Your Daily Wisdom
October 13th, 2014
Listen to me, your body is not a temple. Temples can be destroyed and desecrated. Your body is a forest — thick canopies of maple trees and sweet scented wildflowers sprouting in the underwood. You will grow back, over and over, no matter how badly you are devastated.
Beau Taplin || T e m p l e s (via afadthatlastsforever)
October 12th, 2014
Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your soul.
Walt Whitman (via maxkirin)
October 11th, 2014
August 26th, 2014
People eat meat and think they will become as strong as an ox, forgetting that the ox eats grass
Pino Caruso (via j-m-campbell)
August 23rd, 2014
You were red. You liked me cause I was blue. You touched me and suddenly I was a lilac sky and you decided purple just wasn’t for you.
colors. (via se7enteenblack)
August 5th, 2014
How do you get so empty? Who takes it out of you?
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 (via gildings)
August 4th, 2014
We have a natural tendency to assume that a remarkable chemistry between two souls is confirmation that they are meant to be together. In the heat of profound feelings, it seems counter-intuitive to imagine ourselves separate from our beloved. But chemistry and longevity are not natural bedfellows. Just because we feel earth-shatteringly alive with someone doesn’t mean they are supposed to be our …life partner. They may have come for a very different reason - to awaken us, to expand us, to shatter us so wide open that we can never close again. Perhaps they were sent from afar to polish the rough diamond of your soul before vanishing into eternity. Perhaps they just came to give you new eyes. Better we surrender our expectations when the beloved comes. (S)he may just be dropping in for a visit.
Jeff Brown (via goddesswithinyou)
August 1st, 2014
People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (via maxkirin)
You are that amazing pair of shoes on a crazy sale that will only fit if I cut off my toes.
July 31st, 2014
Someday I will engulf the solar system. What was and what will be is meaningless. Meanwhile, you should wonder, are you just a pile of meat on a crash coarse with a cosmic dump or do you contain the soul memory of a million dead stars?
The Sun, Adventure Time (via internettaco)
July 26th, 2014
The reason women are turning you down for casual sex seems to be that, for one thing, a lot of you are calling them sluts afterward. Also, a lot of you aren’t bothering to try to be good in bed.
Terri Conley, professor of psychology and women’s studies at the University of Michigan ( link )

(via vicebot)

May 28th, 2014
When you wake up in the morning and your feeds are filled with poetry, it can only mean one thing. The poet has died and her words have not.
The incomparable Kayla Cagan. (via hello-the-future)
A memorial erected in Vancouver sparked controversy because it was dedicated to “all women murdered by men”, which critics say implies all men are potential murderers.[79] As a result, women involved in the project received death threats[…].

wikipedia page for the École Polytechnique massacre

men are violent against women, and when women point this out, they are threatened with more violence

(via fawnbro)

May 27th, 2014

Who is Kimye?

Apparently just two human beings getting married
But for some reason attracts more national attention
Then the 7 college students who were murdered
Last night by a 22-year-old virgin.

A man who declared he would ‘slaughter’ every ‘blonde slut’
He sees at UCSB
Blaming the female population for his inabilities
To fulfill his sexual fantasies.

The male’s ownership over the female body
Failed this man, women are just a product
to be torn up and thrown away
When the outcome doesn’t go his way.

The news spends 30 minutes covering
Kim’s wedding dress, and the guest list.
When we should be having a national discussion
About rape culture repercussions.

7 families will have a missing plate
Around the table during the next holidays.
But as long as the Kardashian’s have a show,
The deranged killers will come and go.

a poem I wrote for my creative writing class the day after the UCSB massacre (via holy-cartaa)
May 26th, 2014
// Do you know how many nights I’ve spent twisting your English off my tongue? I do not take pride in your English. I want to stumble on my words. I want to speak with an accent so thick that it requires silence. I want you to struggle to understand me. Realize your English is not superior. Your English does not equate intelligence. Do not compliment me on how well I have accepted colonization. I do not want your pat on the back. I was forced to learn this language. I didn’t choose to. Your English disconnects me from my people. I am deaf to my own sacred language because of your English.
Your English has done nothing for me. //
Excerpt from “You Speak Good English” by Bilphena Yahwon  (via planetfaraway)