Brave doesn’t mean you’re not scared. It means you go on even though you’re scared.
Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give
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“I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life."
The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, Sylvia Plath
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01.12.21 | Cold Memories ❄️
Old but gold pictures that remind me of the times I celebrated the holidays with my friends in the mountains. I miss the snow but I don’t miss the people I was with. Cutting them off was one of the best decisions I ever made in my life.
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"I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself."
-Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis-
(Artwork by Mimmo Paladino)
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The earth is littered with the ruins of empires that believed they were eternal.
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I truly hope that one day you’ll be able to forgive yourself. You were never hard to love - you just always felt so responsible for those around you that I don’t think you ever stopped to take care of yourself. I loved you so much - but I just couldn’t be the one to fix you.
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There was something strange about the night in its mingling of placid, accustomed beauty with the omens of rising storm...
- Lucy Maud Montgomery | Emily Climbs
textile art: Rachel Wright
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the feminine urge to go stargazing where I look at the stars and he looks at me.
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i clung to your hands so that something human might exist in the chaos.
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—Ada Limón, from Bright Dead Things
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"I don't wanna look at anything else now that I saw you. I don't wanna think of anything else now that I thought of you"
Daylight (Lover), Taylor Swift
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We live in the middle of things which have all been destined to die.
The Senecan Praemeditatio
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Tamar: "Your heart is in your eyes, Your Highness."
Tolya: "Tamar knows because that's the way she looks at her wife."
Tamar: "I am free to look at my wife any which way I please."
Tolya: "But Zoya is not Nikolai's wife."
Nikolai: "I'm standing right here. And there is nothing in my eyes except the never-ending dust you two kick up."
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—Neil Gaiman, How to Talk to Girls at Parties (from M is for Magic)
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I couldn't help but feel stupid. Technology today makes it so easy to reach one another - I mean, we all literally live with our phones glued to our hands. Yet still, he didn't call, he didn't text, he didn't reply. All it would take is the tap of a few buttons - and he wasn't even doing that. Any sane person would take the hint, but here I am, staring at my phone willing it to ring.
He isn’t going to call. // 12/2/21
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letters to milena
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it felt like you threw me
so far from myself
i’ve been trying to find my way back ever since
the sun and her flowers, rupi kaur
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