“I always tell the girls, never take it seriously, if ya never take it seriously, ya never get hurt, ya never get hurt, ya always have fun, and if you ever get lonely, just go to the record store and visit your friends.”—
“Whatever you describe to another person is also a revelation of who you are and who you think you are. You can not describe anything without betraying your point of view, your aspirations, your fears, your hopes. Everything.”—James Baldwin (via ahorton92)
“As I see it, you are living with something that you keep hidden deep inside. Something heavy. I felt it from the first time I met you. You have a strong gaze, as if you have made up your mind about something. To tell you the truth, I myself carry such things around inside. Heavy things. That is how I can see it in you.”—Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 (via a-sensible-heart)
Dear tumblr friends I’m off to Germany to teach ESL and have a huge favor to ask:
Could you please suggest music for my classroom playlist. Certain times during the period I play music for my adopt children and my list definitely needs spicing up.
So please suggest any and all of your favorite tunes?
Creativity. Without a doubt no hesitation I pick creativity over intelligence. At the end of the day the person who survives isn’t always the most intelligent. The Great Depression, Oppressed Nations, Homeless People, and the list goes on for people who were faced with a situation that required them to use creativity in order to survive. If I have to pick I want to be in that group.
I said I would finish this challenge before I left, but did not take into account no Internet and this picture challenge. Or maybe I did and am secretly overjoyed I don’t have to hassle with choosing or uploading.
I will provide this: I carry around a group of photographs for tough days or days where I miss those in the photos or days of remembering. Those photos are my family, my loved ones, people I hold in my heart and moments that I’m ever grateful were captured.
“In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions. When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?”—Gabrielle Rothou (via embracethevision)