beyond a story book

You know how when you were a little kid and you believed in fairy tales, that fantasy of what your life would be, white dress, prince charming who would carry you away to a castle on a hill. You would lie in bed at night and close your eyes and you had complete and utter faith. Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, Prince Charming, they were so close you could taste them, but eventually you grow up, one day you open your eyes and the fairy tale disappears. Most people turn to the things and people they can trust. But the thing is its hard to let go of that fairy tale entirely cause almost everyone has that smallest bit of hope, of faith, that one day they will open their eyes and it will come true.
~ Friday, July 25 ~
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"Books were safer than other people anyway." - Neil Gaiman


"Books were safer than other people anyway." - Neil Gaiman

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~ Saturday, July 12 ~


TJ Hammond - Political Animals S01E01 Pilot PART III

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Elie Saab - Fall Winter 2014 2015
Elie Saab - Fall Winter 2014 2015

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1. Your body is in flux for the rest of your life. Think of your body as fluid instead of static — it’s always going to change. So get comfortable with those changes.

2. No one will love you or not love you because of your body. You are lovable because you’re you, not because your body looks a certain way.

3. The most intensely personal relationship you’ll ever have is with your body. It’s a lifelong relationship that’s well worth investing in and nurturing the same way you would with loved ones.

4. You don’t owe your body to anyone. Not sexually, not aesthetically. Your body is yours. Period.

5. What someone else says about your body says more about them than it does about you. Look past the actual snark to the person who’s saying it, because it’s only a reflection of what they think of themselves. That’s when you’ll see how little power their words have.

6. Your body is not a reflection of your character. It’s a physical home for the complex and wondrous and unique being that is you.

7. Take up as much space as you want. You don’t have to be small, or quiet, or docile, regardless of your physical size.

8. Everything you need to accept your body is already inside you. There’s no book, or diet, or workout routine or external affirmation that you need to feel good about your body right now.

9. Your body is a priority. It’s always trying to tell you things. Taking the time to listen to is of the utmost importance.

10. Wear whatever you want. Your body shape does not dictate your personal style, and fashion rules that say otherwise are wrong. Dress yourself in a way that makes you feel happy and confident and beautiful, because guess what? You are.

Ami Angelowicz and Winona Dimeo-Ediger

(I wish this wasn’t gendered. But. I’ll still bump it ‘cause it’s amazing. Print it out; hang it on your mirror, plaster it to your walls, flyer-bomb your city. -LTF)

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In order to become the supreme adult, you must perform the seven wonders:

  • Public speaking
  • Not being afraid of teenagers
  • Calling the doctor yourself
  • Taxes
  • Arguing without crying
  • Having a normal sleep pattern
  • Having an answer to the question ‘what do you want to do with your life?’

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~ Monday, July 7 ~



#he’s not talking about the bomb #HE’S NOT TALKING ABOUT THE BOMB JOHN

I agree, here it’s not about the bomb at all, it’s about making things right between them. Sherlock has said sorry several times, but it’s not enough and he is desperate to regain his bond with John. This scene was not Sherlock being manipulative, it was Sherlock taking advantage of the situation to claw his way back into John’s affections. It was bad timing as usual and Sherlock lacks boundaries but it was an idiot genuinely floundering, trying to fix his broken heart. And John Watson goes with it. Why, because these men accept each other totally. The joint smile at the end of the scene seals the deal and confirms their mutual consent in this messy relationship’s weird excuse for communication.

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Artist Peter Cook, grew this living garden chair using tree shaping methods, primarily training a living tree through constricting the direction of branch growth. The chair took about eight years to grow.

he’s wearing crocs



Artist Peter Cook, grew this living garden chair using tree shaping methods, primarily training a living tree through constricting the direction of branch growth. The chair took about eight years to grow.

he’s wearing crocs

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You want the truth? Well, here it is. Eventually, you forget it all. First you forget everything you learned – the dates of wars and the Pythagorean Theorem. You especially forget everything you didn’t really learn, but just memorized the night before. You forget the names of all but one or two of your favorite teachers, and eventually you forget those, too. You forget your junior year class schedule and where you used to sit and your best friend’s home phone number and the lyrics to that song you must have played a million times. And eventually, but slowly, you forget your humiliations. Even the ones that seemed indelible just fade away. You forget who was cool and who was not, who was pretty, smart, athletic, and not. Who went to a good college. Who threw the best parties. Who had the most friends. You forget all of them. Even the ones you said you loved. And the ones you actually did. They’re the last to go. And then once you’ve forgotten enough, you love someone else.

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Crystal questions!

  • Agate: How do you see yourself?
  • Amethyst: How often do you meditate?
  • Blue Quartz: List five things that make you happy.
  • Carnelian: Tell us a story about when you were strong.
  • Celestite: What is your ambition in life?
  • Charoite: Where do you feel safest?
  • Fire Opal: What is your vision for the future?
  • Fluorite: What have you been focused on lately?
  • Garnet: What have your emotions been lately?
  • Golden Calcite: Are you healing from anything at the moment?
  • Hessonite: What is a current goal of yours?
  • Kunzite: What grounds you?
  • Kyanite: Who has taught you the most in life?
  • Malachite: How do you best express yourself?
  • Petalite: List the steps of an ordinary day of yours.
  • Petrified Wood: Do you remember any your past lives?
  • Quartz Crystal: Who do you feel most supported by?
  • Red Jasper: Do you consider yourself grounded?
  • Ruby: Who are you most connected to?
  • Smokey Quartz: Are you protective?
  • Spirit Quartz: Who do you consider family?
  • Tiger's Eye: Tell us a pain from your past.
  • Titanium Quartz: Do you consider yourself open-minded?
  • Turquoise: Tell us about a lesson you've learned.
  • White Calcite: Where do you go for guidance?

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