“Maybe the first time you saw her you were ten. She was standing in the sun scratching her legs. Or tracing letters in the dirt with a stick. Her hair was being pulled. Or she was pulling someone’s hair. And a part of you was drawn to her, and a part of you resisted—wanting to ride off on your bicycle, kick a stone, remain uncomplicated. In the same breath you felt the strength of a man, and a self-pity that made you feel small and hurt. Part of you thought: Please don’t look at me. If you don’t, I can still turn away. And part of you thought: Look at me.”—Nicole Krauss; The History of Love (via 52hearts)
It’s not until someone close to you dies that you realize the fragility of life. Actually, I take that back. The person doesn’t actually have to be close to you at all. They could simply be a passing acquaintance who died too young. It could be an obituary that hits you a little too hard. Whatever the case, lets all remember the ever present factor of death in our lives and realize that we aren’t immortal. And neither are our parents, or our professors, or our best friends. Don’t take that lightly.
Though of course I feel it unfair that you left us so soon, I take comfort in the fact that you no longer have to deal with the hardships of this lifetime. Goodbye, Jack and Amy.
Pre-emptive: if Irene ends up fizzling out over the weekend, I don’t wanna hear that “they overhyped this shit hurricane!” from anyone. Because there’s nothing wrong with being prepared for a storm of this magnitude, and I’m sorry if you were inconvenienced because some people thought the a 510-miles-in-diameter storm was going to come and kick the Eastern Seaboard’s ass.
If a boy you are talking to on facebook gives you his number and says you can text him if you want to keep talking, what does that mean?!
I THINK it means that he wants to keep talking to you. Maybe he’s just worried because he’s afraid you don’t wanna keep talking to him. Make sense? But we have to assess the situation. A) Is he cute? B) Have y’all talked before? C) Do you wanna keep talking?
A)Yes, I think so. B) We talked at Open Rhodes, but this is the first time since then. C) Yes! I do, but I don’t want to seem annoying.
She’s got long blond brown hair and curves and when she walks into a room, men act like a literal bomb’s gone off. One time, our mom scolded me by asking, “You know how Tina Fey is beautiful when she’s Tina Fey and not as beautiful when she’s Liz Lemon? Why do you insist on Liz Lemon-ing yourself?” Direct quote.
“You didn’t love her. You just didn’t want to be alone. Or maybe, maybe she was just good for your ego. Or, or maybe she made you feel better about your miserable life, but you didn’t love her. Because you don’t destroy people you love.”—Callie Torres (via deep-city-lights, yunzi)
“I am appalled by what’s going on in the educational system in this country. To focus only on math and reading and to have rewards to schools based on scores, which unfortunately are changed because people from the top administrators down are too afraid of losing jobs or grants, is really very sad. The whole educational system has to be changed. We have to introduce the subjects that made a mind well-rounded, and if we do not emphasize the more creative aspects of being an educated human being this whole country is going to fail in time.”—