Looking for Flowers in the Sidewalk Cracks

Ask me anything   With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
~Desiderata.

Searching for meaning in the mayhem, clarity through chaos, and inspirational interpretations of the seemingly vapid as well as the vivifying.

twitter.com/bucks_on_bucks:

    ifc:

Happy 4th. Go red, white and blue yourself.

    ifc:

    Happy 4th. Go red, white and blue yourself.

    (via thebluthcompany)

    — 1 year ago with 14612 notes

    "When you’re happy, delightfully euphoric, you must take great care to capture it. In your thoughts, with your senses, in your deepest recollection. Because the gravity of life will inevitably bring your feet back to level ground. And as your shoes are tickled by blades of grass or dirtied by loosed earth, it’ll be nice to pull a piece of sky, joy, from your pocket, until you return to the clouds once more. -MH"
    — 1 year ago with 3 notes

    Angelina Jolie’s Surgery

    newyorker:

    Jolie’s medical decision says again what shouldn’t need re-saying: that a woman’s body is hers, that breasts are for something other than ogling, and that hard choices are made for strong reasons. Her decision to make her choice public is bold and brave and admirable. It is what celebrity is for.

    —Rebecca Mead on Angelina Jolie’s decision to make her mastectomy public: 

    http://nyr.kr/16xgKDW 

    (Source: newyorker.com)

    — 1 year ago with 780 notes

    …whoa

    — 1 year ago

    "I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."
    Dalai Lama (via elige)

    (Source: radadventures, via quotefullness)

    — 1 year ago with 466 notes

    theatlantic:

Sex, Violence, and Radical Islam: Why ‘Persepolis’ Belongs in Public Schools

So we’re faced with a choice. Do we want to micromanage our schools for ideological purity? Or do we want kids to learn something — even, sometimes, something with which we might disagree? If we want the first, we should keep on as we’re keeping on. If we want the second, we need to stop being so worried that teachers might teach the wrong thing that we don’t let them teach anything at all.
Read more. [Image: Marjane Satrapi]
 

    theatlantic:

    Sex, Violence, and Radical Islam: Why ‘Persepolis’ Belongs in Public Schools

    So we’re faced with a choice. Do we want to micromanage our schools for ideological purity? Or do we want kids to learn something — even, sometimes, something with which we might disagree? If we want the first, we should keep on as we’re keeping on. If we want the second, we need to stop being so worried that teachers might teach the wrong thing that we don’t let them teach anything at all.

    Read more. [Image: Marjane Satrapi]

     

    — 1 year ago with 514 notes