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.
~ Monday, September 22 ~
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~ Sunday, September 21 ~
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tir-ri:

Don’t step on the octos, dear.

Wendy taking her youngest, Melusine, for an underwater stroll. They met a whole lot of curious residents pretty soon (it’s always crowded down there). °_°

Painted with fine watercolors and gouache on Daler Rowney paper.

Prints in my shop. Thank you for stopping by! 


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You will never understand a nation’s psyche by inventorying its interests. You have to grasp its memories, its paranoias, its traumas, and its irrationalities—its history, in other words.

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nprglobalhealth:

It’s All About The Girls: Is The World Listening To Them?
"My shoes wear out from walking to school, and then I can’t go because we can’t afford new shoes," says a girl from Indonesia.
"I want to live freely," says another girl, in Egypt. "I don’t want people to dictate what I do. No one to control us, no one to hit us, no one to tell us what clothes to wear."
In Congo, a girl starts to list her chores: “Tidying the house, fetching water, preparing meals,” she says. “There are so many I can’t even name them all.”
Their voices are part of a chorus of more than 500 girls, ages 10 to 19, from 14 developing countries. They’ve shared their challenges and dreams with the Girl Declaration, a campaign started last year by the Nike Foundation.
The aim: to change the way the world thinks about girls, says Lyric Thompson at the International Center for Research on Women, which worked with Nike on the project.
Writing this week in the journal Science, Melinda Gates says that “no society can achieve its potential with half of its population marginalized and disempowered.”
They are the “engines” of global development, writes the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. And they should be at the center of development plans and goals.
Continue reading and see more photos.
Photo: "I want to grow up and become a police. But I need to study in a good school for that. I want to become a police to protect the country." - Fiza, 13, India (Courtesy of Nike Foundation)

nprglobalhealth:

It’s All About The Girls: Is The World Listening To Them?

"My shoes wear out from walking to school, and then I can’t go because we can’t afford new shoes," says a girl from Indonesia.

"I want to live freely," says another girl, in Egypt. "I don’t want people to dictate what I do. No one to control us, no one to hit us, no one to tell us what clothes to wear."

In Congo, a girl starts to list her chores: “Tidying the house, fetching water, preparing meals,” she says. “There are so many I can’t even name them all.”

Their voices are part of a chorus of more than 500 girls, ages 10 to 19, from 14 developing countries. They’ve shared their challenges and dreams with the Girl Declaration, a campaign started last year by the Nike Foundation.

The aim: to change the way the world thinks about girls, says Lyric Thompson at the International Center for Research on Women, which worked with Nike on the project.

Writing this week in the journal Science, Melinda Gates says that “no society can achieve its potential with half of its population marginalized and disempowered.”

They are the “engines” of global development, writes the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. And they should be at the center of development plans and goals.

Continue reading and see more photos.

Photo: "I want to grow up and become a police. But I need to study in a good school for that. I want to become a police to protect the country." - Fiza, 13, India (Courtesy of Nike Foundation)


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photojojo:

Each year, the UK’s Royal Observatory in Greenwich hosts one of the best astrophotography competitions around, accepting submissions from scientists and amateur photographers from across the globe.

Yesterday, they posted the jaw-dropping images that won out of last year’s 15,000 entries.

Take a Look at Some of the Best Astrophotography From 2014

via Ars Technica


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~ Saturday, September 20 ~
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How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing. A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time. A schedule is a mock-up of reason and order—willed, faked, and so brought into being; it is a peace and a haven set into the wreck of time; it is a lifeboat on which you find yourself, decades later, still living. Each day is the same, so you remember the series afterward as a blurred and powerful pattern.
— Annie Dillard
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~ Wednesday, September 10 ~
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Endings are what life cheats us of… We close the book, leave the theatre, shut off the screen, and return to the world, bewildered, maybe, but still breathing. In this way, a bad finish is a great gift, indignation at an unsatisfying ending being the surest sign of life.
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An ending is not a climax, though it generally hovers near one, as a halo near a saint.
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Marilyn Monroe photographed by John Florea, 1951

Marilyn Monroe photographed by John Florea, 1951

(Source: missmonroes)


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condenasttraveler:

Viewing the Big Apple from the Top Of The Rock. Photo by @trevortraynor, this week’s featured photographer. #nyc #bigapple #takemethere (at Top Of The Rock NYC)

condenasttraveler:

Viewing the Big Apple from the Top Of The Rock. Photo by @trevortraynor, this week’s featured photographer. #nyc #bigapple #takemethere (at Top Of The Rock NYC)


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~ Saturday, September 6 ~
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Life goes by fast. Enjoy it. Calm down. It’s all funny.
— Joan Rivers *Dressed (via glamour)

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~ Thursday, September 4 ~
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glamour:

Illustration by Elisa Mazzone *Dressed

glamour:

Illustration by Elisa Mazzone *Dressed


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Endings are what life cheats us of. As long as a sense of the ending hovers, the story goes on. We close the book, leave the theatre, shut off the screen, and return to the world, bewildered, maybe, but still breathing.
Adam Gopnik on an anatomy of endings. (via newyorker)

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~ Tuesday, September 2 ~
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When trouble strikes, head to the library. You will either be able to solve the problem, or simply have something to read as the world crashes down around you.
— Lemony Snicket (via dailydoseofbookssauce)

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