You’re not alone in this! ;)
Thank you for the RTs guys, I owe you all big time! And yes, don’t lose hope. He randomly chooses the tweets to answer so keep trying. It really does pay! Wishing you luck!
Same here, still waiting… I’m happy when he answers someone i know from Tumblr though, it gives me hope! I’m sure we’ll all get a reply once! (and i hope very soon ;p) but i also don’t want to stalk him, like ‘GAAAARY, WHY DON’T YOU ANSWER MEEE???!!! :(((’ haha. So I’ll just keep waiting and trying! Good luck to all! :) x
It’s luck of the draw, really. I recommended a show and he replied to it saying he loved it, and loved the main character. DID not expect it with so many people tweeting him.