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May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.

Neil Gaiman (via lazyyogi)

(via lauraleonard)

What good, if any, is the study of the liberal arts, particularly subjects like philosophy? Why, in short, should plumbers study Plato?

My answer is that we should strive to be a society of free people, not simply one of well-compensated managers and employees. Henry David Thoreau is as relevant as ever when he writes, “We seem to have forgotten that the expression ‘a liberal education’ originally meant among the Romans one worthy of free men; while the learning of trades and professions by which to get your livelihood merely, was considered worthy of slaves only.”

Scott Samuelson on why he teaches Plato to plumbers – fantastic meditation on the importance of the humanities beyond the “elite.” Pair with cultural icons on how the humanities make us human. (via explore-blog)

aneurysmsanddesecrations:

k-xia:

deantrippe:

last day to reblog

you now you want to.

Gonna have to wait a whole year if you miss this.

Fine

(Source: timberlakelove, via lovechangeseverythang)

chicagochi:

mylifeasateenage-wizard:

m4nduh:

b1gben:

wander1ustt:

15poundstosummer:

mcgooglykins:

merspers:

tumboner:

leoreturns:

I have been waiting all year to post this.

omg

This has been in my queue for months.

I missed it last year and I vowed that would NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN.

YES

omg i didnt reblog this last year!

ok im only reblogging this because THATS EXACTLY HOW THE WEATHER IS TODAY

loooool this is so true bout the weather tooo

HAHAHAHA

She was right.

chicagochi:

mylifeasateenage-wizard:

m4nduh:

b1gben:

wander1ustt:

15poundstosummer:

mcgooglykins:

merspers:

tumboner:

leoreturns:

I have been waiting all year to post this.

omg

This has been in my queue for months.

I missed it last year and I vowed that would NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN.

YES

omg i didnt reblog this last year!

ok im only reblogging this because THATS EXACTLY HOW THE WEATHER IS TODAY

loooool this is so true bout the weather tooo

HAHAHAHA

She was right.

(via theinconstantones)

ted:

Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year. 

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.

But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)

At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.  

Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”

Amen to that, Hugh. 

Watch the full talk and performance here »

(via quarkycharm)

tom-hiddleston-voice:

Love After Love 



by Derek Walcott



The time will come 

when, with elation 

you will greet yourself arriving 

at your own door, in your own mirror 

and each will smile at the other’s welcome, 



and say, sit here. Eat. 

You will love again the stranger who was your self. 

Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart 

to itself, to the stranger who has loved you



all your life, whom you ignored 

for another, who knows you by heart. 

Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,



the photographs, the desperate notes, 

peel your own image from the mirror. 

Sit. Feast on your life. 



Tom Hiddleston - The love book

'I read this poem often. Once a month at least. In the madness and mayhem of modern life, where every man seems committed to an endless search for approval and esteem of his fellows and peers, no matter what the cost, this poem reminds me of a basic truth: that we are, as we are, “enough.”' he says.

'Most of us are motivated deep down by a sense of insufficiency, a need to be better, stronger, faster; to work harder; to be more committed, more kind, more self-sufficient, more successful. We are driven be a sense that we are not, as we are, 'enough.' But this short poem by Derek Walcott is like a declaration of unconditional love. It's like the embrace of an old friend. We are each of us whole, perfectly imperfect, enough.'

http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/blogs/546235/read-the-poem-that-makes-tom-hiddleston-cry.html#LDPGMXb8E9TjQrwo.99

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thesassyblacknerd:

wifigirl2080:

huffingtonpost:

Experts told this artist her dream was impossible. It’s a good thing she didn’t listen.

Whoa dude this amazing

so rad

(via 2zday)

startupquote:

Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations.
- Tim O’Reilly

startupquote:

Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations.

- Tim O’Reilly

theatlantic:

The First Emoticon May Have Appear in … 1648

The discovery would push back the pre-history of the emoticon by (at least) 200 years.
Read more. [Image: Robert Herrick]

theatlantic:

The First Emoticon May Have Appear in … 1648

The discovery would push back the pre-history of the emoticon by (at least) 200 years.

Read more. [Image: Robert Herrick]