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elizabeth, starry eyes and an empyreal soul.

♊ ☽ ☿ ☯

you are the lighthouse, the seamark. the tempests created this tide. i'm pulled to the black silver ocean, where the current and the heavens collide. you are the brick, i am so unpredictable, led by the current away. your solid stage is so necessary to save all those who stray. you are the navigator who never could lead, we were lost in the silver sea. i was the ship who was too proud to ever sink. i am your thought but the water is amnesia, my name is on the tip of your tongue. my image is slipping but your memory is gripping it. this is my breath in your lungs. you are the navigator who never could lead, we were lost in the silver sea. i was the ship who was too proud to ever sink. echo, my voice is an echo, of places i don't know and stories i've been told. echo, we all are connected, a lighthouse a voyage, for history's sake, will you please take notice?

owowmylife:

Coworker walked in on me taking my handful of pills after a rough morning when I didn’t have time to at home. I gave her this explanation and she thought I was joking…

my coworkers are the absolute best about this ❤

When I say I can’t come to something and my friends are like “Oh come on, what’s the worst that could happen?”

thischroniclife:

I’m like…

imageimage

imageimage

betterbooktitles:

John Steinbeck: East of Eden

Reader Submission: Title and Redesign by Ryan Arey.

betterbooktitles:

Michel Foucault: The Archaeology of Knowledge

Reader Submission: Title and Redesign by @Snoddy

lololol seb

betterbooktitles:

Edgar Allan Poe: The Pit and The Pendulum

betterbooktitles:

failedbetterbooktitles:

Albert Camus: The Outsider.

Another one for The Stranger!

this blog is actually the best

  via + src (589 notes)

betterbooktitles:

Viktor Frankl: Man’s Search for Meaning

oh my fucking god hahahahahahahahahahahaha

"At any moment, man must decide, for better or for worse, what will be the monument of his existence."
Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning (via coypatalagsa)

neonexperience:

Reasons why I want to live in the middle of nowhere.

in van we’re somewhere between suburban and rural star seeing ability and its a FUCKING CITY its so goddamn amazing

definitelydope:

Iceland-SammBlakePhotographer-031 (by samm blake)

  via + src (241 notes)

raboartcollection:

The title of the work is identical to a series of photographs by Huseyin shot in Odessa, showing curtains blowing in the wind. These images inspired an installation of hardened lace curtains, frozen in time and space. The work refers to the gesture of opening the windows to set free the soul of the deceased, as well as the idea of a spirit present in a room, mysteriously lifting the curtains to reveal its presence.

Gabriel Lester,Melancholia in Arcadia (2011)

All rights are reserved. Photography by Peter Cox. 
Rabo Art Collection

"We might know how to accommodate hearing, vision, or mobility impairments on campus, but chronic pain conditions, autoimmune diseases, and rare diseases present very different challenges. Consider the student suffering from flares of Crohn’s disease or lupus, who may appear healthy one day, but whose symptoms are completely incapacitating the next. How do we accommodate students who can’t make it to class for longer stretches, have frequent medical appointments or disruptive hospital stays, or whose medications may make them drowsy or fatigued even when they are present?"

When It Comes To Chronic Illness, College Campuses Have A Lot To Learn

I think many of us would argue that campuses still don’t accommodate hearing, vision, and mobility impairments very well. And this article doesn’t really offer solutions. But it’s true that the challenges of pain, autoimmune, and rare diseases are different and poorly accommodated.

(via goldenheartedrose)


I don’t think the author of that article meant that students with hearing, vision, + mobility impairments are always accommodated or treated well, but that there are at least standard accommodations on the books for students with those disabilities. There is rarely protocol in place for dealing with students with chronic illnesses, which is no surprise considering that institutionalized education is pretty much inaccessible to the chronically ill by design. Rigid schedules don’t work for us, and that’s reflected in our drop-out rates. While colleges don’t care enough about this to fundamentally alter how they function, they do care enough about maintaining their rankings (via curbing drop-out rates) to purposefully exclude the chronically ill. Because colleges want to deter chronically ill students from being there in the first place, they’re actively hostile to us in ways they aren’t towards students whose disabilities are, for lack of a better word, static, and who can therefore be accommodated without a fundamental shift. (Though of course they often aren’t accommodated in practice. They get apathy instead of hostility, which isn’t any better.) It’s also worth noting that colleges are particularly hostile to the chronically mentally ill, who are uniformly seen as suicide or homicide risks (i.e. bad press) as well as drop-out risks. Mental illnesses are the only disabilities universities can legally discriminate against, and I want to say I’m shocked that this wasn’t mentioned in the original article, that I’m shocked mental illness is being wholly excluded from yet another discussion of chronic illness, but… I’m not.

