Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech (via alienism)
oh my word this was one of my favorite books in elementary school and I bought it at a yard sale freshman year of college and it still makes me cry
ahhhh, i forgot how much i loved this book!
i should probably talk to people about my feelings more often
i get so freaked out when i hear people talking in their sleep and it’s unintelligible/garble. only when i’m half asleep myself too, though, otherwise i tend to think it’s funny. idk why, maybe it’s because in my sleep state i’m convinced that it’s not the actual person talking but some ~~~demon~~~ that has possessed them!
It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions? How often had I sped past them as I learned of male achievement and men’s place in the history books? Then I read Rosalind Miles’s book “The Women’s History of the World” (recently republished as “Who Cooked the Last Supper?”) and I knew I needed to look again. History is full of fabulous females who have been systematically ignored, forgotten or simply written out of the records. They’re not all saints, they’re not all geniuses, but they do deserve remembering.” —Sandi Toksvig, ‘Top 10 unsung heroines’ (via ceedling)
And then there’s Sansa. Sansa Stark who named her deadly, killer direwolf Lady. And she trained her to be gentle, and quiet, and sweet and loving. And then what happens? The Baratheons have her killed. So now Sansa is so alone, having lost her family, her home and her Lady. But she is the exact opposite of what her father said would happen to wolves who end up alone. Ned Stark said that the only way they could survive was to stick together, and that was never an option. Robb had their mother. Rickon and Bran had Winterfell and then each other. Jon is on the wall, with his brothers, and then across it with Ygritte, then back to the wall. Arya had Gendry, and is still linked to Nymeria. But Sansa has absolutely no one who is her family. So she takes the strength and poise of a lady, and turns it into something as deadly and defensive as a direwolf’s fangs and claws. She knows that she is alone, and that no one is coming for her, so she adapts. She plays the game, she keeps her mouth shut, she stays alive.
Because the best way to hide a wolf, to keep people feeling safe, is to make them think it’s just a well trained dog.” —
DO NOT argue with me about sansa stark.
ohaiena replied to your post: fell asleep at 7:30 with the light on and just…
me + my bed after work is a dangerous combination.
fell asleep at 7:30 with the light on and just woke up. whoops :/