“We plan our lives according to a dream that came to us in our childhood, and we find that life alters our plans. And yet, at the end, from a rare height, we also see that our dream was our fate. It's just that providence had other ideas as to how we would get there. Destiny plans a different route, or turns the dream around, as if it were a riddle, and fulfills the dream in ways we couldn't have expected.” -Ben Okri
p.s. Ben Okri was a Nigerian author who used magic realism to convey the social and political chaos in his country, 1959.
"All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible." -T.E. Lawrence
Be kind to your daughters. Take responsibility. Protect them. Love them. Always.
Fathers, to your daughters, you are their world. It's you who they look to when someone wrongs them. It is you that they know will always defend them. It is you that they will love unconditionally. Never take their love for granted.
"So fathers, be good to your daughters. Daughters will love like you do. Girls become lovers who turn into mothers. So mothers, be good to your daughters too." Daughters - John Mayer
I'm dedicating this post to all the women of the world.
To every woman who has ever been called a slut. To every woman who has ever been harassed. To every women made to come second to a man. To every woman who has been forced to put aside their dreams for someone else. To every woman who has been hurt by a man. To every woman who hates herself because the world wills it. To every woman feeling alone in this world, without a glimmer of hope in sight. To every woman who has ever had to give up a baby because the father left. To every woman who is struggling to support her child on her own. To every woman who reads this... you are special.
Little girl, hold your head up high, walk with confidence... never let anyone tell you that you aren't descended from royalty. You are beautiful, intelligent, creative, insightful, and above all... unique.
"You are beautiful no matter what they say. Words can't bring you down. 'Cause you are beautiful in every single way. Yes, words can't bring you down. So don't you bring me down today." Beautiful - Christina Aguilera