(via loriadorable)

I like that they can provide me a cushy chair. that seemed to help a lot.

And having teachers arrange it so I could be in in person classes less helped a lot too.

(via dragonsatmidnight)

  via + src (526 notes)
"Something prevents you from seeing that there is nothing you need. Find it out and see its falseness. It is like having swallowed some poison and suffering from unquenchable craving for water. Instead of drinking beyond all measure, why not eliminate the poison and be free of this burning thirst? The sense “I am a person in time and space” is the poison. In a way, time itself is the poison. In time all things come to an end and new are born, to be devoured in their turn. Do not identify yourself with time, do not ask anxiously “what next, what next?” Step out of time and see it devour the world. Say: “Well, it is in the nature of time to put an end to everything. Let it be. It does not concern me. I am not combustible, nor do I need to collect fuel.”"
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (via lazyyogi)
  via + src (368 notes)
  
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elizabeth, starry eyes and an empyreal soul.

♊ ☽ ☿ ☯

you are the lighthouse, the seamark. the tempests created this tide. i'm pulled to the black silver ocean, where the current and the heavens collide. you are the brick, i am so unpredictable, led by the current away. your solid stage is so necessary to save all those who stray. you are the navigator who never could lead, we were lost in the silver sea. i was the ship who was too proud to ever sink. i am your thought but the water is amnesia, my name is on the tip of your tongue. my image is slipping but your memory is gripping it. this is my breath in your lungs. you are the navigator who never could lead, we were lost in the silver sea. i was the ship who was too proud to ever sink. echo, my voice is an echo, of places i don't know and stories i've been told. echo, we all are connected, a lighthouse a voyage, for history's sake, will you please take notice?

owowmylife:

Coworker walked in on me taking my handful of pills after a rough morning when I didn’t have time to at home. I gave her this explanation and she thought I was joking…

my coworkers are the absolute best about this ❤

When I say I can’t come to something and my friends are like “Oh come on, what’s the worst that could happen?”

thischroniclife:

I’m like…

imageimage

imageimage

betterbooktitles:

John Steinbeck: East of Eden

Reader Submission: Title and Redesign by Ryan Arey.

betterbooktitles:

Michel Foucault: The Archaeology of Knowledge

Reader Submission: Title and Redesign by @Snoddy

lololol seb

betterbooktitles:

Edgar Allan Poe: The Pit and The Pendulum

betterbooktitles:

failedbetterbooktitles:

Albert Camus: The Outsider.

Another one for The Stranger!

this blog is actually the best

  via + src (589 notes)

betterbooktitles:

Viktor Frankl: Man’s Search for Meaning

oh my fucking god hahahahahahahahahahahaha

"At any moment, man must decide, for better or for worse, what will be the monument of his existence."
Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning (via coypatalagsa)

neonexperience:

Reasons why I want to live in the middle of nowhere.

in van we’re somewhere between suburban and rural star seeing ability and its a FUCKING CITY its so goddamn amazing

definitelydope:

Iceland-SammBlakePhotographer-031 (by samm blake)

  via + src (241 notes)

raboartcollection:

The title of the work is identical to a series of photographs by Huseyin shot in Odessa, showing curtains blowing in the wind. These images inspired an installation of hardened lace curtains, frozen in time and space. The work refers to the gesture of opening the windows to set free the soul of the deceased, as well as the idea of a spirit present in a room, mysteriously lifting the curtains to reveal its presence.

