While I was cleaning my desk, I realized that this poem — ”Ithaka” by C.P. Cavafy — really is the only decoration I’ve had in nine months at Weld. I chose wisely.
Pay close attention to what I am about to tell you, banana: you’re a goddamned banana. The only sticker you need would say, ”Your eyes do not deceive you, friend; I am indeed a banana. Please eat me at your leisure, as is the custom of humans. Thanks for reading and God bless!” Don’t gild the lily with ’90s X-TREME marketing bullshit, banana. You’re better than that.
Underlined passage, Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke, p. 19
For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.
One need not expend all their resources to get a fine item from my shop; whether you intend to woo in pursuit of, maintain or eschew The Bard of Avon’s muse there is something for any and every one. Take a look if you are so inclined.
I made this playlist full of songs about love (or something like that) for all you loveless nerds out there. Coincidentally, it features no songs from Loveless.
— F Scott Fitzgerald, The Ice Palace (via thatkindofwoman)
Once upon a time there was a girl, there was a boy, there was a poor woman who wanted, there was a queen who couldn’t have, there was a witch who lived under, there was a green frog at the bottom of, there was a troll, a tree, a bear, a bright-eyed bird who knew the secret of, there was a fairy who had lost, there was a child who had found, there was a wizard who had made, there was a princess who had broken, there was a story trying to be told. Listen. The wind is speaking.
I Love Winnie Cooper
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“I was born lost and take no pleasure in being found…”— John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America
“[It could mean something.
It could mean everything.]
It could be what Rilke meant, when he wrote:
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