"At 19, I read a sentence that re-terraformed my head: “The level of matter in the universe has been constant since the Big Bang.”
In all the aeons we have lost nothing, we have gained nothing - not a speck, not a grain, not a breath. The universe is simply a sealed, twisting kaleidoscope that has reordered itself a trillion trillion trillion times over.
Each baby, then, is a unique collision - a cocktail, a remix - of all that has come before: made from molecules of Napoleon and stardust and comets and whale tooth; colloidal mercury and Cleopatra’s breath: and with the same darkness that is between the stars between, and inside, our own atoms.
When you know this, you suddenly see the crowded top deck of the bus, in the rain, as a miracle: this collection of people is by way of a starburst constellation. Families are bright, irregular-shaped nebulae. Finding a person you love is like galaxies colliding. We are all peculiar, unrepeatable, perambulating micro-universes - we have never been before and we will never be again. Oh God, the sheer exuberant, unlikely face of our existences. The honour of being alive. They will never be able to make you again. Don’t you dare waste a second of it thinking something better will happen when it ends. Don’t you dare."
poinsettia, peony, and myrtle
Poinsetta: My favorite holiday dish is that jellied canned cranberry stuff. Hands down.
Peony: Coffee. The obsession is real.
Myrtle: I have never actually been on an airplane so I can’t really answer that
United States now has a greater wealth gap by race than South Africa did during apartheid
cute ass flower questions
How old were you when you had your first kiss?
If I handed you a concert ticket right now, who would you want to be the performer?
What color looks best on you?
Name three facts about your family.
What's the best thing you can cook?
If you could pick the gender and appearance of your child, would you?
If you died right now, what song would you want to play at your funeral?
Favorite holiday dish?
Would you ever get into a long distance relationship?
Favorite kind of soup?
What's the most thoughtful present you've ever received?
Are you currently in love with someone?
Would you ever become a vegan?
What's your favorite hot beverage?
For your birthday, what kind of cake do you ask for?
Do you like going on airplanes?
Did you ever play an instrument? If so what?
Who was your best friend when you were six years old?
What color was your childhood home?
Do you like where you're from?
What was your favorite book as a child?
What's the scariest dream you've ever had?
Queen Anne's Lace:
Would you rather carve pumpkins or wrap presents?
Favorite kind of candy?
Would you rather be cold or hot?
Do you listen to what's on the radio?
Do you like when it rains?
What's a movie you cried while watching?
Do you think you're important?
"Confidence isn’t walking into a room with your nose in the air, and thinking you are better than everyone else, it’s walking into a room and not having to compare yourself to anyone else in the first place."
Game of Politics: It’s 2014 and Robert Baratheon is Prime Minister of Westeros.
Idris Elba as Robert Baratheon, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Stannis Baratheon and Anthony Mackie as Renly Baratheon.
A long summer always meant a long winter to come.