The Quest for a Sputnik
There is no cream that is ‘anti-aging’… There is no cream that fixes wrinkles. I’m sorry, but there’s not. … Stop microscoping all your lines and really embrace them. It means you’ve lived this great life.
If you think of someone enough, you’re sure to meet them again.
Haruki Murakami - Samsa in Love (via murakamistuff)
kateoplis:

There’s no such thing as “almost” in love. 
You did love me. You still do. You always will.

kateoplis:

There’s no such thing as “almost” in love.

You did love me. You still do. You always will.

kateoplis:

“‘Men are more likely to initiate kissing before sex, when it might be used for arousal purposes, whereas women are more likely to initiate kissing after sex, where it might better serve a relationship maintenance function.’ …
A lot of good kissing was associated with a better relationship and satisfaction with the amount of sex. Lots of sex, however, wasn’t related to the quality of the relationship. … [O]verall, women rated kissing as more important than men did. Women were also more likely than men to feel a change in attraction after a first kiss. Long-term partners said kissing was more important than did those in short-term relationships. …
Kissing could all boil down to smell, acting mostly as a way of getting people close enough to take a deep whiff of each other….
One of the earliest written mentions of kissing appears in the Vedic scriptures dating back to at least 1,500 B.C. ‘Kissing was initially described as inhaling the other person’s spirit,’… And what’s known as an Inuit kiss ‘involved placing your nose on a loved one’s cheek or forehead and inhaling deeply.’
In the end, kissing may be a good tool, but a good face sniff could work just as well.”
Read on: NPR
art: William Mortensen, 1930

kateoplis:

“‘Men are more likely to initiate kissing before sex, when it might be used for arousal purposes, whereas women are more likely to initiate kissing after sex, where it might better serve a relationship maintenance function.’ …

A lot of good kissing was associated with a better relationship and satisfaction with the amount of sex. Lots of sex, however, wasn’t related to the quality of the relationship. … [O]verall, women rated kissing as more important than men did. Women were also more likely than men to feel a change in attraction after a first kiss. Long-term partners said kissing was more important than did those in short-term relationships. …

Kissing could all boil down to smell, acting mostly as a way of getting people close enough to take a deep whiff of each other….

One of the earliest written mentions of kissing appears in the Vedic scriptures dating back to at least 1,500 B.C. ‘Kissing was initially described as inhaling the other person’s spirit,’… And what’s known as an Inuit kiss ‘involved placing your nose on a loved one’s cheek or forehead and inhaling deeply.’

In the end, kissing may be a good tool, but a good face sniff could work just as well.”

Read on: NPR

art: William Mortensen, 1930

kateoplis:

39-years old

kateoplis:

“The primary hunger of my life has been loneliness and the starvation for true connection.”

— Kate Christensen, Blue Plate Special

Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.