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|19th Apr 2014✧07:40510 notes|
In the opening of Moby Dick, Melville hints at a vision of excess and the limits of perception in Ishmael’s reflection in the “Loomings” chapter. I can’t help but think that the senseless sense, a sense made of the negation of all others, is a prime motivator for Ishmael’s…
|18th Apr 2014✧14:011,823 notes|
I say I love my family my books the rain I say I love jelly beans Ella Fitzgerald Mark Twain but
How long does that list have to go on
Before I can add on: “me.”
|18th Apr 2014✧00:2021,254 notes|
How long does it take for the dialogue
to change from “I’m fat.” “No, you’re beautiful.”
“I’m fat.” “And you’re beautiful.”
|17th Apr 2014✧19:067,176 notes|
"We praise people for being “naturally” smart, too, “naturally” athletic, and etc. But studies continue to show, as they have for some time now, that it is generally healthier to praise schoolchildren for being hardworking, than for being naturally gifted. We know now that to emphasize a child’s inherent ability places pressure on that child to continue to be accidentally talented, which is something that is hard for anyone to control. When the children who are applauded for their natural skills fail, they are shown to take the failure very personally. After all, the process of their success has always seemed mysterious and basic and inseparable from the rest of their identity, so it must be they who are failing as whole people. When students are instead complimented and rewarded for their effort and improvement, they tend to not be so hard on themselves. When they fail, they reason, “Well, I’ll work harder next time.” They learn that they are capable of success, rather than constantly automatically deserving of it, and they learn simultaneously that they are bigger and more complex than their individual successes or failures."
"I want our relationship to be the kind where I can acknowledge another girl’s beauty, but you would never be able to deny that there could be a hundred different variations of her in a room, and you’d still be the only one I see. You’d still be the only one who could knock the wind out of me before introducing yourself. You’d still be the only one who could bring me to my knees, unable to get back up without the help of your hand.
You’d still be the only one I see. And I’d choose you a thousand lifetimes over."
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