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Sian! I love loads of things but especially Jesus, words, music, laughing at stuff, and everything else... looking for depth because there's so much more to life than meets the eye.

If this blog isn’t even a blog…

Remembered recently that the reason why I joined Tumblr in the first place (a year ago today, so the email told me) was to start blogging, so that I could write more.

I don’t think ‘this’ could really be considered a blog..after all, everyone has one (all the however-many-millions-of-tumblr-users-there-are), so it’s not exactly a novelty…although neither are proper blogs, but in the context of Tumblr, it’s even more like a drop in that big dark oceanic abyss of the Internet.

It’s just full of stuff I like. Gifs of P&P and the occasional snippet of Great Roman Literature next to some picture I thought worthy of a reblog. Occasionally some thoughts form themselves into posts but there’s never a huge amount of writing, I don’t think. I mean, essentially that’s what a blog is for, for your own things, but I still don’t know.

Saying ‘I have a blog..it’s on Tumblr’ in my personal statement will probably instantly disqualify me from any respectable uni.

So I’ll no doubt keep this blog running, but the point I’m making is that maybe I’ll have to start something a bit more serious, for the sake of my writing.

Plus I’m no longer completely anonymous here so it’s very much a subjective kind of thing.

And also the last thing I wanted was another duplicate of my Facebook and twitter accounts. The only difference here is that people tolerate more and the pictures move! Oh and there’s a lot more swearing. It kind of makes my head hurt. What a dark hole Tumblr can be. I’m sick of but also perversely intrigued by this virtual world.

But I’m going on again. I shall have to see.

haxtor:

Pollice Verso (Thumbs Down) by Jean Leon Jerome

haxtor:

Pollice Verso (Thumbs Down) by Jean Leon Jerome

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A little thought about life, really.

There’s a lot I don’t know about life- I think- and sometimes that really scares me.
But I don’t know, if every adult in the world ever has made it to adulthood in one piece, surely I can too? I’m just another human after all.
Maybe I need to get out there and stop reading so many books. But there’s a whole lot of adventure in books. Maybe you’re supposed to go out, have adventures, then write books about them. But then if everyone did that, no books would ever get read.
I just hope-
Well, God helps us anyway. He’s helping us more than we could even imagine. I’ll trust that.
And I think I’ll stop knotting up my mind for tonight.

theparisreview:

In 1889, British prime minister William Gladstone decided to make his 32,000-book library available to the public. Further, he envisioned the space (located in Wales) as a sort of scholarly hotel, at which visitors might spend the night and enjoy meals.
And you still can!

theparisreview:

In 1889, British prime minister William Gladstone decided to make his 32,000-book library available to the public. Further, he envisioned the space (located in Wales) as a sort of scholarly hotel, at which visitors might spend the night and enjoy meals.

And you still can!

“Come poor little heart! be cheery and brave. We’ll be a great deal to one another, if we are thrown off and left desolate.” ― North and South, Chapter XXXIX

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Miss Bennet.
Mr. Bingley.

THIS IS MY FAVOURITE BIT OF THE WHOLE FILM OH MY GOODNESS

Bingley really is on par with Lensky here.

//feels

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“Jesus Christ knows the worst about you. Nonetheless, He is the one who loves you most.”

—   A.W. Tozer (via kissthewave)

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“Rex est qui metuit nihil, rex est quique cupit nihil; hoc regnum sibi quisque dat.
(A king is he who fears nothing; a king is also he who desires nothing; each person gives this kind of kingdom to him/herself.)”

—   Seneca, Thyestes 388-390 (via haxtor)

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“The gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment may be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.”

—   The Iliad, Homer (via youstayandigo)

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cumberbuddy:

It’s okay to admit you’re a popular lad when you are actually the most popular actor in the world right now, Benedict.

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