“There is no designated time for anything in your life. You don’t have to have your first kiss at any certain time, you don’t have to get married in your 20′s and you don’t have to do anything just because other people think it’s best. In fact, you will be much better off if you just do what your heart says. The day you stop caring what other people think is the day their opinions don’t mean anything, because you’re not there to give them weight.”—10 Things I Wish I Could Have Told Myself 5 Years Ago (via qoldlush)
I am not the first person you loved.
You are not the first person I looked at
with a mouthful of forevers. We
have both known loss like the sharp edges
of a knife. We have both lived with lips
more scar tissue than skin. Our love came
unannounced in the middle of the night.
Our love came when we’d given up
on asking love to come. I think
that has to be part
of its miracle.
This is how we heal.
I will kiss you like forgiveness. You
will hold me like I’m hope. Our arms
will bandage and we will press promises
between us like flowers in a book.
I will write sonnets to the salt of sweat
on your skin. I will write novels to the scar
of your nose. I will write a dictionary
of all the words I have used trying
to describe the way it feels to have finally,
finally found you.
And I will not be afraid
of your scars.
I know sometimes
it’s still hard to let me see you
in all your cracked perfection,
but please know:
whether it’s the days you burn
more brilliant than the sun
or the nights you collapse into my lap
your body broken into a thousand questions,
you are the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.
I will love you when you are a still day.
I will love you when you are a hurricane.
”—Clementine von Radics, Mouthful of Forevers (via 24ribs)
“Marry your best friend. I do not say that lightly. Really, truly find the strongest, happiest friendship in the person you fall in love with. Someone who speaks highly of you. Someone you can laugh with. The kind of laughs that make your belly ache, and your nose snort. The embarrassing, earnest, healing kind of laughs. Wit is important. Life is too short not to love someone who lets you be a fool with them. Make sure they are somebody who lets you cry, too. Despair will come. Find someone that you want to be there with you through those times. Most importantly, marry the one that makes passion, love, and madness combine and course through you. A love that will never dilute - even when the waters get deep, and dark.”—N’tima (via breanna-lynn)
“And then there is that biggest empty space of all, the one we don’t always talk about, the one we sometimes pretend doesn’t exist — the one that wants a partner. Your friends, they will be partners-in-crime; your family, they will be partners in history, but your love — they will embody the term partner, suddenly giving it meaning it didn’t have before, filling out the word and making it round. And this, of course, is the hardest shape to fill. It’s so jagged and misshapen and filled with demands and specifications we know we have no right to make of another human being — really, who are we to be picky? — but we hold out hope that someone will come along and slide right in, fitting like the world’s most complex puzzle piece, making the picture clear.”—Chelsea Fagan - I’ll Cover Yours if You Cover Mine via Thought Catalog (via albeard)
that floundering moment when you finish a book and then don’t know how to proceed with your life, because youve spent the past few days inexonerably wrapped up in all the excruciating and exhilarating details someone else’s.