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10 Old Fashioned Dating Habits We Should Make Cool Again

  • 1. Coming to the door to pick someone up.
  • 2. Trying to dress really nicely for a date.
  • 3. Bringing flowers or other tokens of affection to the first date.
  • 4. Going dancing that’s not grinding on a grimy club floor.
  • 5. Straightforwardly asking someone out and not calling it “hanging out.”
  • 6. Additionally, being clear about when you’re “going steady.”
  • 7. Romantic gestures like writing poems.
  • 8. Turning electronics off and just being with one another.
  • 9. The general concept of asking permission for things.
  • 10. Not assuming sex is to be had at any point in time.
  • by Kate Bailey
How surely are the dead beyond death. Death is what the living carry with them. A state of dread, like some uncanny foretaste of a bitter memory. But the dead do not remember and nothingness is not a curse. Far from it.

—CORMAC MCCARTHY, Suttree

I sleep with thee

I sleep with thee, and wake with thee, 
And yet thou art not there; 
I fill my arms with thoughts of thee, 
And press the common air. 
Thy eyes are gazing upon mine 
When thou art out of sight; 
My lips are always touching thine 
At morning, noon, and night.

I think and speak of other things 
To keep my mind at rest, 
But still to thee my memory clings 
Like love in woman’s breast. 
I hide it from the world’s wide eye 
And think and speak contrary, 
But soft the wind comes from the sky 
And whispers tales of Mary.

The night-wind whispers in my ear, 
The moon shines on my face; 
The burden still of chilling fear 
I find in every place. 
The breeze is whispering in the bush, 
And the leaves fall from the tree, 
All sighing on, and will not hush, 
Some pleasant tales of thee.

 John Clare

One of my favourites

To love

i am in love. i want you to understand that this isn’t a childish crush. this isn’t a hopelessly romanticized summer fling. no, not at all.  this love is a deep and unabiding love with real life, everyday, or, rather, as often as is possible, consequences and impacts.  i am in love and it is of no matter that my friends and family do not approve.  it is of no concern that they even actively disapprove of my love.  it doesn’t make me a better or worse person and i do not openly or seruptitiously seek to convert anyone to my favor.  it is a quite simple fact that i am in love and despite, nay, because of my not having encountered another to love the object of my affection that i am certain that this is one of the noblest purposes of my heart.

i love … no, scratch that. I LOVE, capital “L,” capital “O,” capital “V,”capital “E” anchovies on my pizza. 

sometimes it would be nice to share a pie with someone else, though.

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And the Waltz Goes On - Anthony Hopkins 

Sir Anthony Hopkins Hears The Waltz He Wrote 50 Years Ago For The First Time

Academy Award-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins was a musician before he got into acting. 50 years ago he wrote a waltz but was too afraid to ever hear it play. Dutch violinist André Rieu performs it for the very first time. Watch Hopkins’ reaction.

That was beautiful

I cried a few tears and felt better about humanity’s endeavors.

This is so amazing. The waltz is awesome and Sir Anthony is humming along. He looks so damn pleased.

A) I realized that about 17 seconds into this, that I was just beaming.

B) Does this just sound like Anthony Hopkins? Complex, and joyful, with a darkness just below the surface?

C) André Rieu is everything I never knew I wanted when I heard the words “Dutch violinisit”

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