birds by the snow

"Water, is taught by thirst.
Land—by the Oceans passed.
Transport—by throe
Peace—by its battles told—
Love, by memorial mold—
Birds, by the snow."

Oxford/NYU student + English major. This space is for book quotes, rants, Gilmore Girls/Harry Potter/Prep appreciation, general rambling.

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don’t know the last time i had a definitive burn. i’m really protective of skin and last summer slathered on sunscreen every day, even just to walk through the city. my friends made fun of me, but i never got burned. and then today I hung out with amelie and her family, which was absolutely blissful, but felt awkward asking her parents to, like, put sunscreen on my back, so i did some contortions in front of the bathroom mirror before figuring i’d stay in the shade. oh well. 

don’t know the last time i had a definitive burn. i’m really protective of skin and last summer slathered on sunscreen every day, even just to walk through the city. my friends made fun of me, but i never got burned. and then today I hung out with amelie and her family, which was absolutely blissful, but felt awkward asking her parents to, like, put sunscreen on my back, so i did some contortions in front of the bathroom mirror before figuring i’d stay in the shade. oh well. 

angelica & her mom were actually pretty awesome at times
angelica was my/my dad’s fave character on this show

angelica & her mom were actually pretty awesome at times

angelica was my/my dad’s fave character on this show

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fuckyeahvintage-retro:

Before The Date, 1949 - Illustrated by Norman Rockwell.

fuckyeahvintage-retro:

Before The Date, 1949 - Illustrated by Norman Rockwell.

this looks yummy

this looks yummy

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I am the sea and nobody owns me.

Pippi Longstocking (1997)

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This makes me sick/sad, and has me thinking about how I used to want to work with animals (specifically: foxes — I have a book called ‘Running With The Fox’ that my grandmother, who started my interest, gave me, and I wanted to have the middle-aged male author’s life; he raised or lived near foxes and observed them.) 

There are just so many sad things in the world and one of the saddest is the mistreatment of animals. And children, of course, and the reason is along the same theme — I remember reading the form letters that the president of the Humane Society sent out whenever I donated money as a kid, and the quote he used at the top was, “We speak for those who can’t speak for themselves.”

Animal violence is so pitiful because it’s not even that they can’t speak for themselves, it’s that they don’t understand pain and can’t have it explained to them in the way even a child can .

Anonymous asked: you changed your other blog url, and now I can't find you!!

i did! go off anon and i’ll explain 

asifitwereachoice:

The love story in Holes is so underrated.

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spotlightsandstages:

newscatgif:

What I do to story pitches via private message sent to my personal Facebook profile.

JUST FOR THE RECORD, EVERYONE WHO GOES TO COLUMBIA, SENDING ME A FACEBOOK MESSAGE WILL NOT GET YOU A POST ON BWOG. PLEASE STOP. I HAVEN’T BEEN EDITOR IN LITERALLY FOREVER.

My Facebook friends would message me with things they wanted to promote that they thought would be “great” for NYU Local. 

spotlightsandstages:

newscatgif:

What I do to story pitches via private message sent to my personal Facebook profile.

JUST FOR THE RECORD, EVERYONE WHO GOES TO COLUMBIA, SENDING ME A FACEBOOK MESSAGE WILL NOT GET YOU A POST ON BWOG. PLEASE STOP. I HAVEN’T BEEN EDITOR IN LITERALLY FOREVER.

My Facebook friends would message me with things they wanted to promote that they thought would be “great” for NYU Local. 

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treeswithmemories:

still the best thing thats ever come out of his mouth

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