Gabriel Lester,Melancholia in Arcadia (2011)

All rights are reserved. Photography by Peter Cox. 
Rabo Art Collection

"We might know how to accommodate hearing, vision, or mobility impairments on campus, but chronic pain conditions, autoimmune diseases, and rare diseases present very different challenges. Consider the student suffering from flares of Crohn’s disease or lupus, who may appear healthy one day, but whose symptoms are completely incapacitating the next. How do we accommodate students who can’t make it to class for longer stretches, have frequent medical appointments or disruptive hospital stays, or whose medications may make them drowsy or fatigued even when they are present?"

When It Comes To Chronic Illness, College Campuses Have A Lot To Learn

I think many of us would argue that campuses still don’t accommodate hearing, vision, and mobility impairments very well. And this article doesn’t really offer solutions. But it’s true that the challenges of pain, autoimmune, and rare diseases are different and poorly accommodated.

(via goldenheartedrose)


I don’t think the author of that article meant that students with hearing, vision, + mobility impairments are always accommodated or treated well, but that there are at least standard accommodations on the books for students with those disabilities. There is rarely protocol in place for dealing with students with chronic illnesses, which is no surprise considering that institutionalized education is pretty much inaccessible to the chronically ill by design. Rigid schedules don’t work for us, and that’s reflected in our drop-out rates. While colleges don’t care enough about this to fundamentally alter how they function, they do care enough about maintaining their rankings (via curbing drop-out rates) to purposefully exclude the chronically ill. Because colleges want to deter chronically ill students from being there in the first place, they’re actively hostile to us in ways they aren’t towards students whose disabilities are, for lack of a better word, static, and who can therefore be accommodated without a fundamental shift. (Though of course they often aren’t accommodated in practice. They get apathy instead of hostility, which isn’t any better.) It’s also worth noting that colleges are particularly hostile to the chronically mentally ill, who are uniformly seen as suicide or homicide risks (i.e. bad press) as well as drop-out risks. Mental illnesses are the only disabilities universities can legally discriminate against, and I want to say I’m shocked that this wasn’t mentioned in the original article, that I’m shocked mental illness is being wholly excluded from yet another discussion of chronic illness, but… I’m not.

(via loriadorable)

I like that they can provide me a cushy chair. that seemed to help a lot.

And having teachers arrange it so I could be in in person classes less helped a lot too.

(via dragonsatmidnight)

  via + src (526 notes)
"Something prevents you from seeing that there is nothing you need. Find it out and see its falseness. It is like having swallowed some poison and suffering from unquenchable craving for water. Instead of drinking beyond all measure, why not eliminate the poison and be free of this burning thirst? The sense “I am a person in time and space” is the poison. In a way, time itself is the poison. In time all things come to an end and new are born, to be devoured in their turn. Do not identify yourself with time, do not ask anxiously “what next, what next?” Step out of time and see it devour the world. Say: “Well, it is in the nature of time to put an end to everything. Let it be. It does not concern me. I am not combustible, nor do I need to collect fuel.”"
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (via lazyyogi)
  via + src (368 notes)
  
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elizabeth, starry eyes and an empyreal soul.

♊ ☽ ☿ ☯

you are the lighthouse, the seamark. the tempests created this tide. i'm pulled to the black silver ocean, where the current and the heavens collide. you are the brick, i am so unpredictable, led by the current away. your solid stage is so necessary to save all those who stray. you are the navigator who never could lead, we were lost in the silver sea. i was the ship who was too proud to ever sink. i am your thought but the water is amnesia, my name is on the tip of your tongue. my image is slipping but your memory is gripping it. this is my breath in your lungs. you are the navigator who never could lead, we were lost in the silver sea. i was the ship who was too proud to ever sink. echo, my voice is an echo, of places i don't know and stories i've been told. echo, we all are connected, a lighthouse a voyage, for history's sake, will you please take notice?

owowmylife:

Coworker walked in on me taking my handful of pills after a rough morning when I didn’t have time to at home. I gave her this explanation and she thought I was joking…

my coworkers are the absolute best about this ❤

When I say I can’t come to something and my friends are like “Oh come on, what’s the worst that could happen?”

thischroniclife:

I’m like…

imageimage

imageimage

betterbooktitles:

John Steinbeck: East of Eden

Reader Submission: Title and Redesign by Ryan Arey.

betterbooktitles:

Michel Foucault: The Archaeology of Knowledge

Reader Submission: Title and Redesign by @Snoddy

lololol seb

betterbooktitles:

Edgar Allan Poe: The Pit and The Pendulum

betterbooktitles:

failedbetterbooktitles:

Albert Camus: The Outsider.

