“You have to surrender to your mediocrity, and just write. Because it’s hard, really hard, to write even a crappy book. But it’s better to write a book that kind of sucks rather than no book at all, as you wait around to magically become Faulkner. No one is going to write your book for you and you can’t write anybody’s book but your own.”—Cheryl Strayed (via maxkirin)
“I watched a girl in a sundress kiss another girl on a park bench, and just as the sunlight spilled perfectly onto both of their hair, I thought to myself: “How bravely beautiful it is, that sometimes, the sea wants the city, even when it has been told its entire life it was meant for the shore.”—Christopher Poindexter (via sailorp00n)
“There it goes again. That heavy feeling in your chest when you don’t feel any desire to speak or move. All you want to do is close your eyes and sleep, because the process of being broken is incredibly exhausting. You attempt your best to make your days fulfilling, but no matter how hard you try you can’t seem to connect to anyone or anything.”—Daily Relatable Love Quotes (via thelovewhisperer)
“Fall in love with someone who wants you, who waits for you. Who understands you even in the madness; someone who helps you, and guides you, someone who is your support, your hope. Fall in love with someone who talks with you after a fight. Fall in love with someone who misses you and wants to be with you. Do not fall in love only with a body or with a face; or with the idea of being in love.”—(via urbankoi)
“We are the generation of nostalgia. We grew up in the age of transition. From hand-written letters to electronic mails. From film to digital. We were fascinated by new things, neglecting the way we spend our afternoons. Cupcakes and tea. Play-Doh and Polly Pockets. Young and naive. Technology completely changed the way we waited and we grew up too fast. The simple things in life seems more meaningful now. We grew up in the age of transition and have become the generation of nostalgia.”—(via exotictastee)
“So therefore I dedicate myself to myself, to my art, my sleep, my dreams, my labors, my suffrances, my loneliness, my unique madness, my endless absorption and hunger - because I cannot dedicate myself to any fellow being.”—Jack Kerouac (via thatkindofwoman)
“I flinch when most people touch me and I don’t know why,
all I know is that
I need your fingers running through my hair
the way I need to forget what it means to be left,
desperately.”—You Are Every Shade of Lavender, and I am Black and Blue by Amanda Helm (via perfect)
lit.“one time, one meeting”; often translated as ”for this time only”, “never again”, or ”one chance in a lifetime”
an encounter that only happens once in a lifetime, reminding us to treasure every moment, for it will never recur
In the context of Japanese tea ceremony, “一期一会” reminds participants that each single tea meeting is unique that will never recur in one’s lifetime, therefore, each moment should be treated with the utmost sincerity.
“All we have is today, so let’s live it to the fullest.”
You don’t have to get a job that makes others feel comfortable about what they perceive as your success. You don’t have to explain what you plan to do with your life. You don’t have to justify your education by demonstrating its financial rewards. You don’t have to maintain an impeccable credit score. Anyone who expects you to do any of those things has no sense of history or economics or science or the arts.
You have to pay your own electric bill. You have to be kind. You have to give it all you got. You have to find people who love you truly and love them back with the same truth.
“I love black coffee because i like how bitter it is on my tongue, disturbing all the words I never said. I like how it feels when you kiss someone you don’t know because you don’t ever have to see them again & kisses are like hugs except different. I like the sound of hitting a tennis ball so hard you hear the strings breaking in on your brand new racket. I like the feeling of being alone in my house but i like the thought of us being alone together. I don’t know what color my soul is. I’ve been told im a good person but i like dark things. I don’t see in black & white but sometimes I feel that way.”—a.w || Make me feel something (via mcdipshit)