Forever and Never
My mind went AWOL but my body's still here.




"The woods are lovely, dark, and deep." -Robert Frost


The Secret Garden. Business in front, party in back.

Help I’m doing that thing where I listen to the same song on repeat over and over and over, and before I know it 2 hours have passed.

Title: No Name #2

Artist: Elliott Smith

Played: 80 times
things I should be doing: reading
things I want to do: read
thing that I am putting off for no conceivable reason: reading

This squirrel was furious about something this morning (and right outside my bedroom window!!)



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Didn’t know this!

Prejudice is prejudice is prejudice

I am absolutely sick and fucking tired of people making “social justice posts” or whatever the fuck you’d like to call them that completely invalidate any and all white people as fellow human beings. We are oppressors by default (yes, I realize many whites inherit racial hatred from parents - but any race can inherit any number of bad traits whites are not alone in this), we can NEVER change that apparently (lol so why bother with the social justice shit if that’s truly the case), we don’t have valid feelings and/or emotions, the list trails on and on. And you know what, as a white woman, I am totally fucking over being made to feel GUILTY FOR BEING BORN INTO A RACIAL STATUS I DID NOT CHOOSE. Yes, there are such things as institutionalised racism, and prejudice, and plenty of things wrong with the status quo when it comes to issues of race and ethnicity but please - for the love of all that is sacred - stop acting as if every white person is immediately some wicked villain in this tale of racial injustice and has no hope of EVER changing. Because *spoiler alert* most people won’t want to change if all that the people wanting them to change do is fail to acknowledge them as people, too.

*P.S. This goes for any form of prejudice/injustice, not just racism… Hating oppressors won’t make them any less oppressive - focus on educating, highlighting positive acheivements/landmarks for those oppressed, etc instead. Some people -believe it or not - don’t realize that they’re an oppressor. Help them wake up to it, instead of shutting them down from the start.



actual german compound nouns:
Staubsauger (vaccuum cleaner, literally “DUST SUCKER”)
Vorhang (curtain, literally “HANGS IN FRONT”)
Wasserkocher (kettle, literally “WATER BOILER”)