Seanan McGuire, “Indexing” (via emjayelle)
#fairy tales are about girls#fairy tales are about witches#fairy tales are about princesses#fairy tales are about wicked queens#fairy tales are about girls too poor to dare to dream but still do#fairy tales are about women
Lake Louise, Canada | Jim Ding
"Drink up. Whisky is God’s way of telling us he loves us and wants us to be happy."
Orbital Mechanics by Tatiana Plakhova
This is breathtaking.
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
W.B. Yeats, “The Second Coming.”
I find myself thinking about Yeats’ “rough beast” a lot of late. Yeats thought a shared apocalypse was nigh. But it seems to the beast comes for us one at a time.
the first poem I ever loved.
Secondhand Serenade - Animal (Neon Trees cover)
if u think that there has ever been a greater scene on television think again
— little mix, counting stars/holy grail/smells like teen spirit
We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.
waiting for the book 4 trailer like
We fight, we dare, we end our hunger for justice.”
"You’re getting older, and you’ll see that life isn’t like your fairy tales. The world is a cruel place. And you’ll learn that, even if it hurts."