Frank O’Hara, Meditations in an Emergency
Virginia Woolf, The Waves
"I crave space. It charges my batteries. It helps me breathe. Being around people can be so exhausting, because most of them love to take and barely know how to give. Except for a rare few."
— Katie Kacvinsky, First Comes Love
"I like art, and by art I mean music, poetry, sex, paintings, the human body, literature.. All of this is art to me."
"I am not a graceful person. I am not a Sunday morning or a Friday sunset. I am a Tuesday 2 a.m., am gunshots muffled by a few city blocks, I am a broken window during February. My bones crack on a nightly basis. I fall from elegance with a dull thud, and I apologize for my awkward sadness. I sometimes believe that I don’t belong around people, that I belong to all the leap days that didn’t happen. The way light and darkness mix under my skin has become a storm. You don’t see the lightning, but you hear the echoes."
Jim Thompson, The Killer Inside Me
"When you open yourself to the continually changing, impermanent, dynamic nature of your own being and of reality, you increase your capacity to love and care about other people and your capacity to not be afraid. You’re able to keep your eyes open, your heart open, and your mind open. And you notice when you get caught up in prejudice, bias, and aggression. You develop an enthusiasm for no longer watering those negative seeds, from now until the day you die. And, you begin to think of your life as offering endless opportunities to start to do things differently."
— Pema Chödrön, Practicing Peace in Times of War (via psych-facts
"Do you ever think about all the people who you might have fallen in love with if only you’d taken a different way home or stood a little longer in the bread aisle at the supermarket? All the people who might have been an integral part of your life but instead you’ll never know them. The unimaginable impact that our mundane choices have on our lives really gets to me. Think of how many times I might have died if I’d made different choices. Maybe I’d be homeless. Maybe I’d be famous. Maybe I’d be rich. Sometimes I’m so overwhelmed by the impact of my choices that I can’t choose anything at all because I’m afraid today will be the day that I make the choice that changes everything."
"There are people who live inside their heads and their intellects. It’s something one is born with and stuck with. It’s not something you make a decision about."
i love going to school. i love being in campus. i love having new professors and enlisting classes under profs i’ve already had before. i love thinking up topics and problems for research papers. i love debating and critiqueing and learning with my peers. i love reading lists with interesting books, articles and case studies. i love reciting and asking tough questions. i love answering them more. i love going to the library. and taking out books i’m not even required to read. i love reporting and giving presentations. i love knowing that i’m learning something new everyday and that i’m building up towards what i’m gonna be enjoying doing for the rest of my life.
so i might complain about having to wake up too early. or not having time for watching tv series. or about not wanting to go out and socially interact sometimes. but never get me wrong. i love going to school. i absolutely love it.
I KEEP THINKING ABOUT DINOSAUR BONES LIKE SOME OF THEM ARE SO FUCKING BIG YOU KNOW PEOPLE USED TO DIG THOSE UP AND THINK THEY WERE FROM DRAGONS THE LARGEST SKULL EVER FOUND WAS OVER 8 GODDAMN FEET LONG FROM A TOROSAURUS THATS FUCKING INSANE IM SO PUMPED ABOUT THIS I LOV E DINOSAURS LETS GO BURN DOWN THE POST OFFICE
sometimes i read messages and i’ll be like ‘oh i’ll reply later’ and i actually end up not replying so sorry if you think i’m ignoring it’s just laziness at it’s finest
there’s something very satisfying about buying office supplies but I’m not quite sure how to explain that feeling