“War, want and concentration camps, exile from home and homeland, these have made me hate strife among men, but they have not made me lose faith in the future of mankind. … If man has been able to create the arts, the sciences and the material civilization we know in America, why should he be judged powerless to create justice, fraternity and peace?”
-Ladis Kristof, father of Nicholas Kristof.
As part of #Kristofize, our surprise celebration of Nicholas Kristof’s birthday, we’re raising funds for the Ladis Kristof Memorial Fellowship for Organizing and Activism. To learn more about Ladis, read Nick’s column about him. You can donate here.
Malala Yousafzai has inspired the world and has become a symbol of the girls of Pakistan’s Swat Valley and the millions of girls all over the world who do not have access to education. Let’s amplify the voices of these brave girls who deserve access to education and an opportunity to reach their full potential.
Tonight at the fourth annual Women in the World Summit, Angelina Jolie will honor Malala for her bravery.
Everything both good and bad leaves an emptiness when it goes. If the thing was bad, the emptiness goes away by itself. If the thing was good, then emptiness only goes away by finding something better.
One by one, everything alters, and all that is beautiful drifts away like the waters.
There are mystical countries that are a part of one’s childhood. Those we remember and visit sometimes when we are asleep and dreaming. They are as lovely at night as they were when we were children. If you ever go back to see them they are not there. But they are as fine in the night as they ever were if you have the luck to dream of them.