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anonymous asked:

When you had long hair how did you convince yourself to cut it? I have really long hair at the moment and have had it for so many years and I really want to cut it but then I get scared I'll miss it. Any words of encouragement?

I was never that attached to my long hair so I guess I didn’t care very much?? I’m always looking to change and I’m so fricken young that being set in ways is unhealthy. It’s important to experiment now and try new things now to find what we like. If we don’t, we are going to be 40 years old and hate who we are. Just do it! Make decisions fast!! And remember that everything barely matters because we are little ants living on a big old rock floatin around the universe so cut your fricken hair


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Hydrogen: Lisa Berman 
Helium: Nina Fujikawa
Lithium: Susan Pomon
Beryllium: Ray Larsen

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The periodic table outlines the fundamental building blocks of all known matter in the universe. Composed of irreducible atoms, these elements arrived from the earliest reports of the Big Bang, the fusion wombs of stars and supernova, and collisions between interstellar matter and cosmic rays—as well as through artificial production in the lab. To us, they mean everything: from iron to uranium, their discovery and use have shaped the course of human history.

Listen: Everything ends, and Everything matters. Everything matters not in spite of the end of you and all that you love, but because of it. Everything is all you’ve got-your wife’s lips, your daughter’s eyes, your brother’s heart, your father’s bones and your own grief-and after Everything is nothing. So you were wise to welcome Everything, the good and the bad alike, and cling to it all. Gather it in. Seek the meaning in sorrow and don’t ever ever turn away, not once, from here until the end. Because it is all the same, it is all unfathomable, and it is all infinitely preferable to the one dreadful alternative.
—  Everything Matters by Ron Currie Jr.
Because I was born to be the other woman
Who belonged to no one
Who belonged to everyone
Who had nothing
Who wanted everything
With a fire for every experience and an obsession for freedom that terrified me to the point that I couldn’t even talk about it
And pushed me to a nomadic point of madness that both dazzled and dizzied me.
—  Lana Del Ray, Ride monologue
You wish they understood, as you do, that there is no escape and never was, that from the moment two cells combined to become one they were doomed. You wish they understood that there is joy in this fact, greater joy and love in just this one last moment than they experienced in the entirety of their lives. You wish they would stop running and screaming and shooting each other long enough, and then they might see for themselves. Because even in this last moment there is still Everything, whole galaxies and eons, the sum total of every experience across time, shrunk to the head of a pin, theirs for the asking, right here, right now. And so anything, anything, anything is possible.
—  “Everything Matters!” (Ron Currie, Jr.)

sad-axolotl asked:

Woah I never thought people might feel bad about having brown eyes! This is my favourite eye colour. Brown eyes are so warm, and often they have deeper undertones like green or amber and it creates pretty patterns. They are so welcoming and make me think of wood and forest and wild animals and I just love it. And if the person has dark hair, their eyes are getting more vivid and it looks pretty, and if they have fair hair it looks exotic and intriguing... The prettiest eyes really!

……. my friend you and your words are so beautiful ily omg.