vulgivagus: I’ve been under water for too long and now my skin folded itself away from the air and crawled beneath its warmth in despair and told me in a slight tremble that if I dare to set a foot on the ground and surrender my weight to the gravity that pulled on my heart strings that I will surely fall and frail.
it is not love I am asking love comes from years of breathing skin to skin...– Mary Mackey, excerpt from The Kama Sutra of Kindness: Position No. 2
phederisurlesplaines: I had a shirt that I’ve worn on my back for so long until I forgotten it’s torn.
in this world love has no color— yet how deeply my body is stained by yours– Izumi Shikibu (via grammatolatry)
not at all, not at all.
I don’t think of you. I don’t see your palm lines in the way the roads cross and unravel with the streetlights and sidewalks. Your hip-bones, your collar-bones, every single bone in your body, I don’t see them in the curve and sway of the old oak trees we sat between. My fingers don’t quiver, my hands don’t shake, they don’t miss the way the pulse in your wrists ran up blue veins to jump onto the...
Promise Nothing Just do what you most enjoy doing. Hidden benefit: You will always over-deliver. Offer Nothing Just share what you have with those who express an interest in it. Hidden benefit: Takes the pressure off of wanting other people to see you as valuable or important. Expect Nothing Just enjoy what you already have. It’s plenty. Hidden benefit: You will realize how complete...
You know, they say that there is a part of the human chest that if you strike...– Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, excerpt from Not As Smart As I Think I Am