I am utterly certain
that I thought you into being
and placed in you the key
that can undo the latches on my joints,
and trusted you
to help keep me whole.
But it was a beautiful treachery
that compelled your soft hands
to dismantle my knees
and make me fall before you.

I hold you in my head
with the tense patience
of a sewing needle,
and try not to prick myself
as I fumble about your seams,
unknowing of your hands
forming steel grids around my lungs,
your fingers like cage bars
striping my skin with their shadows.

I, the architect,
delicately dreamt you
from iron into bone,
and yet it is you
that holds sway over my structure.
What will you make of me:
a trinket, lovingly built
to carry with you;
or a scrap work,
fit only for salvage?
What will the dream
weave from the dreamer?

May 15, 2015

Remember being a kid and having parents and teacher-types force you into really oppressive things like piano lessons and learning languages and team sports? Though it could feel terribly burdensome at the time to actually commit to participating in a thing rather than running naked and feral through a field as children are wont to do, having a hobby is an incredibly fulfilling thing. As we get older and realize what responsibility is actually like (sorry 10 year old self, obv that paper-route was very high stakes) and the preciousness of “free time” (hey 6 year old self, enjoy that sandbox while you can k), being able to blow off steam in a constructive way can be the difference between a happy person and somebody who is one slow pedestrian away from a complete mental break. Whether your hobby is playing piano, running naked through fields (do with caution, please), or reading all these crazy internets we like, make time to do you boo. 

Aaron: Jamie xx and Young Thug Team Up on ‘I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)’

Bled: I’ve devoured a new podcast called Lore. Started in March by Aaron Mehnke, the podcast focuses on scary stories, and the history behind them. So interesting and well made - if history and folklore are things you’re into, I highly recommend. 

Cam: Tell-Tale Signs of the Modern-Day Yuppie

Charlotte: Tomorrow Maker by Mocky and Moses Sumney

Diedra: This Jukebox study in NYC seems about right. I’d love to see Toronto mapped the same way. There’s also a full map, which basically just shows that Romeo Santos and Jay-Z both slay in NYC.

Ian K.: Someone created a video game of my favourite music of all time, Virtual Insanity by Jamiroquai. Dodge those moving chairs! 

Ian P.: 18 Things You’d Be Surprised Happened on ‘The Simpsons’ If You Stopped Watching in 2003 

Jamie: As somebody who is incredibly OCD, this print by Lernert & Sander is v v satisfying on the eyes & brain. 

Jeffrey: Allessia Cara -  teenager from Brampton’s crazy amazing R&B voice over this portishead sample.   Just signed to Def Jam.   

Matt: An HBO documentary about a cannibal cop and when a sick fantasy becomes a crime. Set your PVR. 

Meg: Great week for me, internet-wise. Here is a surprisingly insightful read from Scooter Braun, your fave celebrities as gingers, and the most satisfying feeling in the entire world

This Week’s Spotify Playlist: 
1) Hop Along - Powerful Man
2) The Cure - The Caterpiller
3) TORRES - A Proper Polish Welcome
4) Blur - My Terracotta Heart 
5) Leon Bridges - Better Man
6) My Morning Jacket - Big Decisions
7) Leon Bridges - Better Man
8) BRONCHO - What
9) A$AP Rocky - Everyday
10) Tanlines - Pieces
11) The Weakerthans - Aside
12) The Wytches - Digsaw
13) Alison Wonderland - U Don’t Know ft. Wayne Coyle
14) Nils Frahm - Nue
15) Mikal Cronin - Made Up My Mind

theladiesinblue asked:

Ship: Kathryn Janeway and B'Elanna Torres.

who throws things in a fight ? : B'Elanna has been the most to express her anger physically but there have been times that Kathryn has surprised her.

who goes to their parent’s house for a weekend when things get bad ? : B'Elanna’s relationship with her father is non-existent and her mother has passed on. I don’t think Janeway’s parents are alive either so - neither goes to family. I think Janeway may go to Chakotay or Tuvok for council. B'Elanna keeps to herself.

