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About: Twenty-one.
Swede in Leamington Spa.
University of Warwick Class of '14
Politics, Economics and IR
Ex-IB Student
Third Culture Kid
Bookworm & Foodie
Pedantic.
Quote whore.
Feminist.
Old Soul.
“I love being horribly straightforward. I love sending reckless text messages (because how reckless can a form of digitized communication be?) and telling people I love them and telling people they are absolutely magical humans and I cannot believe they really exist. I love saying, “Kiss me harder,” and “You’re a good person,” and, “You brighten my day.” I live my life as straight-forward as possible.

Because one day, I might get hit by a bus.

Maybe it’s weird. Maybe it’s scary. Maybe it seems downright impossible to just be—to just let people know you want them, need them, feel like, in this very moment, you will die if you do not see them, hold them, touch them in some way whether its your feet on their thighs on the couch or your tongue in their mouth or your heart in their hands.

But there is nothing more beautiful than being desperate.

And there is nothing more risky than pretending not to care.

We are young and we are human and we are beautiful and we are not as in control as we think we are. We never know who needs us back. We never know the magic that can arise between ourselves and other humans.

We never know when the bus is coming.”
—Rachel C. Lewis, Tell The People You Love That You Love Them  (via maddierose)

(via colorfadeout)

Back in England after a month in California. Our separation doesn’t feel as awful as it usually does because I know this is the home stretch. In three months I will have packed up my life in England and moved half-way across the world to start graduate school in Los Angeles, an hour away from you by plane versus the current eleven. 

My decision to move has been a long-time coming. Going to graduate school in the US has been in my plans since before I started my Bachelor’s degree. Figuring out what I wanted to do has taken a little longer, and deciding where I wanted to do it has also been a process. It has at times been confusing and uncertain, two feelings I am not totally comfortable with. I am an over-thinker, and there has been a lot of thinking. Weighing options. Doubt.

But it is finally setting in. I am moving to one of the biggest cities in the world, and it is going to be scary. Change is always a little intimidating. But I know it is right because I am doing it for love. Love of learning in general, love for the subject I am studying, and love for the person who has supported me through all these decisions and moreover makes me ridiculously happy on a daily basis. Can’t go wrong with that combination, right?

newyorker:
Nicholas Thompson on Meb Keflezighi’s Boston Marathon win: http://nyr.kr/1nD4as8
“Before the race started, I thought that there could be no greater tribute to the city and to the country than a victory by Meb: an immigrant who came to America because of the opportunities and the safety it offered. He wasn’t born here; he and his family chose to come here.”
Photograph by Charles Krupa/AP.

newyorker:

Nicholas Thompson on Meb Keflezighi’s Boston Marathon win: http://nyr.kr/1nD4as8

“Before the race started, I thought that there could be no greater tribute to the city and to the country than a victory by Meb: an immigrant who came to America because of the opportunities and the safety it offered. He wasn’t born here; he and his family chose to come here.”

Photograph by Charles Krupa/AP.

(Source: newyorker.com)

“make love
like you have no
secrets
like you’ve
never been
left
never been
hurt
like the world
don’t owe you a
single
wretched
thing.”
—Warsan Shire (via theangeldetective)

underhuntressmoon:

jemmasimmns:

one difference between cats and dogs is that dogs do absolutely nothing to mask their clinginess while cats pretend it’s a coincidence they’re in the same room as you 97% of the time

"The fact I am laying on your face means nothing"

(Source: katebishopss, via briefwondrouslaura)

Scientists Find an ‘Earth Twin,’ or Perhaps a Cousin

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The planet, known as Kepler 186f, named after NASA’s Kepler planet-finding mission, which detected it, has a diameter of 8,700 miles, 10 percent wider than Earth, and its orbit lies within the “Goldilocks zone” of its star, Kepler 186 — not too hot, not too cold, where temperatures could allow for liquid water to flow at the surface, making it potentially hospitable for life.
Sad times when I realise my first thought after reading this was “Maybe we can move here after we are done fucking up this Earth.”
america-wakiewakie:

Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy | PolicyMic 
The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.
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america-wakiewakie:

Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy | PolicyMic 

The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.

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(via america-wakiewakie)

outellect:

on a scale from 1 to sansa stark, how much do you regret your childhood crush

(via after-apple-picking)

It is Thursday afternoon and I am dreaming about a new watch. 

It is Thursday afternoon and I am dreaming about a new watch. 

After months of reading and research, and three days of writing, I have reached the half-way mark on my dissertation word-count. The situation is hopeful…

but it is just so boooring. 

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