Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
For those that here we see no more;
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.
-In Memoriam A.H.H, Lord Alfred Tennyson
The italicized stanza is on my 2012 vision board. This whole poem is magical but it also encapsulates a lot of 2011 for me and some very dear friends. So ring out the old, indeed.
Melody Ehsani (via melodysblog)
What she said.
-Joan Jett” —(via shit-girls-say)
- White woman: Negrodamus, why is President Bush so sure that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction?
- Negrodamus: Because he has the receipt.
Wealth without work
Pleasure without conscience
Science without humanity
Knowledge without character
Politics without principle
Commerce without morality
Worship without sacrifice.
I’m not between you and your ambition
I am a poster girl with no poster
I am thirty-two flavors and then some
And I’m beyond your peripheral vision
So you might want to turn your head
Cause someday you might find you’re starving
and eating all of the words you said.” —Ani DiFranco