An amalgamation of thoughts

Albert Goldbarth, “The Sciences Sing a Lullaby”


Albert Goldbarth, “The Sciences Sing a Lullaby”

(via ofwordsandwaltzes)

Overheard at the wildlife hospital front desk

  • "I found this baby crow on the ground … it was so sad and alone except for every three hours when its parents came to feed it"
  • "I found this hummingbird and did some research and ascertained that the best thing to feed it was this Gatorade energy gel"
  • "I made a nest for it with my thong, it seemed like the most reasonable option"
  • "Is it ok if my dog watches me hand you this bunny? He found it and is really attached and needs closure"
  • Finder: “I found this bird three hours ago! We’ve been feeding it bread but it won’t eat”
    Rehabber: *glances in cage*
    Rehabber: “It’s been dead for like a day”
  • "Here’s this baby otter. I found it six days ago but I kept it and cuddled it and fed it kitten formula until it was malnourished and I’m JUST NOW bringing it to you"
  • "His name is Skye, will you please call him that?"

It’s nice working behind a “staff only” door if only to avoid interacting with these folks

(Source: sickassbonedragon)

*Rolls your opinion into a joint*

(Source: kushandwizdom, via frompastmetofutureme)


Dear employers, I will have to take the day off today because:

☐ It’s December and the streets are papier-mached with wet bronze leaves and it’s so dark outside that the cars have their headlights on at 3pm

☐ I have recently been through a breakup, or I have been through a breakup at any time in my life really, and I woke up today with the absolute conviction that I will never be loved again

☐ A dog looked at me

☐ I got a text from someone for whom I feel a mix of concern and frustration and recognition and longing that is both more and less than romance

☐ Someone made a joke about dead pets meeting you in heaven

☐ Daylight savings time

☐ I passed a knot of flowers that were so bright they glowed through the dim grey water of the day and when was anything in my life last that luminous?

☐ Girls are too pretty

☐ For the first time I genuinely comprehend that there is not enough time to have all the lives I wanted

☐ I accidentally listened to Leonard Cohen

Why I Am Not Coming In To Work Today (via tetraghost)

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Zookeeper Haikus



Disinfecting day
My nose hairs burn from the bleach
I kind of love it

Stop eating that box
You’ll get impacted and die
Spit that out right now

I woke up at five
The lions slept all damn day
This is so unfair

I think that these shoes
are waterproof, so I’ll just-
Oh God, big…

Number nine and ten, man.

"Nothing you show me
Can gross me out anymore;
My soul is long dead.”   

"It is allowed to invent new verbs?
I want to create one for you: I sky you, so that my wings may stretch out enormously, to love you without boundaries."
— Frida Kahlo, from Passionate Letters, Abscondita (2002)

(Source: volaream, via ofwordsandwaltzes)