“There is an urge to say: I was here, I felt this, and it matters!”
Alain de Botton 

A girl and her platypus.

“Traveling - it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”
Ibn Battuta
Anna Karina in Le Petit Soldat by Jean-Luc Godard, 1963

Anna Karina in Le Petit Soldat by Jean-Luc Godard, 1963

“People might tell you that reading is a way to hide from the world, and sometimes it can be, but in my experience, people who love books are also interested in myriad other things. They love music and movies and travel food and (gasp!) even television. As a friend of mine says, books make you a glutton for life. They show you how much there is to be experienced in the world. So let them do that. Let them make you curious. Let them make you hungry. Let them give you more questions than answers.”
Rebecca Schinsky’s 5 Reading Rules for Book Lovers of All Ages on the Reading Rainbow Blog
“Something in me vibrates to a dusky, dreamy smell of dying moons and shadows.”
Zelda Fitzgerald

Anonymous asked: How's everything going? Hope you have a good time in China! :~) :~) :~)

Everything is just lovely! Today was my birthday and everyone took me out to tea in the hills around the lake. We had lunch and took a walk and my friends bought me a lovely little flower crown and decorated my room. I also made a new friend today and we played a new game. Thank you! x

Jeannette Montgomery Barron

Jeannette Montgomery Barron