'I am always trying to convey something that can’t be conveyed, to explain something which is inexplicable, to tell about something I have in my bones, something which can be expressed only in the bones.'
'You get depressed because you know that you’re not what you should be.'
I am not done finding myself. No one is. But the easiest way I could find myself was through my time alone. Not alone at home, but alone with other people. Alone in public. Alone in places that typically require friends, require acquaintances, require other loves. You see, being in that awkward…
gimme! gimme! gimme! (a man after midnight) // abba
there’s not a soul out there
no one to hear my prayer
'I am angry that I starved my brain and that I sat shivering in my bed at night instead of dancing or reading poetry or eating ice cream or kissing a boy or maybe a girl with gentle lips and strong hands.'
— Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls
'She was too quiet, or she was too loud. She took things too seriously, or not seriously at all. She was too sensitive, or too cold-hearted. She hated with every fiber of her being, or loved with every piece of her heart. There was no in-between for her. It was either all or nothing. She wanted everything but settled for nothing'
'Maybe time didn’t heal wounds exactly, but it gave you a kind of armor, or a new perspective. A way to remember with a smile instead of a sob.'
'I can spend three days locked in my house, reading books and drawing and doing music and then suddenly I have a desire to put on a fancy dress and just run to every party that I know for the entire night- and then go back and lock myself up.'
reminder: ferguson and palestine are still happening and are still important even though there’s less attention being paid to them right now
this also applies to the missing school girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria!
how is consent culture going to prepare us for situations where we do not realize until later that we are misjudging our own boundaries