A.Thousand.Years.In.Perfect.Symmetry

Grad school changed reading for me in ways I both appreciate and regret. My reading life has a depth to it that maybe wasn’t there before, but not the ease it once possessed. My motivations for reading have changed and even the magic of reading feels different to me now, but it still feels like magic and I am still incapable of describing it (I just spent 45-minutes trying). I’m relieved to call myself a reader again.

— from Reading After Grad School by Ashley Riordan (via bookriot)


okmoonkid:

please don’t delete this text that’s just daft tbh

all of us are entering new parts of our lives now and we thought it would be really nice to celebrate on here by doing a little giveaway for all of u

✿ rules:

  1. please be over 18 or have parental permission to enter this giveaway - tumblr’s rules, not ours
  2. it would be nice, but not necessary, for u to follow ania (earthleaf) and leaf (okmoonkid) if you like our blogs :~) (also if u wanna check out our instagrams @czuup and @leaf.deer that would be rlly nice too :^))
  3. you can reblog this as many times as you want / however likes do not count (but you can use them to bookmark!!)
  4. no giveaway blogs please, we will be checking
  5. we ship worldwide from hong kong - however some materials may not be allowed to be shipped to certain countries 
  6. if you enter, please have your inbox open and be willing to let us know your address so we can ship these bad boys to you
  7. if you win, you will have 3 days to reply to our notice, but if you don’t then another winner will be randomly selected
  8. there will be 2 winners - a first place and a runner up. both will be chosen using a random generator

✿ first place will receive:

- a gem parcel, consisting of one small clear quartz point, two tumbled citrines, and one unpolished amethyst point
- either a set of tree-of-life earrings or a tree-of-life pendant
- two tealight / candle holders, handmade of teak wood
- choice of one flower tealight (in either peach, frangipani, or dok moke scents)
- choice of incense sticks (either lily or jasmine scented)
- choice of scented dried flower sachets (either lavender or magnolia scented)
- a small drawing by leaf and a mixtape based on your blog by ania
- a handwritten pressed flower card by the both of us :—)

the first place winner will have priority in choosing what scents and jewellery they would like, the remainder will be given to the runner-up

photos edited using the #EmojiWorld app, courtesy of ania’s phone
you can view examples of leaf’s artwork here
✿ the deadline is october 1st, 2014 at midnight GMT

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coldswarkids:

edwardspoonhands:

thelegendofkungjew:

doxian:

d-dinosaur:

rknjl:

newvagabond:

NO “TELEPHONES”. TALK TO EACH OTHER. FACE TO FACE ONLY. WRITE A LETTER. SEND A TELEGRAM TO YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 1860. LIVE.

NO ‘WRITING’… TALK TO EACH OTHER. THROW A ROCK AT YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 10,000 BCE.  LIVE.

URGGA. ROU GRAAURH. RUH.
<SMACKS HANDS ON WALL WITH PAINT.>

NO ‘HIGHER BRAIN FUNCTIONS’ …USE YOUR REPTILIAN BRAIN
EAT YOUR MOM’S CORPSE SHE DIED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH SUSTENANCE
PRETEND YOU HAVE JUST AROSE FROM THE SEA
SURVIVE

NO “MULTICELLULAR TRAITS”….. USE YOUR SYMBIOTIC MITOCHONDRIA
REPRODUCE ASEXUALLY, YOU’RE YOUR OWN PARENT
PRETEND IT’S 2BYA
EVOLVE

NO “LIFE.” USE FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICAL FORCES TO FORM SPHERICAL OBJECTS REVOLVING AROUND ONE ANOTHER IN SPACE. 
FUSE HYDROGEN INTO HELIUM USING GRAVITATIONAL PRESSURE TO PRODUCE HEAT AND LIGHT. 
PRETEND IT’S 4.5BYA.
STABILIZE INTO EQUILIBRIA

NO “MATTER”.  EXIST IN THE VOID WITHOUT PURPOSE OR MEANING.
THERE IS NO “YOU”, ONLY THE VAST CONCEPT OF NOTHING.
TIME DOES NOT EXIST.
BE.
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coldswarkids:

edwardspoonhands:

thelegendofkungjew:

doxian:

d-dinosaur:

rknjl:

newvagabond:

NO “TELEPHONES”. TALK TO EACH OTHER. FACE TO FACE ONLY. WRITE A LETTER. SEND A TELEGRAM TO YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 1860. LIVE.

NO ‘WRITING’… TALK TO EACH OTHER. THROW A ROCK AT YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 10,000 BCE.  LIVE.

URGGA. ROU GRAAURH. RUH.

<SMACKS HANDS ON WALL WITH PAINT.>

NO ‘HIGHER BRAIN FUNCTIONS’ …USE YOUR REPTILIAN BRAIN

EAT YOUR MOM’S CORPSE SHE DIED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH SUSTENANCE

PRETEND YOU HAVE JUST AROSE FROM THE SEA

SURVIVE

NO “MULTICELLULAR TRAITS”….. USE YOUR SYMBIOTIC MITOCHONDRIA

REPRODUCE ASEXUALLY, YOU’RE YOUR OWN PARENT

PRETEND IT’S 2BYA

EVOLVE

NO “LIFE.” USE FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICAL FORCES TO FORM SPHERICAL OBJECTS REVOLVING AROUND ONE ANOTHER IN SPACE. 

FUSE HYDROGEN INTO HELIUM USING GRAVITATIONAL PRESSURE TO PRODUCE HEAT AND LIGHT. 

PRETEND IT’S 4.5BYA.

STABILIZE INTO EQUILIBRIA

NO “MATTER”.  EXIST IN THE VOID WITHOUT PURPOSE OR MEANING.

THERE IS NO “YOU”, ONLY THE VAST CONCEPT OF NOTHING.

TIME DOES NOT EXIST.

BE.

(Source: agirlandhisplatypus)