On Mortality

On Mortality
Forgive my ramblings, but I am plagued by an unnerving terror tonight in regards to my own mortality. Notice I don’t say death because death doesn’t scare me. It happens everyday. I’m comforted by the idea that with life comes death and with death comes life. No, I am fearful of the sheer insignificance that ...

The Airship Lady

16. January 2016 Fiction 0
The Airship Lady
She stood high above the clouds, mistress of the gales blowing beneath her and grounded by her ships and sails, knowing that the moment she lets go she would both fly and fall. A small character that I came up with one night when I couldn’t sleep.

RIP Alan Rickman

RIP Alan Rickman
As both a fan of the Harry Potter series and of Alan Rickman’s other work, I mourn with the film community on the passing of this legendary actor who was able to bring to life such a wide variety of stories. My thoughts are with his family. May he rest in peace and may his ...

The Human Mark

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We should not try to leave our  mark in stone and steel, for it shall one day crumble back on to the earth and overcome by grass and weeds. Instead, humanity should leave marks of compassion and bravery, great deeds and even greater love for it has always been these tales that have stood after the city has fallen.

Ignorance, Wisdom, and Enlightenment

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An ignorant man will say that he is wise, a wise man will say that he is always learning, and an enlightened man will say that he can never truly know anything, but he will constantly question the universe until he gets a glimpse of understanding. The question remains, who will you choose to be?

Ballerina Shoes

12. January 2016 Philosophy, Self 0
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Any good ballerina will tell you that their beautiful pointe shows must first be broken-torn and beaten on the ground then sewn back together-before they are ready to perform. The same can be said for humans, who must be broken themselves before they can  be made truly whole as a person.

Mary Shelley “Frankenstein”

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One of my favorite quotes from Mary Shelley\'s Frankenstein is: \"I feel my heart glow with an enthusiasm which elevates me from heaven; for nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose-a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.\"

Humans are like tea

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Humans are a lot like tea. The process of the world can change our color, make us white, yellow, oolong, green, or black. At our base, however, we all come from the same place, the same plant. It\'s how you make your tea that can make it bitter or sweet.