"I enjoy controlled loneliness. I like wandering around the city alone. I’m not afraid of coming back to an empty flat and lying down in an empty bed. I’m afraid of having no one to miss, of having no one to love."

— Kuba Wojewodzki, Polish journalist and comedian (via spookymoonparty)

"I am in the mood to dissolve in the sky."

Virginia Woolf (via bruisinq)

"We emotionally manipulated each other until we thought it was love."

— Warsan Shire, “34 Excuses For Why We Failed at Love” (via tinybao)

"Cut a chrysalis open, and you will find a rotting caterpillar. What you will never find is that mythical creature, half caterpillar, half butterfly, a fit emblem of the human soul, for those whose cast of mind leads them to seek such emblems. No, the process of transformation consists almost entirely of decay."

— Pat Barker, Regeneration (via commovente)

"Does my name pass through your mind when it’s 3 am and you’re wide awake?"

— (via wer-will-liebeslieder)


Just last week, a 7th grader with a curvy build came home upset about this. She had worn an outfit with a skirt and leggings, and in the morning, a teacher had said to her, “Cute outfit.” But then her homeroom teacher pulled her aside at the end of the day and said, “You know, another girl could get away with that outfit, but you should not be wearing that. I’m going to dress code you.” Juliet Bond and the child’s mom were discussing the incident, not certain if the message to the child was ‘you’re too sexy’ or ‘you’re too fat.’

The kids also report that the teachers have been discussing ‘appropriate body types for leggings and yoga pants and inappropriate body types for yoga pants and leggings.’

Bond says, “This is concerning because it is both slut shaming and fat shaming. If a girl is heavy or developed, the message is that she cannot wear certain clothes.” Neither is acceptable. We should not be sexualizing kids, nor should we be making them feel that they can wear leggings as long as they remain stick thin. Bond asks, “Why are the girls being pulled out of class to have assemblies on whether they are wearing the right clothes, while the boys remain in class, learning and studying?”

I don’t have a problem with a school having a dress code; in fact, I attended a school that didn’t allow jeans or shorts or shirts without collars, but I do have a problem when the dress code is discriminately based on gender and body type. There is a big difference between telling all students to dress respectfully and telling curvy girls to dress in a way that doesn’t distract boys.


The Real Problem with Leggings Ban for Middle School Girls: Specific Targets | Alternet  (via albinwonderland)

"I like storms. They let me know that even the sky screams too."

— (via getdrunkskeetskeet)

"Everything you want is coming. Relax and let the universe pick up the timing and the way. You just need to trust that what you want is coming, and watch how fast it comes."

Abraham Hicks (via thosewhowork)

"Funny girls like you don’t get boyfriends. Funny girls like you get boys who are friends who want to date your boring pretty friends but also have you around to make them laugh."

— My mother - selawa (via perfect)

"Everyone is someone’s devil."

— Matthew Hicks, Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend (via larmoyante)

"i promise that someday
i’ll buy you a place
where you can say “what a nice view”
and i’ll agree
while looking straight at you"

— (via themilkywhiteway)

"If we made love, I swear that somewhere in the night sky, the stars would explode from witnessing an overload of passion."

— Small conversations, #31 (via mostlyfiction)

"I see stars
in your eyes."

— six word story #2 | Chelsea Jean Houston  (via perfect)

"He’s devastated me but he’s also made me happier than I’ve ever been."

— Blair Waldorf (via perfect)

"this song’s for the boys, it’s always for the girls"

— Matty before performing girls at coachella (via you1975)