Anyways, years later I moved to a tiny town and met a really old lady who sells the best Apple cider tea I've ever tasted. She is the nicest witch lady ever, but when I asked her about it she said I was likely a star seed?? I can kinda describe my memory things are like when I'm researching topics that I know fuck all about. When I was 12 or so I did a paper on Greek gods and I was surprised to find that the gods all seemed familiar? This happens every so often but I'm afraid to look it up (2/2)
Honestly, I’d never heard of this before and had to look it up. When I did, it tripped all my “New age bullshit” alarms one after the other.
I do think that people may sometimes pick up fragments of stuff that may happen to them in the future before it does. (Heck. It’s happened to me before.)
I’m just going to talk about this for a moment because I’ve seen so many people who think it’s kind to release captive birds. Even recently, there’s a pet store I visit frequently to spend time with the conures, and they suspect a family may have bought 5 budgerigars so their kids could release them. If they did, those birds have starved to death by now.
Birds sold as pets are born in captivity (and usually have a leg band to prove it, unless the owner took it off), most likely very far from their native countries, and do not know what food looks like apart from seeds, pellets, and cut up fruit and vegetables in bowls. If there even is anything outside that they could eat, they won’t know to look for it.
Apart from that, they may not be able to survive in the climate they get released into.
If they came from a home with other pets, they may see someone else’s pet and not know that it may hurt them.
Not to mention the fact that you shouldn’t be introducing any non native animals where they don’t belong.
I’ve also seen people who take great care of their birds and have a great bond with them, like Gotcha and his mom, and still get comments about how they should set them free. The bird does not want to leave it’s person. I’m sure that even if they did release it, it would just sit in the yard waiting for them to bring it back in. Most birds even need mental stimulation and interaction from people that they could not get by themselves. Keep in mind that the birds we raised are different from wild birds. They grew up knowing people and toys and other captive birds, not large wild flocks of their own kind. Which probably won’t be around anyways. Your cockatiel does not want to live with the sparrows outside. It wants it’s human.
That being said, if your bird gets out by accident, it is probably still nearby. Set out some food bowls and see if they find it.
Anyways, there’s my rant. Take care of your birbs. Birbs are good friends.
reigen appreciates the help but also feels that mandatory existential crisis coming
(thank you anon for requesting!! apparently when someone puts “reigen” and “bonding” together in a sentence I just read it as “plants”. helps that I hc teru to be the one most into the whole plant thing out of the four esper kids too. they have a generally good time)
I been trying to figure out a way to write these words for like the past 5 years now. I think it’s because that’s when I turned 21, when things were fun for my peers but I was consciously dreaming on how to spend my life with you explicitly. I’ve been extremely patient while battling temptation from a world that tells me “fuck a wife” and “it’s cool to have a grip of girls” — yet I’ve still been roaming the ocean just to prove why waiting for you was worth my world. I can’t tell you how many nights I stayed up visualizing a life, one where I’d never leave your side. Can you imagine how many pieces of paper I balled up out of frustration because I thought I met you in someone else only to give my all, then end up back by myself.
See when you finally look into my eyes, I want you to know that I was the walking definition of persistence. No matter how many times I was told “just fuck these hoes” I resisted. Because I couldn’t imaging myself trading in a night for what’s missing. When you look at me I want you to see the queen within yourself that reflects from my pupils but penetrate your soul. A sight that magnifies your queendom, so if your love were particles and I was blind I could still see them.
You have no idea how many times in my mind you said, “I do” without me even meeting you.
This is beyond fate or a first date. My soul is so entangled in your spirit that even from heaven I can feel it. I need you to know that the last love I believed to be you stabbed me so intensely that life wasn’t worth living. However, your hand touched my faced and it was in that feeling that I found hope. The journey for you became my solace to exist, my reason to persist, my will to resist, my heart to risk.
Never forget I risked it all for you before you knew I risked it.
