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fairydrowning · a day ago
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When "Franz Kafka" wrote "there are times, dearest, when I am convinced I am unfit for any human relationship". I felt that.
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feral-ballad · 20 hours ago
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Dulce María Loynaz, tr. by James O’Connor, from Absolute Solitude: Selected Poems
[Text ID: “I love you so much I sometimes fear God will punish me one day by filling my life with you.”]
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tenderfaery · a day ago
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— Elena Ferrante, The Days of Abandonment
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uncannyarchive · 2 days ago
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There are a few times in life when you leap up and the past that you’d been standing on falls away behind you, and the future you mean to land on is not yet in place, and for a moment you’re suspended, knowing nothing and no one, not even yourself.
Ann Patchett, The Dutch House
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howifeltabouthim · 2 days ago
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The trouble with you is you want everybody to love you.
Iris Murdoch, from The Philosopher’s Pupil
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literaturecravings · 5 months ago
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—The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
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the-shooting-star · 6 months ago
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Florence Welch, Useless Magic:Lyrics and Poetry
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sapphopilled · 2 months ago
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Work Song by Hozier / Mahmoud Darwish
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woundtheory · 7 months ago
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from AREN'T YOU WASTING YOUR TIME? by k.c cramm
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derangedrhythms · 5 months ago
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Margaret Atwood, Dearly; from 'Walking in the Madman's Wood'
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serpensoir · 2 months ago
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— Dorothy Bussy (née Strachey), Olivia (1949)
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fairydrowning · 2 days ago
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Heyy (with the intention of baking cupcakes together).
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feral-ballad · 19 hours ago
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Donte Collins, from Autopsy; “The orphan performs an autopsy on the garden”
[Text ID: “this / knotted / agony”]
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tenderfaery · 9 months ago
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— Mary Oliver, North Country
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mango-season · a year ago
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Trista Mateer, "Baggage", from Honeybee
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acti-veg · 6 months ago
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‘When fishing stops, the results are remarkable. On average, in 124 marine reserves studied around the world, some of which have been in existence only a few years, the total weight of animals and plants has quadrupled since they were established. The size of the animals inhabiting them has also increased, and so has their diversity.
In most cases the shift is visible within two to five years. As the slower-growing species also begin to recover, as sedentary life forms grow back and as reefs of coral and shellfish re-establish themselves - restoring the structural diversity of the seabed - the mass and wealth of the ecosystem is likely to keep rising for a long time.
Five years after Georges Bank, off the coast of New England, was closed for commercial fishing, the number of scallops had risen fourteenfold. Around Lundy Island, mature lobsters trebled in number within eighteen months of the creation of the reserve. After four years they were five times as abundant as those outside, after five years, six times.
Eighteen years after they were first protected, the combined weight of large predatory fish in the Alp Island reserve in the Philippines had risen by a factor of seventeen. Bigger fish produce more eggs, and the quality of eggs improves as the parents mature, so more of the offspring are likely to survive.
Like the Kraken in Tennyson’s poem, the suppressed life of the sea awaits only for its chance to re-emerge.’
George Monbiot, Feral: Rewilding The Land, Sea and Human Life
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pasifik · a year ago
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Normal People, Jane Austen, and the Romance of Walking Around by @snoopysfriendwoodstock
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