And there you have it. I won’t delete my account, but its sole purpose will be to stalk my girlfriend. I am unfollowing everyone else. Tumblr is soulless, it’s even more dehumanizing than Facebook It encourages group think rather than individual thought, and discourages authenticity and creativity. The act of “liking” or “reblogging” is superficial, and I am disgusted by the competitive need that people have to receive validation through their followers. Kudos to you if you break the mold, but I’m not interested in having my life sucked away by a mindless stream of images and gifs, or social justice rampages that begin and end on the internet. Get offline and do something.
bright star, would i were stedfast as thou art - / not in lone splendour hung aloft the night / and watching, with eternal lids apart, / like nature’s patient, sleepless eremite, / the moving waters at their priestlike task / of pure ablution round earth’s human shores, / or gazing on the new soft-fallen masque / of snow upon the mountains and the moors - / no - yet still stedfast, still unchangeable / pillow’d upon my fair love’s ripening breast, / to feel for ever its soft swell and fall, / awake for ever in a sweet unrest, / still, still to hear her tender-taken breath, / and so live ever - or else swoon in death.