Yes I’m almost 31. Yes I’m watching Tangled. And yes I like it.
And I want a lizard like this!
This is all that I’ve known for certain, that God is love. Even if I have been mistaken on this or that point: God is nevertheless love. — Soren Kierkegaard (via madaeli26)
1001 Books To Read Before You Die: This Is How They Used To Do It -
BoBooks were a highly valued commodity during antiquity and the middle ages. The list of important shit went, oh, something like this: Food, Gold, and Books. There are a lot reasons—one being that not many people could actually read during this time. The guarding of ideas for posterity, that is, the next generation, was paramount to a healthful society. This segues into the other reason: there simply weren’t very many books around. They took too long and were too hard to make to have a million floating around.
Maybe if they blew up every book on earth and started from scratch with only movable type presses allowed to produce literature, the same frenzied adoration of books might resurface. I don’t hate technology. I’m using it right now. But, it’s important to consider how mass production can devalue something as intangible, as remarkable, as an idea.
Now, most people can read. Most people do have access to a trillion books, and buying one won’t cost them 10 year’s salary. I’m going to finish this bowl of noodles, and wish for a book rapture.
“Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you?”