Le Trio Joubran
letriojoubran: “Notre musique est la preuve pour tous que la Palestine existe”
In a colorblind society, White people, who are unlikely to experience...– Monica Williams, Ph.D for Psychology Today, “Colorblind Ideology is a Form of Racism (via willworkforwords)
People do not seem to realise that their opinion of the world is also a...– Ralph Waldo Emerson (via thorbjork)
Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.– Hafiz (via hanging-teeth)
النساء الجميلات تقف لهُنْ القلوبُ إنبهاراً .. لكن الحظ لا يقف لهُنّ إحتراماً– نزار قباني
sexhaver: baby boomers out here talking shit like they didn’t elect reagan
Do not take someone’s silence as his pride, perhaps he is busy fighting with his...– Ali ibn Abi Talib (ra)
The less you know, the sounder you sleep.– Russian Proverb (via chikeeto)
Never believe a man can change a woman Those men are pretenders who think that...– Nizar Qabbani (via pakizah) One of the most powerful Qabbani poems, hands down. There’s so much more to this long poem, like: Never believe what a man says about himself that he is the one who makes the poems and makes the children It is the woman who writes the poems and the man who signs...
But an educated woman, I suppose, can’t resist the temptation to correct an...– Autobiography of Malcolm X, Malcolm X (via keshmeshak)
د تورو جنګ وای مابه وکړی د نصیب جنګ دی وارخطا ولاړه یمه If it was a battle of...– Pashto Landay (Landays are couplets written by anonymous authors about love, defeat, treason, patriotism and other topics. They are passed on through hearsay and in literature and music.)
mattfoundglory: the only reason i wear all black is so i can absorb the energy from the sun and become the most powerful being on the earth
I think I’ve had enough of Jordan. This is the first time abroad that I have not fallen in love with the country that I am living in. Seriously, I am one of those people who is always up for adventure & living like a native & all that jazz. I came here with an open mind, ready to experience this place, despite some negative comments from some [well, many] people… Come...
I can't believe I've come to this
I’m upset that Arab Idol won’t load on my laptop. All hail to Mohammed Assaf for igniting my Palestinian pride …and to the Kurdish chick
I may or may not have threatened a man who followed me for 10 minutes with a rock half my size. And he may or may or may not have sped away with a look of disbelief on his face. But I can verify that I am tired as fucking hell of the gender relations that exist in Jordan.
I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone...– Oscar Wilde (via thalamtnafsee)
if i never see you again i will always carry you inside outside on my...– Charles Bukowski (via positiveplease)
Sweetheart I’ve been frightfully busy but you know I have thought of you every...– Scott Fitzgerald to Zelda Fitzgerald, March 1919 (via faintsmiles)
How effed up my is my Arabic, you ask?
Growing up in the States only really speaking Arabic at home with ‘48 Palestinian parents [which means there are some hebrew words thrown around] who raised you around mostly Lebanese & Egyptians while never becoming quite good at Fus7a until studying in Morocco & further more speaking the same way your mom and all the other women from dar Arayti do [very feminine, clear, & with...
Please pray for the folks in Boston and recall how frequently our brothers and...– Lee Weissman (via not-one-step-back)
Tonight, I am in Haifa, on the roof of my aunt’s house. I can see the entire city, the ocean, and the view is breathtaking. There are no words for this city, which I have not visited in 7 years, but have already re-fallen in love with. Tonight is also the eve of what is Independence Day for Israelis, and el-Nakba (the Catastrophe) for us Palestinians. I can see fireworks outside, as I sit...
eastlondoner: It’s mind-blowing to know that apartheid (officially) ended in South Africa in 1994 - only 19 years ago. There was still racial segregation in nineteen ninety-four. We were alive at the time.
As much as everything in Israel-Palestine can upset me,every time I come here, I remember how complicated things are in reality…how everything is shades of gray, not black and white. For instance, coming in from Jordan to Israel, I was the only person held up because I had two passports. I was scared and worried they weren’t going to let me in…I suppose it was apparent that I...