Nayyirah Waheed and Warsan Shire
August 17, 2013, 10:14 am
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“We have all hurt someone tremendously, whether by intent or accident. We have all loved someone tremendously, whether by intent or accident. It is an intrinsic human trait, and a deep responsibility, I think, to be an organ and a blade. But, learning to forgive ourselves and others because we have not chosen wisely is what makes us most human. We make horrible mistakes. It’s how we learn. We breathe love. It’s how we learn. And it is inevitable.” — N. Waheed

 

“Come with every wound and every woman you’ve ever loved; every lie you’ve ever told and whatever it is that keeps you up at night. Every mouth you’ve punched in, all the blood you’ve ever tasted. Come with every enemy you’ve ever made and all the family you’ve ever buried and every dirty thing you’ve ever done; every drink that’s burnt your throat and every morning you’ve woken with nothing and no one. Come with all your loss, your regrets, sins, memories, black outs, secrets. I’ve never seen anything more beautiful than you”- Warsan Shire

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[…] — Nayyirah Waheed, from kepthoney.com […]

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[…] us as human beings, I had to follow that up with something equally as spectacular. If you visit the kepthoney.com blog, you’ll see the above piece went with/came right after Ms. Waheed’s own sparkling […]

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