My name is Mia.
I write things for the Internet.



"The heavy smell of flower petals stroked the walls of my lungs."

- Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle  (via thatkindofwoman)

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Glen Fogel

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"Truly a library is a room of dreams."

- I, Hotel - Karen Tei Yamashita (via ladivergencia)


I told Miyazaki I love the “gratuitous motion” in his films; instead of every movement being dictated by the story, sometimes people will just sit for a moment, or they will sigh, or look in a running stream, or do something extra, not to advance the story but only to give the sense of time and place and who they are.

"We have a word for that in Japanese," he said. "It’s called ma. Emptiness. It’s there intentionally.”

Is that like the “pillow words” that separate phrases in Japanese poetry?

"I don’t think it’s like the pillow word." He clapped his hands three or four times. "The time in between my clapping is ma. If you just have non-stop action with no breathing space at all, it’s just busyness. But if you take a moment, then the tension building in the film can grow into a wider dimension. If you just have constant tension at 80 degrees all the time you just get numb.


- Rogert Ebert, on Hayao Miyazaki (via cosmofilius)

(Source: improv-is-easy)

"Don’t make stuff because you want to make money — it will never make you enough money. And don’t make stuff because you want to get famous — because you will never feel famous enough."

- John Green

"On sunny days
I spin my kaleidoscope —
one wheel changes colors,
the other shapes,
and I watch it all in front of my eyes
catching light and dancing,
every combination,
every hue,
it is all beautiful.

And I always regret never
telling you that
you were exactly
like my kaleidoscope,
you were beautiful
through and through,
no matter how the light hit you,
regardless if you were happy or sad,
you were innately beautiful."

- (via lucyquin)

"Love your mother, the most beautiful person on this earth. Our best critic, yet our strongest supporter."

- (via aheartofhope)

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Part of being an adult is learning to embrace the fact that anything you want to accomplish is going to be painful.