Things that make me realize

that I'm not the only one who thinks about this shit!

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siores:

He transformed the pain of his tormented life into ecstatic beauty. Pain is easy to portray but to use your passion and your pain to portray the ecstasy and joy and the magnificence of our world, no one had ever done it before. Perhaps no one ever will again.

(via doctorwho)

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humansofnewyork:

"I was an English teacher. The demands of the system required that I give out grades, but I never felt good about it. How do you grade someone’s writing? Writing is about revision. It’s about access to self. If a student writes a poem, and it’s the best they can do at the moment, how are you supposed to compare that to the student sitting next to them? How are you supposed to give one a 90, and one an 85?"

humansofnewyork:

"I was an English teacher. The demands of the system required that I give out grades, but I never felt good about it. How do you grade someone’s writing? Writing is about revision. It’s about access to self. If a student writes a poem, and it’s the best they can do at the moment, how are you supposed to compare that to the student sitting next to them? How are you supposed to give one a 90, and one an 85?"

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thedailyparrot:

alifeofwant - #20

Whenever someone tells me how they want to get a bird because they’re so cool/pretty/fun/exotic/etc, I always inform them that parrots are just flying toddlers with can openers attached to their faces. 

I’ve never had a problem leaving Gremlin alone in the living room until today. He decided that the cardboard packaging of Three Dragon Ante was more tasty than the toys and boxes all over his play area. When I caught him he replied with “No mean!” and gave me a kiss. It was my own fault and I learned from it - the shelf it was on and all of the other games have been moved to a different room to remove the temptation. 

Parrots are not for everyone. They need to destroy and forage and explore to stay healthy. You have to be able to adapt your environment to keep up with them and keep them stimulated.