designer:this star won't go out

I dislike the phrase “internet friends” because it implies that people you know online aren’t really your friends,that somehow your friendship because it happens through skype or text messages.The measure of a friendship is not its physicality but its significance.
—  John Green (this star wont go out)
I dislike the phrase ‘Internet friends,’ because it implies that people you know online aren’t really your friends, that somehow the friendship is less real or meaningful to you because it happens through Skype or text messages. The measure of a friendship is not its physicality but its significance. Good friendships, online or off, urge us toward empathy; they give us comfort and also pull us out of the prisons of our selves
—  John Green - (from the introduction of “This Star Won’t Go Out” by Esther Earl)
I dislike the phrase “Internet friends,” because it implies that people you know online aren’t really your friends, that somehow the friendship is less real or meaningful to you because it happens through Skype or text messages. The measure of a friendship is not it’s physicality but its significance. Good friendships, online or off, urge us toward empathy; they give us comfort and also pull us out of the prisons of ourselves.
—  John Green, “This Star Won’t Go Out” (via watch-out-theres-dan-and-phil)
9

Happy Esther Day 2014! || Happy 20th Birthday, Esther Grace Earl!

Just be happy, and if you can’t be happy, do things that make you happy. Or do nothing with the people that make you happy.” 

-Esther in a letter she wrote at 14 to her 17 year old self. 

2

(Illustration credit: bored-meetings)

Happy Esther Day, a holiday to celebrate love for family and friends! 

Tell a friend or family member that you love them: pick up the phone, make a YouTube video, leave them a voicemail, tell them over coffee. Tag posts about your #Esther Day to share them with the world.

Esther passed away from thyroid cancer in late August 2010, aged 16. The non-profit foundation This Star Won’t Go Out was established in her memory. You can find out more about Esther and donate to TSWGO here.