Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you...– Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad (via delucazade)
mehreenkasana: This drone was brought to you by a Nobel Peace Laureate.
I can simultaneously be angry with white supremacy and love white people. I can...– thisiswhiteprivilege (via peanuuutmilk)
You don’t get to choose how you are going to die. Or when. You can only decide...– Joan Baez (via myquotelibrary)
carlous12: Love can be express in many ways, and can be presented in many form, but Love has never been so beautiful ever since he took the shape of your smile and the exclusiveness of your name
The American idea of racial progress is measured by how fast I become white.– James Baldwin, “On Language, Race, and the Black Writer” (via ethiopienne)
anchoring the vagabond.
ambiguous-transparency: I smile like dead cities sometimes, the ones that have lights crawling along the skylines like centipedes with dim legs but you should know, you’ve seen me hide in the morning fog. (He used to find himself along the curvatures of my chapped lips, he told me he liked my raspy voice blown out of my throat because it made my smile look more beautifully familiar.) I always...
My life in the dark
carlous12: We all have something in common and that is life. We do things through it that defines us good or evil. We lives as much as we can according to our personality. Still, i want to ask you is that the way you wish you have lived your life? What do you think of your life? Take a little moment and think through it from the beginning to where you are. Well this is a story of My Life when...
Because when Kony 2012 came out, that was a big deal. But when Inuit children...– littleojibwe throwing down some hard truths. (via marrymejasonsegel) Yep. (via mehreenkasana)
girlbrokendown: “I used to work in a place like this” she said as we both watched the staff scurry between the office and the outside, swiping cards for freedom’s pass into the other realm, the one that would never quite feel like home again as she told me that it could happen to anyone “I used to work in a place like this” while they told us no and where we couldn’t go because it wasn’t time,...
I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage with my books, my family and a...– Thomas Jefferson, from a letter to Alexander Donald dated 7 February 1788. (via bookoasis)
Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something,...– Nora Ephron (via atomos)
Literature was the passport to enter a larger life; that is, the zone of...– Susan Sontag (via teachingliteracy)
Just Follow Where The Light Goes
themeanderinglion: In her stammering scintillations She owned the forlorn vesper Famished for an abeyance She was an armada of light A sprinkled sugar in the lattices Of a cobwebbed chandelier The ubiquity of the dark sky Was already her possession But she cannot see her petals That are tightly curled, of a sudden Wide open like a moonflower Fringing the dominion of The fringeless...
Death twitches my ear. Live, he says, I am coming.– Virgil (via creatingaquietmind)
matt-is-just-around-the-corner: I run my fingers along the arch of your back tracing constellations that reflects on your skin, with every touch I find familiar stars who’s names I won’t forget and stellar strangers who I’m yet to meet Dear— introduce me to the universe, I am eager to know their names.
eternallycoilingserpent: Take a drive— enjoy the lights Blot out the sun and call the night It’s all here— everything is right This is the aftermath proceeding the fight Spread your wings— ascend in flight Separate the clouds and breathe, you might Feel the salt air— the wind chill bites See what you’ve created when you end the plight
Anonymous asked: Okay, I've gotta be honest, first...
ladyatheist: You’re welcome. I keep telling people that the key is, when you get offended by something, stop, re-read the post about two more times, and then examine why you’re mad. If you go with that first knee-jerk reaction you’ll do nothing but contribute to the problem (and probably end up missing the entire point). Examining why you reacted the way you did will lead you to checking your...
I scatter my voice to the four corners of the town the water shapes time there...– Abdourahman Waberi, from “Truce” (translated by Patrick Williamson)
writerbloc: sleep-sweet: We’re all bad people, we all killed someone we all self-harm we all kiss other boys and girls when our boy or girl is sitting at home crying. we all snort coke we all hold up 7-11s. we all want to watch the world burn hindenburg red. we all fall in love with the wrong people we all fuck strangers in bathrooms at parties we’re all bad people just some of us have the...
writerbloc: in-evitable: I love the way how shadows drape over bare skin, how they tuck away like scribbled secrets in the curves and creases made by muscle and bone. I’d often find my eyes just tracing down your spine between the borders of light and shadow like they were the many faces of the moon. and a lot of times I’d feel the absence of heat, how my hands were just trying to get a ...
