If you aren’t unhappy sometimes you don’t know how to be happy.– Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time (via bookmania)
“Attending births is like growing roses. You have to marvel at the ones that just open up and bloom at the first kiss of the sun but you wouldn’t dream of pulling open the petals of the tightly closed buds and forcing them to blossom to your time line.” Gloria Lemay I’m late, but I have patience. I’m a tighly closed bud.
beingblog: “I do not wish them to have power over men; but over themselves.” ~18th-century philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Photo by Valerie Everett. (Taken with instagram)
English con Salsa →
Welcome to ESL 100, English Surely Latinized, inglés con chile y cilantro, English as American as Benito Juárez. Welcome, muchachos from Xochicalco, learn the language of dólares and dolores, of kings and queens, of Donald Duck and Batman. Holy Toluca! In four months you’ll be speaking like George Washington, in four weeks you can ask, More coffee? In two months you can say, May I take your...
coolchicksfromhistory: Midwife going on a call, 1941 Siloam, Green County, Georgia (vicinity)
La sirena. Soledad thought back to the night she had woken to find her parents laughing at the kitchen table, beans, cards, and an empty bottle of mezcal sprawled out before them. She had crawled into her mother’s lap, and had stayed there silently as her parents sang to her, until she finally drifted to sleep. The last thing she saw before she closed her eyes was a card on the table- a...
Happy Women's History Month
coolchicksfromhistory: Sor Juana de la Cruz (1648-1695) Born and raised near Mexico City, Juana was the illegitimate daughter of a Spanish Army officer and a Criollo woman. She showed an interest in learning early on. At the age of 3, Juana followed her older sister to school and convinced her sister’s teacher to show her how to read. By the time she was 13, she had learned math, logic,...
clairedeluneab: “No estudio para saber más, sino para ignorar menos. - Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz”