""I feel," said Blind Io, "that if we wanted people to fly, we would have given them wings."
“We allow broomthtickth and magic carpeth,” said Offler.
“Ah, but they’re magical. Magic… religion… there is a certain association. This is an attempt to subvert the natural order. Just anyone could float around the place in one of these things.” He shuddered. “Men could look down upon the gods!”
He looked down upon Leonard of Quirm.
“Why did you do it?” he said.
“You gave me wings when you showed me birds,” said Leonard of Quirm."

That last line is so powerful.

Terry Pratchett, The Last Hero

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WIZARDING SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD: CHINA

Located in deep in the Guilin mountains, shrouded in mist and frequented by dragons that live in the multitude of winding rivers, the students of the Chinese Institute of Magic don their colourful wizarding garbs every September 1st for their return to school whereupon they are treated to spectacular opening festivities involving, but not limited to: choreographed martial arts performances from their combat professors, an assortment of acrobatic wonders, and “Mystery Mooncakes” specially made for the mid-autumn festival.

a child’s voice, however honest and true, is meaningless to those who’ve forgotten how to listen.

Only an act of true love can thaw a  f r o z e n   h e a r t.

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Lena Horne [ Classic Black Actress Appreciation NIght ]
"You have to be taught to be second-class; you’re not born that way”  ― Lena HorneVia Black History Album on Pinterest

blackhistoryalbum:

Lena Horne [ Classic Black Actress Appreciation NIght ]

"You have to be taught to be second-class; you’re not born that way”
― Lena Horne

Via Black History Album on Pinterest

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