rambling every day

There is no end of people, words, images, events and intentions that amaze me.

The solo adventurer must face themselves, over, and over, and over again.

"If you want to know who you are, travel. You meet someone and they start asking all kinds of questions that even a therapist couldn’t conjure. And then you meet someone else. And then someone else. Who are you? What is your purpose? What are you doing? What do you want to do? They all want to know. And practicing repeating it over and over is like repeating a conversation in Spanish class every morning. You become fluent in you. Constantly explaining who you are is a good way of remembering when you have forgotten. "

Catherine Jaffee for Women”s Adventure Magazine

(via Solo Travel as a Woman: the Best Medicine)

The solo adventurer must face themselves, over, and over, and over again.

"If you want to know who you are, travel. You meet someone and they start asking all kinds of questions that even a therapist couldn’t conjure. And then you meet someone else. And then someone else. Who are you? What is your purpose? What are you doing? What do you want to do? They all want to know. And practicing repeating it over and over is like repeating a conversation in Spanish class every morning. You become fluent in you. Constantly explaining who you are is a good way of remembering when you have forgotten. "

Catherine Jaffee for Women”s Adventure Magazine

(via Solo Travel as a Woman: the Best Medicine)

crystalzelda:

everyone’s got that couple of fanfics that you just read over and over even though you practically know it by heart because it’s so perfect it’s like a favorite book and you just catch yourself clicking to a random chapter on it because it’s so good it’s comforting to reread it

True this.

(via are-are-kay)

Experiences live on in our memories and in the stories we tell, while our material goods ‘disappear’ as we inevitably get used to them. A once-cherished Walkman is now obsolete, but, as Humphrey Bogart once told Ingrid Bergman, ‘We’ll always have Paris.’

Amit Kumar

Experiences > Materialism

(via bombtune)

This quote totally fits into what we are aiming for, moving towards in 2014.

Why we should teach our children to read fiction

"And the second thing fiction does is to build empathy. When you watch TV or see a film, you are looking at things happening to other people. Prose fiction is something you build up from 26 letters and a handful of punctuation marks, and you, and you alone, using your imagination, create a world and people it and look out through other eyes. You get to feel things, visit places and worlds you would never otherwise know. You learn that everyone else out there is a me, as well. You’re being someone else, and when you return to your own world, you’re going to be slightly changed.

Empathy is a tool for building people into groups, for allowing us to function as more than self-obsessed individuals.

You’re also finding out something as you read vitally important for making your way in the world. And it’s this:

The world doesn’t have to be like this. Things can be different.”

- Neil Gaiman: “Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming



#Please use fan fiction responsibly  #do not read while operating heavy machinery  #side effects for fanfiction include:  #difficulty distinguishing fanon from canon  #spontanious smushing of names  #inability to read fluff in public without making goofy faces  #death by feels  #and is a gateway to further fannish involvement  #ask your doctor if you are already taking fanvids or meta  #not suitable for those prone to shipwars





Late discovery in life, this fanfiction business. But yes, it has made all my fictional dreams come true.