My last piece of advice is this simple… Persevere. Because nothing worthwhile is easy.
— President Obama, in his commencement address at Barnard College today (via barackobama)
You will remember that leaping stream
where sweet aromas rose and trembled,
and sometimes a bird, wearing water
and slowness, its winter feathers.
You will remember those gifts from the earth:
indelible scents, gold clay,
weeds in the thicket and crazy roots,
magical thorns like swords.
You’ll remember the bouquet you picked,
shadows and silent water,
bouquet like a foam-covered stone.
That time was like never, and like always.
So we go there, where nothing is waiting;
we find everything waiting there.
For my people everywhere..Let a new earth rise. Let another world be born…Let a second generation full of courage issue forth; let a people
loving freedom come to growth.
— ~Margaret Walker (via imaniuzuri)