Said Sara . . .

In pursuit of the poet in my heart. No, seriously.

beingbrigitte:

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01: Dan Stevens and Benedict Cumberbatch attend a Gala Screening of ‘The Guest’ at Soho Hotel on September 1, 2014 in London, England.

Yowza

beingbrigitte:

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01: Dan Stevens and Benedict Cumberbatch attend a Gala Screening of ‘The Guest’ at Soho Hotel on September 1, 2014 in London, England.

Yowza

LE GUIN: My mother had always wanted to write. She told me this only after she’d started writing. She waited until she got the kids out of the house, until she was free of responsibility for anybody except her husband. Very typical of her generation. She was in her fifties when she started writing—for kids, which is how women often start. It’s not threatening to anybody, including themselves. And she published a couple of lovely little kids’ books.

She wanted to write novels, and she did write a couple, but they never found a publisher. But what happened was that she got asked to write the biography of Ishi. Of course they asked my father and he said, No way, I cannot handle that story. He’d lived that story and didn’t want to write it. He wasn’t a reminiscer. He said, I think you might ask my wife, she’s a good writer. And they did, and she did it. So her first published adult book was a best seller, which was wonderful for her! She was in her sixties then. I would get letters from people who said, I read your mother’s book and it made me cry! That pleased her enormously. She would say, That’s what it was supposed to do.

It was also interesting because my mother and I were almost working together trying to get published.

INTERVIEWER: What an unusual beginning, for both of you.

LE GUIN: She beat me to it! Which is cool. Because I was late and slow. A slow learner. But not as late as her. I love to tell her story because people—particularly women—need to hear that you can start late. She figured she could put it off, which shocked the strong feminists of twenty or thirty years ago. I don’t know if anybody gets shocked anymore. But a lot of people don’t realize how strong the social pressure was on women.

Tiny British girl takes the Ice Bucket challenge.

Fleetwood Mac - Sara (live Cleveland 80)

amendswiththedeaf:

Ending a shitty day by playing this on repeat and eating Reese’s peanut butter cups. 

Oh it was such a heartbeat. 

mollydobby:

Benedict Cumberbatch is IN at SDCC - please keep calm upon approach
with apologies to Lucy’s Psychiatry Booth from Peanuts
source: (x) / (y)

mollydobby:

Benedict Cumberbatch is IN at SDCC - please keep calm upon approach

with apologies to Lucy’s Psychiatry Booth from Peanuts

source: (x) / (y)

(via anindoorkitty)

handsomedogs:

Pudge.  Chocolate Lab.  

Pudge

handsomedogs:

Pudge.  Chocolate Lab. 

Pudge

I’m not saying he’s not adorable and—make no mistake—I still totally would, but all I can think when I see this is 

Seventy-six trombones led the big parade
With one-hundred and ten cornets close at hand

I’m not saying he’s not adorable and—make no mistake—I still totally would, but all I can think when I see this is

Seventy-six trombones led the big parade
With one-hundred and ten cornets close at hand

(Source: cumberbum)