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11:33pm April 19, 2014

“There are many ways that our mind protects us from present and past horrors. One way is by allowing us to forget. Forgetting is a constant fear in any writer’s life. For the immigrant writer, far from home, memory becomes an even deeper abyss. It is as if we had been forced to step under the notorious forgetting trees, the sabliyes, that our slave ancestors were told would remove their past from their heads and dull their desire to return home. We know we must pass under the tree, but we hold our breath and cross our fingers and toes and hope that the forgetting will not penetrate too deeply into our brains.

But what happens when we cannot tell our own stories, when our memories have temporarily abandoned us? What is left is longing for something we are not even sure we ever had but are certain we will never experience again.”

— Edwidge Danticat, Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work (via coyotegold)
11:25pm April 19, 2014
11:23pm April 19, 2014

“You’re told that you’re in your head too much, a phrase that’s often deployed against the quiet and cerebral. Or maybe there’s another word for such people: thinkers.”

— Susan Cain, Quiet (via larmoyante)
11:09pm April 19, 2014
asofteravenger:

let’s turn those smiles upside-down.

asofteravenger:

let’s turn those smiles upside-down.

11:08pm April 19, 2014

mostlyfiction:

I grew tired of
beating myself up
trying to get you
to love me.
When you were
finally in my presence,
all of the words
you swore you meant
became cold, and the
love that I thought
we had, had turned
as toxic as your
distant affections.

11:07pm April 19, 2014

“It’s the loudest way to live,
to love and be silent.”

— ||  Maza-Dohta   (via maza-dohta)
11:05pm April 19, 2014
tylerknott:

Typewriter Series #741 by Tyler Knott Gregson

tylerknott:

Typewriter Series #741 by Tyler Knott Gregson
11:03pm April 19, 2014
funnuraba:

bee movie is rated pg for parental guidance

funnuraba:

bee movie is rated pg for parental guidance

10:46pm April 19, 2014

1. It’s okay to love the rain.

2. You will fall in love again, remember that the heart is a muscle.

3. Don’t hold your breath for 20 years before you scream. You’ll end up with the worst migraine of your life.

4. You never should feel guilty about saying no. You do not owe explanations.

5. Don’t try to make yourself love men for the comfort of the world, it will eventually drain you of your color.

6. Never be ashamed of your laugh.

7. Lots of things are scary in this world. Not everything that is scary will hurt you. When she asks you to trust her, trust her.

8. God lives inside of your skin.

9. Your body isn’t something to be embarrassed of, but to love. Someone else will love it too.

10. Your heart will threaten you, but don’t let it stop you.

11. There will come times when you will skip things you want to try to appear perfect: don’t do it. Smoke a cigarette, get drunk, go skinny dipping, dance when you don’t know how. Cuss. Cry when you feel it stinging your eyes. Perfect is unattainable and unrealistic, you want to be flawed and jagged. You want to be yourself, you want to be all of the rough edges.

12. If it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it. Don’t apologize. If you don’t trust them, don’t do it. Don’t apologize.

13. Don’t put off school.

14. You will heal.

15. They won’t accept you when you come out. Love them anyway. Show them what it means to be gentle.

16. You won’t be beneath your mothers fists and your fathers shadow forever.

17. Most importantly, you have to learn how to love yourself before you can love anyone else.

— 17 things I wish my 15 year old self knew || Scarlette La Vaillante (via scarlettethewriter)
10:37pm April 19, 2014
10:09pm April 19, 2014
miss-eevee:

blackcaliente:

i guess you could call this
a moist owlet

ohhhh HOOOOO.

miss-eevee:

blackcaliente:

i guess you could call this

a moist owlet

ohhhh HOOOOO.

10:01pm April 19, 2014

veronicaspost:

jordynivy:

annaoverboard:

What if you wake up one morning and you’re in bed with the love of your life and they have their arm around you and their snoring like a fucking ass hole, but you can’t help but to smile and you hear a baby crying and it finally hits you, you’ve made it.
you beat the demons inside you, the voices, the darkness.
I look forward to that, to knowing I made it.

this deserve so many notes

This is so uplifting  

9:41pm April 19, 2014

“Why shouldn’t I hate her? She did the worst thing to me that anyone can do to anyone else. Let them believe that they’re loved and wanted and then show them that it’s all a sham.”

— Agatha Christie, The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side (via simply-quotes)
9:14pm April 19, 2014