Factober

Of all the questions I get asked as an undocumented immigrant in the United States, there are two - asked in various permutations via email, social media or in person - that chill me to the bone: 'Why don't you just make yourself legal?' And: 'Why don't you get in the back of the line?'

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The hiss of the quenched element, the breakage of the pitcher which I had f

The hiss of the quenched element, the breakage of the pitcher which I had flung from my hand when I had emptied it, and, above all, the splash of the shower-bath I had liberally bestowed, roused Mr Rochester at last though it was dark, I knew he was awake
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If trees can create art, if they can encircle the globe seven times in one

If trees can create art, if they can encircle the globe seven times in one year, if prisoners can grow plants and raise frogs, then perhaps there are other static entities that we hold inside ourselves, like grief, like addictions, like racism, that can a
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Losing him was like having a hole shot straight through me, a painful, cons

Losing him was like having a hole shot straight through me, a painful, constant reminder, an absence I could never fill.
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Life, Tavi reflected, seldom makes a gift of what one expects or plans for.

Life, Tavi reflected, seldom makes a gift of what one expects or plans for.
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People respect those who know how to admit their own mistakes and see their

People respect those who know how to admit their own mistakes and see their own weaknesses. If you heart is as transparent as crystal, people will respect you.
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We need to consciously remember that we have more responsibility to protect

We need to consciously remember that we have more responsibility to protect our planet, because without it we have nowhere else to live.
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People are easily intimidated when they decorate their home. They think it

People are easily intimidated when they decorate their home. They think it has to be one way. But there's no one way. It's your way, your style. At the end of the day, you have to live there. It's your cocoon, your nest. You have to be happy in it.
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Accept 'what is' they say. What if I don't want to?- Juliette Power

Accept 'what is' they say. What if I don't want to?- Juliette Power
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It's so amazing to hear a crowd of people singing one of your songs. It's t

It's so amazing to hear a crowd of people singing one of your songs. It's the best feeling.
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I kept my babies fed. I could have dumped them, but I didn't. I decided tha

I kept my babies fed. I could have dumped them, but I didn't. I decided that whatever trip I was on, they were going with me. You're looking at a real daddy.
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It takes an artist…. to be an artist

It takes an artist…. to be an artist
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Money can buy you everything to fill your time but it cannot buy time itsel

Money can buy you everything to fill your time but it cannot buy time itself. And things are definitely not time.
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