In due time,” said the third, “we shall be home-sick once more for quiet water-lilies swaying on the surface of an English stream. But to-day all that seems pale and thin and very far away. Just now our blood dances to other music.
— Kenneth Grahame, “The Wind in the Willows.”
The years between eighteen and twenty-eight are the hardest, psychologically. It’s then you realize this is make or break, you no longer have the excuse of youth, and it is time to become an adult.
— Helen Mirren (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
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A New Orleans-based librarian known as “the book lady” for her dedication to her community has won the inaugural Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced With Adversity.

Laurence Copel will receive $3,000 in prize money for her efforts, which include setting up a library in her own home and riding her bicycle to reach families in need of books. The award, announced Monday, is co-sponsored by the American Library Association and Lemony Snicket author Daniel Handler. The ALA and Handler cited Copel as a librarian who managed difficult times with “integrity and dignity intact.”

First of all, how awesome of Daniel Handler is it to offer this prize? Congratulations to Ms. Copel!

Pair with the latest Lemony Snicket gem, illustrated by Handler’s wife, Lisa Brown, then complement with this photographic love letter to public libraries and librarians.

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Natalia Osipova in rehearsals for Connectome 

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Natalia Osipova in rehearsals for Connectome 

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Alina Cojocaru, Johan Kobborg
Mayerling

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Alina Cojocaru, Johan Kobborg

Mayerling

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Over-concern for self-direction can only kill any fresh and spontaneous reaction to God’s arising message; this can only numb us.
— Metropolitan PHILIP
Do not worry what will come next; you will discover it when it comes.
— St. Simeon the New Theologian
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— Maya Angelou 

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— Maya Angelou 

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nypl:

"I always knew from that moment, from the time I found myself at home in that little segregated library in the South, all the way up until I walked up the steps of the New York City library, I always felt, in any town, if I can get to a library, I’ll be OK. It really helped me as a child, and that never left me. So I have a special place for every library, in my heart of hearts."
— RIP Maya Angelou, a literary legend and longtime supporter of The New York Public Library, which holds her papers at its Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (where she spoke). Angelou also once discussed her love of libraries with us - take a look. 

nypl:

"I always knew from that moment, from the time I found myself at home in that little segregated library in the South, all the way up until I walked up the steps of the New York City library, I always felt, in any town, if I can get to a library, I’ll be OK. It really helped me as a child, and that never left me. So I have a special place for every library, in my heart of hearts."

— RIP Maya Angelou, a literary legend and longtime supporter of The New York Public Library, which holds her papers at its Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (where she spoke). Angelou also once discussed her love of libraries with us - take a look

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The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
— Chinese proverb (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
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