"I'm trying to find the truth
in words, in rhymes, in notes,
in all the things I wish I wrote."
Lover of grammar, poetry, literature, hiking, camping, horses, and Latin


If you are really listening, if you are awake to the poignant beauty of the world, your heart breaks regularly. In fact, your heart is made to break ; its purpose is to burst open again and again so that it can hold evermore wonders.

Andrew Harvey (via in-the-middle-of-a-daydream)

When they ask me about my future wife, I always tell them that her eyes are the only Christmas lights that deserve to be seen all year long. I tell them that she has a walk that can make an atheist believe in God just long enough to say, ‘God damn’. I tell them that if my alarm clock sounded like her voice, my snooze button would collect dust. I tell them that if she came in a bottle, I would drink her until my vision is blurry and my friends take away my keys. I tell them that if she was a book, I would memorize her table of contents. I would read her, cover to cover, hoping to find typos, just so we could both have something to work on, because aren’t we all unfinished?

Rudy Francisco, A Lot Like You (via larmoyante)

There are poets who sing you to sleep
and poets who ready you for war
and I want to be both.

Ashe Vernon (via exoticwild)

(Source: latenightcornerstore)

Television is way ahead of film because it doesn’t feel the need to polarize women. Male writers either want to make women the angel or the whore. Women are more complex than that.

Natalie Dormer, kicking ass on the Entertainment Weekly Women Who Kick Ass panel  (via missdontcare-x)

(Source: thefilmfatale)

You should not
have to rip yourself
into pieces to keep
others whole.

i am seeing less and less of you, Emma Bleker (via larmoyante)

There’s so many places I haven’t seen in the world. How do I know which one is home?

(via jaxsan16)

(Source: bit3yourlip)

Critical Linking: July 26, 2014


Our daily round-up of bookish links. Tastes great with coffee.

The Cape Henlopen School District’s summer reading list for incoming high school freshmen will not include the controversial book, “The Miseducation of Cameron Post,” – or any other book.

The district school board voted 6-1…