great losses

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“You have indeed felt a great loss, but love is a form of energy, and it swirls around us.  The Air Nomads’ Aang’s love for you has not left this world.  It is still inside of your heart, and is reborn in the form of new love.”

The announcement of the upcoming graphic novel brought up all sorts of old feels, so in commemoration of the continuing story, I decided to break my own heart.  Enjoy.

We’ll see through the season how Glenn lives in her.  I think that what’s important here for her is that in the beginning, she goes to the grave and garners the strength that she can from where his body lays, communicates with him and the baby, creates a communication for them, and then even in the conversation with Sasha, not everything is lost, and it’s that Maggie thing. She’s just like, focus on the horizon, find strength from the loss, persevere and just keep doing that if you can until you find another solution. It’s just sort of keeping the next actionable task in your immediate sight. Just try to get through moment by moment. I think that’s really what’s happening here in this episode, and what continues to happen this season as everybody reels from these great losses of these two huge pillars in Glenn and Abraham.

-Lauren Cohan

what she says: i’m fine

what she means: I will never stop being amazed by the resilience and duty that Yuna possesses. Not only did she lose her father at the age of seven to the very task she would undertake, and have to listen to the whole world celebrating something that caused that great loss, but she still chooses to accept the same fate, even though there’s no reason for it. She doesn’t have to be the one to defeat Sin. She could live her life peacefully. Then she goes on this huge long pilgrimage with so many obstacles and forms so many relationships, falls in love, and still chooses to sacrifice herself for the world. She is a truly incredible heroine who needs to be celebrated and recognized more.

“Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter - tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther….And one fine morning — So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (published: 10 April 1925)

2017 Goals & Resolutions

a love letter reminder to myself

Self Care:

  1. Drink more water. Staying hydrated is important! It not only moisturizes your skin and improves your mood, but helps with bloating. 
  2. Breathe deeply. Remember tips for struggling with anxiety and do breathing/other mindfulness exercises.
  3. Exercise. No one likes to start or continue, really, but the feeling after a workout is great. Healthy weight loss. (This might help with the anxiety and replenishing endorphins).
  4. Eat healthy. This can be little snacks throughout the day or nutritious meals. Even though it’s not chocolate, it will make you feel better in the long run.
  5. Moisturize often and excessively. Find a good lotion which doesn’t irritate your skin and moisturize daily after a good, thorough, full-body clean (face - it might help with the oily skin! -, hair - condition! - , body, etc).
  6. Keep a clean room. A clear room makes for a clear mind, less objects to visually process and you know where things are. This also helps when studying because the material is the only complex thing you have to focus on. (see also: stay organized)
  7. Remember: a bad day is okay. Not every day has to be perfect. The worst that can happen is not the end of the world. 
  8. Remember: a rest day is okay. Give your body and mind a break when needed. Human bodies are not meant to withstand constant physical and mental stress. Recharging is necessary. Everyone does it. Take care of yourself.
  9. Be positive. A good outlook can improve your entire mood or a situation instantly. It may reduce stress. People are generally happier when they’re positive. 
  10. Remember to take medication at the same time daily. Routine is good, and it likely improves medical performance.
  11. It’s okay to be angry/sad/disappointed but it won’t last. Every single end-of-the-world situation you’ve had you have survived. You made it. The sun can still shine when it’s raining through bad situations.
  12. Try not to overthink. It’s like analysis. Look at only what is there and nothing else. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, look at a similar past accomplishment (essay, etc). You are capable. It’s okay.
  13. Do things that make you happy. Every day is for you. Even if you didn’t get to watch tv that day or read a book you love, take joy in the little things, like feeling fresh after a shower, or listen to a nice playlist while doing chores or studying.
  14. There is always time for happiness. Relates to above.
  15. Try not to procrastinate. Remember how good you feel when you finish a task early?
  16. Love yourself. Self-love is so important. You learned last year to love all of your physical appearances. Your harshest critic is yourself, so take pride in your accomplishments. You know all your struggles, so for as much as you berate yourself, you can love yourself too. Don’t under appreciate or fail to take time to recognize personal accomplishments, goals, and progress, even if others don’t see/believe it. You validate your own success and happiness.
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Whoniverse: Class - 16/? times there’s more to Miss Quill than meets the eye. (1x07)  

I, um, lost the Quill I loved. He was killed in the destruction of your planet? No.

