Nerdbrarian

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28. Somerville, MA. Librarian and teacher. Activist and volunteer. Bi/queer feminist. Nerd and fangirl. Dhamma follower, book-worm, Trekkie, forgetful vegan, tama'ita'i palu'ava. Mainer-turned-Bostonian-turned-Somervillen.

"Some people have said that if you look at reality with the eyes of a Buddhist, you become pessimistic. But to think in terms of either pessimism or optimism oversimplifies the truth. The problem is the see reality as it is. A pessimistic attitude can never create the calm and serene smile which blossoms on the lips of the Bodhisattvas and all others who obtain the Way."
Thich Nhat Hanh, The Miracle of Mindfulness
— 11 months ago with 35 notes
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