Foolish Fragile Spine

Few things in life are more important than thinking for yourself.
Ocean baby. Animal/dog lover. Poetry. Heart patient. Outdoors. Incense/candles. Terrible/alluring thoughts. Creativity. The importance of souls.

You don’t need anyone’s affection or approval in order to be good enough. When someone rejects or abandons or judges you, it isn’t actually about you. It’s about them and their own insecurities, limitations, and needs, and you don’t have to internalize that. Your worth isn’t contingent upon other people’s acceptance of you — it’s something inherent. You exist, and therefore, you matter. You’re allowed to voice your thoughts and feelings. You’re allowed to assert your needs and take up space. You’re allowed to hold onto the truth that who you are is exactly enough. And you’re allowed to remove anyone from your life who makes you feel otherwise.”

—   Daniell Koepke (via wordsnquotes)

(via jannmun)

The play was good. Go see it.

sonyaellenmann:

(Thoughts sparked by Rapture, Blister, Burn.)

I’m not especially interested in feminism anymore. Obviously I still think it’s important, and I’ll tear down a misogynist if I have to. (Thank goodness I’m smarter than most of them.) But I don’t seek out those conversations. I’m grabbing for…

“I know too well how dangerous hope can be, how it grows and sometimes dies, taking its host with it. It’s more powerful than anything Dr.Fibs keeps in his labs, more precious than all the secrets inside Sublevel Two.”

—   Ally Carter, Only the Good Spy Young (via observando)

“Writing is…. being able to take something whole and fiercely alive that exists inside you in some unknowable combination of thought, feeling, physicality, and spirit, and to then store it like a genie in tense, tiny black symbols on a calm white page. If the wrong reader comes across the words, they will remain just words. But for the right readers, your vision blooms off the page and is absorbed into their minds like smoke, where it will re-form, whole and alive, fully adapted to its new environment.”

—   Mary Gaitskill (via observando)

priphea:

It’s okay to believe in god
It’s okay to be atheist
It’s okay to be homosexual
It’s okay not to like things
As long as you’re not being a jerk about it

(Source: palewhiskey, via gnostic-forest)

rejennerate:

My favorite thing about feminism is that you literally only have to say the word and BOOM done, men will literally prove your point FOR you

(via gnostic-forest)

“Oh what a wonderful soul so bright inside you. Got power to heal the sun’s broken heart, power to restore the moon’s vision too.”

—   Aberjhani (via observando)

(Source: soneveragain, via gnostic-forest)