‘You don’t actually get over things… you incorporate them. They become part of everything you are. I don’t mean that you walk about crying all the time. But you change.’
When You’re Falling, Dive: Lessons in the Art of Living, by Mark Matousek  
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THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN

  • finding someone aesthetically pleasing
  • being sexually attracted to someone
  • being romantically attracted to someone

and it’s ok if you can’t figure out what the fuck you’re actually feeling.

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Tears were warm, and girls were beautiful, like dreams. I liked movie theaters, the darkness and intimacy, and I liked the deep, sad summer nights.
Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance 
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Appreciating my surroundings, something I need to do more of

Appreciating my surroundings, something I need to do more of

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Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

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Too many young women I think are harder on themselves than circumstances warrant. They are too often selling themselves short. They too often take criticism personally instead of seriously. You should take criticism seriously because you might learn something, but you can’t let it crush you. You have to be resilient enough to keep moving forward, whatever the personal setbacks and even insults that come your way might be. That takes a sense of humor about yourself and others. Believe me, this is hard-won advice I’m putting forth. It’s not like you wake up and understand this. It’s a process.
Hillary Clinton on how to handle criticism & other advice for young women, The Cut 
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Dear Xavier High School, and Ms. Lockwood, and Messrs Perin, McFeely, Batten, Maurer and Congiusta:

I thank you for your friendly letters. You sure know how to cheer up a really old geezer (84) in his sunset years. I don’t make public appearances any more because I now resemble nothing so much as an iguana.

What I had to say to you, moreover, would not take long, to wit: Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow.

Seriously! I mean starting right now, do art and do it for the rest of your lives. Draw a funny or nice picture of Ms. Lockwood, and give it to her. Dance home after school, and sing in the shower and on and on. Make a face in your mashed potatoes. Pretend you’re Count Dracula.

Here’s an assignment for tonight, and I hope Ms. Lockwood will flunk you if you don’t do it: Write a six line poem, about anything, but rhymed. No fair tennis without a net. Make it as good as you possibly can. But don’t tell anybody what you’re doing. Don’t show it or recite it to anybody, not even your girlfriend or parents or whatever, or Ms. Lockwood. OK?

Tear it up into teeny-weeny pieces, and discard them into widely separated trash recepticals. You will find that you have already been gloriously rewarded for your poem. You have experienced becoming, learned a lot more about what’s inside you, and you have made your soul grow.

God bless you all!

Kurt Vonnegut

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Como, Italy | Alex Yakovlev
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I think what we see here is the rise of the Internet cat industrial complex.

Ben Huh, founder and CEO of the multimillion-dollar cat media company Cheezburger, has found success — and considerable financial freedom — in the Internet cat business. 

"Scratch That: One Cat’s Struggle With Internet Stardom"

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I found out I’m considered a senior now. HYPERVENTILATING. I CAN’T EVEN TAKE MYSELF SERIOUSLY. HOW AM I GRADUATING NEXT YEAR. WHAT ARE TAXES. WHAT ARE LOANS. WHAT. WHAT.

Also…if anyone knows anyone subletting in NYC for da summer, let ya gurl knoe ~~*~*

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I learned that people can easily forget that others are human.
"Prisoner" from the Stanford Prison Experiment (1971)
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