"Our job is to love people. When it hurts. When it’s awkward. When it’s uncool and embarrassing. Our job is to stand together, to carry the burdens of one another and to meet each other in our questions."
— Jamie Tworkowksi (via creatingaquietmind)
(Source: dustofmysoul, via sosuperawesome)
"Do you love me enough that I may be weak with you? Everyone loves strength, but do you love me for my weakness? That is the real test."
— Alain de Botton (via rainydaysandblankets)
(Source: notesandmargins, via trixietreats)
"Do you remember the way the girls
would call out “love you!”
conveniently leaving out the “I”
as if they didn’t want to commit
to their own declarations.
And I agree that the “I” is a pretty heavy concept"
— David Berman, “Self Portrait at 28” (via abattoirr)
(Source: yousoldtheworld, via cocothinkshefancy)
"I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses."
— Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra. (via lacedheartt)
"My mom taught me one thing: You don’t always have to tell people you love them. You just have to give them no reason to doubt it."
— irishjulienne’s, saying i love you is not a habit (via the-healing-nest)
(Source: talkingoutsoft, via cocothinkshefancy)
"For about the first four-and-a-half months I was doing okay, but as the fifth month since your death approached I was like a little kid who said, I am tired of you being in Heaven, I want you to come back. The reality set in that this is permanent. You would never walk on this earth with me again. But you have made yourself known in other ways that have brought me joy and comfort. And you have found ways to let me know that you are in a good place. I cannot begrudge you that. You fought the good fight for seven years. We called them the Seven Miracle Years."
— Chaz Ebert on the six months since Roberts Passing. (via cocothinkshefancy)
"All girls continue to be taught when they are young, if not by their parents then by the culture around them, that they must earn the right to be loved — that “femaleness” is not good enough. This is a female’s first lesson in the school of patriarchal thinking and values. She must earn love. She is not entitled. She must be good enough to be loved. And good is always defined by someone else, someone on the outside."
— bell hooks (via 5ft1)
(Source: sarajeans, via africabumbada)