A Dandy Hope

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen but on what is unseen. For what is seen is only temporary but what is unseen is eternal.

"Thank you" I answered, unsure of the proper American response to her gracious enthusiasm. In the Arab world, gratitude is a language unto itself, "May Allah bless the hands that give me this gift"; "Beauty is in your eyes that find me pretty"; "May God extend your life"; "May Allah never deny your prayer"; "May the next meal you cook for us be in celebration of your son’s wedding…of your daughter’s graduation…your mother’s recovery"; and so on, an infinite string of prayerful appreciation. Coming from such a culture, I have always found a mere "thank you" an insufficient expression that makes my voice sound miserly and ungrateful."

Susan Abulhawa (Mornings in Jenin)

So beautiful though

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There is definitely something to this.

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sansaonthethrone:

goblet of fire au where everything is the same except durmstrang is an all-girls school with ladies who are the toughest ever and make sure you won’t forget those bruises if you piss them off enough and beauxbatons is an all-boys school with guys who are very dainty and graceful but will take you down with a flawless ballet move

also cedric doesn’t die

This would be awesome

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actor meme: character that made me fall in love— Ned the Pie Maker

All kinds of adorable

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