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it’s very rare to find someone that’s so compatible with you. when you’re thrown into a new world where you have to start from scratch, it’s scary, but then again it’s pretty nice to find someone amongst so many others. 

but also i think it makes you realize how real and meaningful it is to have that kind of relationship with someone. 

everything is fated. 

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If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient - at others, so bewildered and so weak - and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond controul! We are to be sure a miracle every way, but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting, do seem peculiarly past finding out.
- Fanny Price (Mansfield Park / Jane Austen)

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i’ve been really into jane austen-romantic-esque scenes and scenarios lately, and I’ll tell you what I’ve learned from the brief experience I’ve just had with austen’s novels and inspired films:

love is a very pure and wonderful thing.

love is also rather straight forward.

but I’d say love is something everyone should get to experience. Especially the first moments of it. you know, when there is attraction and then everything quickens and you feel like you can do practically everything at once and even if you did you would be ready to do it all over again. It makes you crazy. It torments you when you sleep at night and even when you’re awake the only cure for this disease in your mind and your heart is a simple glimpse of whom you’ve devoted every waking hour thinking about. You can’t do anything. Nothing. Hopelessly defeated. But the very person that can lift you from the dungeons of Northanger Abbey to well, Pemberley esate, well! In a very metaphorical meaning, of course.

But now I think about the very first moments. When you’ve never met the person in your entire life, and then suddenly they’re in it like they’ve never not been in it before. He’s quirky, makes you laugh, and makes you incredibly lucky to be alive. But can you imagine, telling your grandchildren the story of how you met so and so, and then you briefly travel back in time and it’s happiness all over again. Love is timeless. Even if it’s a lost love, a lost infatuation, even.

But no indeed, Jane Austen teaches us many very useful things in this modern era (and will never be old fashioned!)

1. Don’t beat around the bush.

You know what happens when Jane doesn’t fully present her infatuation to Mr. Bingley. He moves to London. Yeah so if you don’t get around to showing how you really feel, he’ll move to London.

2. Don’t be hasty. First impressions aren’t everything.

Mr. Darcy & Elizabeth turned out fine.

3. But also, trust yourself. Trust your instincts. (not contradicting #2)

If you like him, you like him. You know what you want. Catherine knew all along it was Mr. Tilney. No way was she jumping on board with Mr. Thorpe. Not at all.

Of course there are many more lessons to be learned, but I haven’t gotten very far in my pursuit of everything Austen. Anyways, all in all love is kind, love is pure, and it’s everything you have heard it to be, whether good or bad. Know that there is love in everyone, and not just a romantic love.

if u didnt know i’ll b re-reading pride & prejudice (northanger abbey is on the way) tmrw @ santacruz