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13

May

If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty of lives and whole towns destroyed or about to be. We are not wise, and not very often kind. And much can never be redeemed. Still life has some possibility left. Perhaps this is its way of fighting back, that sometimes something happened better than all the riches or power in the world. It could be anything, but very likely you notice it in the instant when love begins. Anyway, that’s often the case. Anyway, whatever it is, don’t be afraid of its plenty. Joy is not made to be a crumb.
Mary Oliver, Don’t Hesitate (from Swan: Poems and Prose Poems)

(Source: playingthedrumswithamaraca)

01

Oct

Wait.

cougartraining:

You mean to tell me that our own government can’t function properly, yet we try to tell other countries how to operate?

Let’s hear it for democracy.

This kinda sums it up. Laughing so I don’t cry.

29

Sep

Huge beer…in my defense, it was all I drank #capitalclub16

Huge beer…in my defense, it was all I drank #capitalclub16

27

Sep

tastefullyoffensive:

Things With Faces (Pareidolia)

Previously: Animal Photobombs

26

Aug

meredithbklyn:

perfect and amazing.

I saw this and thought it was pre-pregnancy at first. She already looks exactly like she used to look.

meredithbklyn:

perfect and amazing.

I saw this and thought it was pre-pregnancy at first. She already looks exactly like she used to look.

21

Aug

When the time comes for you to make a change, to grow, to do your life in a different way, the universe will make you so uncomfortable, so unhappy, you will eventually have no choice. If you insist on staying in a place you no longer belong in, if you do not grow the courage to do what is necessary to propel yourself forward, you will suffer the consequences, whatever they may be.

Iyanla Vanzant (via hellahotmess)

Yes, so much yes. And so worth it on the other end.

(via perkieandmowgli)

So relevant, and so true.

20

Aug

PSA: This book is amazing!! #brainonfire #rundontwalk

PSA: This book is amazing!! #brainonfire #rundontwalk

06

Aug

We have all hurt someone tremendously, whether by intent or accident. We have all loved someone tremendously, whether by intent or accident. It is an intrinsic human trait, and a deep responsibility, I think, to be an organ and a blade. But, learning to forgive ourselves and others because we have not chosen wisely is what makes us most human. We make horrible mistakes. It’s how we learn. We breathe love. It’s how we learn. And it is inevitable.
Nayyirah Waheed (via aliotakesonchicago)

28

Apr

Celebrating Sam and will last night! @kellyabrewer @lshep08

Celebrating Sam and will last night! @kellyabrewer @lshep08

21

Apr

Me and and my cuz!!

Me and and my cuz!!