My ears have always been better than my nose, so while there are some smells that transport me to cherished memories, more often than not, it’s music. Right now I’m listening to the mix CD that Pearl made me that summer in Kyoto. Combined with the thundering sky and cool rain, I’d swear I’m back in my shabby little dorm with the windows open as the Japanese rainy season...
Life is such a very troublesome matter, when all is said and done, that...– Robert Audley, Lady Audley’s Secret
“I’m reminded of a discussion I had with an economist at a rating agency in January 2008, when I suggested his forecasts for U.S. growth be revised way down due to the unknown impact of the painful adjustment of the abysmal household savings rate. Equipped with his fancy charts and always a prisoner of his numbers (which economists usually are), he affirmed that there was no evidence...
So basically what we’re saying is if the only thing you used your computer...– 6 Items You Touch Everyday That Are Filthier Than a Toilet - Page 2 | Cracked.com
it may not always be so; and i say that if your lips, which i have loved, should touch another’s, and your dear strong fingers clutch his heart, as mine in time not far away; if on another’s face your sweet hair lay in such silence as i know, or such great writhing words as, uttering overmuch, stand helplessly before the spirit at bay; if this should be, i say if this should be— you of my...
We’re all born naked, and the rest is drag.– RuPaul (via laialadaia: beautyandthebutch: igather: sylviasrevenge) (via sexisnottheenemy) (via fragilemacabre)
few cross over the river. most are stranded on this side. on the riverbank...– the dhammapada. (via sundayafternoonrain)
Japanese Poem Time! 今は日本詩の時！
May those who are born after me Never travel such roads of love. われ ゆ のち うまれむ ひと は わが ごとく こいする みち に あい こす な ゆめ HITOMARU translated by Kenneth Rexroth
That’s right, despite their absolutely staggering numbers, rats are one of...– The 5 Most Hated Creatures on the Planet (Don’t Deserve It) | Cracked.com
we are what we think. all that we are arises with our thoughts. with our...– the dhammapada. (via sundayafternoonrain)
You have taken this horrible game very seriously and you have done well because...– Úrsula on war, One Hundred Years of Solitude
Life’s funny some of the time, fucking hilarious other times, ridiculous at...– Log (via isabelevelyn) Yes, I’m reblogging someone who was quoting me. Vain as that may appear, who I was when I said that is definitely not who I am now. It’s always amazing to be reminded that the flawed, desperate brat I remember myself being is not how other people saw me.
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to...– e.e. cummings
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The International Organization for Migration estimates 3 percent of the world’s population — 192 million people — live outside the country where they were born. So, I’m part of a very small 3% of the world. I hope that number doesn’t include people who have lived in their non-native countries at some point; otherwise that’s a pretty miserable statistic. I still think...
Japanese Poem Time! 今は日本詩の時！
Gossip grows like weeds In a summer meadow. My girl and I Sleep arm in arm. ひと ごと は なつ の の くさ と しげく と も いも と われ と し たずさわりねば HITOMARO translated by Kenneth Rexroth
23. A white and gold firetruck 24. Driving through a late evening sun-shower 25. My mom playing with the dog
Japanese Poem Time! 今は日本詩の時！
If the winds of heaven Would only blow shut the doors Of the corridors Of the clouds, I could Keep these beautiful girls For a little while あまつ かぜ くも の かよいじ ふき とじ よ おとめ の すがた しばし とどめぬ THE ABBOT HENJOU translated by Kenneth Rexroth
In order to cheer me and my brother up, Dad insisted on seeing a movie together and we ended up trotting downtown to see Pelham 123. Killian tells me it’s actually a remake of a 70’s flick, the poster of which I think beats out the newer one’s in class. However, I really enjoyed this movie. Denzel Washington is great but it’s definitely John Travolta who gives the movie...
Summer Reading List
In Praise of Shadows, Junichiro Tanizaki Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, F. Scott Fitzgerald Discourses of the Vanishing, Marilyn Ivy Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen Culture Shock and Japanese-American Relations, Sadao Asada Brave New World, Aldous Huxley Nationalism and Gender, Chizuko Ueno The Virgin Suicides, Jeffry Eugenides One Hundred Years of Solitude,...
It's Japanese Poem Time! 今は日本詩の時！
In a gust of wind the white dew On the Autumn grass Scatters like a broken necklace. しら つゆ に かぜ の ふきしく あき の の は つらぬき とめぬ たま ぞ ちりける BUNYA NO ASAYASU translated by Kenneth Rexroth
21. Ice cold milk 22. Long walks in the rain with an umbrella
Hunter broke routine tonight. Instead of curling into a wolfish ball of fur on one of the couches like he usually does, he followed me up the stairs to Killian’s room and climbed onto the bed I’m borrowing from my brother. He’s still curled up alongside my knees, occasionally snorting or exhaling noisily. He’s stealing the space and the blankets but I don’t think...
The honesty is admirable, but perhaps the premise itself is faulty, for it...– Relationship advice only on ELLE.com-Tips on keeping healthy relationships
Maybe it isn’t about who can sit and who has to kneel or stand or lie down, legs...– Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale (via useyrwords)
in spite of everything which breathes and moves,since Doom (with white longest...– (via eecummings) I can’t even read this without feeling like I just got stabbed in the chest.