There were no sex classes. No friendship classes. No classes on how to navigate a bureaucracy, build an organization, raise money, create a database, buy a house, love a child, spot a scam, talk someone out of suicide, or figure out what was important to me. Not knowing how to do these things is what messes people up in life, not whether they know algebra or can analyze literature.
Rainbow Eucalyptus, is the only species of eucalyptus that grows in the northern hemisphere and is normally grown for its pulpwood, used to create white paper. But why does it look like it’s been painted? The secret behind the Rainbow Eucalyptus is that the trees shed multiple patches of bark every year, but not at the same time. As the patches are gone, the green inner bark is exposed, and as it matures it turns bluish, then orange, purple and maroon. This creates the rainbow effect.
THE GRADUATE (1967). Mike Nichols directs Buck Henry’s script of Charles Webb’s novel about a college graduate who falls in love with the daughter of the married older woman he is banging.
That was her business, not mine. you are what you love, not what loves you. I decided that a long time ago.
He loved her without
desperation and needs
With his naked soul,
he loved her,
of her clothed
in white dancing
beneath the moonlight
as the stars
grew jealous of the way
—Christopher Poindexter (via quotes-shape-us)