"This is not
This is looking your death
in the mirrored eyes
and walking away.
There is such
in your steps."
its so fucking empowering. its way more empowering than letting it win(via sweetcheeksaremadeofthese)
"You’re looking for love & consistency from inconsistent people who don’t know love. And it’s stealing your hope."
"Do not mock a pain that you haven’t endured."
Unknown (via sereinsky)
"I don’t want to be
the other half of your soul.
I want to be the one
who reminds you
that you’re already whole."
G.S., soulstice (via sunflower-mama)
Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. I only just heard the sad, sad news of Robin Williams’s death. My wife sent me a message to tell me he had died, and, when I asked her what he died from, she told me something that nobody in the news seems to be talking about.
When people die from cancer, their cause of death can be various horrible things – seizure, stroke, pneumonia – and when someone dies after battling cancer, and people ask “How did they die?”, you never hear anyone say “pulmonary embolism”, the answer is always “cancer”. A Pulmonary Embolism can be the final cause of death with some cancers, but when a friend of mine died from cancer, he died from cancer. That was it. And when I asked my wife what Robin Williams died from, she, very wisely, replied “Depression”.
The word “suicide” gives many people the impression that “it was his own decision,” or “he chose to die, whereas most people with cancer fight to live.” And, because Depression is still such a misunderstood condition, you can hardly blame people for not really understanding. Just a quick search on Twitter will show how many people have little sympathy for those who commit suicide…
But, just as a Pulmonary Embolism is a fatal symptom of cancer, suicide is a fatal symptom of Depression. Depression is an illness, not a choice of lifestyle. You can’t just “cheer up” with depression, just as you can’t choose not to have cancer. When someone commits suicide as a result of Depression, they die from Depression – an illness that kills millions each year. It is hard to know exactly how many people actually die from Depression each year because the figures and statistics only seem to show how many people die from “suicide” each year (and you don’t necessarily have to suffer Depression to commit suicide, it’s usually just implied). But considering that one person commits suicide every 14 minutes in the US alone, we clearly need to do more to battle this illness, and the stigmas that continue to surround it. Perhaps Depression might lose some its “it was his own fault” stigma, if we start focussing on the illness, rather than the symptom. Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. He died from Depression*. It wasn’t his choice to suffer that."
"I can’t abandon
the person I used to be
so I carry her"
365 Days of Haiku, Day #123 (via idreamof-pb)
"But if these years have taught me anything it is this: you can never run away. Not ever. The only way out is in."
Junot Díaz (via onlinebabe)
"Other people are not medicine."
It took me 9 years to figure that out (via l-eer)
"I’ve got death inside me. It’s just a question of whether or not I can outlive it."
Don DeLillo, White Noise (via mayahansens)
"I want a soul mate who can sit me down, shut me up, tell me ten things I don’t already know, and make me laugh. I don’t care what you look like, just turn me on."
Henry Rollins (via thatkindofwoman)
i don’t laugh so easy anymore and everything
takes just a little more effort
and maybe some of the same things still make me happy
but nothing’s really been the same
since you forgot about me.
"Let people feel the weight of who you are and let them deal with it."
John Eldridge (via x09)
"If I cut you off, chances are, you handed me the scissors."
Unknown (via wolf-cub)
""If you could love the wrong one so much, imagine how much you will love the right one."-Unknown"
This just tore up a bit of scar tissue on my heart that’s been a brighter pink lately.. (via thatkindofwoman)
1. It begins at around 3 o’clock in the afternoon; you want to go to bed more than anything.
2. You listen to the same song on repeat until all you want to do is cry.
3. Mood swings set on like nothing before.
4. You feel weak for no reason.
5. All you want is someone who will listen to you. You want a best friend.
6. At night, sometimes you begin to shake for no reason.
7. You stop caring about many things.
8. Life doesn’t seem as appealing as people make it out to be.
9. You find yourself on what you think is a one-way street.
10. It ends at 6 o’clock in the morning, when you have to face daylight again."
thisisourunknown; Ten Signs You’re Falling Apart (via thisisourunknown)