1. Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.

    — The Little Prince (via theoldludwigvan)

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  2. The Germans Play Monopoly

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  3. reblooged:

This might be the most obscure joke I’ve ever reblogged. But it is true.

    reblooged:

    This might be the most obscure joke I’ve ever reblogged. But it is true.

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  6. And in the end, we were all just humans.. drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness.

    — F. Scott Fitzgerald (via exoticwild)

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  8. If you drug-tested members of Congress as a condition of their getting federal paychecks, you would have most likely caught Representative Trey Radel, Republican of Florida, who recently pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine. Would it be Grinch-like of me to point out that this same congressman voted for the bill that would force many hungry people to pee in a cup and pass a drug test before getting food? Should I also mention that the median net worth for new members of the current Congress is exactly $1 million more than that of the typical American household — and that that may influence their view?

    For the record, the baseline benefit for those getting help under the old food stamp program works out to $1.40 a meal. And the average check for those on emergency unemployment is $300 a week. If you cut them off cold, the argument goes, these desperate folks would soon find a job and put real food on the table. They are poor because they are weak.

    I met a wheat farmer not long ago in Montana whose family operation was getting nearly $300,000 a year in federal subsidies. With his crop in, this wealthy farmer was looking forward to spending a month in Hawaii. No one suggested that he pass a drug test to continue receiving his sizable handout, or that he be cut off cold, and encouraged to grow something that taxpayers wouldn’t have to subsidize.

    One person deserves the handout, the other does not. But these distinctions are colored by your circumstances — where you stand depends on where you sit.

    — Timothy Egan, writing in Good Poor, Bad Poor - NYTimes.com (via tartantambourine)

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    agathaheterodyne:

    strandbooks:

    More from Light on Dark Corners by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols. (Because you asked for it.)

    THE OCTOPUS OF EVIL HABITS

    opium, cocaine, tobacco, and bromides

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