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My name is Ashley Mangan. I'm twenty years old. I like being an observer, capturing/creating beauty, and making lists.

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What I love about language
Is what I love about fog:
What comes between us and things
Grants them shine.
— "Fog Suite", Mark Doty

The Lumineers - Dead Sea

Like the Dead Sea
You told me I was like the Dead Sea
You’ll never sink when you are with me

Oh Lord, like the Dead Sea

Whoa, I’m like the Dead Sea
The finest words you ever said to me
Honey can’t you see,
I was born to be, be your Dead Sea

I’ve decided to start cooking more. Tonight I made garlic thyme roasted sweet potatoes. These were amazing, from this recipe.

I’ve decided to start cooking more. Tonight I made garlic thyme roasted sweet potatoes. These were amazing, from this recipe.

Just cut my hair shorter than ever, and I love it!

Just cut my hair shorter than ever, and I love it!

Trees in Keo, AR

Trees in Keo, AR

Taken in Keo, AR. The dragonflies there are intensely green.

Taken in Keo, AR. The dragonflies there are intensely green.

Allow events to change you. You have to be willing to grow. Growth is different from something that happens to you. You produce it. You live it. The prerequisites for growth: the openness to experience events and the willingness to be changed by them.

First song I’ve learned on the ukelele: “Fuck Was I” by Jenny Owen Youngs. I’m still not any good, but I’m having fun.

A project I did for my origami class about a year ago. I miss doing stuff like this.

A project I did for my origami class about a year ago. I miss doing stuff like this.

The experience of falling in love is the emotional shock produced by a sudden reorientation of personal attention. But such an experience is not yet love. To sustain that attention over time, even at great cost, is what it means to love.