While the astronauts, heroes forever, spent mere hours on the moon, I have remained in this new world for nearly thirty years. I know that my achievement is quite ordinary. I am not the only man to seek his fortune far from home, and certainly I am not the first. Still, there are times I am bewildered by each mile I have traveled, each meal I have eaten, each person I have known, each room in which I have slept. As ordinary as it all appears, there are times when it is beyond my imagination.
Jhumpa Lahiri, Interpreter of Maladies (via bookmania)
It was the women that rose up and made us who we are, it is the women of our culture that create everything that we will be, and it’s time for us to take care of them, not because they can’t take care of themselves, no baby, it’s because we owe them the honor and respect