Baby geese leaving the nest for the first time. (http://www.buzzfeed.com/expresident/animal-pictures-you-need-to-see-before-you-die)
1. Mamihlapinatapei (Yagan, an indigenous language of Tierra del Fuego): The wordless yet meaningful look shared by two people who desire to initiate something, but are both reluctant to start.
2. Yuanfen(Chinese): A relationship by fate or destiny. This is a complex concept. It draws on principles of predetermination in Chinese culture, which dictate relationships, encounters and affinities, mostly among lovers and friends.
3. Cafuné (Brazilian Portuguese): The act of tenderly running your fingers through someone’s hair.
4. Retrouvailles (French): The happiness of meeting again after a long time.
5. Ilunga (Bantu): A person who is willing to forgive abuse the first time; tolerate it the second time, but never a third time.
6. La Douleur Exquise (French): The heart-wrenching pain of wanting someone you can’t have.
7. Koi No Yokan (Japanese): The sense upon first meeting a person that the two of you are going to fall into love.
8. Ya’aburnee(Arabic): “You bury me.” It’s a declaration of one’s hope that they’ll die before another person, because of how difficult it would be to live without them.
9. Forelsket: (Norwegian): The euphoria you experience when you’re first falling in love.
10. Saudade (Portuguese): The feeling of longing for someone that you love and is lost. Another linguist describes it as a “vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist.”
we are a beautiful people
even with EBT, tooth loss,
pepsis in our mouth
and two legged gold
gods migrating from
ushers of zen and christianity
daily resisting white privilege
conjuring floods and storm clouds,
but still lacking clout
the only ones despairing, joyful
and obedient enough to avert
by forcing the world to recognize
we cannot be free
unless they relinquish their
love of expansion and captivity
“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights, it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”
Nanna: “Do you lump up in the rain?”
Me: “What do you mean lump up?”
Nanna: “You know like how sugar lumps up in the rain.”
Nanette: “Is she your favorite now?”
Nanna: “Yes one of them.
Maya Women reversing that White Settler-Colonial Gaze.
exotic white ppl we see u