The Dreamer Diaries

Day dreamer. columnist. eternal optimist. psychologist. avid tea drinker. teacher. bibliophile. feminist. counselor. sarcastic. awkward. wanderer. curiouser. political junkie. drama queen. neophile.

Anonymous asked: Ever read a great book only to find out that the author is a terrible person? I just found out one of the authors I loved when I was younger is an anti-feminist, and I'll be honest, it sucks ass, lol.

twentysomethingvagabond:

Yeah, it really does. I fucking loved Ender’s Game. I loved Ender’s Game so much I read it twice in two days. And then I read about Orson Scott Card. 

But let me tell you a secret anon. They can’t take that book away from you. You can love that book with all of your heart. Because it doesn’t belong to them anymore, it’s yours. And loving it doesn’t make you more terrible and having written incredible books doesn’t make their views correct. It’s a crap feeling and it takes a while to pass, but it doesn’t change your books. People are ever-changing. They’re good and bad, right and wrong, problematic and loving. You’re on the right track. 

As surely as there is a voyage away, there is a journey home.

—Jack Kornfield (via thecalminside)

anothertravelblogorwhatever:

View of Rome and St. Peter’s dome from the top of the Spanish Steps.
(Seriously, go to the steps EARLY. Like, before the sun comes up. There will be no one there.)
Piazza di Spagna, Rome

anothertravelblogorwhatever:

View of Rome and St. Peter’s dome from the top of the Spanish Steps.

(Seriously, go to the steps EARLY. Like, before the sun comes up. There will be no one there.)

Piazza di Spagna, Rome

(via stainedpoems)

designmeetstyle:

A designer’s office. Paint is used to tie together seating and storage. Trinkets and print inspiration are displayed on a large mood board, and books are treated like decor, arranged in multiple vignettes on the bookshelves. 

Recognize those mirrors on the back wall? They’re from this DIY.

(Source: designmeetstyle.com)

findinghomeinabook asked: Your response to the anon asking about orson Scott card and antifeminisim was one of the best things I've read all day, you're absolutely amazing

twentysomethingvagabond:

Awwwwwwwwwwww thank you. That means a lot! I just think that an author’s views are ultimately unimportant if they aren’t what you got from the text. I mean, I used to be an Ayn Rand fan lol. What I took from her books was a fundamental necessity of self-care. What she intended was the eradication of people she deemed lesser than herself. That was a shock to realize ;) Take what you like and leave the rest is my general life philosophy. You don’t need to be burdened by other people’s baggage.