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"It’s a lie that poetry is only read by or “speaks to” people in the universities or elite intellectual circles; in many such places, poetry barely speaks at all.

Poems are written and absorbed, silently and aloud, in prisons, in prairie kitchens, urban basement workshops, branch libraries, battered women’s shelters, homeless shelters, offices, a public hospital for disabled people, an HIV support group. A poet can be born in a house with empty bookshelves. Sooner or later, s/he will need books."
Adrienne Rich, What Is Found There: Notebooks on Poetry and Politics, 1994. (via insufficientmind)

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posted 5 days ago

sheghostly: What is the true meaning of Halloween?

facts-i-just-made-up:

"Halloween" is a contraction of "All Hallows’ Eve," meaning the night before "All Hallows’ Day," the day on which Harry Potter was in possession of the elder wand, the resurrection stone, and the invisibility cloak, together called "The Deathly Hallows." Potter only had the Hallows together for one day, on which he had to defeat Voldemort or watch Hogwarts be destroyed.

So on the evening before this fateful day, we dress up as our favorite characters from the Harry Potter saga, including Goblins, Elves, Death Eaters or Harry’s best friends. In recent years, people have started going as any character from fact or fiction.

On Halloween, it’s traditional for kids to go around asking for candy, remembering Harry’s first meeting with Ron in which candy was served. They say, “Trick or Treat,” in reference to Ron’s brothers, Fred and George who ran their own trick and treat shop.

There is some controversy as a few fringe individuals claim that Halloween was celebrated before the Harry Potter series was published. This is of course false and the result of botched statistics that average out modern Halloween with only a single instance of the holiday in 1237 B.C.

That holiday was the work of Georg K. Rowling, an ancestor of the author, who was an outlier and should not have been counted.

posted 1 week ago

posted 1 week ago

liberatingreality:

Experience the vivid sensation of your initiative.
sleeping-under-ground:

GOOD FOR HEALTH BAD FOR EDUCATION

orlandobloomers:

me: stop being racist please

family:  listen… liberal hippie trash ….u dont know anything abotu the world….

posted 2 weeks ago

lesprisenpati:

aidenmorse:

Bottles of Gatorade Blue Bolt floating in a bath of Powerade Mountain Blast, 2013

I can’t tell if this is seriously art or if it’s just tongue in cheek sarcastic art or if it’s post-ironic ironic art, or ironic art, or literally just a joke and that is so not okay.