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I’ve had librarians say to me, ‘People in my school don’t agree with homosexuality, so it’s difficult to have your book on the shelves.’ Here’s the thing: Being gay is not an issue, it is an identity. It is not something that you can agree or disagree with. It is a fact, and must be defended and represented as a fact.
To use another part of my identity as an example: if someone said to me, ‘I’m sorry, but we can’t carry that book because it’s so Jewish and some people in my school don’t agree with Jewish culture,’ I would protest until I reached my last gasp. Prohibiting gay books is just as abhorrent…
Discrimination is not a legitimate point of view. Silencing books silences the readers who need them most. And silencing these readers can have dire, tragic consequences. Never forget who these readers are. They are just as curious and anxious about life as any other teenager.
”—David Levithan - Supporting Gay Teen Literature (via cake-light)
“marry your best friend. i do not say that lightly. really, truly find the strongest, happiest friendship in the person you fall in love with. someone who speaks highly of you. someone you can laugh with. the kind of laughs that make your belly ache, and your nose snort. the embarrassing, earnest, healing kind of laughs. wit is important. life is too short not to love someone who lets you be a fool with them. make sure they are somebody who lets you cry, too. despair will come. find someone that you want to be there with you through those times. most importantly, marry the one that makes passion, love, and madness combine and course through you. a love that will never dilute - even when the waters get deep, and dark.”—n’tima [via thatkindofwoman] (via cantstopspring)
These are all outstanding. Speaking from personal experience, the Benjamin Zander video is one of my absolute favorite TED talks.Here are three videos from the list:
Benjamin Zander on music and passion: If you want your kids to fall in love with music, Ben Zander is your best friend. In this video, the very funny and energetic speaker and conductor of the Boston Philharmonic discusses classical music and why everyone should love it as much as he does.
Arthur Benjamin does “Mathemagic”: Arthur Benjamin is a human computing machine. In this talk, Benjamin displays his amazing ability to calculate figures in his head, then he tells you how he does it. This is about as entertaining as math gets.
I don’t always put a lot of stock in my horoscope, but it was awesome and perfect today:
"You may feel like you aren’t making any headway with a pressing matter. You feel like you’re spinning your wheels and spending a lot of energy on something that may never pay off given your limited resources. But you have to try, Pisces, even though things aren’t looking all that promising just yet. You are working through a process, and that’s the cosmos’ plan for you right now. There is a lesson you need to learn so that you don’t have to go through this again. You’ll know you’ve learned it when the solution spontaneously appears."
“If you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling. You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one moment, brilliant the next. You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books likes hats upon your crazy heads. I wish you a wrestling match with your Creative Muse that will last a lifetime. I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you. May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories- science fiction or otherwise. Which finally means, may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days, and out of that love, remake a world.”—Ray Bradbury