Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.

The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

W.B. Yeats, “The Second Coming.”

I find myself thinking about Yeats’ “rough beast” a lot of late. Yeats thought a shared apocalypse was nigh. But it seems to the beast comes for us one at a time.

(via fishingboatproceeds)

refined-grace:

"Elmo is with his good friend, Lupita. They are talking about all the great things about their skin. For example, Elmo’s skin just happens to be very ticklish. Lupita’s skin happens to be a beautiful brown color. Skin can come in all different shades and colors. Isn’t skin just the best? However, ticklish or smooth or black or brown or white or tan, be sure to love the skin you are in." 

I love this. I LOVE THIS. I love this. Children need to see this. Adults need to see this.

(Source: soph-okonedo)

(Source: isxbelle)

When people say ‘This is my baby,’ they don’t always mean a baby. Sometimes they mean a dog.

— A Somali student, on what has surprised her most about the United States. (via africandogontheprairie)

stfueverything:

squishybruise:

Got my Mens Rights Activist costume ready for Halloween !

this is the greatest thing

stfueverything:

squishybruise:

Got my Mens Rights Activist costume ready for Halloween !

this is the greatest thing

when he’s making certain faces under certain lighting/shadows, peter capaldi kind of looks like a silence lol

dauntlesshadowhunterravenclaw:

TACO NEEDS TO KEEP HIS LITTLE MOUTH SHUT 

(Source: mykingdomforapen)

(Source: thesheikah)

(Source: stripedsweater)

~screams into infinite abyss

WHYYYYYYY??????????????????

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