amalgamate: to unite in or as if in a mixture of elements; especially : to merge into a single body.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
~ Robert Frost
And when your sorrow is comforted (time soothes all sorrows) you will be content that you have known me. You will always be my friend. You will want to laugh with me. And you will sometimes open your window, so, for that pleasure . . . And your friends will be properly astonished to see you laughing as you look up at the sky! Then you will say to them, 'Yes, the stars always make me laugh!' And they will think you are crazy. It will be a very shabby trick that I shall have played on you... ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. ~ Dr. Seuss
The Earth-Shatteringly Amazing Speech That’ll Change The Way You Think About Adulthood Here at Upworthy, we make it a mission to find things on the Internet that have real meaning — things that take you out of the tempting narrow focus of your own existence and give you some perspective about your neighborhood, your community, and your world. This speech, delivered at Kenyon College way back in 2005, encapsulates that vision perfectly. (David Foster Wallace, in what has become a graduation season ritual must-watch.)
36 Writing Essays by Chuck Palahniuk In 2005 Chuck Palahniuk began submitting original writing essays on craft to his official fan site ChuckPalahniuk.net. 36 essays later and Chuck had amassed a wealth of knowledge on his readers; tools and writing tenants that could fill a book! Only as of now, they don't. Instead, they reside here, on LitReactor and nowhere else. Prepare to be blown away.
On Reading Reading is a kind of death. One exits one’s life, is gone from the world. If my telephone rings, if my beloved calls out my name, I am no longer here. I don’t exist. Dead to the world. And reading erases the world. When I am deep in a book, my life no longer exists.
Noticing: How To Take A Walk In The Woods "People say that what we're all seeking is a meaning for life. I don't think that's what we're really seeking. I think that what we're seeking is an experience of being alive." But how can we experience "being alive" in the midst of the crushing urgencies that make up modern life?
100 Websites You Should Know and Use (updated!) In the spring of 2007, Julius Wiedemann, editor in charge at Taschen GmbH, gave a legendary TED University talk: an ultra-fast-moving ride through the “100 websites you should know and use.” Six years later, it remains one of the most viewed TED blog posts ever. Time for an update? We think so. Below, the 2013 edition of the 100 websites to put on your radar and in your browser.
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