there’s a lot of unspoken pressure to keep liking the things you used to like and to keep dressing the way you’ve always dressed and to never question what you believe in and basically “be yourself” has slowly morphed into “be what everyone knows you as” but trust me when i say if you just give it up and simply make decisions and take actions based purely on what would make you happy, you’ll gain a very comforting sense of self peace   

(via heynowrosie)

“You can’t measure time by days the way you measure money by dollars and cents, because dollars are all the same while every day is different and maybe every hour as well.”
— Jorge Luis Borges (via likeafieldmouse)

(via laurenbaker)

What if the most powerful leaders of each religious community came together in a single room? What do you think would happen?

Yesterday I wanted to die and today im feeling pretty ok.

  • The US Government: We're not going to make it federally mandatory for people to get paid a wage they can actually live off of
  • The US Government: If people want to make a living, they'll just have to work 16+ hours a day
  • The US Government: And if their kids end up disenfranchised because of a lack of parental involvement, well that's not our problem
  • The US Government: In fact, what is our problem is creating a system that will funnel these disenfranchised youth into our prison system so they can work for corporations (that promise us money) for damn near free
  • The US Government: If they don't want to fall victim to this system, then they can seek higher education
  • The US Government: Except such an education will be inaccessible to most disenfranchised people and skewed in favor of the financially stable and white people
  • The US Government: And we're not going to make intervention programs like sex education and conflict resolution federally mandatory, because that's the parent's job
  • The US Government: The parent who is working 16 hours a day

I just want to be swept up
and never return.

tell me what it would be like
I hear my mind take a few steps back
as I depict something almost unreal

tell me what it would be like
an unknown feeling with
a different kind of name

I walk outside with a cup of coffee in my hand
and see as all the stars change into birds
and all the words I’ve used to describe this
become the chains which now drag at my feet.

A silent hand shake in the dark -
I keep roses fresh in my mind
for when the lights turn low

I start talking about a million things
and all of it veers off as the sun sets
and I figure out which word stands
next to the other and then wonder

I’ve looked deep into the darkness
and though I search for a back to
caress or a new way to explain
all of this - all I see is what is left

A silence greets me
I keep roses fresh in my mind
and wait for the lights to turn low

I’m just trying to see what I’ve got
with what i’ve got and I have been
seeing that there is a lot that I’ve got
but I’ve been feeling like all I’ve got
is nothing.


All of my love is in that box,
Something meant to be practical;
Utility a constant guardian -
Holding as much as it can,
Like Atlas, it carries all

And drifting through this moment
I consider your request:
Make it into ash -
And think uncontrollably
No -
All of my love is in that box.


“I start in the middle of a sentence and move both directions at once.”

John Coltrane

(via worknights)