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"i think i met all the
wrong men before
you and i think they
ruined me but i
think you’re really
handsome the way
a map is handsome,
with skin wide open
soaked in the whole
- Safia Elhillo, “susie knuckles in love,” published in As Us (via nps2013)
"Being afraid means
cutting the buds before the
- Sometimes (Haiku for the Fearful), Giselle Buchanan (via vishuddhaa)
"It happens that I want you, and so I just haven’t room for any other desires."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald (via xagentlemanalwaysx)
(Source: theburnthatkeepseverything, via msexplorer)
"If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way."
- — Napoleon Hill (via awakenedvibrations)
(Source: legalimmigration, via thatfriendlyblackguy)
"We write to heighten our own awareness of life. We write to lure and enchant and console others. We write to serenade our lovers. We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection. We write, like Proust, to render all of it eternal, and to persuade ourselves that it is eternal. We write to be able to transcend our life, to reach beyond it. We write to teach ourselves to speak with others, to record the journey into the labyrinth. We write to expand our world when we feel strangled, or constricted, or lonely…When I don’t write, I feel my world shrinking. I feel I am in prison. I feel I lose my fire and my color. It should be a necessity, as the sea needs to heave, and I call it breathing."
- Anaïs Nin (via refluent)
(Source: quotes-shape-us, via poetryandfingerprints)
"How far have you walked for men who’ve never held your feet in their laps?"
from Questions for the Woman I Was Last Night
by Warsan Shire
"It’s a most distressing affliction to have a sentimental heart and a skeptical mind."
- Naguib Mahfouz (via mylittlebookofquotes)
"Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk."
- Rumi (via shaktilover)
"The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you"
- Neil deGrasse Tyson (via heylauren)
(Source: liamnicholson, via msexplorer)