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put on my glasses and open your eyes

i am twentyseven. my love of learning will never be fully quenched. i am a sponge. at times i may be a walking contradiction. everyone i've cross paths with has shaped me.

Stars are not small or gentle.
They are writhing and dying and burning.
They are not here to be pretty.
I am trying to learn from them.

Caitlyn Siehl, “Sky Poem” (via chocolatefrogs)

from my book, which can be purchased here:
http://wordsdance.com/what-we-buried/

(via alonesomes)

(via loveyourchaos)

I’ve found that growing up means being honest. About what I want. What I need. What I feel. Who I am.

Epiphany. (via 1missedcallfrommom)

(via loveyourchaos)

I think it’s brave to try to be happy.

—Vivian, Pushing Daisies (via rauchwolken)

(Source: pushingdaisiesquotes, via eletheowl)

I know you’re not here, I can see it in your eyes when we talk. Where ever you are, come back soon.

—Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You (via loveless-people)

(via eletheowl)

If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy,
don’t hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty
of lives and whole towns destroyed or about
to be. We are not wise, and not very often
kind. And much can never be redeemed.
Still, life has some possibility left. Perhaps this
is its way of fighting back, that sometimes
something happens better than all the riches
or power in the world. It could be anything,
but very likely you notice it in the instant
when love begins. Anyway, that’s often the
case. Anyway, whatever it is, don’t be afraid
of its plenty. Joy is not made to be a crumb.

—Mary Oliver, from Don’t Hesitate (via violentwavesofemotion)

(via lajoiedevivre)

I’m only human.

aseaofquotes:

Elizabeth Bear, Range of Ghosts

This.

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Elizabeth Bear, Range of Ghosts

This.

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Lisa Kleypas, Sugar Daddy

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Lisa Kleypas, Sugar Daddy

Sometimes I remind myself that I almost skipped the party, that I almost went to a different college, that the whim of a minute could have changed everything and everyone. Our lives, so settled, so specific, are built on happenstance.

—Anna Quindlen, Every Last One   (via faithlefou)

(Source: simply-quotes, via anditslove)

Do you know what your problem is? You can’t live with the idea that someone might leave.

—― John Green (via psych-quotes)

It is so hard to open your world to let someone in knowing there is always the risk that they may leave. But it is a risk you have to try and take because in the end it could be worth it.

(via eletheowl)

Do you ever just want to sit next to someone and listen to everything they could possibly say about anything ever just because you like their face and their voice and their general existence?

—(via thereisaworldinsideofme)

(Source: psych-facts, via eletheowl)

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.

—Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter (via sloppyfirsts)

(Source: quotes-shape-us, via sloppyfirsts)

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Jeanne DuPrau, The City of Ember

This.

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Jeanne DuPrau, The City of Ember

This.

I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.

—Maya Angelou (via hqlines)

(via brokenmachine)

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