I’ve heard the road to every truth
it’s just a cul-de-sac,
there’s ladies and the lions there 
but you know it’s just an act.
You search the world for the milk of the pearl,
she always takes it black,
but you’ll love her till it all goes dark,
you’ll love her even after that …

(via annamills)

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In honor of turning 23 in a little over two hours. Thanks for the well wishes, guys…



fall camping >

The idea of getting lost and pitching a tent wherever I wind up sounds so appealing to me right now. Fall weather, please hurry.

Miles Davis, circa 1950s.
One (very small) chunk of my favorite bookshelf that I brought home from The Paperback Rack when it closed. Most of the books in this picture came from there as well. Guys I really miss that place.
While cleaning out the attic at my old job (an independent bookstore that, sadly, went out of business last month), I found a dusty box of old records that hadn’t been touched in ages. Dan Fogelberg, Elton John, Pink Floyd, Vikki Carr, Don McLean… Too many classics to name offhand. I’m still heartbroken about the store closing, but I’m thankful to have been able to bring home a little piece of its history with me.

"No man is brave that has never walked a hundred miles. If you want to know the truth of who you are, walk until not a person knows your name. Travel is the great leveler, the great teacher, bitter as medicine, crueler than mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet." —Patrick Rothfuss.
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Theo Gosselin on Flickr.

Just live. Not all of us ride horses, climb mountains, have our own gardens, work on 1950’s Land Rovers or what have ya, and that is a-ok. You don’t have to fit in the confines of living “old-school” or trying to be “genuine”. Do your day to day and enjoy that! Your journey is just as captivating as anyone’s, regardless of how many filters make it look good on @instagram. It’s okay to just live, no one can ask anything more from you, and you can only one-up it by living well. - 1924

since feeling is first
who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;
wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world

my blood approves,
and kisses are a better fate
than wisdom
lady i swear by all flowers. Don’t cry
—the best gesture of my brain is less than
your eyelids’ flutter which says

we are for each other: then
laugh, leaning back in my arms
for life’s not a paragraph

And death i think is no parenthesis

E. E. Cummings, ”Since Feeling Is First”(via colporteur)

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That old September feeling, left over from school days, of summer passing, vacation nearly done, obligations gathering, books and football in the air … Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year’s mistakes had been wiped clean by summer. Wallace Stegner (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

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the ocean
can calm itself,
so can you.
are both
salt water
mixed with
air. meditation, nayyirah waheed. (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

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