Don’t wait for adventure, go find it.
If you didn’t cut last night, I’m proud of you.
If you didn’t purge last night, I’m proud of you.
If you ate something last night, I’m proud of you.
If you calmed yourself down during an anxiety attack, I’m proud of you.
If you didn’t let the bullies get to you, I’m proud of you.
If you stayed alive for another night, I’m proud of you.
I’ve seen a few fashion posts trying to expand the “Marie Antoinette is not Victorian” rant, but this stuff can get complicated, so here is a semi-comprehensive list so everyone knows exactly when all of these eras were.
Please note that this is very basic and that there are sometimes subcategories (especially in the 17th century, Jacobean, Restoration, etc)
And people wonder WHY I complain about History/Art History periodization. Note how much overlap there is to the above “eras”, and how many exceptions and extensions there are to these categories.
Oh, and by the way…
Because you wouldn’t want to be historically inaccurate.
Special Guest: Grace Bonney
Hanging floral arrangements are everywhere right now, and they are a really beautiful way to show off flowers. They are perfect for events such as a bridal or baby showers, or a special birthday or dinner party.
Most of the hanging arrangements I have…
In 2010, there were 8 school shootings in the US.
In 2011, there were 10.
In 2012, there were 14.
In 2013? 28.
If that doesn’t horrify you, then I don’t know what would.
let everyone have a gun they said
let them carry them around they said
we don’t have a gun problem they said
wake the fuck up America
i’m in love with peter pan.
you forgot my favorite one
Ah, damnit Internet, you made me cry before breakfast.
Now I want to be Peter Pan when I grow up. Which is confusing on multiple levels…
I love him so.
This should be reblogged by everyone. Even if you’re straight, you should be a supporter.
What Maya Angelou Taught Us
On Wednesday the dearly loved author, poet, educator, playwright, historian, actor, director, and activist Maya Angelou passed away. During her 86 years she wrote seven autobiographies, participated in the civil rights movement with figures like Martin Luther King Jr., was a single mother, became a college professor, recited a poem at Bill Clinton’s presidential inauguration, befriended Oprah, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She didn’t speak for five years, toured Europe with a production of Porgy and Bess, spoke six languages, danced, sang, and acted. She was the woman who did it all, a great symbol and inspiration for everyone who came across her work.
With her passing it seems appropriate to look back at some of the lessons she has taught us:
1. To love ourselves
“If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?”
2. Loving someone, while always worth it, means being willing to risk everything.
“Have enough courage to love one more time and always one more time.”
3. In order to be successful one must enjoy what they are doing.
“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.”
4. Learn how to forgive.
“It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.”
5. To stand tall.
“You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.”
6. Trust your instincts and listen to yourself
You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.”
7. Change what you can and accept what you can’t.
“What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.”
8. To dream bigger.
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.”
9. Get out of a bad influences and situations now.
“Stepping into a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.”
10. Laughing is important.
“My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody in return.”
11. That we can achieve anything we set our minds to.
“Courage allows the successful woman to fail-
and learn powerful lessons-
from the failure-
so that in the end,
she didn’t fail at all.”
12. The importance of using your voice.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
13. People will remember you for how you make them feel.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”