I have a dream that one day I’ll be able to use one of my stolen sassy gifs on an ask
aka hello few new followers here is my pathetic attempt at a sex life I will tell you all about it when I drink
I’m sexy talking right now and IT’S SO FUN WHY AM I JUST NOW STARTING THIS
does everyone else have finger hair? just noticed these little/long things I mean really how have I not seen them for the past 23 years
1. The path is not straight.
2. Mistakes need not be fatal.
3. People are more important than achievements or possessions.
4. Be gentle with your parents.
5. Never stop doing what you care most about.
6. Learn to use a semicolon.
7. You will find love."
— Marion Winik
"Autumn teaches us that fruition is also death; that ripeness is a form of decay. The willows, having stood for so long near water, begin to rust. Leaves are verbs that conjugate the seasons."
— Gretel Ehrlich
"Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal."
— Albert Camus, Notebook IV in Notebooks: 1942-1951
"Slow dying seas had always been in her mind."
— Virginia Woolf, Night And Day
"You don’t need to know a thing about quantum entanglement, wherein one atom can affect another even though they are separated by tremendous distance, to have some sense that our lives are always larger than the physical limitations within which they occur. We exist apart from our existences, you might say, are connected to the world and to other people in ways we will never be able to fully articulate or understand—and we assert our iron wills and ravenous hungers at our own peril. There is such a thing as a collective unconscious. There is such a thing as a spirit of place, and it reaches beyond geography. And poetry, which is a kind of quantum entanglement in language, is not simply a way of helping us to recognize the relations we have with people and places, but a means of preserving and protecting those relations."
— Christian Wiman, Poetry, October 2012
In Poetry's centennial issue, find an edited version of the introduction to The Open Door: 100 Poems, 100 Years of Poetry Magazine (University of Chicago Press, October 2012).
From birth we’re taught that we’re owed a beautiful girl. We all think of ourselves as the hero of our own story, and we all (whether we admit it or not) think we’re heroes for just getting through our day.
So it’s very frustrating, and I mean frustrating to the point of violence, when we don’t get what we’re owed. A contract has been broken. These women, by exercising their own choices, are denying it to us. It’s why every Nice Guy is shocked to find that buying gifts for a girl and doing her favors won’t win him sex. It’s why we go to “slut” and “whore” as our default insults — we’re not mad that women enjoy sex. We’re mad that women are distributing to other people the sex that they owed us.
Yes, the women in these stories are being portrayed as wonderful and beautiful and perfect. But remember, there are two ways to dehumanize someone: by dismissing them, and by idolizing them."
— David Wong, 5 Ways Modern Men Are Trained to Hate Women (via pubis)