Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz (September 4, 1953)
|—||Tina Fey (via holdentumblr)|
Maestro, I am writing to tell you
that your serenade in D minor
with its stretches of martial confidence
then some sweet wanderings of the woodwinds
has not really brought me to the edge of anything,
yet compared to the inane movie
being shown on this long flight to Seattle,
listening to your music has made me a better
person than that other self,
so slack of jaw and fishy of stare,
who would have watched the movie to its end
oblivious to the startling 33,000 feet of air below.
I never visited your tomb in Prague
or even the site of your former apartment
on East 17th Street before it was demolished
to make room for a hospital for sufferers from AIDS.
So I am thanking you here for the lift
of a tune to ride with over the clouds
high above towns bisected by roads,
and fields with their plowed circles.
You remind me of a canary
I once stared at for an unusually long time
and the communion that developed between us
as we gazed into and out of the unhooded cage.
Time well spent, I thought,
as the bird broke it off and began to peck
at the image of his twin in a little oval mirror,
leaving me to return to the many ways
we have concocted to waste our lives —
ten thousand at least, wouldn’t you say,
Maestro, with your baton, your furious pencil,
and the closet where all your dark clothes used to hang.
WHY DID NOBODY TELL ME THIS EXISTS??????????!!!!!!!!!!
St. Vincent is srsly making me want to go blonder (mmm, scalp burn). Also, love when she drops Debussy’s name. <3 _ <3
I’ve been laughing at this for like five uninterrupted minutes.
George Takei for president 2016
Beard hairs under a scanning electron microscope: cut with razor (left) and electric shaver (right)
"Rinse with soda instead of water if you prefer"
Whiskey Tooth Paste, 1961 (via)
Okay, now we’re talking.
Proof that you can take this girl out of Jersey, but you can’t take the Jersey out of the girl. I’m still baffled that this concept doesn’t even exist in most of the country.
Whoa., This Jersey girl is blown away by this, had no clue. Also, it’s “Cabbage Night.”
"My whole arm is covered with things that remind me of Poland."
classical music tattoos are the best tattoos.