1:all fungi are edible.
2: some fungi are only edible once
Hormones are not your fault and you can’t outsmart them. Don’t blame yourself for feeling things you can’t control. Trust me, you leave the human race around twelve years-old and don’t come back until you’re in your early twenties. Once you return you’ll see the world isn’t nearly as hard as it seems. You don’t even care about half the things you used to obsess over.
Around us, life bursts with miracles, a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops. If you live in awareness, it is easy to see miracles everywhere. Each human being is a multiplicity of miracles. Eyes that see thousands of colors, shapes, and forms; ears that hear a bee flying or a thunderclap; a brain that ponders a speck of dust as easily as the entire cosmos; a heart that beats in rhythm with the heartbeat of all beings. When we are tired and feel discouraged by life’s daily struggles, we may not notice these miracles, but they are always there.
But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer.
- J.R.R. Tolkien (Samwise Gamgee in Lord of the Rings)
By the way, I should apologise if any of you are allergic to bad language. I hope you took your Claritin this morning. But you know what? I’m just very expressive.
If we magnified our successes as much as we magnify our disappointments, we’d all be much happier.
I always marvel at the humans’ ability to keep going. They always manage to stagger on even with tears streaming down their faces.
I suppose earlier generations had to sit through all this huffing and puffing with the invention of television, the phone, cinema, radio, the car, the bicycle, printing, the wheel and so on, but you would think we would learn the way these things work, which is this:
1) everything that’s already in the world when you’re born is just normal;
2) anything that gets invented between then and before you turn thirty is incredibly exciting and creative and with any luck you can make a career out of it;
3) anything that gets invented after you’re thirty is against the natural order of things and the beginning of the end of civilisation as we know it until it’s been around for about ten years when it gradually turns out to be alright really.
Apply this list to movies, rock music, word processors and mobile phones to work out how old you are.
from The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
That’s who you really like. The people you can think out loud in front of.
Glee’s Darren Criss turned Beatles fanboy for a minute as he lingered near McCartney’s area in hopes of snagging an introduction to the legend. The glass of mysterious brown liquor in his hand, he told THR, was not so much liquid courage as “my liquid to calm the f—- down.” As he waited, Criss showed off a couple photos stored on his phone of him in the classic McCartney look of the Beatles’ earlier years (circa 1963). Yes, that means Blaine with a mop-top. But Criss took it one step further, he learned to play the actual chords on a left-handed bass, he revealed.
this is my favourite quote ever
It’s easier to hate than it is to love so I think we come out on top.
When I was younger, I saw 20-somethings sitting at coffee shops and thought they must be so happy now that they’re older and have their lives together. Now I’m the 20-something and I see that life doesn’t slow down and fall into place just because you’re old enough. Being older just means that you have to make time to stop and enjoy that coffee.