I’ve seen great things in my life time I’ve watched as the rise and fall of emperors The changing of the dynasties I’ve played witness to heroic feets And seen the acts of cowards
Yet you claim you can show me something new?
I am the hero of a nation The silent guardian in the mountains The protector whose watchful gaze stretches further than you can imagine I have stood for more than two thousand years And I will stand for two thousand more I have stood the test of time and I am still standing
Yet you claim you can floor me?
I am the invincible I am the indestructible I am the everlasting I am the Great Wall So I challenge you, Simple human who’s only a quarter through your life, I challenge you to show me something that will break me.
The human took pause. Staring up at this mighty monument the human thought And finally replied
I never planned on destroying you I never claimed to be able to floor you And I doubt I can show you something new if I tried But Great Wall And Great you truly are, You’ve never seen me before.
So… I did a thing, cause I’m going to China in a few weeks. Tell me what you guys think of the thing maybe?
Went on a quick hike at Blackwater Falls State Park last week. Most trails were closed due to deep snow and the steepness to the ravine where the waterfalls were in the far distance. Still was a beautiful walk–one of those quiet moments when you can only hear your footsteps in the snow and your own breathing.
I am weak-willed and made a Don’t Starve playlist whOOPS
track list 1 Eat You Alive - The Oh Hellos 2 Exile Vilify - The National 3 Hey, Little Songbird - Anaïs Mitchell & Greg Brown 4 Jericho - The Stone Foxes 5 Black Eyes - Radical Face 6 Friend of the Devil - Lalla Rookh 7 Mercy Street - Leaving the Ozone 8 In the Pines - Janel Drewis 9 Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow - Antique Persuasion 10 Dead & Gone - Brother Dege 11 Georgia on My Mind - Ray Charles 12 Cotton-Eyed Joe - Hobart Crabtree 13 Jerusalem Ridge - Erik Paquette 14 Samson - Regina Spektor 15 The Prince - The Silent Comedy 16 No Children - Mountain Goats 17 Slow Train Drag - The Sleepwater Band 18 The Girl Who Wept Stones - Brother Dege 19 Run Daddy Run - Miranda Lambert fea. Pistol Annies 20 Pluto - Sleeping At Last 21 You Gotta Move - Scott H Biram 22 Papa Hobo - Paul Simon 23 Black Water - Of Monsters and Men 24 Hello - Adele 25 I Am Just A Pilgrim - The Chestnut Grove Quartet
The term is 'complicated grief'. But it's simple, isn't it? A young girl... Her parents don't get along. She blames herself, as all children do. Then Daddy dies. What’s a girl to do? Deny that Daddy died. Deny who Daddy was. What seven-year-old actually knows who their parents are anyway.
The real Universe arched sickeningly away beneath them. Various pretend ones flitted silently by, like mountain goats. Primal light exploded, splattering space-time as with gobbets of junket. Time blossomed, matter shrank away. The highest prime number coalesced quietly in a corner and hid itself away forever.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams