othernesses

I quite like rainy days.

I quite like rainy days.

In my mind I am eloquent; I can climb intricate scaffolds of words to reach the highest cathedral ceilings and paint my thoughts. But when I open my mouth, everything collapses.

Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies  (via petrichour)

(Source: seabois, via wildhobbitjam)


Scuppers the Sailor Dog
Margaret Wise Brown/Garth Williams

One of my favourite picture books as a child. Still is.

Scuppers the Sailor Dog

Margaret Wise Brown/Garth Williams

One of my favourite picture books as a child. Still is.

Adventure is a path. Real adventure - self-determined, self-motivated, often risky - forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.

—Mark Jenkins

Oh, my dear heart,
my own dear heart,
full of hesitations,
questions, choice of directions,

look at the world.
Behold the morning glory,
the meanest flower, the ragweed,
the thistle.
Look at the grass.

—Mary Oliver

White Flowers
John Bratby

White Flowers

John Bratby

Anticipation for this is occurring.