August 16

Life is so often unfair and painful and love is hard to find and you have to take it whenever and wherever you can get it, no matter how brief it is or how it ends.
- Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum (via lostinthesounds)

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 Mythology Meme : [2/2] Objects ➝Icarus’wings

Daedalus fashioned two pairs of wings out of wax and feathers for himself and his son. Daedalus tried his wings first, but before taking off from the island, warned his son not to fly too close to the sun, nor too close to the sea, but to follow his path of flight. Overcome by the giddiness that flying lent him, Icarus soared through the sky curiously, but in the process he came too close to the sun, which melted the wax. Icarus kept flapping his wings but soon realized that he had no feathers left and that he was only flapping his bare arms, and so Icarus fell into the sea in the area which today bears his name, the Icarian Sea near Icaria, an island southwest of Samos.

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February 28

January 9

You were the moon of my existence; your moods dictated the tides of my heart.
- Sherry Thomas  (via weaverofstars)

(Source: venula, via linzyfillsherquotebook)

I thought it would be easier than this to
get rid of you. You’ve somehow gotten
past that last layer of skin, have burrowed
too deeply, too greedily between the
weeds of my intestines, hooked yourself
around my esophagus like you’re
going fishing. Bait the hook. Tell me you
don’t mean to hurt me as you undo the
catch from my lip. I need you like air; like
water, like blood. You are the perpetual
lump in my throat and I can’t get the
taste of you out of my mouth. See what
I bring up to not let go of? I study the
language of your hands and try to decipher
what this curve of your palm means. Is it
I love you or I don’t need you? The
function of the heart constantly lets
me down and in this kind of cold it’s the
only thing I can count on. Our bodies reflect
the heat and retain the winter. We grow into
our spines the way flowers grow into spring.
My mother never taught me the usual
ways of telling another body you can’t live
without its warmth so everything I am is clumsily
taped together, letting the light out. Your palms
open and close, open and close. Ready the
hook. I love you. I love you not.
- Kristina H., “Wintersong” (via fleurishes)

(via courcel)

If we are ever to enjoy life, now is the time, not tomorrow or next year … Today should always be our most wonderful day.
Words do have edges. So do you.
Last night you stripped yourself bare and spent an hour in the shower scrubbing your skin raw until the water ran cold and your fingers lost feeling. But you still felt dirty—you’ll always feel dirty—because you cant wash away the demons that lie within your flesh.
If I had it my way, I’d paint you on the inside of my lids and sleep forever.
- Jacob Hoggard (via anorsexic)

(via boatsofquotes)

Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.
- Frederick Buechner (via vahc)

(Source: 13neighbors, via boatsofquotes)