This trip has produced a lot of stress in my life. I am not saying it won’t be worth it. I definitely believe that it will be. But balancing three jobs, four classes, finding a new house, planning for study abroad, and attempting to determine whether or not I would be able to graduate ‘on time’ really managed to fill my time this quarter, to say nothing of the events near quarter’s end which left…
I am hopefully going on a trip soon. Specifically, a study abroad which I personally feel is teetering on the edge of existence and which I am therefore somewhat unwilling to become truly excited over. I think my family is extremely keen on my keeping a blog to keep them apprised of all goings-on while I am away. I’m not opposed to the notion, but I’m not sure if it ought to be a sort of one-hit…
How to express the inexpressible? How to speak with the weight of an ocean on your lungs, fear clutching at your throat and sorrow binding your thoughts, bidding them stay where they are? The mingling of pains has been my tipping point today: the loss of companions, of security, of strength. There are things forever changed by the events we witnessed here and failing to realize that was my first…
With Dostoevsky there is no heights, no mountains, there is no divine perspective, everything is in the human domain, wreathed in this characteristically Dostoevskian wretched, dirty, sick, almost contaminated mood that is never too far from hysteria. That is where the light is. That is where the divine stirs.
Karl Ove Knausgaard, My Struggle, Vol. 2 (via girlfriendontherun)
Soviet-era statue called “The Diver” with a garland of fall leaves in Gorky Park. Moscow, October 8, 2011
(Photo by Sergei Karpukhin)
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Robert Frost (via observando)
The Emancipation Proclamation will be on display for just three days this month: February 15, 16, and 17.
Due to its fragile condition, it can only be displayed for a limited time each year. The document will be on display in the new David M. Rubenstein Gallery in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC.