There are great moments in awards shows. bruno mars sounded really good doing...– Justin Vernon on the VMA’s (via sarahcchiarot)
Getting It Right
Your ankles make me want to party, want to sit and beg and roll over under a pair of riding boots with your ankles hidden inside, sweating beneath the black tooled leather; they make me wish it was my birthday so I could blow out their candles, have them hung over my shoulders like two bags full of money. Your ankles are two monster-truck engines but smaller and lighter and sexier than...
On The Nature of Understanding
abbypets: Say you hoped to tame something wild and stayed calm and inched up day by day. Or even not tame it but meet it halfway. Things went along. You made progress, understanding it would be a lengthy process, sensing changes in your hair and nails. So it’s strange when it attacks: you thought you had a deal. by Kay Ryan, from the July 25th edition of The New Yorker.
Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of...– Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. Professor Cecilia Payne, ladies and gentlemen. (via neon-loneliness)
Our Valley - Philip Levine
We don’t see the ocean, not ever, but in July and August when the worst heat seems to rise from the hard clay of this valley, you could be walking through a fig orchard when suddenly the wind cools and for a moment you get a whiff of salt, and in that moment you can almost believe something is waiting beyond the Pacheco Pass, something massive, irrational, and so powerful even the mountains...