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“We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel… is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become.”-Ursula K. Le Guin

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I look at people holding hands in the hallways, and I try to think about how it all works. At the school dances, I sit in the background, and I tap my toe, and I wonder how many couples will dance to ‘their song.’ In the hallways, I see the girls wearing the guys’ jackets, and I think about the idea of property. And I wonder if anyone is really happy. I hope they are. I really hope they are.

(via yeahwriters)

“ Researchers have found that distraction is the antagonist of attention, not its opposite. It’s an interesting distinction. Distraction is the devil in your ear — not always the result of an attention deficit, but borne of our own desires. We are distracted because we want to be. ”

—    This altogether pause-giving New York Times piece about what actually happens when we text and drive offers a poignant reminder that “attention is an intentional, unapologetic discriminator [which] asks what is relevant right now, and gears us up to notice only that.”  (via explore-blog)

libraryadvocates:

heyboobooks:

This awesome poster is a free download from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and it’s especially great considering this year’s focus on comics and graphic novels that have been challenged.

Share widely, friends!

Yeah! Defend banned books!

(via nationalbook)

adteachings:

Your morning motivation. Watch daily.

Totally watching this again tomorrow morning. 😆

From "Awakening" (speech by Les Brown)

irarelypostanything:

Most of us go through life pretending that we don’t have any special goals or ambitions or desires when really deep down inside we do really want more. We block ourselves and we use these words almost like we’re in a trance, like we’re sleep-walking through life, that we…

New show on FOX! Go and watch it! ;)