Close your eyes, clear your heart, let it go...
Empire Bluffs (by tyme out)

Empire Bluffs (by tyme out)

#landscape

I wish everyone’s mind worked as quickly and efficiently as mine. It drives me crazy when I pick something up easily then have to spend 20 minutes explaining it to someone else.

#that probably sounds bitchy but damn #I just want to shake people sometimes

brandy:

I feel like I should be passing this out on little cards to everyone I meet.

brandy:

I feel like I should be passing this out on little cards to everyone I meet.

"You are not an ugly person day to day. From day to day, you are a nice person. From day to day, all the people who are supposed to love you on the whole do. From day to day, as you walk down a busy street in the large and modern and prosperous city in which you work and lie, dismayed and puzzled at how alone you can feel in this crowd, how awful it is to go unnoticed, how awful it is to go unloved, even as you are surrounded by more people than you could possibly get to know in a lifetime that lasted for millennia and then out of the corner of your eye you see someone looking at you and absolute pleasure is written all over the person’s face, and then you realize that you are not as revolting a presence as you think you are. And so, ordinarily, you are a nice person, an attractive person, a person capable of drawing to yourself the affection of other people, a person at home in your own skin: a person at home in your own house, with its nice backyard, at home on your street, your church, in community activities, your job, at home with your family, your relatives, your friends - you are a whole person."

- Jamaica Kincaid, A Small Place

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Got Mahogony-bluebirddocks (by john & triciaB)

Got Mahogony-bluebirddocks (by john & triciaB)

#I WANT THIS BOAT #please

"There are times when it will go so wrong that you will barely be alive, and times when you realise that being barely alive, on your own terms, is better than living a bloated half-life on someone else’s terms."

- Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

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"Even if you come home late and I’m already asleep, just whisper in my ear one little thought you had today. Because I love the way you look at the world. And I’m so happy I get to be next to you and look at the world through your eyes."

- Theodore Twombly, Her (2013)

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misshayworth5:

The Secret of True Love Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward

They met in 1953, were cast together in “The Long Hot Summer” in 1957, married in 1958, and remained blissfully happy together for 50 years, celebrating their golden anniversary just months before Paul’s death in 2008.

Paul Newman’s letter to his wife on his wedding day:

 “ Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens. A good marriage must be created. In the Art of Marriage, the little things are the big things. It is never being too old to hold hands. It is remembering to say ‘I love you’ at least once a day. It is never going to sleep angry. It is at no time taking the other for granted; the courtship should not end with the honeymoon; it should continue through all the years. It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives. It is standing together facing the world. It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family. It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy. It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways. It is not expecting the husband to wear a halo or the wife to have the wings of an angel. It is not looking for perfection in each other. It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humor. It is having the capacity to forgive and forget. It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow. It is finding rooms for things of the spirit. It is a common search for the good and the beautiful. It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal, dependence is mutual and obligation is reciprocal. It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.”

 Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

 Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

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"We can’t breathe in if we have not exhaled; we need to create the space."

- Radical Self Acceptance: a Buddhist guide to freeing yourself from shame, Tara Branch

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My Molly is fast asleep with her face in my shoe.

My Molly is fast asleep with her face in my shoe.

Thirty Umrigar, The World We Found

Thirty Umrigar, The World We Found

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