“Everything we do is a choice. Oatmeal or cereal, highways or sidestreets, kiss her or keep her. We make choices and we live with the consequences. if someone gets hurt along the way, we ask for forgiveness. It’s the best anyone can do.”—Pushing Daisies (via runawaytrain)
Specifically Thursday night. Went out to the bars for the first time. Interesting things ensued.
Laid in bed all day friday.
Went out last night.
Between Thursday & Saturday night, I learned where all the boys are. This town has somewhat of a reputation for being girl-heavy, but downtown is where the boys are. Well kept secret. Saw so many males I know (and didn’t/don’t know).
“The wind blowing through your hair, the warm sun on your face, the cool ground beneath your bare feet, the heavenly rains against your skin, a sunrise, a sunset, a flower, a beautiful song. Simplicity at its best, beauty at its most. Take it in and realize just how wealthy we all are.”—Christina Galavizo (via oceanofmind)
“Let judges secretly despair of justice: their verdicts will be more acute. Let generals secretly despair of triumph; killing will be defamed. Let priests secretly despair of faith: their compassion will be true.”—
we talked about Leonard Cohen in my Lit. of Montreal class today, and watched a documentary on him from the 60s.
Anyway, this quote really captures what a different, polisci class made me think of. We were talking about Max Weber’s desire for passionate leaders, focused on their strong beliefs. And we talked about the danger of this, and we talked about doubt. And someone said that she didn’t think that politicians ever, in today’s politics, really doubted their beliefs. That they didn’t question the backing for them, or if there could be any “meaning” or justification to any particular belief.
And I just thought that I hope and think the good ones do. Unwavering belief in a cause kind of scares me. I think that secret doubt and despair and worrying “what if this isn’t right, what if this isn’t worth it all” is human and enriches one’s decisions, even if it’s personally taxing.
“Your biggest challenge isn’t someone else. It’s the ache in your lungs and the burning in your legs, and the voice inside you that yells “can’t”. But you don’t listen; you just push harder. And then you hear the voice whisper “can”, and you discover that the person you thought you were is no match for the one you really are.”—(via 472239364) (via happythings) (via itookadeepbreath) (via sabrinatan)
And I’ve had a mild obsession in the Scandinavian countries lately. And it’s a women & gender studies class with feminist literature. And I’ve heard good things about the prof. And I want to scope her as a possible thesis advisor as she teaches in both English & Women/Gender studies, which I want my thesis to be on.
And there are spaces open. And I don’t have a class then.
But I am in the max 18 credits, which is already insane. And I lack the women/gender studies major/minor requirement.