at the edge of crescent lake: postapalooza (by Danielle Hughson).
i love seeing people tag posts with their friend’s name because it’s such a mystery to the rest of us. maybe this picture of a flower is their favorite type and you thought of them. maybe this random text post is a joke they made last week or two years ago. it’s so nice to see people being friends and i really like it
is one of those specials words which lends itself across cultures and languages as a term of endearment and affection meaning, love, dear, heart, and life in East Asia. Arab/Persian:
In Arabic, jan
represents beloved one
The Persian origins of this word mean life,
equivalent to the Punjabi and Hindi
definition. Calling a person your jaan,
in comparison to the Arab and Persian culture, in South East Asian countries is an act of true love and intimiacy, and not used as liberally as the Persian connotation. Its true origins stem from Sanskrit.
you often refer to your lover and those your are close to as “meri jaan
[meh-ree jaan],” also meaning my life, and my dear. It has a deeper emotional meaning than merely calling someone your love, or sweetheart; it is used in the essence of true love. (via wordsnquotes
"As a girl, she dreamed about having a silent home, just to herself, the way other women dreamed of their weddings. Instead of collecting lace and linen for her trouseau, the young woman buys old things from the thrift stores on grimy Milwaukee Avenue for her future house-of-her-own—faded quilts, cracked vases, chipped saucers, lamps in need of love."
-from The House on Mango Street
by Sandra Cisneros (via susannacole
Please don’t eat everything in our fridge again.
"If you want to learn what someone fears losing, watch what they photograph."