You can't have light without the dark.

- But if I was a small bird who could at least fly low outside the cage, that would be enough for me.
- Fall down seven times stand up eight.
exotic. shawol. vip. epik high. potterhead.
Katie - 17 - premed



"Weekend" by Ai Wei Wei.

"Alone is walking along a street, just you and your city, taking things in that you often don’t take the time to appreciate when you’re busy with other people. It is allowing your senses to be your company, talking to you with a million different voices of how good this smells or how wonderful that feels. It is taking the time to soak in your surroundings, instead of just existing blindly within them.

Lonely is seeing something so beautiful that you feel your heart cannot contain it all by itself, that it is going to burst from the radiance that it is longing to express. It is wanting to turn to someone, anyone, and say “Look at that. Isn’t that wonderful?” and realizing that, as with so many other memories of late, there is just no one there to share it with."

- Chelsea Fagan, The Difference Between Alone and Lonely (via durianseeds)

"What strikes me as noteworthy is that my sequence of emotions encodes a crucial distinction between medicine and science. Medicine wants something. Specifically, medicine wants the patient to do well, to have a good outcome. Science, at least in principle, wants nothing and is indifferent to outcome. Galileo should not be happy or sad if the heavier ball falls faster than the lighter ball, or vice versa; he cares about observing closely, and interpreting the facts. But the doctor wills something, wills good for others; and this good will, this benevolence, is our profession’s deepest core and truest guide."

- Dr. Charles Bard writes about “The Doctor in Middle Age” in the book, On Becoming a Doctor (via thenotquitedoctor)


what it feels like to be a foreigner


im a really affectionate person once you get past my 5 layers of shyness, awkwardness, fear, vague dislike, and loneliness

Universities across Japan are beginning to offer balanced breakfast options for only 100 yen ($0.98) to students so they can show students the importance of breakfast on their health and well-being.


do you ever think about the judges for the triwizard tournament trying to figure out who to kidnap for the second task

like they’re all just sitting in dumbledore’s office and karkaroff goes “well word on the street says that krum has a crush on that granger girl”

"damn," says dumbledore, "I wanted harry to rescue her. well, what about the delightful miss chang?"

"no," says bagman, "we’ve got her down for diggory"

"stop sinking my ships," says dumbledore

questioning if i made the right choice for college or if i’m just impatient/shitty at being social


i hate that im sensitive and jealous and stupid and quiet and ugly and annoying