“Never tie your happiness to the tail of someone else's kite.”
“Sometimes it's not what we hold on to that shapes our lives--it's what we're willing to let go of.”
“Maybe that's what love does - smooths the hard edges of life, giving us a gentle place to land when we fall.”
“I thought about that old saying, how we can never go home again. But I think it's more like a piece of us stays behind when we leave -- a piece we can never reclaim, one that awaits our next visit and demands that we remember.”
“You can't see the whole sky from one window.”
“But even so, I wondered--how well do we really ever know someone?”
“You're wrong, Mama. The world's beautiful, but you're so busy being disappointed in everything you don't see it!!”
“But I hurt everywhere, Mama. How do I make it stop?" She looked at me with a sad smile. "I don't know. Only you can figure that out. But try to remember something, Teddi: Never tie you happiness to the tail of someone else's kite.”
“I knew the flight into the crazy skies of love would always outweigh the uncertainty of days that didn't yet belong to me.”
“Never tie your happiness to the end of someone else's kite.”
“Perhaps the most insidious and least understood form of segregation is that of the word.”
“Visionary fiction” is a term we developed to distinguish science fiction that has relevance toward building new, freer worlds from the mainstream strain of science fiction, which most often reinforces dominant narratives of power. Visionary fiction encompasses all of the fantastic, with the arc always bending toward justice. We believe this space is vital for any process of decolonization, because the decolonization of the imagination is the most dangerous and subversive form there is: for it is where all other forms of decolonization are born. Once the imagination is unshackled, liberation is limitless.”
“It seems those most likely to miss God’s work in the world are those most convinced they know exactly what to look for, the ones who expect God to play by the rules.”
“Don’t let hope make you stupid.”
“There are a lot of lonely kids in this world, but the problem is they don’t know about each other.”
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