Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters

I'm Kristin. I'm 23. I'm neurotic, awesome, insecure, ballsy, opinionated and loving. I have the most amazing life.

Love (in no particular order): Josh (aka sagansapien), my fur children, veggies (especially asparagus), pumpkins, sunflowers, when books are perfectly broken in, documentaries, sociology, feminism, carl sagan, weeds, chickens, my amazing, world-changing beautiful friends, futurama, human rights of all varieties, red wine, old trees and hammocks

Dislike: intolerance, injustice, hatred and condiments, particularly mayo

rjzimmerman:

Great Falls National Park, in Virginia.

I want to go here so badly

kimfearick:

 -a hypothetical human tendency to interact or be closely associated with other forms of life in nature

-a love of life and the living world; the affinity of human beingsfor other life forms.

a-weltanschauung:

"For much of their history and all of prehistory, humans did not see themselves as being any different from the other animals among which they lived. Hunter-gatherers saw their prey as equals, if not superiors, and animals were worshipped as divinities in many traditional cultures. The humanist…

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The most alarming aspect of changes like No Child Left Behind or Race to the Top is how easily ideals like this get lost. Infused with the language of crisis and competition, the reformers of today have made privatization and standardization seem like the only alternatives. Asking what a more participatory, inclusive, and democratic education might look like is no longer in vogue.

illicitwords:

“Be quiet. And that doesn’t mean that you are no longer expected to share your feelings and tell jokes and engage in conversation — it just means be quiet. Sometimes, quiet is needed. Learn to appreciate what quiet can be for people. Learn how two people can sit on different sides of the room, silently engaging in their own activities, and still achieve a profound sense of closeness.”

— How to Love an Introvert

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Really, the fact is: You’re not an adult at all. You’re just a tall child holding a beer, having a conversation you don’t understand.
Dylan Moran (via slugpunx)

Every damn day.

(via anth0philous)

A plant is not thinking: Tomorrow I will put a new leaf to the north and then next week when it rains I will grow a metre taller. Its existence is just unfolding out of itself spontaneously, naturally, unplanned. Similarly, your true life unfolds in the same way but you are unaware of it because you allow your mind to imagine fanciful ways of being and then pursue your projections. Like this, you began thinking and strategizing your existence rather than simply experiencing your natural being. We cannot breathe tomorrows, breathe today. Therefore, knowing this, leave your existence to existence and start enjoying your cosmic play. Best of all, don’t try to be anything at all. This is a secret few recognize.

thebluthcompany:

Taste the happy. 

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grrlyman:

This is so amazing and so necessary.

fuckyeahyoga:


Throughout their lives, stars turn basic elements like hydrogen and helium into richer, heavier elements. When they die, some stars then scatter their remains, full of those enriched ingredients, into gas clouds across the galaxy, where they’ll later regroup and become part of a brand-new star system. It’s poetic - the next generation of stars benefiting from those that caem before. To me, that’s a powerful message: Instead of worrying about getting older and whether we’re as athletic or pretty or thin as we used to be, we can focus on leading a brilliant life that will be remembered. Make an impact; even if your job doesn’t hep save lives, you can create art or do something that will bring joy to someone else. You should celebrate each day that you’re able to leave a lasting effect. It means that even as you get older, the universe will someday be a little better because you’ve lived in it. 

Neil deGrasse Tyson

fuckyeahyoga:

Throughout their lives, stars turn basic elements like hydrogen and helium into richer, heavier elements. When they die, some stars then scatter their remains, full of those enriched ingredients, into gas clouds across the galaxy, where they’ll later regroup and become part of a brand-new star system. It’s poetic - the next generation of stars benefiting from those that caem before. To me, that’s a powerful message: Instead of worrying about getting older and whether we’re as athletic or pretty or thin as we used to be, we can focus on leading a brilliant life that will be remembered. Make an impact; even if your job doesn’t hep save lives, you can create art or do something that will bring joy to someone else. You should celebrate each day that you’re able to leave a lasting effect. It means that even as you get older, the universe will someday be a little better because you’ve lived in it. 

Neil deGrasse Tyson

mentalflossr:

In times of tragedy, we look to teachers for guidance and hope. We can think of no better teacher than Mister Rogers.


“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers—so many caring people in this world.”

Continue Reading: 20 Gentle Quotations from Mister Rogers

I truly love and admire Fred Rogers so much.