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Be present. I would encourage you with all my heart — just to be present. Be present and open to the moment that is unfolding before you. Because, ultimately, your life is made up of moments. So don’t miss them by being lost in the past or anticipating the future.

Don’t be absent from your own life. You will find that life is not governed by will or intention. It is ultimately the collection of these sense memories stored in our nerves, built up in our cells. Simple things: A certain slant of light coming through a window on a winter’s afternoon. The sound of spring peepers at twilight. The taste of a strawberry still warm from the sun. Your child’s laughter. Your mother’s voice.

These are the things that shape our lives and settle into the fiber of our beings. Don’t take them for granted.

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Jessica Lange, from commencement address given at Sarah Lawrence College (via laurajdt)

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"I’m in love with everyone I’ve ever met in one way or another. I’m just a crazy, unhinged disaster of a human being"Edie Sedgwick (via 13neighbors)

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Jade
Energy: Receptive
Planet: Venus
Element: Water
Deities: Kwan Yin, Maat, Buddha
Powers: Love, healing, longevity, wisdom, protection, gardening, prosperity, money
Magical uses: Jade is an ancient love-attracting stone, Carved into a butterfly, in China it is worn to draw love, or is given to another in the hope of obtaining love. It was a frequent engagement gift from a woman to man. Jade is also presented by a man to his bride before their wedding.
The soothing green color of jade is also healing. Wearing the stone helps the body heal itself while working through the underlying, nonphysical problems that manifested the disease. It is particularly helpful for kidney, heart, and stomach complaints.
Jade can be used to prevent disease and health troubles. The ancient Mayans wore jade amulets to guard against kidney disease and bladder problems. 
The Chinese sensed in jade the power to prolong life. It was carved into images such as bats, bears, and storks, and worn for this purpose. Likewise, jade bowls were used in meals because the Chinese believed the stone’s energy permeated the food before it was consumed. 
A piece of jade is worn while gardening to improve the health of the plants. Four pieces of jade buried along the garden’s perimeter are all effective for this purpose. 
Wearing jade can bring money into your life. Charge a jade pendant or ring with money-attracting energies, then wear it and consciously allow yourself to receive money. Create a positive attitude toward money and visualize yourself using it productively, creatively. Gloomy visions of the “problems” money brings will effectively cut you off from it. 
When contemplating a business deal, hold a piece of jade in your receptive hand for a few moments. Be infused with its prosperous energies. Then decide which course to take. 
Jade is worn, carried, or placed against the third eye to receive wisdom. Wisdom, by the way, isn’t knowledge. It is assimilated knowledge rightly applied or withheld. Jade strengthens the mental faculties and helps reasoning. 
This stone is also protective, guarding against accidents and mishaps that proper attentiveness can avert. It is also placed on the alter with purple candles or worn during defensive magic. 
(Source: Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem, and Metal Magic)
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every year after you turn 17 you get further away from being the age of the dancing queen and that’s my least favorite thing about growing up

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Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, 1945
Look at her face. She’s in love.
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