Music in the soul can be heard by the universe. - Thích Nhất Hạnh (via purplebuddhaproject)

(via purplebuddhaproject)

And the truth of the matter is that over the last thirteen years, the Israeli government has killed a Palestinian child every three days. Between 2000 and 2013, the Israeli Defense Forces killed 1518 Palestinian children. That means every nine days there is a Palestinian catastrophe equal to the catastrophe of the murder of these three Israeli boys. The lives of these Israeli boys are sacred, and so are the lives of the Palestinian children. We somehow have to be able to say, without anger but with compassionate clarity, that the Israeli boys were murdered unjustly, yet they were settlers living in a colonial occupation that the world community considers illegal. - One Palestinian child has been killed by Israel every 3 days for the past 13 years. (via mehreenkasana)

(via verbalessence)

I use to sing all the time

but it feels like there’s nothing to be joyous about. I’m too awake and too aware. It feels like every time I chose to pay attention to the news. Especially in regards to Palestine and Israel, there’s always something happening that is devastatingly bad that I don’t want to sing. I don’t feel joy just utter frustration that I am here. Able bodied and fully committed to doing something…but I have no clue what would help…so I sing.

Because singing through the pain, the confusion, and the bullshit is a lot better than being complacent and unmoved by violence and brutality.