The Whole Story

Reflections on stories and making new ones of my own

Learn compassion. We start life with a very selfish outlook — we want what we want. But compassion is about realizing we are no more important than everyone else, and we aren’t at the center of the universe. Someone annoys you? Get outside of your little shell, and try to see how their day is going. How can you help them be less angry, less in pain?

Leo Babauta | Advice to My Kids 

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Ben Kling: Harry Potter pickup lines that have not worked for me

benkling:

Are you the Chamber of Secrets? Because I’d probably need to use my tongue skillfully to get inside you.

Am I the Whomping Willow? Because when you get near me I flail around and endanger lives.

Are you Peter Pettigrew? Because if I found out you’d been living in my room my whole life I’d get…

benkling:

Here’s the lot of this year’s portrait valentines.

Check out all of them the rest if you like, and of course, pass them on if you like them.

They’re on sale herebut if they won’t reach you in time just print em out. If you feel guilty you can donate.

surisburnbook:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I knew having a portrait artist in my pocket was going to come in handy one of these days. The royal portraitist owed me a favor, so when I told him to paint Kate Middleton with baggy eyes — one bag bigger than the other — and a smug smirk, he really didn’t have a choice.
Kate: 152,348.
Suri: 1.

The one time I feel sorry for Kate Middleton.

surisburnbook:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I knew having a portrait artist in my pocket was going to come in handy one of these days. The royal portraitist owed me a favor, so when I told him to paint Kate Middleton with baggy eyes — one bag bigger than the other — and a smug smirk, he really didn’t have a choice.

Kate: 152,348.

Suri: 1.

The one time I feel sorry for Kate Middleton.

Fun fact: Woody Allen and I share a personality type (INFJ). Maybe that’s why I love his films.

Fun fact: Woody Allen and I share a personality type (INFJ). Maybe that’s why I love his films.

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juliasea:

randomhouse:


“I can get overwhelmed with emotions. I had always been embarrassed by those traits but it’s also what fueled my writing. And the more that I came to understand that, most of my heroes who are novelists like Hemingway or Kurt Vonnegut, these are people who know the wild ups and downs. These are quirky people. These are people who are not mainstream. That was a revelation to me.”

                                -Matthew Quick, author of The Silver Linings Playbook
Click here for the full Q&A.

Wooooo! Go, Matthew Quick, go!

Thanks, J, for sharing! I often feel this way about writing and artistic expression in general. I think I identify with artists in that way. And I loved this film and its exploration of mental illness and relationships.

juliasea:

randomhouse:

“I can get overwhelmed with emotions. I had always been embarrassed by those traits but it’s also what fueled my writing. And the more that I came to understand that, most of my heroes who are novelists like Hemingway or Kurt Vonnegut, these are people who know the wild ups and downs. These are quirky people. These are people who are not mainstream. That was a revelation to me.”

                                -Matthew Quick, author of The Silver Linings Playbook


Click here for the full Q&A.

Wooooo! Go, Matthew Quick, go!

Thanks, J, for sharing! I often feel this way about writing and artistic expression in general. I think I identify with artists in that way. And I loved this film and its exploration of mental illness and relationships.