r h y m e s | w i t h | r e a s o n

r h y m e s | w i t h | r e a s o n

RHYA MARLENE
In my search for/practice of
ampersands & distant lands
blazing suns & dirty puns
histories & similies
rational drama & the Oxford comma
...these are the original stories that follow.
Happy Revolutionary Anniversary to Hungary! We especially enjoyed  learning more about Hungarian history through free museums and  reduced entry to St. Stephen’s Basilica. #ststephens #basilica #neobaroque #budapest #hungary
This is Amsterdam: Anne Frank’s house and the church she wrote about.
I don’t have a bucket list because  I don’t want to limit myself by my lack of creativity. For instance, I never would have imagined #skiing in the #alps in #lesgets #france. Wow. Good luck getting me back, America. #nofilter
I’m almost done obsessing over the #alps, #lacleman, and the fact that this view is from my friend’s backyard. Okay, fine, not even close to being done.
The world is mine.
I think might want this.
When I was 17, my friend gave me a red piece of yarn that was cut from a large spool and symbolized how we’re always connected, even if we never see each other again. I love the thought of that, so I sometimes would give people I knew I’d never see again a piece of red yarn that I had cut from my own spool. I said I’d never take mine off.
With time, I stopped wearing mine because it was a health code violation at work or was considered jewelry in Dr. Haluska’s class. The original one finally broke after me never taking it off.
About a month ago, one of those people who had received one that I knew I’d never see again sent me a message, telling me he keeps the piece of red yarn in a box with the rest of his emotions.
I need to bring back my red yarn practice. But since I can’t wear it, perhaps a tattoo like this, but in red.
Today is the first day of class and my last day in Berlin. After a month, 7 flights, 9 cities, over 56 hours of bus and train rides, and so many stories, Ampelmann says it’s time to GO back to France.
#sunrise this morning in #copenhagen

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1.Stop posting negative sh*t about celebrities on social media. Miley Cyrus does not care what you think about her haircut, Justin Bieber does not care what you think of his tattoos and Gwyneth Paltrow couldn’t care less regarding what you think about her diet.

2. Stop resenting yourself for drunk texting your ex. Sure, its a little embarrassing, but at least you’re addressing your feelings. Not that you should aim to drink an entire bottle of rum then see what happens, but… roll with the punches.

3. Leave the country. If you don’t have money, look into doing charity work abroad. Some programs will sponsor you.

4. If you hate your job, quit your job. Repeat after me: THE MONEY IS NOT WORTH IT. Food and shelter are clutch though, so make sure you have another job lined up.

5. Stop beating yourself up for skipping the gym on days you truly didn’t have time. But also, stop skipping the gym on days you had plenty of time to go.

6. Make up — not to be confused with make out — with an ex.

7. Rid yourself of enemies. Apologize for what you did wrong and forgive those who have wronged you.

8. Rid yourself of “frenemies.” Don’t spend 2014 surrounded by people you secretly despise.

9. If you think somebody is cute, say “hi” and introduce yourself. Every relationship you have ever had started with a greeting.

10. Leave your phone number for someone. Worst-case scenario: you won’t get a call and maybe you’ll feel a tiny bit embarrassed. Regardless of the outcome, you put yourself out there and probably made the other person’s day.

11. Stop caring about how many people “like” your Instagram photos. If you like the photo enough to post it, what else matters? Social media anxiety is a waste of time.

12. Cross something off your bucket list. Sky dive, bungee jump, scuba dive, etc. Don’t make excuses as to why you can’t accomplish something, and check out

13. Stop hating yourself for eating dessert. A piece of birthday cake is a right, not a privilege.

14. Keep a journal. It doesn’t have to be something you use daily, but documenting your experiences is incredibly important. You’ll appreciate it later.

15. Strengthen relationships with family members. Blood is thicker than water.

16. Help strangers. “Pay it forward,” do good things for the world — and don’t post a Facebook status about it.

17. Conquer a fear. Personally, I fear Bikram yoga.

18. Turn off your smartphone at dinner.

19. Don’t check your Twitter feed when you’re with friends.

20. Try a fashion trend you never thought you could pull off. And, do it with confidence. Floppy hats, snap backs, Harem pants; you can do it!

21. Double-text without fear. THOU SHALL NOT BE IGNORED!

22. Shop locally, eat locally and recognize where your money is going. Consumers control the economy, so visit the mom-and-pop coffee shop down the street instead of Starbucks. Shop at boutiques rather than chains (they aren’t all expensive — trust me). Try Etsy.com instead of retail conglomerates.

23. Cry. When you’re happy and when you’re sad; embrace your emotions as they come.

24. Stop being so shallow. Next time you find yourself judging someone based on his or her appearance, imagine the person standing in front of you saying, “I’m beautiful.” You’ll start to believe it.

25. If you want someone to commit to you, vocalize it. Don’t settle for being someone’s “f*ck buddy” if that isn’t what you want. “Together” is the waiting period between “talking” and “dating”; purgatory shouldn’t last forever.

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— 25 New Year’s Resolutions Every Person Should Actually Make for 2014, Elite Daily (via brookeyfbaby)

(via intersectionofthought)

I’m writing a new play because it’s the right thing to do and because it kind of gives me new life. I don’t know why I waited so long to say yes.