My Own Little World

I use books to ignore the chaos around me

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Elaine Kruer was able to watch a mother carefully move her cubs to their den. The process was very special and a reminder of how gentle nature can be. “When her grip began to slip, rather than tighten her grasp, she would lay them down and use her paws to reposition them ever so carefully,” says Elaine. (source)

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We’re funny, okay?

THIS IS EXCELLENT except I have to disagree with one point: Jane Austen wouldn’t be hella annoying on social media - she’d just be trolling all the time.

Hemingway would also have some major MRA backers probably. He wouldn’t be one (he’d just be a regular misogynistic bastard) but his followers would be harassing anyone who called it out.

Faulkner has no use for twitter and his blog posts are interminable.

Robert Frost’s Instagram tho.

And Poe and Lovecraft trying to outdo each other with Two-Sentence Horror Stories.

And Elizabeth Bishop, Emily Dickinson, and Sylvia Plath deliberately trolling MRAs.

And Polidori would tag “@DevilEnglishman” in every. Single. Post, trying to start a twitter war in the hopes of gaining followers.

Keats composes posts devoted to a pencil dropped of a desk. And his Instagram is full of pictures of flowers and stars and his girlfriend.

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Filed under literature stuff? I don't have a tag for that apparently tolkien because reasons: namely Tolkien getting an ask that is Beowulf

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12:01 AM in Ferguson. Curfew broken.

Surprise! Bring in the ‘friendly police’ so all the outraged white people can cool down, and then turn around and do it all over again.

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Filed under ferguson police brutality in case anyone was wondering Ferguson has made international news there was a two page spread in the Costa Rica paper today it was surprisingly balanced and talked about the history of race relations in Missouri a little

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Today on “I didn’t know I liked this music/that it was a thing” - Southern Gothic? Idk if it’s a real thing or a genre 8tracks invented but dear god this is the music of my soul. Every single song on the two playlists I’ve listened to just makes me so happy. It’s like…folk, bluegrass, alternative and blues all had a baby and that baby picked up some crazy rhythmic noise from it’s uncle jazz. Everything about this just makes me stupid happy.

Filed under music I want all the Delta Rae music now her voice is like the most amazing balm for my stupid anxious soul

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Close your eyes.
From Hook to Jumanji to Dead Poet’s Society
With wonder and fantasy and passion
Your joy became watercolor poetry that filled
in the sun and made people everywhere
believe in themselves and believe in life.
We’ve seen you weep and stand on a desk to view the world differently.
We’ve seen you fight for what you wanted and desired.
Maybe these were just characters, but you brought them to life.
I don’t know your middle name or your wife’s name or how you felt the first moment you realized you were famous or the first time you felt alive,
but I know you were sixty-three when you felt the desks collapse and
the walls close in and suddenly we remembered you were fighting a battle, too.
Suddenly we feel an absence we hadn’t felt before.
Suddenly we feel a sadness we do not know how to describe.
We’re all fighting battles and we realize that with your passing
and we’re sorry you had to leave.
You made us laugh and you made us weep and you made
us stand in our movie theatre seats and raise our fists to a life worth living.
OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN, we will remember you.
Robin Williams, by Amanda Helm  (via amandaspoetry)

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