Setting a course for adventure. Yes, that's from the Loveboat. Why not?
"The only sin she committed was being familiar,"
Joan, Mad Men
what a beautiful person
And to the introverted theatre kids, public speakers with social anxiety, and florists with allergies.
Somewhere in the distance, Beethoven’s ghost is applauding.
That almost made me tear up nej
When you are 13 years old,
the heat will be turned up too high
and the stars will not be in your favor.
You will hide behind a bookcase
with your family and everything left behind.
You will pour an ocean into a diary.
When they find you, you will be nothing
but a spark above a burning bush,
still, tell them
Despite everything, I really believe people are good at heart.
When you are 14,
a voice will call you to greatness.
When the doubters call you crazy, do not listen.
They don’t know the sound
of their own God’s whisper. Use your armor,
use your sword, use your two good hands.
Do not let their doubting
drown out the sound of your own heartbeat.
You are the Maid of Untamed Patriotism.
Born to lead armies into victory and unite a nation
like a broken heart.
When you are 15, you will be punished
for learning too proudly. A man
will climb onto your school bus and insist
your sisters name you enemy.
When you do not hide,
he will point his gun at your temple
and fire three times. Three years later,
in an ocean of words, with no apologies,
you will stand before the leaders of the world
and tell them your country is burning.
When you are 16 years old,
you will invent science fiction.
The story of a man named Frankenstein
and his creation. Soon after you will learn
that little girls with big ideas are more terrifying
than monsters, but don’t worry.
You will be remembered long after
they have put down their torches.
When you are 17 years old,
you will strike out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig
one right after the other.
Men will be afraid of the lightening
in your fingertips. A few days later
you will be fired from the major leagues
because “Girls are too delicate to play baseball”
You will turn 18 with a baby on your back
leading Lewis and Clark
across North America.
You will turn 18
and become queen of the Nile.
You will turn 18
and bring justice to journalism.
You are now 18, standing on the precipice,
trembling before your own greatness.
This is your call to leap.
There will always being those
who say you are too young and delicate
to make anything happen for yourself.
They don’t see the part of you that smolders.
Don’t let their doubting drown out the sound
of your own heartbeat.
You are the first drop of a hurricane.
Your bravery builds beyond you. You are needed
by all the little girls still living in secret,
writing oceans made of monsters and
throwing like lightening.
You don’t need to grow up to find greatness.
You are stronger than the world has ever believed you to be.
The world laid out before you to set on fire.
All you have to do
My friend Hailey is competing to hold her World Championship Paratriathlon title in Edmonton right now. While I’m thankful for the livefeed on the ITU website because it’s better than nothing, the feed is crap. I feel like I’m going to vomit from nerves and I really wish I was there. I mean, this is for a ticket to Rio for the first paratriathlon event at the Olympics y’all. I need to know what is going on!
Watching true detective. Love the show but the theme/intro song and montage makes me want to tear my ears off.
"Thursday’s is one of my off days. My off days I start drinking at noon. You don’t get to interrupt that."
One of my coworkers gave me his HBO Go password. I didn’t even ask for it. He just gave it to me because he thought it was a travesty that we couldn’t talk about shows.
When he gave it to me he said, “keep it secret. Keep it safe.”
I was so freaked out by the awesomeness of it that I didn’t even try logging on for three weeks, thinking it had to be a joke of some kind. And every Monday he’d ask me if I caught up on HBO yet or not.
Today I logged on. Today it’s real. Today I am watching True Detective like I am paying for it, but I am not.
How do I even reciprocate this?