So no matter where you are in the universe, I’ll find you. No matter how long it takes, I’ll search for you. The reason why is because I can feel you too. You’re searching for me and you’re dealing with heartbreak, fake love, regrets, and setbacks. Once I find you, I’ll set back your setbacks. I’ll make you fall in love so deeply you’ll forget those regrets. Any fake love you’ve experienced will become realer than any HD romantic film you’ve experienced.
On that day you take my hand in marriage I’ll smile and say, “We’re married.” I’ll remind you that your love was always mine to carry. That the men you’ve experienced in your past was exactly what the universe needed you to experience to be the women you are now. I’ll kiss your forehead a million times, to make a million rhymes; you’ll lay next to me and I’ll write you a million lines on this same sheet of paper.
The love I give you as your Prince Charming will become realer than your reality. You’ll never need love as a supplement. Your smile will shine the darkest of days. Your aura will shine the darkest of ways. The love we create when we have children will validate every word I say. I’ll love you like the seeds you grow for 9 months, as if it were a 100 years and we were old and gray. I still hold your hand each and every day.
I don’t know when I’ll find you but I know when I do every single minute will be worth the lifetime you deserved to have me there while I desperately searched this desert.
Believe me when I say on that day we’ll be in love forever…
If you sucked all of the moisture out of your brain and broke it down to its constituent nutritional content, what would it look like? Most of the weight of your dehydrated brain would come from fats, also known as lipids. In the remaining brain matter, you would find proteins and amino acids, traces of micronutrients, and glucose. The brain is, of course, more than just the sum of its nutritional parts, but each component does have a distinct impact on functioning, development, mood, and energy. So that post-lunch apathy, or late-night alertness you might be feeling, well, that could simply be the effects of food on your brain.
Here are four fascinating facts about your brain on food!
Your brain runs on fats! The good kinds, that is. As we mentioned before, your brain is made mostly of fats. Of the fats in your brain, the superstars are omegas 3 and 6. These essential fatty acids, which have been linked to preventing degenerative brain conditions, must come from our diets. So eating omega-rich foods, like nuts, seeds, and fatty fish, is crucial to the creation and maintenance of cell membranes.
Food can make you super sleepy! But, it can also keep you up. Proteins and amino acids, the building block nutrients of growth and development, manipulate how we feel and behave. Amino acids are one of the reasons we might feel calm after eating a large plate of pasta, or more alert after a protein-rich meal. While the human brain only makes up about 2% of our body weight, it uses up to 20% of our energy resources. Most of this energy comes from carbohydrates that our body digests into glucose, or blood sugar. The frontal lobes are so sensitive to drops in glucose, in fact, that a change in mental function is one of the primary signals of nutrient deficiency. Carbs come in three forms: starch, sugar, and fiber. While on most nutrition labels, they are all lumped into one total carb count, the ratio of the sugar and fiber subgroups to the whole amount affect how the body and brain respond. A high glycemic food, like white bread, causes a rapid release of glucose into the blood and then comes the dip. Blood sugar shoots down, and with it, our attention span and mood. On the other hand, oats, grains, and legumes have slower glucose release, enabling a steadier level of attentiveness. For sustained brain power, opting for a varied diet of nutrient-rich foods is critical.
Trans fats are not your friends. While omegas are good fats for your brain, long-term consumption of other fats, like trans and saturated fats, may compromise brain health. Some research shows that trans fats may impair your memory and may actually affect the size of your brain??!?
Food affects your mood. The complex combinations of compounds in food can stimulate brain cells to release mood-altering norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin. But getting to your brain cells is tricky, and amino acids have to compete for limited access. A diet with a range of foods helps maintain a balanced combination of brain messengers, and keeps your mood from getting skewed in one direction or the other.
I can’t see Albus willingly walking into Madam Puddifoot’s Tea Shop, even for Scorpius, so instead I like to think he stole his brother’s invisibility cloak and whisked Scorpius away on a late night date to the lake. It included a picnic (which was 100% sweets and cakes) and stargazing, because sometimes the most magical moments require no magic at all ♥︎