Effin' Effable

charminglyantiquated:

a little love story about mermaids and tattoos

In fact a mature person does not fall in love, he rises in love. The word ’fall’ is not right. Only immature people fall; they stumble and fall down in love. Somehow they were managing and standing. They cannot manage and they cannot stand – they find a woman and they are gone, they find a man and they are gone. They were always ready to fall on the ground and to creep. They don’t have the backbone, the spine; they don’t have that integrity to stand alone.

A mature person has the integrity to be alone. And when a mature person gives love, he gives without any strings attached to it: he simply gives. And when a mature person gives love, he feels grateful that you have accepted his love, not vice versa. He does not expect you to be thankful for it – no, not at all, he does not even need your thanks. He thanks you for accepting his love. And when two mature persons are in love, one of the greatest paradoxes of life happens, one of the most beautiful phenomena: they are together and yet tremendously alone; they are together so much so that they are almost one. But their oneness does not destroy their individuality, in fact, it enhances it: they become more individual.

Two mature persons in love help each other to become more free. There is no politics involved, no diplomacy, no effort to dominate. How can you dominate the person you love? Just think over it. Domination is a sort of hatred, anger, enmity. How can you think of dominating a person you love? You would love to see the person totally free, independent; you will give him more individuality. That’s why I call it the greatest paradox: they are together so much so that they are almost one, but still in that oneness they are individuals. Their individualities are not effaced – they have become more enhanced. The other has enriched them as far as their freedom is concerned.

Immature people falling in love destroy each other’s freedom, create a bondage, make a prison. Mature persons in love help each other to be free; they help each other to destroy all sorts of bondages. And when love flows with freedom there is beauty. When love flows with dependence there is ugliness.

— Osho (via lilyjoon)

it doesn’t have to read “he”

(Source: lilypurq)

salparadisewasright:

estufar:

An actual headline from The New York Times in 1919 


I love this so much.

salparadisewasright:

estufar:

An actual headline from The New York Times in 1919 

I love this so much.

youngeyesignite:

littlecartography:

deadmar5:

littlecartography:

Stoked to be featured alongside some other rad ladies on my friend Kara’s website today with a little contribution to the Church of Babe Vibes. So many neat projects on the horizon and feeling really excited about things in general, hell yeah, hell yeah!

all of these are so important but top right again and again and again and again. 

Knife babes unite, y’know! ;)

So inspiring.

collections that are raw as fuck ➝ vera wang bridal spring 2013

(Source: vincecarters)

(Source: tooontofunction)

nevver:

Paper craft, Hari & Deepti

I’ve felt that regret.

I’ve felt that regret.

(Source: fruks)

“Alcohol makes other people less tedious, and food less bland, and can help provide what the Greeks called entheos, or the slight buzz of inspiration when reading or writing. The only worthwhile miracle in the New Testament—the transmutation of water into wine during the wedding at Cana—is a tribute to the persistence of Hellenism in an otherwise austere Judaea. The same applies to the seder at Passover, which is obviously modeled on the Platonic symposium: questions are asked (especially of the young) while wine is circulated. No better form of sodality has ever been devised: at Oxford one was positively expected to take wine during tutorials. The tongue must be untied. It’s not a coincidence that Omar Khayyam, rebuking and ridiculing the stone-faced Iranian mullahs of his time, pointed to the value of the grape as a mockery of their joyless and sterile regime. Visiting today’s Iran, I was delighted to find that citizens made a point of defying the clerical ban on booze, keeping it in their homes for visitors even if they didn’t particularly take to it themselves, and bootlegging it with great brio and ingenuity. These small revolutions affirm the human.”
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir (via observando)

makingfunofthestarks:

Girls don’t want boys.

Girls want a release date for The Winds of Winter.  

things get true

okbjgm:

femfreq:

Yes please, explain to me again how this has nothing to do with sexism.

[TRIGGER WARNING for EVERYTHING]

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submitted without comment:

*to the tune of Carmen Sandiego* Where/in the world/are/the police to arrest these nightmare people

lolshtus:

You’re A Hazard, Harry

lolshtus:

You’re A Hazard, Harry

broadwaydivaintraining:

Sexual orientation: Bernadette Peters sprawling out on pianos

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thequantumqueer:

nudityandnerdery:

saunteringvaguelydownwards:

raggedypendragons:

girls don’t want boys, girls want a soaking wet natalie dormer telling katie mcgrath to do her

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