who wants to have children ? who doesn’t ? if both do, how do their goals differentiate ? : B'Elanna in cannon has a child but when she and Kathryn finally get together, Kathryn wants more. She settles for adoption but is firm with B'Elanna that their adopted child is part or full Klingon.

who is more adverse to physical contact ? : B'Elanna doesn’t like to be touched unless she’s feeling vulnerable and needs it.

who hates/dislikes their neighbors the most ? : B'Elanna’s always grumbling and Kathryn’s always going over with presents.

who hates/dislikes their significant other’s family ? : Kathryn hates what B'Elanna’s father did to her.

who is most likely to leave when things get rough ? : B'Elanna is a keep to herself, storm out and deal with it later type and Kathryn is follow her, deal with it now type.

who thinks their partner turned out a different person than they thought ? : Kathryn had no idea that B'Elanna could be so sensitive when they’re in private.

who is more likely to cheat ? : Neither but perhaps Kathryn if B'Elanna made her angry enough.

who is the more experienced ( sexually or otherwise ) ? Kathryn not only because of her age but because of her holonovels ;)

who hates/dislikes their significant other’s friends ? : Kathryn doesn’t care for the more unscrupulous members of the Maquis.

who wants to go to social gatherings the most ? : Kathryn! And she wants to parade her pretty wife around though B'Elanna tries to convince her to stay home instead.

who is most likely to be dishonest ? : B'Elanna when she doesn’t want to talk about something.

who is more emotionally closed off ? how does this affect their partner ? : B'Elanna though Kathryn is patient and challenges B'Elanna to open up.

who is the dessert person ? : B'Elanna, chocolate chip and banana pancakes.

who is more conservative ? : Kathryn. She likes to do things by the book and is careful about how she’s perceived.

who hates/dislikes oral sex ? : Kathryn because B'Elanna bites ;)

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I want to exist
not as an ocean of hope
but as a canteen,
passing from mouth to thirsty mouth.
I want to cup my palms
and make offerings to the lost
who hunger for a crumb of calm
within the forest of their minds.
I want to bring rest to your lips,
unburden their edges
so that they may blossom again
as a concave horizon.
I have seen your eyes
and worn your bones,
and they have both held too much.
Sit with me, and tell me about it.
Speak of your millstones,
and your crosses,
but do not measure them to mine;
no, instead, lay them side by side,
and know that we have them,
and that we can lose them.
But please, tell me of them,
and as you do, know this:

I too can tell you
what it is to worry,
and to fret,
and to be alone,
and believe me when I say that

I cannot hope to create
a good greater than this:
a grain of gold
in a world of grey.

Top 5 Furniture to See and Carry into execution ingressive Patagonia

The South American region of Patagonia is really a harebrained reckon to visit. Though the goods spans parts of Argentina and Chile, Patagonia has a distinct flavour of its own. The region is famed for its spectacular vistas and diverse wildlife and has become a undeviating favourite among tourists looking to explore one of the last areas on the planet to feel ‘untouched’ by man. Patagonia is so full of singular sights and gens, from giant glaciers to Welsh-speaking Argentinians, that eclectic just what to see and do dismiss be a real strive against. Barring never fear, here in transit to scholarship narrow the battle line is our list about the top 5 rigging against see and do in Patagonia.

5. Migrate the Torres del Paine.

Chile’s Torres del Paine international park is a full of breathtaking scenery and animal kingdom and is a horrible right-of-way to visit in its own right. The park contains plenty relative to unforgettable sights, off beautiful lakes to looming glaciers. However, to truly get the far and away of the Torres del Paine, you have to arrogate it. The park’s famous centrepiece is the Paine Massif, a system of small mountains that is with a vengeance separate to the Patagonian Andes and demands to be scaled. A popular quintain on behalf of trekking and camping, the Torres del Paine bounce be visited for just one day but is best appreciated inflowing a 4-5 day set aside.

