"be humble for you are made of earth,
be noble for you are made of stars"
olivia. writer. over-enthusiast. i'm basically just a student at washington college with a tendency for falling in love with words and strangers.

hillary clinton travelled back in time to wish me well. #backtoWAC #oliviasmove2

dinner with dad at cpk 🍕 #oliviasmove2

finally finished packing!!! #oliviasmove2

halfway done? we think? #oliviasmove2

so glad I got to have a coffee date with @roshnigorur before we both head in different directions. #bestfriends #oliviasmove2


tips for college:

  • no 1 cares if you eat alone in the dining hall
  • dont be scared of upperclassmen they dont care
  • dont raise your hand to go to the bathroom 
  • dont bring a handwritten sick note from ur mom

luke and i are building an airport before i go grab a coffee with my best friend.

less than 24 hours to go

oh my god olivia you’re going to d i e

fritz my darling do not worry. i think most of it is still packed from when i came home four months ago

keep an eye out on twitter, instagram, and here as i liveblog my descent into hell by starting my packing the day before i leave. you can follow all the action, elation, and procrastination with the tag: #oliviasmove2

Physics says: go to sleep. Of course
you’re tired. Every atom in you
has been dancing the shimmy in silver shoes
nonstop from mitosis to now.
Quit tapping your feet. They’ll dance
inside themselves without you. Go to sleep.

Geology says: it will be all right. Slow inch
by inch America is giving itself
to the ocean. Go to sleep. Let darkness
lap at your sides. Give darkness an inch.
You aren’t alone. All of the continents used to be
one body. You aren’t alone. Go to sleep.

Astronomy says: the sun will rise tomorrow,
Zoology says: on rainbow-fish and lithe gazelle,
Psychology says: but first it has to be night, so
Biology says: the body-clocks are stopped all over town
History says: here are the blankets, layer on layer, down and down.

- Albert Goldbarth, “The Sciences Sing a Lullaby” (via luelil)

(Source: poets.org)