Then said Almitra, Speak to us of Love.
Sophie, the girl, is given a spell and transformed into an old woman. It would be a lie to say that turning young again would mean living happily ever after. I didn’t want to say that. I didn’t want to make it seem like turning old was such a bad thing — the idea was that maybe she’ll have learned something by being old for a while, and, when she is actually old, make a better grandma. Anyway, as Sophie gets older, she gets more pep. And she says what’s on her mind. She is transformed from a shy, mousy little girl to a blunt, honest woman. It’s not a motif you see often, and, especially with an old woman taking up the whole screen, it’s a big theatrical risk. But it’s a delusion that being young means you’re happy.

Hayao Miyazaki, on what attracted him to Howl’s Moving Castle

The Auteur of Anime by Margaret Talbot: “The New Yorker” (January 17th, 2005) 

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A Patch of Snow, A Wisp of Cloud, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska by shadow1621 on Flickr.

Ernst Haas, Central Park, Spring, 1970


I don’t know what it is, and maybe this comes with age, but I’m fucking irritated if someone tries to pursue me and literally all they can say they like about me is that I’m “pretty.”
Initially, if we’ve never spoken before, fine. but after having a conversation with me, is that all? because that just doesn’t cut it.

that’s an alright reason to want to step foot inside, but I’m a fucking decadent ballroom.
Did you only see the doorknob?

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Missoula, Montana by Jocelyn Catterson




It’s just weird listening to it… go ahead, do it.

Old school, yo.

such a throwback.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

tell me about it Holly. 
Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.
Isabelle Eberhardt   (via fernsandmoss)

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untitled by Josh Couts on Flickr.