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  • afishwhowishestofly
    17.05.2021 - 27 minutes ago

    I SPENT MY LIFE LIKE THIS

    I stood at the door waiting for
    Too long, too long.
    I was restless, I waited for someone
    Or something to emerge.
    My hair tousled, my eyes watery,
    My hands shaking with fear.
    Light coming from the corners
    Seemed invigorating.
    'Seemed', but was it really?
    I did not like to dwell on that thought.
    I spent years, yes years
    Or maybe centuries
    For the door to open.
    In my struggle, I forgot there was
    Life at the place I stood.
    I did not care.
    The door was made of ebony wood.
    I banged harder on it.
    But got scared, I should not hurry,
    I should not haste.
    I should not disturb that 'something'
    On the other side.
    What if that thing got upset from me?
    And decided to not grant
    Me the things I deserved.
    I thought all nonsense.
    What exactly I dreamt of achieving by
    All the waiting?
    I did not know.
    What was the prize I was
    Meant to receive? I could not tell.
    My mind was too occupied, focused
    For entering that I never
    Thought about the exit.
    My plans were poor, diabolical.
    And when someone asked me,
    What it was that I was doing?
    I had said,
    "Waiting for 'it' to start."
    And then one day, I heard
    The door creak.
    I felt my mouth curl into a smile,
    All the dryness seemed to vanish.
    It was there now, wide open.
    I gawked.
    I stepped in and the door was shut
    On my back.
    It disappeared.
    I suddenly felt my forehead wrinkling.
    My hands more shaky than ever before.
    My eyes moved in all directions.
    It was then that it came upon me,
    All this while
    I did the waiting at the wrong door.
    Poem by- @afishwhowishestofly
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  • ayushtic
    17.05.2021 - 38 minutes ago

    What if love was sold

    On every roadside errand?

    What if love was offered

    To you and me for free?

    What if love was showered

    From cargo ships of romance?

    What if it came floating to you

    In your pools or holy baths?

    What if the trees in your orchard

    Dropped not leaves but love sonnets

    That were written by those "free" blowing winds

    Coming from cities that are farthest?

    What if you touched feet seeking someone's blessings

    And they said "find a love" in return?

    Would you still value love like you do when its so rare?

    Or would you waste it thinking, "Oh man! It's all for free"?

    Tell me what makes you value,

    the love and your loved ones?

    Tell me would you respect their existence like you do,

    if you could easily find someone better?

    I know for a fact, love is rare.

    And to find it is not inexpensive.

    So what stops you from valuing what you got?

    Do you think someone gives it for free?

    //AYUSH//

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  • vineyardsaturn
    17.05.2021 - 4 hours ago

    The ordinary modes of human thinking are magical, religious, social, and personal. We want our wishes to come true; we want the universe to care about us; we want the approval of those around us; we want to get even with that s.o.b. who insulted us at the last tribal council. For most people, wanting to know the cold truth about the world is way, way down the list.

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  • smiletherapysstuff
    17.05.2021 - 4 hours ago

    Starting my new reading while listening one of my favorits chill radios. If this ain't a good Monday enough💆‍♀️

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  • hussein-ibrahim-94
    17.05.2021 - 8 hours ago

    The most important thing that helped me to learn English on my own is reading. Reading is the best way to learn languages or to learn any new skills.

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  • iamnotmereally
    17.05.2021 - 9 hours ago

    there is a significant lack of people calling Sam Moose(affectionate) on tumblr

    #its been so long since i hv heard moose jokes... #search up moose calling on youtube and click on video those who reads the tags #spn #yeah caps moose i am implying its his name
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  • frog-writes27
    17.05.2021 - 10 hours ago

    I think one of the biggest things i’ve ever had to like... get a hold on as a writer is that i can have my own writing style. I don’t have to copy someone else’s, I can take the bits and bobs i like but at the end of the day, i’m allowed to be my own person as a writer.... if that makes sense....

