This Girl Can Write

One day I will meet that someone who will want to turn wood, metal, marble, porcelain, and paint into a home with shelves that bend from the weight of hundreds of books, sunlight streaming in from open windows to illuminate the floors that are dusty from our shoes that have walked this Earth together… Someone who will help me turn a patch of soil into a garden with fruit and herbs that grace our table, with faded coffee mug stains lingering from a breakfast morning, songs from the soundtrack of our life playing on the record player… One day these dreams I wish for when I can’t sleep at night will manifest themselves into reality, and I dare not allow myself to believe otherwise, because I have too much love in my heart… even after giving it away to family and friends, there is so much more left to give, and maybe someday there will be a pair of hands, a beating heart, kind eyes, and a gentle man to give it to.

Aim to be as brave as James, as loyal as Sirius, and as smart as Remus. Basically, you should want to be Lily Potter.

—My brother, giving his neighbor’s kid some life advice. (via finnickisms)

(Source: apiratecalledav, via amazonpoodle)

humansofnewyork:

"Before them, I didn’t realize that I could value someone more than myself."

humansofnewyork:

"Before them, I didn’t realize that I could value someone more than myself."

humansofnewyork:

A one hundred year old woman reflects on her deceased husband.

kidsraisingkids:

The Clothesline Project - “Walk in her shoes” / Strength Against Violence

Today I covered a student run event at Fullerton College in Southern California. The purpose of the event is to spread awareness of domestic violence, rape, and other serious issues that often go unreported and unacknowledged. 

T-Shirts bearing emotional messages hung from clotheslines, survivors gave powerful speeches, music resonated within the quad, and male students and faculty members walked the school wearing women’s shoes to show their support.

More photos from this event can be found HERE

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Photographer Mattias Klum from National Geographic gets close and personal with a lion.

"and all of a sudden you feel very small" damn right

(via therocktoyourbottom)

Love this post-it note that was tucked into this non-fiction library book about William Shakespeare!!!

Love this post-it note that was tucked into this non-fiction library book about William Shakespeare!!!

'…being in love is good for you. You must do it more often.'

'Yes, I will,' said Lata. 'When you become a doctor, prescribe it to all your patients.'

—an excerpt from “A Suitable Boy” by Vikram Seth

My first hysterectomy as a resident was on a 16-year-old who had an illegal abortion. Her pelvis was nothing but pus. That’s the sort of thing we saw all the time. I admitted about two or three women like this every night. That’s what we’re headed towards now. We’re heading back to those days. Because of the restrictions lawmakers impose, women will seek abortions illegally, and we’re going to see a rise in septic abortions.