sun(shine): sometimes it’s more painful to hear “love you forever,” than “love you...

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sometimes it’s more painful to hear “love you forever,” than “love you for the night” because at least with “for now” you know it’s just temporary, but with “forever” you go and get your hopes up but “forever” is different for everyone, you know. There’s infinite space for “forever” within one…

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TV characters populate our lives in some of the ways real friends do. We worry about them. We think about what we would do in their shoes. We talk about them behind their backs. We can’t wait to see them again, and if we discover they’re off on a vacation somewhere, incommunicado, we feel disappointed and a little lonely. And if we find ourselves alone in a hotel somewhere in the dark of night with no one to call and we can spend a little time with them, we’re relieved, and not so lonely anymore.

—Alex Epstein Crafty TV Writing: Thinking Inside The Box (via thecityofpawnee)

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The world outside is not the same,
With shifting shadows, air and time disturbed;
But in my heart is locked the singing flame.

Leslie Monsour, from “Indelibility

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Ask the average American what Thomas Jefferson had to say about race relations, and he or she will undoubtedly quote the slogan inscribed on the Jefferson Monument in Washington, DC: “Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate than that these people are to be free.” However, what Mr. Average is unlikely to know is the sentence which followed: “Nor is it less certain that the two races, equally free, cannot live in the same government.”

Ask again who freed the slaves and why, and the man-in-the street will correctly suggest Abraham Lincoln, but will undoubtedly have the idea that this was to make American citizens out of the Negroes. Nothing could be further from the truth. Lincoln freed the slaves so that they could be repatriated to Africa. Several times he spoke out against racial integration, and vociferously condemned the idea of having Negro American citizens.

Earnest Servier Cox Lincoln’s Negro Policy (via brashblacknonbeliever)

Interestingly enough, the revisionist movie Lincoln “continues to dominate the early awards season, picking up seven Golden Globe nominations, including Best Drama and Best Director for Steven Spielberg, along with acting honors for stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Field.”

To quote bakethatlinguist, “historical revisionism breeds cultural amnesia.” 

I’ll leave you to reason for yourselves why this is problematic.

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I think the reason people want an apocalypse so much is that then everybody goes all at once. Otherwise they just go alone, and the world goes on without them.

—my 13 year old brother (via moyaofthemist)

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I am free and that is why I am lost.

—Franz Kafka (via allthingssoulful)

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Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone

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Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone

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