1. Date a girl who reads

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    You should date a girl who reads.
    Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

    Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag. She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she has found the book she wants. You see that weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a secondhand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow and worn.

    She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

    Buy her another cup of coffee.

    Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.

    It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas, for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry and in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

    She has to give it a shot somehow.

    Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.

    Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who read understand that all things must come to end, but that you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

    Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series.

    If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

    You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

    You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

    Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

    Or better yet, date a girl who writes.

    ―Rosemarie Urquico

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  2. "En sí, la homosexualidad está tan limitada como la heterosexualidad: lo ideal sería ser capaz de amar a una mujer o a un hombre, a cualquier ser humano, sin sentir miedo, inhibición u obligación."
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  3. "¡Tan grande es el trabajo que le cuesta a la historia descubrir la verdad! Pues para los que vienen más tarde, el tiempo pasado se interpone, y roba el conocimiento de los hechos; y las relaciones contemporáneas de las vidas y acciones, o bien por envidia, o bien por lisonja y adulación, corrompen y desfiguran la verdad."
    Vida de Pericles, Plutarco (via nadie-nisiquieralalluvia)
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  4. "Me gusta tu manera de mirarme. Me gustan tus abrazos. Me gusta como dices mi nombre. Me gustan tus besos. Me gusta que no te puedas enojar conmigo. Me gusta que siempre sabes como hacerme sentir mejor. Me gusta tu lunar junto a la boca. Me gusta causarte escalofríos. Me gusta como te preocupas por mi. Me gusta que siempre sabes que decir. Me gusta el poder contarte cualquier cosa. Me gusta que me tengas confianza. Me gusta la forma en que te desesperas. Me gusta tu sonrisa. Me gusta oírte cantar. Me gusta tu risa. Me gusta la manera en que me haces sentir. Me gusta como apareciste en mi vida. Me gusta tu persistencia. Me gusta tu inteligencia. Me gustan tus chistes malos. Me gusta tu voz. Me gusta tu inocencia. Me gusta tu madurez. Me gusta tu manera de ver la vida. Me gusta que me veas en un futuro contigo. Me gustan tus planes. Me gusta tu sarcasmo. Me gustan tus comentarios. Me gusta tu manera de pensar. Me gustas tal y como eres, no quisiera que cambiaras nada de ti, así como eres, me haces feliz, así como eres, te quiero."

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    [Casi casi como si lo hubiera dicho yo]

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  5. Three young men in a bus and a nice young lady in a restaurant

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    There were three men on the back of a bus: one in the last row, one in the second to last, the other in the third to last.

    They all had their windows opened in a desperate attempt to get some wind. The humid night gave no quarters and it was hotter then that at midday. All three young men just…

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