1. "One of the ironies of college is that the impossibility of reading your way out of the modern predicament is something you learn about, as a student, by reading. Part of the value of a humanistic education has to do with a consciousness of, and a familiarity with, the limits that you’ll spend the rest of your life talking about and pushing against. So it’s probably natural for college students to be a little ironic, a little unsettled. It’s time, meanwhile, to admit that the college years aren’t for figuring out some improvised “sense of purpose.” They’re more like a period of acclimatization—a time when realizations can dawn. If you’re feeling uneasy about life, then you’re doing the reading."

  3. "This song makes me think of us…I think because it makes me happy like you make me happy."
    — my boyfriend

  4. "

    We experience our lives through the senses, a truly marvelous thing. In the split second after the pure cognition of seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, touching, and thinking we form a reaction to a sense object: attraction or aversion, liking or disliking, the subjective judgement of good or bad. No matter how we react to our environment, the environment has no gripe with us. Every war is a war with ourselves. Everything is empty and ephemeral. We can turn anything into a weapon to wreak havoc and destroy peace, as we do.

    If you doubt any of this, remember what you took on faith in fourth-grade science. All matter is composed of atoms. Atoms are empty space. By definition you can’t see emptiness. You can’t even imagine it. But you can be it. You already are it. Now, to live and let live in emptiness: that is the secret to paradise. It’s a secret hidden in plain sight, but it can take you forever to crack the code.

  5. nprmusic:

    Hear an unlikely collaboration from Coldplay and Cat Power from the Wish I Was Here soundtrack. 

  6. Reflection


  7. "You can tell how smart people are by what they laugh at."
    — Tina Fey  (via basicbook)

    (Source: supermodelgif, via themetanoist)

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  9. old fav back at it.

    (Source: Spotify)


  10. trouble sleeping


    thinking about the adventures i’m going to have in the city.

    oh, it can’t come soon enough.  yet, it’ll be here in the blink of an eye.


    and before we knew it, it came, i saw, i conquered.  

    graduation t-minus 5 days.