Dian Pelangi, Indonesian fashion designer.
Oh my God.
Pretty much everything.
(Plan II major at UT)
This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.
THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you.
historical context is everything.
Let it Go: College Edition
I know it’s trendy to fight the system and cry that we are all becoming slaves of technology, but this attitude overlooks that computers and phones are tools for communicating. When someone thinks I’m an idiot smiling at a machine, I’m actually smiling at my girlfriend who is 10000 miles away and whom I would have never met if not for these newfangled electronics. As they say: when the wise man points to the moon, the fool looks at the finger.
This is a topic that I’ve been wanting to tackle for a while now; much credit to this excellent post for bringing it to the front of my brain.
WHAT THE FUCK AM I WATCHING????
So a tip for my followers who work retail
Or wait or anything that requires you be on your feet for 6+ hours
Like you know how your feet feel all bruisey on the bottom after work and the pain still won’t be gone by the next morning and you have to deal w/ that pain AND the pain of the day to come
Well like my doctor told me that that bruisey feeling is cause standing on your feet all days causes fluids in your body to pool in your feet
So like at night he told me to elevate my legs with two pillows so the fluids can drain easier or w/e and ho damn.
It helps so much, Jesus Christ. No more limpy mornings.
Idk if this is even new information for y’all but just in case
I care about you
oliviadoodly said:COLLAPSING ON FLOOR
TRIES TO PICK YOU UP BUT COLLAPSES ON FLOOR WITH YOU.
Actually I ended up collapsing on my bed and I woke up but still feel like I just dug myself up from my grave
Neville is a perfect example of how one single ingredient in the recipe can either ruin your casserole (or stew, or treacle tart, whatever you like), or utterly perfect your whole dish. Neville is the tide-turner, the shiny hinge. And all because he happens to be in the same position as Wormtail… but makes all the hard choices that Pettigrew refused the first time around. Other characters are in similar positions, but none of them go so far as Neville. None of them prove that the shaping of destiny is all on the individual the way he does.