Each of us needs something of an island in his life—if not an actual island, at least some place, or space in time, in which to be himself, free to cultivate his differences from others.John Keats, Of Time and an Island (via larmoyante) Dec 3, 2013
feeling very scholastic and enlightened..
Nov 20, 2013
I want to serve as a source of light. The sun nourishes a plant, but doesn’t control the direction in which it grows. Love is providing someone an environment to flourish and loving them through that growth.
Look who’s back from the dead.
That’s exactly how I’ve felt the past two weeks. Dead. Slammed with deadlines an unhealthy amount of unmotivation and an extreme case of the coming-of-winter blues, I find myself huddled in bed all day, ignoring all forms of responsibility. But sometimes the sun does creep slowly into my room, and I remember that I can always find a bit of warmth amidst all this cold. My time with D yesterday brought me warmth. The scattered every day texts that all of my best friends have been sending to cheer me up makes my chest fill to the brim with warmth. The fact that my mom is willing to commute an hour just to provide me a substantial meal makes me feel like there is no such thing to experience BUT warmth. And even right now, at this moment, staring at the swaying trees outside of my window with “A Lack of Color” humming in the background, I can get a little bit of warmth from acknowledging that I am lucky to even experience this melancholy weather at all.
I’m glad the heaviness is lifting and that I’m finally getting to a point where I can feel a little bit of “light” again.Nov 3, 2013
If you feel discouraged when there’s a lack of color here,Oct 31, 2013
Please don’t worry lover.. It’s really bursting at the seams,
From absorbing everything the spectrum’s A to Z.
We live in an age where we feel guilt whenever we have to cut someone off but the reality is that some relationships do need to die, some people do need to be unfollowed and defriended. We aren’t meant to be this tethered to the people in our past. The Internet mandates that we don’t burn bridges and keep everyone around like relics but those expectations are unrealistic and unhealthy. Simply put, we don’t need to know what everyone else is up to. We’re allowed to be choosy about who we surround ourselves with online and in real life, even if it might hurt people’s feelings.Ryan O’Connell, You Don’t Have To Be Friends With Everybody (via larmoyante) Oct 17, 2013
Yesterday started out really shitty. I skipped all of my classes and cried a whole bunch. But I am so thankful for the handful of people that I can call my friends. The only credit I can give for actually being able to get out of bed today is due to Megan and Vanessa. Being comforted over a 5 hour-long phone call.. being catered a home-cooked dinner after not being able to eat all day.. how can I not feel blessed? Forget all my emotional baggage; I’ve got my friends.Oct 16, 2013