Ramble on,dear.

Ask me anything   Tell me something, babe.   my face. pinterest.
"All circles presuppose they'll end where they began but only in their leaving can they ever come back round; all circles presuppose."
I believe you can never have too many books, tea sets or shoes.

"

After learning my flight was detained 4 hours,
I heard the announcement:
If anyone in the vicinity of gate 4-A understands any Arabic,
Please come to the gate immediately.

Well—one pauses these days. Gate 4-A was my own gate. I went there.
An older woman in full traditional Palestinian dress,
Just like my grandma wore, was crumpled to the floor, wailing loudly.
Help, said the flight service person. Talk to her. What is her
Problem? we told her the flight was going to be four hours late and she
Did this.

I put my arm around her and spoke to her haltingly.
Shu dow-a, shu- biduck habibti, stani stani schway, min fadlick,
Sho bit se-wee?

The minute she heard any words she knew—however poorly used—
She stopped crying.

She thought our flight had been canceled entirely.
She needed to be in El Paso for some major medical treatment the
Following day. I said no, no, we’re fine, you’ll get there, just late,

Who is picking you up? Let’s call him and tell him.
We called her son and I spoke with him in English.
I told him I would stay with his mother till we got on the plane and
Would ride next to her—Southwest.

She talked to him. Then we called her other sons just for the fun of it.

Then we called my dad and he and she spoke for a while in Arabic and
Found out of course they had ten shared friends.

Then I thought just for the heck of it why not call some Palestinian
Poets I know and let them chat with her. This all took up about 2 hours.

She was laughing a lot by then. Telling about her life. Answering
Questions.

She had pulled a sack of homemade mamool cookies—little powdered
Sugar crumbly mounds stuffed with dates and nuts—out of her bag—
And was offering them to all the women at the gate.

To my amazement, not a single woman declined one. It was like a
Sacrament. The traveler from Argentina, the traveler from California,
The lovely woman from Laredo—we were all covered with the same
Powdered sugar. And smiling. There are no better cookies.

And then the airline broke out the free beverages from huge coolers—
Non-alcoholic—and the two little girls for our flight, one African
American, one Mexican American—ran around serving us all apple juice
And lemonade and they were covered with powdered sugar too.

And I noticed my new best friend—by now we were holding hands—
Had a potted plant poking out of her bag, some medicinal thing,

With green furry leaves. Such an old country traveling tradition. Always
Carry a plant. Always stay rooted to somewhere.

And I looked around that gate of late and weary ones and thought,
This is the world I want to live in. The shared world.

Not a single person in this gate—once the crying of confusion stopped
—has seemed apprehensive about any other person.

They took the cookies. I wanted to hug all those other women too.
This can still happen anywhere.

Not everything is lost.

"

Naomi Shihab Nye (b. 1952), “Wandering Around an Albuquerque Airport Terminal.” I think this poem may be making the rounds, this week, but that’s as it should be.  (via oliviacirce)

I have so many tears in my eyes. Can I find a world like this?

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madnessisahomosapienssbestfriend:

enjoythedamnsilence:

nedahoyin:

always-b-e-strong:

roqueofspades:

the-blog-of-a-nerdy-fangirl:

This is the cutest thing to ever exist ever. Everyone else go home this is the winner

WHY IS THIS SO FLIPDOODLING CUTE

This is so funny!! Made my day!! :D

OMG..

this doesnt even fit my blog but i dont care im going to still reblog it!!

Aw

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realmichaeleastman:

breathtakingdestinations:

Warren Mews - London - England (von garryknight)

this TOTALLY looks like the villages in Ni No Kuni!

YES. THE CAT VILLAGE!!!!!

realmichaeleastman:

breathtakingdestinations:

Warren Mews - London - England (von garryknight)

this TOTALLY looks like the villages in Ni No Kuni!

YES. THE CAT VILLAGE!!!!!

