"I am not the one who should have to change. I am not the one who should have to tuck myself away, wrapped in things to hide me, to protect me. And when I do, when I’ve clenched my fists tight, when I don’t make eye contact or smile, when my face is frozen in anger, I am not the one who should be told to open up, to be vulnerable, to let down her walls because you made me build them. I will not tear them down on your command. Vulnerable is something people have asked me to feel. They have asked me to, as the saying goes, open up. Like women do. Open up your heart, open up your arms, open up your legs. But I am not open. I am not a shop you can idle through and steal from. I am not goods and I am not space for taking. I am not open."
- Fear Is Something Women Feel Even On The Sunniest Of Days | Thought Catalog (via clarawebbwillcutoffyourhead)
"Try to imagine a life without timekeeping. You probably can’t. You know the month, the year, the day of the week. There is a clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car. You have a schedule, a calendar, a time for dinner or a movie. Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late. A dog does not check its watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays. Man alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out."
- Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper (via neutrily)
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Fjaðrárgljúfur. South Iceland.
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"Crushed beer cans underneath this blanket of sunshine,
Laughter and breezes floating as easy as the music,
Cheap pizza, good friends, invincible youth.
I’m not saying that I live for days like this,
but I sure am glad that I’m around for them."
- Alex Dang! (via wordsoftakumi)
"Before I am your daughter,
your aunt, niece, or cousin,
I am my own person,
and I will not set fire to myself
to keep you warm."
- 1/? Things To Remember (via frayed-and-torn)
"I don’t want everyone to like me. I should think less of myself if some people did."
- Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady (via mirroir)
(Source: allmymetaphors, via lifeinpoetry)
"As adults we try to relax from the never-ending quest for reason and order by drinking a little whiskey or smoking whatever works for us, but the wisdom isn’t in the whiskey or the smoke. The wisdom is in the moments when the madness slips away and we remember the basics."
- Willie (via thatkindofwoman)
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"You can only grow if you’re willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new."
- Brian Tracy (via thatkindofwoman)
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