Dan Hipp - 2016…a year of great losses.

okay i can’t be the only one that wanted to see Dean wake up from a nap or something and being completely confused, unable to remember a single thing, and he looks into the bathroom mirror and sees a sticky note on his forehead that says “Dean”

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We saw three film setups for Supergirl yesterday and hung out for a few hours at one (the same steps where Lexa jumps down to save Clarke, in fact) but nothing was really happening and it was SO cold and late and raining we gave up. Missed seeing Melissa and I think Florina by about an hour DX
But, met some amazing hardcore fans who I’m gonna refer to as Klepto-Kru 😉

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Okay I know I haven’t been that active lately but I’m back and here are the challenges I’ll be doing during February! If any want’s to join me and post their own before and after measurements I’d be happy to hear about your progress. Let’s do this since this is the month of love hopefully I’ll be loving my butt and waistline when this is over.  

Sherlock? Sherlock.

Oh, Sherlock. I know you can hear me. I need you to listen to me now. There. Do you hear my voice? Squeeze my hand. Good. Sherlock, this has gone on long enough. If you don’t get up and starting eating again soon, mummy’s going to call the doctor – and you know what that means, don’t you?

I thought so. None of us wants that.

I know you’ve had a – a shock, Sherlock. I know you have suffered a great loss, and I am –.

I am so sorry that I wasn’t there to prevent it. I should have been. I won’t fail you again, Sherlock.

I promise.

Now, I need you to do something for me. For us. For mummy and daddy and me.

Yes, you can. I know you can. I need you to be strong. Hold my hand, Sherlock, and listen to my voice.  

I want you to close your eyes and concentrate very hard. Imagine that your mind is a house, Sherlock. Imagine it is our house, this one we’re in right now. And every thought, every feeling, every bit of information, every story – they all have a place in your house. Every room is filled with every memory of every experience you have ever had.

It’s very full, isn’t it? Take some time to look around at your house. Familiarize yourself with it. Good.

Now we’re going to walk through the house together, Sherlock. We’ll move through counterclockwise, starting in the sitting room, then moving to the dining room, the kitchen, around to the study on the left. What is in each of these rooms? I want you to look around, and notice that everything you see is a part of yourself. It’s all you. This is where you live – the deepest, truest part of yourself. You will spend the rest of your life adding to it. In a few years, brother, you will outgrow this house. You’re already outgrowing it, aren’t you? Soon you’ll need a mansion; a palace! And what a beautiful palace it will be.  

You’re doing very well, Sherlock. Now we’re going to walk through to mummy and daddy’s bedroom, down the corridor, past my bedroom and your bedroom, towards the last little bedroom at the end of the hall.

I know you don’t want to. I know. But you can’t stop, brother. You can’t. I’m with you. We’ll go on together.

There. Now we’re in front of the door. Do you feel me beside you? Good.

You know whose door this is, don’t you? Yes, you do. You know. Everything that was hers, Sherlock – everything she ever touched, or said, or did – is inside that room.

Now listen to me very carefully, Sherlock. I want you to look at this door. Look how big it is, how thick, how strong. Now I want you to open it. Try. You can’t, can you? The door is locked. There’s a deadbolt here, and it’s locked tight. There is no key. There’s a latch here that’s fastened, as well. Do you see it? It’s locked with a combination that no one knows.

Now we’re going to take up these bricks, Sherlock, and this mortar – do you see it? – and we’re going to build a sturdy, heavy wall right over top of the door. Are you doing it? Start at the bottom. One row of bricks. Mortar. Measure carefully, we don’t want any cracks. Another row. All the way up to the ceiling.

There. Have you done it? Good lad. Good, clever lad.

Now we’re going to paint over top of the brick. Let’s use the same colour as the hall walls, yes? You won’t even know that there’s ever been a door here when we’re done. That’s right. Paint every square inch. Good.

And now, Sherlock, I want you to look around. Look up and down the hallway. Let’s walk together. Here’s mummy and daddy’s room. Look inside. That’s right. Look, do you see the rug where you tripped last summer and split your lip open? And here? Here’s my room. Do you see my desk? And the lamp there, over my bed, and the bookshelf on the opposite wall. There’s my big chair where we read Treasure Island every night. Good. And what’s beside my bedroom? That’s right. There’s yours. Your room is your sanctuary, Sherlock; it’s the place where your most precious and most treasured memories live. Go in and see what’s there; I’ll wait for you here.

Sherlock? It’s time to come back out into the hall now. I want you to look around. Is there anything else here for us to look at?

Are you sure?

Ah. There you are. Welcome back, brother mine.

There are times, when football drives us apart. But there are times like this, in times of great loss, we stand united. My love and prayers go out to each and every person who is a part of Chapecoense. To the players who lost their lives and their family and loved ones. Because it is a tragedy no words can describe, because we know it can happen to us as well.
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