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Diehard Capitals hockey fan. William and Mary undergrad. Pianist. Coffee and tea please. Weird mix of enthusiastic traveler and homebody. Lover of literature and great music (and some not so great music too).
Fantasy is silver and scarlet, indigo and azure, obsidian veined with gold and lapis lazuli. Reality is plywood and plastic, done up in mud brown and olive drab. Fantasy tastes of habaneros and honey, cinnamon and cloves, rare red meat and wines as sweet as summer. Reality is beans and tofu, and ashes at the end. Reality is the strip malls of Burbank, the smokestacks of Cleveland, a parking garage in Newark. Fantasy is the towers of Minas Tirith, the ancient stones of Gormenghast, the halls of Camelot. Fantasy flies on the wings of Icarus, reality on Southwest Airlines. Why do our dreams become so much smaller when they finally come true?

We read fantasy to find the colors again, I think. To taste strong spices and hear the songs the sirens sang. There is something old and true in fantasy that speaks to something deep within us, to the child who dreamt that one day he would hunt the forests of the night, and feast beneath the hollow hills, and find a love to last forever somewhere south of Oz and north of Shangri-La.

They can keep their heaven. When I die, I’d sooner go to Middle-Earth.
George R.R. Martin (via theflowershop)

(Source: fourcolorfanboy)

izziesworldofizzie:

stagecoachjessi:

Classic Hollywood Bloopers

And the greatest Hollywood blooper of all time:

warsquirtle:

Has anybody ever actually gotten salmonella from eating raw cookie dough or are people just trying to stop me from living my life

(Source: wartortles)

capskat26:

Washington Capitals in Tumblr Text Posts

PERFECTION.

(Source: nicoley-poley)

http://alohacorkboard.tumblr.com/post/95929568693

fluttering-slips:

How to Miss a Man

Breathing is just a rhythm. Tell yourself this so that the breathing
becomes a song. Sing this song all day while you shop in the hardware
store for things you do not need. Sing it again while you cook supper

for yourself. Cook supper for yourself,…

(Source: poem-locker)


Do you need any more reasons to fall in love with Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia?

Do you need any more reasons to fall in love with Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia?

(Source: ohsoromanov)

thevictorianlady:

Publicity stills from the original production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. The play premiered in London at St. James’s Theatre on St. Valentine’s Day, 1895. These photographs appeared in The Sketch, a magazine that focused on high society and the aristocracy.  

theparisreview:

“You have to write the way you see things. I tell people, Make a list of ten things you hate and tear them down in a short story or poem. Make a list of ten things you love and celebrate them. When I wrote Fahrenheit 451 I hated book burners and I loved libraries. So there you are.” —Ray Bradbury
Illustration from the first serialization of the novel in Playboy (March, April, and May 1954).

theparisreview:

“You have to write the way you see things. I tell people, Make a list of ten things you hate and tear them down in a short story or poem. Make a list of ten things you love and celebrate them. When I wrote Fahrenheit 451 I hated book burners and I loved libraries. So there you are.” —Ray Bradbury

Illustration from the first serialization of the novel in Playboy (March, April, and May 1954).

Grace Kelly and Jimmy Stewart on the set of Rear Window, 1953.

(Source: missavagardner)

nubbsgalore:

fireflies in timelapse, photos by (click pic) vincent bradytakehito miyataketsuneaki hiramatsu and spencer black

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