i want to hold your hand in the car on the way to mass and continue doing so once we’re there. i want to sleep in the safety of your arms and help you button your shirt before you head out the door. i want to cook for you and kiss you in between stirring + taking things out of the oven. i want to drink wine with you and share the details of our days. i want to slip out of bed in the morning to make you coffee + bacon before you wake up. i want to lay in bed and listen to our favorite songs. i want to go hiking and camping with you. i want to put my hand in your back pocket while we walk. i want to build things with you: a kitchen table, trust, a relationship, a family, a home.
but wow when you get to kiss someone you have feelings for and you’ve wanted to kiss them for the longest time and you get to stroke their face and you’re so aware of their body and how nice their lips feel
“There is no
No amount of kisses,
cups of tea,
or core-shaking laughs
will fix you.
You have to save yourself.
You have to
for that peace.”—Michelle K., Recipe for Happiness. (via michellekpoems)
like when beyonce said “i woke up this way: flawless” she’s saying that flawless is not dependent on how she looks at a given moment; by dent of being alive, just by being authentic to herself, she’s flawless.
not “i woke up with this hair laid and makeup did and decked out clothes”. which is how everyone else apparently interpreted it.
Boys are adorable. Boys trail off their sentences in an appealing way. Boys bring a knapsack to work. Boys get haircuts from their roommate, who “totally knows how to cut hair.” Boys can pack up their whole life in a duffel bag and move to Brooklyn for a gig if they need to. Boys have “gigs.” Boys are broke. And when they do have money, they spend it on a trip to Colorado to see a music festival. Boys don’t know how to adjust their conversation when they’re talking to their friends or to your parents.
Until I was thirty, I only dated boys, as far as I can tell. I’ll tell you why. Men scared the shit out of me.
Men know what they want. Men make concrete plans. Men own alarm clocks. Men sleep on a mattress that isn’t on the floor. Men tip generously. Men buy new shampoo instead of adding water to a nearly empty bottle of shampoo. Men go to the dentist. Men make reservations. Men go in for a kiss without giving you some long preamble about how they’re thinking of kissing you… Men know what they want and they don’t let you in on their inner monologue, and that is scary.
”— Mindy Kaling on boys vs. men- Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (via wordsthat-speak)