What is something that truly scares you? It can be a place, an object, a creature, a thought, a void... anything. As long as it gives you goose bumps. - @Anonymous

The future.  

WHOEVER SENT ME THAT ANONYMOUS MESSAGE…THANKS FOR THE LAUGH.

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"Like the college professor he was, Kittredge groped only for big words, and, finding no apt ones, he coined a lot of untranslatable new ones."

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"How nice — to feel nothing, and still get full credit for being alive."

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Saoirse Ronan

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The Teleology of Telemachus

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After one year and three rejections later, I’m learning how to be impressive instead of trying to impress someone. My goal is become what I denied envying. So I’m reading long books, running long distances, and struggling in territory that seemed far beyond my strength to conquer. Yes, I…

— About two weeks ago I was given my own copies of our family history, which was obviously an immense honor for me. Written entirely in German, it is a personal project of mine to have them properly translated into English someday. At the moment I’m terrible at it. 

Meine Leben was written by my great-grandfather Woldemar Johann (b. 1901) who details his life in chapters; beginning with his birth in Russia and childhood in Estonia, and later travelling across Europe on trains with his brothers, fighting as a German soldier in WWII, and later escaping to Brazil and Canada. 

History of the Grimm Family contains dates and names which furthest go back to 1152 — the Grimm’s were travelling German glass makers, who moved all over Europe with their trade, often under the names Grimm, Grym, or Krimm. From here emerged the Brothers Grimm; Jacob and Wilhelm, who wrote German folklore (fairy tales) in the 16th century. 

— I feel very fortunate to have my own personal history to investigate, even if it makes my life seem overwhelmingly dull and subdued. :)

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