breakingnews:

Mormon women’s group founder excommunicated
NBC News: The founder of a Mormon women’s group, Kate Kelly, was excommunicated Monday by an all-male panel of judges who said she can only return if she abandons her cause.  Kelly is the co-founder of Ordain Women, which wants equal standing for women in the church.
Photo: Kate Kelly, left, walks with supporters to the Church Office Building of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday in Salt Lake City. (Rick Bowmer / AP Photo)

breakingnews:

Mormon women’s group founder excommunicated

NBC News: The founder of a Mormon women’s group, Kate Kelly, was excommunicated Monday by an all-male panel of judges who said she can only return if she abandons her cause.

Kelly is the co-founder of Ordain Women, which wants equal standing for women in the church.

Photo: Kate Kelly, left, walks with supporters to the Church Office Building of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday in Salt Lake City. (Rick Bowmer / AP Photo)

Reblogged from breakingnews

When your past 
comes to live
in the woods
behind your house, 
you must go
to the window,
 forgive yourself 
once again, 
and welcome
the creature
that suns himself
on the sill.
Nancy Compton Williams
Write because you want to communicate with yourself. Write because you want to communicate with someone else. Write because life is weird and tragic and amazing. Write because talking is difficult. Write because it polishes the heart. Write because you can. Write because you can’t. Write because there is a blackbird outside of my window right now and oh my god isn’t that the best start to the day? Write because you’re trying to figure yourself out. Write because you might not ever figure yourself out. Write because there still aren’t enough love poems in the world.
Dalton Day, interviewed for Banango Street (via bostonpoetryslam)
humansofnewyork:

"We’re eye doctors.""What’s something about the eye that most people don’t realize?""The eye doesn’t see. The brain sees. The eye just transmits. So what we see isn’t only determined by what comes through the eyes. What we see is affected by our memories, our feelings, and by what we’ve seen before."

humansofnewyork:

"We’re eye doctors."
"What’s something about the eye that most people don’t realize?"
"The eye doesn’t see. The brain sees. The eye just transmits. So what we see isn’t only determined by what comes through the eyes. What we see is affected by our memories, our feelings, and by what we’ve seen before."

Reblogged from humansofnewyork

practice resurrection.

Love the quick profit, the annual raise,

vacation with pay. Want more

of everything ready-made. Be afraid

to know your neighbors and to die.

And you will have a window in your head.

Not even your future will be a mystery

any more. Your mind will be punched in a card

and shut away in a little drawer.

When they want you to buy something

they will call you. When they want you

to die for profit they will let you know.

So, friends, every day do something

that won’t compute. Love the Lord.

Love the world. Work for nothing.

Take all that you have and be poor.

Love someone who does not deserve it.

Denounce the government and embrace

the flag. Hope to live in that free

republic for which it stands.

Give your approval to all you cannot

understand. Praise ignorance, for what man

has not encountered he has not destroyed.

Ask the questions that have no answers.

Invest in the millenium. Plant sequoias.

Say that your main crop is the forest

that you did not plant,

that you will not live to harvest.

Say that the leaves are harvested

when they have rotted into the mold.

Call that profit. Prophesy such returns.

Put your faith in the two inches of humus

that will build under the trees

every thousand years.

Listen to carrion — put your ear

close, and hear the faint chattering

of the songs that are to come.

Expect the end of the world. Laugh.

Laughter is immeasurable. Be joyful

though you have considered all the facts.

So long as women do not go cheap

for power, please women more than men.

Ask yourself: Will this satisfy

a woman satisfied to bear a child?

Will this disturb the sleep

of a woman near to giving birth?

Go with your love to the fields.

Lie down in the shade. Rest your head

in her lap. Swear allegiance

to what is nighest your thoughts.

As soon as the generals and the politicos

can predict the motions of your mind,

lose it. Leave it as a sign

to mark the false trail, the way

you didn’t go.

Be like the fox

who makes more tracks than necessary,

some in the wrong direction.

Practice resurrection.” 

Wendell Berry