“I know now, after fifty years, that the finding/losing, forgetting/remembering, leaving/returning, never stops. The whole of life is about another chance, and while we are alive, till the very end, there is always another chance.”
– Jeanette Winterson, from Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? (via creatingaquietmind)
Vincent van Gogh, Kop van een skelet met brandende sigaret (Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette) ; 1886
“I’m more honest in my poetry than to myself. That’s what I’m hunting for when I’m working away there in the poem. I’m hunting for the truth. It might be a kind of poetic truth, and not just a factual one, because behind everything that happens to you, every act there is another truth, a secret life.”
– Anne Sexton, from an interview (via violentwavesofemotion)
Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better, even of their blunders.
"Have you ever confused a dream with life? Or stolen something when you have the cash? Have you ever been blue? Or thought your train moving while sitting still? Maybe I was just crazy. Maybe it was the 60s. Or maybe I was just a girl… interrupted."
Girl, Interrupted; 1999, directed by James Mangold.
when u try to caffeinate yourself and just end up increasing ur heart rate with no discernible changes in levels of exhaustion
“Even if you know what’s coming, you’re never prepared for how it feels.”
– Natalie Standiford, How to Say Goodbye in Robot (via larmoyante)
Seizure First Aid.
Learn it. Share it. Know it. Use it.
100% correct medical information on tumblr for once; also consider calling 911 if you don’t know how often the person has seizures and ESPECIALLY if the seizure has lasted 5 minutes or more (which is why the watch is critical)
In January I pretended all my birthmarks were watercolors
so I could focus on something else other
than all the cracks you tattooed into my heart with a practiced hand.
February saw me shelling lobsters on the back porch in the cold
trying to remove all the soft meat…