"It’s messing people up, this social pressure to “find your passion” and “know what it is you want to do”. It’s perfectly fine to just live your moments fully, and marvel as many small and large passions, many small and large purposes enter and leave your life. For many people there is no realization, no bliss to follow, no discovery of your life’s purpose. This isn’t sad, it’s just the way things are. Stop trying to find the forest and just enjoy the trees."

Sally Coulter 

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"She is like a person striking a match that will not light."

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf (via wavingtovirginia)

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"I am excited to see a generation of women who will raise their boys to be good rather than their girls to be scared."

Date By Numbers  (via masturbationdestination)

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theantidote:

People’s memories are maybe the fuel they burn to stay alive.

— Haruki Murakami, After Dark

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"She imagines him imagining her. This is her salvation."

Margaret Atwood. The blind assassin (via oorequiemoo)

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"It’s always surprising to me how many young women think they have to be perfect. I rarely meet a young man who doesn’t think he already is."

 Hillary Clinton speaking at Simmons Leadership Conference (via boyhands)

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"

When you live in the dark for so long, you begin to love it. And it loves you back, and isn’t that the point? You think, the face turns to the shadows, and just as well. It accepts, it heals, it allows.



But it also devours.

"

Carver, Raymond. Late Fragment.  (via fathomage)

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"Never let your girl stand out in a thunderstorm too long, it will become her resurrection. The wind and bassdrum of water is the same thing as CPR, 32 beats before she leans her head back and laughs in a way that sounds like she’s finally alive. The lightning will be a defibrillator right across her brainstem and her eyes will become full of an unbearable brightness, too powerful to stare into and too beautiful to turn away from. She has become witch in that instant as if her whole body is trembling with a magic so potent it could atomize her, as if the only thing tying her to her personhood is just her skin. All else has become a tempest.
Please. Don’t you know that lightning burns five times hotter than the sun? You will see her like that with her wild nature exploding from her cautious one - you will see her like that, that perfect moment of being recklessly undone - and she will burn herself into you for an eternity. You cannot stare into the heart of that and not just fall in love."

You will hear her every time it rains, every time the wind blows. You will think of that wonderful, terrifying joy. For that moment, you wondered if her smile is the reason the sky sends storms. /// r.i.d (via inkskinned)

"I want to tell what the forests
were like

I will have to speak
in a forgotten language"

W.S. Merwin, Witness

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"The path isn’t a straight line; it’s a spiral. You continually come back to things you thought you understood and see deeper truths."

Barry H. Gillespie (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

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Daily Effects of White Privilege by Peggy McIntosh (via White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack)

jnc-ink:

1. I can if I wish arrange to be in the company of people of my race most of the time.

2. I can avoid spending time with people whom I was trained to mistrust and who have learned to mistrust my kind or me.

3. If I should need to move, I can be pretty sure of renting or purchasing housing in an…

"They burned the bridge, then ask why I don’t visit."

Ugo Eze  (via castnoanchors)

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"Go to sleep. Let darkness
lap at your sides. Give darkness an inch.
You aren’t alone. All of the continents used to be
one body. You aren’t alone. Go to sleep."

Albert Goldbarth, from The Sciences Sing A Lullaby  (via likeanoldstory)

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"Have you ever wondered if you were the words someone else clung onto? What if the “I’ll call you in the morning” or “We’ll talk really soon” or even an “I love you” that you never followed up on was enough to break that person?"

Josh Baker (via joshalexbaker)

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"I want to tell you I miss
you with no subtext. No guilt,
no anger, no expectation
that you’ll fix it. I don’t want
you to feel bad or to tell
me it will get better. This
is where we are meant to be
right now – me apart from you,
my hands a little empty and
my heart a little sad.
I just miss you.
I wanted you to know."

anne, fyi (via m-anque)

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