“I know people who feel like they’ve wasted years of their lives because of poor choices. They spent years in a relationship that was toxic, years with an addiction, years at a job where they weren’t fulfilled. But you have to realize, nothing you have been through is ever wasted. Your past experiences, good and bad have deposited something on the inside of you. Those challenges have sharpened you to help make you who you are today.”
— (via themeditationresolution)
9:28 pm • 5 December 2013 • 2,581 notes
“A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity.”
Franz Kafka (via rabbitinthemoon)
This quotation means so much to me. In college, I couldn’t find the motivation to write, even though I was filled to the brim with stories and emotions and strange sentences. Two of those years were the most difficult of my life - anxiety-ridden, eating disordered, sleep deprived. It’s funny that there is a correlation between my increased writing and my increased sanity. Was I able to write because I became happier, healthier, and more secure? Or did writing make all these things happen? I don’t know. But I do know that this quotation is true.
11:51 am • 5 December 2013 • 1,481 notes
a friendly reminder: COLLEGE IS NOT FOR EVERYONE
- people who went/go to college are not ‘better’ or ‘smarter’ than anyone else
- there is no right time to pursue ‘higher education’
- no matter what, you are still a person and you deserve to be treated with respect
3:29 pm • 4 December 2013 • 37,007 notes
“We’re not the same person we were a year ago, a month ago, or a week ago. We’re constantly changing. Experiences don’t stop. That’s life”
— Unknown (via rlyrlyugly)
(Source: thetruemeaningoflife, via numinousnegrita)
8:51 pm • 2 December 2013 • 180,355 notes
I tell this story to everyone, ever since I heard it in a documentary on Art Nouveau. Stop fucking up pretty hats, you bastards!
every time i see this, my smile is renewed
I honestly do like fedoras ><
…It’s amazing what a tangential connection to Alphonse Mucha (who was Bernhardt’s official poster artist for many, many years and was one of the key intellectuals that she used to craft her image) can do for my opinion on a piece of clothing.
Incidentally, Bernhardt’s leg that was amputated? Apparently she had a funeral for it. People act like modern pop stars stars are a totally new radical weird thing but man Fin-de-Siecle Europe was a wild, wild place.
And here’s some images of Bernhardt courtesy of Mucha:
Man, Medea always gets me. What a haunting image.
But damn look at her as the fucking Prince of Denmark. Nnf.
I always get so pissed off at the whole co-opting of fedoras by the men’s rights movement because it wasn’t really until the fedora started going out of fashion that it became a men’s hat. Throughout its heyday of the first four decades of the 20th century it was pretty much always a unisex hat, as it was in the 1980s when it started to tentatively almost come back into fashion
I’ve told you before, I tell at least 40 students every semester, I’ll repost it every fucking time it comes up, until it Sinks In:
MRA’s wearing fedoras and claiming them as “Men’s Hats” is one of the most succinct arguments I can give for feminism.
3:25 pm • 2 December 2013 • 30,251 notes