so, king haggard was basically a brony, right?
Me buying nail polish: “Have I already bought this color? Do I always buy this color? Is all my nail polish the same? Are all attempts at beauty in this forsaken world the same? Whatever, I’ll just buy more black.”
Whatever pain achieves, it achieves in part through its unsharability, and it ensures this unsharability through its resistance to language. “English,” writes Virginia Woolf, “which can express the thoughts of Hamlet and the tragedy of Lear has no words for the shiver or the headache.” … Physical pain does not simply resist language but actively destroys it.
—Elaine Scarry, The Body in Pain (via fishingboatproceeds)
the day your life went down hill
Why Old Books Smell Good
“Lignin, the stuff that prevents all trees from adopting the weeping habit, is a polymer made up of units that are closely related to vanillin. When made into paper and stored for years, it breaks down and smells good. Which is how divine providence has arranged for secondhand bookstores to smell like good quality vanilla absolute, subliminally stoking a hunger for knowledge in all of us.
—From Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez’s Perfumes: the guide
One of my favorite smells.