New and Notable Tumblr Blogs of 2013 - Part 2
in no particular order
- The Official White House Tumblr
- Financial Times
- Shit Rough Drafts
- Wolfgang Puck
- National Aquarium
- William Caxton Fan Club
- Matt Molloy
- History of Engineering and Technology
- Nine Inch Nails
- Homer Jay Pug
- National Geographic Found
- Vanessa Hudgens
- Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Houghton Library
- Calligraphy by Sam
- Al Jazeera America
- Stuff You Missed In History Class
- Corning Museum of Glass
- National Post Photos
Revisiting Old Playlists: In Transit (2010)
- This Is Why We Fight - The Decemberists
- Wake Up Exhausted - Tegan and Sara
- This Heart’s On Fire - Wolf Parade
- Call Me Back - The Strokes
- Fake Palindromes - Andrew Bird
- Elevator Love Letter - Stars
- The Frug - Rilo Kiley
- Rad Pitt - Egyptian Hip Hop
- Too Too Too fast - Ra Ra Riot
- Shut Your Eyes - Snow Patrol
- Kindergarten - Zeus
- City Girl - Crush Luther
- Read My Mind - The Killers
- Dog Days are Over - Florence + the Machine
- Knocked Up - Kings of Leon
Revisiting Old Playlists: Let The Rain (2011)
- Pouring Rain - Jeff Pianki
- Somedays - Regina Spektor
- England - The National
- Turning Tables - Adele
- The Great Escape - Patrick Watson
- In Your Atmosphere (Acoustic) - John Mayer
- Laundry Room - The Avett Brothers
- Modern Mystery - Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
- Timshel - Mumford & Sons
- I Saw Lightning - Telekinesis
- I’m Not Calling You A Liar - Florence + the Machine
- Let The Rain - Sara Bareilles
- Civilian - Wye Oak
- One More Day - Lydia
- Where Have You Been? - Manchester Orchestra
On this day, you read something that moved you and made you realise there were no more fears to fear. No tears to cry. No head to hang in shame. That every time you thought you’d offended someone, it was all just in your head and really, they love you with all their heart and nothing will ever change that. That everyone and everything lives on inside you. That that doesn’t make any of it any less real.
That soft touches will change you and stay with you longer than hard ones.
That being alone means you’re free. That old lovers miss you and new lovers want you and the one you’re with is the one you’re meant to be with. That the tingles running down your arms are angel feathers and they whisper in your ear, constantly, if you choose to hear them. That everything you want to happen, will happen, if you decide you want it enough. That every time you think a sad thought, you can think a happy one instead.
That you control that completely.
That the people who make you laugh are more beautiful than beautiful people. That you laugh more than you cry. That crying is good for you. That the people you hate wish you would stop and you do too.
That your friends are reflections of the best parts of you. That you are more than the sum total of the things you know and how you react to them. That dancing is sometimes more important than listening to the music.
That the most embarrassing, awkward moments of your life are only remembered by you and no one else. That no one judges you when you walk into a room and all they really want to know, is if you’re judging them. That what you make and what you do with your time is more important than you’ll ever fathom and should be treated as such. That the difference between a job and art is passion. That neither defines who you are. That talking to strangers is how you make friends.
That bad days end but a smile can go around the world. That life contradicts itself, constantly. That that’s why it’s worth living.
That the difference between pain and love is time. That love is only as real as you want it to be. That if you feel good, you look good but it doesn’t always work the other way around.
That the sun will rise each day and it’s up to you each day if you match it. That nothing matters up until this point. That what you decide now, in this moment, will change the future. Forever. That rain is beautiful.
And so are you.
Faulkner really gave me a kind of humanity that I might not have had. In that sense, literature is Eucharistic. You take somebody else’s suffering into your body and you’re changed by it, you’re made larger by their pain. You come to understand pain in a way that maybe otherwise you wouldn’t.
Let’s start with the obvious, shall we? You need to stop dating people who hate themselves. If someone doesn’t practice self-love, you can pretty much guarantee that they won’t know how to love you.
You need to stop dating people as an experiment. “I wonder what it’s like to date…