Oh my God, what if you wake up some day, and you’re 65, or 75, and you never got your memoir or novel written; or you didn’t go swimming in warm pools and oceans all those years because your thighs were jiggly and you had a nice big comfortable tummy; or you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life, of imagination and radical silliness and staring off into space like when you were a kid? It’s going to break your heart. Don’t let this happen.

Anne Lamott (via creatingaquietmind)

Every reader knows the feeling. You’re walking through a bookstore, completely overwhelmed. There’s so much to read. Covers and titles taunt you from the shelves, all clamoring for your attention — and your wallet. Some books you’ve heard of. Others leap out at you for the first time. That’s when the daydream kicks in: what if I could just take anything I wanted?

(via booksandhotchocolate)

What if?

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jtotheizzoe:

smartereveryday:

Have you ever been stung by a jellyfish? Want to know what was actually happening? First ever footage (that I’ve seen) of an actual jellyfish sting in microscopic slow motion. Check it out! 

This makes at least two times that Destin has captured something that no one has ever seen before via YouTube (here’s the other). We live in amazing times, eh?

Next time you look at a jelly, venomous or otherwise, I hope you carry a bit of awe with you. Remember, even the most basic creatures are products of hundreds of millions of years of intricate natural selection and evolution, and their simplicity should not take away from their wonder.

Definitely the coolest thing I’ve seen today.

Jellyfish are rad.