It was the pure Language of the World. It required no explanation, just as the universe needs none as it travels through endless time. What the boy felt at that moment was that he was in the presence of the only woman in his life, and that, with no need for words, she recognized the same thing. He was more certain of it than of anything in the world. He had been told by his parents and grandparents that he must fall in love and really know a person before becoming committed. But maybe people who felt that way had never learned the universal language. Because, when you know that language, it’s easy to understand that someone in the world awaits you, whether it’s in the middle of the desert or in some great city. And when two such people encounter each other, and their eyes meet, the past and the future become unimportant. There is only that moment, and the incredible certainty that everything under the sun has been written by one hand only. It is the hand that evokes love, and creates a twin soul for every person in the world. Without such love, one’s dreams would have no meaning.
—Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
I wanna watch you do everything you love to do. I want to witness the passion in your eyes when you talk about something you live for. I wanna witness the way you light up when you get to express yourself. Share all of it with me. Every short story, every poem, every brush stroke, run you learn, every lyric you write, every new dish you cook. I wanna hear, see and taste everything you have to offer.
man, i don’t think i’ll ever get over this picture.Someone please make this a gif with the stars moving or sparkling!!
Oh my gosh this is amazing
No one realizes that this is what the sky is supposed to look like but we fucked it up congrats earth
That looks like heaven
Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian of the New York Public Library system, established many important firsts on the American and Latino literary scenes, such as being the first author, editor, and translator to publish a full collection of classic tales from Puerto Rican folklore. However, Belpré’s most enduring accomplishments may be her community work for libraries and literacy services.
Pura Belpré fue la primera bibliotecaria latina del NYPL y fue pionera en muchos campos importantes de la escena literaria en los Estados Unidos. Por ejemplo fue la primera autora, editora y traductora en publicar una colección completa de cuentos clásicos del folclore puertorriqueño. Sin embargo, las contribuciones que tuvieron un impacto a lo largo del tiempo son quizás los logros que alcanzó con su trabajo para poner al alcance de la comunidad servicios de bibliotecas y literatura.
Learn more about Pura Belpré here.