Another one for The Stranger!

this blog is actually the best

  via + src (589 notes)

betterbooktitles:

Viktor Frankl: Man’s Search for Meaning

oh my fucking god hahahahahahahahahahahaha

"At any moment, man must decide, for better or for worse, what will be the monument of his existence."
Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning (via coypatalagsa)

neonexperience:

Reasons why I want to live in the middle of nowhere.

in van we’re somewhere between suburban and rural star seeing ability and its a FUCKING CITY its so goddamn amazing

definitelydope:

Iceland-SammBlakePhotographer-031 (by samm blake)

  via + src (241 notes)

raboartcollection:

The title of the work is identical to a series of photographs by Huseyin shot in Odessa, showing curtains blowing in the wind. These images inspired an installation of hardened lace curtains, frozen in time and space. The work refers to the gesture of opening the windows to set free the soul of the deceased, as well as the idea of a spirit present in a room, mysteriously lifting the curtains to reveal its presence.

Gabriel Lester,Melancholia in Arcadia (2011)

All rights are reserved. Photography by Peter Cox. 
Rabo Art Collection

"We might know how to accommodate hearing, vision, or mobility impairments on campus, but chronic pain conditions, autoimmune diseases, and rare diseases present very different challenges. Consider the student suffering from flares of Crohn’s disease or lupus, who may appear healthy one day, but whose symptoms are completely incapacitating the next. How do we accommodate students who can’t make it to class for longer stretches, have frequent medical appointments or disruptive hospital stays, or whose medications may make them drowsy or fatigued even when they are present?"

When It Comes To Chronic Illness, College Campuses Have A Lot To Learn

I think many of us would argue that campuses still don’t accommodate hearing, vision, and mobility impairments very well. And this article doesn’t really offer solutions. But it’s true that the challenges of pain, autoimmune, and rare diseases are different and poorly accommodated.

(via goldenheartedrose)


I don’t think the author of that article meant that students with hearing, vision, + mobility impairments are always accommodated or treated well, but that there are at least standard accommodations on the books for students with those disabilities. There is rarely protocol in place for dealing with students with chronic illnesses, which is no surprise considering that institutionalized education is pretty much inaccessible to the chronically ill by design. Rigid schedules don’t work for us, and that’s reflected in our drop-out rates. While colleges don’t care enough about this to fundamentally alter how they function, they do care enough about maintaining their rankings (via curbing drop-out rates) to purposefully exclude the chronically ill. Because colleges want to deter chronically ill students from being there in the first place, they’re actively hostile to us in ways they aren’t towards students whose disabilities are, for lack of a better word, static, and who can therefore be accommodated without a fundamental shift. (Though of course they often aren’t accommodated in practice. They get apathy instead of hostility, which isn’t any better.) It’s also worth noting that colleges are particularly hostile to the chronically mentally ill, who are uniformly seen as suicide or homicide risks (i.e. bad press) as well as drop-out risks. Mental illnesses are the only disabilities universities can legally discriminate against, and I want to say I’m shocked that this wasn’t mentioned in the original article, that I’m shocked mental illness is being wholly excluded from yet another discussion of chronic illness, but… I’m not.

(via loriadorable)

I like that they can provide me a cushy chair. that seemed to help a lot.

And having teachers arrange it so I could be in in person classes less helped a lot too.

(via dragonsatmidnight)

  via + src (526 notes)
"Something prevents you from seeing that there is nothing you need. Find it out and see its falseness. It is like having swallowed some poison and suffering from unquenchable craving for water. Instead of drinking beyond all measure, why not eliminate the poison and be free of this burning thirst? The sense “I am a person in time and space” is the poison. In a way, time itself is the poison. In time all things come to an end and new are born, to be devoured in their turn. Do not identify yourself with time, do not ask anxiously “what next, what next?” Step out of time and see it devour the world. Say: “Well, it is in the nature of time to put an end to everything. Let it be. It does not concern me. I am not combustible, nor do I need to collect fuel.”"
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (via lazyyogi)
  via + src (368 notes)