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"I have loved the stars too long to be fearful of the night."
Letter to Myself

Sometimes, when the world gets heavy and I don’t quite know where I fit or what I’m going to do, I imagine myself as a teenager. I imagine all the things I’ve done between high school and now. And I write myself a letter.  While listening to Bon Iver.

Today, I needed to write myself a letter.


Dear Emily,

You’re nineteen; the world seems simultaneously too large and not large enough. You…

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Well, I think that when you have a connection with someone, it never really goes away, you know? You snap back to being important to each other because you still are.
1. I don’t like folding laundry or talking about my emotions. I’m likely to leave both scattered all over.
2. I’m not much for cooking but there will always be coffee.
3. I’ll wear anything of yours with sleeves. I love when they’re long enough to wrap around my hands.
4. Sometimes the world is too harsh, too big. It’s hard to leave the house on days like those.
5. When I was sick as a kid my mom would run a bath for me and wash my hair. It was always so soothing. Maybe you could do that every once in a while.
6. I find it difficult to finish most things. My room is home to countless journals of incomplete thoughts.
7. I won’t love you any less in December. I think my heart just wasn’t meant for the cold.
8. I never truly know why I’m crying so don’t bother to ask, simply be there.
9. There’s whiskey in the medicine cabinet.
10. If things get terribly bad, please don’t give up. Get me in the car and drive to the sea. The waves beneath my toes will wake me up and I’ll be yours again.
Things to know before promising you’ll stay. (via seabelle)

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NaPoWriMo Day Seven: Can’t Find You

NaPoWriMo Day Seven: Can’t Find You

With everything that’s been going on, keeping up with NaPoWriMo has been difficult, though I’ve only missed one day. So. Go me. Nothing I’m producing is grade A material yet, but I do like this piece and feel it sums up my April quite well. 

I can’t find the words.
They’re somewhere
lodged between past and future tense
between memory and what is to come.
I only know what I feel
what I imagine to be…

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sansa: god i wish joffrey would just drop dead

5 minutes later…

sansa: holy shit did i do that


New book Love & Misadventure now available online from Amazon + Barnes & Noble and major bookstores including Barnes & Noble, Kinokuniya, Fully Booked, Periplus, Waterstones, Indigo/Chapters + more. 


New book Love & Misadventure now available online from Amazon + Barnes & Noble and major bookstores including Barnes & Noble, Kinokuniya, Fully Booked, Periplus, Waterstones, Indigo/Chapters + more. 



the waitomo caves of new zealand’s northern island, formed two million years ago from the surrounding limestone bedrock, are home to an endemic species of bioluminescent fungus gnat (arachnocampa luminosa, or glow worm fly) who in their larval stage produce silk threads from which to hang and, using a blue light emitted from a modified excretory organ in their tails, lure in prey who then become ensnared in sticky droplets of mucus.

photos from spellbound waitomo tours, forevergone, blue polaris, and martin rietze. (more cave photos) (more bioluminescence photos)

Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
— Denis Waitley (via motiveweight)




Mama Fury on waking up the Avengers.

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I don’t think there will ever come a time when I won’t reblog this.




this post is perfect from start to finish

Such perfect. So wow. 

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Some wise words from Dame Julie.

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Edward Gorey

So cool. I want all of them.

I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.
— Tracee Ellis Ross (via hermionejg)

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Actually, I’m a big softie and that’s why I’m covered in tattoos, everything is because I’m actually quite scared of everything. The point is that I’m naturally a quite fearful person, okay? … That’s what I trade on anyway, so I don’t go around all the time getting angry. It’s because I’m a sweetheart. I want everyone to love me.

I love you.

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