Kevin Rudd’s Instagram account is a national fucking treasure
‘They tell me it is something to do with milkshakes’
“You will always be stuck inside of your body, with your consciousness, seeing through the world through your own eyes, but the gift and challenge of your education is to see others as they see themselves, to grapple with this mean and crazy and beautiful world in all its baffling complexity. We haven’t left you with the easiest path, I know, but I have every confidence in you, and I wish you a very happy graduation, despite the circumstances.” [x]
“To 1st Lt. F. Scott Fitzgerald
“While stationed at Camp Sheridan, near Montgomery, Alabama, Fitzgerald met his future wife, Zelda Sayre, the daughter of an Alabama Supreme Court judge.” (via University of South Carolina)
World War I ended before Fitzgerald deployed. Had it gone on, there might have been no Gatsby.
It’s worth remembering that wars do not cost only lives, but also all the things those lives would make.
Whenever I hear someone in the Bush administration refuse to acknowledge that the Iraq War was a mistake (an honest mistake, I trust, but still a tragic one), I think of the would-be Fitzgeralds—American and Iraqi—whose flasks we will never see on tumblr, because we will never have the good and beautiful things they would’ve brought into the world.
I have just ordered the Soppy mini comic for Mr Jeff and I can’t wait for it to arrive!
"I had been sitting by this guy who I didn’t know for, um, like, five hours, from San Francisco to New York. And then I turned to him and said, ‘Sir, I won the Nobel Prize.’ I had to share the news with someone. He looked at me, did a double take because I was all rumpled up … Then someone in the front took their BlackBerry and went to The New York Times and saw the three photos and looked at me and said, ‘Yes, that’s right.’ So then I started hugging all these white men on my flight that I didn’t know."
Goodness. The model reminds me so of you in this picture, Skye! Something about the eyes and the mouth and the eyebrows. I know hasn’t been that long, but I do miss your sweet face!