Nick Flynn, from “forgetting something” (via mitochondria)
Australian cast of The Lion King sings on a plane. Because actors are nerds no matter where they are.
Are tears what you wanted because that was fucking beautiful.
how are people just.. sat there
;lkj;sllllllldffffffffffggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh *gross sobbing*
this is some spiritual shit oh my god
Rebecca Solnit, from The Faraway Nearby (Viking, 2013)
Hillary Clinton (x)
And here is the first compilation of my ‘Yzma is Best Princess’ series. I meant to do it when I completed 10, but people wanted a compilation, apparently. So here is the first 8. It’s been a wild ride so far and I’ve still got several more to go >.>
Watercolors, ink and digital outline.
This is the best thing I have EVER seen.
My husband, photographer Michael Nye, once photographed in a West Bank Palestinian refugee camp for days, and was followed around by a little girl who wanted to photograph her. FInally, he did — and she held up a stone with a poem etched into it. (This picture appears on the cover of my collection of poems, 19 Varieties of Gazelle — Poems of the Middle East). Through a translator, Michael understood that the poem was “her poem” — that’s what she called it. We urged my dad to translate the verse, which sounded vaguely familiar, but without checking roundly enough, we quoted the translation on the book flap and said she had written the verse. Quickly, angry scholars wrote to me pointing out that the verse was from a famous Darwish poem. I felt terrible.
I was meeting him for the first and last time the next week. Handing over the copy of the book sheepishly, I said: “Please forgive our mistake. If this book ever gets reprinted, I promise we will give the proper credit for the verse.” He stared closely at the picture. Tears ran down his cheeks. “Don’t correct it,” he said. “It is the goal of my life to write poems that are claimed by children.”❞
Naomi Shihab Nye, from her essay “Remembering Mahmoud Darwish”
years. I meant all of them with you. ❞
Kate Clanchy, from Patagonia (via violentwavesofemotion)
Foxes - Hold On We’re Going Home/The Monster (Cover)
and I have kept of you what is indissoluble. ❞
Anaïs Nin, from House Of Incest (via easymomentsandobsession)
John Muir (via theglasschild)
Carlos Fuentes (via booklover)