❝we are touching too much.
when i look at your face. i see my own.❞
I Bruise Easily → 10 plays
❝I’ve stopped being sorry for all my soft. I won’t apologise because I miss you, or because I said it, or because I text you first, or again. I think everyone spends too much time trying to close themselves off. I don’t want to be cool or indifferent, I want to be honest. If I love you at 5AM, I’d damn well rather that you know I felt it. If I love you two hours later, I’ll tell you then too. Listen, I won’t wait double the time it takes for you to text me back because I don’t want to. I don’t care enough to be patient with you. I’m happy, you made me feel that way, don’t you want to know? So that’s how it’s going to be. I’m going to leave myself as open as a church door. And I’m going to wake you up before the crack of dawn to tell you that I’m fucking joyful, no pretending, not from me, not ever. Would you like some coffee, would you please kiss me? Here, these are my hands, this is my mouth, it is all yours.❞
Love is often feared because it is constant. There is a thrill about falling, because in order to let yourself fall you’re forced into faith, into believing that there is someone waiting to catch you. But the fall is endless. Instead the thrill is maximized with every passing moment, every…
❝Last night I was thinking how I love that we still sleep arms and legs entangled. I could spend my entire life in the nook of your neck as the morning light seeps in.❞
❝It’s just that I don’t want to be somebody’s crush. If somebody likes me, I want them to like the real me, not what they think I am. And I don’t want them to carry it around inside. I want them to show me, so I can feel it too.❞
— Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Look, I’m glad ‘12 Years [A Slave]’ got made and it’s wonderful that people are seeing it and there is another view of what happened in America. But I’m not real sure why Steve McQueen wanted to tackle that particular sort of thing.
[‘Fruitvale Station’] explains things like the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the problems with stop and search, and is just more poignant. America is much more willing to acknowledge what happened in the past: ‘We freed the slaves! It’s all good!’ But to say: ‘We are still unnecessarily killing black men’ – let’s have a conversation about that.
Samuel L. Jackson (via artyartyhadaparty)
I think in light of 12 Years a Slave winning the Oscar for Best Picture, this needs to be remembered. Because it is a very important point in terms of the palatability of 12 Years a Slave and why Fruitvale Station didn’t even get nominated when it has such acclaim outside of the Oscar world.
❝Stop romanticizing people who hurt you.❞
❝Don’t let someone give you crumbs of their love and make you feel like that is all you deserve.❞
❝Not many relationships these days have a strong foundation. We take them for granted and they become meaningless, which is why they don’t last long. If you’ve got a strong foundation keep that and continue to build upon it, the only thing consistent in life is change.❞
It’s easy to gain so much momentum on a journey that you begin to just coast. Driving on autopilot…one minute you’re noticing the flowers and the sun and the people, the next minute you have no idea how you arrived at your destination.
….Be present during your journey. Appreciate it. Don’t miss the flowers, take in the sun, and smile at the people every chance you get!
❝The fucking thought of you with somebody else, I don’t like that.❞