saturn rising: "Wild Geese" by Mary Oliver →
You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving across the landscapes, over the prairies and the deep...
Anyone whose goal is ‘something higher’ must expect someday to suffer vertigo....– Milan Kundera (via theotherway)
unburyingthelead: The logic of cybernetics, applied to the history of the universe, is in the process of demonstrating how the galaxies, the solar system, the Earth, cellular life could not help but be born. According to cybernetics, the universe is formed by a series of feedbacks, positive and negative, at first through the force of gravity that concentrates masses of hydrogen in the...
Denise Levertov, "Needles"
airwalker: He told me about a poem he was writing. For me. He told me it asked, ‘When I mean only to brush her gently with soft feathers, do the feathers turn into needles?’ His telling me was a cloud of soft feathers, I closed my eyes and sank in it. Many weeks I waited. At last, ‘Did you, were you able to finish that poem you told me about once?’ ‘No,’ he said, looking away. Needles...
I’m not beautiful, I don’t care. One thing women don’t know is that you don’t...– Courtney Love (via sore-thumbelina) (via suzywire)
How I Live Now (Meg Rosoff)
I was dying, of course, but then we all are. Every day, in perfect increments, I was dying of loss. The only help for my condition, then as now, is that I refused to let go of what I loved. I wrote everything down, at first in choppy fragments; a sentence here, a few words there, it was the most I could handle at the time. Later I wrote more, my grief muffled but not eased by the passage of...
foreigner: Cause and Effect // Richard Jackson →
unicornology: dontplayitcool:partythighs: It’s because the earth continues to wobble on its axis that we continue to stumble down the streets of the heart. It’s because of the loneliness of the first cell trying to swim through its primordial pool that we are filled with a kind of galactic fear. For example: one…
I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of...– Jane Austen
Remember the moon survives, draws herself out crescent-thin, a curved woman....– Barbara Kingsolver, from “Remember The Moon Survives” (via airwalker)
"...One foot in sea and one on shore, to one thing...
melancholynotes: from ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ by William Shakespeare
The Murder Mile: Mary Karr, "Summons" →
For an instant I looked away, and an ocean blossomed between us, 3000 miles of wild silk rippling. On the other side your unreachable body. Listen, the globe’s meridians bore me, and I deplore time zones and the lone heart’s metronome without your broad chest thumping close counterpoint. No…
I do not believe in creation, but in discovery, and I don’t believe in the...– Frederico Garcia Lorca (Courtesy of Slow Muse) (via crashinglybeautiful)
The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who...– from Heart of Darkness by Joeseph Conrad (via awritersruminations) (via booklover)
I’m always anxious thinking I’m not living my life to the fullest, you know?...– Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (via starsmending) (via exsouvenir) (via booklover)
Had I not created my whole world, I would certainly have died in other people’s.– Anaïs Nin (smellslikesunshine via neonmedusa) (via saturnrising)
My older sister has entire kingdoms inside of her, and some of them are only...– St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves (Ava Wrestles the Alligator) by Karen Russell (via pinpricks) (via endofmarch) (via philomel)
All the choices we make in our life are pointless. There’s no escaping the...– Hot Tub Time Machine (via filmquotes) (via wreminiscence)
One of the traps of adolescence is the sort of paranoid resentment that somehow...– Stephen Fry (via bunnymitford) (via milkdrop)
I wanted all things to seem to make some sense, So we could all be happy, yes,...– Kurt Vonnegut (via melancholynotes)
I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking...– Jorge Luis Borges (emptythreatsoflittlelord via auralspeech) (via saturnrising)
arane: “Nearly all the best things that have come to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me.” —Carl Sandburg (via nidgemmm, youmightfindyourself)
Exhaustion is no barrier to destiny, but it can be a signal to back off and...– Jim McMullen (via bridgettelizabeth)(via nathanielstuart) (via booklover)
silentinfinity-deactivated20110 asked: are you doing general history? i am considering majoring in history but there are so many variations of the major that interest me, i have no idea what to pick or if i should just do general