    #im fumking TIRED #i have class tomorrow and im listening to punk rock and trying to write my sambucky fic cause it's gonna be a long one and i want it out #by next weekend #because i haven't posted in a bit #and both of my fics have slowed down in reads #and ive had shitty artists block where like i can write i have written GOD i wanna write so bad i can't sleep until i have WRITTEN #but also i have no will to do anything #so im just opening and closing google docs like it's a goddamn fridge and im expcting my fic to just be done everytime i click back onto #the tab #thank fuck that i chose to write a 5 + 1 fic like #holy shit i don't have to write this in order god bless
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  • kodigriffinofficial20
    17.05.2021 - 11 hours ago

    If only everyone would read more books.

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  • blackracheldare
    16.05.2021 - 17 hours ago

    the lightwoods are literally black

    #ive been imagining izzy as black since city of bones #like?? idk izzy has the vibes #ik she has super long braids i just know it #and she had lace fronts and does cornrows to train #she’s the black girl who switches up her hair a lot #and alec had freeform locs argue with the WALL #like im RIGHT #simi.txt #simi reads tsc
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  • daddycoded
    16.05.2021 - 18 hours ago
    In March, the ACLU of Northern California sent a letter to the Lemoore Union Elementary School District after it ended its distance learning options, calling it a "hard-line approach" that failed to consider Black, Latino and low-income families who may be afraid or reluctant to return.
    "The world is very different now than it was before. Workplaces are adopting new policies in regards to working from home, and the pandemic has shifted our understanding. Schools should do something similar," Brandon Greene, director of racial and economic justice at the ACLU of Northern California said. "People should be asking why predominantly Black and brown families, when given the option, are choosing to keep their children in distance learning."
    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond said Monday that he's met with local superintendents and legislators to mediate.
    "I want to be unequivocal that the default in the fall should be in-person instruction. I know that some have been fearful of any form of distance learning, and I think given our experience in the pandemic they have good reasons to be," Thurmond said, pointing to learning loss and student mental health. "But we have to respect that some families are asking for more time. We hear that, and we're engaging with legislators to say, 'Hey, let's keep that conversation open.'"
    If the state no longer supports that a virtual path, more families will leave for private schools or for districts that do offer such programs, raising alarms about equity and public education funding, California School Boards Association spokesperson Troy Flint said. California public schools saw record enrollment declines in 2020-21, losing more than 160,000 students [note: this represents a decline of about 2.5%] as families sought alternatives during pandemic closures.

    Whether or not public schools in California should reopen in the fall of 2021 is one of those questions where the answer really seems to be “I don’t know / it depends” but that doesn’t stop basically everyone involved from having a strong opinion about it, including irate parents in my neighborhood on NextDoor wondering why schools haven’t reopened like they have in [insert place here]. I am hopeful that all teachers who want to be vaccinated will have the opportunity to do so by then, at least, but I am still worried about student-to-student transmission affecting parents in vulnerable populations and/or in populations who are less likely to have access to the vaccine.

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  • ede1n21
    16.05.2021 - 18 hours ago

    Estaba pensando en novelas de amor, como es habitual en mi persona. Pero me he detenido a cuestionarme ciertas decisiones que se suelen repetir por parte de el/la protagonist@.

    Y siempre suele basarse un patrón entre:

    Amig@ de la infancia/mejor amig@

    Chic@ que no se fijaba en tu existencia

    Y mi duda era por qué siempre se acababan yendo con el personaje "nuevo".

    He desarrollado distintas teorías basadas en el interés nuevo y la aventura que supone conocer a alguien nuevo aún queriendo al otro pero nada logra convencerme.

    ¿Qué pensáis?

    #long reads#opinion#boredom #writers on tumblr
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  • https-castiel
    16.05.2021 - 22 hours ago

    i keep having thoughts on europeanatural, so here we go with a very rant-y post about slavicnatural, written mostly from the cultural aspect (although it’s mostly polishnatural, but fellow slavs don’t hesitate to add your own stuff to this!!)

    don't @ me about the grammar and spelling okay sjdjcjd

    the post is long so i decided to write the rest of it under the cut :)

    as many people have said before, europe is old. everything here is old. many, many haunted places. so much history to explore. that could provide so many such amazing episodes

    dean would be OBSESSED with the history of the teutonic order. now, that’s not exactly slavic but poland has *history* with them. dean would love all the stories. as we know, dean is an avid reader. he’d definetly enjoy “knights of the cross” by sienkiewicz. he’d also insist they travel to malbork just because. and then obviously they’d discover a case there

    cas... knowing how to speak in kashubian... i’m obsessed

    the lore!! slavic culture has such interesting myths and legends!! svarog, perun, etc... the story of the dragon of wawel sdkjdjhdjk vars and sava... exploring that would be so good oh my god... like, the witcher or american gods style, but better dhkdkhkj

    the boys travelling to different countries and not having to learn the languages cause they are able to communicate as slavic languages are similar... or!! they mess up terribly!! russian and polish might seem alike but are actually quite different!!

