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You looked so pretty and I looked so lucky.
posted on September 1,3,578 notes

"The dreamer in herHad fallen in love with me and she did not know it.That moment the dreamer in meFell in love with her and I knew it”—from Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes

mine, please don’t remove source or caption 


1) A boy telling you you’re pretty won’t make you see the beauty in the fullness of your cheeks, in redness of your lips at 2 in the morning when tequila is making the bar bathroom spin. He can’t take away the ugliness that you see in yourself, you have to do that.

2) You have to be ready to hear someone say they love you. You have to be ready, and you have to be willing, and you have to listen. Because sometimes, they won’t say those three words, they’ll put a blanket over you while you’re watching a movie, they’ll kiss your cheek when they think you’re asleep, they’ll smile when they see you first thing in the morning. But you, you have to be willing to see it, feel it, let it in. Letting someone love you takes practice.

3) Don’t make compromises you can’t live with. Compromise is a different version of what you want, not a whole other Universe.

4) Learn to say no. No - to a movie you don’t want to watch; no - to sex you don’t want to have, no- to a relationship that’s driving you mad. Say no - to things that hurt you, to people that extinguish your fire, to jobs you hate and places that are desolate. There are bad things that we can’t control, bad things that happen and we are sucked into and have to feel with every fibre of our being, but the rest - learn to distance yourself, learn to say no.

5) Don’t expect people to walk through fire for you - not your parents, not your friends, not the person you’re in love with. Love doesn’t mean sacrifice, love shouldn’t mean sacrifice. Don’t expect someone to give away pieces of them, so they could fit you better. And don’t feel hurt when they refuse to - it’s self-preservation. Instead - learn from them. Do it as well.

6) Don’t tether yourself to people. Learn to make connections, to love, with both your feet steady on the ground. Learn to let people pass through your life; like a summer breeze, not a storm that’s just been unleashed.

7) Learn the difference between growth and growing up before it’s too late. Rooftops and water fights and ice cream for breakfast can be a part of your life at 10, 25, or 35. But by the time you’re 35 you need to learn to say enough, to be able to walk away, you need to be able to love yourself. Love yourself the way you loved yourself at 10, before the world had a chance to fill your head with ugliness.

posted on September 1,40,722 notes
You test the waters to see if people will love you, but haven’t you forgotten? You create hurricanes with your words. You end up killing everyone instead.
posted on September 1,234 notes


These violent delights have violent ends
William Shakespeare

HOLY SHIT I have this tattooed on me! literally no one knows this quote

"Murdered By Police" via KalanJones (Chicago)


These arrived in the post this morning, much to my delight :D I’m so excited to read them and see what beauty Azra and Caitlyn have, without a doubt, poured into these pages. 

I read the first few pages of ‘Shaking the trees’, and I almost started crying at the sheer beauty of it all.

What a beautiful picture! For anyone who is interested, you can by my book,  What We Buried by clicking on the link! Azra’s can be found on the Words Dance website, as well. :)