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December 25th, 2011

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December 25th, 2011

What tumblr-teen-neu-atheists don’t seem to understand

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kiriamaya:

akagoldfish:

hollovv:

Is that there is no problem with atheism. I am a vehement atheist. The problem is with Dawkins et al being trapped in an outdated imperialist discourse that doesn’t stay true to their respective sciences nor their “morality”. It’s trading one dogma for another.

Bless this post.

Yes x1000.

@simon

is it ok to say hallelujah? bec yes.

December 25th, 2011

Beachwood, Cahuenga, Runyon, Nichols, Laurel



Beachwood, Cahuenga, Runyon, Nichols, Laurel

December 25th, 2011

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December 25th, 2011

I’m compelled to respond to maura with these. Sunset Blvd…



I’m compelled to respond to maura with these. Sunset Blvd and Hollywood will always battle.

December 25th, 2011

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December 25th, 2011

awritersruminations: fitzgeraldist: Merry Christmas & Happy…



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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from the Fitzgerald’s in Paris (1925)!

I remember the trees we had in Europe: one Christmas we spent drinking under the gold statue of Victor Emmanuel in Rome, lost in time and space & the majestic prettiness of that square before the cavernously echoing Piazza Cologna. The tree was covered with silver bells which rang hauntedly through the night by themselves…..and we had a tree in Paris covered with mushrooms & with snowy houses which was fun. There were myriad birds of paradise on the tree with spun glass tails. And Nanny kept busily admonishing us about the French customs: how they did not give gifts at Christmas but at New Years…..then we had a tree on the Avenue McMahon which Nanny & I decorated between sips of champagne until neither we nor the tree could hold any more of fantaisie or decor. We kept our decorations for years in painted toy boxes and when the last of the tails wilted & the last house grew lopsided, it was almost a bereavement.

Zelda to Scottie, 1947

December 25th, 2011

"I am lonely, yet not everybody will do. I don’t know why, some people fill the gaps and others…"

“I am lonely, yet not everybody will do. I don’t know why, some people fill the gaps and others emphasize my loneliness.”

- Anaïs Nin (via loveishellpartone)
December 25th, 2011

"Affection is only one ingredient of love. To truly love we must learn to mix various…"

Affection is only one ingredient of love. To truly love we must learn to mix various ingredients—care, affection, recognition, respect, commitment, and trust, as well as honest and open communication. […]

Most of us learn to think of love as a feeling. When we feel deeply drawn to someone, we cathect with them; that is, we invest feelings or emotion in them. That process of investment wherein a loved one becomes important to us is called “cathexis.” In his book* [M. Scott] Peck rightly emphasizes that most of us “confuse cathecting with loving.” We all know how often individuals feeling connected to someone through the process of cathecting insist that they love the other person even if they are hurting or neglecting them. Since their feeling is that of cathexis, they insist what they feel is love.

When we understand love as the will to nurture our own and another’s spiritual growth, it becomes clear that we cannot claim to love if we are hurtful and abusive. Love and abuse can not coexist. Abuse and neglect are, by definition, the opposite of nurturance and care.



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bell hooks - all about love, 2000
[*M. Scott Peck - The Road Less Travled, 1978]  (via jenniferbundock)

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December 25th, 2011

"women of color: even the Nazgûl don’t fuck with us!"

“women of color: even the Nazgûl don’t fuck with us!”

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Midwest Mountain Mama

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