Marry your best friend. I do not say that lightly. Really, truly find the...– N’tima (via kevinidentity)
A great way to learn about your country is to leave it.– Henry Rollins (via nogreatillusion)
I still catch myself feeling sad about things that don’t matter anymore.– Kurt Vonnegut (via secondgradefresh)
John Green's tumblr: The Commencement Address →
fishingboatproceeds: Some people have asked to read the commencement address I delivered this morning to the 2013 graduates of Butler University. So here it is. My own commencement speaker, who shall remain nameless, began with a lame joke about how these speeches only come in two varieties: Short and bad. This…
Wait, what.: What I Read at Housing Works →
whydoihaveablog: When I heard I got to talk about my failures in front of a bunch of strangers, I got pretty excited. Failing is the one thing I’m completely confident in my ability of things I can accomplish. I have been a proud failure since a child. Before I understood the concept of reasonable attainable… Still the best out there.
All I ever did to that apartment was hang fifty yards of yellow theatrical silk...– Joan Didion, “Goodbye To All That,” Slouching Towards Bethlehem (via commovente)
The Reading Lists of Your Favorite Fictional... →
Sometimes when you think you love something what you really love is not the...– Nick Cox’s One Sentence Love Story
The best advice I can come up with is this: Keep your living expenses LOW. The...– Elizabeth Gilbert’s advice for people who want to turn their passion into a career, a fine addition to our ongoing archive of sage advice. Also see how to avoid work and do what you love. (↬ LIVEfromtheNYPL)
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Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been....– Eve Ensler (via larmoyante)
Going Home Again
I arrived home and soon after was left with an empty house. I’m jet-lagged and homesick, which needs to be explained. I’m homesick for London, a city that instantly felt like home to me. I am trying to be optimistic about my future plans but missing London this much makes it difficult. More than London, I find myself a little homesick for the Calgary I knew two years ago. I left...
No Great Illusion: On Fault or Frailty →
nogreatillusion: I was up late last night. I couldn’t sleep because my intestines were twisting themselves in knots, cramping and squeezing, for no apparent reason. “I’m going to spend some time in the bathroom,” I said and I brought my book in with me like someone’s dad, and I kept saying to Ben “I’m sorry. I’m…
What You Can Do Instead Of Loving Someone You... →
You can fill your days with hobbies, god knows unrequited love swallows free time like it’s air. Why not begin running, learn to get away, and fast. Or you could read a few novels, is there a more efficient way to stack your life with characters who will eventually leave? Because that seems to be the type that attracts you, the ones you know will end before they begin. You can knit, keep your...
I like it when it rains hard. It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is...– Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (via llibre)
I’m not sure what I’ll do, but— well, I want to go places and see people. I want...– F. Scott Fitzgerald (via adeana)
booked a trip to see a friend before I fly home. So tomorrow I am going to Zurich. It’s 330 am and I have to do my taxes print my tickets (check-in online) pack (decide what to pack) take out the rubbish change my sheets take pictures of my flat for my flatmate to rent my room clean my room so she can show it to people and they might want to live in it clean up from dinner (which I...
hahahahaha mum…. mOm
I’m going home soon and I’m really excited for like, the look on my mum’s face when I see her for the first time in seven and a half months… When she came to visit and I saw her after ten months in Paddington Station, it was the cutest. I’m really looking forward to seeing my dad as well, since he’s recently had a stroke and he’s basically my favourite...