this is from a real diary by a 13-year-old girl in 1870. teenage girls are awesome and they’ve always been that way.


This is my favorite thing.

"I greatly prefer cutting up mice to sewing" :)

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"You’d struggle to pour water out of a boot with the instructions on the heel"

God DAMN thats some Shakespearean shit right there

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"i’m sad and idk how to feel better"


"i don’t know what to draw"


"i always mess up"




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Sophia Loren photographed in London 1957

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Secretary (2002) Directed by Steven Shainberg

In one way or another I’ve always suffered. I didn’t know why exactly. But I do know that I’m not so scared of suffering now. I feel more than I’ve ever felt and I’ve found someone to feel with. To play with. To love in a way that feels right for me. I hope he knows that I can see that he suffers too. And that I want to love him.” - Lee Halloway

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Albert Einstein and Charlie Chaplin at the premiere of the movie “City Lights”. Hollywood, California 1931.


Albert Einstein and Charlie Chaplin at the premiere of the movie “City Lights”. Hollywood, California 1931.


70-year-old Xu Shuquan is a retired primary school teacher from the city of Chengdu in Sichuan province who has spent the past 60 years practicing Zhezhi, the traditional Chinese art of paper folding. Shugan has been folding paper planes since he was 10 years old and has amassed an awesome collection of 10,000 paper planes of various sizes, shapes and colors. Unlike Japanese origami, which primarily focuses on creating animals and flowers, Chinese paper folding concentrates mainly on objects, such as boats, hats, or in this case, airplanes.

…Xu put his knowledge of Zhezhi to good use during his teaching career: “When children were naughty or not paying attention, I would get their attention by folding a simple paper dart with a message on it and flying it to them,” he said. “The planes got more and more complicated and the children seemed to love them.” The trick would backfire at times because his students loved the planes so much that they would create a ruckus on purpose.

Shuquan hopes to hold an exhibition of his Zhezhi creations in hopes of reviving an art form which he feels has been eclipsed in the western world by Japanese origami.

“My biggest hope is to hold my own exhibition where people can learn more about the traditional art.”

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Photo by Lillian Bassman, 1951

Photo by Lillian Bassman, 1951

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