    the stereotypes about slavs and drinking are... exaggerated, but really, dean drinking vodka like water. legal drinking age is 18, not 21. the implications of this particular fact

    while we’re at it, you can drive at 18 as well. john having to teach the boys how to drive and this being a problem cause they look way too young to be 18

    also, overall, slavic people are less... expressive? doesn’t mean less friendly or hospitable (that’s actually something lots of slavic countries are famous for). it’s just that personal space is more important. you won’t come up to your neighbour and ask them about their day. and as far as i know, unlike in america, the words “how are you” would be treated not as a greeting, but as an invitation to actually start talking about your life. you also use lots of those so-called “filler words” (such as: mhm, hmm, oh-uh) and it’s not considered dismissive or not enthusiastic enough. sam and dean, having spent years in each others’ presence, knowing exactly how to interpret the other’s non-lexical fillers

    connected with this is also the fact that people generally are more closed off when it comes to displaying emotions. idk maybe it’s just my experience (i’m very introverted djkd) but people generally don’t hug that often and don’t have those heart to heart conversations unless it’s something really important. the boys having even bigger emotional issues because of that

    ..... the issues with homophobia and general bigotry being... worse (like, this is a bit of a stereotype, but really, i can tell you from my own experience, marriage equality is a pipe dream here :/). dean definetly having more issues with his own masculinity and sexuality because of that

    the omnipresent christianity, whether orthodox or catholic. sam being very devout and dean, with his difficult relationship with faith, trying to live in a world where crosses are hung in every room

    JEWISHNESS!!!!! both the stuff that’s actually nice to talk about (jewishness is such a cool topic and also a huge part of polish history), and (unfortunately) things like the holocaust. i’m bringing this up because wwii and those things are insanely important in poland. you’ll watch the pianist in primary school, noone cares that it’s “drastic”. everyone is extremly well educated on the topic. whether you vibe with the whole jupernatural thing or not, this is an important part of the culture. maybe sam and dean having jewish heritage and this part of history not being handled the way it was in “the one you’ve been waiting for” :/

    trains. travelling that way would be a lot more effective and also cheaper. the boys spending hours in small compartments, studying lore... god.

    also, dean driving an old fiat :)

    OR the boys not having a car because in poland public transport and aforementioned trains are really popular

    THE FOOD. dean absolutely loves it, sam claims it’s too greasy. and like... it’s not just pierogi. it’s also potato pancakes and meat and borscht and generally every way of eating a potato ever!! it’s amazing, truly

    also, the celebration of christmas eve. dean missing the way it looked like when mary was alive, the traditional twelve dishes, a bit of hay under the tablecloth (yes, that’s a real thing), the midnight mass, the christmas tree, the wreaths, and everything else. the special borscht that you eat only once a year. with john it was just some cheap take out (also the thing is that you can’t eat meat during christmas eve, and sam always feels bad about it, too)

    easter and dean remembering how mary used to hide chocolate eggs in the garden for him to find them :’)

    apples. apples everywhere.

    did i mention religious imaginery

    traditonal outfits!! dean, who loves dressing up, making sure to do research and find some authentic highlander outfits (the destiel wedding looks like this :)) 

    also while we’re at it, dean and cas retiring in bieszczady <3 (look this up, it’s like, my favorite place in the world)

    #WHEW THAT'S IT #this is so long #also if some other slavic person reads this and disagrees with something dont hesitate to add something!! #as i said this is mainly from my perspective so yeah i might be a bit biased ksdhsdj #anyways enjoy!! #kashmircastiel.post #spn#supernatural#polishnatural
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  • a-small-study
    16.05.2021 - 22 hours ago

    𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒂 𝒏𝒆𝒘 𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒂𝒅𝒆 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝒇𝒍𝒐𝒘𝒆𝒓𝒔.

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