"You are so good. So good, you’re always feeling so much. And sometimes it feels like you’re gonna bust wide open from all the feeling, don’t it? People like you are the best in the world, but you sure do suffer for it."
Silas House, This is My Heart for You (via wethinkwedream)
"I want to live so densely, lush and slow in the next few years, that a year becomes ten years, and my past becomes only a page in the book of my life."
Nayyirah Waheed (via thatkindofwoman)
If you haven’t yet, you should. You feel me?
why do people say “don’t be a pussy” when talking about weakness more like “don’t be a man’s ego” because you know there isn’t nothing more fragile than that
because “pussy” is the shortened form of the word “pusillanimous”, which means “timid, cowardly”
and not the slang word for the female genital region?
literally no one else knows this. nobody.
This is great because one day at work a man angrily told me to mind his dog’s tail as I was stepping over it, to which I said something along the lines of “I’m sorry, I thought I was”, to which he replied, “yeah but HE doesn’t KNOW that.”
Oh, sorry I forgot to commune with him first? Should we sign a contract or…?
"She was the ocean and I was just a boy who loved the waves but was completely terrified to swim."
Christopher Poindexter (via t-hrone)
The last words said by Black youth before they were murdered by vigilantes/Policemen . Rest in peace. [Source: Shirin Barghi]
We begin to find and become ourselves when we notice how we are already found, already truly, entirely, wildly, messily, marvelously who we were born to be. The only problem is that there is also so much other stuff, typically fixations with how people perceive us, how to get more of the things that we think will make us happy, and with keeping our weight down. So the real issue is how do we gently stop being who we aren’t? How do we relieve ourselves of the false fronts of people-pleasing and affectation, the obsessive need for power and security, the backpack of old pain, and the psychic Spanx that keeps us smaller and contained?
Here’s how I became myself: mess, failure, mistakes, disappointments, and extensive reading; limbo, indecision, setbacks, addiction, public embarrassment, and endless conversations with my best women friends; the loss of people without whom I could not live, the loss of pets that left me reeling, dizzying betrayals but much greater loyalty, and overall, choosing as my motto William Blake’s line that we are here to learn to endure the beams of love."
The magnificent Anne Lamott on how to begin becoming the person you were meant to be.
If you read/watch one thing today, make it Dan Savage on the myth of “the one” and the uncomfortable secret of lasting love – the best relationship advice you’ll ever get.
Couldn’t agree more