theres nothing sexier than a guy playing guitar
a girl playing guitar
a tyrannosaurus rex playing guitar, struggling to strum with its tiny arms, fueled by rage and an inner desire to Rock
He said, ‘These are books, and you can take one home.’ And I’m like, ‘What’s the catch?’
And he explained to me there was no catch …
The books made the difference. By the time I was 15, I knew there was a world outside the camps. I believed I could find a place in it. And I did.
Storycorps today is a must, must, must-listen. Storm Reyes grew up in migrant labor camps, where she learned how to handle herself in a knife fight before she learned how to ride a bike. There weren’t any books in her life — they were too heavy for families that were always on the move.
When she was 12, a bookmobile came by the camp, and the staffer convinced a hesitant Reyes that she — yes, she — could take books home. She learned about volcanoes and dinosaurs, and came back for more books when she was through.”That started it,” she tells her son in their Storycorps interview — that was the spark that motivated her to seek a life outside the camps.
And when she grew up? She became a librarian.
Give it a listen. There’s no better way to end the week.
Libraries change lives.
#can we talk about this #just for a second #can we talk about how this show took valuable time out of its short episodes to throw in little moments like this #moments that humanized ”the enemy” #and showed the war from a different perspective #and made the audience stop and realize the Fire Nation wasn’t inherently evil #like we were at first led to believe #*sighs* idk what i’m saying #I still get really really emotional about A:TLA (via equalistmako)
#atla#or as i like to call it#one of the most secretly complex and intense#mainstream examinations of the world and morality and humanity#what doesn’t this show deal with in interesting and hardcore ways#family power politics fitting in growing up#cultural dissonance genocide#gender roles self-esteem the gap between self and perception#yes thank you for existing avatar