Stray Thought

Anaïs Nin – the world of the dreamer

In the world of the dreamer there was solitude: all the exaltations and joys came in the moment of preparation for living. They took place in solitude. But with action came anxiety, and the sense of insuperable effort made to match the dream, and with it came weariness, discouragement, and the flight into solitude again.(…)

Saudi Arabia: The devil in the details – Opinion – Al Jazeera

“Does a woman’s right to work, travel, marry, divorce, and participate in public society fall within the law’s definition of “basic needs”? Will Saudi courts interpret corporal punishment of a wife or child as abuse, or as a legitimate use of authority? Drawing the line would be the best test of the new law’s efficiency(…)