The Perfect Life
is all just an appearance.
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For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a gaseous nebula must collapse.

So collapse.
Crumble.
This is not your destruction.

This is your birth.
by n.t. (via size10plz)

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Birds and Inverted Birds (stars)

Photographs

2013

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You are four walls and a leak-proof roof and if you want you can keep your furnace burning all year round. I’ve built a home for myself inside of myself where I know I can keep the most important things safe. Treat your body gently. If your body itself is like a hollow home, freshly painted, new windows and floors, then your soul is the drapery, the carpets, the cups you choose to fill your kitchen cabinets with. Fill yourself with beautiful things. Fill yourself with late night conversations and things that keep you young and steal constellations and tie them around your ankles and swing yourself silly across state lines and hold hands with everyone you love, regardless of who you love. Fill yourself with words — all the words. Not just the ones that keep you safe. Read poetry as instruction manuals. Watch movies like they’re teaching you how to live. Drill holes in your heart that filter out all the things that are hurting you. Don’t let them hurt you. Go to concerts and fall in love underneath the moonlight and fall in love underneath fluorescent lights and fall in love with the light. Surround yourself with things you love, people you love. Buy yourself flowers. Treat yourself nicely. Take off your pants and make tea and eat blueberries until you feel like a blueberry. Sleep with the windows open in the summertime and listen to the conversations between bluejays. Clutter yourself or keep yourself clean, but make your internal room as beautiful or as raw as you want to be. Do what you want. It’s your body. It’s your home.
by Shinji Moon (via thespiritualslut)
I’m a late starter. I’m just trying to challenge myself and give myself opportunities based on the fact that I’m in my mid-50s, I’m no longer afraid of the dark, I’m no longer afraid of criticism or of the lack of box office. I just want to be able to look back at the movies I direct and say, ‘Wow, that was different, I never did anything like that before and am I glad I had that experience.’ I’m going through a period right now of a little bit of introspection, and I’m having a great deal of fun doing it.
by Steven Spielberg (The Guardian)

There’s no such thing as magic!

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kushandwizdom:

Good Vibes HERE
  1. Internships are the building blocks of your résumé. Apply to them. Meet people.
  2. Choose a degree that is relevant to the real world. Minor in History if you love it so much.
  3. Everyone knows how to use Microsoft Office. Putting it under the “Skills” section of your résumé is not impressive.
  4. See the world. This is the only time you have in your life to spend months in a foreign country. Take advantage of your lack of responsibility to travel.
  5. 99.9% of employers will never look at your transcript. A 4.0 GPA will not land you a job. Good interpersonal skills might.
  6. No employer cares whether you were on the executive board of your fraternity or sorority or other campus organization. Serve the organization because you love it, not simply to use it as space-filler on your résumé.
  7. Proofread everything. Twice. Or else no one will believe that you’re “detial-oriented.”
  8. You have four (or five) years to make something of yourself. Use that time wisely.
  9. Go out with your friends on a Tuesday night despite having a test on Wednesday. The test won’t matter in ten years, but your friendships will.
  10. Do not expect the college senior to fall in love with you after you sleep together. Actually, just don’t sleep together. This will not end well.
  11. Really get to know your professors. Use office hours to your advantage. You never know what doors they can open for you.
  12. Graduate school is rarely a good idea, especially if you’re only using it to delay the real world for a few years. The more money you make now, the less debt you’ll have later.
  13. Realize that you will be in debt until you’re forty. Make peace with this early.
  14. One bad grade won’t ruin your life. Get over yourself.
  15. Beware of credit cards. No matter what they say, money isn’t free.
  16. Don’t burn bridges. You never know when you might need help from someone.
  17. Eat good food. Nothing will make you feel worse than six straight nights of Ramen.
  18. Buy a plunger before you actually need said plunger. Just trust me on this one.
  19. Press save. It will keep you from having that 4:00am mental breakdown.
  20. All-nighters will not help you learn the material. Budget time throughout the day to study so that you can actually sleep before the final exam.
  21. Use a condom. No one wants that “I’m late” text.
  22. Work during the summers. Employers want someone with real-life experience.
  23. Call your mom once a week. She wants to stay involved in your life, and a twenty-minute phone conversation won’t kill you.
  24. You have four years to learn your alcohol limit. This will save you from puking at the office Christmas party.
  25. The college cafeteria will make you fat. So will alcohol. Be careful about what you’re putting into your body.
  26. Find a few hours each week to work out. Cardio is great stress relief.
  27. So is sex. Booty calls are sometimes necessary. Don’t beat yourself up for it in the morning.
  28. Learn to cook. Eating out is expensive and unhealthy. A few basics can last you a long time.
  29. Take pictures. Not everything has to be posted to Instagram, but you will want to have these memories documented.
  30. Volunteer. Not because you have to, but because you want to. The Humane Society always needs people to play with the animals.
  31. Learn how to budget. Your parents won’t be around to give you money forever.
  32. Buy shower shoes. Use them. Save yourself from foot fungus.
  33. Beer is expensive. Buy vodka.
  34. Interviews are nerve-wracking. Practice with a friend before you go.
  35. Find good references. They can be the difference between being offered your dream job and being turned down.
  36. It’s okay to turn down your first job offer to wait for a better one. Have faith in yourself.
  37. If you’re treated like a slave at your internship, it’s okay to leave. Find a company that sees your worth.
  38. Learn how to code HTML. This is an invaluable skill.
  39. Also learn Photoshop. Every company in the world needs someone who can design a poster.
  40. Take a couple classes just for fun. There’s a difference between smart and educated.
  41. Know your priorities. Stick to them.
  42. Start searching for a job a year before you graduate. It takes time to find something you want.
  43. Apply for jobs you may not be completely qualified for. You may be the only applicant.
  44. Don’t get too discouraged when you fail at something. Lay in bed for two days. Cry. Then get back up and start living again.
  45. Everyone has something to teach you. Listen to them.
  46. Make mistakes, but be sure to learn from them.
  47. Textbooks are expensive and you will never need them again. Rent, don’t buy.
  48. No one will ever care how wasted you were last night. They saw it first hand. Shut up.
  49. No one is responsible for you except you. Think twice before you do something.
  50. Don’t think that these have to be the best four years of your life. Life after graduation is pretty awesome too.

by 50 Things I Wish I Knew in College (via greetingsfromplanetkatya)

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Your first kiss isn’t as important as your last. The math test really didn’t matter. The pie really did. The stuff you’re good at and the stuff you’re bad at are just different parts of the same thing. Same goes for the people you love and the people you don’t—and the people who love you and the people who don’t. The only thing that mattered was that you cared about a few people. Life is really, really short.
by Ethan Wate, Beautiful Chaos  (via yourlifeisyourmessage)

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The last one, aww♥

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