There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.
You feel it, don’t you?"
— (via fuckyeahrumi)
1. Cut your hair every now and then. Fresh starts are always nicer than you think. Who needs split ends anyways.
2. Pick a song you really like. Listen to that song a lot. And I mean a lot. Dance around your room naked to that song, beat the song lifeless till it annoys the hell out of you. Then pick a new song and go through the same process. We all need to really hear music, we need to understand what the song we are listening to is really about.
3. Paint your toes black, make it as perfect as possible. Then, scratch it off. Remember nothing is permanent.
4. Go on a run with your dog. Try to race him and beat him. Realize you can out run many things. Then go back and pet your dog, realize that some things you need to go back for.
5. Decorate a plain backpack. Glue on sparkles, glitter, diamonds, newspaper and magazine clippings, lace & ribbon, anything else that may fancy you. Remember, you don’t have to be the same person you were a minute ago.
6. Buy some pretty lights and string them up in your room. Turn off all the lights except for one when you go to bed. Remember it isn’t always dark and lonely. Change your perspective.
7. Lay outside one night. Breathe in breathe out. Accept that you are only one person and cannot do everything at one time. You can take your time. The creator of the stars you’re looking up at did not do it all in one day. Pace yourself.
8. Get up every morning and stand in front of the mirror. Naked, fully clothed, backwards, upside down, who cares how, just do it. Observe yourself. Notice the wrinkles under your eyes from laughing a lot. Count your freckles. Admire your ass. Then name 3 things you love about yourself. You need to love yourself."
— Tips from Blossite on how to be okay with yourself. (via thisisyourmaverick)
— Graham Cook (via hopefisch)
‘Avada Kedavra’ or the killing curse has been taken from the Armaic phrase “avra kehdabra” meaning ‘I will create as I speak’. Although J.K.Rowling has combined it with the latin ‘cadavra’ meaning dead bodies.
So Avada Kedavra stands for “I will create dead bodies as I speak “
And I thought it was a play on abracadabra
This is a bit of a simplification. Of course “avada cadavra” is a play on “abracadabra” but it’s also pointing out that abracadabra has origins that are mysterious and amazing and wonderful.
The aramaic Avra kehdabra is one of many possible explanations for where the word “abracadabra” comes from. Cooler, for me, is that avra kehdabra actually translates to something more like “I create like the word” not “I create as I speak.”
This might make it sound more nonsensical, but the way one creates with symbology (including words) is often traditionally discussed as if it is magical. When I say a word, giraffe, let’s say, I create a giraffe in your mind. This ability…the ability to create with words is arguably the thing that sets humans apart from other animals. To “create like the word” could be seen as a very magical thing indeed. To bring something into existence that was not there before.
And the primary magic of JK Rowling, of course, is to make things real with words.
Connecting deeply with languages old and new through spells and character names is one of the many things that gives Harry Potter a lot more depth than most give it credit for.
The crickets have been
trying to warn us about the
monsters in the woods,
but we dismiss their voices
before we even try to make
sense of the languages they sing in.
We treat each other the same way."
— Y.Z (via rustyvoices)