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jaclcfrost:

going to college is great

getting married is great

having children is great

but implying that there’s something wrong with people who don’t want to do those things and that they’ll never feel fulfilled in life if they never do those things is not great


Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and Jean Genet walk arm in arm through, Chicago’s Grant Park during the 1968 Democratic Convention, © Photo: Mary Ellen Mark.

Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and Jean Genet walk arm in arm through, Chicago’s Grant Park during the 1968 Democratic Convention, © Photo: Mary Ellen Mark.

“Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson (via observando)

I sit beside the fire and think
Of all that I have seen
Of meadow flowers and butterflies
In summers that have been

Of yellow leaves and gossamer
In autumns that there were
With morning mist and silver sun
And wind upon my hair

I sit beside the fire and think
Of how the world will be
When winter comes without a spring
That I shall ever see

For still there are so many things
That I have never seen
In every wood in every spring
There is a different green

I sit beside the fire and think
Of people long ago
And people that will see a world
That I shall never know

But all the while I sit and think
Of times there were before
I listen for returning feet
And voices at the door

– J.R.R. Tolkien (via observando)

“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.”

– Henry David Thoreau (via observando)