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Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
—  Mary Elizabeth Frye, Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep

You may try a thousand ways to make it work before you find the one way that works for you. There may be long pauses between your best and brilliant moments where it all just seems cloudy. Looking back at all you had planned, you may find you are not even close to where you thought you would be. But it is happening; this life of yours. What works for you is good enough. Those long pauses may be some of your sweetest moments. Your journey may have taken an unexpected turn or two, but it took you directly to who you are today. It all added up to something after all — to you becoming you. — Bryant McGill

chibivy-deactivated20141023  asked:

Hi! Can you suggest to me words that are related to books and/or reading? Thanks! :D

abibliophobia (n.)

the fear of running out of reading materials

biblichor (n.)

the characteristic, faint, musty smell of old books

bibliophile (n.)

a lover of books; someone who loves to read, admire and collect books

librocubicularist (n.)

a person who reads in bed

tsundoku 積ん読 (つんどく) (n. Japanese)

the act of leaving a book unread after buying it, typically piled up together with other such unread books

vāde mēcum (n. Latin)

favorite book carried everywhere; a handbook of useful information kept at one’s side lit. “go with me”

dhvani (n. Sanskrit)

lit. ‘sound’ or ‘echo’; the feature of a poem/line of having a hidden meaning that strikes you in the second or further readings, but not the first

(blog post updated 5/9/14)