There are many kinds of magic, after all

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Oct 1
humansofnewyork:

“I was the youngest in the family. I went to Israel first, and the rest of the family was supposed to join me. Nobody made it. We sent letters to each other for the first few years. The last letter I got from Poland came in 1941. It was from my mother. It asked me to send food. Then the letters stopped. I knew that the Germans had occupied Poland, and I heard rumors about the things that were happening. I never learned the specifics of what happened to my family. I never wanted to.”
(Jerusalem)

humansofnewyork:

“I was the youngest in the family. I went to Israel first, and the rest of the family was supposed to join me. Nobody made it. We sent letters to each other for the first few years. The last letter I got from Poland came in 1941. It was from my mother. It asked me to send food. Then the letters stopped. I knew that the Germans had occupied Poland, and I heard rumors about the things that were happening. I never learned the specifics of what happened to my family. I never wanted to.”

(Jerusalem)

Oct 1

eustaciavye77:

Sanjai, a 20-years old bull (male elephant), sees himself for the first time in front of a mirror. [x]

elephants are fucking awesome.

(Source: memoriesofelephants)

Oct 1
norskiheaven:

via kylemarchand.com

norskiheaven:

via kylemarchand.com

Oct 1
smoothiefreak:

Happy October, y’all.

smoothiefreak:

Happy October, y’all.

(Source: freddiernercurysass)

Oct 1
jubilatio:

sir are you interested in this cup product?? Is that what’s going on here???? could you please decide whether you’re looking over here or looking downward is this some kinda weird morse code sir I don’t understandddd and my face is burning sir please

jubilatio:

sir are you interested in this cup product?? Is that what’s going on here???? could you please decide whether you’re looking over here or looking downward is this some kinda weird morse code sir I don’t understandddd and my face is burning sir please

Oct 1
ashwrites:

annajarzab:

paperbackgirl:

Pretty much

"What asshole wrote this?"

Skills I need.

ashwrites:

annajarzab:

paperbackgirl:

Pretty much

"What asshole wrote this?"

Skills I need.

Oct 1

You don’t owe people the person you used to be. You don’t have to talk to people who are speaking to the old you. If they want to drag old you out, and you’ve already left that person behind, they don’t get to talk to you. When you’ve gone from weakness to strength, you don’t owe a show of your former self to someone who just can’t wrap their head around your change.

- Dig Yourself (via creatingaquietmind)

(Source: howitzerliterarysociety)

Merry October!

bethanyactually:

From: Beth Fremont
To: Jennifer Scribner-Snyder
Sent: Thurs, 10/14/1999 11:09 AM
Subject: October, at last!

Beth to Jennifer: Callooh! Callay!

Jennifer to Beth: At last? October is half over. And what’s in October anyway?

Beth to Jennifer: Not “what’s in.” What is. October. My favorite month. Which, by the way, has only half begun.

Some find it melancholy. “October,” Bono sings, “and the trees are stripped bare…”

Not I. There’s a chill in the air that lifts my heart and makes my hair stand on end. Every moment feels meant for me. In October, I’m the star of my own movie—I hear the soundtrack in my head (right now, it’s “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”)—and I have faith in my own rising action.

I was born in February, but I come alive in October.

Jennifer to Beth: You’re a nut.

Beth to Jennifer: A hazelnut. A filbert.

October, baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins.

O autumn! O teakettle! O grace!

Jennifer to Beth: I do love tiny candy bars.

Beth to Jennifer: Merry October!

Jennifer to Beth: All right, Merry October! Why not?

—my favorite part of Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

stevieroxelle:

figydaflygon:

okay but while those greek and roman words sound pretty scientific and all like “cephalopod” and we just go ahhh yes the scientific term for an octupus mmhm but can you imagine what that actually must’ve been like in greek:

"yooo herod look at this crazy ass sea-creature. i think it should be called a head-foot" 

This is essentially my job teaching anatomy. There’s this sort of rounded process on the skull called the mastoid process, which literally translates to “boob-shaped.” So I told my students what the name means and followed it up with, “This was obviously named by a nerd who never saw a boob before.”

They all got that one right on the quiz.