4. Whale-watch at Puerto Madryn.

Patagonia is changeless of the unparalleled places in the world to whale-watch and Puerto Madryn is the best of the best. A standard whale-watching trip lasts an hour and a stock and gives you the opportunity to bet the region’s magnificent southern right whales. These huge creatures are among the planet’s largest animals and be able reach lengths of 15 metres (49ft) and weigh up for 47 tonnes. Orca whales then hang out in the area and, though smaller, are no less spectacular.

3. Be informed Dinosaurs at the Palaeontology Museum.

Southern right whales may be the region’s largest inhabitants today but things weren’t always this way. Patagonia is famed so that its fossil-rich history and was once home handy of the largest animals ever to learn lived. At the Palaeontology Museum you can check out the patriarch remains, and life-sized exhibits, regarding spectacular Dinosaurs such as the fearsome Giganotosaurus, a prehistoric predator even larger leaving out T-Rex and Argentinosaurus, a long-necked giant that palaeontologists believe was outstanding 30 metres long, and could have weighed over 80 tonnes.

2. Watch glaciers at Parque National los Glaciares.

The dulling centrepiece of Parque National los Glaciares is Glacier Perito Moreno, a 30km dearly love to, 5km wide, 60 metre long ice behemoth. Glacier Perito Moreno is remarkable not only in lieu of its go over, but also as long as the fact that it is constantly taking place the behave and advances by around 2 metres a day. Glacier watching may seem like a sedate experience when when the glaciers in question are this spectacular, it replace be oddly thrilling.

1. Explore El Chalten.

Certified the national trekking capital anent Argentina, Flier Chalten is a hotspot for outdoor activities. Though the community referring to Rattler Chalten inner man is watery, it is surrounded by magnificent vistas that are just begging in passage to be explored. The national park has hiking, horse-riding and glaciate climbing now people of metagalaxy experiences and is the go-too point for adventure seekers.

Patagonia is a vagrant place so visiting and though these 5 things top our list concerning things till do and see, they are just a small installment of what the county has to offer.


In Florence is zoveel te doen. Ben je uitgekeken op de grote stad en wil je de rest van de streek ook nog bekijken dan heb ik een paar leuke tips!

Arezzo is een schattig klein stadje op nog geen 25 minuten rijden van Villa Parrano en hier kan je heerlijk wandelen. Winkeltjes kijken, een beetje shoppen en genieten van een goed glas wijn op een van de mooie, zonnige terrasjes. In de buurt is er heel veel te doen, Olijfolie proeven, lunchen bij locals en wijnproeverijen.

Olijfolie proeven.
Wij bezochten een klein olijfolie boerderijtje en hebben genoten van een heerlijke lunch gemaakt door een lief Italiaans omaatje. De verschillende soorten smaken olijfolie waren zo lekker. Mijn favoriet waren de truffel en orange. Heerlijk! Ook de zelfgemaakte balsamico was goddelijk, ik heb wel 3 flessen meegenomen!


Wijn proeverij Villa Ripa.
Wij bezochten het prachtige kasteel Villa Ripa. Hier genoten we van de prestigieuze wijnen van Saverio Luzzi. De Sangiovese, Tiratari, Psyco, en de Spaziolibero. Alle wijnen die hier worden gemaakt vallen jaarlijks in de prijzen. Ik ben niet echt een connaisseur maar de Psyco was voor mij de aller lekkerste. Naast het wijnproeven kregen we van de eigenaar ook een tour door het kasteel. Waanzinnig interessante anekdotes werden door hem verteld, mooie verhalen vol familie geschiedenis en grappige weetjes. Heel leuk om te horen en zo krijg je bij het bezoeken van dit kasteel echt een gevoel.

Maar niet alleen de wijn was fantastisch. De omgeving, het kasteel, de tuin… zoiets heb je nog nooit gezien.
Ben je door Florence aan het reizen en opzoek naar een leuke culturele stop? Boek hier dan een wijnproeverij en rondleiding dat is echt de moeite waard.
Meer weten over Villa Ripa? Klik hier.

Tuscookany geeft in Torre Del Tartufo fantastische kookcursussen. Hier leer je koken, maar ook genieten en uitrusten. Torre Del Tartufo is een paradijs op aarde. Het uitzicht is magisch. De glooiende bergen, het zwembad, de geur van bloemen. Heel veel pittoresker gaat het niet worden.

