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God is Awake


Her hair was a mane of jet-black ringlets that fell to the small of her back, and around her brow was a band of copper suns. Where the Sand Snakes were tall, Arianne took after her mother, who stood but five foot two. She is still a little thing, the captain thought. Yet beneath her jewelled girdle and loose layers of flowing purple silk and yellow samite she had a woman’s body, lush and roundly curved.

I’m really loving the chapters about the Sand Snakes (Oberyn’s daughters) in A Feast for Crows


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If People Viewed Their Bodies as Flowers:

Veins everywhere?



Skin patches? Birthmarks?



Scars? Stretch marks?



Freckles? Moles? Acne scars?



Large? Curvy?



Small? Thin?



Missing a few pieces?


Handsome as Ever

Feel like you just look weird?


You look fantastic!

This post is such a great comparison to how we see all variations of flowers as beautiful, yet we seem to think all bodies have to look the same? No way. They’re all beautiful, just like flowers.


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This is so much better than that “kissing strangers for the first time” video

Just as beautiful as “The Kiss.” The energy and reactions are so amazing. We can learn so much from this. It is our culture that assigns malice to actions. Within this, the negativity and malice is removed from the slap; it simply an action. They’re scared, the energy and adrenaline is so apparent, and the slaps are incredibly given and received. Well done. 


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“There are definitely things I’ve picked up over the course of Thrones. The physical stuff within a role is something I respond to anyway – I always enjoy that side of things. And it’s very much a part of who Jon Snow is – he doesn’t talk a lot but he speaks through his actions. I’ve really enjoyed getting into those bits, whether it’s rock climbing, ice climbing, sword fighting, horse riding. And not everyone in Thrones gets to do it.”- Kit Harrington

Jon Snow. The “Ice” in A Song of Ice and Fire. His character is really shifting in A Feast for Crows. I’m anxious to see how his character ends up. Kit Harrington is forever Jon Snow.


(Source: gameofthronesdaily)

“This leaves men confused and unable to pigeonhole you. What they are forced to do instead is… take you seriously.”



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I have a ‘to-read’ pile as massive as my existential crisis.

Definitely feeling this… haha.


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Ever finished a book? I mean, truly finished one? Cover to cover. Closed the spine with that slow awakening that comes with reentering consciousness?

You take a breath, deep from the bottom of your lungs and sit there. Book in both hands, your head staring down at the cover, back page or wall in front of you.

You’re grateful, thoughtful, pensive. You feel like a piece of you was just gained and lost. You’ve just experienced something deep, something intimate… Full from the experience, the connection, the richness that comes after digesting another soul.


It’s no surprise that readers are better people. Having experienced someone else’s life through abstract eyes, they’ve learned what it’s like to leave their bodies and see the world through other frames of reference. They have access to hundreds of souls, and the collected wisdom of all them.


Beautiful read on why readers are, “scientifically,” the best people to date

Perhaps Kafka’s timeless contention that books are "the axe for the frozen sea inside us" applies equally to the frozen sea between us. 

I’ve experienced this many times; especially after reading The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson, and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, just to name a few.


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“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”


– Leonardo da Vinci

Rob and I are trying to downsize into a house <800 sq ft and completely get rid of everything that is not essential or beneficial to our daily life. We are saving every dollar we have so we can build our own place with no debt and our “little luxuries” built in. This may take a while, but a worth while, that’s for sure. 

Every aspect of life should be this way though. Simple everything. Necessities only. Spend time doing things that matter. Spend money traveling and making memories, rather than buying materialistic items. I am so much happier, more creative, and in-tune with who I am as a person when surrounded by simplicity and nature. 


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The Alcázar of Seville is to be used as the Water Gardens of Dorne in Game of Thrones season 5.

Reading “A Feast for Crows” now and I am so in love with the Dornish culture and the Sand Snakes. So ready to see this beautiful place.


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