… “If you were not powerful, they would not take you so seriously and they take you very, very seriously. You should, too. You can set the world on fire.
It doesn’t feel this way, I know. If that were true, you think, I would not have to sit out baseball games out of respect for religious beliefs that require my subservience and call it a gift. I would not be turned away from serving God with my brothers. I would not be taught that I’m an evil temptress or the virtue keeper of boys. I would not have virginity wielded as a weapon against me and my worth determined by my womb. I would not be spat on and called a whore by men when I am eight because my arms are bare. I would not be poisoned for going to school. I would not be forced, at the age of 9, to carry twins borne of child torture. I would not have to kill myself to avoid marrying my rapist. If this were true, they would pursue my rapists instead of stoning me for their crimes. I, and thousands others, would not be killed for “honor.” …
Barcelona - Basilica De Santa Maria De La Mar
This very old Basilica in Barcelona has some very surprisingly different glass windows. It starts out relatively traditional and then gets more and more modern.
Barcelona - Palau Güell
Built by Antoni Gaudi between 1886 and 1888
I’m back from my vacation and here are the first photos from Barcelona I want to share with you. There will be more but it will take some time to sort through them all.