“Every country has, along with its core civilities and traditions, some kind of inner madness, a belief so irrational that even death and destruction cannot alter it. In Europe not long ago it was the belief that “honor” of the nation was so important that any insult to it had to be avenged by millions of lives. In America, it has been, for so long now, the belief that guns designed to kill people indifferently and in great numbers can be widely available and not have it end with people being killed, indifferently and in great numbers. The argument has gotten dully repetitive: How does one argue with someone convinced that the routine massacre of our children is the price we must pay for our freedom to have guns, or rather to have guns that make us feel free?” —The Aurora Movie Theatre Shooting and American Gun Culture | The New Yorker (via ratsoff)
“That is my problem with life, I rush through it, like I’m being chased. Even things whose whole point is slowness, like drinking relaxing tea. When I drink relaxing tea I suck it down as if I’m in a contest for who can drink relaxing tea the quickest.” — Miranda July (via karanablue)
Things I've learned from Facebook and local news websites:
1. Most people care way more about whether dogs should be allowed off their leashes in public than about conflict in the Middle East.
“I’ve always envied people who sleep easily. Their brains must be cleaner, the floorboards of the skull well swept, all the little monsters closed up in a steamer trunk at the foot of the bed.” —City Of Thieves, David Benioff (via oast)
"Real or not real?"
Peeta whispers to himself as he tries to enjoy the fresh butter taste.