"I intend to leave this life so shattered there better be a thousand separate heavens for all my flying parts"
I am I am I am
I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart

Soo Sunny Park (b. Seoul, Korea) - Unwoven Light at Rice University’s Rice Gallery in Houston, Texas. Composed of 37 individual sculptural units, the installation uses iridescent plexi-glass embedded in pieces of a chain link fence to cast shimmering, colorful reflections across the spacious gallery. 

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Sometimes I’m terrified of my heart; of its constant hunger for whatever it is it wants. The way it stops and starts.

Edgar Allan Poe (via infinitives)

I hated knowing what I wanted and knowing what was right and knowing they weren’t the same thing.

Maggie Stiefvater, Forever (via larmoyante)

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

Arthur Ashe (via kugelmonkeyy)

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I think about you. But I don’t say it anymore.

Marguerite Duras, Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1959)

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Looking at my reflection too much.
Sitting in the back seat of the
car and gazing at myself
in the rear view mirror.
My dad tells me that I look fine
and to stop staring at myself
while he’s driving.

I reapply my lipstick, watch myself
do it in the black
screen of my iPhone.
Someone on this bus thinks I’m
the most conceited person who has
ever lived.

I bite my lips while my professor
is talking,
imagine giving him a handjob during
his office hours while he tells
me how pretty I am.
I’m in the reflection of his glasses,
of the laptop on his desk, of the
shiny gold band around his finger.
He’s not even looking.

A funhouse mirror.
My body a lava lamp of ugly shapes.
Everyone laughs at the one that
makes their stomachs stretch.
I laugh at the one that makes me
look like a lamp post.
The stranger next to me has hair
down to her hips and I can’t
see anything except for her earth body
and my little streetlight one.

We turn away from the
mirror and I snap back into
the globe of myself, thinking
‘Who could hold the whole world?
Who would even want to?’

I’d let her touch me, if she asked.
I’d live in the funhouse
if it meant I could be small
enough for her to wrap her arms

Her eyes, mirrors.
I’m a panoramic
in the gloss of them.

She’s looking right at me.

Caitlyn Siehl, Mirrors (via alonesomes)

tags → #poetry 

  1. You are stronger than you realise.
  2. You are crueller than you realise.
  3. The smallest words will break your heart.
  4. You will change. You’re not the same person you were three years ago. You’re not even the same person you were three minutes ago and that’s okay. Especially if you don’t like the person you were three minutes ago.
  5. People come and go. Some are cigarette breaks, others are forest fires.
  6. You won’t like your name until you hear someone say it in their sleep.
  7. You’ll forget your email password but ten years from now you’ll still remember the number of steps up to his flat.
  8. You don’t have to open the curtains if you don’t want to.
  9. Never stop yourself texting someone. If you love them at 4 a.m., tell them. If you still love them at 9.30 a.m., tell them again.
  10. Make sure you have a safe place. Whether it’s the kitchen floor or the Travel section of a bookshop, just make sure you have a safe place.
  11. You will be scared of all kinds of things, of spiders and clowns and eating alone, but your biggest fear will be that people will see you the way you see yourself.
  12. Sometimes, looking at someone will be like looking into the sun. Sometimes someone will look at you like you are the sun. Wait for it.
  13. You will learn how to sleep alone, how to avoid the cold corners but still fill a bed.
  14. Always be friends with the broken people. They know how to survive.
  15. You can love someone and hate them, all at once. You can miss them so much you ache but still ignore your phone when they call.
  16. You are good at something, whether it’s making someone laugh or remembering their birthday. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that these things don’t matter.
  17. You will always be hungry for love. Always. Even when someone is asleep next to you you’ll envy the pillow touching their cheek and the sheet hiding their skin.
  18. Loneliness is nothing to do with how many people are around you but how many of them understand you.
  19. People say I love you all the time. Even when they say, ‘Why didn’t you call me back?’ or ‘He’s an asshole.’ Make sure you’re listening.
  20. You will be okay.
  21. You will be okay.

21 things my father never told me  (via forlornes)

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I don’t feel strong anymore
I feel like falling to my knees.
Things aren’t the way they were before,
They’re not the way they’re supposed to be.

Atarah L. Poling (via observando)

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tags → #jp 

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Edvard Munch - “From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them, and that is eternity.”

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