A Collection

of inspiration, humor, beauty, etc.

“Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.”

—   Ursula K. Le Guin  (via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: thesoutherly, via thatkindofwoman)

“This year taught me that my loneliness has more to do with myself than anyone else. The loneliest I will ever be is when I do not have the strength to love myself.”

—   Marianna Paige (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

(Source: mariannapaige, via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

“And a mistake repeated more than once is a decision.”

—   Paulo Coelho  (via spuandi)

(via fables-of-the-reconstruction)

Let’s just go ahead and celebrate America
Smokey likes our new apartment 😍

“Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and powerless with the powerless. Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human.”

—   Henri J.M. Nouwen (via fables-of-the-reconstruction)

“Personally, I’m a mess of conflicting impulses—I’m independent and greedy and I also want to belong and share and be a part of the whole. I doubt that I’m the only one who feels this way. It’s the core of monster making, actually. Wanna make a monster? Take the parts of yourself that make you uncomfortable—your weaknesses, bad thoughts, vanities, and hungers—and pretend they’re across the room. It’s too ugly to be human. It’s too ugly to be you. Children are afraid of the dark because they have nothing real to work with. Adults are afraid of themselves. Oh we’re a mess, poor humans, poor flesh—hybrids of angels and animals, dolls with diamonds stuffed inside them. We’ve been to the moon and we’re still fighting over Jerusalem. Let me tell you what I do know: I am more than one thing, and not all of those things are good. The truth is complicated. It’s two-toned, multi-vocal, bittersweet. I used to think that if I dug deep enough to discover something sad and ugly, I’d know it was something true. Now I’m trying to dig deeper.”

—   Richard Siken, Spork Editor’s Pages: Black Telephone (via petrichour)

(Source: cartographe, via fables-of-the-reconstruction)

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By David Olenick

Sleep with a stranger!

(via toseatheshore)

(Source: mariedeflor, via deforest)