September 22, 2014

nevver:

You have come to the end of the world, keep walking. Mikko Lagerstedt

(Source: mikkolagerstedt.com)

2:54pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/Z9rLCy1RO-KQa
  
Filed under: good madness 
September 11, 2014
nevver:

D.H. Lawrence

nevver:

D.H. Lawrence

September 4, 2014
kittehkats:


 ♡ Bullzara ❀ ヽ(=´▽`=)ノ 
I’ve always loved baking.
 Found on pencilpocket.blogspot.com

kittehkats:

12:22pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/Z9rLCy1PzZaCi
  
Filed under: baking Cookie Cora 
September 1, 2014

sarahj-art:

I never know what direction my life is going in. I’ve learned to just roll with it. (Or at least I stress out less…)

August 28, 2014

englishsnow:

Prague by audreylostinparis

(via oliviapopes)

August 28, 2014
2wentysixletters:

Typewriter Series #82

2wentysixletters:

Typewriter Series #82

(via larmoyante)

1:43pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/Z9rLCy1POpxTz
  
Filed under: life 
August 26, 2014

 And this is how to start. We must raise our daughters differently. We must also raise our sons differently. We do a great disservice to boys in how we raise them. We stifle the humanity of boys. We define masculinity in a very narrow way. Masculinity becomes this hard small cage and we put boys inside the cage. We teach boys to be afraid of fear. We teach boys to be afraid of weakness, of vulnerability.

… But by far the worst thing we do to males, by making them feel that they have to be hard, is that we leave them with very fragile egos. The more “hard man” a man feels compelled to be, the weaker his ego is. And then we do a much greater disservice to girls because we raise them to cater to fragile egos of men. We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, “You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful, otherwise you would threaten the man. If you are the bread winner in your relationship with a man, you have to pretend that you’re not. Especially in public. Otherwise you will emasculate him.” But what if we question the premise itself? Why should a woman’s success be a threat to a man. What if we decide to simply dispose of that word, and I don’t think there is an English word I dislike more than, “emasculation.”

… Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now, marriage can be a good thing. It can be a source of joy and love and mutual support, but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same?

I’m trying to unlearn many of the lessons of gender that I internalized when I was growing up. But I sometimes still feel very vulnerable in the face of gender expectations

My own definition of feminist is: 

feminist : a man or a woman who says, “Yes, there’s a problem with gender as it is today, and we must fix it, we must do better.”

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2011) at TEDxEuston

August 20, 2014
"

I am not the first person you loved.

You are not the first person I looked at with a mouthful of forevers.

We have both known loss like the sharp edges of a knife. We have both lived with lips more scar tissue than skin.

Our love came unannounced in the middle of the night.

Our love came when we’d given up on asking love to come.

I think that has to be part of its miracle.

This is how we heal.

I will kiss you like forgiveness. You will hold me like I’m hope. Our arms will bandage and we will press promises between us like flowers in a book. I will write sonnets to the salt of sweat on your skin. I will write novels to the scar of your nose. I will write a dictionary of all the words I have used trying to describe the way it feels to have finally, finally found you.

And I will not be afraid of your scars.

I know sometimes it’s still hard to let me see you in all your cracked perfection, but please know:

Whether it’s the days you burn more brilliant than the sun or the nights you collapse into my lap, your body broken into a thousand questions, you are the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.

I will love you when you are a still day.

I will love you when you are a hurricane.

"

Clementine von Radics, Mouthful of Forevers (via sagaciousefflundancy)

(via clementinevonradics)

August 11, 2014
"

Do not teach your daughters to be ‘pretty.’

Do not entomb her in a pretty pink tower
and insist that only the degree of her physical appeal
may set her free.
Teach her to fight her way out,
to consume books and spit knowledge
to lesser boys who insist she is just beautiful
and nothing more.

Teach her to love her body
not to manipulate and put a price tag on herself
as a defined worth
she shall be immeasurable
she shall be more than this.

Do not let her break herself down
when the boy in kindergarden hits her
because he likes her.
What are you really teaching her?
Pain and love are not synonymous
neither are pretty and perfection.

Teach her to be kind
to be harsh
to be demure
to be wild
to be sensitive
to be thick-skinned

But good god,

Do not teach your daughters to be ‘pretty.’

"

Michelle K., Do Not Teach Your Daughters to Be ‘Pretty.’ (via michellekpoems)

(via science-in-a-jar)

August 7, 2014
permutatio:

"I loved a man who could never love me back. I was living in a fairytale."
Big Fish (2003) dir. Tim Burton 

permutatio:

"I loved a man who could never love me back. I was living in a fairytale."

Big Fish (2003) dir. Tim Burton 

(via eclecticwave)

10:24am  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/Z9rLCy1NaOcqJ
  
Filed under: movies; 
Liked posts on Tumblr: More liked posts »