tight-roped

The tightrope between the cliffs of childhood and adulthood...I'm old enough and young enough. I'm too old and too young. I get marshmallow on my face when we make smores; when drunk I spill beer on my legs. Some nights I sleep with a stuffed animal in my bed; some nights I fuck him in it. I'm engaged to be married; I haven't yet left home.
~ Saturday, October 18 ~
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Europeans born in 1945 share a certain liminal condition. They escaped the threat, but not the taint, of the war. They were born into freedom but conceived in turmoil; they grew up looking over their shoulders.
Tags: Alexandra Schwartz The New Yorker
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fuckyeahchinesefashion:

许我三千笔墨,绘你一世倾城 (grant me three thousand strokes of ink, and i shall render you a lifetime of beauty that shall bring down cities)

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[F]ew people ask from books what books can give us. Most commonly we come to books with blurred and divided minds, asking of fiction that it shall be true, of poetry that it shall be false, of biography that it shall be flattering, of history that it shall enforce our own prejudices. If we could banish all such preconceptions when we read, that would be an admirable beginning. Do not dictate to your author; try to become him. Be his fellow-worker and accomplice. If you hang back, and reserve and criticize at first, you are preventing yourself from getting the fullest possible value from what you read. But if you open your mind as widely as possible, then signs and hints of almost imperceptible fineness, from the twist and turn of the first sentences, will bring you into the presence of a human being unlike any other. Steep yourself in this, acquaint yourself with this and soon you will find that your author is giving you, or attempting to give you, something far more definite.
— Virginia Woolf (via girl-awakening)

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ditavonteeseconfessions:

- sometimes a girl needs to hear things like this.

ditavonteeseconfessions:

- sometimes a girl needs to hear things like this.


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~ Tuesday, October 14 ~
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newyorker:

Read about this week’s cover, “Fall Library,” by Tom Gauld. 

newyorker:

Read about this week’s cover, “Fall Library,” by Tom Gauld


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nevver:

Autumn from above, Kacper Kowalski

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~ Sunday, October 12 ~
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Fotogramas Magazine Covers

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Actually, People Still Like to Think

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Ferris Jabr on a new study’s conclusion that people would rather give themselves an electric shock than be alone with their thoughts:

"The human mind is not meant to resemble a postcard from paradise forever fixed in a state of tropical bliss. It’s a vast and perplexing wonderland whose entire topography can change in an instant."

Illustration by Min Heo


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tomandlorenzo:

Dolce&Gabbana Spring 2015 Accessories. Click here for more. 

tomandlorenzo:

Dolce&Gabbana Spring 2015 Accessories. Click here for more. 


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~ Thursday, October 9 ~
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To fullfil a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labour, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.
— Bette Davis (via itsquoted)

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