dreaming of places where lovers have wings

My name is Savannah but I've always used the pseudonym TryingToFindTheWords.
An anagram of my full name is as an alarming haven.

Love consists in this,
that two solitudes protect,
and touch, and greet each other.
— 出典:Rainer Maria Rilke, “Letters to a Young Poet”  (via petrichour)

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the terrifying nightfury is a big old kitty and i want to cuddle it

I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.
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Toni Morrison (via jaegerjaques)

I love this so much. Wow.

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A new study reports that plants enhance the workplace. They cheer people up and they seem to improve air quality and concentration. According to one researcher, adding plants to a workspace served to increase workers’ productivity by 15 percent.

Growing Business — Show Us Your Desk Plant

So, what’s the most productive thing to do while scrolling through Tumblr at work today? Sharing a picture of your desk plant in our comments section, of course.


Softness is not weakness.
It takes courage to stay delicate
in a world this cruel.
— 出典:Beau Taplin || Shed your sharp edges. 
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my anaconda don’t want none




“People escape into other things; you don’t escape into poetry. You confront yourself when you are reading poems; they draw you inward, they don’t project you outward. I think people want to escape themselves. They do not want to do the work. They want to be entertained. Poetry is a kind of entertainment but a different kind, its meditative.”

— Mark Strand (gnostix1 via mttbll)

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1 sqft of bun

Fun fact: a group of bunnies is called a fluffle.

1 sqft of fluffle

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We praise people for being “naturally” smart, too, “naturally” athletic, and etc. But studies continue to show, as they have for some time now, that it is generally healthier to praise schoolchildren for being hardworking, than for being naturally gifted. We know now that to emphasize a child’s inherent ability places pressure on that child to continue to be accidentally talented, which is something that is hard for anyone to control. When the children who are applauded for their natural skills fail, they are shown to take the failure very personally. After all, the process of their success has always seemed mysterious and basic and inseparable from the rest of their identity, so it must be they who are failing as whole people. When students are instead complimented and rewarded for their effort and improvement, they tend to not be so hard on themselves. When they fail, they reason, “Well, I’ll work harder next time.” They learn that they are capable of success, rather than constantly automatically deserving of it, and they learn simultaneously that they are bigger and more complex than their individual successes or failures.
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Kate of Eat the Damn Cake, The Stupidity of “Natural” Beauty (via theimperfectascent)

I lost whole years of my life to self-loathing and self-sabotaging because I couldn’t sustain being ‘gifted’.  Don’t make the same mistake.

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if there’s anything I can’t handle right now it’s this