Water: no matter how much, there is still not enough. Come rain, come thunder,...– Marin Sorescu, from “Fountains in the Sea” (translated by Seamus Heaney and Joana Russell-Gebbett)
i take what i can get
rippedfishnets: 1 later. late night, you’re shirtless, neck firm and pillow pressed to your chest as you lie in bed backside up. lights dimmed. spread across your sheets: an array of gauze and ointment. you’re biting hard into a stuffed animal i’m dressing your wounds (kiss each bruise, lick off the dried blood coat every gash in saliva?) and i’m trying not to glamorize what they did to you. ...
What to do with this grief today? I don’t know what good is sadness unless we...– Sandra Cisneros from her April 14, 2011 letter (via popca)
You'll Find Her Among Ghosts.
daydreamsonlooseleafpaper: She’s indifferent to her beauty - now that’s a stunning feature. Comfortable with where her facial attributes sit and how her hair frizzes in even the slightest bit of humidity. She’s comfortable with the way her skin sits centimetres away from her bones; she loves the way it breathes after her daily sprint. Did you know, she used to sit in piles of National Geographic...
daydreamsonlooseleafpaper: Let me tell you why I haven’t written a piece on fathers. The same reason I give back the roses on my door step on Valentines; the same reason I ask for no presents on my birthday. Crowds are vicious. The most beautiful things become toxic where there is over-population. I was given a chance to live three lifetimes - four including the one I write you with. One of a...
Made rebloggable :)
samirathejerk: Dear Future Daughter, People will constantly advise you and tell you what to do with your life, who you should marry and how you should live, I may even do that once in a while but don’t ever fall into the trap of living our dreams. We may want you to be a doctor but if you want to be an artist living in a cool loft, waiting tables and rollerblading everywhere? Do that shit....
Pain is important: how we evade it, how we succumb to it, how we deal with it,...– Audre Lorde (via thechocolatebrigade)
The real world is where the monsters are.– Rick Riordan (via nathanielstuart)
To live in this world, you must be able to do three things to love what is...– Mary Oliver, “In Blackwater Woods” (via trusimplicity)
carlous12: In the middle of the night i will wake up, sweep my hand on the bed dreaming that she is next to me. She had robbed me from this dream, cuz just as the leafs fall from the tree during the fall season, she has sailed away from my heart and wiill never come back…
Isn't Reverse Racism About Priorities & The...
karnythia: seekingwillow: karnythia: The number of white people who think “Reverse racism”, “Black people were mean to me once in 6th grade” & “POC won’t date me! They’re racist!” are relevant to conversations between people who have to worry about racism killing them & destroying their communities boggles my mind. We’re over here trying to save our cultures, our kids, & our...
Reason #109: Chungyen, rest in peace
morereasonsyoushouldntfuckkids: [general trigger warning for child sexual abuse, abusive relationships] I want a survivor funeral. Seven years ago, I was in an abusive relationship. It was relatively short (just a few months), but it happened at a time in my life when I was extremely vulnerable (the same year the sexual abuse was discovered, among other issues). I was easily manipulated— too...
"how did i get here?"
the-peony: you know when you’re constantly in this perpetual state of “what the fuck is happening to my life?” and everything around you keeps going wrong — my life is that kind of shit storm right now. you keep wondering “when will this crap end?” — what you don’t know is, it’s about to get worse. or people say “you have it better than most, so feel good about your life” what do i care if i...
mehreenkasana: musafeer: Meanwhile, on Tumblr: http://trans-deity.tumblr.com/ Just. Shoot. Me. Now. Look at this gem. I don’t know if I should be laughing or crying or both.
whoneedsfeminism: Photo: Yesterday, my mother confided to me that the reason she was fired from her longtime job at a prominent financial firm was that she refused to sleep with her boss. I found out because now, ten years later, her new boss has begun to make suggestive comments to her in private and she is afraid of being fired again. My mother is a single working woman. She is the first and...