“I have learned that if you are down, stay down. Don’t get back on your fucking feet until you are prepared to stand. Don’t get up until you have learned why you fell. Nine times out of ten, it is because you were weighing down on someone who could no longer hold you. You gave someone your power. You forgot about yourself. Let me tell you something - there is one person there for you. One person. It’s the same person that wipes your shit and feeds you and cleans up your vomit after a drunken night. It’s the same person who brushes your teeth and tends to your wounds and gets your crying ass out of the shower. The same one that tucks you into bed and cradles you in the night and fights off the darkness and embraces the light. It’s you. It’s always been you. Don’t get off that fucking ground because you see somebody you know or somebody you want to know, or - somebody you can rely on. Wipe your fucking face and get up for you. Because you can. Because it’s the least of what you owe yourself.”—I needed someone to say this to me, so I said it to myself (via perfect)
“who taught you
value of a woman
is the ratio
of her waist
to her hips
and the circumference
of her buttocks
and the volume
of her lips?
infinite.”—‘Greater than’ by Della Hicks-Wilson (via buddhabrot)
“It’s marvelous. You can actually hear Alex Turner’s hangover in his voice, but that just gives a lot of more atmosphere and sense to the song. His voice, sounds like a shattered-heart singer from the fifties. It’s just … beyond words.”
does anyone else find it immensely comforting to have someone touching you? not like poking or tickling you or like sexually just feeling some other person being beside you and like your elbows or legs or something are touching and you’re like oh this person is alive too
“1. Don’t ever tell anyone they look tired.
2. Help people, and if you offer to help someone, follow through.
3. Be kind to people who work in retail and food service.
4. Let someone know you’re not interested.
5. Actually “hang out sometime.”
6. Be a little more honest.
7. Stop calling each other mean names on the internet.
8. Send more letters (not emails) and gifts.
9. Give more genuine complements.
10. Have more patience while waiting in lines.”—10 Little Things We Can Do To Make Life Easier For Each Other, Almie Rose (via rainydaysandblankets)
Someone once told me that each time you brush your arm against something, you lose a few skin cells, and your body regenerates new ones.
So, for a year straight, I scrubbed
until my arm was raw,
but I made sure that every last skin cell you touched,
I made sure every trace of your fingerprints on my skin,
I made sure every hint of your breath that had soaked into my skin,
I was tired of wearing you like a bad turtleneck sweater that suffocates and only limits my movement,
and tired of carrying you around like a one hundred pound dumbbell on my shoulders,
so I scrubbed you off,
and I have never felt more
but bare at the same time.
I think you lived on my skin for a little too long, and now I am learning how to live without you,
in the villages of my freckles and little hair follicles,
but I am making my skin, my home,
its no longer yours to own.
“I think perhaps love comes from finding someone you feel utterly comfortable with, someone who makes you comfortable with yourself. It’s like…finding yourself, or maybe it’s like finding the other part of yourself.”—Candice Proctor, Whispers of Heaven (via simply-quotes)
Take your hands off him, cause he’s the only one that I have ever loved. And please don’t find her skin when you turn the lights out. I can’t erase it from my mind. I just replay it, over, think of it all the time. But I don’t want to imagine words you spoke to her that night. Naked bodies look like porcelain, you both knew I’d be bleeding inside. Did she make your heart beat faster than I could? Did she give you what you hoped for? Oh, nights of loveless love, I hope it made you feel good, knowing how much I adored you.