Never Quite Eden

Life doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful.
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  • “ She was a compulsive pessimist, always looking for the soft brown spot in the fruit, pressing so hard she created it. ”

    —    Amy Waldman, The Submission (via r-enatus)

    (Source: larmoyante, via langleav)

    Sitting on the floor, watching ‘Scandal’, drinking milk, and journaling. Listening to the rain while I try and download ‘Tarzan’ on really slow wifi. Slow because I’m also watching Netflix. Looking up a recipe for honey-mustard steak to make for dinner. Eagerly anticipating seeing my fiancé in an hour. 

    A boring, unremarkable, perfect evening. 

    “ i want to apologize to all the women i have called beautiful
    before i’ve called them intelligent or brave
    i am sorry i made it sound as though
    something as simple as what you’re born with
    is all you have to be proud of
    when you have broken mountains with your wit
    from now on i will say things like
    you are resilient, or you are extraordinary
    not because i don’t think you’re beautiful
    but because i need you to know
    you’re more than that ”

    —    rupi kaur  (via hislivingpoetry)

    (via praises)

    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 bound2014)

    (Source: ohthativy, via surreptit-t-tious)

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