Thread Mindfulness

‘Even though we may actually recognize the nature of awareness, we should not hold on to that mindfulness tightly, thinking, “I have indeed recognized it.” If we do hold on to it tightly, it will be like when a thread is twisted too taut: one cannot sew with it, because it knots up. In the same way, if one is too tense, one’s mindfulness will be obscured. If mindfulness is not grasped too tightly but left in the natural flow, sometimes it will be clear and sometimes not. But we should not get caught up in whether it is clear or not. If genuine mindfulness is left without being altered, gradually we will come to know, through our own experience, “This is awareness, and this is ignorance; this is mind, and this is wisdom.”’

- Dilgo Khyentse, Primordial Purity.

Dear people who say Dramione is toxic and romanticizing abuse,

We don’t love the idea of Draco abusing Hermione. We love the idea of the two gradually coming to understand each other, and Hermione helping Draco to become a better person. We love the idea of two people who manage to fall in love despite every obstacle thrown their way. We love the idea of Draco seeing the error of his ways and his parents’ ways, and becoming a hero. We love the idea of Hermione being able to give him the love he surely missed out on growing up. We love the idea that Hermione could save Draco.

Actually while I’m on the subject of L.apis, I think a large part of it is people conflating her being nice to Steven = being nice in general. She’s not. She’s probably one of the more spiteful characters is SU. She has good reason – I’d be pretty salty too if I was poofed, stuck in a mirror, interrogated, and left to stare helpless at a home I could never reach for several thousand years – but L.apis is 99% pure organic spite.

Stealing THE WHOLE OCEAN because she was Done with earth. Fusing with J.asper in the first place (she was beaten; all that was left was poofing her if L.apis had just said no to fusing then tbh). Holding onto the fusion. Rejecting P.eridot. The pool. Smashing the tape recorder. She’s blunt and inconsiderate with everyone BUT Steven. And since the show is largely from his point of view, we’re sort of – guided? into feeling that good to Steven means she’s good to everyone else.

I had this weird disconnect with L.apis for the longest time, and I had a really hard time forming the emotional attachment that came pretty easily with all the other gems. I think it’s because of that: seeing L.apis as how Steven wants to see her vs how she actually is.

I also like that she tried to tell him that she has flaws, that she isn’t perfect, and that he just didn’t GET it. He’s still a kid, and that kind of moral complexity is hard even for adults at times. We want our friends to be purely good, for their monsters to all be external and ultimately conquerable. It reminded me of Greg’s song vs Steven’s in The Message. I’m really looking forward to Steven learning someone be your friend and have real faults at the same time, and that that’s okay.


☦ “There’s wolves, drones, a big ass monster.” Romanus is looking at his drinking buddy. Yes, he’s officially claimed Wolfwood as his drinking buddy. “How do you want to go about this? You wanna go against the big thing head on?” Not the smartest idea, “Or you wanna handle these maggots and wait until more people or something?” Either way, Romanus was up for anything. He’s sure as hell not going to leave Wolfwood’s side. You never know what’ll happen and he doesn’t want to find out. 

It’s funny how he’s asking these questions and they’re already going against the drones and the damn wolves that appeared from that little hole the bastard created!

New picture of Adèle Exarchopoulos in ‘Orphan’.

Orphan (Orpheline) Arnaud des Pallières, France World Premiere.
Four moments in the lives of four female characters. Sandra’s youth as she moves to Paris and has a brush with disaster. Karine’s teenage years, an endless succession of runaways, men and mishaps, because anything is better than her desolate family home. The childhood of a little girl called Kiki, captured as a game of hide and seek turns to tragedy. And finally the grown-up life of Renée, a woman who thought she was safe from her own past. Gradually, we come to understand that these four characters are actually different sides of the same woman. Starring Adèle Haenel, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Gemma Arterton and Sergi López.

You can love like a cry in the dark,

Like tree growing tall,

Or like the waves on a coast.

All at once

Throwing yourself helplessly

Into the arms of another.

Or Slow and steady,

Built with the trust of the cautious

Vulnerable to fire and axe.

Love can be gradual

Coming over and over

In steady intervals.

Love is so different,

Love is so beautiful,

Whether screamed in the dark

Grown over time

Or constant as the tide.

anonymous asked:

Soooooooo, did you immediately know you had a Snas kink (looked at that goofy grin & said I want that in me) or did it come gradually (browsing for a while, hit some gud smut, I can never be w men again)?

you… you know he’s a fictional character right?

Like, he’s not real. 

I’m so sorry…

Starter for baby!

                                                            ▋▋ Footsteps pound on the floor. A heavy breath escapes, and soon after comes another, gradually increasing in quickness as the distance traveled becomes greater. Heart fluttering in panic, her heart nearly stutters to a stop when she hears the bleat beside her.

H-Harold! Hurry we’re late! She cries, looking at the small goat companion beside her. She really messed this up playing with Harold’s invocation too long last night.

                         She doesn’t pay attention to Harold’s obvious warning bleat before she turns the corner rapidly, suddenly ramming into something solid. She falls onto her butt, slamming her eyes shut as she mentally judged the pain absorbed by the fall.

                                     She bites back the snarl, figuring it could have possibly been partially her fault. Sorry pal, I wasn’t payin’ attention!  Got somewhere t’be, y’know! 

don’t drag yourself down to the level of the people who devote their energy to making you look bad. gradually all things come to light and things work out for the best 😇 (I don’t need to waste my breath talking about you when you ruin your reputation all by yourself.)

kaguyaice  asked:

-litteraly tackles leo and loni in her medium fox form ,nuzzleing them both and being a mothering hen as she curls up around the two protectivly- (I had to do this kagu is in mother mode with how close she is term with her pregnancy)


    Rather than saying much the two twins simply looked at each other and each smiled. They both adored Kaguya and these little acts of motherly kindness were something the two had never been familiar with, and while at first it shocked the two they had gradually come to love it. Loni opted to lean down and laid against one of the tails while Leo put his head against the fox’s chest. Then at the same time the two spoke.

“Thank ya Kaguya.”