“I aim to be
lionhearted,
but my
hands still
shake
and my voice
isn’t quite
loud
enough.”
— Michelle K., Earning Your Roar. (via goghst)

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cosplaining:

"the bible says adam and eve"

yeah ok because that went so well

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ofcrosseddaggers:

sing-thebodyelectric:

today a customer asked me for a “medium whatever” and then got frustrated with me when i asked him what he meant

this is it 

this is the post that 100% accurately describes working with the public

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7 deadly sins. put one in my ask.

  • Lust: Something that I find attractive.
  • Pride: Something that I like about myself.
  • Sloth: Something that I dislike about myself.
  • Envy: Something I wish I was better at.
  • Gluttony: One of my favorite foods.
  • Wrath: Something that gets me angry.
  • Greed: Something I can’t get enough of.

squearnish:

"i don’t need to write that down, i’ll rememb—" 

do NOT

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“It is dreadful when something weighs on your mind, not to have a soul to unburden yourself to. You know what I mean. I tell my piano the things I used to tell you.”
— Frédéric Chopin (via narcissvs)

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“Leave the dishes.
Let the celery rot in the bottom drawer of the refrigerator
and an earthen scum harden on the kitchen floor.
Leave the black crumbs in the bottom of the toaster.
Throw the cracked bowl out and don’t patch the cup.
Don’t patch anything. Don’t mend. Buy safety pins.
Don’t even sew on a button.
Let the wind have its way, then the earth
that invades as dust and then the dead
foaming up in gray rolls underneath the couch.
Talk to them. Tell them they are welcome.
Don’t keep all the pieces of the puzzles
or the doll’s tiny shoes in pairs, don’t worry
who uses whose toothbrush or if anything
matches, at all.
Except one word to another. Or a thought.
Pursue the authentic — decide first
what is authentic,
then go after it with all your heart.
Your heart, that place
you don’t even think of cleaning out.
That closet stuffed with savage mementos.
Don’t sort the paper clips from screws from saved baby teeth
or worry if we’re all eating cereal for dinner
again. Don’t answer the telephone, ever,
or weep over anything at all that breaks.
Pink molds will grow within those sealed cartons
in the refrigerator. Accept new forms of life
and talk to the dead
who drift in though the screened windows, who collect
patiently on the tops of food jars and books.
Recycle the mail, don’t read it, don’t read anything
except what destroys
the insulation between yourself and your experience
or what pulls down or what strikes at or what shatters
this ruse you call necessity.”
“No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.”
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, “the Great Gatsby” (via backshelfpoet)
“Chew your way into a new world.
Munch leaves. Molt. Rest. Molt
again. Self-reinvention is everything.
Spin many nests. Cultivate stinging
bristles. Don’t get sentimental
about your discarded skins. Grow
quickly. Develop a yen for nettles.
Alternate crumpling and climbing. Rely
on your antennae. Sequester poisons
in your body for use at a later date.
When threatened, emit foul odors
in self-defense. Behave cryptically
to confuse predators: change colors, spit,
or feign death. If all else fails, taste terrible.”
— Amy Gerstler, Advice From a Caterpillar (via deeplystained)

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Q

Anonymous asked:

why would he buy more cigarettes if he doesn't smoke them? and what if someone gave him that cigarette pack when he was younger? it's hard to say it's cliche when something like that has never been written before

A

wildflowerveins:

what? i think you misinterpreted my post

1. when you put a cigarette in your mouth like 10 hours a day it gets wet and gross from spit and sometimes it gets crushed and bent and just generally cigarettes are not the most durable of objects. it’s rly fuckin unlikely that he’s really using the same cigarette day in and day out. 

2. never said it was a cliche?? i said that if i met someone who bought cigarettes specifically to have people question him so he can explain this long annoying metaphor like good bye i don’t want that level of pretentiousness in my life

“Just because your pain is understandable, doesn’t mean your behavior is acceptable.”
— Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience (via quotes-shape-us)