to put it another way/i would give all metaphors
in return for one word/ drawn out of my breast like a rib
for one word/ contained within the boundaries/ of my skin
but apparently this is not possible
and just to say - i love
i run around like mad/ picking up handfuls of birds
and my tenderness/ which after all is not made of water
asks the water for a face/ and anger/ different from fire
borrows from it/ a loquacious tongue
(zbigniew herbert)
:queen. of. everything.: :nyota uhura: :darlingest: :star trek: :aos:
abbie is depressed because she thinks she doesn’t fit under the chair; sherlock is ~extremely smug about how untouchable she is.

abbie is depressed because she thinks she doesn’t fit under the chair; sherlock is ~extremely smug about how untouchable she is.

:abbie: :sherlock: :our own personal gingham dog and calico cat:

@crackdkettle passing on family traditions.

:crackdkettle: :fitted sheets: :all in the family: :my life as a comedy:


best tv/movie characters:

[92/??] Adelaide Kane as Queen Mary Stuart in Reign (2013 - )

↳ “Some people would question a god who would grant us such power based on nothing but for the fortune of our birth. It isn’t fair, the privileges we are given. And the price we must pay for them. “

(via crackdkettle)

:queen of my heart: :mary stuart: :reign:


Choosing a denomination is more than agreeing with their theology.It’s not just choosing a denomination because you align with their teachings. You choose a church, not just for the theology, but for the people and the culture surrounding them.

Denominations come with cultural norms, inside jokes, odd quirks, and personal identities. To be an evangelical, for instance, is a defined thing, and when you are with other evangelicals, even those you’ve never met, you have shared enough culture that you speak the same Christianese, you watched the same Veggie Tales videos in Sunday School, went on the teen retreats where you cried and rededicated your life, visited (or wanted to visit) the Creation Museum, participated in street evangelism, etc. The culture surrounding your church becomes a part of you. 

Choosing a denomination is choosing a family. You’re not just choosing how you spend an hour (or more) on a Sunday, but where you will be married and where you will raise your kids. You find somewhere where you fit in and can contribute to the church culture, and help build the strange and lovely microcosm that is your personal piece of Christendom. 

(via voraciousexpectations)

:honestly this makes me so sad: :because it reminds me how much i've lost: :i know i can never go back; it would require too much cognitive dissonance: :but the thought of finding/choosing another place that won't require that dissonance and will still feel like home is exhausting: :i miss being a part of a community though and i don't know how to find it:
  • me flirting: so on this one episode of star trek
:about me: :literally painfully about me: :star trek: :welcome to the niche corner: :i am a nerd leave me be: :omg though rhodey's face when he has to say it: :i've totally been there bb: :iron man: :war machine: :things that are perfect: :the avengers are ruining my life:


Let’s be real, in a time before the internet people didn’t have more adventures and make more meaningful connections. They watched TV and listened to CDs. Before that they listened to records and read magazines. Before that they listened to the radio and read bad dime novels. Before that they embroidered or some shit.

People have been staying inside and ignoring other people for as long as there have been buildings. 

(via archiegoodwins)

:t h i s:

look, all i’ve done is whine all day to crackdkettle so i’ll spare you all the tmi, but i’m just saying, for the record, that there has got to be a better way to get the benefits of a pap smear than an actual pap smear. it’s archaic. and so clearly invented by someone who never actually had to live through one.

:i have clearly never been to medical school but i just can't believe there isn't a better way: :THERE MUST BE: :at least i didn't cry this time: :-shrieks incoherently into pillow-: :this is the dream: :things that are perfect: :bibliophilia: :a world of want: :colourful objects saved:

Our Unrealistic Views of Death, Through a Doctor’s Eyes

For many Americans, modern medical advances have made death seem more like an option than an obligation. We want our loved ones to live as long as possible, but our culture has come to view death as a medical failure rather than life’s natural conclusion.


At a certain stage of life, aggressive medical treatment can become sanctioned torture. When a case such as this comes along, nurses, physicians and therapists sometimes feel conflicted and immoral. We’ve committed ourselves to relieving suffering, not causing it. A retired nurse once wrote to me: “I am so glad I don’t have to hurt old people any more.”

When families talk about letting their loved ones die “naturally,” they often mean “in their sleep” — not from a treatable illness such as a stroke, cancer or an infection. Choosing to let a loved one pass away by not treating an illness feels too complicit; conversely, choosing treatment that will push a patient into further suffering somehow feels like taking care of him. While it’s easy to empathize with these family members’ wishes, what they don’t appreciate is that very few elderly patients are lucky enough to die in their sleep. Almost everyone dies of something.

:just to be serious here for a moment: :this is SO important: :death cw: :elder care: :craig bowren: :words: :a l w a y s: :star trek: :tos:

if you’ve ever wondered how lazy i am, i’m literally lying in bed pricing camelpaks right now because i’m so thirsty but also i don’t want to sit up in order to actually take a drink.

:about me: :things i probably shouldn't admit to the internet but here we are anyway: :T H I S: :the internet is my favourite: :i know it's too early to reboot ds9 and i know he's in like every fancast ever: :but he's still my headcanon for a reboot!sisko because how could he not be: :idris elba: :star trek: