...off to join the circus

“Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won’t have as much censorship because we won’t have as much fear.”
— Judy Blume (via thelifeguardlibrarian)

(via spacepandabman)

Things I learned about petal frosting a cake: take breaks because the heat from your hand makes the frosting in the piping bag melty and thereby the cake looks sloppy.

Things I learned about petal frosting a cake: take breaks because the heat from your hand makes the frosting in the piping bag melty and thereby the cake looks sloppy.

Death By Chocolate, done.

Death By Chocolate, done.

“I want you to remember who you are, despite the bad things that are happening to you. Because those bad things aren’t you. They are just things that happen to you. You need to accept that who you are and the things that happen to you, are not one and the same.”
Colleen Hoover, Hopeless
“For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are that you’re not going to be very happy. If someone bases his happiness or unhappiness on major events like a great new job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.”
Andy Rooney
“Don’t put your happiness in other people’s hands; they’ll drop it. They’ll drop it every time.”
C. Barzak
“When the time comes for you to make a change, to grow, to do your life in a different way, the universe will make you so uncomfortable, so unhappy, you will eventually have no choice. If you insist on staying in a place you no longer belong in, if you do not grow the courage to do what is necessary to propel yourself forward, you will suffer the consequences, whatever they may be.”
Iyanla Vanzant
“It was so easy to disown what you couldn’t recognize, to keep yourself apart from things that were foreign and unsettling. The only person you can be sure to control, always, is yourself. Which is a lot to be sure of, but at the same time, not enough.”
Sarah Dessen
“Almost. It’s a big word for me. I feel it everywhere. Almost home. Almost happy. Almost changed. Almost, but not quite. Not yet. Soon, maybe.”
Joan Bauer