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
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.

Prodding poor parents to get even more involved is really just a callous disregard for the fact that parental involvement–while ideal–is a luxury that not all families can afford.
Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC after Tennessee proposed a bill that would take money away from the state’s poorest families if their children fail to make the grade in school. (via msnbc)

(via supersecretstealthymode)

But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work.

We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing.

Ladies and gentlemen, back by popular demand, Miss Phoebe Buffay.

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I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born, but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed. That’s not pro-life. That’s pro-birth.

-Sister Joan Chittister (via stfuprolife)

PREACH, SISTER!

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There comes a time in your life when you focus solely on what you believe is right,regardless of what everybody else is doing
Alexander McQueen (via the-front-row)
And no matter what anybody says about grief and about time healing all wounds, the truth is, there are certain sorrows that never fade away until the heart stops beating and the last breath is taken.
Tiffanie DeBartolo (via kari-shma)

(via quote-book)

When you’re young – when I was young – you want your emotions to be like the ones you read about in books. You want them to overturn your life, create and define a new reality. Later, I think, you want them to do something milder, something more practical: you want them to support your life as it is and has become. You want them to tell you that things are OK. And is there anything wrong with that?
That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (via girlwithoutwings)