“I am not the first person you loved. You are not the first person I looked at with a mouthful of forevers. We have both known loss like the sharp edges of a knife. We have both lived with lips more scar tissue than skin. Our love came unannounced in the middle of the night. Our love came when we’d given up on asking love to come. I think that has to be part of its miracle. This is how we heal. I will kiss you like forgiveness. You will hold me like I’m hope. Our arms will bandage and we will press promises between us like flowers in a book. I will write sonnets to the salt of sweat on your skin. I will write novels to the scar of your nose. I will write a dictionary of all the words I have used trying to describe the way it feels to have finally, finally found you. And I will not be afraid of your scars. I know sometimes it’s still hard to let me see you in all your cracked perfection, but please know: whether it’s the days you burn more brilliant than the sun or the nights you collapse into my lap your body broken into a thousand questions, you are the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. I will love you when you are a still day. I will love you when you are a hurricane.”—
Yeah okay. You find me a library that has enough down time during the day where the librarians are reading.
Be a children’s librarian. Not ONLY do you get to tell people (mostly the adults that are supposed to be supervising the children) to shut up, you DO get to read at work in preparation for storytime or for making displays or to acquaint yourself with the increasingly weird things people ask for.
Plus, despite all the screaming, the messes, the stickiness, the broken toys/books/computers, there will be a few kids who you will see the true magic and delight of reading in, and they will break your heart in the best possible way.
How do you feel about hate for Big Bang Theory, based on the idea that it's "nerd blackface/minstrel?"
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and if someone believes that about Big Bang Theory, they’re certainly not obligated to watch it.
That said, I completely disagree with that assessment based on my knowledge of the writers and producers (all of whom are giant nerds), and the knowledge that the person who popularized that sentiment you referenced is deliberately provocative and kind of a jerk.
I’m proud of the show, I adore the cast and crew, and I love being part of it.
“There’s this weird idea that people have that you must have a certain level of sad before it’s legitimate. You don’t have to be suicidal for your sadness to matter to anyone, or for it to affect you. It still matters regardless of its scale and you owe it to yourself to give all of your emotions — good and bad — the attention they deserve to keep yourself emotionally healthy.”—flowerchildlupin (via inquisitivebibliophile)