Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
When you fall in love, make sure it’s with somebody who treats you exactly how you deserve to be treated. Love somebody who wants to know everything about you, from your favourite colour to your childhood memories to how you managed to survive all those years. Love somebody who can make you laugh. Love somebody who kisses your forehead. Love somebody who notices all of your flaws but chooses to see past them. Love somebody who tucks you into two duvets when you’re cold. Love somebody who listens to whatever is on your mind. Love somebody who always reminds you how lucky they are to have found you. Love somebody who let’s you choose the channel, decorate the cake, have the umbrella, and order the wine. Love somebody who shows you off in public. Love somebody who gets on well with your family. Love somebody who strokes your thumb when you hold hands. Love somebody who knows how you take your coffee, what toppings to pick off your pizza, and which parts of movies are your favourite. Love somebody who brushes the hair out of your face to see your eyes. Love somebody who you can’t wait to wake up to every morning. Love somebody who will sit through an episode of your favourite TV show even though they have no idea what’s going on. Love somebody who protects you. Love somebody who you can’t stay mad at for more than an hour because you miss speaking to them. Love somebody who waits for you to get on the train. Love somebody who knows all the words to your favourite song because they’ve listened to you sing it a thousand times. Love somebody who knows every freckle on your face, every stretch mark on your thighs, every scar and every tear. Love somebody who you can plan a future with. Love somebody who helps you forget what it feel like to be sad. And most importantly, love somebody who makes you question why you were so afraid to fall in love in the first place.
I do. He’s all this and more. My hero.
And I thank all the powers in the ‘verse every single day.
Nicki Minaj - Anaconda
Ain’t nothing nice about that!
I’ve been writing the most intimate details about my life on tumblr for the last six years.
Now it seems I might have been better off to have kept them to myself.
Regrettably, I think I need to sign off for a bit.
I am grateful to everyone who has followed my story here and elsewhere.
It has been a special place.
Hopefully I’ll catch back up with you again soon, but for now, I need to take a step back and sort out whether it is ultimately better to not be so transparent.
Much love to you all.
There must be those among whom we can sit down and weep and still be counted as warriors.
Adrienne Rich (via observando)
You have to meet people where they are, and sometimes you have to leave them there.
Iyanla Vanzant (via msexplorer)
Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand — and melting like a snowflake.
Sir Francis Bacon (via quotestuff)
It is 10:00 am.
I would like a do-over of today.
Failing that, please send Valium.
I would like to disappear for a bit.