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alyssa. 22. midwestern usa.
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Reality doesn't come with trigger warnings. Should our classes?

punchypolitics:

Our generation is lucky. We live in a time in which, at least in intellectual environments like those found at universities, people work to be as considerate and accepting of others as possible. Not that there is always agreement on what it means to be “considerate” and “accepting,” but many…

listening to this song drunk makes you feel like the world is going to end in the best way possible

Ai Weiwei Vase Is Destroyed by Protester at Miami Museum

is it really fair for the vase-dropper to compare weiwei’s message in the photographs to his own i mean come on

such a simple performance but such a big sound.

(Source: youtube.com)

What I’m reading: “Cover Letter” by Giulio Mozzi (trans. Elizabeth Harris)

"Dear Signorina,

Please find enclosed your two letters (I imagine you recognized them right away), which I’m returning because I don’t think it puts me at too much risk. I won’t return your money—I spent most of it anyway on things I need—and I won’t return your purse, which I destroyed, or the other things I found in your purse that I hope didn’t hold too much practical or sentimental value. You must have gotten your ID cards by now: I tossed them in a mailbox like always (I know the mail is reliable). I’m afraid you’ve already changed your locks, and in a way I’m sorry about this, since there’s no benefit for me and it was a waste of money for you, as your keys—along with everything else—wound up in a trash bin, where I’m fairly sure no one will fish them out, and even if someone did, without your address, he’d have no idea what to do with them.

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