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rookinthepumpkin:

chrystaloh:

I have been playing this game for three hours and rage quit because I was so mad. Sure, I can defeat bosses, solve puzzles etc. But navigating moving platforms? I quit. I QUIT. This is why I have been working on Donkey Kong 64 since I was five. Moving platforms, skinny beams and tiny swinging ropes. I QUIT.

I speed ran the game in three hours ;POne of my all time favorites. Don’t give up, believe in yourself!

Oh, rub it in, thaaaaanks.The gargoyle in the beginning made me think of you. “Do you know how uncomfortable it is to sit on gothic architecture all day?” I literally said, “Does Cline know about this game? Because he definitely needs to”

rookinthepumpkin:

chrystaloh:

I have been playing this game for three hours and rage quit because I was so mad. Sure, I can defeat bosses, solve puzzles etc. But navigating moving platforms? I quit. I QUIT. This is why I have been working on Donkey Kong 64 since I was five. Moving platforms, skinny beams and tiny swinging ropes. I QUIT.

I speed ran the game in three hours ;P

One of my all time favorites. Don’t give up, believe in yourself!

Oh, rub it in, thaaaaanks.
The gargoyle in the beginning made me think of you. “Do you know how uncomfortable it is to sit on gothic architecture all day?” I literally said, “Does Cline know about this game? Because he definitely needs to”

— 1 day ago with 1530 notes
I have been playing this game for three hours and rage quit because I was so mad. Sure, I can defeat bosses, solve puzzles etc. But navigating moving platforms? I quit. I QUIT. This is why I have been working on Donkey Kong 64 since I was five. Moving platforms, skinny beams and tiny swinging ropes. I QUIT.

I have been playing this game for three hours and rage quit because I was so mad. Sure, I can defeat bosses, solve puzzles etc. But navigating moving platforms? I quit. I QUIT. This is why I have been working on Donkey Kong 64 since I was five. Moving platforms, skinny beams and tiny swinging ropes. I QUIT.

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bluepueblo:

Fairy Tale Book Display, Efteling, The Netherlands
photo via michael

bluepueblo:

Fairy Tale Book Display, Efteling, The Netherlands

photo via michael

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awkwardsituationist:

for ten years now, leonid tishkov has traveled the world with his moon. here we see him in arctic svalbard magdalene fjord (1,5,7), new zealand, near rangitito (second photo, taken by marcus williams), the tian shang observatory near the border between china and kyrgyzstan (third photo, by po-i chen) and moscow (4,6,8, taken by boris bendikov)

"the moon is a shining point that brings people together from different countries, of different nationalities and cultures - and everyone who gets in its orbit does not forget it ever. it gives fairytale and poetry in our prosy and mercantile world," leonid writes. "the moon helps us to overcome our loneliness in the universe by uniting us around it."

leonid adds, “the ancient ural peoples who lived in my home told a fairy tale about how a shaman goes into the next world, illuminating the path of the moon. so in all of my photos, i can be seen in my late father’s cloak, because he travels with me in this way.”

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My Cure station plays too much Smiths (That’s what my Smiths station is for) and not enough Sioux Siouxie and the Banshees.

— 1 day ago
#issues 

thiswandcouldbealittlemoresonic:

David Tennant Introduces The Day of the Doctor

Celebrating David Tennant’s Birthday (18/04/1971) with some of his best appearences 

(via doctorwho)

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improvisingfatherhood:

And then there are texts like this.

For the record that is a mask of Darlington Nagbe, a player for the Portland Timbers soccer team. Chandler got it at a game and it has been sitting in our backseat for months.

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cinoh:

Mappa Mundi from Marino Sanuto’s Liber secretorum (oriented with East at the top), circa 1320, British Library
Pietro Vesconte 

cinoh:

Mappa Mundi from Marino Sanuto’s Liber secretorum (oriented with East at the top), circa 1320, British Library

Pietro Vesconte 

(Source: artemisdreaming.tumblr,com, via timetravelingscamp)

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