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Goldie, 21 years old (and rapidly aging). Vancouverite studying at University of Toronto. Got into grad school, through hell and high water.
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"   The future had suddenly become unknowable: anything could happen: the train of my life had jumped the rails and headed off across the fields and coming down the lane with me, then.   "
Neil Gaiman
"   Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.   "
bell hooks
"   Being frightened of things is worse than the things themselves.   "
L.M. Montgomery
→ How America Lost Vladimir Putin

Last fall, demonstrators in Kiev began demanding that Ukraine move closer to the European Union. At the time, the Obama White House was deeply skeptical of Putin and paying little attention to the former Soviet bloc, according to Weiss. White House officials had come to see Russia as a foreign-policy dead end, not a source of potential successes.

Deferring to European officials, the Obama administration backed a plan that would have moved Ukraine closer to the EU and away from a pro-Russian economic bloc created by Putin. Critics said it was a mistake to make Ukraine choose sides. Jack F. Matlock, who served as U.S. ambassador to Moscow from 1987 to 1991, said that years of escalating protests by Putin made it clear he believed the West was surrounding him with hostile neighbors. And for centuries, Russian leaders have viewed a friendly Ukraine as vital to Moscow’s defense.”

"   You know you can set fire to the capacity to say.   "
Neil Gaiman
"   I was angry. Whoever it is you fall in love with for the first time, not just love but be in love with, is the one who will always make you angry, the one you can’t be logical about.   "
Jeanette Winterson