Feb 24, 2014
The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.
Vladimir Nabokov (via likeafieldmouse)

(Source: larmoyante, via likeafieldmouse)

Mar 9, 2013
replacingsilence:

More Often Than Sometimes, Shane Koyczan

replacingsilence:

More Often Than Sometimes, Shane Koyczan

Feb 8, 2013

Dear Dan,

As we get closer to Valentine’s Day, I am wondering, why do women like jewelry and flowers? Wouldn’t it be better if they liked the kind of things that men liked to shop for?

—Jon

One way to view this discrepancy is that women like these things exactly because men hate shopping for them. If you purchased something for your loved one that you enjoyed shopping for, this would be nice, but having to overcome your aversion to shopping for these items is a much stronger signal of your love and care. So this year, when you are shopping for jewelry or flowers for your soul mate, remind her what a pain it was for you.

And Happy Valentine’s Day.

This makes me believe Dan Ariely’s is 1) just pulling the guys leg and 2) exploiting his position as Dan Ariely. 
Jan 7, 2013

Blind

For the first time in my life, i’m having this feeling of blindness. 

I think that best describes my current state. 

The feeling of blindness. 

There’s a silver lining too. For now, I’m listening. 

Jan 7, 2013

7/365

Jan 7, 2013
All men and all women are connected by an energy which many people call love, but which is, in fact, the raw material from which the universe was built. This energy cannot be manipulated, it leads us gently forwards, it contains all we have to learn in this life. If we try to make it go in the direction we want, we end up desperate, frustrated, disillusioned, because that energy is free and wild.
Paulo Coelho
Dec 26, 2012

I went till there were no cottages found.

I turned and repented, but coming back

I saw no window but that was black.

Over the snow my creaking feet

Disturbed the slumbering village street

Like profanation, by your leave,

At ten o’clock of a winter eve.

Robert Frost

Dec 25, 2012
Dec 25, 2012
Watch

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(Source: airows)

Dec 25, 2012

The Wild Swans at Coole

THE trees are in their autumn beauty,
The woodland paths are dry,
Under the October twilight the water
Mirrors a still sky;
Upon the brimming water among the stones
Are nine-and-fifty Swans.

The nineteenth autumn has come upon me
Since I first made my count;
I saw, before I had well finished,
All suddenly mount
And scatter wheeling in great broken rings
Upon their clamorous wings.

I have looked upon those brilliant creatures,
And now my heart is sore.
All’s changed since I, hearing at twilight,
The first time on this shore,
The bell-beat of their wings above my head,
Trod with a lighter tread.

Unwearied still, lover by lover,
They paddle in the cold
Companionable streams or climb the air;
Their hearts have not grown old;
Passion or conquest, wander where they will,
Attend upon them still.

But now they drift on the still water,
Mysterious, beautiful;
Among what rushes will they build,
By what lake’s edge or pool
Delight men’s eyes when I awake some day
To find they have flown away?


- W.B Yeats

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