“Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion, and empathy.”
— Dean Koontz (via thatkindofwoman)
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1:00 am • 6 December 2013 • 2,394 notes
the moon is queen of everything.
she rules the oceans, rivers, rain.
when i am asked whose tears these are
i always blame the moon.
— lucille clifton, moonchild
(Source: mamma-wolf, via tiger-cub)
12:55 am • 6 December 2013 • 4,907 notes
Rubber meets the tar, here are parts of me
Heartache along black asphalt, dreams broken repeatedly
The pavement owns me
11:33 pm • 3 December 2013
“I didn’t realize it, but the days came along one after another, and then two years were gone, and everything was gone, and I was gone.”
— F. Scott Fitzgerald (via thatkindofwoman)
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6:43 am • 3 December 2013 • 23,774 notes
Jimmy Fallon, Miley Cyrus & The Roots Sing -We Can’t Stop (A Cappella)
8:01 am • 2 December 2013
“Real love is always chaotic. You lose control; you lose perspective. You lose the ability to protect yourself. The greater the love, the greater the chaos. It’s a given and that’s the secret.”
— Jonathan Carroll, White Apples (via browndresswithwhitedots)
Color my life with the chaos of trouble
3:10 pm • 1 December 2013 • 723 notes
December Half Marathon Challenge: The prep…
The biggest obstacle I’ll need to overcome running 13.1 miles everyday is time. At least that’s what I’m thinking right now. Ask me on the 23 December and I may well say something different - like tight calves, strained hamstrings, aching achilles or bulging blisters etc - but for now I’m seeing fitting the distance into the busiest month of the year as enemy No 1. What you see in this photo is my answer.
My plan is to do most of my running in the mornings before work, on my way into work in fact. That means I’ve had to pack a suitcase, just like I’m going on holiday which I’ll drop off at my office tomorrow ahead of the week. Towels, clean socks, toothbrush etc are all in there.
I’m also facing some very early mornings. To maximise my time in bed and minimise the potential faffery, that might give me too much time to think about why I shouldn’t run, I’ve laid out my kit for Monday-Friday.
Everything I need is ready to go. From gloves and socks, to gels and base layers.
So come Monday morning I won’t have to think. When the alarm snaps me out of my slumber in the London darkness, I can be on autopilot. It should go a little something like this:
6:00am: Fall out of bed
6:15am: Struggle into running gear, maybe eat a banana
6:30am: Leave house and run 13.1 miles
8.30am: Arrive at work, shower etc.
9:00am: Breakfast and blog
9:30am: Start work
Sounds really simple when it’s written down. We’ll soon find out.
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12:15 pm • 30 November 2013 • 19 notes