Commonplacing
bl-ossomed:

seafolly:

“Mad was the last kid I saw and he was asleep. He was 3 months old and they put him in my arms and he stayed asleep and they put him in the bath and he stayed asleep and I thought he was narcoleptic or something. Then he opened his eyes and just stared at me for the longest time and I just stared at him and I started crying and he smiled. And it wasn’t that he smiled that he liked me, it was just that I hadn’t held children in my life and I was always considered so dark and I always had so many things that made me feel like maybe I shouldn’t be somebody’s mom because certainly the world has an opinion of me and I’m not so sure about myself and am I gonna be the best mom? So the fact that this little kid seemed at ease gave me the courage to feel like I could make him happy. And so we became a family right then.” — Angelina Jolie

I love her

bl-ossomed:

seafolly:

“Mad was the last kid I saw and he was asleep. He was 3 months old and they put him in my arms and he stayed asleep and they put him in the bath and he stayed asleep and I thought he was narcoleptic or something. Then he opened his eyes and just stared at me for the longest time and I just stared at him and I started crying and he smiled. And it wasn’t that he smiled that he liked me, it was just that I hadn’t held children in my life and I was always considered so dark and I always had so many things that made me feel like maybe I shouldn’t be somebody’s mom because certainly the world has an opinion of me and I’m not so sure about myself and am I gonna be the best mom? So the fact that this little kid seemed at ease gave me the courage to feel like I could make him happy. And so we became a family right then.” — Angelina Jolie

I love her

hmhbooks:

harperperennial:

overlookpress:

Love these Bob Eckstein drawings of his favorite bookstores in New York! Can’t wait for the second installment! via The New Yorker

Love love love

Pretttttty.

I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Maya Angelou (via getyourassbeat)
incidentalcomics:

Conflict in Literature

incidentalcomics:

Conflict in Literature

bacon-radio:

sweethoney3:

digg:

A better way to teach fractions.

Haha! I do this with my class!!

Good idea.

bacon-radio:

sweethoney3:

digg:

A better way to teach fractions.

Haha! I do this with my class!!

Good idea.

Again it comes back to buying the books. I often quote the poet Alexis DeVeaux who once said “Buying a book is a political act.” That has never been truer than it is today. If we want to see change, if we want to see more diversity in literature, we have to buy the books. Buy them for our schools, for our libraries, for our families, for our friends. We must be the agents of change. Otherwise, we are all participants in the “cultural lobotomy.” And it won’t be technology that threatens the very existence of books. It’ll be their complete and utter irrelevance in the real world that never was and never will be all white.
blackballoonpublishing:


this makes my heart ache

It’s raining outside AND NOW THIS.

blackballoonpublishing:

this makes my heart ache


It’s raining outside AND NOW THIS.

epicreads:


An Epic Chart of 162 Young Adult Retellings
groveatlanticinc:

Love us some Mary Oliver!
explore-blog:

For National Poetry Month, Mary Oliver on the mystery of the human psyche, the secret of great poetry, and how rhythm makes us come alive.
Excerpt illustrated by Wendy MacNaughton. 

groveatlanticinc:

Love us some Mary Oliver!

explore-blog:

For National Poetry Month, Mary Oliver on the mystery of the human psyche, the secret of great poetry, and how rhythm makes us come alive.

Excerpt illustrated by Wendy MacNaughton

milkshake-n-honey:

Clarence Hudson White - American master of photography 
Above: The Watcher, 1906 - platinum print photograph (The Royal Photographic Society)

milkshake-n-honey:

Clarence Hudson White - American master of photography 

Above: The Watcher, 1906 - platinum print photograph (The Royal Photographic Society)

Blue is the color of longing for the distances you never arrive in… in this world we actually live in, distance ceases to be distance and to be blue when we arrive in it.
Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost (via bookmania)