❝ No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it. ❞
—   Paulo CoelhoThe Alchemist (via feellng)   —

The urgency of the war, along with changing conceptions of women’s roles in society, meant that the U.S. military enlisted the help of thousands of women. In fact, about 350,000 women served in the armed forces […] When women shipped off, they took cosmetics with them into battle. Lipstick was one of the ways these women defined themselves; to them it signaled femininity and strength. (full quote at sarriane)

❝ It’s not the length of time we knew someone that makes them so special. It’s what they brought into our lives. ❞
—   Sandra Kring, A Life of Bright Ideas (via teenager90s)   —

[ ❀ ] meet the blogger:

name: Chimes
height: 160cm
eye color: Dark brown
birthday: May 6th
favorite color: Blue
best school subject(s): Biology
current shirt color: Grey & white stripes
day or night: Day
Sexual Orientation: Pan
single or taken: Taken
celebrity crush: Hiddlebutt, Tilda Gorgeous Swinton & Goddess Emma Watson
coffee or tea: Tea


Lavender Berry Pavlova | Happyolks

Cate Blanchett, Zhou Xun, and Emily Blunt for Portofino, A Sparkle to the Wrist.


Snippets of an ancient town resting in early, dewy morning. 
Oxford, England, August 2014. [x]

You really have got a lid on it, haven’t you? What’s your secret? Mellow jazz? Bongo drums? Huge bag of weed?

❝ We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations. ❞
—   Anaïs Nin (via feellng)   —

I’ve probably earned the right to screw up a few times. I  d o n ’ t  w a n t  t h e  f e a r  o f  f a i l u r e  to stop me from doing what I really care about.