“I really wondered why people were always doing what they didn’t like doing. It seemed like life was a sort of narrowing tunnel. Right when you were born, the tunnel was huge. You could be anything. Then, like, the absolute second after you were born, the tunnel narrowed down to about half that size. You were a boy, and already it was certain you wouldn’t be a mother and it was likely you wouldn’t become a manicurist or a kindergarten teacher. Then you started to grow up and everything you did closed the tunnel in some more. You broke your arm climbing a tree and you ruled out being a baseball pitcher. You failed everyday math test you ever took and you canceled any hope of ever being a scientist. Like that. On and on through the years until you were stuck. You’d become a baker or a librarian or a bartender. Or an accountant. And there you were. I figured that on the day you died, the tunnel would be so narrow, you’d have squeezed yourself in with so many choices, that you just got squashed.”
– Carol Rifka Brunt (Tell the Wolves I’m Home)
“My training as a scientist allows me to stare at an unknown and not run away, because I learned that this melding of uncertainty and curiosity is where innovation and creativity occur.”
– Yale’s Ainissa Ramirez on the future of science education (via explore-blog)
(Source: , via teachingliteracy)
19 years of burning oxygen in my lungs.|
More than a decade of reading, hugging, buying, smelling, and loving books.
Has traveled to Narnia, Hogwarts, Panem, Ancelstierre, Middle Earth, and many more.
Music is a drug I have no shame of consuming in public
I (re)blog about a lot of things, but mostly Hunger Games and literature in general, music, writing, movies, and more recently, Dr. Who
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