Grandueric Illusions

Miles and Miles To Go Before I Sleep

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Human beings took our animal need for palatable food … and turned it into chocolate souffles with salted caramel cream. We took our ability to co-operate as a social species … and turned it into craft circles and bowling leagues and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We took our capacity to make and use tools … and turned it into the Apollo moon landing. We took our uniquely precise ability to communicate through language … and turned it into King Lear.

None of these things are necessary for survival and reproduction. That is exactly what makes them so splendid. When we take our basic evolutionary wiring and transform it into something far beyond any prosaic matters of survival and reproduction … that’s when humanity is at its best. That’s when we show ourselves to be capable of creating meaning and joy, for ourselves and for one another. That’s when we’re most uniquely human.

And the same is true for sex. Human beings have a deep, hard-wired urge to replicate our DNA, instilled in us by millions of years of evolution. And we’ve turned it into an intense and delightful form of communication, intimacy, creativity, community, personal expression, transcendence, joy, pleasure, and love. Regardless of whether any DNA gets replicated in the process.

Why should we see this as sinful? What makes this any different from chocolate souffles and King Lear?
Greta Christina (Sex and the Off-Label Use of Our Bodies) (via sexisnottheenemy) (via finkspiration) (via itswalky) (via rosalarian) (via queen-bedlam) (via galacticwiseguy) (via sorcyress) (via misandry-mermaid)

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That’s the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it’s impossible to ever see the end.
Elizabeth Wurtzel (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

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You’ll be fine. You’re 25. Feeling [unsure] and lost is part of your path. Don’t avoid it. See what those feelings are showing you and use it. Take a breath. You’ll be okay. Even if you don’t feel okay all the time.
Louis C.K., Untitled (via quotethat)

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Cᴏɴᴄᴇᴘᴛ Aʀᴛ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ Cᴏᴍᴘᴀɴɪᴏɴs & Aᴅᴠɪsᴏʀs ғᴏʀ Dʀᴀɢᴏɴ Aɢᴇ Iɴǫᴜɪsɪᴛɪᴏɴ.

These look like perfect representations of GOT characters. I see Ned, Tyrion, Petyr, Danerys, Sansa, Arya, Stannis etc

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nethaca:

maverikloki:

deejohnes:

maverikloki:

I hear my mom shrieking downstairs, shouting up to me about “THE CATS! THE CATS!”

I run downstairs, thinking someone has died or something and see THIS:

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I FEEL LIKE I NEED TO PUNCH SOMETHING TO GET OVER THE ADORABLENESS

They look like they’re about to break out in a musical number

hence:

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This post got better since I re-blogged it earlier.

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bufotoxin:

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constantly having to deliberately downplay your mental illness but also constantly worrying that you’re making it up for attention, somehow

the number of people who relate to this troubles me and imo demonstrates exactly who suffers when you fearmonger about Fakers

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