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I’m simple: I don’t need expensive bags and I don’t need to be fetched around and I don’t need to be brought to hotels every day. I don’t need all that, I’m simple. I like busrides with you, I like enjoying each other’s company in silence and yet feeling utterly comfortable, I like walks home, I like cooking dinner together, I like hugs, I like it when you wipe away my tears when I cry. I like the simple things. I don’t need the riches to be happy. I just want the simplicities, the things that really matter. I just need someone to understand, someone not to yell at me when I accidentally give the wrong directions in the car, someone who won’t shout at me or say nasty things to me. That’s what I really need.
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February 12th 1914: Lincoln Memorial groundbreaking

On this day in 1914 in Washington DC, work officially began on the Lincoln Memorial. There had been many attempts by Congress to build a monument to the sixteenth president, famous for issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, and in 1910 a bill funding the memorial passed the Senate. On February 12th 1914, the 105th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, the groundbreaking ceremony took place; the next year on the same day, the cornerstone was laid. The memorial was completed in 1922, featuring a statue of Lincoln and inscriptions of his famous Gettysburg Address and Second Inaugural Address. Today, the memorial is an iconic tribute to one of America’s greatest presidents, and has been the site of major events in American history, most famously Martin Luther King’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech.

“IN THIS TEMPLE
AS IN THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE
FOR WHOM HE SAVED THE UNION
THE MEMORY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN
IS ENSHRINED FOREVER”

Happy Darwin Day!

On this day in 1809, Charles Darwin, the British naturalist and evolutionary theorist, was born. Therefore, today is the perfect day to discover why On the Origin of Species was voted the most influential academic book in history, and to read up on his most famous quotes.

Image by Dan Parker for Oxford University Press.

When I see you, the World stops. It stops and all that exists for me is you and my eyes staring at you. There’s nothing else. No noise, no other people, no thoughts or worries, no yesterday, no tomorrow. The World just stops, and it is a beautiful place, and there is only you.
—  James Frey, A Million Little Pieces

11.2.2016 // 16/100

Stayed in today. I hate to miss class, but I felt like my day would be more efficient and effective if I stayed home and studied all day. But it’s ok, because I’m studying for the class I missed. I have an exam on Tuesday and I am petrified, but I feel better after doing this necessary review and reading. I love this sticky note method! A lot or repetition, which is super important! 📚✔️💯