"When I was about 20 years old, I met an old pastor’s wife who told me that when she was young and had her first child, she didn’t believe in striking children, although spanking kids with a switch pulled from a tree was standard punishment at the time. But one day, when her son was four or five, he did something that she felt warranted a spanking–the first in his life. She told him that he would have to go outside himself and find a switch for her to hit him with.
The boy was gone a long time. And when he came back in, he was crying. He said to her, “Mama, I couldn’t find a switch, but here’s a rock that you can throw at me.”
All of a sudden the mother understood how the situation felt from the child’s point of view: that if my mother wants to hurt me, then it makes no difference what she does it with; she might as well do it with a stone.
And the mother took the boy into her lap and they both cried. Then she laid the rock on a shelf in the kitchen to remind herself forever: never violence. And that is something I think everyone should keep in mind. Because if violence begins in the nursery one can raise children into violence.”❞
it’s been 1 year since the most influential event of all time
I have installed XKit, Usermenu+, and Find Blogs. Why aren’t similar blogs showing up when I hover over people’s avatars?
an endless list of perfect artists
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Only to find my lungs empty
And through the night, so it seems I’m not breathing
And now my dreams are nothing like they were meant to be.”
FANGIRL CHALLENGE | [1/5] Casts » The Cast of Harry Potter
“Of the actors, I can only say, I could never have dreamt the talent that we’d have had in these films, but there are seven that in private, I refer to as the big seven. And that’s Dan, Rupert, Emma, Matt, Evanna, Bonnie and Tom. And they cannot know how much I love them, what amazing things they did for my favourite characters, and I just thank them for lending us their talent and all their hard work. And then finally, as everyone else has said, but I need to say it most of all. No story lives unless someone wants to listen. So thank you, all of you. The stories we love best do live in us forever. So, whether you come back by page, or by the big screen. Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.”
- JK Rowling
Alex & Matt after filming the Doctor and River’s kiss at their wedding - Doctor Who Confidential S06E13 - When Time Froze
The little things about this gifset really make it worth while. The way Dean only passes a glance at Kevin before moving to Cas. The way he pulls his knife out, just in case. The way their hands brush as Dean steadies Cas, looking him over. The way their eyes meet briefly before Dean looks away, surveying the damage. The way Cas watches Dean’s hand leave his arm, as if he suddenly realized it was there only by the fact that it was now gone.
Yeah. The little things.
The way Cas watches Dean’s hand leave his arm, as if he suddenly realized it was there only by the fact that it was now gone.