"They call us now.
Before they drop the bombs.
The phone rings
and someone who knows my first name
calls and says in perfect Arabic
“This is David.”
And in my stupor of sonic booms and glass shattering symphonies
still smashing around in my head
I think “Do I know any Davids in Gaza?”
They call us now to say
You have 58 seconds from the end of this message.
Your house is next.
They think of it as some kind of
war time courtesy.
It doesn’t matter that
there is nowhere to run to.
It means nothing that the borders are closed
and your papers are worthless
and mark you only for a life sentence
in this prison by the sea
and the alleyways are narrow
and there are more human lives
packed one against the other
more than any other place on earth
Just run.
We aren’t trying to kill you.
It doesn’t matter that
you can’t call us back to tell us
the people we claim to want aren’t in your house
that there’s no one here
except you and your children
who were cheering for Argentina
sharing the last loaf of bread for this week
counting candles left in case the power goes out.
It doesn’t matter that you have children.
You live in the wrong place
and now is your chance to run
to nowhere.
It doesn’t matter
that 58 seconds isn’t long enough
to find your wedding album
or your son’s favorite blanket
or your daughter’s almost completed college application
or your shoes
or to gather everyone in the house.
It doesn’t matter what you had planned.
It doesn’t matter who you are
Prove you’re human.
Prove you stand on two legs.

Running Orders. By Lena Khalaf Tuffaha (via two-browngirls)

"You deserve to be with somebody who will drive three hours, just to see you for one."

Guidelines For Finding Someone Worthwhile (via sassyfag)

zignition <3 

I’ve been very MIA. Didn’t know being an adult was this time consuming…

Ramadan Mubarak loves! Hope all of you have a blessed month :) Ameen! Remember me in your duas <3

Anonymous said: Also, do you know other bloggers like you? Thank you!!

Anyone wanna help me out with this question?? 

Anonymous said: Where can I find a link to all your studying abroad in Korea posts? I want to study in Korea for a at least a semester, I'm going to be a junior next year in college. I want to start asking questions but I know you're busy lol thanks so much ^^

Hi there, 

I’ve deactivated my YouTube for right now but you should check my archive from 2011. Most of the items regarding Seoul and my study abroad trip will be there! Other than that, you can send me questions here or email me and I’ll be more than happy to answer them! 

"Hathon ki lakiron pay mat ja ai Ghalib

Naseeb un ke bi hote hain jin k hath nahin hote"

Mirza Ghalib (via barbaadiyaan)

"When you allow yourself to be too attached to someone, you become weak, overly sensitive, and bruise much too easily. It’s not worth it."

Yasmin Mogahed  (via yehdil)

Aziz Ansari gets it. 


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