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."

NYU Gallatin senior studying literature. This space is for book quotes, rants, Gilmore Girls/Harry Potter/Prep appreciation, general rambling.

life-related posts ask

baby’s falling asleep 

baby’s falling asleep 

you’re WAY too kind!! 

you’re WAY too kind!! 

Potter has done too much for me for me to ever want to shit all over it. I’m never going to say: ‘Don’t ask me questions about that’. I remember reading an interview with Robert Smith from The Cure. Somebody said to him: ‘Why do you still wear all that makeup, don’t you feel a bit past it?’ And he said: ‘There are still 14-year-olds coming to see The Cure for the first time, dressed like that. I’d never want to make them feel silly.’ It’s a similar thing with Potter. People are still discovering those books and films. It would be awful for them to find out the people involved had turned their backs on it. Though sometimes, people do come up and say ‘I loved you in The Woman in Black,’ which is really sweet. That’s them knowing that it matters to me that I’ve done other stuff.

Daniel Radcliffe for London Magazine (x)

Dan never disappoints 

(Source: potterbird, via crafty-in-the-city)

a little late — the camp dancing to ‘22’ on my birthday. It’s touching to see that the red team (my team) was so much more into it than anyone else. 

also: this is the first time a video has successfully posted to tumblr in foreverrrrr! maybe i’ll post the ones that I meant to ages ago…



People look down on McDonald’s employees but fail to realize that if all these folks left McDonald’s and pursued “better careers”  your ass wouldn’t be able to get a McDouble with an Oreo McFlurry at 3am. 

You can’t demand a service while simultaneously degrading those who provide it for you. 

also see:

maids, waitresses, janitors, garbage collectors, and construction workers.

i think about this a lot

(via takenabackdrop)


Muggleborns gifting their pureblood friends crocs as a joke, and telling them it’s “the highest quality of shoes muggles can make”. Purebloods wearing crocs when they go out into the muggle world, smugly thinking that people are staring because they admire the style and fashion. Lily Evans doing this to James Potter. Harry and Hermione doing this to Ron. 

(via takenabackdrop)

mine too! (and the bird’s)
she also worked at Oxford University Press for years, so it was cool to talk about Oxford with her. and tell Grace afterwards, b/c that’s where she’s interning now. she was a really cool lady. 

mine too! (and the bird’s)

she also worked at Oxford University Press for years, so it was cool to talk about Oxford with her. and tell Grace afterwards, b/c that’s where she’s interning now. she was a really cool lady. 

This was a good email to get.

Weirdly — I didn’t write about it at the time — I rescued a bird in late June of last year and another in late June of this year, both in New York. And this time I knew to take her to the Wild Bird Fund. Other similarities: I remember that last year it made my day to rescue the bird, because I was in a weird transition period. And this year I was in a similar state— I was stopping in New York on my way back to Florida from Oxford. 

I saw this bird on 93rd and Madison, and it was behaving weirdly — really calm and didn’t (or couldn’t) fly. It hopped up on the wheel of a car and I stopped a woman who seemed like a birder (athletic, late ’60s or so, walking her dog). She of course was a birder (or her husband was), and she ran up to her apartment to get a box to put the bird in. I explained the Wild Bird Fund and she paid for a taxi for us to go there. She also brought gloves so that I didn’t touch the bird with my hands, because (as a construction worker nearby explained) then the mother would reject it.

It turned out the bird had “trich,” or trichomonas, which happens when the parents feed their baby birds infected pigeon. But she took the tube really well (a lot of birds struggle with it) and so we had hope that she’d be fine. And now I got this email!




Did Disney think Floridians were some alien race or something.

We are

too accurate 


drove along okeechobee (blvd) today

(via eglectric)

crowning moment of the day at just 6:15 AM

after waking up feeling shaky/sick, I decided the inconvenience of driving was better than sitting with my migraine. Halfway through my search at Walgreens I began to feel more stomach-sick than head-sick. Then while checking out I managed to lean over the counter and unstick one of the plastic bags to vomit into. the cashier was pretty unaffected but clearly didn’t want a liability on his hands and suggested I call 911. I said I was fine and went to Panera, bought a bagel from a former coworker, and came home.