“How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d”—From the poem: ‘Eloisa to Abelard’ by Alexander Pope (via martinescoto)
“And I still get to talk to you every now and then
Definition of “over” doesn’t have to be the end
It’s good to see you grow girl, shake my hand
That’s all I want from my ex-lover and my best friend”—ATMOSPHERE (via hellaflushangeloo42)
“That’s what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending - performing. You get to love your pretence. It’s true, we’re locked in an image, an act - and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image, they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are. And if you try to remind them, they hate you for it, they feel like you’re trying to steal their most precious possession.”—Jim Morrison (via nirvikalpa)
"Ran across a picture you took of me, And you cross my mind. I still hear you sayin’ you love me, When I close my eyes. If I didn’t go away to school, Then where would we be? Probably still together and somewhere happy. If I’m suppose to be moved on in a new relationship strong, Then why are you still hauntin’ me?”
7-month-old babies exposed to two languages from birth were compared with peers raised with one language. In an initial set of trials, the infants were presented with an audio cue and then shown a puppet on one side of a screen. Both infant groups learned to look at that side of the screen in anticipation of the puppet. But in a later set of trials, when the puppet began appearing on the opposite side of the screen, the babies exposed to a bilingual environment quickly learned to switch their anticipatory gaze in the new direction while the other babies did not.
“Sometimes when I look at you, I feel I’m gazing at a distant star.
It’s dazzling, but the light is from tens of thousands of years ago.
Maybe the star doesn’t even exist any more. Yet sometimes that light seems more real to me than anything.”—Haruki Murakami (via alovet)
“Why do people have to be this lonely? What’s the point of it all? Millions of people in this world, all of them yearning, looking to others to satisfy them, yet isolating themselves. Why? Was the earth put here just to nourish human loneliness?
― Haruki Murakami (Sputnik Sweetheart)”—(via love-lemons)
“When all the trees have been cut down,
when all the animals have been hunted,
when all the waters are polluted,
when all the air is unsafe to breathe,
only then will you discover you cannot eat money.”—Chief Seattle (via impatientandhungry)