July 19, 2014

6:30am

I’ve been awake since 4 and I’m still tired, but there are so many words to read, pictures to see, things to remember, and things to wonder about. It’s funny, in a completely un-comedic way, how my head is never quiet when it should be, but it never fails to fall mute when I’m trying to find the right words to say. Sunsets and sunrises will forever be moments I stop to watch. The curtains in this room are cracked open just enough to let the sun kiss my skin good morning. I’ve been thinking about how people are so quick to defend, even when they’ve failed to look for the truth. I’ve been reading article after article, watching video after video about what’s going on between the Israelites and Palestinians and it makes my heart hurt. To think that so many people will never again feel how the sun never fails to remind us it loves us, to see how the sky cries when we forget. How can people be so cruel? To each other? This is but one reason as to why I’m so skeptical about religion. Almost each one tells us to be kind, forgiving and loving, yet so many of us fail to listen and do so. How can a person kill someone else and go home and sleep? I can barely stay asleep and the things I worry about or think about are so much more trivial in comparison. How can someone go home and hug a loved one with the same hands that they’ve stolen the ability for someone else to do so? I don’t understand. I don’t wish to. My heart goes out to those in Gaza. I hope their fear and pain becomes something beautiful soon. I understand that like a child pushed to the ground, they’re only pushing back to protect themselves. My heart goes out to those in Israel, I hope they realize that what they’re doing and causing is not the answer. I hope they remember what it’s like to be kicked over and over, treated like animals when their tears were testament of how human they were. Forget religion, forget who started it, but don’t forget how human we all are. I’m only a 21 year old girl, living thousands of miles away and trying to grasp that things like this still happen everyday, worldwide. That tragedies despite being far from sight, still happen and that should never be far from mind. I wish I could actually do something in terms of this. For now, I keep those affected in my thoughts. I know and want to know more about what’s happening. It’s a start right?

You are immortal; you’ve existed for billions of years in different manifestations, because you are Life, and Life cannot die. You are in the trees, the butterflies, the fish, the air, the moon, the sun. Wherever you go, you are there, waiting for yourself.

Don Miguel Ruiz (via budddha)

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1112pm:

If I never see
or talk to you again
Please don’t,
for a moment,
forget that
you are so smart
and capable.
Don’t ever,
for a second,
doubt your abilities
and allow anybody to
tell you that you are
any less than anybody else.
You were the one
who made me believe
in myself,
who loved me so mean
but pushed me to recognize,
not my potential but,
that I had so much more.
Thank you for that..
for being who you
used to be.

If I never see or talk to you again, please don’t forget that you are so capable.

It’s like I’m reading a book… and it’s a book I deeply love. But I’m reading it slowly now. So the words are really far apart and the spaces between the words are almost infinite. I can still feel you… and the words of our story… but it’s in this endless space between the words that I’m finding myself now. It’s a place that’s not of the physical world. It’s where everything else is that I didn’t even know existed. I love you so much. But this is where I am now. And this who I am now. And I need you to let me go. As much as I want to, I can’t live your book any more.

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Date someone who is interested in you. I don’t mean someone who thinks you’re cute or funny. I mean someone who wants to know every insignificant detail about you. Someone who wants to read every word you write. Someone who wants hear every note of your favourite song, and watch every scene of your favourite movie. Someone wants to find every scar upon your body, and learn where each one came from. Someone who wants to know your favourite brand of toothpaste, and which quotes resonate deep inside your bones when you hear them. There is a difference between attraction and interest. Find the person who wants to learn every aspect of who you are, and hold onto them.

Anonymous (via cutely-perverted)

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  1. The boy who takes your virginity is only going to love you long enough for you to stay in his bed.
  2. Your first job is never the best job. But you’ll meet some of your best friends there.
  3. Sometimes things don’t go the way you expect them to at all.
  4. People are usually never who they say they are.
  5. If you love someone, you need to tell them. Nobody is good at the guessing game.
  6. If your best friends don’t like the boy you’re involving yourself with, chances are he’s bad news.
  7. If a boy starts an invitation with, “Are you home alone”/”I’ll be home alone”, say no. You are a human being, not a toy to be played with.
  8. If some boy invites you to “the backseat of his truck”, he’s a piece of shit. Tell him to fuck himself.
  9. “Sorry” doesn’t always fix what you messed up.
  10. Stop wasting time wishing you could take back what you already did.
  11. You are at fault sometimes.
  12. There’s going to be a boy that you let get away. Yes, you loved him. It’s for the best, though.
  13. Toxic people hardly ever start off toxic.
  14. It’s always nice to make new friends, but never forget who your real friends are.
  15. Never lose the friends that would answer their phone at 3am if you called
  16. Never lose sight of who you are because of a boy.

16 Things I Learned While Being 16 (via dizzyhemmings)

Amen

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