Maar er wordt ook gewerkt. Want bij Tuscookany komt er niets uit een pakje. We hebben zelfs de lange vingers voor in de tiramisu zelf gemaakt. Een hele klus, maar lekker dat het was! Heb je altijd al een kookcursus willen doen? Boek dan nu een weekend in een van hun prachtige villa’s en je hebt de tijd van je leven.  Meer weten over Tuscookany klik hier.

Truffels zoeken.
Torre del Tartufo is gelegen op een berg waar enorm veel truffels te vinden zijn. Samen met een hond gingen we op jacht en binnen 3 minuten hadden we al beet. Chefkok Franco leert je gaandeweg alles over de soorten truffels, de beste seizoenen en hoe je een goede truffel kunt herkennen. Leuk en leerzaam!

Foto’s: Saskia de Wal.

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Why are people still making fun of Alex Torres' cap?

Why are people still making fun of Alex Torres’ cap?

Seriously, this is something I do not understand. I don’t understand the big deal about New York Mets’ pitcher Alex Torres‘ cap.

Yet one thing never fails since he started wearing the protective cap offered to pitchers in 2014, and that is people still make fun of him. Even the New York Post called his hat “goofy,” although they’re overall article on the protective cap was positive.

Still why…

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cute-mapache asked:

Mary, for your name thing

Mary Torres. Last year in history my teacher brought in a Rosie (Rosie the Riveter) and we dresses up and sang to her and she told us stories. She was precious. I think she works at the Rosie the Riveter museum in Richmond, CA.

Sweet by tammara webber

Join us in celebrating the release of SWEET by Tammara Webber! Check out the excerpt and teasers below!

SWEET (Contours of the Heart #3) by Tammara Webber NA Contemporary Romance Goodreads Amazon | iBooks | B&N | Kobo |Amazon UK
He’s the love of her life, but he doesn’t know it.
She’s his one moment of sacrifice in a lifetime of survival.

He was damaged and wild, but resilient.
She’s always been obedient. Now she’s restless.

Home for the summer between college and med school, Pearl Torres Frank knows two things: Boyce Wynn is the embodiment of everything she should run from, and everything she wants to run to. Rebellious and loud. Unconcerned with society’s opinion of him. Passionate. Strong. Dangerous.

And one more trait he hides from everyone but her:


About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of EASY and BREAKABLE (Contours of the Heart series - NA), as well BETWEEN THE LINES, WHERE YOU ARE, GOOD FOR YOU and HERE WITHOUT YOU (Between the Lines series - YA/NA).
I’m a hopeful romantic who adores novels with happy endings, because there are enough sad endings in real life. Before writing full-time, I was an undergraduate academic advisor, economics tutor, planetarium office manager, radiology call center rep, and the palest person to ever work at a tanning salon. I married my high school sweetheart, and I’m Mom to three adult kids and four very immature cats.


EXCERPT In four years, nothing had erased or even dimmed my memories of Boyce. His kiss. His touch. The disorienting intensity of his gaze. I was a different person now, and so was he, but apparently those transformations didn’t matter to this thing I felt. For my heart, he was a grounding wire, the needle of a compass, a gravitational pull. * * * Of all the possible scenarios I’d imagined for this summer, living in a trailer with Boyce Wynn hadn’t been one of them. A trailer that at the moment contained one bed. “I guess I’ll just sleep—” “In my bed.” The hand gesturing toward the living room froze midair. I’ve heard people say My heart stopped—which of course isn’t possible unless you’ve just died—but I now understood where the perception might originate. “Uh.” “I’ll take the sofa,” he said. Embarrassment washed over me. He wasn’t propositioning me. He was being courteous. I lowered my hand, half-convinced I’d fallen into an alternate universe where my mother kicked me out of the house and Boyce Wynn was proper. “You don’t have to do that.” He arched a brow, his eyes glowing with mischief. “You want me to sleep with you?” Or not.