Desiring another person is perhaps the most risky endeavor of all. As soon as you want somebody—really want him—it is as though you have taken a surgical needle and sutured your happiness to the skin of that person, so that any separation will now cause a lacerating injury.
I still love the people I’ve loved, even if I cross the street to avoid them.
To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
I realize there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go.
All you need now is to stand at the window and let your rhythmical sense open and shut, open and shut, boldly and freely, until one thing melts in another, until the taxis are dancing with the daffodils, until a whole has been made from all these separate fragments.
i was outside eating a cookie and a saw about 5 ants just roaming around on top of the steps and i noticed there was only one ant that wasn’t holding anything like the other 4 where holding dorito bits or something and the ant seemed sad it wasn’t even going in the same pace as the other ants so i put a cookie crumb next to him and he picked it up and started running as fast as the other ants and i think i made that little ants day
Anonymous asked: yo that date a girl who reads video is by a teacher who does poetry and i think it's really cool so it's a shame you don't like it because i think you're pretty cool too.
i don’t think it’s a shame i don’t like it
i think the “date a smart girl, date a girl who reads” rhetoric is idiotic and flawed no matter which direction it’s coming from
i think that viewing people on a sliding scale of worth and value based on perceived intelligence is a shitty and harmful way to navigate the world
at the very least i think that selecting women as potential partners based on a single generalized fetishized trait puts him in a very similar position to the “other guys” he opens the piece shaming
i don’t think it’s the end of the world but i certainly don’t think it’s great and progressive
responses like this make me so glad asks are rebloggable now