The Word Made Flesh
She had always wanted words, she loved them; grew up on them. Words gave her clarity, brought reason, shape
Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient (via alessiascurati)
Inspired by Douglas Adams’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Inspired by Douglas Adams’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

from “Tuft Of Flowers”  by Robert Frost.
the quote has a deep meaning to me, but i don’t want to ruin the poem for you if you don’t like my interpretation of it.

from “Tuft Of Flowers”  by Robert Frost.

the quote has a deep meaning to me, but i don’t want to ruin the poem for you if you don’t like my interpretation of it.

The quote is from “The Library” by Sarah Stewart

The quote is from “The Library” by Sarah Stewart

All picnics are eaten on the grave.
Adrienne Rich (via andlohespoke)
I got my first tattoo today. It wraps around my wrist a bit; sorry for the awkward angle. 
"The enemy’s gate is down" is a battle cry, a reminder that no goal is impossible, that success is yours if you would but reach out and grab it, and a call to think outside of the box. 
It’s safe to say Ender’s Game is my favorite book. I’ve read it six or seven times now, and it’s never failed to inspire me. A few years ago I was thrust into a leadership position I didn’t really ask for, and wasn’t ready for. I had 70 pairs of eyes watching me, assessing me, waiting for me to step up. I looked up to the character of Ender Wiggin during those times, and he was one of the mentors who led me to become the person I am today.
Ender’s leave at the lake, where he is reunited with Valentine, is a scene that has always been extremely poignant to me. It’s Ender saying, “We have to go. I’m almost happy here” that particularly wrenches at my heart.
A message from the book that I’ve found relevant multiple times in my life is that when you understand someone, truly understand them, even your enemy… you cannot help but love them. 
I don’t like Orson Scott Card as a person, but you have to admit he wrote a brilliant book. 

I got my first tattoo today. It wraps around my wrist a bit; sorry for the awkward angle. 

"The enemy’s gate is down" is a battle cry, a reminder that no goal is impossible, that success is yours if you would but reach out and grab it, and a call to think outside of the box. 

It’s safe to say Ender’s Game is my favorite book. I’ve read it six or seven times now, and it’s never failed to inspire me. A few years ago I was thrust into a leadership position I didn’t really ask for, and wasn’t ready for. I had 70 pairs of eyes watching me, assessing me, waiting for me to step up. I looked up to the character of Ender Wiggin during those times, and he was one of the mentors who led me to become the person I am today.

Ender’s leave at the lake, where he is reunited with Valentine, is a scene that has always been extremely poignant to me. It’s Ender saying, “We have to go. I’m almost happy here” that particularly wrenches at my heart.

A message from the book that I’ve found relevant multiple times in my life is that when you understand someone, truly understand them, even your enemy… you cannot help but love them. 

I don’t like Orson Scott Card as a person, but you have to admit he wrote a brilliant book. 

"In our minds we tried to pin her to a cork board like a butterfly, but the pin merely went through and away she flew.”
-Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl
Done by Mandy Snyder at Lucky Monkey Tattoo in Ann Arbor, MI.

"In our minds we tried to pin her to a cork board like a butterfly, but the pin merely went through and away she flew.”

-Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl


Done by Mandy Snyder at Lucky Monkey Tattoo in Ann Arbor, MI.

e e cummings “i like my body when it is with your”

e e cummings “i like my body when it is with your”

I showed my masterpiece to the grown-ups, and asked them whether the drawing frightened them.They answered me: “Why should any one be frightened by a hat?”My drawing was not a picture of a hat. It was a picture of a boa constrictor digesting an elephant. Then, I drew the inside of the boa constrictor, so that the grown-ups could see it clearly. They always need to have things explained.
 
From Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) by Antoine de St Exupéry

I showed my masterpiece to the grown-ups, and asked them whether the drawing frightened them.
They answered me: “Why should any one be frightened by a hat?”
My drawing was not a picture of a hat. It was a picture of a boa constrictor digesting an elephant. Then, I drew the inside of the boa constrictor, so that the grown-ups could see it clearly. They always need to have things explained.

 


From Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) by Antoine de St Exupéry

I always believed that whatever had to be written would somehow get itself written.
Seamus Heaney (via nprfreshair)
Shakespeare, from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream"Find, though she be but little, she is fierce,"

Shakespeare, from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream
"Find, though she be but little, she is fierce,"

Bluebird
there’s a bluebird in my heart thatwants to get outbut I’m too tough for him,I say, stay in there, I’m not goingto let anybody seeyou.there’s a bluebird in my heart thatwants to get outbut I pour whiskey on him and inhalecigarette smokeand the whores and the bartendersand the grocery clerksnever know thathe’sin there.there’s a bluebird in my heart thatwants to get outbut I’m too tough for him,I say,stay down, do you want to messme up?you want to screw up theworks?you want to blow my book sales inEurope?there’s a bluebird in my heart thatwants to get outbut I’m too clever, I only let him outat night sometimeswhen everybody’s asleep.I say, I know that you’re there,so don’t besad.then I put him back,but he’s singing a littlein there, I haven’t quite let himdieand we sleep together likethatwith oursecret pactand it’s nice enough tomake a manweep, but I don’tweep, doyou?
-Charles Bukowski
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Bluebird

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I’m not going
to let anybody see
you.
there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I pour whiskey on him and inhale
cigarette smoke
and the whores and the bartenders
and the grocery clerks
never know that
he’s
in there.

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say,
stay down, do you want to mess
me up?
you want to screw up the
works?
you want to blow my book sales in
Europe?
there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too clever, I only let him out
at night sometimes
when everybody’s asleep.
I say, I know that you’re there,
so don’t be
sad.
then I put him back,
but he’s singing a little
in there, I haven’t quite let him
die
and we sleep together like
that
with our
secret pact
and it’s nice enough to
make a man
weep, but I don’t
weep, do
you?

-Charles Bukowski

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Of all my tattoos, this will be the one I’ll still love when I’m 80.  HP<3

Of all my tattoos, this will be the one I’ll still love when I’m 80.  HP<3

Live Deep in white ink - &#8220;I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life&#8230;&#8221; - Walden (Thoreau)

Live Deep in white ink - “I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life…” - Walden (Thoreau)