explore-blog:

Italo Calvino was offered the 1985–1986 term of the prestigious Charles Eliot Norton Professorship of Poetry at Harvard. He died weeks before he was scheduled to deliver his lectures, but working on them, his wife recalls, was the obsession of his final months. 
Calvino’s manuscripts for the lectures, in which he looks back on “the millennium of the book” and peers forward into what the future might hold for “the expressive, cognitive, and imaginative possibilities” of language and literature, were his last legacy. 
Here is Calvino’s enduring wisdom from the first lecture, a magnificent meditation on lightness. 
torsive:

visvxl:

Manhattan at 6 a.m.

BUT YOU REALLY GOTTA ACTUALLY CLICK ON THE PICTURE.
I will never not love you. You could rip my heart out and take it with you as you walk out the door, but it would forever be yours. I could never love another with the same love that belongs to you, for that love is yours and that will always be true. Every beat of my heart and every thump in my chest is intended for you. Never will there be a day that I don’t love you.
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Please don’t reblog this anymore

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xoxogreg:

yes yes yes exactly exactly exactly
terrysdiary:

HOMESICK GHOSTS KEEP YOU AWAKE

glowcloud:

"This slur has been reclaimed" doesn’t mean everyone sees it that way, doesn’t mean it doesn’t still function as a slur, doesn’t mean it no longer carries the historical baggage of a slur and doesn’t mean it should be used by everyone without any regard for the feelings of those who it has been used against

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Sterilization (2013)

actualucifer:

AND DON’T

FUCKING

TELL PEOPLE

THAT THEY’RE NOT TRYING

BECAUSE HOW THE FUCK WOULD YOU KNOW IF THEY’RE TRYING OR NOT

JUST BECAUSE IT DOESN’T LIVE UP TO YOUR STANDARDS DOESN’T MEAN THEY’RE NOT TRYING

(Source: luciforeal, via imaunicornfornow)