Get to know me meme: [2/5] Favourite Movies
↳ Castaway on the Moon (2009)
For just twenty minutes a year, the world seems like the empty moon. It feels lighter with 1/6th the gravity, like on the moon. I wish the world would freeze like this. So life could be 1/6th lighter.
"I take pictures of the moon because there’s no one there. When there’s no one, you can’t feel lonely."
get to know me meme: [4/10] female characters » allison argent
I’m not… fearless. I’m terrified. I’m always terrified. I act like I know what I’m doing, but I don’t. I don’t know if Isaac is dying right now. I don’t know if I made a mistake with Scott. I don’t know what my dad is thinking. I don’t know if we should trust Derek. I don’t know… I don’t know anything.
”[…] and Matilda found to her great surprise that life could be fun and she decided to have as much of it as possible. After all, she was a very smart kid. The happiest part of the story is that Matilda and Miss Honey each got what they’d always wanted. A loving family.
Basically rule #1 of life is be kind to yourself. Always always be kind to yourself. Don’t be embarrassed because nobody even remembers those tiny memories you want to become fixated on. If they do they remember it very differently, not as a queasy rush of colour and a sinking feeling in the stomach. Maybe as something that held their focus and amusement for a minute before they went back to being concerned with their own lives and the insides of their own heads.
Listen, your teachers probably have dozens (if not hundreds) of pupils. They barely remember what they set you as homework, let alone that one time you answered a question incorrectly or your voice cracked when replying to the register. Your neighbours don’t really care about that thing you accidentally did in front of them. Really. They don’t. Your friends have other friends, they don’t remember whatever it was you did that made your palms sweat or your leg twitch. It was a tiny tiny moment in their day, the thought of it came and went without much acknowledgement. Your exes will have other relationships. They will have other exes. They think about you sometimes, but to be honest they’d much rather not. Looking forward is preferable. It’s much easier. They live in their own spaces and in those spaces they are concerned mostly with themselves. The same can be said for much of humanity.
Be kind to yourself. Let go of memories that drag you down, they are in the past. Acknowledge but never dwell on them. Forgive yourself freely. Treasure those minutes you take to move on from the issue and love yourself for facing them. Treat yourself, accept yourself. Learn to smile at your silly but natural mistakes, and move on with a laugh and a shrug.
Did you really believe that?
Martha’s Quest | Doctor Who Soundtrack: Series 3 - Murray Gold
As featured in the Series 3 finale The Last of the Time Lords.
My mother once told me that trauma is like Lord of the Rings. You go through this crazy, life-altering thing that almost kills you (like say having to drop the one ring into Mount Doom), and that thing by definition cannot possibly be understood by someone who hasn’t gone through it. They can sympathize sure, but they’ll never really know, and more than likely they’ll expect you to move on from the thing fairly quickly. And they can’t be blamed, people are just like that, but that’s not how it works.
Some lucky people are like Sam. They can go straight home, get married, have a whole bunch of curly headed Hobbit babies and pick up their gardening right where they left off, content to forget the whole thing and live out their days in peace. Lots of people however, are like Frodo, and they don’t come home the same person they were when they left, and everything is more horrible and more hard then it ever was before. The old wounds sting and the ghost of the weight of the one ring still weighs heavy on their minds, and they don’t fit in at home anymore, so they get on boats go sailing away to the Undying West to look for the sort of peace that can only come from within. Frodos can’t cope, and most of us are Frodos when we start out.
But if we move past the urge to hide or lash out, my mother always told me, we can become Pippin and Merry. They never ignored what had happened to them, but they were malleable and receptive to change. They became civic leaders and great storytellers; they we able to turn all that fear and anger and grief into narratives that others could delight in and learn from, and they used the skills they had learned in battle to protect their homeland. They were fortified by what had happened to them, they wore it like armor and used it to their advantage.
It is our trauma that turns us into guardians, my mother told me, it is suffering that strengthens our skin and softens our hearts, and if we learn to live with the ghosts of what had been done to us, we just may be able to save others from the same fate.
S.T.Gibson (via modernhepburn)
First time I’ve ever heard the advice, “be more like Pippin.”
LotR was meant as an analogy for what it was like to go through war and come home, so this metaphor was absolutely intentional on the author’s part.
The Edge of Night
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Andrea Cremer/David Levithan, Invisbility